Curt Blakeney
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Editor’s Choice: BioLite AlpenGlow 500

500 Lumen Multicolor USB Outdoor Lantern$79.95; https://www.bioliteenergy.com/products/alpenglow-500 In my house, there are two things I go overboard with: I tend to over-purchase nail clippers and flashlights. I’ve got multiple in every room. So when BioLite released the new AlpenGlow 500…

Editor’s Choice: BrewFerm Home Brewing Kit

Brewferm brings premium Belgian home-brewing recipes to the USA. $99; www.brewferm.com I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of brewing beer at home … the opportunity to create different flavors and styles according to my own tastes. And I’ve been…

Editor’s Choice: SLEEPPHONES

SleepPhones were designed to sit over the ear making them comfortable even for side sleepers. I love the new SleepPhones, wireless sleep headphones that are basically traditional headphones made bed-friendly and cord-free. The plush soft headband, made of the company’s…

Envoy Pro Elektron

Lightning fast, mini-sized 1TB USB-C bus-powered SSD enclosure. $249; https://www.amazon.com/OWC-Envoy-Elektron-USB-C-Portable/dp/B08NJLW4SK For years, mobile computer users have been clamoring for accessories that are smaller, faster, lighter, and rugged. Pocket-sized, crushproof, dustproof and waterproof, the Envoy Pro Elektron puts massive sized personal…

Editor’s Choice: NeoPix Ultra 2

True Full HD projector with built-in apps and media player$349; www.amazon.com/Philips-NeoPix-Projector-Built-Player/dp/B08HZ59WLM/ When the pandemic hit last March, American families were forced to get creative to stay entertained during the lockdowns. Movie projectors became a viable option for many families, especially…

Editor’s Choice: PhotoSpring 10 Digital Photo Frame

When digital cameras exploded in popularity two decades ago, digital photo frames also became ubiquitous. But as iPads, laptops and tablets were introduced to the market, digital photo frames waned in popularity and often wound up deeply discounted. These earlier…

Editor’s Choice: SoundCore Liberty Air 2 Pro

All-new true wireless earbuds with active noise cancelling and incredible sound $129; https://us.soundcore.com/collections/true-wireless/products/a3951011 Tiny wireless earbuds are the hottest trend in audio technology, and the latest offering from SoundSore, the Liberty Air 2 Pro, provides amazing sound at a nice…

SYNCH by INTELLI

Fit all your essentials in one convenient storage tote, safely and securely $39.99; https://intelli.co/collections/cases-screen-protection/products/synch-tech-organizer With all of the smart products in our homes … everything from modems and routers to smartphones and tablets … we tend to collect a lot…

Editor’s Choice: Ranger Camera Crossbody Backpack

$199; https://www.hexbrand.com/pages/hex-ranger-camera-crossbody I’m a hug fan of versatile backpacks, so I was thrilled when HEX launched the Ranger Camera Crossbody, the newest member of HEX’s popular Ranger line of camera bags. The Crossbody is smaller and slimmer than the award-winning…

Editor’s Choice: Freely Pro Scooter

A light and powerful e-scooter for adults and teens$499; www.ridefreely.com When I was first presented with the opportunity to review the new Freely Pro electric scooter, I was a bit hesitant. I’ve ridden electric scooters in the past, and most…