Author: Steven Lawrence Sr

Steve Lawrence is the lead writer of product reviews for TechSpective.

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Today I am reviewing Peril Protect–a water loss monitoring system that can save you thousands of dollars in water damage. By the time you are aware of a leak, it is often too late and the damage is already done. As a person who’s kitchen has already flooded once, I like this system. With Peril Protect, you get sensors that you can put under your kitchen sink, or near appliances, or anywhere you want to protect or monitor. So for example I have one under kitchen sink, all 3 bathroom sinks, laundry room sink, kitchen refrigerator, the refrigerator in my garage,…

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This is going to be a quick one because well…I am just reviewing lights and, frankly, there is not much you can say about a light. Do you have a Tesla and want to give it a little more character? Do you want to make it a little different than every other Tesla on the road, but without breaking the bank? You should check out the puddle lights from TeslaPuddleLights.com–they have several designs to choose from.. You may ask, “What is a puddle light?” Have you ever noticed when you open any of your vehicle doors there is little plain…

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Today I am going to be reviewing the Ubiquiti UniFi Dream Machine Pro. But first a little backstory. I have a lot of devices because I have a lot of children and we have also deployed a variety of home automation devices. I was previously running Netgear enterprise-level equipment, so I had a Netgear router, PoE (Power over Ethernet) switch, and several wireless access points. Our internet would often be slow–like it would take 20 minutes just for Facebook or Google to load sometimes. Then every single night at about 9pm, our Wi-Fi would go down for 10-15 minutes. It…

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I want to share my experience with the TRENDnet TC-P48C5E patch panel. This is going to be a small review because–lets be honest, really–how much detail can you go into on a patch panel? I have been using the TRENDnet TC-P48C5E patch panel for some time now–probably about a year. It has been great. I have a large number of connected devices in my home, and I need a product like this to enable me to connect them all on the same network so they can communicate with each other and connect to the internet. It has 48 Ports. Each…

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Do you ride a motorcycle? Do you care about your safety? If you do, you know that visibility is a number one priority. So, here comes Brake Free. Brake Free is a brake light that attaches to the back of your motorcycle helmet (no tools required). It uses sensors to know when you’re slowing down–whether from actually applying your brakes or if you are just decelerating by engine braking. A good number of accidents involving a motorcycle are a result of the rider slowing down without actually using their brakes (engine braking) and the car behind them not knowing they…

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I have reviewed a lot of cool gadgets for cars and motorcycles. If you ride a motorcycle, this review is for you. If you ride it on the highway at all then you need/want the ATLAS Throttle Lock. You know as well as I do that having to hold down the throttle on your motorcycle for an extended period of time is a pain. You walk away with your wrist hurting. Some of the newer and more expensive motorcycles come with cruise control, but most of the older motorcycles–or even newer ones that are less expensive–do not. So enter the…

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Got wine? Do you like to drink wine? Do you like your wine cold? Well, maybe get the NewAir Built-in Dual Zone Wine Fridge. It’s big. It’s mean. It’s a wine chilling machine. While I personally do not like wine (actually, I do not even like alcohol period), my wife drinks wine often–usually at least a glass a night. She loves this thing. With dual zones, you can keep red wine and white wine at two different temperatures to keep them right where they need to be for maximum enjoyment. On the rare occasion I do drink a…

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I received a Quad Lock case for my iPhone and a car dash mount and a bike mount, so I will be reviewing those today. Let’s start off with looks. The case itself only comes in black. You can’t get it in red, blue, white or any other color. there are no designs. Black is the only way–so, hopefully you like black. What I like most about the Quad Lock is the variety of different mounting solutions and how quickly you can just mount your smartphone to a car, motorcycle, bicycle, boat or whatever else–and it is secure. It is…

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I suggest you stay away–far, far away–from Google Stadia. At least for now. You may have heard about Google Stadia. It’s the new online streaming-only gaming service by Google. Unfortunately, Google launched the device before it was really ready. There have been numerous reports and complaints of missing features–things that Google announced when pitching Stadia, but are not yet available. Aside from the missing features, the Google Stadia launch has been plagued with issues–which I have suffered through firsthand. Google sent me a media/press copy of the Founder Edition for review. Unfortunately, I never received the invitation code. You can’t…

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At first glance, the Gaze Pad Pro from Gaze Labs looks like a standard mouse pad. For the most part it is a mouse pad, really–but it’s an awesome mouse pad. The Gaze Pad Pro is a mouse pad with a wireless charger built in. Pros of the Gaze Pad Pro The Gaze Pad Pro can wirelessly charge any Qi wireless charging-enabled device. I used it to keep my iPhone XS Max, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and my Apple Airpods with wireless charging case charged while I was sitting at my desk, working on my computer. Cons of the Gaze…

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