Reviews

Reviews about interesting gadgets, gear, mobile technology and lifestyle products.

Bowers & Wilkins PI7 in-ear true wireless headphones review – definitely worth the wait

REVIEW – Ten years ago (has it been 10 years?), I reviewed Bowers & Wilkins first earphones—the C5. They sounded good but were not comfortable for my ears.  I couldn’t really enjoy them for more than an hour. Fast forward to now—B&W has come out with their first wireless earphones, the PI5 and PI7 (reviewed …

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Twelve South SurfacePad for iPhone 12 review

REVIEW – My eternal hunt for a perfect minimalistic iPhone case brought me back to one of my favorite Apple accessory makers, Twelve South. Today, we’re looking at their SurfacePad for iPhone 12. What is it? The SurfacePad is a slim, MagSafe compatible leather cover for the iPhone that wraps around from back to front …

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FluidStance Raise 36+ monitor shelf review – elevate your monitor to save your posture

REVIEW – Good posture is very important when you’re working long hours at a computer. Raising your computer monitor to the right height can make a big difference in neck and back pain that can come up when you’re not seated properly. Of course, you could use a stack of phone books or boxes but …

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Zendure SuperMini Lightning power bank review

REVIEW – One day a few years ago my campus went into lockdown for seven hours.  Nothing happened other than a bit of panic, the local police getting some practice and some very ruined trashcans, but there was a lot of turn taking at the power outlets in the room.  After that experience, I try …

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SnapFresh Cordless Lawn Mower review – not enough power

REVIEW – In the last year I’ve been transitioning to battery-powered tools for working in my yard.  After I reviewed WORX’s cordless fan, I purchased their weed eater.  SnapFresh then sent me their leaf blower and their hedge trimmer, both of which I liked.  The most recent lawn tool that I’ve been testing is a …

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Goal Zero Venture 75 Power Bank review

REVIEW – Since long-distance travel has been off the table for a while now, I’ve been making plans for shorter, closer-to-home trips. Inevitably, those trips involve long drives and off-the-grid locations. My usual EDC battery packs work fine to keep my power-hungry travel devices fed, but I have to pack three or four if the …

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Roborock H7 stick vac, Roborock S7 robot vac, Julie’s fav gear, and more – Review updates

REVIEW UPDATES – Today’s updates might look skimpy but they aren’t. Especially the Roborock S7 robot vac review which has a BIG update concerning Roborock’s new Auto-Empty Dock. Check out these reviews and my favorite gear page updates. Enjoy! Julie’s favorite gear Julie’s favorite gear Roborock H7 cordless vacuum review By Brooke Hall Roborock H7 …

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PortraitPro Studio Max 21 photo editing software review – Be your own supermodel

REVIEW – I’m convinced that every struggling actor who isn’t waiting tables in Los Angeles is a headshot photographer, and yet, like a five-year-old, trying to pull it together for a real headshot is way too much work for me.  At the same time, I also feel like you are your own best PR person, …

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i-Sens KetoSens blood ketone monitoring system review

REVIEW – I’m a fan of the keto diet as it pertains to helping me keep my blood glucose levels in the non-diabetic range. I’m pre-diabetic continue to explore low carb meal replacement foods, blood glucose monitoring systems, and now blood ketone meters like the i-Sens KetoSens blood ketone monitoring system. Let’s take a closer …

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Litheli 40V 22″ Cordless Hedge Trimmer + 2.0Ah Battery & Charger review

REVIEW – As I continue to enjoy reviewing Litheli tools and how much they help me around my home, I have been focusing on gardening. This Litheli 40V 22″ Cordless Hedge Trimmer is my next test as I deal with some unruly trees that I need to shape up. What is it? The Litheli 40V …

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