Archive for the ‘Product Reviews’ Category

Revolutionary Security With Master dialSpeed Lock

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

Over the years, I have bought, examined and evaluated a wide variety of tech gadgets. It is becoming increasingly more difficult for a new gadget to make me think, "This thing is Kool!" But the new Master lock dialSpeed electronic combination lock is definitely "Kool". I use ...

The Perfect Notebook Backpack

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Perfect? Probably not. I mean it doesn't have an automatic Espresso maker or a GPS or any of those other gadgets that make computer related devices really cool. However, if you are looking for a great backpack that will allow you to safely transport your treasured Macbook ...

Windows Dock – Like The Cool Mac Kids

Monday, November 29th, 2010

I have to confess that I am forced to use a heathen computer at work. That's right - I use a Windows box loaded with XP. Among the many things I miss when using my work computer is the dock from my Macbook. A dock holds shortcuts ...

Sanyo Underwater Camera Too Cool

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

I normally don't write articles about products I haven't personally reviewed but the new Sanyo VPC-CA102 Underwater Camera is just too cool to not mention. This cute little powerhouse is waterproof down to 10' (3 meters) so you don't need to worry about filming in the rain or on ...

Insignia GPS Unit Gives More Than Directions

Monday, January 19th, 2009

Every now and then, I get the opportunity to evaluate a product that is just plain fun to play with and the Insignia 3.5" Touch Screen Internet Connected GPS (Model NS-CNV10) fills the bill. For the uninitated, Insignia is the Best Buy store brand of consumer electronic devices. What's In ...

Bodygroom Beats Stihl Chainsaw – Hands Down

Friday, December 19th, 2008

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear, Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair, Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't very fuzzy, was he? I wonder why that was. Could it be that Fuzzy Wuzzy got his hands on a new Philips Norelco Bodygroom+? The Bodygroom is not just another men's razor. Instead it is ...

Monroe Oil Change Special Is Silly

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

And the sign said, "Long haired, freaky people need not apply" (opps sorry, flashback).  I meant to say that the sign at the Monro Muffler/Brake & Service store in Salem, VA read, "Oil Change $21.95."  How silly of me to expect to be charged $21.95 to get the oil changed ...

DataPort 25 Big Storage-Small Footprint

Friday, July 11th, 2008

I ran across a new data storage product that might be useful to agencies using in-car cameras. The storage vendor CRU-DataPort has launched the DataPort 25 hand-held SATA RAID removable drive enclosure. For the techno-challenged, RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks and it is a good ...

A Database For the Rest of Us

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

When I first started using computers, it seemed like everyday I made some new “that’s cool” discovery. You know what I mean, where you find some software feature or someone shows you how to do something and your first thought is “that’s cool.” Of course, time marches on ...

20 Years of Going “Outback Tonight”

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

Since I started writing The Sisyphus Comments, I have written quite a few reviews on products ranging from software to Transformers. I always enjoy exploring new products and writing about their good and bad features from the perspective of the “average consumer.” However, I also enjoy when I ...

Screen Captures For Free

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

Whether you are the computer tech in your family or the one calling for help, a picture can be worth a thousand words. You may want to snap a picture of that mysterious Windows error message or just copy something on your screen. If you are using a Windows computer, ...

Postal Mail For Geeks Is Here

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

I guess I’m getting a little lazy in my old age but I wish my postal mail was as easy to receive and process as my e-mail. All I would like to be able to do is check postal mail from anywhere, manage it, and respond to it. ...

Permanently Erase Files From Your Computer

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

When you normally delete your files in Windows or Mac OS X, the operating system is only forgetting where those particular files are placed but the data is still physically on the drive. That means someone with the right software can recover everything that you have "deleted" on your computer. Apple ...

Free Fitness Newsletter Plus Free Fiber One Cereal

Friday, January 25th, 2008

I've written about EatBetterAmerica.com in the past but I thought I would remind you to revisit the site since its that time of year when many people have resolved to lose weight and get in shape. The Eat Better America website, which is sponsored by General Mills, offers fitness ...