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    Review: Senta Ally Bluetooth Stereo Speaker w/ FM

    by Ryan McLaughlin ~ October 20th, 2013

    Portable Bluetooth speakers are dime a dozen, but if you have the right one it can be used with a mobile device to boost its audio so that it is more enjoyable and can be shared with others. With so many manufacturers of portable speakers it may be difficult to pick the right one. Today I will be looking at the Senta Ally speaker system and if it is good then hopefully this will make the decision a little easier

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    Review: Straight Talk T-Mobile vs AT&T

    by Ryan McLaughlin ~ March 2nd, 2013

    I recently bought a LG Nexus 4 and because it is unlocked I wanted to use it on a prepaid phone plan. I had previously been using PagePlus, but because this is not a Verizon phone they do not support it. So I had to find a new carrier. After considering my options I went with Straight Talk because they have unlimited data and talk for just $45 a month. However Straight talk uses either T-Mobile or AT&T and I had to choose one before I could use it

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    Review: HP Elitebook 8770w Mobile Workstations

    by Ryan McLaughlin ~ February 22nd, 2013

    The Elitebook Mobile Workstation is HP’s top of the line business notebook, and the 8770w is at the top of that series. The Elitebook 8770w includes several upgrade from last years model, including a faster processor, better screen, and a better video card

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    Review: LG Nexus 4 Phone

    by Ryan McLaughlin ~ December 21st, 2012

    The Nexus 4 phone from LG is Google’s latest attempt at showing the world what a Android phone should look like. The big question that everyone has is, does it meet those high expectations? Well, as usual this all depends on what you are looking for

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Review: Genius MaxFire Pandora Pro Gamepad

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ September 16th, 2007

Normally features like rumble and turbo are reserved for large gamepads that have lots of room for those features. Genius has broken that tradition by introducing the Pandora Pro. The MaxFire Pandora Pro is very small and has both dual rumble and turbo

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Review: Genius MaxFire Grandias 12V USB Gamepad

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ September 1st, 2007

Gamepads are all around, but their main purpose is for gaming. Because there are so many gamepads they need to have some kind of feature that sets them apart. The MaxFire Grandias features dual motors for real vibration effects, Macros and Turbos

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Review: Genius BT-03A headset

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ September 1st, 2007

Wireless headsets are becoming much more popular. They are great for listening to music, or talking on the phone. With Bluetooth connectivity they can connect with just about any device

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Review: C.Crane CCRadio-SW

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ September 1st, 2007

About 3 years ago I reviewed a really great AM radio from a company named C.Crane. This radio, the CCRadio plus, sported the best AM reception in a radio its size. Now 3 years later C.Crane comes out with the next generation CCRadio called the CCRadio-SW. The CCRadio-SW gets rid of some features and adds others. The main addition is a Shortwave receiver

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Review: Netgear Digital Entertainer HD EVA8000

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ August 18th, 2007

Digital entertainment is becoming very popular and people don’t want to sit in front of a computer to watch it. Recently several devices have come out that give you the ability to show video, music and pictures from your computer on your TV. The EVA8000 Digital Entertainer HD from Netgear is one of those products

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Review: Titan Mini 2.1 Portable Speakers

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ August 4th, 2007

Portable speakers can serve many useful purposes. They can be used to enhance a laptop or portable DVD players speakers or allow you to share your music with a friend if your MP3 player does not have speakers

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Review: Genius Look 313 Media – Web Camera

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ August 4th, 2007

Web cameras have been around for quite a while, so companies are having to add new features to make their cameras stand out. Genius has come out with a new web camera, the Look 313 Media, and it has built-in speakers and a 2 port USB hub

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Review: Saitek Obsidian wireless mouse

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ July 23rd, 2007

Saitek has been making top notch computer peripherals for a long time. Their joysticks, keyboards and driving wheels are second to none. The new Obsidian computer mouse seems to be another great product from Saitek. Lets see if it holds up to the test.

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Review: CoolIT RAM Fan

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ July 23rd, 2007

Overclocking a computers CPU and RAM has become a popular way to extend its life or to save money by buying slower parts and making them faster. Overclocking also heats up the parts that you overclocked and that could cause them to wear out faster. Because of this a lot of companies have started offering extra cooling options. CoolIT has a line of products specifically made to cool a computers various parts. The RAM fan is the one we are looking at today

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Review: Plustek MobileOffice D28 Corporate Scanner

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ June 25th, 2007

Plustek has been at the forefront of small, lightweight, portable scanners. The OpticSlim series of scanners has been very popular because of their small size. The MobileOffice D28 corporate keeps a small size, but adds a lot more functionality

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Review: Interactive Toy FireFly

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ June 25th, 2007

Remote control vehicles have always been a favorite of mine, but remote control helicopters have a steep learning curve so I have avoided them. Interactive Toy makes easy to use remote control vehicles including easy to use helicopters. The Firefly is the smallest of their helicopters and it is not all that hard to fly

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Review: ClearPlay USB DVD Player

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ June 16th, 2007

There are a lot of movies that people would like to see, but they choose not to because of some content that they object to. Several companies have tried to help these people by selling edited movies. Most if not all of these companies have been shut down or gone out of business. One company, ClearPlay, has been able to avoid any legal trouble because they don’t actually edit movies. A ClearPlay DVD player, with its customizable filters only skips scenes and mutes the volume when it encounters objectionable content

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Review: Logitech Harmony 880 Remote

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ May 27th, 2007

Remote controls are really great because you don’t have to get up when you want to change the channel or volume. The only problem is when you have lots of devices you also have lots of remotes. A universal remote gets rid of the clutter, but they add a lot of extra steps. Having to switch back and forth between TV, DVD and a Stereo just to watch a movie is a big pain. In addition setting them up is not easy because you have to type in codes or copy IR signals from one remote to the other. Logitech’s Harmony line of universal remotes goes a long way to relieve some of those extra steps and headaches

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Review: Cobra Nav One 4000 GPS

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ May 27th, 2007

Getting into the crowded GPS navigation market is getting harder and harder. Just about every feature you can think of has been put into a GPS device already. Cobra has been making high quality car products like Radar Detectors and CB Radios for a long time. We now have the opportunity to see if they can also make good GPS navigation devices

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Review: Plustek OpticSlim M12 Plus scanner

by Ryan McLaughlin ~ May 15th, 2007

About 2 years ago Plustek sent us an OpticSlim M12 scanner to review. At the time it performed really well and had a lot of good uses. Recently Plustek released the new M12 plus. Since they are very similar this review will cover a lot of the same topics. We will see if the new features make a big difference