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Roadie 3 automatic instrument tuner review – Tightens and loosens strings for you

REVIEW – When you play stringed instruments, you spend a lot of time tuning their strings before you can even start making music with them. I’m all about efficiency and saving time, so is there a way to make tuning stringed instruments faster and more accurate than using a pitch pipe (do people really use …

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Sounwill iPad Pro keyboard case review

REVIEW – Like many people who use their iPads for both work and play, I enjoy the option of using a real keyboard with my iPad Pro. After a small catastrophe involving my morning coffee, my iPad Pro, and the dog (don’t ask), I found myself shopping for a new keyboard case. After a lot …

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Meathearts let you profess your carnivore love with jerky and lasers

REVIEW – Heads-up, romantics!  Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. If you’re romantically involved with someone difficult to shop for, you know how hard gift-giving can be.  If you happen to be paired with a carnivore, Candy hearts are nice and all that, but it takes spiced, dried meat to warm the heart of …

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ROM Officer #1 Samurai Folding Knife review

REVIEW – A folding pocket knife has been part of my every day carry since I was ten years old, before I even knew what EDC meant. Not a day goes by without me using whatever knife I’m carrying, whether for opening packages, cutting loose threads off my shirt, or slicing up an apple. I …

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Meshforce M7 Tri-Band Whole Home Mesh WiFi System review – get WiFi to all the places

REVIEW – If you’re like me, you’ve endured years (if not decades) of slow or spotty wireless connections, especially if you have a multi-level home or an apartment with many neighbors using WiFi.  In theory, the Meshforce M7 Tri-Band Whole Home Mesh WiFi System should offer better speeds and more reliable connections over a much …

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Raspberry Pi drops microcontroller, and it’s only $4!

NEWS – The Raspberry Pi Foundation has been building mini computers for years now.  I have one on my local network that hosts PiHole.  Recently they’ve decided to dip their toes into some new water:  microcontrollers.  They just released the Raspberry Pi Pico, a small microcontroller board that only costs $4!  If you’re ever wanted …

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Barbienado Boost Charcoal Accelerator Chimney and Barbienado Wand review – two hot products!

REVIEW – Ever since the beginning of the human race, the ability to make fire has been a key ingredient to our survival and progress. Fire (and the heat it produces) makes food safer and better tasting. There’s no better illustration of using fire to cook than the backyard barbecue. It satisfies that primitive desire …

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