Reviews

iHome iAV14 Is a Small but Powerful Bedside Clock with Alexa Built-in

We recently reviewed a bedside clock from iHome that works with Google Assistant. It’s impressive but only if you are using Google Assistant as your smart assistant. For those of us deep into the Amazon Alexa ecosystem, there is the iHome iAV14. It may look like a traditional nightstand clock but, thanks to its “smarts,” it offers much more.

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Belkin’s Boost Up Series Helps You Creatively Charge Your Devices

Belkin’s Boost Up Series is their latest group of accessories that allow you to better enjoy charging your devices in an innovative new way. We received the Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand 10W, as well as the Boost Up Charge Lightning Power Bank 10,000mAh. There’s a lot to love about each, so let me tell you why.


Thanks to Eero, I’m Finally Happy with My Home WiFi

Some weeks ago I was complaining about my WiFi to Perry. I had long used an Apple Airport, but it was no longer doing the job, I tried a few different routers, but none worked the way I wanted and needed. Perry hooked me up with eero. They were kind enough to send a review sample; the rest is history.





Wellington & Cromwell Hatch Briefcase Will Raise Your Professional Profile

When I was a kid father had a large utilitarian leather briefcase that opened like a clamshell. It wasn’t much to look at but it certainly got the job done. The Wellington & Cromwell Hatch Briefcase takes that classic design to new heights. Made from beautiful leather, it has an elegant look that’s certain to add to your professional appearance.


Anki Vector is the Expressive Pet Robot Who Is Here to Help

Ushering in the age of the loyal pet robot, the Anki Vector is a fun sidekick who can do more than play fetch. Vector is helpful; he can take photos, set a timer, answer questions, play blackjack, and more. Packed with high-tech circuitry, Vector can see, hear, feel, think, and communicate; he even keeps himself charged. Vector retails for $249.99.


RapidX X4 Home: The Perfect Mini USB Charger for Home and Travel

If you need a multi-port USB Type-A and Type-C charger that is compact enough for travel yet powerful enough for regular home use, look no further than the RapidX X4 Home. With three Type-A ports, one Type-C port, the X4 Home offers high-speed charging from each port with a total output of 33W.



iHome iGV1 Is a Google Assistant Built-In Bedside Speaker System

We’ve seen an explosion in the number of smart home products currently available. Some are standalone units. Others have speakers and/or touch screens. The iHome iGV1 falls somewhere in the middle. It’s a smart speaker with Google Assistant and a digital clock built-in. It’s great if you want to replace your beside clock with something a bit more powerful.