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I’m a technologist, and I love gadgets that add value by simplifying my life or by increasing my productivity. On this blog, I cover Apple, home automation, networking and other technology, and I offer reviews of the products I love. I also share tips, tricks and stories about how I use technology to improve my life.

SENS8 Security Camera with Siren and Floodlight Review

SENS8 Security Camera with Light Review

The SENS8 Light Cam is the first wired home security camera I have reviewed that required drilling a hole into an outside wall of our house. Continue reading to find out how the installation went and if the SENS8 security camera was worth breaking out my tool belt. The SENS8 Light Cam offers a ton …

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Jabra Evolve 75e Review and Comparison

Jabra Evolve 75e Wireless Headphones

I’m on a quest to find the best office headset that I can also take with me when I’m traveling. For this review, the GN Group sent me the Jabra Evolve 75e — the world’s first professional UC-certified wireless headset. Over the past few weeks, I’ve had a chance to test these professional earbuds extensively …

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Zyxel Nebula Review – Cloud Network Management

Zyxel Nebula Cloud Managed Networking Platform

Zyxel Nebula is a cloud-managed networking solution consisting of Wi-Fi access points, Ethernet switches, security gateways, and a management console. Zyxel developed Nebula to help business customers and their service providers to manage networking infrastructure more cost-effectively. For this review, I wanted to find out how much value Zyxel Nebula would provide to prosumers who …

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Mac Not Going To Sleep? This Might Fix It!

Mac not going to sleep? This might fix it!

For the past few months, I have struggled with an issue that would prevent both my iMac and MacBook Pro from going to sleep or activating the screen saver. The fact that the display on neither of my two Macs would turn off after a set time drove me nuts, but the worst thing was …

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BlvckbyDesign – Matte Black MacBook Pro Case Review

Blvckbydesign - Ultra-thin MacBook Pro Case

I have never used a case for my MacBooks until BlvckbyDesign reached out to me and asked if I wanted to test their new, ultra-thin matte black MacBook Pro case. I agreed and had used their protective plastic shell for the past few weeks. BlvckbyDesign has created a slick MacBook Pro case that offers outstanding …

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Yohann MacBook Pro Stand Review

Yohann MacBook Pro Stand - social

Yohann makes a versatile and beautifully crafted MacBook Pro stand that has become one of my favorite accessories. Before cloud storage became a thing, having a desktop in the office and a laptop for traveling meant you had to keep your data in sync manually. As MacBook Pros became more powerful, many users abandoned their …

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The Fastest Way To Charge An iPhone (And Android)

The fastest way to charge an iPhone Xs (and others)

Despite the proliferation of wireless charging technology, you’ve probably realized by now that wireless charging is slower than using a regular cable. But even when using a cord, there are significant differences in charging speeds, depending on the power adapter you use. In this review, I’ll answer the question: What is the fastest way to …

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Plantronics Voyager 6200 UC vs. Savi 745 Office Headsets Comparison

plantronics voyager 6200 uc vs. savi 745

As a sales executive, a quality headset is one of the most important tools I have in my tool belt. For the past few years, I relied on the excellent Plantronics Savi W745 because I could connect it simultaneously to both my iMac and iPhone. A few weeks ago Plantronics sent me their Voyager 6200 …

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Wooden iPhone & Apple Watch Charging Stand by Yohann

Wooden iPhone & Apple Watch Stand by Yohann

Yohann, a Swiss manufacturer of premium stands and docks for Apple devices, has released a beautifully crafted wooden iPhone & Apple Watch charging stand with extra room for jewelry or your AirPods. Some readers of my blog might remember that I reviewed Yohann before when the company released its first product, an innovative iPad stand. …

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Eve Home Automation Platform Review

Eve Home Family

Eve Home, formerly known as Elgato Eve, is a smart home automation platform that seamlessly connects devices and appliances and makes managing them a breeze. I had a chance to review some of Eve’s gadgets to see how much closer they would get me to achieve my goal of a fully automated home. For this …

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iPhone Xs vs. iPhone X – Full Comparison of All Models

iPhone Xs vs. iPhone X

On 9/12 Apple announced its 2018 iPhone lineup, including the iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, and iPhone Xr. If you are planning on buying a new iPhone or upgrading an existing one, this article will help you to make an informed purchase decision by comparing the iPhone Xs vs. iPhone X and other models. For …

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Calendly vs. WhenWorks – Review of scheduling apps

Calendly vs. WhenWorks - Review of scheduling apps

In this Calendly vs. WhenWorks review, I compare two of my favorite calendar scheduling apps that I have used for the past few months. Both scheduling tools offer unique features, which makes it difficult to pick a winner. Why I Need A Calendar Availability Tool As part of my sales and marketing job, I have …

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ecobee Switch+ Review – Smart Light Switch with Alexa & HomeKit

ecobee Switch+ integrates with the ecobee4 thermostat

The ecobee Switch+ is one of the smartest light switches on the market, featuring advanced sensors and seamless integration with ecobee smart thermostats and home automation platforms, such as Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Samsung SmartThings and others. I have had a good relationship with ecobee ever since I reviewed the original ecobee thermostat and …

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HomeKit Light Switches & Dimmers – Review

HomeKit Light Switches and Dimmers Review

For this article, I have reviewed the best Apple HomeKit-compatible light & dimmer switches. Since I didn’t want to compare apples with oranges, I have separated the review into two sections, starting with HomeKit Light Switches, and followed by HomeKit Dimmers. Reviewed HomeKit Light Switches Product ecobee Switch+ Amazon* Eve Light Switch Amazon* Leviton Decora …

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Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC Review

Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC review

The Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC stereo Bluetooth headset is one of the most well-rounded, active noise-canceling headphones I have tested. For this review, I have compared the Voyager 8200 UC against the older Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 (SE) and the Bose QuietComfort 35. Plantronics Voyager 8200 UC Review  Pros 24-hour battery life Sweat- and moisture-resistant …

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Bose Sleepbuds Review – Noise-masking Technology at its best

Sleeping with the Bose Sleepbuds

The Bose sleepbuds are incredibly comfortable earbuds that mask ambient noise in an attempt to help you sleep better. That’s at least what Bose designed them for. For this review, I have slept wearing the sleepbuds, but I also set out to discover additional use cases for them. I was particularly interested in finding out …

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Bowers & Wilkins PX Review – Impressive Tech with Comfort Issues

Bowers & Wilkins PX Review

The Bowers & Wilkins PX are impressive over-ear headphones that offer premium sound quality, innovative technology, and adaptive noise cancellation. Unfortunately, this set of headphones also has a number of comfort issues when worn for an extended period of time. In this review, we’ll take a deep dive and explore the pros and cons of …

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Soundbars vs. Home Theater Speakers – How To Decide

Soundbars vs Home Theater Speakers - How To Decide - Guest Blog

How to get the best quality of sound from your television? The age-old question that most of us ask ourselves at some point in life. Television has advanced drastically regarding display technology. However, it has come at a cost. As TVs get slimmer, they don’t have the capacity to produce the sound that would have …

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The Best Wireless Chargers for your iPhone or Android Devices

The Best Wireless Chargers for your iPhone or Android Phone

Keep your iPhone and Android phones juiced up with the best wireless Qi chargers. Plus, continue reading to learn more about the pros and cons of wireless charging and the benefits of fast charging. To learn more about the fastest way to charge an iPhone (hint: it’s not wireless), check out my YouTube video. Download Comparison …

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