Reviews

Kizik Shoes Review: Quite Possibly the Most Comfortable and Easy to Wear Shoes Ever!

Before CES, Zek and I got offered the chance to try Kizik Shoes. As you can imagine, wearing the right shoes is critical when you’re going to be on your feet all day. Thinking that we would be doing our usual 15K+ steps per day while walking to meetings and attending events around Vegas, we were eager to see if Kizik styles could possibly be as comfortable as promised. We didn’t make it to Vegas for CES, but Zek and I still managed to put the shoes to the test; here’s how it went.


MeatStick Wireless Meat Thermometer Review: Get Wireless Perfection for Your Cooking Temps

The most important part of smoking meats and outdoor cooking is temperature. Many people ask how long something takes, and my answer is always, “What temp does that food needs to be?” With that said, a tool that monitors those temps is essential; if you can make that tool completely wireless, then you have something special. The MeatStick Wireless Meat Thermometer is just that, a wireless probe that works flawlessly.





1100W OUPES Portable Power Station Review: Ready for Anything, Including Off-Grid Adventures and Power Outages at Home

We’d all like to think that when severe weather hits, we’ll be prepared. We’ll have food, water, and candles ready and waiting with enough notice. But if there isn’t a plan in place for providing emergency power during sustained blackouts, there’s still an important issue that needs to be addressed. Planning ahead and getting a 1100W OUPES Portable Power Station will give you peace of mind; when the power goes out, you’ll be able to keep your essential devices powered. It’s also handy for camping and other off-grid outdoor activities.



Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro True Wireless Noise-Cancelling Earbuds Review: Incredible Sound and Exceptional Comfort

The Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds are meant to provide immersive sound with touch controls, customizable HearID active noise cancelation that monitors outside ambient noise without putting too much pressure on your inner ears, and so much more. Most importantly, they are supposed to be comfortable to wear for hours on end while sounding fantastic. Can these TWE live up to the hype?




WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD Review: Speedy Memory Expansion for Most Gaming Rigs with a Few Caveats

Xbox systems come with 512GB to 1TB user memory, and PlayStation systems come with 500GB or 1TB user memory. Even with no games installed on either gaming console, the device’s software and systems will use some of that stated user memory. Considering that the average Xbox and PlayStation games require 40GB of memory for storage, it’s easy to see how memory can suddenly become a very precious commodity once you start loading games to either console. Rather than picking and choosing, or worse, deleting games, the WD_BLACK D30 Game Drive SSD proposes itself as a solution.




AKG Ara Microphone Review: Easy to Use, and It Sounds Great

Cameras and microphones have become part of daily life for many of us during the pandemic. While most external video cameras have built-in microphones, they’re usually only slightly better than using the microphone integrated into a laptop. Unfortunately, the best external microphones are often rather complicated to use. However, the AKG Ara microphone is an excellent dual pattern USB mic, and it’s easy to use.



CBD Living Delta-8 Cartridges Review: Provides a Pleasant and Legal Buzz!

You may have seen or heard of Delta-8 THC in gummy, vape, and other forms. It’s very similar to Delta-9, better known as the compound in marijuana that makes you high. The key differences are that Delta-8 provides a milder high, and it is derived from hemp, making it legal across the US thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill. We were sent a sample of CBD Living Delta-8 vape cartridges, and we were very excited to check them out!


Uoni V980Plus Robot Vacuum Cleaner Review: LiDAR Mapping, Powerful Suction, and a (Mostly) Self-Emptying Dustbin

How would you like to come home to a freshly vacuumed house every day without hiring a housekeeper or, worse, doing it yourself before you leave? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could stretch out the periods between full moppings with occasional wet cleanups? With the Uoni V980Plus Robot Vacuum Cleaner, you can do that, and you don’t necessarily have to remember to empty the robot’s bin every couple of days because this robot vac has a large capacity self-emptying dustbin.


RiotPWR Rotor Riot Android Controller RR1825A Review: It Turns Your Tablet into a Full Gaming Setup

Mobile gaming has evolved to match touch interfaces, but sometimes a hardware controller makes gaming smoother and more enjoyable. The RiotPWR Rotor Riot Android Controller RR1825A is a wired gaming controller for Android devices; when it was sent to me to review, my son ran off with it immediately. I eventually got it back from him, but was it worth negotiating it away from an 8-year-old? Read on to find out!


20″ LEVEL8 Gibraltar Full Aluminum Carry-On Review: A Beautiful and Very Functional Piece of Luggage

Travel is picking back up again, and that might have you looking at the current state of your carry-on luggage and wishing for something a little bit more serviceable and modern. The 20″ LEVEL8 Gibraltar full aluminum carry-on is a fantastic option that is intelligently designed, solidly built, and best of all — especially considering that it’s entirely made of aluminum — very affordable.