James Garriss

Mophie Powerstation with Power Delivery review

REVIEW – My wife and I enjoy hiking at state parks.  These days COVID-19 is severely curtailing our activities, but once it’s over we plan to get back out into nature.  When hiking all day, it’s easy to find yourself with a phone whose battery is nearly drained.  For times like this, it’s nice to …

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Scosche Fresh Scent FreeFlow Vent Mount review

REVIEW – I have a 2019 Ford Mustang that supports Apple’s CarPlay.  It’s fabulous.  Once I plug in my phone, I can navigate with Apple Maps, send texts, and answer calls without ever having to touch my phone.  I also have a 2016 Toyota RAV4.  While I love the car, it doesn’t support CarPlay, which …

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ZAGG Messenger Folio iPad keyboard case review

REVIEW – For the most part, I think the optimal input device for an iPad is one’s fingers.  Some people, however, have a need to enter a lot of text.  While the built-in, virtual keyboard on an iPad is serviceable, having a real, physical keyboard makes typing so much easier.  My wife teaches English online, …

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Glorious Model D gaming mouse and Bungee review

REVIEW – In the world of competitive video gaming, even small things can mean the difference between winning and losing, and one way to get an edge on the competition is to be faster with your mouse.  With this goal in mind, Glorious has built a reputation for designing lightweight mice that are “built for …

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Accell Power Cutie compact surge protector review

REVIEW – The nightstand beside my bed has a lamp, a reading light, and a clock, and I often have an iPad that needs charging as well.  As there is only one wall outlet nearby, it’s the perfect place for a surge protector, and that’s why I have been testing a Cutie from Accell Power. …

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SmartLOO: Keeping your toilet clean one flush at a time

  CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Toilet cleaning automation is generally low-tech.  You drop a tablet into the tank, where it gradually dissolves over time as its chemicals clean your bowl.  The SmartLOO takes this concept and implements in a smarter fashion; that is, it releases a small amount of cleaning chemical every time you flush.  This …

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