Alex Birch

ZyberVR Accessories review – Keep Meta Quest 2 charged and get more VR time

REVIEW – Have you ever been in the middle of an epic VR session and had your session rudely interrupted by a dead battery? The only thing worse is being excited to get in there and have the system dead before you can begin. Super frustrating to be sure. Today we have two accessories from …

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Vokboard Riot Electric Skateboard review – Instant fun and big grins

REVIEW – I grew up skateboarding and loved bombing down hills. Stopping was accomplished by… dragging one foot as a brake, a power slide (if you could control it), running off the front (trying to keep your feet under yourself), or unceremoniously hitting a small stone or crack and having the ground come up at …

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Swytch Electric Bike Conversion Kit review – The best e-bike is the one you already have (with this kit!)

REVIEW – I previously reviewed a bike conversion kit from Swytch late in 2019. It was a well-thought-through system that converted your existing bicycle into a pedal-assist e-bike. I was very impressed at the time and so three years later when they announced a new and updated version, I was keen to find out exactly …

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Zens Dual+Watch Aluminum Wireless Charger review – A near perfect solution if you have the right phone case

REVIEW – Are you still charging your on-person devices with individual cables? I hope not as there are a lot of multiple device options out there to solve that exact problem. If you’ve got a recent phone, an Apple Watch and some wireless charging earbuds then Zens has a solution right up your alley. I’ve …

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Aiper Seagull SE cordless robotic pool cleaner review – An affordable, easy-to-use pool cleaning robot

REVIEW – The maintenance of a pool and its equipment is the key to avoiding costly and unnecessary expenses. I’m now a year into owning my first pool and still learning, but I can say that robot vacuums can absolutely lighten the lift. Aiper recently sent their newest Seagull SE to review and there’s a …

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Tempo Fitness introduces One-on-One Fitness Coaching plus holiday savings throughout November

NEWS – Hey Gadgeteers! Holidays are fast approaching, so you may be looking for gift ideas, or possibly even planning ahead for some new year resolutions to finally get in shape. Heck, you might even be looking for a gift idea to help get a friend or family member in shape. Well here’s an option …

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Xreart Framed iPhone Kits review – Recycled DIY tech art

REVIEW – Ever see those “deconstructed” phone frames on social media feeds, and think “oh wow I had one of those!” Recently, Alex Birch and Andy Chen got a chance to create some phone art of their own thanks to the Xreart Deconstructed tech artwork series. Alex got an Original iPhone, and Andy got the …

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xTool D1 Pro Laser Engraving and Cutting Machine review – Shiny, red, powerful and… it has a laser!

REVIEW – The maker space is filled with a lot of cool equipment, but seeing the word laser in a product name just sounds awesome. The first laser products I ever saw in person were large machines the size of pool tables that felt very intimidating. The D1 Pro from xTool is a very different …

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Mechkeys JAMESDONKEY RS2 Mechanical Keyboard review – A solid retro keyboard for Windows (and Mac, if…)

REVIEW – Has the mechanical keyboard bug bitten you yet? They’re absolutely worth a try if you haven’t. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I like typing on them. The latest one in for review is the Mechkeys JAMESDONKEY RS2 mechanical keyboard. It’s a 99 key mechanical affair, with old school shape and color, …

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Stashers Modular Insulated Hike & Bike Adventure Bags review – EDC-C? (Every Day Cold Carry?)

REVIEW – Headed over to a friend’s house and want to bring a few cold drinks along? Oh, you’re thinking of riding your bicycle there or maybe even walking? That takes the typical cooler out of play. What if I told you that there’s a solution that’s bike and/or hike-friendly and doesn’t take up much …

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Gigalumi Solar Bronze Finished Garden Lights review – Light your way with the power of the sun!

REVIEW – We moved into a new home almost a year ago and a good chunk of the wired landscape lighting no longer functioned. It was a combination of transformers, broken or rotted wiring, and general disrepair. As a result, I was already looking into some solar lighting when the opportunity came up to review …

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Moon Fab MoonShade review – A car camping canopy all cars should carry

REVIEW – Sometimes you come across a product that just instills the desire to get out and use it. MoonShade from Moon Fabrications is one of those products. All packed up it’s just over 2ft long, 6″ in diameter and 8lbs, it’s small enough to just leave in your car should the urge to drive …

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Benks Grand Pro Headphone Stand review – Hang your headphones while you charge your phone

REVIEW – There’s no shortage of headphone stands out there, but if you want to support the entire headband length of your AirPod Max headphones, I haven’t seen any that do that as well as the Grand Pro Headphone Stand from Benks. It’s not the stand’s only feature either, so dive into the review with …

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Tempo Move home gym review – Dedicated exercise room not required

REVIEW – It would be quite understandable if the phrase “home gym” brought to mind images of equipment that needs it’s own room. Treadmills, exercise bikes and weight sets don’t exactly play nice with clean living rooms aesthetics. Tempo realized this and set out to build a solution that arguably looks out of place in …

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Fanttik X8 Air Inflator review – Palm-sized powered pump packs a punch

REVIEW – Tires and other inflatables will lose air over time. It’s an unfortunate fact that we all have to deal with. Car tires may respond to weather changes, balls lose their bounce and pool floats go limp. You likely have a bicycle floor pump or maybe a foot pump in the garage and remarkably …

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