Alex Birch

Pitaka MagEZ Slider review – Multi-device charger and fidget spinner?

REVIEW – The Pitaka MagEZ Slider is a different take on the unified charger for the Apple device trifecta of iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch. There are a few unique features, some great design as well as some questionable ones. Let’s take this thing for a spin. What is it? The MagEZ Slider is a …

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Brydge Stone Pro TB4 dual display dock review – Great for Mac, Windows and Chrome OS

REVIEW – Have you dialed in your desk set up at home or work? It seems like I’m constantly fiddling with both of mine. Sometimes it’s because there’s something new to review, but usually it’s just trying to improve layout for how I’m working at a given time. One key ingredient since the introduction of …

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Nomad Base One MagSafe charger review – This premium wireless charger has a price to match

REVIEW – Are you seriously annoyed with cables? Does seeing the MagSafe animation on your iPhone secretly make you happy? Do you want a beautiful charger that looks just as at home on your desk as it does a marble countertop? If so, then Nomad’s Base One with MagSafe might be just what you’re looking …

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Azio Cascade Slim mechanical keyboard review

REVIEW – If you’re still using the keyboard that came with your desktop computer years ago or even something newer, you owe it to yourself to check out the world of mechanical keyboard options that now available. These are not the wired solutions from yesteryear. Case and point; Azio’s new Cascade Slim which can literally …

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Super73 expands their lineup with a Youth Series and very sleek C1X electric motorcycle

NEWS – Originally scheduled for CES earlier this year, SUPER73 held their 2022 launch event on March 15th in LA. They’re known for big tire, electric versions of the Taco Mini Bikes that seemed to be everywhere in California back in the ’60s and ’70s. Initially launched on Kickstarter, and constantly updating and improving, this …

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Aiper Seagull 3000 robot pool cleaner review – Kick back with a beverage while a robot cleans your pool

REVIEW – I recently moved and am now the proud owner of a home with my first pool. And as pretty as that pool is, the pump and heater were not long for this world. They gave up the ghost after about two months, but luckily a package an Aiper Seagull 3000 robot pool cleaner …

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Nomad Base Station Hub with Magnetic Alignment review – Magnets might just make everything better

REVIEW – Nomad has been making their Base Station product for a few years now. They’ve been able to stay true to a design theme while varying materials, footprint and Apple Watch compatibility. Magnetic alignment is the addition this time around and while that may seem minor or trivial, it makes a pretty big difference …

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STM Goods MagArm review – Now your iPhone can hang out with your MacBook

REVIEW – If you’ve been looking for a non-permanent way to mount your iPhone on your MacBook then STM Goods may have exactly what you’re looking for. The STM Goods MagArm angles your phone so it will be almost impossible to miss incoming alerts and meeting reminders. Or, maybe like my kids, you have a …

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Blincclip and Blincc Hex bicycle reflector review – Innovative use of motion to improve visibility

REVIEW – Blincc is based in Singapore and focuses on cycling safety. They originally launched on Kickstarter and currently have two products in their line; the Blincclip and the Blincc Hex. Both are hyper functional reflectors, but have different applications. What is it? Both of Blincc’s products are reflectors for bicycles. Blincclip is designed to …

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Bellroy Mod Phone Case + Wallet for iPhone 13 Pro review – A stylish combo you will actually want to use

REVIEW –  Bellroy has always been a leather wallet company in my head. It’s clear they have branched out over the years into bags, gadget organization and other accessories, and meanwhile have continued to excel at wallets. When Apple introduced MagSafe and their compatible wallet, I was immediately interested and subsequently let down at the …

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Creality Ender 7 3D Printer review – Faster, high quality prints await behind a learning curve

REVIEW – I’ve been working with 3D prints in and around creating consumer products for a very long time. They’ve been invaluable in development, realization of ergonomic and manufacturing issues and just getting something in your hands where everyone can see and hold the same thing in order to facilitate good decision making. But, confession …

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X-Sense Smart Video Doorbell and XC01-WR Carbon Monoxide Detector review – Smarts for your smart home?

REVIEW – The term ‘Smart Home’ is a bit of a loaded catch-all. Whether it’s an alarm system, connected audio or controllable lights, if the products don’t fit into how you use your home, it may not make life easier which doesn’t sound all that smart. X-Sense sent out their Smart Video Doorbell and their …

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Rokform Rugged iPhone 13 Pro case review – Making a strong case for magnets

REVIEW – There are lots of so-called “Rugged” cases out there available for a variety of phones. Rokform has been making them for a long time and simply put, they make them differently. I got the chance to put the aptly named Rugged Case for iPhone 13 Pro into regular rotation and find out what …

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Nomad Modern Leather Cases and Skins, Sport Case and Screen Protectors for iPhone 13 Pro review – Solutions to keep your phone safe and looking good

REVIEW – In case it wasn’t obvious from the photo above, Nomad makes a bunch of cool solutions for iPhone 13 Pro. Pretty much every recent iPhone in fact, but we’re going to focus on those for iPhone 13 Pro for this review. We’ll be taking a closer look at the Modern Leather Case, the …

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Lifeproof See Case with MagSafe for iPhone 13 Pro review – Clean lines, slim fit and fun colors make for a great case

REVIEW – I have to admit that LifeProof has a pretty killer brand name as long as they can continue to keep making products that live up to the name and protect devices as well as they do. This time around we’re taking a look at their See case with MagSafe for iPhone 13 Pro. …

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