Deal of the day – More deals on ATTOP drones!

DEAL NEWS – For the kids and adults on your holiday shopping list who have been asking Santa to bring them their first drone, this deal from ATTOP will make them happy and Santa’s bank account happy too. This ATTOP beginner’s drone is available in white or black and features 1080P resolution, 2 batteries, and …

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CZUR Shine Ultra Pro document scanner review – Easily and quickly convert paper docs and books to digital images!

REVIEW – During the pandemic, a lot of face-to-face activities were quickly converted to online.  This meant that a lot of the paper tools typically used in face-to-face interactions also needed to be converted to digital. A scanner works well, but what if it was something you needed to demonstrate with?  Or, what if you …

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Creative Sound Blaster Katana V2X soundbar review – Compact system, big sound

REVIEW – As it turns out, this is the sound system we didn’t know we needed. My son and co-reviewer Mason picked this out after having a good experience with Creative speakers for a previous review. Our main TV already has a nice soundbar, and I have a portable speaker to use around the house, …

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Firewalla Gold Plus review – A way to stay safe while connected to the world

REVIEW – Several years ago, not long after I started writing reviews for The Gadgeteer, I got the opportunity to review the Firewalla Red firewall device. This small device appeared unimpressive and simple in its design, but it turned out to provide powerful firewall control for my network and became a permanent part of my …

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Vertplanter hydroponic planter review – Grow seeds and plants without soil

REVIEW – As you can see from the image above, I live with someone who loves houseplants. Having beautiful plants in our home is nice, but watering all of them can become a bit time-consuming. Is there a way to enjoy growing plants without the need to manually water them all the time? That’s where …

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FOXWELL BT705 car battery tester review – Stay current on your battery health

REVIEW – Not too long ago the car wouldn’t start. Dreaded dead battery! Fortunately, I have an automotive battery charger and I was able to nurse the battery back to health. But is the battery still OK or on the way out? Is it something other than the battery? Before taking it in or swapping …

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ProtoArc EKM01 wireless ergonomic slit keyboard and mouse combo review

REVIEW – Products designed around ergonomics tend to carry an ‘ergonomic tax’ which make them more expensive than their traditional counterparts.  Finding a quality ergonomic product in the goldilocks zone of value can be tricky with so many options vying for our attention.  The ProtoArc EKM01 is a mouse and keyboard bundle that is at …

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Velotric Nomad 1 e-Bike review – ‘Kid in a candy store’ adult bike fun

REVIEW – The Velotric Nomad 1 e-bike is a new model from Velotric Bikes. Its fat tires are matched by a well-built, substantial frame. Plain road bikers with their synthetic bike shorts and featherweight bikes they can lift with two fingers may scoff as I pass, as I sit comfortably upright, not sweating, not pedaling …

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Mophie updates their wireless travel kit to wired with their SpeedPort 120W charger

NEWS – Back in the Spring, I reviewed a new product from Mophie, their MagSafe travel charger kit. It was one of my favorite products for the year. With MagSafe for iPhones, AirPods, and the Apple Watch, it’s the trifecta of wireless power. There is a whole other world out there, however. What about those who …

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Zibra Open It! review (2022) – Do-it-all package opening multi-tool just in time for the holidays

REVIEW – In 2008 I reviewed the Zibra Open It! and now 14 yrs later they have launched an updated version of this ultimate package opening tool just in time for the holidays when there are many package opening opportunities. Let’s see if the updates make this already useful tool even better. What is it? …

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EarFun UBOOM L portable Bluetooth speaker review – will it bring fun to my ears?

REVIEW – Bluetooth speakers – they’re everywhere.  This new one from EarFun intrigued me for a couple of reasons.  Let me explain.  I use a Bluetooth speaker in my golf cart – my primary form of transportation here in the world’s largest retirement community.  I place it in an overhead tray just above and behind …

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SJCAM S1 WiFi security camera review

REVIEW – Today I’m going to show you the SJCAM S1 wireless home security camera from the same company that makes many action cameras that we’ve reviewed in the past. Let’s check it out. What is it? The SJCAM S1 WiFi security camera is a wireless security camera that you can put anywhere that you …

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