Convection Oven Advantages and Disadvantages Over Conventional Ovens

A Convection Oven, as utilized in the typical residential kitchen, is a gas or electrically heated oven (not a microwave, although SOME microwave ovens feature a convection heating setting). Major appliance ovens both over the range and in the range, countertop toaster ovens, and both permanent and portable microwave ovens, convection ovens come in about every … Continue reading Convection Oven Advantages and Disadvantages Over Conventional Ovens



Radio Shack Weather Alert Radio 12-522 All Hazards NOAA 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 Alert Radio 12-522 All Hazards NOAA Review



Bose Wave Radio 1 (AWR131) Review

While some may call the Bose Wave Radio model AWR131 merely a glorified clock radio, its notably extensive yet not muddy bass qualifies it as more like a high performance stereo receiver; one that just happens to support clock radio functionality. Indeed, this model Wave Radio  sports a bright, easy to read green clock display in … Continue reading Bose Wave Radio 1 (AWR131) Review



Victor Reader Stream 303 eBook Reader Review

The very portable   Victor Reader 303 Stream   eBook Reader from Humanware, revolutionized high performance coupled with near micro miniaturization, when first released in around 2007. Since then, several firmware updates have enhanced this audio book player’s stability such that now, this original version has evolved into a rock solid talking book and DAISY book player, voice recorder, and MP3 music player.  It also contains … Continue reading Victor Reader Stream 303 eBook Reader Review



Koss Tech 2 Vintage Stereo Headphones Headset Review

We listened to our music with the   Koss Tech 2 Vintage Headphones   for twelve years throughout the late seventies, eighties, and early nineties, and played them on several CD players, mixing boards, receivers, and cassette tape decks. This vintage headphone was our first pair of real stereo earphones, and since they represented such a big step up from any headphones we’d ever … Continue reading Koss Tech 2 Vintage Stereo Headphones Headset Review



Sony Dynamic Stereo Headphones MDR-V700 Review

We owned the   Sony MDR-V700 dynamic stereo headphones  for a few years in around 2004, and used them with varied CD players, iPod Nanos, headphone amps, and mixers. We were very disappointed with them over all, particularly in how they sounded, but thought them a reasonable choice for the novice listener; a well-constructed and durable starter pair. They worked … Continue reading Sony Dynamic Stereo Headphones MDR-V700 Review



Monster Coppa Series USB 2.0 16GB Flash Pen Thumb Stick Drive Review

Purchased the Monster Coppa Series USB Flash Drive, 16 GB version, at Rite Aid, to save some scanned pictures. The device installed without problems, received copied data as quickly as other high speed USB storage drives we’ve tested, and is easy to locate, plug in, and use.  This drive accepted several gigabytes of data without producing a … Continue reading Monster Coppa Series USB 2.0 16GB Flash Pen Thumb Stick Drive Review



Bose Wave Music System First Generation Review

This, the initial version of the Bose Wave Music System resembles a more traditional high fidelity stereo component outfit, in terms of performance, construction, feature set, and price. Its performance, for its size, might leave even the most seasoned audiophile breathless.  The small speakers makes lots of firm but by no means muddy bass.  While this all-in-one … Continue reading Bose Wave Music System First Generation Review



Sharper Image LCD Atomic Alarm Clock Review

We’ve bought five of this Sharper Image atomic clock, to use in our own homes.  They also made classy Christmas gifts for family and friends too. Radio controlled clocks such as this, get broadcasts from the master atomic clocks near Fort Collins, Colorado. Then, they sync almost every night to those signals. So the time … Continue reading Sharper Image LCD Atomic Alarm Clock Review



Maytag Bravos MVWB750WQ High Efficiency HE Washing Machine Review

We’ve laundered hundreds of loads in our Maytag Bravos MVWB750WQ  Washing Machine since we bought one at the end of 2010, and are lovin’ it. I’m ripping curtains off the windows and doilies from tables, just to get some items to wash in the MVWB750WQ. This high efficiency (HE) style  washer differs vastly from older ones we’ve used for decades … Continue reading Maytag Bravos MVWB750WQ High Efficiency HE Washing Machine Review