Alex Birch

ClearStream FLEX Wireless HD Antenna review

What is it? The ClearStream FLEX Wireless HD Antenna is a unique cable-cutting solution in that it allows you to receive HD channels over-the-air (OTA) and then broadcast those channels over your WiFi network to be accessible for your other devices. Does it work? Let’s find out. Hardware specs Antenna range: 40 Miles Antenna beam …

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iLife V8s Robot vacuum cleaner review

What is it? The V8s is a autonomous vacuum and mopping robot with scheduling functions aimed at keeping your house tidy with less effort on your part. Hardware specs Dimensions: 330mm x 320mm x 81mm Weight: 2.7kg (~6lbs) Capacity: Dustbin: 0.75L | Water tank: 0.3L Charging type: Auto and manual charging Cleaning modes: Auto, Point, Border, Max, …

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Roli Lightpad Block M review

What is it? Roli’s Lightpad Block M is a touchpad for musicians that attempts to and mostly succeeds in removing restrictions and enabling musical discovery. With their Lightpad, all you need is a mobile phone or tablet and your fingers. What you do or create beyond that is completely up to you. Hardware specs Dimensions: 94 …

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Bitplay Premium HD lenses and SNAP! X iPhone case review

What is it? A modular photography system for iPhone focused on premium lenses and a CPL filter. Bitplay’s lenses are compatible with their iPhone cases (available for each model) as well as their Clip product if you want an alternative to cases or to use a lens on the front camera while using the SNAP! …

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Lasso Compression Sock review

Compression socks, sleeves and ankle braces aren’t new. The team over at Lasso decided to take a bit of a different approach and have designed socks specifically with ankle support for use in rehabilitation, preventing injury and even just general support. What are they? Athletic socks specifically engineered to mimic the compression and support that …

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Brainwavz Audio B200 dual balanced armature earphones review

Beyond simple classifications (over-ear, on-ear, in-ear) one tends to either really care about in-the-weed-level details, or generally be okay with what’s easily available. As a brand, Brainwavz Audio clearly falls into the former category as you can get lost in the specifications of their products. Let’s pull back the veil a bit and wade through …

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Speck Presidio Sport Case review

What is it? A very protective case offering full, rugged protection with a smooth sport visual instead of harsh angles. What’s in the box? Presidio Sport Case for iPhone X Design and features Speck isn’t new to the case business. They’ve been creating protective products for devices since 2001, and I want to disclose that …

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Nomad Wireless Travel Stand review

More and more phones support wireless charging resulting in a plethora of wireless chargers available on the market. Most are circular in design and have a somewhat generic aesthetic. Nomad has taken a different approach with their wireless charger and it stands out as a result. Let’s take a look. What is it? A unique …

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Native Union Eclipse 3 port charger review

I’m pretty good about charging my phone throughout the day, and with wireless charging now included on more phones it’s easier than ever to stay charged. Inevitably though, I’m actively using my phone or other non-wireless-charging device when I really need a charge. My solution has been to strategically place cables around the house. It …

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Missing the MagSafe on your USB-C MacBook Pro?

If you used a MacBook in the last 10 years, it likely had a MagSafe power adapter which magnetically connected to the laptop. Apple has since updated its MacBook line to use USB-C ports for both power and data/accessory connections. While great for standardization, it almost feels like something is missing. Power Trend has created …

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This dashcam protects your car around the clock

Thieves don’t like cameras. That’s what Owl is counting on with their new entry into the ever-crowded dashcam market. Owl is an always-on, multipurpose “Car Cam” which records video when you’re driving and protects your car when you’re elsewhere. This small but powerful device leverages a touchscreen, front and rear-facing cameras, a lot more tech, …

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