Alex Birch

Jackyled Wide-Spaced Power Strip review

REVIEW – Do you have enough power strips? I’m almost always going to say no. There are just so many things to connect, and charge, and extend for the right placement. Over here in the Bay Area we’ve been dealing with PG&E’s rolling, planned power outages due to the overwhelming wildfires this year. The Wide-Spaced …

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Real Graphene G-Lite Series 5,000 mAh 60W Power Bank review

REVIEW – Still thinking all power banks are the same. I can’t say that beyond the adage “the best powerbank is the one you have with you” I haven’t also found most of them to be pretty darn similar other than form and maybe a unique feature. Well, Real Graphene’s new G-Lite 60 Power Bank …

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Aukey Graphite Trio Wireless Fast Charger review – All aboard!

REVIEW – There’s a few key places around the house where it’s super handy to be able to charge your devices. Aside from the bedside table where charging (especially an Apple Watch) is a requirement for me, there are definitely other places you may want to charge up. The living room is one of those …

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Fender Play review and a Player Series Firemist Gold Mustang® too!

REVIEW – What’s something on your bucket list that you can tackle without traveling? What’s that? You said you’d learn to play guitar, bass or ukulele? Well, Fender’s Play app can help you cross that one off in whatever time increments you can devote. Fender was gracious enough to not only give us access to …

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Skydio 2™ – The gadget I’ve wanted for over 20 years

NEWS – In the mid-to-late ’90s I was snowboarding every day and when I wasn’t riding or watching snowboard videos on VHS, I was filming my own videos with my buddy Chris and anyone else that would participate. We wanted a tiny video camera mounted to an RC helicopter that would film for us and …

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Hyppr Sonic 100w 2-Port PD 3.0 GaN Wall Charger review – One charger to rule them all?

REVIEW – Why would you want to carry around the big charger that arrived in the box with your laptop when there’s a smaller, lighter, faster option that has an extra port for charging something else? I don’t know either. Let’s look at the Hyppr Sonic 100w GaN charger and see if it stacks up …

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EZCast Beam V3 Projector review – Magic in a box?

REVIEW – Projectors have always seemed magical to me. Maybe it’s the size of the image, or hanging the bedsheet at a sleepover for a late night viewing. Classrooms were always set up to cover windows and dim the lights, whereas getting a projector set up at home always tended to bring out the flaws …

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Look Optic Blue-Light Glasses review – Fear not the fine print

REVIEW – As someone who is just about to hit the half century mark, I started needing reading glasses over the last couple years. I’ve been near-sighted since 3rd grade and have worn a combination of glasses and contacts ever since. Prior to all this work-from-home business, I would wear contacts every day, relegating my …

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