Hardware & Accessory Reviews

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Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2019 by HoldenM

Hello everyone. I'm back again with another review and today I have something I think is truly unique. Today I'm taking a look at the Stealth Labs Speaker Backpack. This backpack can hold up to 12 liters of space, with a main compartment big enough to hold a 15-inch laptop, a change of clothes and all your other essentials and a little more. The zippers are hidden out of the way to discourage thieves, and the bag also has a built-in speaker that doesn't sound half bad as well…

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Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 by tyler chambliss

So, for the longest time iPhones have only been able to capture audio in mono. That all changed with the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR. The catch is, you can only get stereo audio when recording video. This has it's cons and pros. For one, the stereo mics on these phones aren't lined up with the camera, so you get an inaccurte stereo image compared to the actual image. But on the good side, they exist, but that's not what I'm here to talk about. I am here to talk about the…

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Posted on Saturday, June 8, 2019 by Kevin Shaw
If you're looking for a portable BlueTooth speaker that fits in a messenger bag or large purse, and one that sounds good, the Anker SoundCore Sport XL is right up your alley. This stereo BlueTooth speaker is compact, shockproof, waterproof and it has a long-lasting 15 hours of playtime before it needs recharging. I'm writing this review over a year after having bought one from Amazon.ca. They normally retail for $129.99, but I got mine on special for $79.99. Over the past year, I've used the…
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Posted on Sunday, May 19, 2019 by Sasha Stride

I needed a pair of true wireless headphones and decided to go for the ones with the longest battery in one charge.
I bought a pair of Jabra Active 65 Elite. I didn’t know anything about them but thought they sounded good.
They were easy to pair. Very straight forward.
The problem was the app. It is Jabra Sound +. Most of this app is accessible, but there is a lot of fiddling around with the moments that are unlabeled and don’t even say button.
Something that was even…

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Posted on Monday, May 6, 2019 by Tyler

Intro

Since 2011, my home Wi-Fi network had been powered by an Apple Airport Extreme base station. Having gone way too long with a basic Netgear router that constantly needed rebooting and had spotty signal throughout the house, I was looking for something that was fast, reliable, and accessible.

At that time, Apple’s router business was at the top of its game, making, in my opinion, some of the best wireless routers the industry has ever seen. For this reason, in January…

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Posted on Friday, March 29, 2019 by HoldenM

I'm back ladies and gentlemen, slapping you upside the dome with yet another headphone review. Today I want to talk a little bit about the Creative SXFI Air, a very new headset that had it's debut at CES 2019. For the last several months I've had an interest in 3d audio. I'm not talking about the fake 7.1-channel surround sound in say, some of the Logitech gaming headsets. I'm talking about typical stereo audio, but with a little bit of reverb and other effects that…

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Posted on Sunday, November 18, 2018 by jack

This is the first wearable Bluetooth keyboard to hit the market! This keyboard allows you to control your phone using various tap combinations on any flat surface.

Physical Description

The keyboard itself actually consists of a wrist-strap with five touch-sensitive wrings, one for each of your fingers. It is a comfortable fit, and four of the wrings appear to look the same, except for the thumb, which contains a power button, a vibration motor, and a mouse pointer. Notice…

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Posted on Monday, October 29, 2018 by HoldenM

Here I am with another review. It's taken me some time to write this one.

Today I have the Skullcandy Crusher 360, which I will say is definitely an upgrade from the original Skullcandy Crusher Wireless I talked about quite a while ago.

There are some cons with this one, and I will discuss those, but let's start with the layout of the headphones.

The first thing to mention is that as far as the way they feel and the way they work, the Crusher 360 is quite…

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Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 by thebigt

The earphone jack on my ipad mini recently gave up the ghost, so i was on the hunt for a pair of cheap bluetooth earphones as i didn’t want to be spending a lot of money on something in case it was a bit more than the earphone jack not working.

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These earphones are a similar shape to Apples’ earbuds that come with an iphone or ipad. They have a wire connecting one to the other and are about an arms length along when they are fully stretched out…

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Posted on Saturday, September 29, 2018 by jack
Upgrade your mac's storage in a Flash...

