Gear

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Nogent Super Kim Can Opener9.8$20.37BuyGear
Crown Shades Pop Up Canopy9.6$152.99BuyGear
Thermos Stainless King 40 Oz9.5$22.95BuyGear
Colored Pencil Extenders9.4$10.97BuyGear
Spigen Thin Fit Smartphone Case9.4$10.99BuyGear
Axloie Portable Bluetooth Speaker9.4$23.99BuyGear
Apple Smart Keyboard Folio 12.9 Inch9.4$189.98BuyGear
BARSKA Biometric Safe9.4$228.07BuyGear
Lamicall Flexible Arm Gooseneck Phone Mount9.3$24.99BuyGear
Fugetek Smartphone Tripod9.3$26.99BuyGear
Treva Bug Repellent Fan9.1$14.99BuyGear
Samsung Duo Plus Flash Drive9.0$52.17BuyGear
Book Safe with Combination Lock8.4$11.99BuyGear
Fossil Hybrid Smartwatch HR Collider7.9$195BuyGear
Knockoff Foldable Smartphone Stand1.5$8.99BuyGear

The most recent reviews:

  • Crown Shades Pop Up Canopy
    We recently took a trip to the beach and wanted to find a portable canopy or shade we could take with us. We initially considered either getting beach umbrellas, or possibly renting something. But we had about seven people in our group, so I figured it would be a more cost effective solution to purchase…
  • Treva Bug Repellent Fan
    This bug repellent fan is one that actually surprised me a bit. I purchased it on a whim after my sister-in-law told us about a restaurant she went to that had these at every table on their patio. This was a purchase that I fully expected to be a waste of money. I figured I’d…
  • Lamicall Flexible Arm Gooseneck Phone Mount
    As I’ve mentioned in a few other reviews, my primary hobby is drawing colored pencil portraits. For years, I shared still images looped together as .gif files to show drawing progressions. Eventually, I decided to get with the times and created a YouTube channel to share these progressions through video instead. Figuring out how to…
  • Nogent Super Kim Can Opener
    If you spend some time browsing through Amazon reviews for the most popular can openers, you might be surprised to discover there is apparently an ongoing crisis in the world of can openers. With most product types, after enough digging, you can usually separate the high-quality products from the problematic ones. From reviews for can…
  • Colored Pencil Extenders
    In my other online life outside of writing reviews, I’m actually an amateur portrait artist. One of the best inexpensive purchases I’ve made in that art world has been these pencil extenders. The product itself is fairly simple; they are hard plastic tubes topped with metal caps. You can insert a pencil of any length,…
  • Spigen Thin Fit Smartphone Case
    This review is broadly about Spigen’s “Thin Fit” smartphone case series, but I will also discuss the Samsung Galaxy S20 Thin Fit specifically. From the top I’ll say this to help you see how much I like these cases; by default, I use a Spigen Thin Fit for every phone. I originally started using one…
  • Book Safe with Combination Lock
    I had this combination lock book safe on my Amazon Wish List for a long time; it’s one of those things that I don’t really need, but still thought was sort of cool. Pretty standard “gadget” type interest for me. My wife bought me one last Christmas, so I finally had a chance to try…
  • Axloie Portable Bluetooth Speaker
    My kids and I have been spending a lot of time outside lately. A couple months ago, I decided it would be nice to have a portable bluetooth speaker for when we’re out there playing. After some research, I came across the extremely well-reviewed Axloie bluetooth speaker. For a roughly $25 speaker, this is a…
  • Apple Smart Keyboard Folio 12.9 Inch
    When I decided to purchase a new iPad Pro, I had some pretty extensive internal debate as to which keyboard case to use. I watched quite a few YouTube videos on the subject, and ultimately it came down to a decision between the original Apple Smart Keyboard Folio and the newer Apple Magic Keyboard. I…
  • Samsung Duo Plus Flash Drive
    Recently, I decided to start a YouTube channel to share some portrait art progressions and various other things. I have a few smaller flash drives laying around, but decided I needed something bigger to move files around between my PC (USB 3.1) for uploading, Samsung Galaxy (USB-C) for video, and iPad Pro (USB-C) for video…
  • Knockoff Foldable Smartphone Stand
    I originally bought this on a whim based on an Instagram ad. I normally don’t click ads, so I’m not sure what came over me this time. It’s basically a credit card sized smartphone stand that unfolds from its card form. It’s like a little Transformer robot, but so much worse. The general idea seems…
  • Thermos Stainless King 40 Oz
    During all of our time at home during the pandemic, I’ve taken to brewing coffee at home exactly how I like it. Previously, when I was physically at work, I viewed coffee as more utilitarian. My coworkers and I shared coffee responsibilities, and when I was first in, I went for a simple and quick…
  • Fugetek Smartphone Tripod
    I’m an artist by hobby and, during all the recent coronavirus home quarantine time, I decided to create a YouTube channel to share some artwork progression videos. I have no professional equipment or videography expertise, so I needed a tripod I could use with my smartphone. After a bit of research, I came across Fugetek’s…
  • BARSKA Biometric Safe
    I’ve been using this safe for just about 10 years now and have been quite happy with it. It’s not a huge safe, but plenty of room for some documents, a few small valuables, and two handguns. I was able to easily program a couple of my fingers and my wife’s for access; we’ve had…
  • Fossil Hybrid Smartwatch HR Collider
    This is not a perfect smartwatch, but it fits my needs/wants better than any other on the market right now. Looking at the big picture, it’s got everything I want in a smartwatch – great battery life (about three weeks on a charge), basic notifications, and tracking (sleep, HR, steps, activities). It also looks really…