Category: Reviews

  • Checking out the Breeders Cup at Churchill Downs with Longines and Wrist Watch Review

    Checking out the Breeders Cup at Churchill Downs with Longines and Wrist Watch Review

    I write watch reviews for Wrist Watch Review, and this past weekend covered for WWR the 2018 Breeders Cup at Churchill Downs as a guest of watchmaker Longines. My original writeup is published on Wrist Watch Review: WWR goes on-site as Longines times the 2018 Breeders Cup at Churchill Downs.  Here are a few excerpts…

  • Coming home to the Igloo Home Deadbolt 02

    Coming home to the Igloo Home Deadbolt 02

    Smarlocks, compatible with smart home, are increasingly popular lately. Major brands like Kwikset and Schlage make consumer focused models with basic features and a focus on basic smarthome access – but Igloohome has gone much farther than that with the IglooHome Deadbolt 02. This smart lock not only adds a keypad for owner access via…

  • Aftershokz Trekz Titanium headphones conduct sound through your bones

    Aftershokz Trekz Titanium headphones conduct sound through your bones

    Bluetooth sports headphones are common nowadays – I personally have a few pairs of them, and they’re cheap and readily accessible for a basic pair. To innovate in this space, a company needs to do something special – and Aftershokz may have done just that. Their Trekz Titanium are an interesting take on sports headphones…

  • Reviewing the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Ceramic Clous De Paris Wristwatch on Wristwatch Review

    Reviewing the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Ceramic Clous De Paris Wristwatch on Wristwatch Review

    I published a quick writeup of the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Ceramic Clous De Paris on Wristwatch Review

  • Lima Ultra Review  – Do I Need A Personal Cloud?

    Lima Ultra Review – Do I Need A Personal Cloud?

    Most of my data nowadays resides in “The Cloud”.. a nebulous term for the remote server I use to store data, which then goes and syncs on all my devices. I personally use a combination of Google Drive and iCloud – although there are lots of others out there. I pay Google and Apple a…

  • Carlock Car Tracking Device Review

    Carlock Car Tracking Device Review

    Nowadays most cars are smart enough to offer GPS navigation, emergency assistance, and a wide range of other “connected drive” features. They’re even able to offer 3rd party tracking via app integrations available on Apple Carplay and other in-car computer systems. However, if your car doesn’t offer built in tracking apps, or you need to…

  • Jabra Elite Sport Headphones Review – Truly Wireless

    Jabra Elite Sport Headphones Review – Truly Wireless

    Wires are out, and wireless is in when you’re on the go – both sound and power and now going truly wireless. The Jabra Elite Sport Headphones are truly wireless headphones that make a great companion for workouts, commutes, and chats.  What It Is The Jabra Elite Sport headphones are sport headphones with no wires.Each…

  • Noyce Lightning Cable Review – It’s Long!

    Noyce Lightning Cable Review – It’s Long!

    Noyce Labs sent me their 4 Meter (13 ft) long USB>Lightning cable for testing. It’s the longest spec-compliant cable out there, and works great. The cable seems well constructed and durable, the connection is solid, and it comes with a nice leather wrap to keep the cable tied up when not in use. I currently…

  • Charging Pow With The Orsden Men’s Slope Jacket

    Charging Pow With The Orsden Men’s Slope Jacket

    For the past week, I’ve been hitting it hard in Telluride, Colorado and Crested Butte, Colorado – riding huge power days, enduring freezing blizzards, and relaxing at the mid-mountain ranch while wearing the new Orsden Men’s Slope Jacket. Here’s a few thoughts on this new company, and new piece of snow gear. What It Is…

  • DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter Review – Your Eyes On The World

    DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter Review – Your Eyes On The World

    This is the summer of drones. DJI has its Phantom Series, Yuneec has Typhoon, and today GoPro released Karma. Earlier this summer I flew and reviewed the Yuneec Q500 Phantom drone – with mixed reactions. Over the past month, I’ve had the pleasure of flying the DJI Phantom 4 quadcopter drone – which is an…

  • Jabra Sport Pulse Special Edition Bluetooth Headphones Review – Run, Bike, Work, and Talk in Comfort

