When it comes to the iPad, you’ve got a few different options when it comes to stylus input. Of course, you’ve got the generic capacitive styli (with the squishy tips). But if you want something more precise, then you want an active stylus like the Apple Pencil. We recently spent some time with a more affordable option, the Zagg Pro Stylus.(more…)
Prior to COVID-19 days (remember those times? The precedented ones?), I had toyed with the idea of getting some active noice cancellation (ANC) headphones. As it turns out, the open plan workplace can be a bit distracting. I never quite got around to it, but it came up again with working from home, and just the day-to-day noise life in a house can contain. That’s where the Anker Soundcore Life Q20 headphones came in.(more…)
When it comes to your home theater setup, I think a great many of us fall into the category of being happy enough with what comes out of the stock speakers on the TV. Sure, a full-blown 5.1 or 7.1 setup would be awesome, but it’s not like you could crank it it up when the kids are in bed. Well, that’s where something like this 20″ Vizio Soundbar comes into play, and I was quite pleasantly surprised once I had it setup and we started using it.(more…)
The TP-Link Deco X60 wifi system is part of a new generation of whole-home mesh wifi systems that support WiFi6 (802.11ax). The combination of mesh networking features (Namely 802.11K, V, R), combined with 802.11ax featuring advanced multiple user and modulation technologies shjould make this system both faster and more resilient than previous generations. I put it to the test in my office and home for a few weeks, connecting 35+ devices at the same time, running thee mesh nodes, and connecting to an Xfinity 500Mb DOCSIS 3.1 internet connection.(more…)
The Pelican V200 Case is a burly, fully featured briefcase sized case, priced affordably, and appealing to gun owners and enthusiasts on a budget looking for a case that won’t break the bank, but will give solid performance. I put the V200 case through its paces in the slushy spring in the foothills of the Colorado rocky mountains.
Built for hard use, high impact and supreme weather resistance, new Vault series gun cases are the most rugged and secure in their class. Equipped with a host of premium protective features at a price more hunters and shooters can afford, as only the 42-year veteran of hard knocks could deliver.
The Eggtronic Charging Stone is a wireless charger puck compatible with any Qi wireless charging device – just like a million other devices out there. But this one is made from a solid block of marble. It’s heavy, substantial, stylish, and most importantly works. It now sits as a permanent fixture in my kitchen, blending in with the rest of the house(more…)
The Noerden Liz Bottle looks like a basic metal water bottle. But look closer, and you’ll notice a rechargable, electronic cap that uses a powerful UV-C lamp to sterilize water inside. I carried the LIZ bottle with me for a few weeks, and am happy to report that I’m certianly more hydrated!(more…)
Welcome to the Gate smart lock – a front door smart lock that incorporates a traditional keyed deadbolt, multiple access keypad, person identification camera, and two-way audio system all in one. I’ve had this installed on my house for about 2 weeks now, and it’s been an interesting intro to smart home locks.(more…)