James Garriss

Velocilinx Brennus Gaming Keyboard review

Every video game requires input from the gamer, and for PC gaming that means a gaming keyboard is required.  For me, a great keyboard need to durable as I mash the keys repeatedly, use switches that have a tactile response, and display some bling-bling colors so that I can show off for my friends.  In …

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OGIO Alpha Convoy Travel Bag review

REVIEW – Our family has several pieces of luggage, but after traveling to Asia and back and all over the east coast, they’re pretty beaten up.  Additionally, they are not very flexible, as they have one main compartment for storing everything.  It’s time to try something new, preferably something that is both durable and flexible.  …

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Secura Hot ‘n Crispy 5.3L Air Fryer review

REVIEW – Some people love to cook and are good at it.  Others of us are not-so-skilled, but we still have to eat.  Eating out every night is rather expensive, and Ramen noodles get old in a hurry.  What’s a non-cook to do?  I have a theory:  I think it’s possible to do a lot …

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Tronsmart Element T6 Plus Portable Bluetooth Speaker review

REVIEW – Sometimes I want to consume audio content alone, but often I want to share it with my wife.  We listen to music together while working in the garage, audio books while driving in the car during our vacation, and podcasts while cooking and cleaning in the kitchen.  For times like these, it’s nice …

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How the gadgets my daughter took to college are working out so far

Previously I have reviewed three different gadgets with the intention of giving them to my daughter as she headed off to her first semester of college:  the Osprey Tropos everyday backpack, the Kensington Thunderbolt 3 Nano dock, and the BunkTrunk PhD footlocker.  At the time of these reviews, I believed that each of these would …

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Altair Aerial Outlaw SE Drone with 1080p HD Camera review

REVIEW – I saw a t-shirt on Etsy that said, “A bad day flying is better than a good day working,” and in the middle was a picture of a quadcopter drone.  I love my job, but after a couple of weeks of flying Altair Aerial’s Outlaw SE, I’m inclined to agree with that t-shirt. …

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ZWraps Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps review

REVIEW – We live on planet Earth. We are stewards of our world, and as it’s the only world that we have, we should probably take care of it.  In our culture, there’s a growing awareness that as individuals and families we should live a manner that damages the Earth as little as reasonably possible.  …

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The MeatStick Wireless Meat Thermometer review

REVIEW – Around here, we’re big fans of the Butcher Box.  It’s a monthly meat delivery service that sends boxes of meat straight to our house. Their beef is 100% grass-feed, and their chicken is free range organic, things that are important to us.  When it comes to cooking meat, especially thick cuts like briskets and …

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BenQ ZOWIE XL2411P 144Hz 24-inch e-Sports Monitor review

REVIEW – Without a doubt, the two most important components of a good gaming system are the video card and the monitor.  The monitor is what gamers are looking at while playing, and the video card is what renders the games on the monitor.  When I designed my current system, I included a GeForce GTX …

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Brightech Maxwell Floor Lamp with Wireless Charging Pad review

REVIEW – When our family first started buying mobile devices several years ago, I purchased an Anker USB charging hub and put it on our pie safe.  This created one central location in the house where everyone could put their gadgets for high-speed charging.  These days, however, it seems that we always want to keep …

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