Author: Steven Lawrence Sr

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

7.5
Household

Today I am reviewing the BedJet. It is a comfort system that provides cooling and heating to manage the climate for your bed. The BedJet and I have a love / hate relationship so far. This product is not an air conditioning unit–it does not have coolant so it does not produce cold air. What it does is take the air from the coolest part of your room–the floor, because heat rises–and then routes it into your bed. You have a few ways to use this. You can just have the hose part go under your existing sheets, but then…

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8.5
Reviews

We don’t usually test out or review large home appliances, but I recently had an opportunity to check out the LG LDF5545ST dishwasher and I wanted to share the experience with you guys. First, I really appreciate the quality and solid feel of the dishwasher. The racks themselves feel sturdier than most other dishwashers, and it features a sensible layout that made it easy to load and unload dishes. The controls are responsive and well-spaced for easy reading, and the timer uses backlit LED lights that shine through pin-sized holes. When the dishwasher is off, you can barely see where…

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It seems inevitable that if you are out and about you will eventually need to recharge your mobile devices or laptop. A device like the ChargeTech Portable Power Outlet comes in very handy in those cases. I recently used this product on my son’s 8th-grade trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain, where we spent 12 hours at the park and 5 hours each way–so nearly 24 hours total–and this thing was outstanding. It kept both my wife’s and my smartphones as well as some other devices charged throughout the trip. PORTABILITY It’s a little big, so you won’t be carrying…

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I’ve been using the Professional Slim Laptop Backpack from eBags.com for a few weeks now, and I’ve got to say I love this thing. Here are my thoughts on the experience of using this laptop backpack. Durability I have used several backpacks and laptop bags. Often the zipper malfunctions after only a few weeks–it either gets stuck or pieces break off. Not with this backpack, though. It uses high quality zippers. The rest of the bags material seems to be of high quality as well. Storage There is a big storage compartment for your laptop that fits my 15-inch MacBook Pro…

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Today I am going to share my review of Amber–a portable Apple Watch charger by ClearGrass. This review is going to be short as it’s just a charger for a smartwatch so there’s not much to it. Amber is an Apple Watch charger that also connects to your iPhone via Bluetooth to provide some data such as the remaining power left in the charger, as well as charge cycles it has gone through. Amber charges from a standard wall outlet via micro USB cable. The down side is you will have to supply your own micro USB cable, because Amber…

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9.0
Reviews

Today I am reviewing the Monarch case by Urban Armor Gear for the Samsung Galaxy S8. I have used several cases on my Galaxy S8+, as well as several on my iPhone 7+. While my Trooper case for iPhone has broken and had to be replaced at least 5 times, and I had a less-than-stellar experience with the Rogue Folio case so I wouldn’t suggest those. This one, however, I love and have not had any problems. UAG claims it has five layers of protection. Most cases that have two or more layers, but you have to attach every layer…

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7.0
Box

I have met Lima, and so far our interactions have been mixed. This little device aims to replace the cloud–taking the place of services like Dropbox and Onedrive. It’s a good attempt, but it’s not quite there yet. We will first start with its negatives. For starters, there’s no sharing. With OneDrive and DropBox you can easily share files by creating a link and then sending that link to someone. Not with Lima. With Lima, you and only you have access to your files. You can email your files but if you have large files most email servers reject those. Another downfall is if…

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Have you ever been stuck at a red light? Of course you have. We all hate it–especially if you’re the only car within a quarter mile of the intersection. Have you ever been like, “Man, this light is taking forever. When is it going to change already?” Well Audi may have the solution. I was one of  few select people to be invited to a media event to learn about its new Audi V2I (Vehicle-2-Infrastructure) system and had the pleasure to drive one of its 2017 A4’s with the technology. Audi claims with this technology you will obtain what I will call…

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I want to start out with how much I wanted to love these Rowkin Mini Bluetooth earbuds. But we are not starting out with that. From startup and pairing these things were a pain. For starters, the two earbuds are not paired with each other by default when you take them out of the box. I attempted to follow the instructions in the manual provided, but they didn’t work for me. It states to hold down the button for 6 seconds or until the light flashes–with one flashing white and other flashing red/white. I spent an entire day trying this…

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3.0
Reviews

I am going to review LAZY-HANDS.  No, it’s not your hands that sit in your lap watching TV never to be used. These LAZY-HANDS are actually a product. I will explain exactly what LAZY-HANDS are. It’s a two piece system you first have a Velcro strip that sticks to the back side of an electronic device such as an iPad, iPhone, Surface tablet, etc, and then you have the finger holes that go on your fingers and attach to the Velcro pad. When I first received these in mail I about laughed and said “Are you serious?” But, they actually come in handy…

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