New Battery and SSD for a Mid-2010 MacBook Pro 13

I have this MacBook Pro 13 and I needed to replace the battery and add an SSD drive to bring the Mac back to life. It’s a mid 2010 MacBook Pro 13 model A1278 MacBookPro 7,1. The original battery was

Impact Super Clamps With Ratchet Handle or T-Handle

I recently decided to pick up a couple clamps to use in my studio. I decided to by three Impact Super Clamps. I ordered one Impact Super Clamp with a Ratchet Handle and two Impact Super Clamps with T-Handles. You

Using the Belkin Wemo Mini Smart Plug as a Light Timer

I bought a Belkin Wemo Mini Smart Plug. With the Smart Plug and other Wemo devices, you can control your home’s lights and appliances using your existing Wi-Fi network. The Wemo Mini Smart Plug retails for $35, but you can

Logitech MX Anywhere 2S Wireless Mobile Mouse For Mac And PC

Today I wanted to unbox and tell you about my Logitech MX Anywhere 2S Wireless Mobile Mouse. I bought this mouse a couple of months ago and it’s been sitting on my studio desk waiting for me to do an

Etymotic hf3 Earphones Plus Headset

I recently picked up a pair of Etymotic hf3 Earphones + Headphones. The hf3s are a high end noise isolating earphones and headset for use with the Apple iPhone. You can pick up a pair of hf3s on Amazon for

My LED Shop Light Killed My Wi-Fi Network

I bought a WINTEC 4ft LED shop light at Costco, I really liked it but I had to return it because it killed my Wi-Fi network. When the light was on, my 5Ghz wireless Wi-Fi AC network would slow to

Omron Evolv Wireless Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor Review

I recently picked up Omron Evolv Wireless Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor. I have wanted an electronic Blood Pressure Monitor (BPM) for a while now so I decided to try out the Omron Evolv. The most important feature of any

Unboxing Monoprice Performance Instrument and Vocal Mics

In my latest video I unbox two microphones from Monoprice.

Changing Bicycle Pedals: Pedal Wrench or Hex Key

I recently needed to swap my mountain bike pedals on to my road bike so I could keep riding the trainer this winter after my the cleat holes on road shoes gave out. It’s been years since I needed to

Unboxing the Manfrotto Pixi Mini Tripod

Today I wanted to tell you about the Manfrotto Pixi Mini Tripod. You can use this as a table top tripod or an handle to hold your camera. I plan to use it with my iPhone and other smartphones for

I Broke My CHEMEX Coffeemaker!

A couple of weeks ago I came home and my wife was being extremely nice to me. Almost too nice. She pointed over the the counter and there was my CHEMEX with the top cone cracked and held together with

Connect Your MacBook Pro to a Desktop Monitor With Apple’s Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

Today, I wanted to tell you about Apple’s Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter. With this adapter you connect your MacBook Pro to any external desktop monitor, TV, or projector that has a VGA port.

Connect Your MacBook Pro to a Desktop Monitor With Apple’s Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter

Today, I wanted to tell you about Apple’s Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter. With this adapter you connect your MacBook Pro to any external desktop monitor, TV, or projector that has a DVI port.

Connecting Your MacBook Pro to Your Desktop LCD or LED Monitor

Do you want to connect your MacBook Pro to an external monitor? In this article I’ll tell you how and explain what you need to know.

I Ordered a Pair of Wide Cycling Shoes – Lake CX160X

Well after some searching I ordered a pair of wide cycling road shoes. I picked up a pair of Lake CX160X Road Cycling Shoes. I ordered a pair of of 46 wide. They set my back $67.49. Which for a

Connecting Your MacBook Pro to Your HDTV

Are your trying to figure out how to connect your MacBook Pro to that giant LED / LCD TV in your living room? In this article, I’ll tell you how.

Brewing Coffee With the CHEMEX Coffeemaker

In this video I show you how I brew coffee with my CHEMEX Coffeemaker. The pour-over method of brewing coffee takes a little longer and is more effort than using an Automatic Drip Coffeemaker but I think the coffee tastes

Rode VideoMicro with Android Phones

Today I decided to try out my Rode VideoMicro compact microphone with two different Android phones. Check out my video to hear how they sounded.

Ztylus Smartphone Rig vs Shoulderpod S1 Grip

Somebody asked me which smartphone tripod mount grip I liked better the Ztylus Smartphone Rig or the Shoulderpod S1 iPhone Pro Grip. Today I thought I’d share my thoughts.

