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Griffin PowerMate Bluetooth review

When you are working within a video or photo editing app, or just listening to music, sometimes it’s nice to have a manual controller for certain functions.  This is where the Griffin PowerMate Bluetooth comes in handy.  This little aluminum...
by concoconco on Oct 17, 2015

Jill-E laptop backpack & camera insert review

A few weeks ago, I went on an exciting road trip cross country to move my sister from Nebraska to Washington. I had to fly back and then ride with her and my mother in a full car, and I … Read More...
by concoconco on Aug 6, 2015

MagKey Magnetic Smart Key Holder review

I’m currently going through a minimalist stage where I am reducing my “stuff” down to just the items that I actually use on a regular basis. Case in point, this past weekend, I did a major gadget purge of my … Read More...
by concoconco on Aug 5, 2015

Razer Tactical Gaming Backpack review

If you are a serious PC gamer then you have probably heard of Razer products. If you are not a gamer, Razer is the maker of high-end PC gaming systems,  gaming peripherals and accessories for not only PC games, but … Read More...
by concoconco on Jul 16, 2015

2015 Bucket List (Midterm Report)

Teton Sports not only got me to post a 2015 Bucket List, but they actually followed up on it recently, to see how I was doing. Nice. So here's a midterm report:Likely:Run 3 Half Marathons - as a #RocknBlog Ambassador, this should have been a no-brain...
by Midwest Multisport Life on Jul 1, 2015

Aperlite YH-700C camera flash review

Typically I like to shoot pictures with natural ambient light since the shadows and lighting are what catch my eye anyway. But there are times when I need to control the light or open up some shadows therefore, using a …...
by concoconco on May 21, 2015

Automatic announces next generation OBD-II car adapter and app store

Car adapter maker Automatic just announced version two of its car adapter plug as well as its new Automatic App Gallery. The Automatic adapter plugs into the standard diagnostics (OBD-II) port hidden under the dash in most cars since 1996 …...
by concoconco on May 20, 2015

ThermaCELL heated insoles review

I spend a great deal of time on my feet walking around.  And a great deal of that time is spent outdoors, rain or shine, hot or cold.  About a year ago while I was walking around in the freezing …...
by concoconco on May 19, 2015

iClever IC-BTT02 Bluetooth Transmitter and Receiver review

We have an old Yamaha receiver/amplifier that has 5.1 Pioneer surround sound speakers connected to it. I’ve been thinking for a while that it would be nice to be able to stream music through these speakers. There a several devices …...
by concoconco on May 15, 2015

Henty Tube Backpack Review

Those that have read my previous bag posts will realize that my main love of bags centres around messenger style bags.  That was until I started bike riding.  While a messenger is fine for short-haul commutes, for me they’re not …...
by concoconco on Apr 26, 2015

Foldylock bicycle lock review

Securing your bike when you’re out and about is perhaps the first thing a bike owner has to confront, once they’ve bought the bike and a helmet. As soon as you arrive at the post office, drugstore, or coffee shop on your first ride, you g...
by concoconco on Apr 18, 2015

Soocoo S 60 action camera review

Action cam is a term that has permeated the fabric of today’s youth. With the popularity of GoPro cameras, the market has been flooded with a whole slew of new offerings to knock the leader of its perch. The Soocoo S 60 is a new contender and t...
by concoconco on Apr 17, 2015

A quick review of HBO Now on Apple TV

Our condo complex provides cable service as part of our monthly HOA fees, but that service is standard definition.  We rent a cable box directly from Time Warner so we can see high-def programming with our “free” cable, but we don...
by concoconco on Apr 9, 2015

Tidal Hi-Fi Music Streaming service review

When reviewing headphones, earphones and speakers, there is always one constant throughout: A music source. Whether it’s vinyl, CD, iTunes, music burned in Apple Lossless, FLAC, Spotify/Pandora or even FM radio, the music has to come from somew...
by concoconco on Mar 31, 2015

Satechi Aluminum Premium 4-Port USB Clamp Hub review

I’ll admit up front: this review will be short. After all, it’s a USB hub. How exciting can that be? Well … the Satechi Aluminum Premium 4-Port USB Clamp Hub is at least interesting. Satechi—known for making almost any geek ac...
by concoconco on Mar 25, 2015

SunJack LightStick review

When I was a kid, I played Dungeons and Dragons.  My favorite character was a cleric named Becket.  Original, I know.  One of the spells I found most useful was Continual Light.  This created a very strong light source wherever th...
by concoconco on Mar 8, 2015

Glider Gloves Winter Style Touchscreen Gloves review

I hate winter with a passion. I think snow is pretty to look at from inside a warm house, but I loathe being outdoors when the temperature drops to less than 40 degrees. I usually get my gloves out by the end of October so I can k...
by concoconco on Feb 19, 2015

VTech Safe & Sound Baby Monitor and Twitter Party

VTech Safe & Sound Baby Monitor and Twitter Party This post is brought to you by VTech and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. This past weekend Miss B had a fever and was not feeling well at all.  We got her fever to go down before puttin...
by Crazy About My Baybah on Feb 17, 2015

United P2 Pocket Pen review

Pens like other EDC gear provide a personal statement about the owner. People see the items others carry and can tell that they like rugged gear, home brew gear, gear with bling, etc. The United P2 Pocket Pen from United Machining LLC...
by concoconco on Feb 8, 2015

Flex-O-Loc key ring review

Key rings have been around for quite a while and a whole lot of us carry them in our pocket or purse every day, so there can’t be a whole lot new with them, right? Not so fast, gadget fan! Have a look at Flex-O-Loc. It’s a short length of...
by concoconco on Feb 4, 2015


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