James Garriss

Soundcast VG5 weather resistant Bluetooth speaker review

REVIEW – Recently I reviewed the Bunktrunk footlocker for my daughter.  It came with a cute, little Bluetooth speaker about which I wrote, “It may not be loud enough to fill my house with sound, but it will be plenty loud in a dorm room.”  Looking back, I think this is how I thought about …

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Maybe you’d rather have a Japanese toaster

NEWS – I wrote previously about Razer’s upcoming toaster, but if a venomous green, gaming-inspired toaster is not for you, then maybe you should take a look at Mitsubishi’s new bread oven.  It’s a toaster that looks like a waffle-maker and works by sealing in a single piece of bread and transferring heat through two …

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GameSir GK300 Wireless Mechanical Gaming Keyboard review

 REVIEW – Most of my leisure time these days is spent playing Dota 2, so to support my keyboard-mashing habit, last year I bought a really nice keyboard, a Razer BlackWidow Ultimate.  It’s a super study mechanical keyboard that can take a lot of abuse.  It is, however, a wired keyboard.  As a gamer, I …

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Apple’s reworked TV Remote app is still as minimalist as the real thing

NEWS – Anyone familiar with Apple’s products knows that they value form over function.  Their interfaces tend to be no-nonsense and minimalist, sometimes too much so.  The remote for the Apple TV is a perfect example of this design philosophy.   It has a trackpad-like area, a few buttons, and nothing else.  Despite its simplicity, it …

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Peeqo is a robot that uses memes to make you smile

NEWS – Peeqo is a personal robot designed to cheer you up by responding with memey GIFs and video clips.  Say its name, ask it a question, and it will respond with a cute little snippet of video.  Although it can respond to practical questions–“What is the weather like today?”–Peeqo’s at his best when providing …

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Logitech’s G935 is a wireless headset for serious gamers

NEWS – Though Logitech may be best-known for making general-purpose mice and keyboards, they recently announced a couple of products designed for hardcore video gamers.  The G935 is a top-of-the-line wireless gaming headset, and the G635 is its younger brother, a wired version of the G935.  This is the first headset that feature’s Logitech’s exclusive …

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Krossblade’s SkyProwler2 gives you a lot of drone to play with

NEWS – Quadcopters are popular these days not in small part because they are easy to fly.  If you’re looking for a step up in complexity and capability, take a look at Krossblade’s recently announced SkyProwler2.  It’s a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone, which means that four arms with horizontal propellers, just like a …

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