Reviews

iCleverAppleWatchStand - 13

The Apple Watch, like most of the company's earlier products, has begun to spawn a cottage industry of paraphernalia: mostly stands, cases, and  watch bands. Since the size of the charger is the same for both the 42 mm and 38 mm models, and only slightly thicker for the plastic charger versus the stainless steel [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews, Watches, Clocks
beta-pen-5

How would you like to own a writing instrument that never needed an ink refill or never needed its point sharpened? The Beta,Pen from German design company Axel Weinbrecht Design is such a writing implement. DadsGifts sent me one to try, so let's see if it's a novelty or a useful pen/pencil for your gear [...]

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Posted in: Paper and Pens, Reviews
basics-notebook-1

If your idea of a perfect notebook is a combination of a day planner and a journal, you will want to take a look at the BASICS Notebook Kickstarter campaign. The campaign ends on 08/29/2015, but has already greatly surpassed their original funding goal of $10,000. They sent me a prototype of their BASICS Notebook [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews
HuahamEarbuds - 2

Earbuds are, for most folks, a commodity item. We find them in bargain bins, as freebies with most hardware, offered for free on some flights, and, I'm sure, probably in cereal boxes. I much prefer full over-the-ear cans personally, but when I'm traveling or walking, I am not a fan of the weight and heat [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
koomus-roadpro-1

  There are a variety of device mounting solutions for vehicles including dash mounts, cup holder mounts, vent mounts, windshield mounts and more. I'm really picky when it comes to which ones I want to use in my car, because I will not use adhesives, I don't want to drill holes, I'm not a fan [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
code-quill-1

I have an addiction to notebooks that surpasses my ability to fill them. There is something irresistible about a brand new notebook, especially ones that I've never tried before. When the folks at Code&Quill asked if I would like to take a look at their Traveler and Origin notebooks, a little voice in my ear [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews
solpro-helios-1

One of the more common challenges a gadget junkie faces is the constant demands on power. Who among us hasn't found themselves running low on juice with nary a power source in sight? Sure that giant yellow orb in the sky is a constant source of power, but it's not easily accessible. The good people [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
polaroid-zip-8

I take more pictures with my smartphone than I make calls with it. I rarely take a stand alone camera with me on vacations, parties or family events. The majority of the pictures I take stay on my phone and don't get shared with friends or family. Sure, I can go home and print the [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
20150704_175202

As I'm sure I've stated before, I'm a pretty huge fan of the Internet of Things and smart home technology; however, my number one priority in life is keeping my family safe. Fortunately for me, I get to combine these two things by using home security cameras. I currently own two Foscam's, but they aren't [...]

5 comments
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
iclever-ic-bth01-2

I'm on the hunt for a comfortable, good sounding Bluetooth headset with long battery life that will allow me to enjoy music while also letting me answer incoming calls. You wouldn't think it would be too difficult to find a headset that ticks all those boxes, but it always seems like there's one feature that doesn't [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
timeswirl

What happens after we review a product? Do we shove it in a drawer never to be used again? Do we continue using it long after we've posted our review? Our regular review updates will answer those questions. Check out this week's updates after the jump. Plantronics BackBeat FIT headphones review by Raul Sanchez Incase [...]

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Posted in: Reviews
sumo-sultan-1

You may be wondering what a bean bag chair has to do with gadgets, but if you look back on the years, we've reviewed a few here. The first thing I think of when I think of a bean bag chair is something that belongs in a game room, is small, and has lots of [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
Thermacell-Mosquito-Repellent-1

When you are concerned with mosquito-borne illnesses like the West Nile virus present here in Texas, finding effective ways to repel mosquitoes in addition to the standard repellent sprays (containing DEET) is of great importance. The Thermacell Mosquito Repellent appliance is an outdoor device used to repel mosquitos within a 15' x 15' area. I found [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
House-of-Marley-XLBT-Liberate-Bluetooth-Headphones-1

I consider myself an average person with an average budget for headphones (around $60 or less) and I've been fairly happy with my purchases. I've shied away from trying out more expensive ones in the stores because I haven't been prepared to spend premium dollars on them and I didn't want to spoil my blissful [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
adata-pv110-1

It's been a running joke with my friends that I am always going on a trip. My latest trip took me cross country as a passenger in a car, where my phone was very much needed for GPS, music, and entertainment. Most the time, my phone dies with my constant usage on trips, so I [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
Fenix FlipWrite-1

Can you believe that it has been 5 years since the first iPad was released to the public? I myself have been using one for several years now and would be lost without it. When I bought my iPad I did so with the intention of replacing a laptop for work, and while earlier versions [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
TruVirtuCandC - 3

I can't wait until all transactions are private, digital and use whichever device you happen to have with you. I've carried a wallet for years, and it sometimes becomes the "George Castanza" wallet of Seinfeld fame, where one more piece of paper will cause it to explode. With that in mind, when Julie offered the team [...]

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Posted in: Reviews, Wallets
spigen-apple-watch-charging-stand-1

I found the Spigen Apple Watch Charging Stand while I was digging around on Amazon for Apple Watch accessories.  Before I found this charging stand, my Watch had just been laying on my nightstand to charge at night, and I had accidentally knocked it off a couple of times because I wasn't used to the [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews, Watches, Clocks
aervana-1

My wife and her 'wine club' meet most Friday evenings to relax and enjoy a bottle or two of some new wine they have discovered. They have done this for years. So when Julie has some new wine gadget that looks like it has the potential to be fun for me and the Club, I [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
jille-backpack-1

A few weeks ago, I went on an exciting road trip cross country to move my sister from Nebraska to Washington. I had to fly back and then ride with her and my mother in a full car, and I knew I could not bring a big backpack full of stuff like I normally do, [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, Laptops and Gear, Reviews