Author: Jon Walters

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I am a father of 4, a full-time physician, movie-fan, BSA Scout Parent, part-time gamer, and I have a touch of the prepper. With my love of science and tech, my main goal is to ensure I get the best product and price. My kids and I love games on our Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, Meta Quest 2, iPad Pro, and iPhone 14 Pro Max.

Baton3 Clip

OLIGHT Baton 3 Flashlight Premium Edition has an amazing charging case that can deliver up to 3.7 more charges for the 3500mAh battery. Enjoy six mode lighting from 0.5 lumen moon mode (20 days), 12 lumen low mode for up to 33 hours, a medium 60-lumen beam for up to 7.5 hours, a high 300-lumen beam for up to 95 minutes, a Turbo mode of 1200 Lumens for 1.5 minutes followed by a 75minute high beam, or a strobe mode.

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Tribit XSound Mega Waterproof

I am not sure how people survived the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic without an on-demand source for music, video, and book streaming.  It seems that my interest in audiobooks has drastically expanded, as has my interest in binging episodes of new and old programs.  Despite the increased streaming, the remaining moments of my free time have been devoted to comfort tracks/albums.  Even though listening with on-ear, over-ear, or in-ear headphone systems

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ArtieMaxFeature

The STEM acronym has become the en vogue educational word over the past two decades.  Schools and extracurricular activities have utilized this term to attract students and parents interested in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and technology.  Even though the idea was not new, the acronym was changed from SMET to STEM in 2001

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NB2 Pro Feature

The Edifier TWS NB2 Pro Earbuds arrived in an attractive 5 inches square by 2 3/4 inches thick hanging style retail package. The white outer slipcover contrasted beautifully with the black plastic hanging tab on the top panel and the silver/black font on the cover/bottom/back panels.    Starting with the cover, you will find the EDIFIER name along the top in shimmering silver-metallic font, the TWS NB2 Pro Name “True Wireless Earbuds with Active Noise Cancellation” along the lower section, and eight silver-colored descriptive product icons:

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Noiranca Feature

Simplicity meets Sleek and Stylish elegance with the Noiranca Patti Brown Clutch Bag. The purse provides a stunning three-tone Vegan Leather shell, a secure magnetic closure, micro-suede internal fabric, three accessory internal pockets, and a sexy chain-link shoulder strap.

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CodingCritterSkyeFeature

As a parent, birthdays and holiday shopping often represent a new level of struggle.  I do not feel that monetary gifts satisfy the spirit of giving and would prefer to find a thoughtful/memorable gift, despite the requests of my older children.  My wife and I are tired of junk, doodads, odds-and-ends, and things that simply take up space. 

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CocoparMonitor

Whether completing work documentation, various work-related tasks, researching topics, streaming, or gaming, I likely spend more than 14 hours a day in front of a computer/tablet.  With a growing need to multitask, one of the most considerable productivity upgrades was a second monitor. 

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Feature-Flybuds-C2

Even though I have several Apple products, I am not averse to navigating away from the brand.   When it comes to my MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max, I have not yet found suitable replacement options.  The AirPods Pro has proven to be a different saga, however, as I have developed a love-hate relationship with them

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Feature Ryan's World Vacuum

Who knew that learning to be an adult could be this fun? The Ryan’s World Children’s Vacuum provides a fun/enjoyable experience for young children and toddlers. Dance and play with the catchy jingle, power on/off a real suctioning vacuum, enjoy a pivoting head section, a removable dust tray, expand the neck segment to your comfort level, and develop hand-eye coordination, movement skills, and problem-solving skills. Expand your imagination through Play!

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FeatureBackyard-league

Turn Practice Time Into Game Time! Is there anything more American than baseball? Even though many credit Abner Doubleday as the founder of the game, history.com and NBC Sports (https://mlb.nbcsports.com/2020/04/02/today-in-baseball-history-a-lie-about-how-baseball-was-invented-is-born/) provided a more accurate origin story for the American pastime. It was thought to have originated from a merger of children’s game called Rounders, and the very British game of Cricket, which were played throughout schoolyards and college campuses until the Knickerbocker Baseball Club played the first official game in 1846. The rest is history. However fascinating the game history may be, the evolution of the ball merits discussion as…

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Feature Catalyst Vibe

As life throws curveballs, let a Catalayst tip the equation in your favor As I await the launch of the latest iPhone each September, I look to my favorite case companies to protect my investment. Even though many of the service providers have trade-up and trade-in opportunities, the prices of the newest devices can remain a bit obscene. In addition, I have never understood those who carry their naked phones in a back/front pocket or who toss a device into a phone or bag. Personally, I am quite a bit more risk-averse. Instead, I err on the side of extreme…

