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dser Portable Movie Projector review

REVIEW – I love the convenience of being able to watch TV and movies wherever I choose without having to rely on the presence of a physical TV. I particularly like to be able to watch outdoors in the summer. One device that would allow me to do so would be a portable projector and I would want one that has a few options to plug in different media and...

Orbit B-HYVE XR smart sprinkler timer review

REVIEW – Sprinkler systems are a must for your lawn when you live in a hot dry climate like it is here in Texas. The summer heat and sun are brutal and it takes a LOT of effort to have a nice looking lawn. Also, the HOAs here require your lawn to look somewhat presentable, so we don’t really have a choice. Our existing Rain Bird sprinkler controller...

Hohem iSteady X review – shots are nimble with this gimbal

REVIEW – The stability, smooth motion, and cinematic techniques available with a cell phone gimbal improve the quality of videos shot on this platform. In late 2020, the Hohem iSteady X is the top seller in cell phone handheld gimbals and stabilizers. I have one to review. Read on to see what I think! What is it? The Hohem iSteady X is an electronic...

JOMISE F2S 4K Dual Dash Cam Review

REVIEW – For some time now, I have thought about adding a dash cam to my car. Fortunately, I only had one incident where I could have used the recorded footage from a dash cam. While stopped at a red light, a car in the right lane next to me decided to jump in front of my car so they could get in the turning lane on my left. Long story short, the driver...

Baronfig Mosaic Desk Organizer review

REVIEW – Organization is a beautiful thing. The what and where you choose to organize may never be understood. My desk is one I continually try to organize, but I always lose based on how I use my desk and the surrounding area. The Mosaic Desk Organizer from Baronfig hits the sweet spot for how I wish my desk to be. What is it? Brilliantly named,...

Polygon Light Tiles review

REVIEW – One of the bedrooms in our house needs to serve two purposes:  For most of the year it’s my office, but when the kids come back for the holidays it’s a bedroom.  Half of the room has my desk with my computers, and the other half needs a bed.  I haven’t bought that bed just yet, but I plan to get something like a captain’s bed or a mini loft. ...

Tekto Gear Romeo folding pocketknife review

REVIEW – Ever since I was a kid, I’ve enjoyed and carried a pocketknife with me. And over the years, they have come in handy more often than not. Now it’s been decades and many miles since I used my original Cub Scout’s knife but still have not lost the need to be prepared. So my EDC gear, vehicles, desk, etc. always includes a nice pocketknife just...

Nixplay 9.7-inch Metal Smart Photo Frame review

REVIEW – Unless you’re old-school, the photos you take will most likely ride in your phone, seldom seeing the light of day. Get your pictures out of your pocket and into your living room with Nixplay photo frames! What is it? Nixplay’s 9.7-inch Smart Metal Photo Frame is a digital picture and video display screen controlled by a smartphone app and...

The Gadgeteer team’s top 5 review items that we’d buy again (Part 4)

TEAM ARTICLE – Here is part 3 of our on-going series that answers the question: Which gadgets do we enjoy using so much that we would spend our hard-earned money to replace them? Be sure to also check out part 1, part 2, and part 3 as well. Julie Strietelmeier Apple Watch I was given a refurbished series 3 Apple Watch with a review of the Delta...

Monos Carry-On Pro suitcase review

REVIEW – I remember travel.  We used to do it.  In fact, we were in New Zealand on a cruise in March 2020 when the proverbial COVID poo hit the fan, our 56-day trip was cut short by 44 days, and we had to fly home from Sydney, Australia immediately after disembarking the ship.  Some day, we will travel again, and when we do, we need something to throw...

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