James Garriss

DeCare Tool Set review

REVIEW – If you’re going to do any work around your home or apartment, you’re going to need some tools. Whether you’re hanging pictures in the dining room, building some shelves in the garage, or working on a DIY project, there are some standard tools that will always come in handy, like a hammer, screwdrivers, …

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VEVOK CHEF Manual Coffee Grinder review

REVIEW – I love coffee.  I love coffee made from freshly ground coffee beans even more.  While I’m here at home, which has been nearly all the time during COVID, I have an automatic coffee grinder.  When I’m on the road–we’re heading out of town this weekend for an anniversary getaway–I find myself without.  One …

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Hauswrit Grind & Brew Coffee Maker review

REVIEW – Our kids are in college now, but one day they’ll graduate—or so we hope—and they’ll head out on their own.  They’ll get a job, get a car, and get an apartment.  As a parent, I’m always trying to look ahead and help my kids to figure out what they’ll need to kit out …

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Sleepgram Bamboo Sheet Set and Silk Pillowcase review

REVIEW – Over the years, my wife and I have tried a variety of different materials for sheets and pillowcases, including cotton, flannel, satin, silk, and microfiber.  All have their place.  Some are warmer, and some are cooler.  Some are rougher, and others are smoother.  For the past three weeks my wife and I have …

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TONOR TRL-20 Ring Light Kit review

REVIEW – Part of being a writer for the Gadgeteer is also being a photographer.  We have to take all our own pictures of the products that we review.  I don’t know about the other writers, but I am not a professional photographer, so I’m always looking for ways to improve the quality of the …

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HyperX Pulsefire Haste Gaming Mouse review

REVIEW – HyperX makes quality gaming gear for every type of video gamer, from professional to streamer to weekend warrior.  Their gaming mice, for example, span the gamut from 11-button programmable to the wireless Pulsefire Dart to RGB lighting.  HyperX recently announced the newest member of their gaming mice lineup, the lightweight Pulsefire Haste. What …

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IMALENT UT90 Predator Flashlight review

REVIEW – I live in a neighborhood that’s out in a more rural part of the county.  There are not many streetlights here, and it’s rather dark at night.  I’ve added a pair of motion-sensing lights for the driveway and a solar-powered, motion-sensing floodlight for the back porch, but there’s still a lot of my …

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Raspberry Pi drops microcontroller, and it’s only $4!

NEWS – The Raspberry Pi Foundation has been building mini computers for years now.  I have one on my local network that hosts PiHole.  Recently they’ve decided to dip their toes into some new water:  microcontrollers.  They just released the Raspberry Pi Pico, a small microcontroller board that only costs $4!  If you’re ever wanted …

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Kensington SD5600T Dock review – Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and 7 USB ports!

REVIEW – Earlier this year I was able to upgrade to a new 16-inch MacBookPro for my work computer.  I love this laptop; it’s fast, powerful, and responsive, a perfect computer for programming and engineering work.  Like all Apple laptops, it suffers from a shortage of ports; it has four Thunderbolt 3 ports with USB-C …

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