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Catalyst Impact Protection Case

For the first time in quite a while I have stopped looking for a new iPhone X case. I have tried just about all styles from super cheap cases to expensive cases, Apple branded cases and everything in between. Some were, unsurprisingly, better than others but none better than my latest case – the Catalyst Impact Protection Case for iPhone (X, XS, XR, XS Max). Read on for a quick review. (more…)

Pemenol Wireless Vehicle Backup Sensor System Control Unit

If you happen to have a vehicle that doesn’t have a rear camera or backup sensors, you should check out an aftermarket reverse/backup radar system. A friend of mine has an older pickup truck and has a tough time backing up. The truck is so long that he can’t tell if he is 6-inches or 6-feet away from obstacles, not to mention the dangerous blind spots. Long story short, we spent about 4-hours installing the system this weekend. Read on for that review. (more…)

Peteast Retractable Dog Leash 16-foot

I have been using a traditional leash for my pup, and previous pups. The good old fashioned leash served me well but had some issues which I didn’t realize until I upgraded to a retractable leash. Read on for the review of the Peteast Retractable Dog Leash after the break. (more…)

BBQ season is here. Time to step up your grilling game. Check out the ThermoWorks Smoke 2-channel Alarm Thermometer with wireless remote receiver. Perfect for precision and high temp cooking where you want to know exactly what is going on with your food and cooking space. I spent the last month getting to know the ThermoWorks Smoke, read on for the full review.

Let me start off with a bit of spoiler alert – both boards are great and the comparisons are tough to do in an apples-to-apples fashion. With that said, let’s discuss the merits of both the Boosted Boards Dual+ (with extended battery) and the Evolve Skateboards Carbon GT. Read on for details. ...

It is tough to get excited about your Lightning cable. They work great, until they don’t and that is the problem. Shouldn’t they last more than 6-months?! I have gone through too many Lightning cables to count. My cables tend to fail in the same ways; the plastic cable coating splits or the same coating comes loose at the business ends. Both failures expose the internal cabling which can potentially cause an electrical short and ultimately a dangerous situation. Cable fires...

Apparently the 1980’s trend of big “portable” boomboxes is making a comeback, with some modern technology of course. Think Bluetooth portable speaker on steroids, basically a Bluetooth Boombox. Apparently this trend has been developing steam… news to me. Some how I ended reading online reviews of the Aiwa Exos-9 ($299) and had to dig a bit...

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The Guardline Wireless Driveway Alarm ($99) (motion sensor/detector) is one of my favorite gadgets. I have a few of the extra motion sensors, all programed with different chime/sounds, strategically placed around our home. I sleep deeper knowing that no one has walked on to our property. Not sure why, but I am wired a bit like an old guard dog. I sleep with one eye open and always pay attention to my Nest Cameras. So, I thought it was about time that I shared my review of the Guardline Wireless Driveway Alarm System. Read on… (more…)

It was time for a new shop vacuum. After looking around a bit and comparing specs that were important to me (size, suction power, tool attachments, etc…) the Rigid 31693 WD1851 won the challenge and came home with me. I have had the Rigid WD1851 for a while now and thought I should update folks with my findings. Read on for the Rigid 31693 WD1851 review.

Every now and then a product mashup comes along that just makes sense. On paper, the Evoplus Q9 fits that bill. This 2-in-1 gadget plugs into the cars 12V cigarette lighter port and provides two USB charging ports. One port charges at 1-amp and the other at 2.1-amps (5V).  That alone is a useful product, but the Evoplus Q9 delivers more with a built-in Bluetooth headset. This Bluetooth 4.1 headset fits neatly into...