TechMatte MagGrip Car Air Vent Smartphone Mount Product Review

I’m a big fan of magnetic car mounts.  It’s so much easier than using a cradle.  Familiarity with the TechMatte name started with their CD player mount.  I recently picked up one of their vent mounts.  It’s called the TechMatte MagGrip Car Air Vent Smartphone Mount. I have found that all magnetic mounts are not made the same.  Some have very weak magnets that do not work well through a thick case.  Other mounts may not hold onto a vent well.  A good magnetic car air vent mount isn’t going to drop your device when you hit a bump. The … Read more…

Aukey PB-N15 20000mAh 3.1A Portable External Battery Product Review

The Aukey PB-N15 20000mAh 3.1A Portable External Battery holds a series of lithium batteries to deliver up to 20000mAh of power to your devices.  I own several brands of external batteries and really enjoy using these.  I purchased this Aukey battery because I needed one with more power storage than the others that I have. The battery measures 3.15 x 6.1 x 0.93 inches and weighs about one pound.  A little larger than my others, but this carries a lot more power. The Aukey battery comes professionally packaged with a rather extensive user manual. The Aukey PB-N15 comes with a short micro … Read more…

Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip Car Air Vent Mount Product Review

The Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip Car Air Vent Mount has a strange name to be sure but don’t let the name fool you into avoiding this well made mount.  We took some time this weekend to evaluate this mount and were happy with the outcome.  So while, it’s fresh in my mind, here’s a review. The mount comes professionally packaged in a retail box that reminded me of something purchased at the Apple Store.  A thorough instruction pamphlet is included in the box.  The pamphlet tells you how to attach the Jelly-Grip mount to the air vent.  There are also instructions for … Read more…

BuckStruck Game and Trail Camera Viewer for Android Smartphones

Happy hunting season.  Time to check your trail cameras attached to trees all over the woods.  That’s where the BuckStruck Game and Trail Camera Viewer for Android Smartphones comes in. There are several of these on the market.  The Buckstruck model is a well priced cable card reader.  The allure around these devices is convenience.  You can pop the micro SD or full sized SD card out of your game camera in the middle of the woods and use the Buckstruck Game and Trail Camera Viewer to see what is on the card and even download the images to your phone. … Read more…

Should you Switch from an Apple to Samsung Smartphone?

The much-anticipated Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus was released in September, 2016.  All hail Apple.  Again.  I guess.  Well, maybe not.  Is it time to switch from an Apple to Samsung smartphone? The key changes announced by Apple were: An upgraded camera on both models.  The Apple iPhone 7 Plus gets a second camera for focus enhancements.  Better cameras are always good. An IP67 waterproof case which is said to protect the iPhone 7 up to one meter.  Nice in case I drop my phone in a puddle. A new home button.  It’s no longer mechanical but seems to … Read more…

Fat Gecko Camera Mounts: The Mother of all Camera Mounts

I recently discovered the Fat Gecko Camera Mount with Triple Suction Cups.  I call these the mother of all camera mounts because it’s an extremely heavy duty camera mount.  Heaviest I have seen to date.  Let’s take a look at what impressed me about Fat Gecko Camera Mounts. Fat Gecko Camera Mounts are made by a company called Delkin.  I was already familiar with Delkin because I remember buying some memory cards a long time ago for a GPS that were manufactured by Delkin.  I didn’t know they were in the mount business until I discovered Fat Gecko Camera Mounts. The … Read more…