Bill Henderson

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

Tribit StormBox Micro Bluetooth speaker review – a true audio bargain

REVIEW – I’ve reviewed many portable Bluetooth speakers, from dirt cheap to quite expensive. What’s interesting is that a speaker that costs twice as much as another sometimes doesn’t sound twice as good. In fact, a cheaper speaker will often sound better than a more expensive one. When that happens, that speaker can become very …

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Taotronics TF002 tower fan review – an affordable fan with upgraded features

REVIEW – Everyone knows that all tower fans pretty much do the same thing—they help make a room feel cooler. What differentiates one fan from another is price, features, and build quality. Taotronics is a company that makes all kinds of stuff, such as audio gear, lighting, and … fans. Their newest tower fan is …

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Shanling UP4 Bluetooth Headphone DAC/AMP review – great sound from a tiny package

REVIEW – When I think about whether someone needs a portable digital audio converter (DAC) for their smartphone or not, I’m left with two more questions: “Will it allow me to use my older, wired headphones with my smartphone?” Or “What the heck is a DAC anyway?” Hopefully, in this review of the Shanling UP4 …

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Anker Powerhouse 200 Portable Rechargeable Generator review – a near perfect solution for medium power needs

REVIEW – One cool thing about getting to review different gadgets is discovering products you would have previously ignored and now wonder how you could live without. They become that integral to your daily life. One such product is the portable power station. These small, portable monsters can turn a short-term power outage from an …

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Brydge Pro+ iPad Pro Keyboard w/Trackpad review – Excellent typing, but trackpad misses the mark

REVIEW – Let me state a couple of things right up front. First, I’ve never owned a Mac (or PC) laptop, so I’m approaching this review as a non-trackpad user. Second, when I bought my new(ish) iPad Pro 2018 model, I immediately purchased the Brydge iPad Pro keyboard that Dave Rees reviewed here. Like Dave, …

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Master & Dynamic expands its Leica partnership wirelessly

NEWS – Master & Dynamics make great headphones and earphones—both wired and wireless. One thing M&D does differently is partnering with designers and other brands to produce unique looking versions of existing models. They’ve worked with the fashion house Louis Vuitton, Bamford Watch company, and the iconic camera brand, Leica. The partnership with Leica has …

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Know Calm headphone review – high end features at a mid-range price

REVIEW – These days, it seems that everyone is making their own headphones and earphones. Companies you’ve never heard of are springing up with the best headphone you’ve ever heard, the quietest noise canceling, most comfort, blah, blah, blah. Which is where my head was at when I received the Know Calm headphone to review. …

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Logitech Slim Folio Pro keyboard and Pebble i345 Mouse review – a good alternative to trackpads

REVIEW – Let me begin by saying that I am not a fan of trackpads—the external kind. I tolerate them when they are part of a laptop, but prefer a mouse because I’m old-school that way. As it turns out, Logitech (a respected maker of third-party accessories) has a new keyboard made just for iPad …

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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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