Lex Strickland

As a child I usually disassembled Christmas toys by lunchtime. I'm fascinated by cellphones, fountain pens, knives, flashlights, Chromebooks, and Chromeboxes. I play drums, workout, throw boomerangs, shoot paper targets and bike. I try to fit in my retirement when I have time.

KOSPET Optimus 2 smartwatch review

REVIEW:  The KOSPET Optimus 2 – A smartwatch, a camera, and a cellular phone, all on your wrist! And you won’t forget it’s there. This timepiece measures 2 inches side to side, 2.25 inches vertically and is .75 inch thick! Go measure.You don’t have a bigger watch.  Are the Optimus 2 features and functions ready …

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ChefsTemp Finaltouch X10 cooking thermometer review

REVIEW:  What does the ChefsTemp Finaltouch X10 do that other instant-read thermometers don’t do? There is something, and it’s pretty cool. Righties and lefties (hands, and politics) should appreciate the feature. But does it do its main thing well?  What is it The ChefsTemp Finaltouch X10 is a battery powered, instant-read, probe type cooking thermometer. …

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Kungfuking Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers review – an alarm clock that can wake the dead

REVIEW: The Kungfuking Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers lives up to all of its claims. They should offer a discount on EMS resuscitation services should this clock not wake you up. The alert tone used for the alarm sound is distinct and appropriately unpleasant. I may have heard this tone from other clocks but not …

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Bloves Meat Thermometer review

REVIEW – When cooking you sometimes need an accurate reading of internal temperatures to know when ‘done’ has been achieved. How does the Bloves Meat Thermometer perform in several cooking tasks? I’ll show you its features and a couple of flaws. What is it The Bloves Meat Thermometer is sold as an instant-read, probe type …

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Crowbits STEM coding toy set review

REVIEW: Elecrow Industries has created four children’s STEM toy sets. I’m digging into the Explorer Kit for 8+ year olds with assistance from my visiting resident grandson, PB. I’ll also report on one of the kits that has projects that require coding, the Inventor Kit. What is it Crowbits are Science Technology Engineering & Math …

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Crowbits STEM Coding Toy and the Titan phone – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Today I have two campaigns to share with you. One is a LEGO compatible modular programming kit and the other is an Android smartphone with a built-in keyboard. Crowbits coding toy kits What is it? What is it? Elecrow Industries has an Indiegogo campaign underway for multiple children’s STEM toy sets that …

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