Andy Chen

Former electronics technician for the FBI, current Fire Prevention Officer. Background in electronics, trained EMT, Eagle Scout/Assistant Scoutmaster and dad.

Pioneer Rayz Rally iOS lightning speaker review

REVIEW – Do you use your iPhone’s built-in speakerphone frequently? Ever want a little extra “oomph”? I got to try out a little plug-in device designed to do just that. What is it? The Pioneer Rayz Rally is a plug and play mobile conference speaker that connects with just one Lightning connection to your iOS …

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GIGA Pump 2.0 review

REVIEW – Have you ever tried to inflate an air mattress or pool toy by mouth? Yes, it gets exhausting. I’ve been using inflatable camping pads for a few years, which I prefer over the foam ones. However, inflating a pad after a day of hiking or at altitude isn’t very fun. GIGA Pump 2.0 …

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Zendure SuperPort S2 and S4 GaN USB-C charger review

REVIEW – The charger battle in my home has heated up. I’m finally collecting more gadgets that accept USB-C plugs. However, I’m stuck with the tiny ones that come packed in the box. Zendure’s SuperPort Gallium Nitride (GaN) chargers just might be my ticket to charging heaven. What is it? The Zendure SuperPort S2 is …

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Zendure SuperTank Pro 26,800 MAH / 100WH USB-C battery review – Charge all of your gadgets with one battery!

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – I’ve shied away from giant USB batteries for camping because it means lugging them around. But when I look back, a majority of my expeditions are “car camping” where weight isn’t an issue. More and more of my gadgets are finally coming with USB-C. The Zendure SuperTank Pro which is currently seeking …

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Logitech Powered 3-in-1 Charging Dock Review

REVIEW – If you’re the owner of a smartphone, Apple Watch and wireless headphones, you’ve probably got a jumble of charging cables or wireless pads on your nightstand or desktop. I’ve tried a mix of cables and wireless pads but it still becomes a bit of a mess. Now the Logitech Powered 3-in-1 Charging Dock …

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Manly Bands review

REVIEW – I dislike wearing rings. All the ones I’ve seen for men are just boring. Manly Bands has a wide selection of interesting rings, and can even make something custom, all with a sense of humor. What is it? Manly Bands has rings for guys in many not-boring designs made from titanium, tungsten, wood, …

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Groove Life Dimension Topo Apple Watch band review

  REVIEW – There are so many Apple Watch bands out there, but few have caught my eye. That all changed when I saw Groove Life’s Dimension Topo strap with its distinctive pattern on both the outside and inside. What is it? The Groove Life Dimension Topo is a strap that is available for all …

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Stealtho office chair wheels review

REVIEW – Tired of your old, creaky office chair wheels rolling across that cracked plastic mat? Stealtho office chair caster wheels may be just the thing to rejuvenate your trusty office chair. What is it? Stealtho wheels resemble inline skate wheels, made of an elastic polyurethane, for a smooth, scratch-free glide across your hardwood floors. …

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