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.

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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Naenka Bone Conduction Runner Pro open ear wireless headphone review

REVIEW – Naenka Bone Conduction Runner Pro open ear wireless headphones send sound through what I’m calling ‘transducers’ that sit in front of the ears against the jawbones. I wondered what quality of sound these would produce since this is my first experience with bone conduction sound.  What is it Naenka Bone Conduction Runner Pro …

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Creative Soundblaster Jam V2 headphones review

REVIEW –  I know Creative Labs from their line of headphones and other audio gear so I was excited to review this familiar brand name. These on-ear headphones did not disappoint, and as with most Creative products, they put in a lot of quality for the price. What is it The Creative Soundblaster Jam V2 …

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Work Sharp Knife and Tool Sharpener Mk. 2 review

REVIEW – The Work Sharp Original Knife and Tool Electric Sharpener is one of the best tools I own. It has worked perfectly, for years. Work Sharp just came out with an updated version, the Mk. 2. If you’d like to sharpen a knife to paper-shaving sharp in under 5 minutes instead of slow, plodding, …

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