Bellroy Classic Plus Backpack review

REVIEW – That’s how I would describe the new Bellroy Classic Plus Backpack. After a month of testing, it just might be my favorite bag design of the year. To the review! What is it? It’s a 22-liter all-around backpack with a separate compartment for a 15” laptop designed for work, school, travel and play. Hardware …

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Always know which glass is yours with these Swarovski crystal charms

NEWS – I’ve seen wine glass charms for years now.  They usually fit around the stem of wine glasses to quickly identify which glass belongs to whom with their unique designs or colors.  But these days, I see a lot of stemless wine glasses, and most other styles of barware have never had stems.  How …

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Walk more upright with the Campbell Posture Cane

NEWS – A couple of years ago, I underwent two total knee replacements in a four month period.  During each recovery, I first used a walker for a couple of weeks, then I switched to a cane for longer-term use.  The cane provided me with some extra stability as I walked, especially when going up …

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Tactical Emergency Flashlight Kit Escape Tool review

REVIEW – In my world, the answer to the question “Do I need another flashlight?” is always the same: YES! The MeetIdea Tactical Emergency Flashlight Kit Escape Tool is definitely a welcome addition to my collection. I have flashlights everywhere – in the Jeep, in the truck, in my photography bag, and all over the …

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Add a shelf to your wall’s power outlets

NEWS – The power outlets in both of our bathrooms are by the door, and they are too far away from the sink counter for me to use the outlets with my electric toothbrush.  I’ve been looking for a wall shelf, but I really don’t want to start screwing shelves into my ceramic tile walls. …

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Peak Designs backpack, GRID wallet, Black & Decker blender, and more – Weekly roundup

NEWS – It’s time to check out a comprehensive list of everything we posted this week from articles to reviews and news on all of your favorite gadget topics. Articles The Samsung Galaxy S10: what we think we know My fab five cases for the new iPhone Xs Max Reviews Brydge 12.9 Series II Bluetooth …

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Brydge 12.9 Series II Bluetooth iPad Pro keyboard review

REVIEW – When I got a 12.9 in. IPad pro, I had already purchased a case for it. I’m that paranoid of dropping and ruining any iDevice I buy. The case I bought was the Speck Stylefolio Pencil Case—a great case that does not include a keyboard. I’ve never been thrilled with the choice of …

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Protect your personal items in a portable travel safe

NEWS – Where do you keep your keys and wallet while you’re on the beach?  Under your towel or stuffed up under your chair isn’t safe, because they could be quickly grabbed by someone walking by if you’re distracted.  It’s better to put your stuff in a FlexSafe portable travel safe.  Attach the FlexSafe to …

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MK Controls Lightning Bug review

REVIEW – As a photographer, I like to shoot all types of photos. Recently, I have been shooting waterdrop photography, with a device that functions in many modes including being triggered by sound and light to be able to photograph other events. Another type of event I would like to shoot is lightning strikes, and while …

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The Trident Odyssey Valet is a luxury charging pedestal for Apple Watch

NEWS – Although the Trident Odyssey Valet looks like a protective display case for the Apple Watch, it’s more than that.  The clear plastic top does keep dust off your Watch, but the base is a charging stand.  And it’s powered by an internal battery to keep your Watch charged even when you’re away from …

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Bestek 3-Outlet Vertical Cube Mountable Power Strip

REVIEW – Let’s have a real talk for a minute. Your house or office is full of electronics, and you know that the old clunky power strip you bought 10 years ago is getting a little… dated. It’s time for an upgrade! Today we’re reviewing a charger from Bestek that combines modern features with excellent …

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KUWOW backpack, Pitaka MagDock, Camper Hooded Jacket, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

NEWS – This week we are bringing you info about six different crowdfunding campaigns that are currently running on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. This week’s campaigns are for people who like to want a good night’s sleep, gear bags, travel gear, and more. KUWOW 2.0 – The Versatile Anti-theft Backpack What is it? The KUWOW is …

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