Bill Henderson

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

Troubadour KI Crossbody Bag review – She loves it, she really loves it!

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REVIEW – Recently, my wife (Cheri) and I went on a 10-day whirlwind tour of the UK. It involved a lot of bus travel, changing hotels, and walking. She dreaded lugging her oversized purse all over England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. That’s when we were offered the Troubadour KI Crossbody Bag to review. While the

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Withings ScanWatch Nova review – My Apple Watch now sits in a drawer

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REVIEW – What defines a watch? Years ago, that would have been silly to ask. Today, however, it’s a legitimate question. In nine short years, the most popular watch in the world—by far—is the Apple Watch. But is it really a watch? To me, a watch is a mechanical time-keeping device worn either in a

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Olight Javelot flashlight review – Good light with a great spot beam

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REVIEW – This is the second Olight flashlight I’ve reviewed. The first was the Olight Seeker 4 Mini, a small but incredibly useful flashlight. The brand-new Olight Javelot light is about twice the size of the Seeker 4 Mini, but not twice as powerful. This made me wonder why anyone might prefer the Javelot, especially

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Goal Zero Yeti 300 Portable Power Station review – Maybe the perfect size for most

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REVIEW – Recently, Goal Zero released three new portable power stations: the Yeti 300, 500, and 700. Each provides—you guessed it—appx. 300, 500, and 700-watt hours of power using the newer LiFePO4 battery technology—more on that later in the review. A few years ago, this announcement would have been big news. Today—not so much because

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Lodge Solar Speaker 4 Series-2 review – Is this the perfect outdoor speaker?

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REVIEW – If you search for “Lodge” on Google, you’re going to get a bunch of links to the famous cast-iron cookware followed by Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and the Great Wolf Lodge. What you won’t see are any links to a solar-powered Bluetooth speaker. That’s a shame because the Lodge Solar Speaker 4 Series-2

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XPPen Magic Drawing Pad review – this drawing pad an amazing first effort

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REVIEW – Throughout my career as an art director, I’ve used many drawing tablets, displays, and even a few Apple iPads. In the display arena, for what seems like forever, Wacom was “it”—the only game in town. Then, competitors began showing up and recently have been giving Wacom some real competition. XPPen is one such

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Tineco Floor One S7 Steam Vacuum review – A sanitary way to clean hard floors

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  REVIEW – Earlier this year, my wife and I bought a Tineco iFloor 3 cordless wet-dry vacuum from Costco to replace our Roborock Dyad that bit the dust after one short year. We really like the iFloor 3 and still use it. However, Tineco offered the Floor One S7 Steam Vacuum for review and

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Master & Dynamic MW09 Active Noise Cancelling True Wireless Earphones review – an incremental or substantial upgrade?

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REVIEW – Over the last nine years, I’ve reviewed a lot of Master & Dynamic’s audio headphones, earphones, and even a concrete Bluetooth speaker! With each (almost yearly) iteration, M&D has made improvements in both sound and features. Some have been substantial, and some have been incremental. Their new MW09 earphones are more in the

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TerraMaster D6-320 6-bay external hard disk enclosure review – wonderfully boring

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REVIEW – I’m not sure how long this review of the TerraMaster D6-320 6-bay External Hard Disk Enclosure will be. Once set up and turned on, the D6-320 just kinda sits there doing its thing—and not much else. So, is there anything to say about a boring product such as this? I can say that

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Huion adds two new pen displays at CES 2024

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NEWS – To no one’s surprise, CES 2024 is ripe with tech announcements. If you’re a digital artist, news of a new pen display can be exciting. This year, Huion has two new pen display announcements: the Kamvas Pro 19 and Kamvas Pro 27. Both pen displays feature razor-sharp displays, accurate color reproduction, 4K resolution,

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Ugreen PowerRoam 2200 Portable Power Station review – It’s big, heavy, powerful and great

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REVIEW – It would be ridiculous if they weren’t so useful. I’m referring to the mind-boggling selection of power stations available today. Large, small, and everything in between, power stations deliver juice in spades to our power-hungry gadgets. This review covers the Ugreen PowerRoam 2200 Portable Power Station. It’s big, it’s heavy, it’s powerful and

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Bluetti AC2A Portable Power Station review – Simple and powerful

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REVIEW – Five years ago, I reviewed my first power station, the Jackery Explorer 240. In those five short years, it’s become clear that we’ve come a long way. Today, there are countless makers of small—and large—power stations and Bluetti is at or near the top. While they make massively powerful stations (some can power

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XPPen Artist 22 Plus Drawing Display review – Easy to live with and use

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REVIEW – Are you a new or student digital artist on a budget looking for a drawing display and you’re unsure what to get? Do you also want to give yourself a headache? Go look at the XPPen website. Anyone can quickly become frustrated by the sheer number of drawing displays—sizes, prices, and features. It’s

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