James Garriss

iClever Ultra Slim Full Size Rechargeable Wireless Keyboard review

REVIEW – I am a teleworker.  On my desk I have two computers, a 16-inch MacBookPro that is my work computer and a Mac mini that is my personal computer.  To save on space, I want these computers to share a single monitor, keyboard, and mouse; I just need some way for the peripherals to …

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The best product announcement at RazerCon 2020 was not a gaming gadget

NEWS – RazerCon 2020 was a “digital celebration for gamers.  By gamers.”  It was also a chance for the gaming company to hype a bunch of new gaming items, which they did.  The Blade Stealth 13 is a new gaming laptop with an 11th generation i7 processor and a 120 Hz panel.  The Seiren Mini …

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XP-Pen Innovator Display 16 drawing digitizer display review – Part 2

REVIEW – This is the second part of my review of the Innovator Display 16, a new display tablet from XP-Pen.  The first part of the review was technical and focused upon the tablet itself.  This part is more artistic and focuses on the reactions of three young artists who used the Innovator for the …

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XP-Pen Innovator Display 16 drawing digitizer display review – Part 1

REVIEW – Artists who transition from physical mediums, like paper and canvas, to the digital world quickly learn how inadequate a mouse is.  It just doesn’t feel natural in the hand compared to a pencil or a paintbrush.  To overcome this issue, an artist can draw on a graphics tablet with a pen (aka a …

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Targus Drifter II Laptop Backpack review

REVIEW – Some backpacks have very specific purposes.  The Pakt Travel Backpack is designed to be a suitcase.  This one is designed to carry board games.  This one is for carrying a laptop.  An everyday carry backpack, however, needs to find a sweet spot somewhere in the middle of these extremes.  It needs to be …

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Need to get away without getting COVID? Try a submarine

NEWS – Do you find yourself spending a lot of time at home?  Do you wish you could get away and totally avoid the risk of catching COVID?  Maybe you consider getting your own submarine.  Yes, you can buy your own sub!  The Nemo is personal, 2-man submersible that can dive down to 330 feet. …

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Herman Miller and Logitech join forces to build the ultimate gaming chair

NEWS – Do you remember the old Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup commercial, the one that ends, “Two great tastes that taste great together”?  That’s what I thought of when I first heard that Herman Miller and Logitech had come together to create a new gaming chair.  Herman Miller has long been a staple in high-end …

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TONOR TC-777 USB Microphone review

REVIEW – During these times of COVID-19, we’ve had to learn new ways to communicate and collaborate despite being more isolated than we would like.  One key component for remote communication is a good microphone, one that can clearly capture your voice.  For the past few weeks, I have been using TONOR’s new TC-777 microphone …

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