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The Anker SoundCore Bluetooth speaker came in the usual Anker packaging which is simple yet premium at the same time.  Anker products have become some of my favorite to unbox.  Included with the SoundCore speaker is a short micro-USB charging cable and product documentation. The first thing I noticed about the SoundCore is how well built it is.  The entire speaker, other than the aluminum mesh grill on the front, is coated in a soft touch rubber which looks and feels great.  You can find the Anker branding embossed on the back of...

Posted on Apr 29 2016 - 1:26pm by Kyle Morris
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With USB-C quickly gaining popularity, there are more and more hubs popping up for sale.  USB-C not only provides convenience but the ability to connect multiple devices to a single port utilizing one of these hubs.  I have tried a few different USB-C hubs and they all have their pros and cons.  It doesn’t help that because the technology is so new, some of the drivers can be finicky. I had no problems getting the ORICO hub to work simply by plugging it into my Dell XPS 13 and letting Windows 10 handle the drivers.  The ORICO...

An alarm system is one of the more difficult tech items to review due to the complexity of them and the amount of pieces that work together to complete the system.  In this review I will do my best to describe the product and my experience using it.  I set this alarm up in a test scenario in one room of my house.  I did this not only to make it easier to test the system as a whole, but to prevent the system from interfering with my current alarm system that actually uses the same monitoring company, more on that later. The LivSecure...

Posted on Apr 26 2016 - 11:00am by Kyle Morris
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The LucidBRAKE Supreme is one of many available bicycle lights on the market.  What makes it different from the rest is its ability to not only act as a light, but a brake light as well.  With an awesome build quality and simple design, LucidBRAKE has been able to create a bicycle light that is way ahead of the game compared to the other available lights. The light came well packed in a colorful, clear plastic package.  The light itself is roughly a three inch octagon made entirely of plastic, short of the electronics.  With two AAA...

Posted on Apr 18 2016 - 3:08pm by Kyle Morris
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The iClever BoostCube charger came packaged extremely well in a minimilistically designed box.  The only thing included with the charger is some product documentation. The BoostCube is constructed of plastic and measures roughly 2.5in by 2.5in by 1in.  It features a flip out power plug, a QC 3.0 USB Type-A port that is backwards compatible, and a Smart ID Type-A port.  The charger is capable of producing a total of 36W of power which means it is capable of charging a QC 3.0 device as well as a device at 2.4A at the same time.  In other...

The ORICO portable drive enclosure came well packed in a colorful sleeved box.  Included is the flat black soft touch enclosure, two foam pads, a USB-A 3.0 to micro-USB 3.0 cable, and product documentation.  The enclosure is very compact and not much bigger than the 2.5″ by 9mm or 7.5mm drive it is designed to house.  The included foam pads are stick on one side and can be used to better secure a thin drive. The case utilizes a NS1066 controller which is rated at up to 5GBps. Installing a drive is as simple as sliding the bottom...

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The Omaker W4 Bluetooth speaker came well packaged in a simple looking box.  Included with the speaker is a well made and nice looking mesh bag, a one foot micro-USB charging cable, a small carabiner, and users manual. The speaker is incredibly small.  It is just slightly bigger and double the weight of a golf ball.  The speaker fires upwards with the Omaker logo on one side and power button and charging port on another.  It is constructed mostly of plastic with rubber edges and corners with a plastic loop at one corner for the carabiner...