    Jabra Sport Pulse Special Edition Bluetooth Headphones Review – Run, Bike, Work, and Talk in Comfort

    **Update 2017-04-07** After less than a year of usage on daily light runs and workouts, the Jabra Sport Pulse headphones have failed, once again, after a previous warranty replacement.  The headphones red charging light lights up when plugged into power or my computer, but when unplugged, the headphones fail to turn on. I’ve tried updating…

  • Juice Up Your Gear On The Battlefield with the FuseChicken Titan Charge Cable

    Juice Up Your Gear On The Battlefield with the FuseChicken Titan Charge Cable

    Charging cables are a part of my every day life, and it seems like I’m constantly destroying them – over bending, snagging, melting, and generally wearing out. So when FuseChicken contacted me about testing out their metal-armoured Titan Charge Cable for my iPhone, I was more than happy to give it a try. Any cable…

  • Take Flight with the Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K Quadcopter Camera Drone

    Take Flight with the Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K Quadcopter Camera Drone

    Everyone wants a quadcopter drone. Over the past year or two, these small, multi-rotor radio controlled aircraft have hit the mainstream. There are tiny palm sized ones, giant professional camera ones, and then the middle of the road – the backpack-sized, easily flyable, fun-sized ones. The Yuneec Typhoon Q500 4K fits right in there –…

  • USB-C Is The Connectivity Standard of the Future. Here’s a Cable That Will Last The Duration

    USB-C Is The Connectivity Standard of the Future. Here’s a Cable That Will Last The Duration

    The future of cable-connectivity for our technologies is almost definitely USB-C. It’s a new standard that combines an incredible variety of technologies into one unified, reversible, flexible, and expandable cable and connectivity standard. It’s combination of physical size, ease of use, and technology integrations make it seem like an obvious candidate to replace most of…

  • Shooting Lightfield Photos with the Lytro Illum

    Shooting Lightfield Photos with the Lytro Illum

    Last November, I had the privilege of testing out the Lytro Illum Lightfield Camera while exploring Cuba. Here’s my quick review of the innovative camera. The Lytro Illum takes photos using a specially developed lens and sensor that essentially captures all focal lengths and multiple angles of a scene simultaneously, and lets the photographer recompose…

  • Stay in Contact with the Thuraya SatSleeve Hotspot

    Stay in Contact with the Thuraya SatSleeve Hotspot

    Staying in contact while traveling across the remote and inaccessible reaches of our globe is an issue I’ve (fortunately) been faced with quite often over the last few years. Between multiple Antarctic deployments, a myriad of open ocean sailing expeditions, and the usual stream of backcountry and alpine mountaineering adventures, sometimes it seems like I’m…

  • VR In Your Pocket with the Homido Mini

    VR In Your Pocket with the Homido Mini

    This year while attending CES 2016, Homido hooked me up with their super tiny Google Cardboard VR viewer, the Homido Mini. After a bunch of testing, my verdict is: this is the cardboard viewer to get. The Homido Mini is small – it’s a foldable plastic contraption, with two lenses on one side, and a…

  • Remocam Smart Home Security Camera Review

    Remocam Smart Home Security Camera Review

    The Remocam Smart Home Security Camera bills itself as a super versatile, next generation home security camera. I tested it out at my home, in my office, and while on the go over the last few weeks. Here’s how the Remocam performed, and how it stacks up to the competition.   What It Is The…

  • UE Megaboom Review – The Best Boom

    UE Megaboom Review – The Best Boom

    Over the past few weeks, I’ve been listening to the current-generation of Ultimate Ears’ Bluetooth Speaker lineup; the UE Megaboom, UE Boom2, and UE Roll. This comes after owning the original UE Boom for about two years, and listening to is almost daily in my car, at home, in my office, and in parking lots…

  • UE Roll Bluetooth Speaker Review – Great Sounding, Wobbly, Fun

    UE Roll Bluetooth Speaker Review – Great Sounding, Wobbly, Fun

    The UE Roll is Ultimate Ears smallest, and least expensive bluetooth wireless speaker.  I had the opportunity to test it out for a few weeks around the house, in the office, and on the go. Here’s how it went, and what you should consider when buying it. What It Is The UE Roll is in the…