Reviews

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

Goal Zero Yeti 1000 Core Portable Power Station review – Power all the things!

REVIEW – In my never-ending quest to always be prepared for any eventuality I’ve accumulated quite a few portable power units. Large and small, these power packs are strewn about my apartment, stored in pockets and backpacks, or stashed away in bins patiently awaiting the apocalypse. None of the many battery packs I own though …

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Greenworks 24V 12-inch string trimmer / edger review

REVIEW – A reliable string trimmer is an indispensable tool for yard work.  However, gas models are loud and create noxious fumes, and corded electric units are inconvenient. The Greenworks 24V 12-inch string trimmer with edger mode is a lightweight, feature-rich, battery-powered tool. I have one to review. Read on to see what I think! …

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Olight Drever folding pocket knife review – Olight’s first knife!

REVIEW – If you’re a regular visitor around here or are interested in EDC gear, chances are high that you already know about Olight and its excellent flashlights. Now they are branching out into knives and I have their first one – The Drever. Let’s take a look. What is it? The Olight Drever is …

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Olive Pro earbuds review – earbuds and hearing aids in one device

REVIEW – If you’re a regular reader of The Gadgeteer and my reviews, you’ll know that I have been on a quest to find the perfect earbud.  I’ve tested several, but so far, none have had that ‘wow’ factor that ended my search.  The latest contestant is the Olive Pro from Olive Union.  These aren’t …

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X-Chair Elemax, Milkmade, Logi MX Keys, and more – Review updates

REVIEW UPDATES – Today I have 4 review updates for you. If you’re new around here, we regularly post updates to our published reviews so that people interested in the products can see how well they stand up to long term use. Check out the reviews listed below and you can find each dated update …

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Anker Nano II 65W GaN II PPS Fast Charger Adapter review – Simply awesome!

REVIEW – Portable chargers are getting smaller! I received one of those recently to review – the Anker Nano II 65W GaN II PPS Fast Charger Adapter. It’s AWESOME! It’s so small and charges my Lenovo Yoga 730 laptop and my Pixel 2 XL phone in the same amount of time (or less) as their …

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Solu N.O.W. Tone Therapy System review – Meditation made simple!

REVIEW – I have never considered myself a person who is easily stressed out, but I know that I can have some anxiety in certain situations. I also know that I hold a lot of tension in my shoulders and neck. For these reasons, I thought that learning to meditate could help me. I’ve tried …

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Anker PowerExpand 8-in-1 USB-C PD 10 Gbps Data Hub review

REVIEW – I was recently allowed to review the Anker PowerExpand 8-in-1 USB-C PD 10 Gbps Data Hub. This hub is an improvement over the Anker PowerExpand+ 7-in-1 USB-C Ethernet Hub that I reviewed last year. It includes an HDMI port (4K@60Hz instead of 4K@30Hz), a 100 W USB-C Power Delivery (PD) pass-through charging port …

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SpotCam Solo 2 Indoor/Outdoor wireless 1080p security camera

REVIEW – I have used the SpotCam family of security cameras for several years, mainly the cameras for inside the house.  The Solo 2 was the first camera that I have used outside the house, on our front porch, which gets hit with lots of different weather of course. So I was curious about how …

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ThermoWorks Thermapen ONE thermometer review

REVIEW – The ThermoWorks Thermapen ONE is a food thermometer and whether you’re a multi-Michelin star chef or a weekend grillmaster, food safety is paramount. I’ve been married to “Public Health” for the better part of a decade and I’m pretty sure the safe temperature for chicken was in our wedding vows ( 165 degrees Fahrenheit …

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Segway Ninebot S MAX review – hoverboards made easy

REVIEW – In a world where electric scooters are on nearly every street corner, it takes something special to stand out. Ninebot is a scooter brand that’s been around for some time now, and they make many of the kick-scooter style electric scooters you see for rent in urban areas. Segway has been around longer, …

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UE Wonderboom 2 Bluetooth Speaker review – BIG impressive sound from a small speaker!

REVIEW – I’ve been eyeing the new Ultimate Ears (UE) Wonderboom 2 for a little while now. I’ve tried the UE Megaboom 3 and really enjoy using it, but I’ve been wanting something smaller and a little more portable. I’ve tried the smaller UE Boom 2 but was not particularly enamored with it. Could the …

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Pitaka Pita!Flow MagEZ system for tablets review – A case, folio and stand that just may change how you use your iPad

REVIEW – I thought I used my iPad Pro a lot. Then this new system from Pitaka arrived and I quickly realized how important the positioning and accessibility of the iPad comes into play at your desk. It’s called Pita!Flow and is made up of a few of Pitaka’s different MagEZ accessories for iPad. And …

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Lander Traveler 35L Backpack review – Perfect for one bag travel adventures

REVIEW – I’ll be honest up front here.  I’d been eyeing Lander’s packs since I missed being a backer on their successfully funded Kickstarter campaign back in 2018.  Their packs just had a great look and appeared to be loaded with solid functionality.  I couldn’t accept Julie’s offer to review a Lander pack fast enough.  …

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