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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