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Feature Tajezzo

Be the party, Bring the Fun When it comes to backpacks, you can choose a boring mass-produced bag, or you can have a truly unique experience. I have used a variety of hiking/camping bags, water bladder bags, book bags, tech bags, solar charging bags, battery backup bags, and have enjoyed several of the features of each bag. Like Tony Stark choosing one of the suits from the Hall of Armor, different bags may provide advantages in some environments, while a few may excel in others. Thus, I was truly excited to hear about a Kickstarter campaign that featured the waterproof,…

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AUKEY-FEATURE

Enjoy a bit of style while you Game, Work, and Play. I grew up alongside the Xennials through the ’80s and ’90s. During this time, my mother worked several jobs, learned several skills, and promoted typing as one of those “must-have skills.” By the time I took typing in middle school, I was already well ahead of many of my peers. In fact, my mother sublet my skills throughout late middle/early high school to complete dictation. I was able to earn a little extra coin, while also enhancing my skill at keyboarding. Since that time, I have developed a…

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FeatureAukeyDualDash

Enjoy extra eyes on the road with the AUKEY DRO2 1080P Dual Dash Cam. Whether you need a dashcam or not may be a rather personal decision. A quick Google search found “5 reasons you don’t need a dashcam” and “10 reasons why you need a dashcam for your car.” As a funny aside, the 5 reasons not to have one were sarcastic and quite silly. The main benefits to the device can be summarized in the moneyshake article “Advantages and Disadvantages of a Dash Cam.” The main benefit of having a dashcam is to serve as a source of…

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FeatureiLIVEBTSpeaker

Bring the Party with you. From toilet paper shortages to bicycle shortages to component shortages to online product limitations to school shutdowns to a variety of mandates, there is no doubt that COVID has forced some changes upon each of us. As a family, we loved to go to movie theaters, go out to eat, jump at the local trampoline park, and window shop at the mall. Despite the limitations upon our previous family life, we have grown/expanded in our bonds and have enjoyed more family time through a variety of creative activities. Thankfully, we were lucky enough to have…

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HeyKUBEFeature

App integrated cube will teach you to solve the classic children’s puzzle. As a child of the early 80s, I grew up like many of the Xennials. We played outside, played with physical toys, games, and puzzles, and lacked modern smartphones and tech. Around the age of ten, I received a little cube puzzle and immediately wanted to learn to solve it. The perfectionist in me did not even want to mess it up. Alas, someone got to it, mixed it up, and I knew that I had to learn to solve the puzzle. I toiled, played, learned, memorized, and…

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DeluxGamingMouses

Our First Gaming Mouse, gaming on a budget. I think one of the best parts of being a father is watching children’s excitement as they learn and grow. My 9-year-old son recently started a typing class in school and absolutely fell in love with his keyboard. As an Apple-centric family, we have several iPads with keyboards but no stand-alone keyboards or mouses. He asked if we could get a “gaming” keyboard and mouse to learn how to use the computer peripherals and improve his typing. Luckily, the Delux M625Plus mouse provided all of the features that a nine-year-old could need.…

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LePlatomKeyringAirTag

Treat yourself to a little luxury and carry your AirTags in Style. If you have ever misplaced your keys, your remote, or anything of importance, then you likely understand the power of tracking devices. I have been a fan of trackers since at least 2017, utilizing several varieties of Tile, Chipolo, Cube, Mynt, and Wistiki, etc. The overarching goal of each of these devices was quite similar: 1. Attach to a device. 2. Lose device. 3. App-linked device would ring the device. 4. Find the device. A few of the devices had a bonus feature that would allow you to…

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TranyaT10Wireless

Powerful, pocketable,and Practical The Tranya T10 Wireless Earbuds arrived in a petite yet classy 3 15/16 inches square by 1 5/8 inches thick retail package. The clean, sterile, white backdrop served as the perfect canvas for the cover features. The silver Tranya name and logo were displayed along the top left, 12 mm Driver within a silver border was displayed along the top right, and T10 Game Mode Normal/Bass Boosted Mode was present along the bottom of the panel. Despite the contrasting silver-on-white color scheme, the panel’s main focus was the image of the black Tranya earbuds across the center…

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ANKERPowerExpand-

Charge Fast, Live More with the Mini USB-C expansion Dock When I purchased my MacBook Pro 15″ 2018, I was excited about the four thunderbolt ports. Like many newer devices, the flagship Apple laptop attempted to leave the older USB-A tech behind. Unfortunately, many people quickly discovered that companies still relied upon the USB-A format for power and data transfer. Additionally, monitors, printers, and other peripherals still utilize a variety of connection ports. Without any USB-A ports, display ports, HDMI ports, etc., users needed to purchase a variety of USB-C cable dongles to satisfy their needs. Luckily, companies like Anker…

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