Alex Birch

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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Trifo Ollie robot vacuum review – Designed especially for pet owners

REVIEW – Think all robot vacs are the same? They certainly all seem round. Trifo’s Ollie fits that mold but had a few surprises for me through the test period, and it’s been reliable enough that it’s definitely worth a look if you’re thinking a robot vac is in your future. What is it? The …

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Morphée sleep aid device review – Your keys to sleep and relaxation

REVIEW – Is good sleep evading you? Or maybe you wish it was easier to tune out with a meditation session? Sure, there are apps with soothing sounds and coaching, but the screen attached to the device needed to select and run those apps is kinda defeating the purpose. Morphée has a very different approach …

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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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