Dave Rees

PITAKA MagEZ case for the iPad Pro and Apple Magic Keyboard review

REVIEW – Back in February, I reviewed the PITAKA Air iPhone 11 series case and loved it. I typically go case-less (aka naked) with at most a thin skin to add grippability to my very slick iPhone. But the PITAKA Air’s minimalistic design, high tech material, and build quality convinced me otherwise…the case hasn’t been …

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Brydge Stone Pro Thunderbolt 3 Multiport Hub review

REVIEW – As I have discussed before…dongles, docks, and hubs are a needed reality in today’s near port-less world. With a majority of laptop manufactures eliminating many of our classic input and output options, there are still those of us who need something to bridge the gap between them and a single port to rule …

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Swann NVR-8580 4K Ultra HD NVR security surveillance system review

REVIEW – Back in 2016, I reviewed the Swann SWNVK-873004 3MP surveillance camera system that has stood guard over our home for nearly half a decade. At that time, this 8 channel, “Platinum Grade” 3MP PoE system with an internal hard drive and integrated smartphone app was pretty high tech and cutting edge. It was engineered …

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Sabrent Rocket XTRM-Q USB 3.2 / Thunderbolt 3 SSD review

REVIEW – Remember way back in the day when solid state drives were measured in dollars per megabyte? And it wasn’t that long ago the measure was dollars per gigabyte. Though while still relatively expensive, today’s default order of magnitude is well into the terabytes range. This all adds up to solid state drive capacity, …

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Level introduces their latest stealthy smart lock: the Level Touch

NEWS – Level has just announced its latest smart lock: the Level Touch. Earlier this month I reviewed Level’s Invisible Smart Lock (which they now apparently call the Bolt), that transforms your existing deadbolt into a connected smart lock you’re able to control/manage via your iPhone or Android device. The Level Touch keeps all the stealth …

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Level Invisible Smart Lock review – A smart door lock that doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb

REVIEW – Over the years, I’ve installed a bunch of tech around our place: Sonos speakers, PoE surveillance systems, fancy connected entry gate opener, NAS, WiFi extenders, etc. But I’m pretty much a noob when it comes to smart home integration. Though in the past few years, I’ve have been considering trying out connected smart …

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Vacos Cam wireless surveillance camera review

REVIEW – I am a firm believer in surveillance cameras. We live out in the middle of nowhere and having situational awareness while we’re away is invaluable. To fill this need, we still use the Swann SWNVK-873004 Professional HD Security System I reviewed 4 yrs ago. And while it continues to get the job done, this old …

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Logitech MX Keys & Master 3 mouse for Mac review

REVIEW – Late last year Julie reviewed the Logitech MX Keys and Master 3 that she liked so much, she continues to use both to this day. Recently Logitech has released new variants to the MX Series, a Keys keyboard and Master 3 mouse specifically designed for Mac users. So, in this review not only will …

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Anker PowerExpand Elite 13-in-1 Thunderbolt 3 Dock review

REVIEW – Whether we like it or not, dongles, docks, and hubs are here with us to stay. With most laptop manufactures eliminating the classic suite of ports many of us still need, others have stepped in to create a wide variety of solutions to fill this gap. Now I love a sleek and slim …

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Jabra Elite Active 75t true wireless earbuds review

REVIEW – End of last year I had the chance to review the Jabra Elite 75t wireless earbuds. As I stated then “The Jabra Elite series of truly wireless headphones have been my go to choice in earbuds for years” and that continues to be the case. Their secure fit, great sound, compact design, and …

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Scosche BaseLynx modular charging station review

REVIEW – With an ever increasing number of manufacturers embracing the Qi-enabled world of cord-free power, wireless charging is without a doubt here to stay. Scosche has taken Qi a step further by creating the BaseLynx, a modular, plug-n-play charging station engineered to be extremely customizable…enabling you to design a charging solution that meets your …

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PITAKA Air iPhone 11 series case review

REVIEW – Unless I’m reviewing a smartphone case, I typically use my iPhone with nothing protecting it but a nice screen protector…trusting my ninja skills and sure hands to win out against the evils of gravity. I hedge that bet by purchasing AppleCare Plus when I buy a new iPhone knowing that if I do …

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Winegard RW-2035 Extreme WiFi Extender review – Extend your home’s WiFi by 1000ft

REVIEW – We live on a pretty big piece of property with several large outbuildings…all sadly outside of the house WiFi bubble. One of these buildings is where we park our cars, workout, and occasionally throw a party or two. So internet access in those places is either cellular or not at all, which most of …

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