Google Home Smart Speaker Review, 2019 Update

Launched in November of 2016, the Google Home smart speaker is a Wi-Fi enabled intelligent speaker, that acts as the front end for Google’s virtual assistant service.  The Home can “hear” your spoken questions and commands, and can speak the answers back to and perform tasks for you. It’s also an internet radio that can … Continue reading Google Home Smart Speaker Review, 2019 Update





Philips SHS3200 Earbuds Review

These Philips SHS3200 Earhook Earbuds more resemble buds than headphones, and due to the ear hook feature, that effectively attaches the earphone to your ears, these are well-suited for those sports minded folks, who love listening to their tunes on a morning jog or while bench pressing at the gym. In our tests, with the hook … Continue reading Philips SHS3200 Earbuds Review





Taylor 5872-9 Timer, Dual Event, Kitchen, Egg, Review

In preps for the extensive cooking over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, we bought this Taylor 5872-9 timer.  It’s a dual event count-up and count-down model.  Works for timing most any cooking recipe and features a loud alert sound when time is up.  Great as a stop watch too. Taylor 5872-9 Timer Introduction While cooking … Continue reading Taylor 5872-9 Timer, Dual Event, Kitchen, Egg, Review





Sony DVP SR210P DVD Player Review

The Sony DVP-SR210P DVD player plays CDs, data disks with MP3 files, and can display pictures in JPEG format. It’s among the most inexpensive DVD players we’ve seen.  Yet it appears very well constructed; we’ve used a similar model (the HDMI version) for several years now without problems.  This player epitomizes a mature technology; one … Continue reading Sony DVP SR210P DVD Player Review





Radio Shack 6300452 Talking Alarm Clock Review

Bought this portable talking alarm clock, model #6300452  at that electronics store in 2012 locally.  Here, we review the Radio Shack 6300452 talking alarm clock  Although its somewhat distorted female voice could sound better, this clock gives blind and vision impaired users a convenient way to hear what the current time is. Thrilling to see … Continue reading Radio Shack 6300452 Talking Alarm Clock Review





Thermos Insulated Beverage Bottle Review

We drink lots of hot tea and coffee in a day, whether at home or on the town.  The Thermos Insulated Beverage Bottle, 68 ounce version allows carrying over two liters of most any hot or cold beverage, on the road, and keeps it at or near its original temperature for over 24 hours. Thermos Insulated … Continue reading Thermos Insulated Beverage Bottle Review





Sony Network Media Player SMP-N200 Review

The Sony Network Media Player SMP-N200 provides access to the internet for old-style, not-smart televisions, and down-converts that content into standard definition format. This media box revs up the older dumb TVs, making them smart, and Internet enabled. We’ve owned this set top player now for roughly three years, and are experiences with it are reflected in this … Continue reading Sony Network Media Player SMP-N200 Review





CE Tech USB Charger 166878 PC01 Review, 4 Port, Wall

The CE Tech USB charger model 166878 PC01 features high current charging capability from all four of its ports at the same time. This means that you can charge as many as four power hungry tablet computers simultaneously. CE Tech USB Charger 166878 PC01 Introduction This wall charger, made in China, is built from a thick … Continue reading CE Tech USB Charger 166878 PC01 Review, 4 Port, Wall





Acurite 00291E Kitchen Timer Review

In preps for the extensive cooking that we do over the holidays, we bought an Acurite Digital Kitchen Timer 00291E for approximately $6.  Here are our thoughts and impressions on this highly useful kitchen tool. While cooking such large-scale meals, we usually have multiple foods baking, boiling, marinating, and simmering at the same time, and … Continue reading Acurite 00291E Kitchen Timer Review





SmartWay Solutions Thermostat VIP3000 Review

The model VIP3000 talking digital thermostat from SmartWay Solutions is a full-featured 5-2 programmable thermostat. They built in high accessibility for blind users, with its clear and loud human-sounding male voice.  The VIP 300 also has a high-visibility LED-lighted display for low vision users. Not only does it speak the most often used functions. But … Continue reading SmartWay Solutions Thermostat VIP3000 Review