Reviews

I grew up watching Star Trek and always thought that talking to a computer was the coolest thing! With Siri, Google and Alexa were getting darn close to Captain Kirk’s Enterprise. Ahhh, the joys of home automation! I love it when something cumbersome becomes effortless. Adding ConnectSense’s new Smart Outlet to my home automation system… Read More

I don’t use Bluetooth headsets anymore since I seem to text and email more than voice. But a Bluetooth headset that is completely immune to ambient noise?  Say hello the iAsus Stealth Bluetooth Mic. If there’s one thing I can’t stand about Bluetooth headsets for phones is poor outbound quality due to environmental noise, or… Read More

Now that smartphones like the latest iPhones and my new Pixel 2 XL have abandoned 3.5mm headphone jacks, the quest to find the perfect pair of Bluetooth earbuds has been high on my tech wish list. The latest test buds to show up on the Gadgeteer testing bench are the Freedom 2 wireless sport headphones from… Read More

For this review of the EPSON Expression Photo XP-8500 Printer, I am turning it over to my lovely wife who is obsessed with photography and documenting our family’s life.  Her experience with at home photo printing far exceeds mine so I will turn it over to her.  I am scrapbook obsessed. Seriously. I am a… Read More

The often referenced requirement of eight glasses of water a day may not be based in pure medical fact, but I know that if I don’t drink enough during the day, I feel sluggish and blah. Any product that can help me want to drink water and tea is worth a look in my opinion… Read More

There used to be a time when a new Bluetooth headset would come out every other day. I rarely speak on the phone anymore, but I do have a collection of Bluetooth headset lying around. The Plantronics Voyager 3240 is the latest version of their Voyager lineup, and I just happen to have the previous… Read More

Today we have 5 updates from reviews as recent as this past summer and as far back as 2014. We like to revisit our past reviews to provide ongoing info about how well the products stand up over time. Click through to see a list of our recently updated reviews and then scroll to the bottom… Read More

Would you believe me if I told you that you can have a home security camera that is priced at only $19.99 per camera AND there are no monthly subscription or cloud storage fees required? Yes, I’m serious. Let’s check out WyzeCam. What is it? WyzeCam is a small 1080p home security camera that’s crazy… Read More

It seems that inexpensive projectors are everywhere. Today we’re going to look at an LED-based projector in the $100 range, the DBPOWER T21 1800 lumen LED projector. Imaging technology: TFT LCD, Brightness: 1800 lumens Contrast: 1000:1 Aspect ratio: 16:10 Projection ratio: 1.4:1 Native resolution: 800×480 pixels Supported resolution: 1920×1080 pixels Keystone: Manual correction 15° Throw distance… Read More

Do you have soreness and discomfort from being hunched over your electronic devices all day? The Stand Corrected is a stretching tool designed specifically to relieve that tension in your upper body, neck and shoulders. The designers also claim that it can help to straighten your spine and undo years of bad posture problems with… Read More

As a product reviewer, the pictures that I take of the products that I’m reviewing are almost as important as the words I write about those products. The old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” is still true and I want my pictures to be as good as they can be. I’ve been… Read More

Several months ago, while reviewing North St Bags Pioneer 12 hip pack, carrying and using what was essentially a big fanny pack for a few weeks challenged the stigmas tied to it. That is, the long-held belief that a pouch you strap to your waist is nothing more than a dorky bag for dorks. It… Read More

If you are in a hurry and dropping in to get the bottom line on the passcode protected datAshur PRO USB 3.0 USB Flash Drive from iStorage here it is:  it’s by far the best flash drive I have ever had and probably like you, I have had dozens upon dozens of them.  It protects your data with a… Read More

Earlier this year Apple introduced the world to their AirPods. Admittedly, I was intrigued by the idea of wireless Bluetooth earbuds; however, as an Android loyalist, I assumed it wasn’t meant to be. Fortunately, SmartOmi offers a similar product that’s compatible with Android. The SmartOmi’s Q5s are completely wireless, Bluetooth 4.1 earbuds. I was recently given… Read More

We’ve all been there. You’ve been running around all day in a virtual whirlwind of activity, using your phone nonstop to take photos, chat, check your bank balance, check off a shopping list item, when suddenly it hits you. That red battery indicator. “How could I be at 10% already?!” you think to yourself as… Read More