Alex Birch

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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Catalyst Vibe iPhone 13 Pro case review – A compelling case for trying something new

REVIEW – When you kick down for a new phone it can be mighty tempting just to get the new version of whatever case you were running before. That’s all well and good, but you might be missing out by not trying something new. I’ve been on the yearly upgrade cycle for a while now …

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Satechi Quatro Wireless Power Bank review – One to carry, four ways to charge

REVIEW – What’s your travel kit look like? Is it a rat’s nest of all the different cables and adapters you need or have you found that magic solution we’re all looking for? Satechi might just have a contender here depending on what you’re looking for. Battery? Check. USB-C and USB-A? Check. Qi wireless? Check. …

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Epson Workforce Pro WF-7310 printer review – A very capable wireless-wide format printer

REVIEW – Sometimes it seems like printing has gone the way of the CD for software installation. However, depending on your line of work or need to print, physically sign and mail documents for antiquated processes still used in real estate and other industries, having a dependable printer can be anything from a life saver …

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Keychron Q1 review – A stunning QMK Custom Mechanical Keyboard

REVIEW – My son and I discovered Keychron about a year ago. We’re both Mac users and were looking to see what all the fuss was about with mechanical keyboards. We bought him the K1 model (104 key with brown Gateron switches) and were almost immediately obsessed. I picked up a K1 and then a …

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YHE BP Doctor Pro Smartwatch review – it’s a blood pressure cuff on your wrist

REVIEW – According to the CDC, nearly half of adults in the United States (108 million) have hypertension or high blood pressure as of 2018. That’s defined as readings greater than 130/80 or on medication. If untreated this can lead to increased chances of heart disease or stroke and by itself is a primary or …

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Pitaka Pita!Flow MagEZ system for tablets review – A case, folio and stand that just may change how you use your iPad

REVIEW – I thought I used my iPad Pro a lot. Then this new system from Pitaka arrived and I quickly realized how important the positioning and accessibility of the iPad comes into play at your desk. It’s called Pita!Flow and is made up of a few of Pitaka’s different MagEZ accessories for iPad. And …

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Mackie Element Series Chromium Microphone review – A desktop mic for musicians

REVIEW – Hot on the heels of my Carbon Microphone review, another Element Series mic arrived. This time it’s Mackie’s top-of-the-line Element Series model, the Chromium Microphone. What is it? The Mackie Element Series Chromium Microphone is a desktop USB Mic with built-in support for instruments and aux sources with level and mixing controls all …

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Datacolor ColorReader EZ review – Match and find paint colors in a click

REVIEW – Color is big business. It’s something most of us take for granted, but getting the color right can be quite complicated. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about paint colors, or the space gray of a MacBook Pro; in either case, there’s someone (or many someones) behind getting that exact shade right. It’s …

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Acoustik Attak review – Technical guitar picks that add unique qualities to your sound

REVIEW – Guitar news typically focuses on the artists themselves (and why shouldn’t it) or the core equipment (guitars, amps, strings, pedals). However, there is an unsung component that rarely gets mentioned… the guitar pick. It could be that it’s just taken for granted, relegated to band merchandising or that everyone assumes a pick is …

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