Mike Dixon

Fiido T2 Longtail cargo eBike review – Carry your stuff with ease!

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REVIEW – I’ve previously reviewed one eBike, but wanted an eBike that I could haul some cargo. The Fiido T2 Longtail Cargo eBike came along for review and I was intrigued by the cargo capacity and the form factor of the Fiido T2 Longtail so figured I would give it a try. What is it? […]

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F1 Ultra – xTool breaks new ground with world’s first 20W fiber & 20W diode desktop engraver

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NEWS – xTool has recently announced their new desktop laser engraver, the F1 Ultra. The F1 Ultra is the world’s first 20W fiber and 20W diode dual laser. The dual laser expands the range of materials that can be engraved, embossed, and cut. The F1 Ultra expands upon the already popular F1 in more ways than just more

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OUPES Mega 2 Power Station review – Almost perfect power

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REVIEW – Our modern society revolves around electrical power. Over the last few years, many companies have come out with portable power units. Recently, OUPES has come out with its Mega 2 Power Station, and it has all four things that I find make the perfect power station. What is it? The OUPES Mega 2

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ILAVIE 20 Bar espresso machine review – Simple, effective, and delicious!

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REVIEW – I love coffee so much that I drink it pretty much all day. I’ve had many coffee machines in the past, and a couple of espresso machines. However, my espresso machine experience was many years ago. When the ILAVIE 20 Bar espresso machine review offer came along, I decided I would try one

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Ringo Tripod water bottle review – It’s perfect

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REVIEW – When it comes to gadgets, I always prefer multi-purpose ones. I never really thought about my drink containers – until I saw the Ringo Tripod Bottle. I had to have it. What is it? The Ringo Tripod Bottle is a high-performance water bottle with a MagSafe lid that doubles as a tripod/phone holder.

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xTool Screen Printer review – Why didn’t anyone think of this?

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REVIEW – Every now and then a product comes along that makes you say “Why didn’t someone think of that before?” The xTool Screen Printer is just such a product. Using a laser to make a screen for screen printing? Why not! Let’s find out if it works as advertised. What is it? The xTool

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VTOMAN Jump 1500X Portable Power Station and Solar Panel Review; Powerfully Simple

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REVIEW – After suffering a power outage for a day and a half from a freak snowstorm in October, I decided I would pick up another portable power station. The VTOMAN Jump 1500X Portable Power Station review offer came along, and although it wasn’t exactly what I wanted, I ended up taking them up on

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HOZO Design NeoRuler Premium Combo modular digital scale ruler review – This one surprised me

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REVIEW – There are a few things that instantly grab my interest. One of them is a finely machined tool. HOZO Design offered to send their NeoRuler for review, and I thought that it would make a great addition to my various design tools. Was I mistaken? Read on to find out. What is it?

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xTool S1 laser engraver and cutter review – World’s first 40W enclosed diode laser cutter!

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REVIEW – Over the last few years I have become quite a fan of the xTool laser engraver and cutting machines. The latest offering from xTool is the S1 Laser Engraver and Cutter, and it certainly has quite a few features that are amazing. However, the xTool S1 is missing one thing that the xTool

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Elegoo Saturn 3 12K resin 3D printer review – Incredible detail at an affordable price

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REVIEW – In the past year, I’ve made literally 1000’s of parts on my resin 3D printers. I’m not an expert, but I have a lot of real-world experience. However, all of that experience was with one brand of resin 3D printer. So when the Elegoo Saturn 3 12K resin printer review offer came along,

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Hollyland Lark Max wireless lavalier microphone system review – Studio audio perfected

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REVIEW – I’ve tried several wireless microphone systems with my phone and camera. However, there was always something about them that I didn’t like. Hollyland offered to send along their Lark Max Wireless Microphone System for review. After much thought, I decided to give it a try. Read on to see if that gamble paid

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xTool P2 vs Glowforge Pro; laser engravers compared and contrasted

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ARTICLE – I recently reviewed the xTool P2 laser engraver. I’ve had it a little over a month and I’m still loving it. I wanted to compare and contrast the xTool P2 with the popular Glowforge Pro laser engraver. There are some things to keep in mind when comparing one machine to the other. The

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xTool P2 smart desktop 55W CO2 laser cutter and engraver review – This is a game changer!

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REVIEW – My life has revolved around lasers ever since I reviewed the xTool M1 laser in 2022. xTool recently came out with their most powerful laser cutter and engraver to date; The xTool P2 Versatile and Smart Desktop 55W CO2 Laser Cutter. This is the laser machine I have been waiting for since I

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