Ryan Ballard

Ryan is married with two kids, and loves heavy metal and super hot Buffalo wings

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Review: Omaker’s W4N wireless speaker

Over the last several years, watching the proliferation of wireless gadgets has been amazing to watch, from cordless phones (remember those?), to WiFi, bluetooth, and so on. The bluetooth speaker I’ve been toying around with, is one such example. This is smaller than the other ones I’ve reviewed recently, yet it sounded almost as good as the others I could stack up against it, at least...[Read More]

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Amazing

Review: EC Technology’s mirrored charging pad

Having landed a Nexus 6 about a year ago, I’ve really come to appreciate wireless charging. I tend to use them during the day, when I’m prone to pick it up and put it back down on a frequent basis, as well as overnight. I like how they preserve the charging port. In using them, I’ve also come to appreciate how some stand out from the crown, in their appearance. This one from EC T...[Read More]

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Poor

Review: EC Technology’s bluetooth 4.1 headphones

Wireless earbuds seem to be all the rage these days. I’ve been playing around with a pair from E.C. Technology. My experience with these has been mixed at best. The unit that I was sent is on both the buds that came on it red with black on parts of the buds, as well as the dongle built into the cord, where the controls are located. This color scheme was the first thing to hit me, when I open...[Read More]

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Amazing

Review: EC Technology’s 10,400 mAh Power Bank

With as phones getting more powerful, and screen getting an ever increasing number of pixels, it just makes sense for people to carry around spare batteries. I’ve been trying out one by EC Technology, that’s larger than the others that I’ve used. Frankly, I like it’s shape, capacity, and “future proofing”. This one could easily become my daily driver, to carry w...[Read More]

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Great

2.4
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Review: EC Technology’s wireless charging pad

EC Technology is a company that sells a variety of products. I’ve had the pleasure of trying out one of their wireless charging pads this week. Of all the charging pads that I’ve tried, this one looks the nicest. The unit is all black on the top, and a metallic looking gray on the bottom, as well as all around its side. The unit is oblong, being round at the ends and straight along the...[Read More]

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Perfect

9.1
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Review: Omaker’s three port USB car charger

Omaker sells what they call “lifestyle accessories”. What they offer includes things that range from Bluetooth speakers, two lamps, two cables. This week, I’ve been using one of their USB car chargers. I’m home, I’m pretty fond of this thing. The design and appearance of this charger is fairly simple. There’s No Frills to it, the entire unit is black or grey, wi...[Read More]

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Good

5.9
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Review: iClever’s headphones designed for kids

iClever sells headphones that are designed for kids. They have a couple of seasonal sets, as well as a “year ’round” one. It was this last one that I got to try out. Here’s how things went. The model that I opted to try out were pink headphones, with cat-like ears on the top. The entire unit is made of plastic, and is colored in two different shades of pink. The earphones r...[Read More]

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Perfect

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Review: Ninja Loop strap for smartphones

So for the last few days, I’ve been using the Ninja Loop. Admittedly, a strap on the back of my phone didn’t strike me as a very appealing propsition. After using it though, I found myself enjoying it much more so, than I thought I would. The look of the Ninja Loop is fairly straight foward, in that it is a simple strip of an artificial material that’s similar to nylon, and is ma...[Read More]

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Amazing

Review: Koopower’s wireless doorbell

Koopower sells quite the diverse group of products that range from a sports watch, to Christmas lights, to this product: a wireless doorbell. My expectations of the unit were not in line with how it performed though, as it was much better than I’d pictured in my head. Frankly, it was both simple and reliable. The unit is comprised of three parts, all housed in white plastic, and they are acc...[Read More]

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Amazing

8.1
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Review: Koopower’s Outdoor Fairy Lights

Every once in a while, I get something to review that isn’t really mobile or smartphone related. Most of what I seem to get are headphones, chargers, cables, batteries, and such. This week, I’ve had the pleasure to try out some solar powered “outdoor fairy lights”. (read: Christmas lights). On the whole, I really enjoyed using these, though it wasn’t without its flaws...[Read More]

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Review: SmartOmni wireless earbuds

Wireless earbuds are all abuzz lately, with Apple making the controversial decision to remove headphone jacks from iPhones. And to the surprise of no one, it’s becoming a potential boon to Bluetooth audio OEMs, such as the pair of wireless earbuds I’ve been using from SmartOmni. My experience with them has been different, to say the least. The buds are fairly small, each with their own...[Read More]

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Average

Review: TechElec VR headset

TechElec offers a variety of products, which includes a VR headset. With this new offering that ties into mobile handsets getting a lot of buzz and PR lately, it’s not surprising in the least to see these headsets pop up all over the web. This one has some flaws to it, as well as some good ideas, so it’s a mixed bag at best. The unit is comprised of hard plastic and elastic straps that...[Read More]

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