SOUNDPEATS Truengine2 TWS earbuds review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Just when I think I’m done reviewing TWS earbuds, I get offered another pair and I just can’t say no because I’m always wondering if there is another pair out there that sound better, feel more comfortable, etc. That’s why I said “sure!” when the folks at SOUNDPEATS asked me if I’d …

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Waterfield Executive Leather Messenger Bag review

REVIEW – Okay, a bag or backpack is technically not a gadget—I get that. But you gotta carry your stuff (gadgets included) in something, so I’m reviewing a new something to do just that— the Executive Leather Messenger Bag from Waterfield Designs.   What is it? The Executive Leather Messenger Bag is the successor to …

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GameShell is a DIY kit to build your own Gameboy style handheld

NEWS – Holy handhelds Batman! Prepare to part with some cash, because I have what looks like the coolest DIY kit I’ve seen in a long time. It’s called the Clockwork GameShell and it’s a modular kit that includes all the parts needed to build your own pocket-sized gaming system that looks strikingly similar to …

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Uten 1088TS air fryer review

REVIEW – Most of us are trying to be a little more health-conscious these days.  Usually, eating healthier means giving up fried foods.  But, they are oh, so delicious!  Air frying otherwise deep-fried foods helps make them healthier by significantly reducing, and in some cases, eliminating the oil or fat used to fry. OK – …

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Ravpower 6-Port USB Charger Filehub review

REVIEW – So I have to admit that as soon as I read about the RavPower 6-Port USB Charger Filehub I was interested and wanted to test it. In my experience, I have found that RavPower makes some pretty good quality and functional products, and the possibility of having the combined capabilities of versatile charging …

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LIFESABER is a multi-tool for the outdoor Jedi

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Can you believe that I’ve NEVER been camping – EVER? Well, there was that one time when I was probably 7-8yrs old and our neighbors put up a tent between our yards and invited us to sleep in it one night. My 5yr old sister started crying within 15mins and that was …

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Renogy Phoenix 100 Mini Power Station review

REVIEW – As my quest continues to find enough feature-filled, versatile and capable power banks that can support my powering/charging needs for my devices when shooting videos/photos on location or keeping them up and running during a storm, I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to test and review another candidate that seems quite …

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PockeTool mini multi-tool review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – When you are choosing EDC gear, what criteria do you use? Does the tool have to be small enough to fit your pocket? Multi-use functionality? Rugged? Easy to use? Today I want to show you the PockeTool which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. This little tool ticks all those boxes. Let’s …

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WORX 40V Hydroshot Power Share portable power cleaner review

REVIEW – Have you ever needed to wash your car or the outside of your house but don’t have access to an outdoor water spigot? The WORX 40V Hydroshot Power Share portable power cleaner can solve that problem by letting you take a sprayer and water right to where you need it. Let’s take a …

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Apricorn Aegis Fortress L3 – USB 3.1 / 3.2 Portable Drive review

REVIEW – When I am on location for a photo or video shoot, I have a strict practice of backing up all of my media before I leave so that I have redundancy just in case of any mishap. For years I have done this using portable hard drives that have been plug and play …

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Withings Steel HR Sport hybrid smartwatch review

REVIEW – I try to walk at least 7000 steps a day for a minimum level of activity and to earn points for insurance incentives for my day job at Cummins Inc. The app I use tracks steps by using the sensors in my phone, but I always seem to leave my phone sitting on …

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CycleVision integrates front and rear-facing cameras to bike helmets

NEWS – Riding a bike in the US in many places is a dangerous proposition. I’ve been cut off, had “right-crosses” that almost took me out, and the ubiquitous shouts from drivers who don’t seem to realize that I also pay taxes and have a right to the roadway. Capturing those moments, in case litigation …

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Nitecore NM01 Flashlight review

REVIEW – I’m what can be politely described as a “flashlight aficionado” or as my wife like to say, “you have too many flashlights.” Well, what’s one more? The Nitecore NM01 Flashlight is an excellent addition to my flashlight zoo. It uses an LED emitter, features multiple power levels, and is long running and rechargeable. …

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