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.

Omnicharge Omni Ultimate 38,400mAh power supply review

REVIEW–  I’m a bit intimidated by anything that can kill me.  The Omni Ultimate by Omnicharge is the highest capacity portable power supply I have used in my short yet productive life. But given the suggested retail price, the variety of ports, and especially its 120V grounded ‘wall plug’ style outlet, I anticipated this would …

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Gosun Solar Charging Flashlight review

REVIEW – Spouse: “How many flashlights do we need around here?” Me: (To the tune of Tina Turner-) “What’s need – got to do, got to do with it?” The ‘Gosun Solar Charging Flashlight’, ‘Gosun SolarLight Solar Assisted Flashlight’, or ‘Gosun SolarFlash’. Whether you go with the name on the package or the two names …

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Gosun SolarPanel 10 solar charger review

REVIEW – Power outage or outdoor events when your phone charge gets low? No problem if you have a solar panel in your pack. The Gosun SolarPanel 10 may be a portable solution to keep your small devices charged. Read on and see if you have a need for one or would you pass for …

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Mkeke 20W USB-C charger review

REVIEW – The Mkeke 20W USB C Charger is manufactured by Shenzhen Aoda Power Technology Co. Ltd.  This economy-priced charger might stack up nicely to more expensive competitors.  Since phone manufacturers seem to be moving toward shipping with no charger, knowing where to get an effective quick charger may be useful. Let’s see how it …

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Casio DW291H heavy duty digital watch review

REVIEW – I love tech but sometimes simpler technologies can carry big benefits. Enter the Casio DW291H digital watch with 10-year battery, 200 meter water resistance, and more great features. What is it? The Casio DW291H-9AVCF (black bezel version) is a digital watch in their Heavy Duty series, hence the red ‘HD’ on the face. The …

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Alarm.com introduces a touchless video doorbell at CES

NEWS – Alarm.com has released the first commercially available video doorbell that rings without requiring any contact.  The Alarm.com Touchless Video Doorbell eliminates the need to physically press a doorbell button. Anyone coming to the door simply stands on a doormat to ring the chime.  When a person is detected, the doorbell immediately triggers the existing chime …

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