Hardware Reviews


Review: Epson LW-600P Bluetooth Label Printer

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If there’s one piece of technology my wife likes around the house its a label printer. We label bins, cables, school supplies, kids cups, and a variety of other things. By today’s standards a basic label printer isn’t considered a high tech gadget, but once you pair that label printer via Bluetooth and a smartphone app, then you got something worthy to call techy. Meet the Epson LW-600P Bluetooth Label Printer. A compact, versatile bluetooth connected smart label printer. Let’s run down some of the key features real quick.

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Celestron NexStar Evolution 8 Review

(From Holland: This review comes from my friend, and Astronomer Mike Fowler of Orange County Telescope. As one of Celestron’s top resellers in the US, Mike was able to get an early hands-on with the new NexStar Evolution 8″ telescope. Below are his thoughts on it. Enjoy!)


Evolution… a natural transformation over the course of time produced by an organism’s efforts to respond to its environment. The aptly named Celestron NexStar Evolution embodies what a telescope should be in 2014; a self-powered instrument with built-in WiFi that can be controlled by a smartphone or tablet, and have the ability to tour the Universe at the tap of a finger. But does the Evolution work as advertised; and what about the SkyPortal app, does it combine with the telescope to provide a seamless, exploratory experience?

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The Regular Guy Review: Lenovo Miix 2 8 Windows Tablet



Anybody can rattle off a bunch of hardware specs and benchmarks.  Not many people start battery run-down tests for fun.  I try to take a different approach when it comes to hardware reviews: what’s it like to use the darn thing?  Will you run into issues doing the things you’d expect to do with a device?  With that in mind, I’d like to welcome you to the second installment of the Techaeris Regular Guy Review.  Please keep reading for the Regular Guy Review of the Lenovo Miix 2 8 Windows Tablet.

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Review: Roku Streaming Stick (HDMI Version)


Odds are pretty good that you’ve heard of Roku, even if you don’t own one. Roku is one of the most popular streaming set-top box makers in the world, bringing high definition video entertainment directly into your living room almost exclusively via a small, square, purple box.

The times are always changing, and the latest craze is streaming dongles like the Google Chromecast.

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Review: Kinivo WHD110 Wireless 5G HDMI Transmitter and Receiver System


Many of us have more than one television.  Many of us also have cable boxes, game consoles, PCs, etc. that we’ve connected to one of our televisions.  But what if you’d like to watch content from those consoles, cable boxes, etc. on one of your other televisions without uprooting all of your hardware?  Kinivo offers a wireless HDMI extender that will come to your rescue.

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Kickstarter Review: Fuz Designs’ Everdock


Kickstarter is an awesome way to discover new tech and after a successful venture with LimeAde I decided to show my support to another venture and invest in Fuz Design’s Everdock: Universal Dock.

While I am a proud owner of an HTC One, I am disappointed in the lack of accessories on the market for my handset.  From docks to cases, I was having a hard time finding something that catches my eye so when I came across Everdock, I was delighted.  This dock touts itself as universal catering to all devices by simply switching out the cord via the cable adapters.

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Review: Samsung SmartCamera WBF30 With Wi-Fi

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After  spending the last three years taking photos with whatever smartphone I had at the time, I finally decided to get a dedicated camera. I not only wanted the ability to use optical zoom, but also to have more mega pixels than smartphones can offer. Except the Nokia 1020 of course. My budget was not too large, so I knew I’d have to settle on a simple point and shoot. I looked at various brands such as Sony, Nikon and Canon but the only one that cought my attention was the Samsung WBF30 Smart Camera. It had a WiFi sticker right on the front and a price tag of under $150.00 Canadian. Sold!

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