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.

Growatt Infinity 1500 power station review

REVIEW – After a power outage that lasted more than three days, we’ve been researching options to keep our fridge cold and devices charged in case it ever happens again. At the time, we borrowed a friend’s gas-powered generator, but those are loud, expensive and cumbersome. We’ve tested power stations before, but they tend to …

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INSE W5 wet dry vacuum review – A self-cleaning mop that clears dirt in its path

REVIEW – I’m always looking for gadgets that make my household chores faster and easier. The idea of a vacuum and mop combo, which would theoretically cut in half the time it takes to clean my floors, is an exciting prospect. I’ve tested other wet/dry vacs, but the INSE W5 stood out because it’s cordless, …

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Marbrasse retractable drying rack review – Works for drying water bottles

REVIEW – I’ve had an ongoing dishwashing problem: I can’t seem to get reusable water bottles completely dry, and we use a lot of water bottles in my household. After unloading the dishwasher or even after I wash them by hand, I set them on my drying mat… and no matter how long I leave …

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WaterGuru SENSE pool monitor review – Keeps your pool sparkling clean all season

REVIEW – We’ve had a pool for five years since we moved into our current house. It’s been a real learning experience! And no matter what testing kits or chemicals we use, we always hit a rough patch over the hottest spell of the summer when the water gets cloudy or even worse, yellow or …

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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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