The best product announcement at RazerCon 2020 was not a gaming gadget

NEWS – RazerCon 2020 was a “digital celebration for gamers.  By gamers.”  It was also a chance for the gaming company to hype a bunch of new gaming items, which they did.  The Blade Stealth 13 is a new gaming laptop with an 11th generation i7 processor and a 120 Hz panel.  The Seiren Mini …

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NutSac goes premium with a new all-leather sathchel

NEWS – Name-induced giggles aside, the folks at Nutsac have a reputation for building beautiful & functional EDC bags that are 100% sourced and manufactured in the USA. High quality leather components have always been a part of the brand, but their latest release is their first foray into premium all-leather goodness. Behold the Jones …

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The only tool missing from this Swiss Army multi-tool is a hammer

NEWS – We love our multi-tools around here and Swiss Army / Victorinox is the OG when it comes to EDC gear that puts a handy set of tools on your belt or in your pocket. The Victorinox Swiss Tool Spirit Plus Ratchet features stainless steel construction and 36 functions that include the traditional set …

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Leopara makeup lighting system review – Stick up vanity lights

Leopara Makeup Lights

REVIEW – It seems almost weird to be writing about travel gadgets in the world today.  But, to paraphrase Jonathan Coulton, we won’t always be this way.  So, with a hopeful eye to the future, we’ll look at the Leopara Makeup Lighting System – a grand name for a simple device that’ll make you wonder …

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Brydge Stone Pro Thunderbolt 3 Multiport Hub review

REVIEW – As I have discussed before…dongles, docks, and hubs are a needed reality in today’s near port-less world. With a majority of laptop manufactures eliminating many of our classic input and output options, there are still those of us who need something to bridge the gap between them and a single port to rule …

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Pocket knives are great, but sometimes you need a BIT more

NEWS – Sorry (not sorry) for the title pun. The Cache River (weird name right?) from James Brand is a multi-tool that puts three bits in a pocket-friendly form factor. Made from Anodized 6061 Aluminum, the Cache River features a magnetic bit socket on one end and a hollow handle and screw-off cap that holds …

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Edifier TWS NB2 true wireless earbuds review – like AirPods, but prettier

REVIEW – Jewelry. That’s the first impression one gets when unboxing the new white Edifier TWS NB2 true wireless earbuds. When opened, the box looks like it might contain nice earrings or even a necklace. However, while the packaging is noteworthy, does this attention to detail carry over to the product itself?  What is it? …

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Foldio360 Smart Dome photo studio – Notable crowdfunding campaign

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Photography ranks right up there with writing about gadgets on my list of favorite activities. For me, photography and reviewing gadgets go hand in hand because reviews need to have great product images. For that reason, I’ve tried different tabletop photo studios including the Orangemonkie Foldio2 foldable photo studio that I reviewed …

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Creative Live! Cam Sync 1080P webcam review – you, too can look better!

REVIEW – Of all the things that have become the “new normal” when working from home, attending meetings has probably undergone the biggest change. No longer do we sit in an over-crowded conference room face-to-face munching on donuts and downing coffee. Now, we sit at home staring at a computer screen full of co-workers faces …

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Polaroid Hi-Print 2×3 Pocket Photo Printer review

REVIEW – Like many people, I take a lot of pictures with my smartphone. I enjoy my photos by adding them to my (analog) journal and to do that, I have used small photo printers that print 2 x 3 inch photo stickers. I’ve been using printers like the Polaroid Zip and the HP Sprocket …

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Mobvoi TicWatch C2+ review – 1GB RAM makes quite a difference, but is it enough?

REVIEW – I’ve always liked the look and features of Apple watches but they only work with iPhones and I’m an Android user. So, my foray into wearable tech started years ago with fitness watches like Polar to keep track of my workout details. However, I quickly grew dissatisfied with the rubbery/plastic athletic watch look, …

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Grado downsizes – in a good way – with the new totally wireless GT220 earphone

NEWS – Grado is back, and it’s not a new pair of open-backed wireless headphones. The Brooklyn-based headphone and phono cartridge maker has just released the Grado GT220—a pair of totally wireless earphones—a first for Grado. Grado’s GT220 features 8mm dynamic drivers that deliver that famous Grado sound with accurate bass, detailed midrange, and precise …

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