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Review: 1More Stylish True Wireless In-Ear Headphones

I was a big fan of the advent of wireless headphones. The ability to toss my headphones in my ears and not have to worry about getting the wires tangled while being active or having it catch on something was a big advantage, but the sound quality was initially lacking. When a company like 1More, […]

Review: 10 LED Projects for Geeks: Build Light-Up Costumes, Sci-Fi Gadgets, and Other Clever Inventions

I am a sucker for things that light up, blink, flash, or otherwise visually grab attention. In the past, I’ve utilized Arduinos and LEDs to spruce up my own projects, so I am naturally attracted to a book on how to do more of them, which is where 10 LED Projects for Geeks: Build Light-Up […]

Review: LEGO Micro Cities: Build Your Own Mini Metropolis!

I’ve reviewed quite a few books about how to build buildings, cities, and architecture, but many of them focus on building them at minifigure scale. While it’s great that the minifigures have places to inhabit, sometimes LEGO builders want to build at a smaller scale. For such cases, there is microscale building. LEGO Micro Cities: […]

Review: The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book Volume 2

In the midst of the heat of summer, thoughts of the holidays dance about as we seek ways to cool down. What better way to celebrate Christmas in July than by building ornaments out of LEGO with The LEGO Christmas Ornaments Book Volume 2?

Review: The LEGO Neighborhood Book 2: Build Your Own City!

Buildings and neighborhoods are a prevalent LEGO builds, often shown in large displays together to create large cities in collaborative exhibits. When showing all the creations together, it’s important to give the buildings variety to make it feel less like carbon copy buildings and have more diversity, like a real city. To help create a more unique city, Brian and Jason Lyles, authors of The LEGO Neighborhood Book, are back with The LEGO Neighborhood Book 2: Build Your Own City!

Review: The LEGO Architecture Idea Book

While many LEGO building books focus on overall projects, The LEGO Architecture Idea Book approaches building from another perspective. Rather than teaching how to build, it is more of a reference book. It shows the completed design techniques with a couple sentences written about how it is done. This is not a book for beginners as it skips all the how-tos and shows all the interesting ways you can build windows, siding, and frames.

Review: The LEGO Zoo

At one point or another, everyone takes their LEGO bricks and attempts to build an animal or two. Stacking bricks to create legs and a body to create a rudimentary animal is the beginning steps to a bigger world, but what happens when a builder wants to move to the next level? That’s where The LEGO Zoo by Jody Padulano comes in.

Review: Giraffes on Horseback Salad

In 1937, noted surrealist Salvador Dalí visited the United States, and while he was here, he made sure to meet with some of the biggest stars of the period – the Marx Brothers. Dalí and Harpo Marx became fast friends, starting by painting each other and ultimately writing a film together that was never filmed.

Review: Vivitar 786HD Camera

When being active, there are those times we want to record it, either for our own edification or to share with the world. While all of our phones have cameras built in, they are not always the best solution at the time. It’s times like these that it is better to have a small action camera, like the Vivitar 786HD camera.

Review: Altec Lansing True Evo Wireless Earbuds

I’m always looking for good running headphones, and the less wires to get tangled up in, the better. That’s why I’ve become a fan of the current wave of wireless earbuds, and why I took out the Altec Lansing True EVO earbuds for a spin.