Smythe Richbourg

A gadget nerd from childhood, Smythe has always been drawn to solving everyday problems with clever tools. An Apple fan since his Mac Plus in 1987, he's sure the company will one day do great things, despite being perpetually doomed by their competition.

Pillow Pad is a three-position stand for your tablet

NEWS – Way back in May of 2012, I reviewed the Wedgestand eReader stand. Over the near-decade since, I’ve mentioned it as a favorite device accessory at least twice, and it is out on my dining room table as I type this. It’s a great, simple design, and I thought it could not be improved …

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Hohem iSteady X2 gimbal for smartphones review

REVIEW – Creating steady video and moving around from various angles used to be difficult and physically intensive. I was recently sent the Hohem iSteady X2, a gimbal designed for smartphones, and it’s a huge creative boost. I’ve tested it in several use cases, and am ready to report. What is it? An electronics-driven gimbal …

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Elite Screens Yard Master 2 screen review – A screen as big as all outdoors

REVIEW – As we move into summer here in the Northern Hemisphere, more and more people are having outside get-togethers. If a movie would make a part of a good gathering for you, a sturdy outdoor screen will be in order. To that end, ProjectorScreen.com sent me the Elite Screens Yard Master 2 screen for …

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simplehuman CleanStation review – Deep cleans your smartphone

REVIEW – Be honest. How many times have you been in a public restroom and heard someone a few stalls over talking, and you knew they were on the phone? Or you’re hearing TikToks playing? Public restrooms are germy nightmares, and don’t tell me about washing your hands – you need to disinfect your phone …

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PowBuzz battery powered screwdriver review

REVIEW – If you’re reading this website, there’s a good chance you’ve used a powered screwdriver before. Building your own computer, Raspberry Pi projects, changing out the memory or storage on your device – having a power driver makes short work of those pesky screws. The folks at PowBuzz have responded to the increasing miniaturization …

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JoyGeek Wireless Charging Station review – 3 chargers in one

REVIEW – As our digital lives progress, we suddenly find we have a network of things that we are carrying around. Phones, earbuds, watches, tablets – and everything needs recharging at some point. Since we aren’t yet able to leverage the Universal Will to Become to power all our things, we have to pause every so …

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Astrea ONE water bottle review – Fights pollution two ways!

  REVIEW – Municipal water is, sadly, no longer guaranteed to be safe from pollutants and poisons from pipes and groundwater leaching. Many folks I know use filtered pitchers in their fridge to take care of the impurities, but those things take a good while to seep through. Plus, they aren’t portable. Enter the Astrea …

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Solo New York Ludlow universal tablet sling bag review

REVIEW – As new devices that are thinner and lighter hit the market, suddenly carrying that messenger bag with a 3” thick laptop compartment doesn’t make a lot of sense. And if you have to take along a charger, it’s no longer half the size and weight of that behemoth you used to carry. In …

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Waterfield introduces new Double Take sleeve for those who pack two screens

NEWS – There are those of us who tote two screens around at least some of the time. Since today’s devices are so slim and light, most folks in this group have probably just been packing the two together in the same slot in their bag. Waterfield, a perennial favorite with Gadgeteers, just released their …

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Aracky’s SuperDanny Spin Tower review – The lazy Susan of power strips

REVIEW – We all have them: those surge protectors that either have a mile of extra cord to manage, or that are just short of reaching the outlet you want to plug into. Aracky’s SuperDanny Spin Tower solves both of these problems worth a neat, elegant solution. Let’s dive in! What is it? Vertical power …

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