Andy Chen

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

Gadgeteer team – gear we’re using in 2022 (Andy Chen)

ARTICLE – At The Gadgeteer, many of us are choosy about what we everyday carry (EDC). I’m no exception. Let’s take a look at what I’ve chosen to use and carry every day for 2022. When you’re done reading this article, please go check out the rest of the Gadgeteer team’s favorite gear of 2022 articles. …

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Vari Essential series standing desk and file cabinet review

REVIEW – Our dining table was taken over with paperwork, so my wife decided she needed a dedicated workspace in the guestroom. Something nicer than the folding table! Fortunately, Vari had just the answer with the Essential series of Standing Desks and File Cabinets. What is it? The Vari Essential Electric Standing Desk is a …

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ITEHIL 500Wh Power Station and Solar Panel review

REVIEW – I’ve seen portable power stations with lead acid batteries. They’re all pretty heavy! LiFePO4 batteries are more commonplace, and a quick Amazon search will turn up many. Today I’m trying out a 500 watt-hour power station from ITEHIL with a matching solar panel. What is it? The ITEHIL 500Wh Portable Power Station can …

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Unitek USB-C 3 port 66W GaN wall charger review

REVIEW – I used to have many of those cube-shaped iPhone chargers, until I gave them away to people who “needed a charger”. Over time, I’ve been keeping my eye out for chargers with USB-C, but I still need the “old” USB-A charger, too. Thank goodness I got the chance to review the Unitek USB-C …

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Gift ideas for people who use Apple AirTags

NEWS – Speck, famous for phone cases, also has a whole line of AirTag holders! Can’t decide? There’s probably a version for you or someone you’re gifting an AirTag to this holiday season. Their Luggage Tag Pro is designed to look like, well, a luggage tag. Looking for something more fun? Keep scrolling! The SiliLoop …

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EPOS H6PRO wired open acoustic gaming headset review

REVIEW – I like a good pair of headphones, and my son likes to play games online with friends. What a good way to introduce him to quality audio gear! This time, we got to try out the EPOS H6PRO wired open acoustic gaming headset with an open acoustic design. What is it? The EPOS …

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Dyson Humdinger handheld vacuum review

REVIEW – I may have too many vacuum cleaners. There’s one for the upstairs, another for downstairs, and a few handheld units around the house. I wondered if the new Dyson Humdinger would be a handheld vacuum to rule them all? What is it? The Dyson Humdinger is billed as the most powerful, lightweight handheld …

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iPhone 13 cases from Speck are here!

NEWS – Once again, it’s new iPhone season, and that means new matching cases. Speck has once again produced some durable, high quality cases with their Presidio line, with something for everyone to show off your latest from Cupertino. This Presidio Perfect-Clear is so tough, I’m actually giving it a hard squeeze. It barely budges, …

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Selk’bag Nomad wearable sleeping bag review

REVIEW – There’s always someone in any household that’s always cold. If you don’t know who that is in YOUR home, it’s probably you! Well, we’ve got that someone where I live, and I’ve got the ultimate in cozy-wear: The Selk’bag Nomade wearable sleeping bag. What is it? The Selk’bag Nomad is a wearable sleeping …

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Function101 Heartsync for Apple Watch Review

REVIEW – My indoor rower has a heart rate function, and I’ve been on the hunt for the “just right” bodyworn heart rate transmitter. I’ve tried chest straps and arm straps. But what if I could use something I was wearing already: my Apple Watch? This is where the Function101 Heartsync comes in. What is …

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Smartish Gripmunk with Magsafe Slim Case Review

REVIEW – I’ve been on the hunt for the “perfect” clear case with Magsafe for my iPhone 12 Pro. I found the original Apple clear case with Magsafe to be too slippery, and the buttons were too stiff. Would the Smartish Gripmunk with Magsafe Slim Case fare any better? What is it? The Gripmunk with …

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Satechi Apple Mac Mini Type-C Stand & Hub with SSD Enclosure review

REVIEW – One of the main frustrations I’ve had with the Apple Mac Mini (M1, 2020) is the low number of ports, and that they’re always on the back. I’ve tried various hubs but none seem to be as slick as the Satechi stand that sits neatly under the Mac Mini itself. I got to …

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Speck Presidio Perfect Clear iPhone case with MagSafe review

REVIEW – When the iPhone with MagSafe charging came out last year, there was only one clear case with Magsafe- the Apple one. I found that case extremely slippery with buttons that were hard to push. Eventually, a few “no name” brand cases trickled out into the market. I tried a handful, and they were …

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