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.

Lander Kiva USB rechargable headlamp review

REVIEW – We have been homeowners for long enough to have paid off two different houses. This means we have spent way too much time under the house doing some type of home-ownerly task that usually involves wearing knee pads and headlamps. Whether it’s checking out what the plumber said they did, re-routing the dryer …

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Satechi 108w Pro USB-C PD Desktop Charger review

REVIEW – In the past few months, I think it’s safe to say we’ve all had to make adjustments to our workplace and home workstations. For many, this is something new, but for others (myself included), it presented a chance to update some behind-the-scenes items, like the power chargers that I’m keeping on various work …

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WaterField is preparing us for “the other side” with their new Air Caddy

NEWS – Hey! Do you folks remember when we rode in airplanes regularly? And we actually left the house to “go to work?” Yeah, me neither. But the fine folks at WaterField Bags in San Francisco are providing inspiration toward the end of sheltering in place and resuming air travel and once again enjoying this …

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Bruce Charles Designs spinning tops review

REVIEW – There are fiddly little things that we Gadgeteers like to see, touch, and have around us. For some, it’s little (or big) action figures, trade-show tchotchkes, or gaming miniatures. For some, it’s a stress ball, worry stone, or a fidget spinner. And, for some, it is highly precision-made things of beauty. The Schulte …

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Sandmarc iPhone lenses review

REVIEW – Photography has entered another new age. With each move, from glass to tin to film to electronic sensors, changes arose in how images were captured. Now, we are in an era of Computational Photography, where large-scale computing within our tiny phones can put together data from those sensors and construct images of nature …

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LA Police Gear Men’s Basic Operator Pant review

REVIEW – With all the gear Gadgeteers carry around, where do we carry it all? Some opt for bags, some for slings or belt clip-ons. And some of us just use pockets. (Sorry ladies, I know this is a sore point, but I’m not a clothing designer. I’m just reporting the news.) One of the …

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Speidel Twist-O-Flex Apple Watch band review

REVIEW – Bands for the Apple Watch have become yet another cottage industry spawned by a technology product, right on the heels of iPhone cases, screen covers, and USB chargers. One of the most nostalgic entries into this category I was recently sent is the Twist-O-Flex band from Speidel. I’ve been wearing it pretty much …

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MOFT-Z is a 4-position standing desk in the size of a magazine

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – MOFT (Mobile Office for Travelers) just launched their latest Kickstarter project – the MOFT Z. Billed as the world’s first invisible sit-stand laptop desk, it is an origami-inspired stand that has 3 seated angles and will extend to 10 inches in seconds, to allow you to place your laptop or tablet high enough …

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Tech21 Studio Colour Phone 11 Pro Max case review

REVIEW – Protective cases are almost a given for smartphones, since, as I tell my customers, they are basically “two slabs of glass that are allergic to both gravity and water, which are pretty common things around here.” Tech21 has been building cases for several years that provide great drop protection without making your phone …

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