I usually carry a backpack, but sometimes a briefcase is a better option, as they often have more organization and look more professional. The xBriefcase from the makers of the xSuit is perhaps the finest example of a modern briefcase that I found. Thoughtfully designed, it offers a plethora of features. Let’s take a closer look.
Anker is well-known for their battery and portable charging options. The SOLIX line has expanded this into the portable power station space. The Anker SOLIX C1000 Power Station is an affordable option that offers 1,056WH of long-lasting LFP battery power, 11 outlets, and multiple recharging methods.
We recently bought our son a car as a graduation present. Used cars rarely come with floor mats or with quality mats, if they do. Oedro offered to send me a set of their custom-fit mats made to fit his Hyundai Elantra, and the mats did not disappoint.
The MeatStick is a wireless meat thermometer that makes monitoring smoked meats clean and easy. The advantage of wireless sensors is evident as there is less tangle danger, and placement can be anywhere in the pit. Wireless meat thermometers have come a long way, and the MeatStick 4X is a perfect example of this advanced technology.
I love to cook and love to eat. Along with that comes a love for cooking tools and gadgets. No great cook can make it without a great cutting board. I was sent the new MEATER Board to try out with some of my smoked meats, and I was not disappointed.
Heybike, founded in 2021, is a relative newcomer to the electric bicycle market. They offer a variety of e-bike types, including commuter bikes, folding bikes, and fat tire bikes. The recently released Heybike Mars 2.0 is an upgraded version of their best-selling e-bike, the Heybike Mars.
Audigo Labs is a San Fransico-based company founded in 2019 by drummer and former Tesla engineer Armen Nazarian “after being frustrated by the lack of simple to use, high-quality sound recording solutions available to content creators.” The Audigo wireless microphone works as an extension of your iPhone to greatly improve the quality of your recordings, be they in your studio or backyard.
Peak Design, makers of high-quality backpacks, camera gear, and more, broke into the mobile phone case scene a couple of years ago with their Everyday Case, and they’re back at it again for the iPhone 15. A MagSafe-compatible case that balances protection and a slim profile really well, the Peak Design Everyday Case retails for $49.95 and comes in 4 colors.
Ride1Up, the San Diego-based electric bike company that produces the REVV1 (AKA, my daily driver), recently released their first folding bike, the Ride1Up Portola. It is impressive on its own, and when you take into account the fact that it is under $1000 yet doesn’t feel like a “budget” electric bike, it is a truly compelling offering.
Holy sh*t, people, do I have some filth to say about this game! Shadow of the Tomb Raider is right in the sweet spot of games for me not only to play but to review because while I did end up enjoying the experience overall due to my rolodex of neurological quirks, it had so many problems that I can relentlessly dunk on it with abject glee. It’s essentially the baby bear’s bed Goldilocks trespassed into, so forgive my exuberance and elation; it’s been a long month.
SJCam is a Chinese company that has been making affordable cameras for more than a decade. Their product range includes action cameras, body cameras, trail cameras, and smart home cameras. A few months ago, I reviewed their SJCam C300, an action camera with an especially small footprint. This review is for the recently added SJCam SJ11 Action, a dual-screen WiFi action camera.
I say this all the time, but you really can’t go wrong with carrying a good pocket knife*. A good knife can open boxes, slice apples, open letters, and carve funny faces out of wood when you’re bored; a great knife does all that while looking and feeling amazing in your hands and your pockets. Kansept Knives look amazing on paper, but how do they perform? *Note that you CAN go wrong carrying a good knife in some places like airports; just saying!
Are you tired of using expensive, wasteful individual coffee pods or drinking stale java that was made hours ago and left to stew? Has your coffee maker got you wishing for something closer to the ‘fresh ground for every cup’ experience found at your favorite coffee shop? Brewing with Tchibo is as straightforward as adding your coffee beans, selecting your desired portion, and pressing “start” to enjoy a cup of fresh and aromatic coffee every time. Skeptical if the Tchibo can create the flavorful and fresh coffee you desire, complete with the perfect crema, right at home? Let’s find out…
The new Eufy SoloCam S340 with dual cameras provides 3K resolution, giving you peace of mind knowing that your home is secure, especially with its 360° coverage. Solar-powered, it’ll run forever without needing to charge the battery manually, and with local storage, there are no monthly fees! The Eufy Homebase S360 (HomeBase 3) adds features like AI functionality, increased video storage, and the ability to expand storage even more via a built-in SATA port for SSD hard drives.
Nothing says Halloween like a donut, right? Well, Dunkin’ thinks so, and every Fall, my kids look forward to the seasonal emergence of the Spider Donut. This year, they’re helping us celebrate at home with the new 6′ Dunkin’ Spider Donut Inflatable! Complete with a built-in fan and LED lights; it’s a fun way to decorate for Halloween.
It’s only been a few weeks since my review of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5, which included a comparison of the Z Fold5 to the Google Pixel Fold. With the launch of the OnePlus Open, we now have a third 2023 full-size foldable to explore. Finally, we are getting real U.S. market competition in this exciting smartphone-to-tablet category! Offering impressive specs that include highly capable cameras, the largest foldable inner and main displays in their class, 16GB RAM, 512GB storage, and the current top-of-the-line Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform, the Open offers more for less with little compromise.
Arlo manufactures home security products, including a line of cameras and the Arlo Home Security System, a clever and thoughtfully designed security hub with related sensors. The version of the system tested here ships with a keypad security hub and two sensors. There is also a kit with five sensors instead of two, and also includes a yard sign.
Discover the ultimate solution for pet-related messes with the Bissell Little Green HydroSteam Pet. Priced affordably at $229.99, this compact marvel effortlessly tackles stains and odors on carpets and upholstery. Designed with pet owners in mind, its advanced features redefine convenience, making it a must-have cleaning tool. Read on as we delve into its unparalleled cleaning performance and exceptional value.
We recently had a thunderstorm that knocked the power out at my school. I was stuck across the street in the football field house, but my first class came in and used the Growatt VITA 550 I was reviewing to charge their devices. I often bring items I have in for review to show my tech classes, and they were excited to have access to this product in particular.
Back in 2019, Motorola ushered the era of the folding flip phone with the nostalgia-infused (but ultimately flawed) Moto Razr. The next year, the company followed suit with the Moto Razr 5G, and Samsung refined the idea with its Galaxy Z Flip and Z Flip 5G. But it wasn’t until Samsung launched the Galaxy Z Flip3 in 2021 that the folding flip design finally gelled.
Are you interested in a more economical way to run errands or commute? Or are you of a certain age, and the idea of riding a bike seems a bit daunting? If so, you should check out the Rad Power Bikes RadRunner Plus; it’s a Class 2 electric bike with a fun, moped-like design that boasts a powerful 750W rear-geared hub motor and a 48V, 14Ah (672 Wh) battery. With top speeds of 20mph on pure pedal assist and a range of up to 45 miles, it might just become your new favorite way of getting around.