AcuRite Atomic Alarm Clock 13131 Review

Back in 2010, we bought three copies of the tabletop AcuRite Atomic Alarm Clock 13131.  Most impressive about this time piece is that it receives radio signals from the master atomic clocks in Colorado, and syncs itself most every night to those signals. AcuRite Atomic Alarm Clock 13131 Introduction So the time it displays is … Continue reading AcuRite Atomic Alarm Clock 13131 Review



Sennheiser HD 650 Headphones Review

We’ve owned the Sennheiser HD 650 Headphones  for a decade now. In that time, we used them with many CD players, iPods, iPads, earphone amps, and stereo receivers. Our impressions follow in this review. Sennheiser HD 650 Headphones Overview Impressive dynamic headphones  with their notably full response. There’s no part of the audio frequency spectrum … Continue reading Sennheiser HD 650 Headphones Review



OtterBox Defender Case Review for iPad Air

We’ve tested the OtterBox Defender Series protective cases for the Apple iPad, iPad Air, and iPad Mini tablet computers. In sum:  The OtterBox Defender case cost more than any other case that we’ve seen. But they’re of the highest overall quality too.  Though we feel that they overpriced the OtterBoxe, they do protect as well … Continue reading OtterBox Defender Case Review for iPad Air



APC SurgeArrest Surge Protector P11VNT3 Review

We have owned the APC P11VNT3 SurgeArrest surge protector, and have seen them “tripping out” during lightning storms. But we have yet to lose any device plugged into them. In this piece, we review our time with this suppressor, and detail our experiences with it. Mostly good. APC P11VNT3 SurgeArrest Surge Protector Intro Types of … Continue reading APC SurgeArrest Surge Protector P11VNT3 Review



Staples USB 2 Stick Drive 64GB Review

Bought the Staples USB 2 stick drive 64GB version, at Staples® of course, to create a recovery drive for a new laptop computer.  Here we review the pros and cons of this thumb drive that we ran into in this effort. This stick drive installed without any problems, received copied data as quickly as other high speed … Continue reading Staples USB 2 Stick Drive 64GB Review



Philips SHQ1000-28 Headphones Review

In short, these Philips SHQ1000-28 ActionFit headpones, in the earbuds style,   are not high fidelity. But they are very durable, sweat proof, waterproof.  Just be sure to use the rubber cups they come with. These buds are well-fitting for sports, comfortable, and not bad sounding. Clearly though, they focused more on the ruggedness that sports … Continue reading Philips SHQ1000-28 Headphones Review



Belkin Isolator Surge Protector F5C980-TEL Review

The Belkin Isolator surge protector, model F5C980-TEL is a diamond of surge suppressing power strips.  Why?  Because it not only guards against voltage spikes and electrical noise arriving via the power line.  But it also cuts inter-device noise transfer, between devices  plugged into it. Belkin Isolator Surge Protector F5C980-TEL Intro First of all, the Belkin … Continue reading Belkin Isolator Surge Protector F5C980-TEL Review



Radio Shack Weather Radio 12-522 Review

We bought this Radio Shack weather alert radio 12-522, NOAA all hazards portable receiver for home use. Why?  Because with rising storm strength and other weather extremes lately, buying this weather radio seemed a wise step.  People should indeed stay abreast of quickly changing and severe weather warnings. So, this alert receiver lets them do … Continue reading Radio Shack Weather Radio 12-522 Review



Pelonis Whole Room Radiator HO-0250H Heater Review

We purchased the Pelonis whole room radiator, model HO-0250H to warm the bedroom in our ground level apartment. Cheap price, at $37.99 on sale at Walmart. The Pelonis whole room radiator performs the same as most other 1500 watt radiators we’ve tried.  It provides a slowly-rising, silent, gentle warming. It rolls from spot to spot on … Continue reading Pelonis Whole Room Radiator HO-0250H Heater Review



Bose QuietComfort 25 QC25 Headphones Review

The Bose QuietComfort 25 active acoustic noise cancelling headphones are a revised and improved version of the QC15 phones. Shile these likely cost more than most any consumer over-ear headphone, you indeed get what you pay for. Perhaps more even. We sampled these at a nearby Sam’s Club store when they first appeared. We found … Continue reading Bose QuietComfort 25 QC25 Headphones Review