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The Travelon Show: Anti-Theft Luggage for Your Gear

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

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Okay, this is a technology review site so why are we having a look at luggage and bags??

It comes as no surprise that our team sometimes has to travel with a fair bit of gear and in this day and age we need to be pretty savvy how we carry our stuff. Anti-theft measures are unfortunately highly necessary and that also includes electronic anti-theft (RFID safe pockets).

So let’s have a look at Travelon, a company that seems to specialise in protecting our hi-tech jewels in the best possible way. We review a backpack, a wheeled under-seat trolley, a convertible shoulder bag/backpack for the ladies and a small shoulder bag with plenty of room for passports, tablet and other valuables.
Plus, for good measure we’ll throw in a self-inflating seat cushion. Wondering how that works?

Come along on a recent domestic flight and trip when we practically lived out of these bags...

 

 

Victa 82V Cordless Grass Trimmer – Getting Ready for the Growing Season! Part I

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

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Over the next few months we hope to be doing a number of reviews on the powerful Victa 82V range of cordless garden tools.

We are kicking it off today with an impressive unit, the V82VGT lithium ion grass trimmer.

Let us show you how these Victa cordless tools can help you to do your gardening work quicker, with less mess, less noise and safer and perhaps even cheaper....

Meade ETX 90 Observer Computer-controlled Telescope - We Give You the Stars!

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

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The observable universe is a fascinating place to discover and even though we have been spoiled with everything that NASA has been bringing out over the last few decades, nothing is as exciting as seeing it through your own eyes with the aid of a telescope.

We have spent quite a few hours over many weeks with the Meade ETX 90 Observer telescope which is a compact and very capable computer-driven system.

And this is what we discovered.

Making Connections — Synology RT2600ac Router Reviewed

Written by Paul Moons on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: Making Connections — Synology RT2600ac Router ReviewedRouters are indispensable in our modern homes. They create data connections between all our devices as well as connecting us (with the help of modems) to that ethereal world wide network we call the Internet.

The RT2600 is Synology’s second generation router and it is looking to make some serious connections.

Read on for our review.

 

CyberPower PR2200ELCDSL UPS – Not Just for when the Lights Go Out....

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

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To survive as human beings we need air, water, food and shelter. In this modern age you may certainly add electric power to that short list. Without adequate power all but the basic agrarian societies would collapse.

Have you experienced a power outage lately? If you were in South Australia recently you would have experienced a major inconvenience at the very least when everything went dark. And even when the power goes back on the dramas are not over yet for many businesses where computers did not shut down properly when the power tripped.

Enter the Domain of the Uninterruptible Power Supply.
How can a UPS benefit not only businesses but also households?

We will have a look at why UPS units are lifelines for electronic equipment.

Specifically, we are looking at the 2200VA unit from CyberPower.

UPRIGHT - How to Keep Your Back Straight with the UPRIGHT Posture Trainer

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

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Like a lot of people that are fairly tall I have always suffered from a bad posture. That is not helped by a mainly sedentary work environment...

Well, now there is an app for that! Coupled with a device that will attach to your lower back which you can calibrate for when you sit perfectly straight, it will signal when you revert back to slouching. It is a training device which you can wear for up to 45 minutes a day to remind your back how great it is to feel straight again!

That’s the theory, but how does it work in practice?

OLIGHT SRmini Intimidator II Rechargeable Flashlight – Be Intimidated!

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Let There Be Light!
From the beginning of creation light was essential for our existence and survival. The trouble is that in our electrical age we don’t give it a second thought: just flip a switch. But what if you’re in the great outdoors, at night in a power outage or in a survival situation?

You want a reliable, rechargeable light that will last a long time and will illuminate a vast distance. It would help if you can vary the output and if, for life-threatening situations, you can blind an opponent with a dazzling strobe light. So essentially, you are looking at a flashlight like the Intimidator from Olight.

Let’s throw some light on the subject.

REPELLO – Mozzies Be Gone! Checking out a New Electronic Mosquito Repellent

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It’s the season to be outdoors again and sitting around barbecues long after the evening sun has set....
And it’s the time that the Aussie mozzies come out to play as well!
Kill the party and flee indoors? Or find a way to get rid of the uninvited guests?


Today we’re having a quick look at the latest entry of electronic mosquito repellents, the aptly named REPELLO from Pestrol.
Do these devices really work and how do you know?

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