SabineTek SmartMike+ microphone review

REVIEW – I occasionally record videos on my smartphone, but one of the annoying things is that the microphone doesn’t work well for some outdoor conditions, mainly windy days. When the Sabinetek SmartMike+ review offer came along, I hoped it would solve that problem. What is it? The Sabinetek SmartMike+ is a Bluetooth 5.0 wireless …

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Replace all your USB-C dongles with the HyperDrive GEN2 USB-C hub

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a drawer or bag full of various USB-C dongles. I’m constantly unable to find the one I need (why do I have 3 HDMI ones and a single DisplayPort one that’s missing?!?) The HyperDrive GEN2 Kickstarter promises a single dongle to rule them all, in …

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Aukey’s new wireless earbuds take on Apple’s AirPods Pro

NEWS – While Apple’s AirPods and AirPods Pro might be some of the most popular true wireless stereo earbuds they’re not the most affordable or best value, especially if you’re not an iPhone user. Aukey has introduced a new model in their Key Series, the T18NC, which features active noise canceling, USB-C charging, and a Qi …

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This multi-tool will help you rob banks (not really, but it sounds good)

NEWS – The Get-A-Way Driver from CRKT (aka Columbia River Knife and Tool) might not keep the cops off your tail after you’ve robbed a bank, but it can help keep your screws from being too loose – the ones in objects, not your head. This keychain-carry multi-tool has been designed for dozens of everyday …

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Braven BRV-XXL/2 Bluetooth speaker review – Big. Heavy. and Loud.

REVIEW – When Braven was owned by another company, they had a slew of speakers to choose from—almost too many. After they were purchased by accessory maker Zagg, Braven drastically trimmed their speaker line. One speaker—the BRV-XXL—survived the cut in the form of the updated BRV-XXL/2. I only say updated rather than improved because, in …

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Let your Rube Goldberg imagination run wild with Makeway

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Every Gadgeteer loves gizmos and gadgets.  Combining them into unlikely solutions was the artistic inspiration for Rube Goldberg.  The board game Mousetrap brought that creative opportunity to the game-playing masses. Makeway has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to let you do a little of that creative magic yourself on any magnetic vertical …

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This pocket knife is like a fidget spinner on steroids

NEWS – When it comes to unique looking EDC pocket knives, the CRKT Daktyl may top them all. This non-traditional pocket knife features a “Hole in One” mechanism, letting the knife swing open with a unique 180-degree swing motion. To open the knife, press the front lever mechanism with your thumb and rotate the blade …

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Axxis hand axe multi-tool, ZIRUX GaN charger hub, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – This week we are bringing you info about three different crowdfunding campaigns that are currently running on Kickstarter. This week’s campaigns are for survival gear, an accessory for mobile warriors, and more. AXXIS HAND AXE: Survival Knife & EDC Camp Axe In Your Pocket What is it? Axxis is a uniquely designed …

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Bitplay SNAP! iPhone Photography Kit review

REVIEW – Bitplay is at it again with a serious update to their SNAP! Case line for the new iPhone models. I reviewed their iPhone X kit back in 2018 and came away seriously impressed. So much so that it was the first case I seriously missed when I upgraded to the iPhone 11 Pro. …

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These small pads keep pet hair from clinging to your laundry

NEWS – I love my dog but hate her fur. It’s everywhere, on the furniture, in the bed, and even on my nightstand. But the worst place it ends up is on my clothes. Even after washing and drying laundry, her hair stubbornly remains. The FurZapper pet hair remover for laundry is a hassle-free solution …

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You’ll always be able to take charge with this USB-C bracelet

NEWS – You’ll never have to dig around in your gear bag for a USB cable to charge your phone because you’ll have one on your wrist with the wearable Auzev USB-C bracelet. The unisex design means that anyone will be comfortable wearing this cable, I mean bracelet. It features a genuine woven black leather …

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Kensington Pro Fit Ergo Vertical Wireless Trackball review

REVIEW – Over the past year, I have purchased at least 2 vertical mice to replace existing conventional format mice. I have found that the vertical positioning really helps with any stress on my wrist, but the 2 that I purchased seem to be a bit too vertical especially when I am moving the entire …

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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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