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Gadget Guy Rating: (5 / 5) Typical “cheap” eyeglass/sunglass retainers fall off easily and are not very durable. Croakies are one of the best known brands producing high quality retainers. I’ve had this particular retainer for nearly 3 years and they are still good as new, highly recommended even for extreme sports and intense activity. There are so many models of the Croakies Eyewear Retainers, the only way to really know what you’re getting is to see a detailed video.
Gadget Guy Rating: (4.5 / 5) Mediabridge is one of the better brands you can find on Amazon. Having reviewed nearly 30+ different USB charger brands, this is one of the top 5 brands in terms of value and quality. I highly dislike overpaying for these electronic products, especially when less expensive ones, such as Mediabridge, offer ones of similar quality or even better. One of the issues that I discuss in my video review is the fact that most of the brands you find on places like Amazon are not UL-listed. What does this mean? It means that the products have not adhered to safety standards, without which, could lead to significant risks, such as fires and even explosions. I actually reviewed a USB Charger product that blew up, and of course, this was not UL-listed. There are several other standards that I would find acceptable, NOT CE, but possibly ETL in most cases.
Gadget Guy Rating: (4 / 5) As an active user of Final Cut Pro X (the advanced video editing software for Macs), I love this keyboard skin. While other apps on the Mac are relatively easy to figure out and use without any prior instructions or help, FCPX really has a lot of features that are much easier with keyboard shortcuts, which this skin helps with. I’ve referred to it nearly every time I’ve used the app and it does come in handy. As a skin itself, it’s also awesome, having used it for over one year. It’s saved my Mac from several accidents in which I spilled drink all over and almost none of it got into my keyboard. It’s one of the best skins out there at a good price.
Gadget Guy Rating: (4 / 5) Yes, I know it’s yet another bluetooth headphones review, but not all headphones have NFC, which enables your phone to pair to the headset without having to enable it. The sound is clear and the headset is comfortable and the controls are very convenient. In my video here, I show exactly how it works and I also show how the NFC works. These are very lightweight and well priced, got these a couple years ago, but hopefully still available, will check for best places to buy shortly.
Gadget Guy Rating: (4 / 5) Yes, I’ve tested nearly 30 bluetooth headphones so perhaps you’re getting sick of all of these, but I will still go over all of the same things I do in every review, all of the sounds, comfort, look, etc. and I will also show how this works in action. I will pair it as always to my actual cell phone and give you a good sense of the sound. CooTree products are mostly or all Chinese-made, but they are definitely better than most of the generic Chinese brands that are very average, cheap lower quality so I can recommend this headphone set. I will also compare this headphones to some others and will try to find the links to where you can buy them shortly. Feel free to leave comments or messages here or on the YouTube Channel.
Gadget Guy Rating: (5 / 5) Most cutting boards are flimsy and poor quality, and I’ve tested many of them, but this set by Joseph Joseph is one of the best quality sets I’ve ever tested. Of course, it isn’t cheap either, possibly one of the most expensive I’ve ever tested as well, but well worth the money. I tested the boards for a full month before writing and producing this video review. One of the most impressive things about these boards is their unique textures for each board, which I demonstrate in my video review.
Most of us throw away old white sneakers that seem to be losing their clean white look. Even after scrubbing shoes with soap and water, I found that a lot of shoes will start losing the ability to clean, BUT before you throw them out, there is one last thing that you can try and in this HOW-TO video I show exactly how it works to whiten your shoes with a popular brand of shoe whitener. It’s pretty easy and worth a try.
Gadget Guy Rating: (5 / 5) Have you been using the boppy or some other nursing pillow? Because my wife was attending a breast-feeding support group at the nearby hospital, we found out about My Best Friend Pillow. It is not only highly recommended by all of the lactation consultants we met, but used widely among many moms who are in the know. The pillow addresses some very common problems that people complain about with the boppy and other pillows. First, the flat surface makes breast-feeding much easier so that your little one won’t fall off. Second, the pillow wraps around your entire body and attached around your waist, it stays on and supports your back. For the full assessment of this pillow, see the video!
Gadget Guy Rating: (4.5 / 5) Every drop of breastmilk is usable and while my wife first tried to use nursing pads, we recognized that the pads did not “save” the milk. Later, we tried to use cups or bottles to collect milk, and finally we came across these Milkies Milksavers and found the perfect solution to a common problem. I go into detail and show how these look in the video review.
Gadget Guy Rating: (4.5 / 5) This drone review has become one of my most popular reviews to date. And quite possibly one of the best all-around best drones for beginners I’ve ever tested and I’ve probably tested around a dozen of these, many of them are quite similar, but don’t quite last very long especially for us beginners who tend to abuse them running them into trees and walls. However, I can say with complete confidence that despite having abused this UDI U818A drone, even with the fully functioning HD camera, it is still running just fine and this is nearly 2 years later.
In the video review, you’ll see all of the features and the drone in action as I flew it around the park, but I think also importantly, I’ve included the video from the camera, which I recorded during the same review video. And on the video, I uploaded the exact same HD quality video so you should see exactly what you get.
For those of you who want to start with your first drone or even one that you can abuse and not spend too much, or especially as a gift for a teenager or adult, this is a great choice. If you have any more comments or questions, please feel free to leave comments on the blog or the YouTube Channel, I’ll have links for the actual product very shortly.