Brooke Hall

Brooke and Mason Hall are a mother-son team. She’s a freelance writer with a journalism background. He’s a teenager who loves all things electronic, which he often buys secondhand to fiddle with and dissect.

FLEXTAILGEAR One-Key Automatic Inflatable Lounge review

REVIEW – Are you headed to an outdoor concert or music festival this summer? Going camping? Or even thinking about a picnic or day at the beach? Rather than hauling around folding chairs on your adventures, inflatables are becoming a popular alternative. If you’re looking for a packable recliner that’s lighter and smaller to carry …

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Vari dual-monitor arm review – Make your WFH setup even better

REVIEW – Are you still perfecting your home office setup? Did you recently upgrade to a convertible desk like we did earlier this year? If so, then you might be thinking of investing in monitor arms to keep your screens firmly in place and just where you want them. The dual-monitor arm from Vari is …

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Govee RGBICWW LED smart outdoor flood lights review

REVIEW – Last year we put up our holiday lights on Halloween and took them down on Valentine’s Day. Our 5-year-old projector switches from ghosts to snowflakes to dots. But it’s always kind of a letdown that we only get Christmas colors (red and green). So when the Govee RGBICWW LED smart outdoor flood lights …

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Wrangler workwear hoodie beats the cold and saves your budget

NEWS – Like a lot of preteens, my boys stopped wearing winter coats around the time they hit middle school. Didn’t matter how cold it got, a hooded sweatshirt was the best they would agree to. Last year, in my motherly angst, I dropped about $100 on a big-name workwear hoodie for one of them …

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Gadgeteer team – gear we’re using in 2022 (Brooke and Mason Miller Hall)

ARTICLE – This is some of the favorite gear that we are using in our home office thanks to Gadgeteer reviews. After reading this article, don’t forget to check out more posts in this series. First and foremost is the Devaise adjustable standing desk, which is our top-rated standing desk in this pandemic era. We’ve …

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Lego bonsai set is almost as cool as the real thing

ARTICLE – I’ve purchased a lot of Lego sets for Christmas gifts over the years, but this year instead of getting them for my sons, I bought one for my husband instead. My husband had a live bonsai tree that died this year. I thought about replacing it but then happened across this Lego version. …

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Fleximounts overhead garage rack review

REVIEW –  Are you eying up some new holiday decorations but fretting about where to put them? Did you go overboard on Black Friday shopping, and now you’re short on storage space? Are you dreading Christmas morning because you have nowhere to put those brand-new goodies? Fleximounts overhead garage rack could be the solution you’ve …

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Canon Ivy Cliq+ 2 review – A camera and a photo printer in one device

REVIEW – Now that everyone has a high-quality smartphone camera in their pocket all the time, we’re faced with the question: What do we do with all these photos? Sure you can text or post them. But there’s something special and unique about having a physical photo. That’s where the Cannon Ivy Cliq+ 2 comes …

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Stop sorting your laundry, and try a color catcher instead

ARTICLE – I recently saw a meme claiming no one under 40 sorts their laundry anymore. Guess what? I’m over 40, and I don’t sort my laundry either! When we lived in Europe, a friend got me into Shout color catchers, and I haven’t looked back. I loved these when we had a tiny washing …

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Tribit StormBox portable speaker review

REVIEW – The Tribit StormBox portable speaker is a Bluetooth speaker that features an extra-base mode and easy-to-use controls. Let’s take a look. What is it?  The Tribit StormBox is a super light (1.3 pounds) Wireless (Bluetooth) speaker that comes in three colors (ours is camo). What’s in the box? Tribit StormBox Speaker Micro USB …

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