XR2 Remote Control, Xfinity U2 Review

The Xfinity XR2 remote control (version U2) from Comcast is supplied with many of their newer set top boxes (STBs) and digital video recorders (DVRs). It appears to be intended exclusively for controlling Comcast STBs, but can control the volume and power settings for a plethora of televisions and remote-enabled AV sound systems. Benefits, Features, Pros, … Continue reading XR2 Remote Control, Xfinity U2 Review



Philips SHQ3000 Earphones Action Fit Earhook Sports Headphones Review

As poor-performing as the SHQ1000-28s are in my view, Philips did a complete turnaround when they developed these Philips SHQ3000 Action Fit Earhook Sports Headphones. A definite improvement, these Action Fit in-ear, in-canal headphones not only sound much better than those waterproof SHQ1000-28s, but also feature flexible earhooks that are not only comfortable, but that stubbornly hold the earbuds at the … Continue reading Philips SHQ3000 Earphones Action Fit Earhook Sports Headphones Review



Danze Brass Interlock Shower Hose D469020 Review

We’ve purchased numerous replacement showerheads over the years, and are usually disappointed at how short the included connecting hoses are between the handheld showerhead and the source water pipes. Harder to completely rinse out bigger tub / shower combos with hoses much shoter than six feet.  However, most massaging shower sprayers come with five-foot tubing … Continue reading Danze Brass Interlock Shower Hose D469020 Review



CLIKR-5 UR5U-8700L-AB Universal Remote Control for Atlantic Broadband Review

For over a year, I’ve used the CLIKR-5 UR5U 8700L AB Universal Remote Control  to actuate the Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300 DVR as provided by our cable company, Atlantic Broadband. It works very well. This device is a hefty-sized unit, requiring two AA batteries, good-sized backlit keys, and can control up to five devices in an … Continue reading CLIKR-5 UR5U-8700L-AB Universal Remote Control for Atlantic Broadband Review



Axcel USB Lightning Sync & Charge iPhone iPad iPod Cable Review

The Axcel USB Lightning Sync & Charge iPhone and iPad Cable line is certainly not the cheapest data and charging cable available.  We paid nearly $22 for ours at Lowe’s, which is roughly akin to the pricing on similar Apple-manufactured lightning port cords. But its construction, larger size of connectors, and thicker wires make this Axcel charger … Continue reading Axcel USB Lightning Sync & Charge iPhone iPad iPod Cable Review