Mike Dixon

xTool Announces Upcoming P2 55W CO2 Laser Cutter

NEWS – During a recent live-stream event for their new 40W diode laser module for the D1 Pro laser, xTool announced that they are coming out with a new 55W CO2 laser cutter in March of 2023. The new xTool P2 55W CO2 laser cutter will be xTool’s most powerful laser to date. xTool teased …

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Mango Power E portable power station review – Let there be power!

REVIEW – I’ve wanted to get a large portable power station for quite some time now. The Mango Power E came up for review, and I was lucky enough to get picked to try it out. It was still pre-release, so I’ve waited since July like a child waiting for Christmas. Was it worth the …

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ALLPOWERS 400W Portable Solar Panel review – More Power!

REVIEW – Solar generators have become very popular in the past few years. Following closely behind is the popularity of solar panels. The efficiency has increased, providing more usability and applications for the use of solar generators. I had a chance to check out the ALLPOWERS 400W Portable Solar Panel; read on to find out …

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VANTRUE Element 3 3-channel voice controlled smart dashcam review – My first words were “Oh Wow!”

REVIEW – I’ve reviewed several dashcams in the past, some were a single-camera, and some were dual cameras, but never a three-camera dashcam. The VANTRUE Element 3 dashcam came up for review, and I thought it was time to upgrade. It was well worth the installation effort; read on to find out why! What is …

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VEVOR Heat Press Curved Element Hat Press review – This might make my hat collection larger

REVIEW – I recently started playing around with a laser engraver and vinyl cutter. I’m always wearing hats, so what better gadget could I have than a heat press for making hats? The VEVOR Heat Press Curved Element Hat Press came along at just the right time, so let’s take and look and see how …

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xTool M1 Laser & Blade Cutting Machine review – Fire the lasers!

REVIEW – I’ve been itching to get my hands on a laser engraver for some time now. I’ve really enjoyed my 3D printers, and laser engravers/cutters are in the same realm of designing and creating for DIY’ers and makers. The xTool M1 review offer came along, and I was lucky enough to get picked to …

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XIDU PHILBEAM S1 projector review – It projects more than just video!

REVIEW – I’ve reviewed a couple of projectors in the past. However, there were a couple of things with those projects that I didn’t like. The review offer came along for the XIDU PHILBEAM S1 projector, and according to the description, I should address some of the issues I had previously. Let’s find out if …

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Jlink 27″ 165Hz 1ms 1440P QHD Gaming Monitor review – I got my game on!

REVIEW – I’ve been a monitor fanatic since I first saw a Commodore PET computer in the 1980s. I primarily use high-resolution 4K displays for production work. However, I like to check out new tech every now and then, and the Jlink 27″ 165Hz Gaming Monitor was one of those things I just had to …

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Worx NITRO 80V Brushless Cordless Backpack Leaf Blower review – Feel the Power!

REVIEW – It’s that time of the year again, autumn and all the falling leaves that come with it. I’ve spent many hours working in the yard, raking leaves. This year is a little different; I’ve got the Worx NITRO 80V Brushless Cordless Backpack Leaf Blower to review and help me wrangle my leaves. Let’s …

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DCK 20V Cordless Drill review – Makes me want to put a hole in something

REVIEW – I have an entire set of cordless drills. However, if they are in the garage, I need them in the house. If they are in the house, I need them in the garage. I decided to try the DCK 20V Cordless Drill, and I have dedicated it to just inside the house. Is …

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Ultenic U10 Pro vacuum review – It really sucks, but in a good way

REVIEW – My home office is not only my workspace but also my hobby space. Multiple 3D printers and a laser engraver undoubtedly create most of the mess in the room. I decided to take on the Ultenic U10 Pro vacuum cleaner and see if it could help with my situation. What is it? The …

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Discover Adapt 20 dual speaker wireless UC headset review – You can hear me now!

REVIEW – My wife and I work from home and have daily video meetings. When the chance to get a decent headset came along, I decided to give the Discover Adapt 20 Dual Speaker Wireless UC Headset a try. It was so good that I let my wife use it, and now she won’t give …

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Aspiron Canister Steam Cleaner review – Plenty of steam cleaning power

REVIEW – I jump at a review item every now and then, only to find out it’s not exactly what I thought it was. I initially thought the Aspiron Canister Steam Cleaner was a carpet shampoo/steam cleaner, but it turns out it’s not. However, I found that I really could use it. What is it? …

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Chitu Systems Conjure Rigid 3D printer resin review – It’s tough and it’s rigid

REVIEW – I’m pretty new to resin 3D printing, but I have printed enough items to know that standard 3D resin can be very brittle. Chitu Systems contacted me and asked if I would review their Conjure Rigid Resin, so does it live up to really being rigid? Read on to find out. What is …

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Novtech G40 LED outdoor string lights review

REVIEW – I finally relented to my wife this summer and set up our gazebo tent in the backyard. I debated about which lights to get. The Novtech G40 LED Outdoor String Lights offer came along, so that was problem solved! What is it? The Novtech G40 LED Outdoor String Lights is a 58ft IP65 …

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