Reviews

Review: Wet Circuits’ Water Resistant Power Strip

When the folks at Wet Circuits contacted me about reviewing their water resistant power strips, I couldn’t refuse after seeing their demo videos – they were cute but powerful demonstrations. Their 4-outlet power strips can be practically submerged in water and still operate without electrocuting you in the process. Read on for the full review.

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Review: AViiQ Portable Laptop Stand

This is one of those no-batteries-needed ‘gadgets’ for your battery-hungry gadget, your laptop. I loved the AViiQ Laptop Stand the minute I saw it in a photo. It is just so sleek-looking with its European design sensibility. Of course, the fact that it folds up into a 1/4-inch thick board is what put me over […]

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Review: Sennheiser EZX 60 Bluetooth Headset

sennheiser EZX 60 Bluetooth Headset

Today, we’re reviewing Sennheiser’s Bluetooth headset, the EZX 60. The EZX 60 is a no-frills, lightweight, noise-cancelling Bluetooth 2.1 headset with long battery life. The EZX 60 is a BT 2.1 +EDR set with compatibility with BT 1.1, 1.2 and 2.0, and the talk time is rated at up to 7.5 hours. Introduction. Having been […]

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Review: Dymo Printable Postage Sheets and Software

Endicia/Dymo has a new combination product for printing USPS postage from the comfort of your own home. Called Printable Postage, its 2 main components are a free piece of software for Windows/Mac and the Printable Postage sheets. You also need an Endicia/Dymo account where you can buy USPS postage for printing to the sheets.

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iPad Thoughts after a Week

Few product releases have polarized and gained as much attention as the Apple iPad release… even between the Geeks at Gizmos for Geeks. I pre-ordered the device within 30 minutes of the Apple Store taking pre-orders and received the unit the morning of release. Here are my thoughts and opinions from my first week with […]

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Review: Vantage Vue Wireless Weather Station

Weather equipment is no longer the purview of meteorologists or restricted to inexpensive, inaccurate devices. Instrument maker Davis makes one such affordable and sophisticated weather station for home use, the Vantage Vue, and I recently had a chance to review it.

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Review: iTech SolarVoice 908 – Solar-Powered Bluetooth Headset

Last year, we reviewed the iTech SolarCharger 906 which we quite liked. Now we have a chance to test out another iTech’s solar-powered products – the SolarVoice 908. Introduction For starters, I was excited to try out a headset that could be solar powered. Living in Southern Cal, I envisioned having a headset that never […]

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Review: Livescribe Pulse Smartpen

Livescribe Pulse Smartpen

Once you start using a Livescribe Pulse Smartpen, you won’t want to go back to using traditional pen and paper. Yes, even pen and paper have received an e-age tech makeover. So what does the Pulse Smartpen do? First, it records the audio it ‘hears’ either directly from the pen, or via the stereo microphones […]

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Review: Able Planet NC300 True Fidelity Noise-Canceling Headphones

Able Planet makes a variety of audio products mainly in the headphones and earphones category that employs some of their own technology. We reviewed one of their noise-canceling headphones, the True Fidelity NC300 with their LINX AUDIO technology. Here are the results of our testing. Introduction The NC300 are over-the-ear headphones with an adjustable and […]

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Review: 3 TSA-Approved Laptop Bags Compared – Belkin Flythru, Skooba Checkthrough Brief & Tom Bihn Checkpoint Flyer

If you’re a geek like us, you never travel without your laptop. While netbooks have become more popular for lightweight personal travel, most of us still have to lug full size notebooks for work. Given the travel situation in the post-9/11 world, we were extremely happy when we heard that TSA (the airport security folks) put out specifications to allow laptops to go through security without having to be removed from the bag. Sure, you could always travel with your laptop, but those of us who travel regularly know what a hassle the X-ray checkpoints can be.

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