Michael Strange

Amazon’s new Alexa Skill Blueprints lets you create your very own Alexa skills

The first review I ever wrote for the Gadgeteer was for the Amazon Echo Dot. With Amazon’s AI Alexa, you could use skills to do things such as turn on lights or order a pizza. Since that time Alexa has evolved. Now there are literally thousands of new skills. Some useful, others not so much. In …

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Otterbox’s new ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ cases are the best co-pilot any iPhone could ask for

On Tuesday, Otterbox released their new Solo: A Star Wars Story collection of iPhone cases in anticipation of the 2018 Star Wars film. They join the previously released Galactic Collection of Star Wars Otterbox cases as part of the companies Symmetry Series. “You don’t have to be a scoundrel to protect your favorite co-pilot,” said OtterBox CEO Jim Parke. “Star …

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Ullu’s iPhone case makes one handed use a “strap”

I’ve never felt secure using my iPhone with one hand. I’ve fumbled it more times then I can count. And with repair costs these days, that’s not a good thing. The Strappy Case from Ullu has a built-in hand-strap that makes holding your iPhone with one hand easier and more secure. The leather hand-strap also …

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Vizio’s new P-Series Quantum TV produces the purest blacks and brightest brights

On Tuesday Vizio unveiled their new 2018 flagship TV, the P-Series Quantum. The 65″ P-Series Quantum 4K HDR Smart TV is billed as Vizio’s brightest TV so far, with 2,000 nits of peak brightness. Quantum Dot technology makes this display capable of producing over one billion colors with “cinematic color intensity”. Purest black levels Vizio’s Active Full Array Max backlight …

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BDI’s Olis media cabinet allows your soundbar be heard, not seen

  When purchasing Audio Video equipment, almost as important as the gear you buy is the cabinet you store it in. BDI has come up with the perfect solution to hide your AV gear away in style. Heard, not seen The Olis 9650 is an AV cabinet with louvered doors that conceal both component compartments and …

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RAVPower HyperAir 7.5-Watt Wireless Chargers review

Ever since purchasing my iPhone X I’ve been searching for a good 7.5-Watt wireless charger. RAVPower threw their hat into the ring recently introducing a new line of wireless Fast Chargers – HyperAir. The lineup includes flat charging bases, a charging stand, and even a power bank that can wirelessly charge your iPhone. RAVPower sent me all three …

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Just say no to brown guacamole with Guac-Lock

I love guacamole! Not that processed pre-made stuff, I’m talking about fresh, hand-made guacamole. The problem with fresh guac is that after a day or two it always gets that disgusting brown color. And none of those home remedies ever seems to work. Guac-Lock to the rescue The Guac-Lock is a shatter-proof, odor-proof guacamole container …

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Be part of the movie with Edifiers uniquely luxurious e255 5.1 Home Theater System

Product design doesn’t always have to be boring. The Edifier e255 Luna E 5.1 Home theater system is a prime example of this. Its unique shapes and striking red color make it look like it came straight out of a Japanese Anime. But, the e255 is more than just another pretty face. Looks aren’t everything The 385-watt e255 has …

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Ecobee recruits Amazon’s Alexa for their new Switch+ smart switch

The ecobee Switch + is the smarter light switch with built-in Amazon Alexa. Unlike other smart switches that just work with Alexa, the ecobee Switch + has the voice assistant built right in. Use the built-in mic to ask Alexa for lights, news, music, and more. Or control other voice-enabled devices in your home. Depending …

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Aalo is reinventing furniture literally one piece at a time

  Buying new furniture is never fun and it’s usually full of compromises. Affordability usually equals both, reduced quality and boring designs. And custom furniture is out of reach for most of us. Aalo has designed Lego-like furniture that is simple, durable and customizable without the compromises. Interlocking and interchangeable parts allow you to choose …

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Philips Hue will venture outdoors this summer

Over the last couple of years, the Philips Hue indoor smart home lighting system has become very popular. So Philips recently announced that coming this summer they’re taking on the great outdoors with a new line of exterior lights. The Philips Hue outdoor range smart lighting system takes all the great indoor lighting system controls and brings them to the …

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Add the unique beauty of natural wood to your Apple Watch with Ottm’s Hardwood bands

  In a world full of watch bands Ottm’s hardwood Apple Watch straps really stand out. Made from two eye-catching hardwoods: Gabonese Zebrawood from West Africa best known for its striking finish and Indonesian Sandalwood which is prized for its fragrance and widely used across Asia in incense and oils. These distinctive and handsome straps have subtly rounded …

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Make bath time for your dog less ruff with Aquapaw

If you’re a dog owner, one thing you probably dread is giving your furry friend a bath. Whether using the cup method in the bathtub or using the high-pressure garden hose outside it’s never an easy task and unless your dog loves water (mine does not) it’s not usually fun for them either. Aquapaw to …

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