Andy Chen

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

Zendure SuperBase Pro 2000 power station review – Shocking capacity!

REVIEW – Where I live in California, the threat of power outage due to earthquakes, wildfires, or heat emergencies is very real. Is there a non-gas generator that can step up to the task? We’re talking far beyond charging up smartphones or tablets. What about higher-draw appliances? I put the Zendure Superbase Pro 2000 Power …

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Arcade Adventure Belt review – Strap in for comfort

REVIEW – I’ve been wearing stiff, boring leather belts for quite some time. I had a chance to mix things up a bit and add a dash of style with the Arcade Belts Adventure series. What is it? Arcade Belts Adventure series belts are made of 85% post-consumer recycled polyester and feature a no-hole, custom …

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FOXWELL BT705 car battery tester review – Stay current on your battery health

REVIEW – Not too long ago the car wouldn’t start. Dreaded dead battery! Fortunately, I have an automotive battery charger and I was able to nurse the battery back to health. But is the battery still OK or on the way out? Is it something other than the battery? Before taking it in or swapping …

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Creative Sound Blaster X1 USB DAC and headphone amplifier review

REVIEW – Since headphone ports on mobile devices are a dying breed, I’ve been using a cheap adaptor for my iPad Pro, which uses USB-C but no headphone jack. And no, I don’t like using Bluetooth! Today I get to try the Creative Sound Blaster X1 USB DAC. What is it? The Creative Sound Blaster …

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Kensington SmartView Organizing Laptop Riser review

REVIEW – One nice thing about laptops: They can serve as your only computer. The downside is they don’t lend themselves to good ergonomics. Most of us use them too low when placed on a desktop. The Kensington SmartView Organizing Laptop Riser aims to fix this. What is it? Built in collaboration with Microsoft, the …

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UGREEN 100W USB-C DigiNest Pro charging station review

REVIEW – Like it or not, the charging world is headed towards USB-C. I don’t consider a desktop charger if it doesn’t have USB-C! Fortunately, the UGREEN 100W USB-C DigiNest Pro charging station is a slick product that has you covered. What is it? The UGREEN DigiNest Pro is billed as a 7-in-1 charging station. …

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ESKA H5 Bluetooth computer headset review

REVIEW – I really didn’t care about headsets until everyone was videoconferencing from home. Generally, headset microphones sound better to your audience than the one built into your laptop, and the on-ear speaker gives you listening privacy. The ESKA H5 headset boasts “AI-Powered” noise reduction in a professional-looking package. What is it? The model H5 …

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