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.

ClipGlow Night Light review

REVIEW:  The ClipGlow Night Light is a bright, lightweight magnetic personal utility light that offers hands-free illumination of whatever is before you. The rechargeable version is reviewed here and is ‘coming soon’ on the website link at the end of this article.  What is it The ClipGlow Night Light is a rechargeable LED utility light …

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TREBLAB Z7 PRO Hybrid Active Noise Canceling Headphones review – Comfort plus great sound?

REVIEW:  The Treblab Z7 Pro Hybrid Active Noise Canceling Headphones are among the most comfortable over-ear headphones I’ve used. But comfort is little consolation if the sound is only so-so, right? Don’t tune out yet! I used the Treblab Z7 Pro headphones for phone calls plus a range of music listening and as a tease …

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Ryobi 40 Volt Cordless Jet Fan Leaf Blower review – Your yard debris can be Gone With The Wind 

REVIEW: The Ryobi RY40407VNM 40 Volt Cordless Jet Fan Leaf Blower is a ‘uni-tasker’. It simply blows stuff from where it is, to where you want it to be. This is the first Ryobi tool I’ve handled and it has me thinking about other 40 volt Ryobi tools since they all use the same battery. …

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ZEEKER P10 smartphone review – A big battery with a smartphone built in

REVIEW: At 11.4 ounces the Zeeker P10 is a hefty cell phone. It’s heavy duty. Emphasis on heavy. It has a 6000 mAh battery so it would be. It is also submersible. No, it takes underwater pictures. Continue conversations in the bath, anyone? Could the Zeeker P10 be your everyday smartphone with specs like this? …

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Cyansky M3 EDC Titanium flashlight review – Perfectly pocketable power

REVIEW – When I demonstrated the Cyansky M3 EDC Titanium flashlight to my wife, who is not easily impressed with my gadgets, she was very surprised by the maximum brightness this little light produced. Could this be the last flashlight you’ll ever need? (I know, not possible.) Can this small flashlight replace larger flashlights for …

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ThruNite TH30 V2 LED Headlamp review – Two lights in one!

REVIEW:  The ThruNite TH30 V2 LED headlamp is durable and versatile. It gave me more than enough light to mow safely in the dark. (Sometimes you just gotta.) It also has a ‘firefly’ mode that is .3, that’s ‘point 3’, lumens. That’s adequate light to rummage around a room with someone asleep in it and …

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Soul Emotion Pro ANC true wireless earbuds review

REVIEW – The Soul Emotion Pro ANC earbuds – ‘Designed for calls. Made for music.’ That’s the marketing claim, but do these earbuds live up to it? One of our Gadgeteer reviewers is looking for the best earbuds the planet Earth has to offer. Could Garry’s search be over? I’ll describe where the Soul Emotion …

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CAT S22 Flip smartphone review – Chunky but not clunky

REVIEW: The CAT S22 Flip phone from T-Mobile is a hunky half-pounder, but not as old-school as you might expect at first glance. The ‘top half’ of the phone is a very functional smartphone, but through a fairly small screen. I’ll describe how I put it through its paces, and if it’s capable enough to …

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Wuben D1 EDC flashlight review – small but bright!

REVIEW:  This is the third Wuben flashlight I’ve reviewed and the company continues to impress with their quality products. The Wuben D1 EDC flashlight uses a pretty big battery. It has a 3.6V, 18650 size battery and is the smallest flashlight I’ve seen that uses that size battery. Subtract an inch off of any of …

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Orosound Tilde Pro Premium C Plus Bluetooth ANC headset review

REVIEW: The Orosound Tilde Pro Premium C+ Bluetooth headset is a serious audio listening and speaking device. This headset will not be found on the impulse-buy hangers at your office supply store. (The price was my first clue.) You can listen casually with the Tilde Pro, but if you want excellent sound reproduction from a …

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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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