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.

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

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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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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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EPOS H3 gaming headset review

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REVIEW – The EPOS H3 gaming headset offers great sound quality, excellent battery life and several connectivity options. What is it?  The EPOS H3 gaming headset is a high-quality gaming headset with integrated controls, wired or Bluetooth connections, a handy flip-up/flip-down microphone, and a $179 price tag. What’s in the box? EPOS H3 gaming headset

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Monoprice SB-300 Virtual Dolby Atmos soundbar review

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REVIEW – The Monoprice SB‑300 Virtual Dolby Atmos soundbar offers high quality sound for a very good price, no subwoofer is needed. What is it?  The Monoprice SB‑300 Virtual Dolby Atmos soundbar is a soundbar with several connection options, featuring Virtual Dolby Atmos® for the HDMI mode only. Includes remote control and mounting brackets. What’s

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Looking for a soldering project? Etoput LED cube really shines

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NEWS – Are you looking to improve your soldering skills or do you just like to tinker? Are you seeking a project for under 20 bucks that creates something really cool?  Check out the 4x4x4 LED electronics learning kit by Etoput.  We’ve now purchased two of these for the guys in my house who get

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Brewferm homebrewing starter kit review – Brew your own beer!

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REVIEW – The Brewferm homebrew starter kit comes neatly packaged in its own fermenting barrel, with ingredients, instructions and accouterments inside. My husband and I have always wanted to try brewing our own beer, and it was great to have a kit to start us off. What is it? A homebrewing kit with nearly all

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RICOMAX metal detector review

REVIEW – RM RICOMAX Professional Metal Detector GC-1037 is very lightweight (2 pounds) and accurate, featuring an assortment of settings and controls. What is it?  A lightweight metal detector that comes with lots of extra goodies including over-the-ear headphones, a folding pickaxe/shovel with carrying case, plus a large case for the entire metal detector so

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Creative Stage V2 speaker system review – Small but packs a punch

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REVIEW – The Creative Stage V2 speaker system packs a powerful punch in a sleek, two-piece design with several connectivity options. What is it? The Creative Stage V2 is a speaker system with a soundbar, subwoofer, and remote control. It has an impressive sound quality and attractive design for the $110 price tag. What’s in

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Gadgeteer team’s work from home (WFH) setups – Brooke Miller Hall

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ARTICLE – When my family started our work-from-home/school-from-home adventure, our set-up was loosey-goosey. My husband started in the already-established basement office but quickly found it too dark and depressing. So he moved to the sunroom. However, lounging on the couch with his laptop was awkward and uncomfortable. My boys mostly hid in their rooms. And

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