Danny Welsch

ThruNite T3 rechargeable flashlight review – this flashlight would make a great gift!

REVIEW – The holidays are just around the corner, and everyone can use the flashlight. I can’t tell you the number of flashlights I have stashed around the house.  I have two in the garage, one in each vehicle, one in the basement so I can see into the deep freeze, a few in the …

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Vevor Outdoor Pizza Oven review – Good pizza, with a few big drawbacks

REVIEW – Wood-fired pizza is all the rage, but most pizza ovens are VERY expensive!  I’ve long wanted an outdoor wood-fired oven for homemade bread and of course, pizza.  I had visions of building one of the big bee-hive-shaped ovens made of brick and clay on our patio, but that has obviously never materialized.  When …

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Twelve South Curve Flex laptop stand review – Puts your laptop at eye level, and looks good doing it

REVIEW – No one likes to look up your nose.  But that’s likely what is happening if you use your laptop on your desk for video meetings (unless you’re sitting on a milk crate!).  The camera is a foot or two below your eyes, so with the screen tilted back and framing your face, the …

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SMONET 7500L projector review – Family movie fun, on a budget

REVIEW – Projectors used to be an item of decadence.  I remember my uncle had a home-theater setup built around a projector mounted on his ceiling, and that he was proud of how much it had cost.  When I was teaching college courses, we would need to seriously consider our budget if we had to …

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OneOdio FM1 Condenser Microphone review – Make sure you’re heard, clearly!

REVIEW – Did you know that poor audio is one of the biggest complaints about remote meetings?  Zoom and Teams are great, but if you can’t hear or understand your colleagues, it creates a frustrating experience for everyone. To make it worse, most people never hear themselves on a meeting, so you often have no …

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OtterBox Defender Pro Pixel 6 case review – A phone case for the very rugged (or the very clumsy)

REVIEW – When I got my first smartphone, I was working in stream restoration, a field that involves a lot of water, rock, and heavy equipment. A co-worker told me that I needed to get an OtterBox case for my phone since they were the toughest and provided the most protection.  That was the first …

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Redodo 12V 200Ah Plus LiFePO4 Battery review – Power everything, for a little less.

REVIEW – Before the pandemic when I worked in an actual office, our building was powered by the largest solar array in our state.  We could park our cars under it, since it covered the parking lot.  If you had an electric vehicle, you could charge it up for free.  I really enjoyed knowing that …

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RENPHO AI Smart Exercise Bike review – All sorts of training, in your living room! (as long as you’re under 6’ tall)

REVIEW – When the pandemic drove everyone out of the gyms and into their houses, in-home fitness systems like Peloton took off. Everyone seemed to have one, which might explain why, for a while, they were so hard to get. And they were expensive.  Peloton bikes are nice, but they are really just a stationary …

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ILIFE A11 LiDAR robot vacuum and mop review – Great vacuum, OK mop, horrible app

REVIEW – No one likes to vacuum.  At least, no one that I know.  And even fewer people like to mop their floors.  So wouldn’t it be great if there was a machine to handle those tasks for you? One that you can control from your phone? There is!  It’s the ILIFE A11 LiDAR robot …

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Coolife 20MP 4K video HD trail camera review –  It’s fun to see what roams your woods or yard at night!

REVIEW – There’s a small forested area on the edge of my town where I walk my dog every morning.  I often see deer and turkeys in the woods, but I’ve seen tracks of many other creatures, especially in the snow.  I always thought it would be fun to get some photos of these animals …

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Plugable USB-C Quad HDMI Docking Station review – One wire connects it all!

  REVIEW – It seems like everyone is working from home these days! If your employer is like mine, they give you a laptop, but the rest of the WFH kit is up to you. Working all day on a 15 inch laptop screen might be OK for some, but most crave a bit more …

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Turbro Greenland 14,000 BTU portable air conditioner and heater review – An all-in-one that’s easy to use!

REVIEW – Our house was built in 1877.  So of course, it was not built with air conditioning.  It also was not built with any ducts or vents, so it would be next to impossible to install central air.  In our little mountain town, air conditioning is not often needed.  If it gets above 90 …

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Lairlux Percussion Massage Gun review – Lets you overdo your workouts without overdoing your wallet

REVIEW – Sports and exercise are known for fads.  One big fad right now has to do with recovery from exercise, and specifically, for when you overdo it. If you follow the trends, sore muscles can now be relieved by everything from oddly-shaped foam rollers to percussive massagers, which use a combination of vibration and …

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EZQuest UltimatePower 120W GaN USB-C PD wall charger review – One charger to rule them all!

REVIEW – When I travel, I usually take a well-organized bag of chargers, adapters, and cords with me.  This bag used to be quite large and heavy, as each device usually needed its own charger, cord, and an adapter to make it work with any other device.  But now USB-C is becoming the norm.  Most …

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Amzchef 2 Burner Induction Cooktop review – Cooking with magnets!

REVIEW – I grew up with a gas range and have installed them in almost every house I’ve lived in.  It was a selling point in our current house. It’s familiar and easy, and I like cooking with gas.  The heat is steady, instant-on and instant-off, and you can see what’s happening just by peeping …

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