Technology, Tools and Gadgets

  • Father's Day Tech Gifts

    Father’s Day is this weekend and so it’s time to check out some of our favorite tech gifts for dad! From ear buds to robot bartenders, we’ve got something for every dad.

  • BLUETTI Offers Easter Power Bundle And Other Deals

    With spring in full swing and summer storms, RV trips, and other adventures right around the corner again - there has never been a better time to up your power game. BLUETTI has unveiled some new deals on their power storage solutions, so hop on over or read on to learn more about what they have for us.

  • The Top 5 Technology Trends to Watch For In 2022 and Beyond

    It's hard to believe that we're already more than halfway through February and that the year is already flying by. But with a new year comes new opportunities, and in the tech world, there are plenty of exciting things on the horizon. Here are our top 5 technology trends to watch for in 2022 and beyond!

  • BLUETTI Introduces New Products and Updates At InterSolar 2022

    Solar power, along with battery energy storage is one of the fastest growing technology areas today and we’re thrilled that our friends at BLUETTI continue to bring innovations to the marketplace as they demonstrated this month at both CES and Inter Solar Expo. From sodium-ion battery power stations to innovative product design that makes their products more approachable for less tech-forward consumers, this is already looking like it will be a wonderful year.

  • These Five Robots Are Here To Help Make Your Time At Home Easier

    Ever since I was a kid watching The Jetsons on TV I dreamed of having a robot maid to clean, cook, and generally do whatever was needed. We're still a few years away from that unfortunately but we're getting much closer to having robots able to help with specific tasks around the house and that's pretty awesome. From vacuums to gutters to security drones I feel like we're on the cusp of some pretty cool stuff coming down the pipe. Don't worry though, the future is here now! These are a few of our favorite household robots that are available right now or will be in just a few months!

  • Intelli POWERHUB "Charge Anything" Desktop Power Station

    Wireless charging stations have finally hit the mainstream but what most folks don't consider is that they are far from all being the same. Wattage and Amps are as essential to consider as good old fashioned visual design. While some thrive on chic looks and flashing lights, Intelli has chosen to simply pack as much functionality into the unit as they possibly can. Let's take a look...

  • 360 G300H Dash Cam Review

    We had a chance to check out the 360 G300H dashcam featuring good wide-angle and night vision features as well as being able to easily connect to mobile phones. Let's take a look.

  • Roborock H6 Review - A Vacuum That Even Men Will Enjoy Using

    Conventional wisdom suggests that domestic gadgets such as vacuums should be targeted at women but things are changing and products such as vacuums are turning into tech gadgets. Frankly regardless of how much technology can be found on appliances around the home, us men should be just as involved as our partners in keeping things clean and tidy. We had a chance to test out the Roborock H6 Cordless Stick Vacuum and during our review, we were quite impressed.

  • Ford Explorer Police Interceptor Brings The Heat to Kill COVID

    At this point, most of us realize just how hard it is to sanitize all the surfaces of your house and car. No matter how well you scrub, getting every piece clean is near impossible with spray and wipes. Plus that just takes a ton of time so Ford developed a solution. They have designed a new heated software enhancement to pilot with its Police Interceptor Utility – one that law enforcement agencies across the country can utilize to help reduce the footprint of the COVID-19 virus.

  • Tired of a Slow Mac? We Tried CleanMyMac X

    Thank you CleanMyMac X for sponsoring this post. Ranked as the “App of the month” on Product Hunt, CleanMyMac X is an all-in-one package to awesomize your Mac and make it run just like it did on day one. #CleanMyMacX

    CleanMyMac X is an all-in-one package designed to speedup your computer by clearing out all sorts of junk and making it run faster, just like on day one. While powerful, it's designed to be simple to use and that ultimately means more effective since if you don't use it, then what good is it anyhow? Let's take a look at what we found after trying CleanMyMac X on our macbook.

  • Using a SSD Drive To Breath New Life Into an Old PC

    Years ago I was purchasing a new PC every two to three years. Issues such as hard drive wear and tear as well as speed were never an issue. Today though, I rarely use my desktop for high-end 3D games since Lenovo sent a great laptop that takes care of that for me. However, my now 8 year old desktop (designed for Windows 7 but running Windows 10) is slow booting, slow a memory caching, and generally I'm concerned about the hard drives ultimately failing. Both of my laptops use SSDs for the primary system drive and so I thought... maybe that's a way to extend the life of my desktop too. The folks at Kingston were interested in the results too and so they sent me their UV 500 SSD to try out.

