Matt Sailors

I am a husband, father, and scouter. As the son of a farm-boy turned professional engineer and a chemical laboratory technician, I was thrust into the world of gadgets at an early age. I am biomedical engineer and a health informaticist specializing in data and information modeling, clinical decision support, and information quality. I am a life-long maker, a aficionado of 24-hour timepieces, a collector of pre-Golden Age and Golden Age science fiction, and a proud adult LEGO enthusiast.

Poly Studio P15 Personal Video Bar review – A one piece total video conference solution

REVIEW – The Poly Studio P15 Personal Video Bar is an all-in-one solution for those who need to add video conferencing to smaller conferencing spaces. What is it? Some readers may not be familiar with the Poly brand, but will recognize the names of the two companies that combined to create Poly: Plantronics and Polycom.  …

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Get your LEGO build on with the Builder’s Mat from MOC.Industries

NEWS – MOC.Industries’s new Builder’s Mat is a 45 x 30 cm self-healing mat (similar material to that used in hobby / sewing cutting mats) designed to help layout new designs and structures built with LEGO-brand (or compatible) building bricks. The Builder’s Mat features layout grids for both studs-out modeling (such as for floors or …

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GRILLKILT review – When you’re too Scottish for an apron

REVIEW – When you’re too Scottish to wear an apron, you need to get a GRILLKILT to keep you clean and organized while cooking outdoors. As a connoisseur of both traditional and modern kilts, I was intrigued with the offer to review a GRILLKILT came up. What is it? The GRILLKILT is an alternative to …

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CZUR ET24 Pro Smart document scanner review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – More and more frequently my bibliophile / book collector and private educator (specialized tutor-for-hire) have been colliding, and I need to capture images of documents (e.g., invoices for book and ephemera purchases, documentation of edition variations, and illustrations for my students).  Until now, I have been making do with the cameras in …

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Leatherman Ainsworth EDC Sheath review – carry your multi-tools in style

REVIEW – Leatherman brand multi-tools have been part of my EDC since long before EDC became a mainstream term to describe what we carry with us every day.  The problem that I’ve faced has been the tradeoff between pocket space and functionality–the most useful tools often took up too much space in my pocket, even …

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Nexar Pro Dual Dash Cam review – See outside and INSIDE your vehicle

REVIEW – Now that I have another driver (with a fourth starting this summer), I’ve been on the lookout for a high-quality dash cam for my son’s car to serve as another set of eyes in the event of a collision or other incident while he is on his way back and forth to school.  …

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NTONPOWER Solar Rover 500 Power Station review

REVIEW – As long-time (well, the past 4 years) readers may remember, in addition to my day job and my duties as a reviewer for The Gadgeteer, I am actively involved with the Boy Scouts.  Recently, I added the position of Adult Troop Quartermaster to my long-term role as an Assistant Scoutmaster.  One of the …

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Henson Shaving AL13 Mild Safety Razor review

REVIEW – In late 2020, I switched from disposable multi-blade razors to traditional safety razors in search of a more consistent shave and because I was tired of running out of razors. I tried razors from many well-known brands and selected a daily-driver (well, every-few-days-driver) razor that I’ve been using for the past six months.  …

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TSPROF Kadet Expert+ Knife Sharpener Kit review

REVIEW – I am one of the many knife owners who has never mastered using traditional sharpening stones to maintain their knives.  I have tried many different guided sharpening systems over the years and now have a good powered sharpening system, but still need something that is more portable and easier to set up to …

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Secret Sockets The OUTlet review – Double your wall outlets in the same space

REVIEW – Who amongst us has never needed additional power outlets? I know that I have. In this episode, we’re going to examine an innovative solution to this problem: The OUTLet from Secret Sockets, LLC.  I have been following The OUTlet since it was funded through Kickstarter, through the long process of obtaining rigorous safety …

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ClearOne Chat 150 USB speakerphone review

REVIEW – The ClearOne Chat 150 USB is a speakerphone accessory from one of the pioneers in the conference calling / phone switchboard arena. It is designed to work singly or in a daisy-chain configuration (using additional hardware) to serve small-to-medium sized conference rooms, but also works well for home office and personal use. What …

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Imalent RT90 4800 lumen flashlight review

REVIEW – My friends will attest that I have a problem with flashlights, namely that I’ve never met a flashlight that I didn’t like (well at least until I’ve tried it out).  When the opportunity to review the Imalent RT90 4800 lumen flashlight came up, I jumped on the opportunity.  Let’s see if the RT90 …

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