Bill Henderson

Creative Director for a large Children's publisher. I play all day and they pay me for it.

Maxoak Bluetti AC10 Outlet Power Bank review

REVIEW – Are you one of those people who believes you can never be too thin or have too many portable device chargers? Me, too. I depend on my iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and a collection of Bluetooth speakers—and they all need to be charged repeatedly. Portable chargers can help to keep you on the …

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Lectrify BlackPods Pro review – Super cool looking and super fake

REVIEW – I get it. Apple’s AirPods Pro in-ear headphones are crazy expensive—and also crazy good. However, not everyone can or will spend that kind of money on earphones, no matter how good they may be. The AirPods Pro earphones come in any color you prefer—as long as it’s white. So what do you do …

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Feel the monster bass with JBL’s new Boombox 2 portable Bluetooth speaker

NEWS – As portable waterproof Bluetooth speakers continue to evolve and improve, it’s fun watching companies try to one-up each other (or even themselves!) with bigger and badder versions. JBL has a habit of introducing monster speakers in their extensive lineup. The JBL Boombox has reigned supreme—until now because JBL has just introduced the Boombox …

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Celia & Perah R1 and R2 FM/Bluetooth speakers review – You can build them yourself

REVIEW – In these surreal times of the COVID-19 pandemic, staying at home while practicing social distancing requires families to do things together more than ever. One of the ways to promote togetherness is to build something. But what if—like me—you’ve never made anything? In all the years I’ve reviewed portable Bluetooth speakers, all I’ve …

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Vitrazza Glass Office Chair Mats review – Did you say glass?

  REVIEW – Most everyone whose work involves sitting at a desk (many in a home office during these challenging times) uses an office chair. But does anyone pay attention to what the chair sits on? Up until now, my home office chair has rolled around on one of those plastic mats that acquire dents …

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Wacom Cintiq 22 display tablet review – A digital artist’s dream

REVIEW – Last year, I reviewed the Wacom Cintiq 16 tablet, which was (at the time), Wacom’s entry-level tablet with a built-in display. Now, there’s an even newer (and cheaper) Wacom One display tablet which almost makes the Cintiq 16 irrelevant. But this isn’t a review of the Wacom One (that comes later). This is …

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Eight Sleep The Pod review – A gadgeteer worthy mattress

REVIEW – Years ago, my wife and I had a cheap solid block of foam mattress which sagged in places after only a couple of years. Since then, we only bought “normal” innerspring mattresses—afraid to go the foam route again. However, science marches on and we again considered getting a foam mattress to replace our …

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Braven BRV-XXL/2 Bluetooth speaker review – Big. Heavy. and Loud.

REVIEW – When Braven was owned by another company, they had a slew of speakers to choose from—almost too many. After they were purchased by accessory maker Zagg, Braven drastically trimmed their speaker line. One speaker—the BRV-XXL—survived the cut in the form of the updated BRV-XXL/2. I only say updated rather than improved because, in …

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Paperlike iPad Screen Protector review – Give your iPad a pen on paper feel

REVIEW – It’s unusual to review something that when used properly, becomes practically invisible—almost like a ghost product. However, the Paperlike iPad Screen Protector is real. It sits on the screen inconspicuously doing its thing. But it’s also become an important—and affordable addition to the iPad. What is it? The Paperlike iPad Screen Protector is …

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The Eight Sleep Pod is the first bed that warms or cools for a perfect night’s sleep

NEWS – When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep in the 21st century, it’s not enough to just replace an old mattress with a new one. It’s now gotten … complicated. Instead of old-time spring coil mattresses, you can now choose from foam, air or hybrid designs. We now buy “sleep systems”.  One …

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Master & Dynamic MW07 GO and MW07 PLUS earphones review

REVIEW – In my mind, the Master & Dynamic MW07 earphones are one of—if not the best sounding earphones available today. When you pair their audiophile sound quality with extreme comfort, it’s a winning combination. However, they were not without flaws. Battery life was almost embarrassing and moisture resistance wasn’t great which limited use to …

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X by KYGO A11/800 Noise Canceling Headphone review

REVIEW – Did you know that other parts of the globe offer audio products that are not available in the U.S.? There’s a lot of cool stuff we in the states never get to experience. Sometimes though, a brand will skip the pond and show up on our shores—such as X by Kygo from Norway. …

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Brydge is tracking 2020 with their new Brydge Pro+ Keyboard

NEWS – Remember the term, “We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it”? Well, we’re there and Brydge has crossed over, so to speak. Their venerable iPad Pro keyboard now has an integrated trackpad—yea!  If you’re on the fence about dumping that laptop, the Brydge Pro+ Keyboard might make it easier to switch. The …

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Erzetich Thalia portable dynamic headphone review

REVIEW – With rare exception, most headphones are made in China no matter where they might be designed. Erzetich is one of those rarities. It’s a headphone and amplifier company from Slovenia. If you’ve never heard of Slovenia, it used to be a part of Yugoslavia, a former Eastern Bloc country controlled by Russia. Thankfully, …

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