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This EDC pen helps you start a fire! Thu, 08 Dec 2022 21:58:16 +0000
NEWS – Here’s an interesting multi-function pen that you can add to the rest of your EDC gear collection. It’s the US-made CNC machined aircraft aluminum Aion Innovation Triune Pen that functions as a regular pen that uses Fisher Space Pen refills, but it’s also a glass breaker and a fire piston fire starter. The …

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Deal of the day – Save $55 off the Jlink smart WiFi 6 router Thu, 08 Dec 2022 20:48:27 +0000
DEAL NEWS – Have you been thinking that it is time to update your wireless router? If it is, you’ll want to pay attention to today’s deal which is for the AX1800 WiFi 6 router from Jlink. This is a dual-band wireless router that will give you up to 1.8 Gbps wireless speeds, the ability …

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Sirui Ultra Slim LED Video Panel Light E30B review Thu, 08 Dec 2022 15:12:23 +0000
REVIEW – I’m not a great photographer. I am trying to learn though. I’m particularly interested in macro photography and good lighting is a must. Unfortunately, the lighting in my office stinks. So, when the Sirui Ultra Slim LED Video Panel Light E30B became available to review, I knew I wanted to try it out. …

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LeVoit VeSync Core 600S Smart True HEPA Air Purifier review Thu, 08 Dec 2022 14:11:42 +0000
REVIEW –  Can an air purifier be classified as a gadget? Is this gadget overkill for what it does?  I learned a lot about air purifiers while doing this review of the LeVoit VeSync Core 600S Smart True HEPA Air Purifier. Read on for my impression. What is it? The LeVoit VeSync Core 600S Smart …

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1MORE Aero True wireless active noise cancelling headphones review – One more earphone to consider Thu, 08 Dec 2022 13:00:05 +0000
REVIEW – Many times, I’ve reviewed a new pair of earphones or headphones and thought to myself, “Yet one more earphone/headphone to review.” This time I’m reviewing an earphone called 1MORE, so it’s more than appropriate to say that now. The 1MORE Aero True Wireless Active Noise Cancelling Headphones (1MORE calls them earbuds, I call …

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PopSockets go 3D! Wed, 07 Dec 2022 18:14:20 +0000
NEWS – Either you have a PopSockets phone grip on the back of your own phone or you know someone (multiple someones) who do. PopSockets are a very popular phone accessory, but these new PopSockets are over the top when it comes to design. The new PopSockets Dimensionals line of phone grips are made of …

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Qfun 13-Inch Thermal Laminator Machine review Wed, 07 Dec 2022 16:00:30 +0000
REVIEW – Despite being a gadget nerd, I have never managed to check off the laminator machine needed from my list. I always seem to have the need to laminate stuff for my kids or myself and I always end up going to Staples or some other stationary store to get it done. While I …

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JMBricklayer 3-in-1 Medieval Weapon model kit review – an excellent alternative to LEGO Technic Wed, 07 Dec 2022 15:00:23 +0000
REVIEW – I played with LEGO as a kid, and when my wife and I had kids, I rediscovered the joy of creating with them.  The kids are grown and gone now, but I still like building LEGO sets.  When I was younger, there really weren’t many choices.  Either we bought genuine LEGO bricks or …

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Venustas 2022 Women’s Heated Down Vest with Heating Pockets Review Wed, 07 Dec 2022 14:00:24 +0000
REVIEW – It is finally getting cold here in South Texas.  By cold, I mean highs in the 40s.  I know that is not cold to some of you, but after over 30 days of 100-degree heat, 40 seems pretty darn cold to me!  I hate the cold and would rather have a 100-degree day …

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Deal of the day – Grab this Jlink FHD 24in monitor for less than $80! Wed, 07 Dec 2022 13:00:50 +0000
DEAL NEWS – Jlink is offering a special deal on their FHD 24-inch monitor which features a 1920x1080P 75Hz 5ms (GTG) 99% sRGB LCD display with HDMI, VGA, and 3.5mm Audio ports. This virtually bezel-less display is HDR Low Blue Light Anti-Glare VA Screen with Freesync. It is also a VESA mountable monitor and is …

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Moyustore 3D Steampunk Butterfly model kit review Tue, 06 Dec 2022 18:16:43 +0000
REVIEW – When I was a kid, I enjoyed building models. Not cars or airplanes though. I liked building models of monsters. Yeah, I was a strange kid and that hasn’t changed at all! It’s been quite a while since I put together a model of any type, even LEGO, so when I was offered …

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Blast Mic review – on-the-go live streaming Tue, 06 Dec 2022 15:57:31 +0000
REVIEW – Approximately 3 years ago, I created the 247 Real Talk podcast. As my audience has grown, I have been able to expand to a network TV group and I continue to look for ways to expand and create/provide more content. I was recently introduced to Blast Radio, and to a device called the …

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Deal of the day – More deals on ATTOP drones! Tue, 06 Dec 2022 14:12:17 +0000
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! Tue, 06 Dec 2022 13:00:49 +0000
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 Mon, 05 Dec 2022 15:35:08 +0000
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 Mon, 05 Dec 2022 14:00:49 +0000
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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Suunto 9 Peak Pro GPS smart watch review Mon, 05 Dec 2022 13:00:45 +0000
REVIEW –  As a pretty active and outdoorsy person, I have been wearing a GPS watch for over two decades. Lately Garmin and Coros seem to be the two leaders in the field with Suunto trailing behind. Let’s see what the Suunto 9 Peak Pro GPS smart watch can offer to potentially regain a spot on …

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Vertplanter hydroponic planter review – Grow seeds and plants without soil Sun, 04 Dec 2022 15:30:23 +0000
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 Sun, 04 Dec 2022 14:42:16 +0000
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 Sun, 04 Dec 2022 13:53:31 +0000
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 Sat, 03 Dec 2022 14:30:45 +0000
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 Sat, 03 Dec 2022 13:37:01 +0000
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 Fri, 02 Dec 2022 18:58:41 +0000
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? Fri, 02 Dec 2022 18:02:29 +0000
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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Costway Countertop Dishwasher review Fri, 02 Dec 2022 14:20:25 +0000
REVIEW – When I moved into the home I purchased about 2 years ago, there was an 18″ dishwasher installed. I am not sure why the previous owner chose such a small size when he rebuilt the kitchen, but I guess that worked for him and his family. I started using it but soon found …

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