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VANKYO Leisure 410 [2020 Upgraded] Mini Projector review

REVIEW – When I was younger I had a projector instead of a TV.  I loved the larger picture, but as a heavily used living room TV it was far from ideal: any light in the room detracts from the picture, the constant fan noise was annoying, and the unit broke after less than a year of use.  Even if it hadn’t broken, I was on track to use the lamp’s estimated lifespan by the end of year 2, making it an expensive proposition over time.  I think the VANKYO…

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Jabra Evolve2 65 Bluetooth headset review

REVIEW – I live in New York City, which is the epicenter in the United States for the life-changing Covid-19 outbreak. For the past 2 months, I have been working from home and have been a part of conference calls that last for hours at a time. It quickly became evident that I needed a capable wireless headset/mic combination that I could wear for hours at a time, and that could connect to more than one device so that I could easily switch between my 2 cell phones or my…

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MECO Stylus review

REVIEW – I’m just going to start this review by saying I really like this stylus. I’m not an artist but having a pen-like pointing device and writing instrument has been pretty convenient for some of the work I do on my iPad. I have fairly large hands and sometimes when I select text or try to move item around in on screen my fingers get in the way. Having a more precise pointing device has been helpful. I’m using a 2020 iPad Pro 11” and I’ve never used the…

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ANKOMN 2-in-1 Smart Coffee Measuring Scoop review

REVIEW – Coffee is life, and I love a good coffee gadget! I’m testing the ANKOMN 2-in-1 Smart Coffee Measuring Scoop, a clever little accessory that makes my morning routine *just* a bit easier. Plus it matches my new favorite mug! Hey! Ho! Let’s go… to the review! What is it? It’s a coffee scoop with a leveling slider. Design and features The ANKOMN 2-1 Smart Coffee Measuring Scoop is a really well designed coffee scoop! It is lightweight, has a nicely contoured grip for easy handling, and sports a…

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AUSOUNDS AU-Stream Hybrid True Wireless Hybrid Noise-Canceling Earbuds review

REVIEW – Truly wireless earbuds have been around for a while and are nothing new. However, TW earbuds with active noise cancellation is a more recent development. Recently, I was given a pair from a company called Ausounds to review. Having never used a pair of ANC earbuds, I was eager to give them a try. Here are my impressions of the AUSOUNDS AU-Stream Hybrid true wireless hybrid noise-canceling earbuds. What is it? The AU-Stream Hybrids are truly wireless earbuds with Hybrid active noise cancellation. What’s in the box? Wireless…

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DJI Mavic Air 2 Review: Fantastic drone, despite obstacle avoidance blindspots

I’m supposed to get photos as soon as I take something out of the box. I know better. The rule is not to play with the gadget first. I’m going to crash the drone; I always do. I crashed the DJI Mavic Air 2 and broke a landing peg. I flew the drone before I took pictures and, of course, the drone found a tree. I swear it’s not my fault this time. I quickly discovered the Mavic Air 2 obstacle avoidance technology is not up to par with its…

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Boltune BT-BH023 and BT-BH024 true wireless earbuds review

REVIEW – There have to be hundreds of wireless Bluetooth earbuds out on the market today.  Recently, I have seen a jump in those that are directly copying the design style of AirPods.  Boltune is one of those companies that jumped on the AirPod mimick bandwagon.  They have two different versions that I was sent to review.  One has the longer stem like the original AirPods and the other has a shorter stem like the AirPods pro.  I always have issues with earbuds hurting my ears after about an hour…

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Lenovo C340 Chromebook review

REVIEW – Chromebooks haven’t been reviewed much here on the Gadgeteer, the last real reference I can find is around 2018. Julie has made mention in passing over a number of her “finding the right device” reviews, but nothing substantial. Well recently my 2013 Nexus 7 tablet finally passed away and I started looking for a replacement tablet.  For the money, nothing came close to the value and power of the good old Nexus 7 so I then started looking at Chromebooks as a possible replacement.  Things have changed a…

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Dudios Tic Wireless Earbuds review

REVIEW – I have been looking into getting some wireless earbuds, especially to pair up with my recently upgraded smartphone.  So, when the chance to review the Dudios Tic Wireless Earbuds became available I was excited to give them a try and share my experience with them. What is it? The Dudios Tic Wireless Earbuds system comes with a pair of Bluetooth 5.0 wireless earbuds, with multiple size ear tips for a custom fit and charging case. What’s in the box? 1 Pair Dudios Tic Wireless Earbuds Charging Case User Manuel…

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Pitaka Air Omni 6-in-1 Charging Station review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Recently, I have had the opportunity to review a few multi-device charging stations and it is becoming clearer to me what I like and need. This Pitaka Air Omni 6-in-1 Charging Station appears to have all the bells and whistles that I like. Let’s see!! What is it? The Pitaka Air Omni 6-in-1 Charging Station is a versatile all-in-one wireless charger that allows you to charge all of your devices within a single space. You can charge your iPhone, Android devices, Apple Watch, AirPods and Samsung Ear…

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