We all know that Apple isn't the biggest proponent of on-device upgrades, and sending your machine in to get upgraded will likely result in a charge double to that of upgrading it yourself thanks to the travel/labor expenses involved. Yet, you've probably made the mistake of cutting back on storage while maxing out ram and other resources. Sure, many of us went for external hdd's, but let's face it that just isn't going to cut it when running virtual…

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Posted on Saturday, September 29, 2018 by jack

After comparing this with my Trekz Titanium, I can say that this successor to the Trekz Titanium is definitely their best model yet. It's lighter, runs on Bluetooth 4.2, and sounds better.

No More Plastic

In order to make the unit lighter, Aftershokz have completely done away with the plastic part of the frame, making the only plastic the electronics on the sides. The form factor is almost identical to the Trekz Titanium, except for the fact that it is 20% lighter, has a complete…

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Posted on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by a woman

'Foreword'

Let me start this by saying that, for reasons of morale and ethics, I would never advertise any device—even if I was paid for it. The reason I decided to take the risk, and buy the Dot Watch, is simply that I am a 'braille person'. The more braille/haptic feedback, the less speech, the better for me. So I felt it was worth a try. And, since I have not seen any reviews that make it clear that the author is independent and not in any way benefiting from writing a positive…

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Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by Trilobite27

I got my first Homepod when they were released in the UK back in Febuary of this year. I loved the sound quality from it and loved being able to play my Apple music on demand. I got the Homepod simply for the sound quality rather than the “smart features” as at the moment they are a little bit lacking. Hopefully, this will improve over software updates.
A couple of weeks ago, it was my birthday and my wife very kindly got me a second Homepod as I was mentioning that I would love to…

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Posted on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 by Raul

I needed a new Speaker for me and my family. A few years ago I heard about the Denon Envaya Mini and its great performance but I never got one. Finding out that Denon released last year a new array of products I didn't think twice and bought the bigger one, the DSB-250-BT.

Package Contents

In the box wi find the speaker itself, a charging Micro -USB cable, a small cord to attach it to a backpack or whatever you like, and the manual in various languages. There is no AC…

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Posted on Sunday, June 3, 2018 by Rachel Rebecca

I have experimented with different microphones. Out of those that I have recorded with on iOs, I sincerely think that this one is the best at stereo recording representation. There is great news for you folks who are thinking, oh goodness, a good stereo microphone? I can't afford that! Nope, This one is really cheap, about 18 dollars on amazon at the moment. I am rounding up. I usually don't by this microphone, but when I first bought it, it was about 80 to 90 dollars. The price…

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Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018 by Voracious P. Brain

A post on security cameras for the blind? Next up, a goldfish's review of mountain bikes. Right? I do not plan to argue that a camera system is as useful for a blind or low vision person as for someone sighted. In fact, I argue that it may be even more important, thanks to two factors. First, most units include microphones that deliver fair-quality audio for live feeds and recorded clips. Second is the ability to share access to the cameras with a trusted sighted person who can access…

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Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 by Rod Maccoux

I have owned the Bose Soundsport Free wireless headphones for two months now. In my opinion, vision is not required to easily get the most out of this product.

The earbuds come with a durable looking case which latches securely. There are two ways to know when you have the case positioned properly. The first way is to notice what feels like a crack just above the latch button. This is where the cover latches to the case. The other way is that the USB port for charging the case is…

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Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018 by Paden McDonald

Blind people may not need lights, but they look cool to people with some vision. This speaker is small, light, and portable, and it has some cool features as well. But before I get to what it does, I'll start with what comes in the box and a description of the device.
When you get it, you will also get the instruction manual, a sim ejecting tool for pressing the language selection button, and a very short micro USB cable.
It is a small, square speaker, slightly wider than…

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Posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by HoldenM

Hello everyone. I'm back with another review. You're probably thinking to yourself, my God Holden, how many headphones do you have? After I got this last week, I'll tell you all that I've gotten the headphones I use on a daily basis down to two, this one we're going to talk about today and my Sennheiser Ambeo Smart headset, which is still an excellent headset that I would recommend to anyone who wants to record in high-quality binaural audio and listen to music…

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Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by Voracious P. Brain

The Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat, made by HVAC veteran Emerson, is one of the more basic and affordable smart thermostats commonly available today and offers integration with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, and Google Home (no IFTTT or Cortana at present). Like all smart thermostats, the Sensi allows control both on the unit itself and via smartphones or smart speakers, including flexible schedules and geofencing (which can change thermostat settings when one or more people move outside a 3-mile…

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