In Review: Sok-It CanSok

We were debating whether to have this article as a stand-alone review, or have it as part of our Afternoon Beer Break series. Obviously, we went stand-alone, as hey, it’s right after a holiday, and it’s going to be Friday tomorrow, so maybe you’re planning out your 5pm cold one. You may have a “regular” can coozie, but the Sok-It CanSok definitely elevates things.

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In Review: BenQ’s MOBIUZ EX3415R Ultrawide Curved Gaming Monitor

The EX3415R is a curved, ultrawide 34-inch gaming monitor with a 3440×1440 QHD resolution and a 144Hz response time. This makes it a powerful high-end primary monitor, with a price of $1,000 to reflect its premium specs. This begs the question, is it worth the price tag?

Curved monitors are slowly entering mainstream gaming and BenQ did everything in its power to make this thing as desirable as a nice graphics card or a great keyboard. During our testing we found this behemoth to be more than capable and well worth the price tag.

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In Review: Zagg Pro Stylus

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.

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Cut out the noise with the Anker Soundcore Life Q20 headphones

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.

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Storytellers on Tour – Duckett & Dyer: Dicks for Hire

That’s right, friends, it’s time for another booker review! Last month, we took a look at a twist on urban fantasy tropes in Under Ordshaw (which you can read about here). This month, we’re continuing our participation with a look at Duckett & Dyer: Dicks for Hire by G.M. Nair.

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Hearing what you’ve missed with a Vizio Soundbar

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.

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Solid, Fast, Basic WiFi6 Mesh Networking with TP-Link Deco X60

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.

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Pelican V200 Case – Indestructable and Affordable

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.

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