The Gadgeteer team’s top 5 review items that we’d buy again (Part 2)

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TEAM ARTICLE – Here is part 2 of our on-going series that will answer the question: do you ever wonder about all the products that we review here on The Gadgeteer and which gadgets we enjoy using so much that we would spend our hard-earned money to replace them? Be sure to also check out part 1 and part 3.

Steve Holt

The best Bluetooth headphones I have ever owned.  Comfortable.  Awesome sound. Ambient Mode.  Automatic play/pause when you remove them.
Buy now: $139.99 on Amazon
This gadget has changed our life at home.  We never knew how much we needed a robot vacuum till DEENKEE.  If this one broke and I couldn’t get this model anymore, we would get another one.  We are now raving fans of this kind of gadget!
Buy now: $152.99 on Amazon
The smooth leather.  The endless pockets and places to store things.  The gorgeous look.  I have used this briefcase constantly since I got it.  In fact, I don’t use any other briefcase now.
Buy Now: from Leacarve
I can’t live without my Keysmart Pro.  Simple slim design, built-in flashlight, built-in Tile. What’s not to love?
Buy now: MSRP is $59.99 but on Amazon for less
I haven’t reviewed this specific Plantronics Voyager, but I reviewed my first one for the Gadgeteer way back in 2011. I have tried others.  And I don’t think I’ll ever use another one because Plantronics has sold me on their quality, customer service, and price.  Whenever my Plantronics Voyager dies (I use it every day, all day) I get the newest model.

James Garris

Godbole Classic wallet
This wallet instantly became my everyday carry wallet.  It looks and feels like a high-quality product, holds plenty of cards and cash, and is the perfect size for my pants pocket.  I expect to be using this wallet for the next 5 years, if not longer.
Buy now from Godbole

Tonor T20 microphone arm stand
This mic stand immediately solved an audio problem that I had by moving my Yeti from the desk up into the air.  While there are a lot of mic stands on the market, I especially like that Tonor’s has 3 steel rods instead of the usual 2 that other stands have, which makes it super steady, and that it can rotate left and right, making it easy to move out of the way.  I use this stand every time that I game online.
Buy now: MSRP is $39.99 but on Amazon for less

Humixx tablet stand
This was one of the first gadgets that I reviewed, and it remains the one that my family uses the most.  Every day someone uses this to prop up their iPad while cooking or cleaning in the kitchen or while eating at the kitchen table.  Though it was only $20 at the time of the review, it has remained in perfect working condition.

 Eve Water Guard leak detector
If you read the update to my review, you know that Eve’s Water Guard saved us from a potential disaster that easily could have cost thousands of dollars to repair not to mention months of headaches.  I love this product so much that I bought 3 more of them and will be giving them out to my family as Christmas presents this year.  Shhh!  Don’t tell them; it’s supposed to be a surprise.
Buy now: MSRP is $79.95 but on Amazon for less

Glorious Model D mouse
This is the most comfortable mouse that I’ve ever used.  While it was too fast for me while gaming—that’s the intended purpose of this mouse—it’s the perfect mouse for work and personal use.  I have it connected to my work MacBookPro and my personal Mac mini, and I use it for hours everyday programming, writing, editing pictures, and so on.  I love it.
Buy now: MSRP is $84.99 but on Amazon for less

Julian Perry

Turboant X7 Pro folding electric scooter
This scooter is well built, fast, and provides a really nice ride. It is capable of handling local short trips for an entire day.
Buy now: $449.98 from Turboant.com

BenQ HT2550 4K UHD HDR Home Theater Projector
This projector continues to perform well and provides a great picture. Its versatile connectivity is great and its overall quality is top-notch.
Buy newer model for $1499.99 from Amazon

So far this mini PC has been a great addition to my podcast workflow and has proven to be more capable than I would have imagined. While I have not had it for a long time, it continues to impress.

Creality CR-10 V2 3D Printer
Once I purchased my first 3D printer a couple of years ago, I have been hooked on 3D printing. After trying a couple of brands I quickly frond Creality 3D printers to be the best bang for the buck. This 3D printer continues to produce very nice prints and without much headache.
Check Creality’s Amazon store for pricing and models

Godox AD200 Pro Pocket Flash
The Godox AD200 Pro is by far my favorite off-camera flash both for indoor and outdoor shoots. It is well built, versatile, truly portable with its removable and rechargeable battery, and is very reliable.

Garry Kolb

Skylum Software Luminar
As a fairly avid photographer, I use Luminar all the time to correct and enhance my photographs. Its artificial intelligence engine makes short work of complex edits. I have already paid to upgrade from the 3.1.0 version I reviewed to their 4.0 version.
Buy latest version now for $67 direct from Skylum

As an aging retired person that is still physically active, I am sore, a lot.  The Theragun G3Pro does an incredible job both waking up muscles before exercise and relaxing them after the fact.  I was skeptical before reviewing this but this is one of my most-used review items ever.
Buy now: $599.99 from Best Buy
This one is a three-fer.  I’ve used several robot vacuums, but the T8 AIVI is by far the best I’ve used.  Adding in the OZMO Pro electrically oscillating mop attachment and the auto empty station so I don’t have to empty the vac and it is truly a terrific home cleaning toolset.
Buy now: $799.99 from Amazon
Even though we’re retired, we still cook a fair amount at home, and yes, reheating counts as cooking!  We use this multi-function oven darn near every day for toasting, baking, air frying, reheating, and so on and get consistently great results.
Buy now: $129.99 from Target
I liked the Yardian smart sprinkler controller so much that I jumped at the opportunity to review the Yardian Pro.  Having my local weather data from my backyard weather station control when and how much watering is happening helps me reduce water use and save money as well as the environment. Set and forget and Yardian manages it all based on the local weather – perfect.
Buy now: $149.99 from Amazon

Matt Sailors

The Free P2 is a great all-around multi-tool. The one-handed opening is very convenient, and I really like that Leatherman ditched the liner lock on the blade.
Buy now: $119.95 from Amazon
I’ve moved almost entirely to NATO-style straps because of the security they offer (if one spring-bar fails, the whole watch doesn’t drop off). The BluShark straps come in a variety of colors, patterns, and sizes and have held up very well. BluShark straps are a bit dressier than other NATO-style straps.
The PyroVault has proven itself on countless weekend get-aways and as an EDC tool. It helps preserve lighter fluid by reducing evaporation and soaks up knocks and bangs better than my metal Zippo lighter shells. Not only would I replace it if lost, I’ve purchased several additional ones for personal use and as gifts.
Buy now: $29.99 on Amazon

Atwood Rope MFG Tactical Rope Dispenser in Flat Dark Earth

While I didn’t write a review of this one, I own several and swear by them for the ease of use and ability to keep paracord and microcord organized and easily accessible.
Buy now: $17-$20 on Amazon
I use this system every day to charge my iPhone 11ProMax and my Corsair DarkCore RGB mouse. I pull the powerbank off of the charging base and charge my mouse while simultaneously using the charging base to powerup my phone.
Also please be sure to check out part 1 and part 3 of this series.
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