  • How To Compress Video and Optimize for Mobile Use

    This weekend I took some video of the wild flowers in bloom out in the desert and the video files are absolutely huge. While I keep some video file to be used later as stock, other files I just keep for memories. In those situations, I don't need a full 4K version with huge file sizes. Instead, I simply need a version that is portable and mobile friendly to share with friends. Here's how you can take those files and make them smaller so they are more mobile friendly.

  • Now When I Lose My Wallet, Tile Finds It Quick

    Last fall I lost my wallet. I took it out at Home Depot's self-checkout and didn't notice it till I tried to buy my groceries an hour later. The embarrassment of ringing up more than a $100 worth of food with people waiting in back of you only to realize you have no money is something I'll remember for a long while. It's not that I didn't have money it was simply I had no wallet. Immediately I feared that it had fallen out in the parking lot and was likely long gone. Luckily the folks at Home Depot were amazing and kept it safe. However, since then I've been using Tile to keep tabs on my wallet as well as my camera bag.

  • Gadgets and Smart Tech You Should Consider For 2019

    Gadgets have become apart of modern life in a way that few people could have accurately predicted just a few decades ago. Whether we are at home or out and about, there is some form of technology that has been designed to assist or entertain us. Here we are going to discuss some of those pieces of tech based on their role in certain environments.

  • Bigger and Better In Texas - BBQ, Trucks, and The Pixel 2 XL

    A few weeks ago, our friends at Chevrolet invited us down to Texas to drive some trucks and eat BBQ. A day later, Verizon asked me if I wanted to check out the Pixel 2 on an upcoming trip. This was a match made in heaven, since even though Chevy always offers their built-in wifi, it's nice to have a great phone connection wherever you go too. Plus, the Pixel 2 XL has one of the best cameras out there so I was excited to check it out. Let's take a look at what we experienced.

  • Does Your Connected Home Plan Include an Emergency Alert Button?

    One of the things that I love about Connected "Smart Home" Technology today is that it's finally starting to move beyond the enthusiast market. Today's technology is practical and affordable to a level that is finally starting to be useful. While I enjoy technology to make life easier in my own homes, the benefits to helping our parents continue to be as independent as possible is even more exciting. We recently talked with some folks at ATC Alert who sponsored this post and asked us to share our thoughts about the subject with you guys.

  • What To Look For When Selecting a Phone Case

    There once was a time when I looked at cell phone cases simply as something "other people" bought... I didn't need a case, I'm always careful with my phone. Right? Wrong... The reality is that phones today are super fragile and at the same time exposed to all sorts of different dangers from accidental drops to being scratched against keys in your pocket or backpack. That's why it's important to select the right case and not all are created equal!

  • Naztech VOLT Power Station is 27,000 mAh of Power For Your Next Trip

    For some things, smaller is better but when it comes to battery backups I always subscribe to bigger and faster is best. That's why I was thrilled when Naztech sent me their latest power bank er... Power Station, the VOLT Power Station + AC Outlet. It isn't my only large battery pack, but it is now the one I keep as a permanent part of my gear bag. While the applications for long trips are obvious, curiously I find it super useful around the house too.

  • Introducing the AirFree Iris 3000 Air Purifier

    With winter over and spring descending on the country, it's time to clean the home as well suffer from allergies, dust, and other pollutants from outside. Luckily, the folks at AirFree sent us their new Iris 3000 Air Purifier to help sanitize the air and destroy some of those particles that make you sick like pollens and dust mites. They sent it to us a few weeks ago and we've been testing it out since then, here's what we learned during our review.

  • Cat S41 Phone Review - Purpose Built For a Rugged Lifestyle

    As someone who does a lot of outdoor activities such as riding in UTVs, fishing, and exploring off road trails one of my greatest fears is breaking my phone. Luckily, over the past few years mobile phones and case companies have stepped up to make phones that are far more resilient than they once were. But there's one thing that touch screens will NEVER be able to do well - work with gloves on. That's why I was so excited to check out the Cat S41 phone that they sent me to review. Make no mistake, this isn't your everyday phone for taking to dinner for some food pics - this is the phone you'll take on a hunting trip where you don't want to freak out if it drops in the mud or falls off a tree stand.

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