Reviews

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Although I'm not the resident audiophile on the team, that role goes to Bill Henderson, I do love listening to music and am always looking for headphones that sound great and are comfortable to wear for an extended period of time. I don't think that shouldn't too be much to ask for, but it really [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
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After several days of using my Apple Watch Sport, I still haven't tried out everything it offers.  For example, I still haven't tried using it for music, because I don't typically carry music on my iPhone and use an iPod nano instead.  I have tried out a lot of things, and I have discovered that [...]

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Posted in: Featured Items, Reviews, Watches, Clocks
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I've had my eye on something like this for a long time:  A self-contained camera hidden in plain sight that doesn't require any fancy installation.  The Zone Shield AC Adaptor HD DVR is disguised as an ordinary "wall wart" power adapter.  Just plug it in and go!  Let's see how well it works. I'll get [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Home, Kitchen, Reviews
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Samsung's latest Android smartphones include the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge. Both of these phones are essentially the same except that the S6 edge has a display with curved edges and the S6 does not. The curved display isn't a new feature though, it was first introduced with the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge which I [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Featured Items, Reviews
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Every time I write about Reid Heath Acoustic’s (RHA) in-ear headphones, it’s always about their “next big thing.” Each model seems to trump the previous one in interesting ways. Nice to see that nothing’s changed with RHA. Their new flagship earphone, the T10i (the i denotes a mic) certainly trumps everything before it. But this [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
roamwild surround pillow-02

I do not like those inflatable neck pillows I see other use when traveling by plane.  To me, they look ridiculous and they're about as comfortable as sleeping on an air mattress (not comfortable).  I thought I'd give the Roamwild Surround Travel Pillow a try.  Would this be a step up? Side pillows?  This is [...]

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Posted in: Reviews, Travel Gear
Runtastic-Libra-1

I've been using a Tanita BC554 Ironman InnerScan Body Composition scale for over a decade and love it. It has been my accountability partner in trying to stay healthy. The only thing I have longed for is either a WiFi or Bluetooth feature that would automatically sync all the data to an app to keep [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, Home, Kitchen, Reviews
ibattz-batterycase-8

When I was making my choice between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, my major concerns were battery life and portability. In the end, portability won out. When I visit my in-laws, the battery drains quickly due to spotty cell reception, so I always carry a portable battery on trips. I love the idea [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
QuiqLiteX-2

Having spent my early adult years in the law enforcement field, I have a fondness for gadgets that are designed to help law enforcement and first responders. I am especially impressed if that device can be carried over to military and civilian applications. That is why I was excited to get the chance to review [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Reviews
timeswirl

Are you curious how products continue to preform weeks, months and even years after we've posted our reviews? This week Bill Henderson and I have a five review updates to share. Click through to see a list of updated reviews and then scroll to the bottom of each of the listed reviews to read our latest [...]

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Renny Home - 07

What do you imagine a “smartphone hub” for your home would do? For some reason, I thought it would integrate my smartphone and landline in some way to make it easier to use both throughout my house. I was pretty excited about that concept when I asked to review the Renny Home product. Let me [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Home, Kitchen, Reviews
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I only use in-ear headphones when exercising and have used a cheap wired Philips set (SHQ3200) for years, but now I think it's time for a Bluetooth set. I recently reviewed an iClever IC-BTH01 Bluetooth Stereo Headset and thought it was a decent pair but lacked the strong bass I like when working out. Since I [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
UrbanRogue10

Protecting the slabs of glass we carry around has become a focus of concern for the modern Gadgeteer. We have these devices - tablets, phones, phablets, whatever - and they only want to succumb to gravity and destroy themselves in a crash of broken glass and shattered dreams. So we find cases to protect these [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
withings-home-2

Julie and I have reviewed many Withings living-well products over the years, primarily smart-scales and activity trackers up to this point. Though in the past year, they have expanded their line-up to include baby, sleep, heart, and home products as well. In this case, Withings sent us several of their new high definition surveillance cameras to [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Home, Kitchen, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews

Henty Tube Backpack Review

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Those that have read my previous bag posts will realize that my main love of bags centres around messenger style bags.  That was until I started bike riding.  While a messenger is fine for short-haul commutes, for me they're not stable or ergonomic enough for much longer rides.  As my fitness increases I find myself [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
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I loved the idea of the Apple Watch, and I really wanted one.  But this summer we're doing some upgrades to our kitchen, and I felt I should just skip the Watch this year.  Pre-order day came and went without me placing an order, but I broke down and placed an order for the 38mm [...]

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Posted in: Featured Items, Reviews, Watches, Clocks
google-nexus-5

I've been looking forward to trying the Google Nexus 6 since it was first announced late last year. Sadly for me, I had to wait several months before this device became available through Verizon. I'm not sure why there was such a long delay, but now that I've had one for two weeks, it's time to let you [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Featured Items, Reviews
timeswirl

Click through to see a list of this week's updated reviews and then scroll to the bottom of each of the listed reviews to read the latest update. Philips compact fluorescent bulbs with built-in photocell automatically turn on your porch lights by Janet Cloninger Serene Innovations TV SoundBox Wireless TV Speaker (Model TV-SB) review by [...]

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TrackR Bravo review

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is all the rage right now. Adding smart tech to an old piece of tech or something non-tech like a set of keys or a piece of luggage, however, can be a problem. Several companies have recently entered small tags that can be stuck on or clipped to one of [...]

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Posted in: GPS, Pocket Gear, Reviews
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Whether you call it the IOT (Internet of Things), being plugged in, or something else, I really enjoy using connected devices. Some people will say, who needs a thermometer that saves your readings or a fitness tracker that tells you how many steps you've walked each day. I say why not! I don't have the world's [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Home, Kitchen, Reviews