Joe Porletto

Joe became a Maker at the age of ten after piecing together a Sinclair ZX80 that his grandfather had given him. The bug bit him hard and he’s been tinkering, building, deconstructing and generally creating gadgetry mayhem ever since. Joe lives in Seattle with Addy, his rescue pitty, and Chino, his blind kitty.

Trackimo 3G Guardian GPS Tracker review

REVIEW – As GPS technology advances, the devices utilizing this technology continue to shrink in size and as that happens their functionality and usefulness increases. These newer devices are incredibly versatile and adept at keeping track of our loved ones and loved objects. Small GPS units can show you the real-time location of your pets, …

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Mobile Edge Alienware Vindicator 2.0 Backpack and Neoprene Sleeve review

REVIEW – Buying a new laptop is a big deal for me, as it is for most people. I spend months doing research, reading reviews, and trying out laptops in stores. Once I finally settle on my choice, it’s a good bet that I’ve spent a lot of time AND money on that pick, so …

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Tech Armor Wireless Charging Car Vent Mount review

REVIEW – As I detailed in my recent review of the expensive and functional Naztech MagBuddy Wireless Charger, most newer cell phones are able to be charged wirelessly and there are a growing number of options on the accessory market these days. Following up with that review comes my experience using the slightly more affordable …

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Naztech MagBuddy Wireless Chargers review

REVIEW – With Google’s Pixel line finally joining the party, most of the latest cellphones now utilize wireless charging  This option can be both convenient and frustrating, but it has most certainly meant a boon for accessory makers. Dozens of new wireless charger options are now available and the list grows longer every day. Naztech …

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Mohu AirWave Premium OTA Antenna review

REVIEW – As cord-cutting becomes more popular and America’s TV viewing habits keep evolving, a number of innovative new products have come to market to fill the gaps created by the shortcomings of traditional media devices. Mohu has been at the forefront of this cord-cutting revolution with their now oft-copied Leaf indoor HDTV antennas. As …

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Thinkware F200 Dash Cam review

REVIEW – The Thinkware F200 Dash Cam is a reliable, somewhat simple-to-set-up dash cam with a ton of great features at an affordable price. The majority of the really great features are only available after purchasing some accessories and having the camera hard-wired, but the base F200 Dash Cam’s feature set and included companion app …

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New York Comic Con 2018: Get your geek on!

ARTICLE – I recently attended the 2018 New York Comic Con, literally my most favorite place in the world. NYCC showcases everything I love; Comic books, Fantasy art, Superheroes, Pop culture, Science fiction shows, and so much more. Held since 2006 at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, the New York Comic Con packs …

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Ethohome Gravis Weighted Blanket review

REVIEW – The Ethohome Gravis Weighted Blanket is a reasonably priced, high quality, weighted blanket that could be the solution for some people who suffer from restless sleep or nighttime anxiety. At $269.99 for the 25 pound version, the Gravis was super effective in my testing and priced right around the same as other weighted blankets …

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Joe Porletto attends the 2018 New York Comic-Con (Day 2 & 3)

ARTICLE – If you caught day 1 of my adventures at the 2018 New York Comic-Con, we’re back with more video footage from day 2 and 3. Enjoy! NY Comic-Con Day 2 Welcome NY Comic-Con Day 2 Autograph Area NY Comic-Con Day 2 Queue Hall NY Comic-Con Day 2 Wrap NY Comic-Con Day 3 Welcome …

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Joe Porletto attends the 2018 New York Comic-Con (Day 1)

ARTICLE – Joe and his videographer/photographer buddy John Battistini are attending the New York Comic Con this week. It’s a mecca for all things nerdy and geeky from comics, to figures, to toys, books, movies, and more. Joe has made a collection of clips for the first day, so enjoy and keep coming back to this post …

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Vankyo LEISURE 3 2200 LUX LED Portable Projector review

REVIEW – The Vankyo LEISURE 3 2200 LUX LED Portable Projector is a low-cost, easy-to-use, portable digital projector with a good amount of input options. At a price of $89.99, the Vankyo LEISURE 3 does what it’s supposed to do, but don’t expect too much from the viewing experience. The Vankyo is serviceable, but it …

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Abode DIY Home Security System review

REVIEW – The Abode DIY Home Security System is an Internet-enabled, simple system of sensors, alarms, and cameras to help secure your home. It’s very easy to set up and maintain and there are a number of affordable add-on modules and services. At $229.99 for the basic system and no monthly contract needed, it’s a terrific …

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