Glass Top Cover for CHEMEX Coffeemaker

Today I thought I’d show you this really cool accessory I bought for my CHEMEX Coffeemaker.

CHEMEX Coffeemaker Filter Options

Today I wanted to tell you about the different filter options available for for the CHEMEX coffeemaker. I bought a 100ct box of the CHEMEX Square Natural filters. The retail for about $9 bringing the price to around $0.09 per

Why Is It So Hard to Find Wide Width Cycling Shoes?

I have really wide feet. This makes shopping for shoes difficult. But, it makes shopping for cycling shoes a disaster. And, while shopping for wide width shoes and sneakers has improved in the last twenty years or so with the

Unboxing the CHEMEX Filter-Drip Coffeemaker

I recently bought a CHEMEX Filter-Drip Coffee Maker so I thought I’d do an unboxing video for those of you who are interested. I chose the Six Cup Classic which is the CM-6A model. The CHEMEX is a manual pour-over

Ztylus Z-Grip Smartphone Rig Update

Today I was planning on doing a comparison between the Ztylus Z-Grip Smartphone Rig and the ShoulderPod S1 Smartphone Rig. Both the Z-Grip and S1 are clamps you attach to your iPhone or other smartphone to use as a handle

Is A Plastic Coffeemaker A Bad Idea?

Lately my coffee has a funny taste to it and I’m wondering if it has to do anything with the fact that is coffee maker is made almost entirely of plastic. I like a good cup of coffee, but I

Changing the DPI Setting on the Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mouse

Recently viewer, alfredo, from YouTube asks Hi, maybe you can tell how to change DPI setting on this mouse? Hi Alfredo, Acording to the SPECS & DETAILS on, the MX Anywhere 2 Mouse is set to 1000 DPI but

Using the Rode VideoMicro Microphone With a Mac or PC

A youTube viewer, Raj, recently asked me if he could use the Rode VideoMicro microphone with a computer. I wasn’t sure so I decided to try it on my 2015 MacBook Pro and my wife’s Window’s 8.1 Dell laptop.

Ztylus Z-Grip Mini Smartphone Grip from eBay

After waiting almost a month, the Mini Smartphone Rig Clamp Mobile Photography Grip Tripod Mount Stand I ordered on eBay finally arrived. You may recall from an earlier video, I bought these smartphone clamps to use with my iPhone 6

Ztylus Z-Grip Mini Smartphone Grip

Today I wanted to show you the Ztylus Z-Grip Mini Smartphone Grip. The Z-Grip is a clamp you can use to hold your smartphone to stabilize it for video and photos. The Z-Grip has a 1/4″-0 mount on the bottom

Rode VideoMicro with iPhone 6s On A Windy Day

In this video I compare the Rode VideoMicro Compact Microphone with the iPhone 6s’ built in microphone. It was a very windy day in New England, the wind is blowing hard, the leaves are rustling, and there was all sorts

Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mobile Mouse for my MacBook Pro

About 10 years ago, I switched to back tto a MacBook Pro from Windows, ironically because I needed a Mac for my job. And why Apple makes great notebook, I really don’t like the Apple Magic Mouse. I had this

Bluetooth Not Available Mystery – MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015)

One of the problems I’m having with my MacBook Pro 15 is that Bluetooth stops working. The little bluetooth icon in the top right menu bar turns grey and gets a little squiggly line through it. When I click on

Attaching a Rode VideoMicro to an iPhone or Android Phone

Today I thought I’d answer a question about how to attach the Rode VideoMicro to an iPhone or other smartphone.

Rode VideoMicro with iPhone 6 Update

My last video about the Rode VideoMicro turned out to be pretty popular so I thought it was time to add some updates.  To recap, the Rode VideoMicro is an affordable on camera microphone that  lets you record better sounding

Replacing the Batteries in Your Logitech K800 Wireless Keyboard

Do you have a Logitech K800 Wireless Keyboard? Does the keyboard no longer hold a charge? Does the charge LED just flash red? In this article I’m going to show you how to fix it.

GRIFITI NOOTLE Universal iPad, Galaxy, and Tablet Tripod Mount

In this video I take a look at the Grifiti Nootle.

Neewer Broadcast Studio Microphone Boom Scissor Arm

Last year I bought Audio-Technica ATR2100 Dynamic USB Microphone to do some audio recording projects. It’s a great microphone for the money, but I wanted a boom arm to mount it my desk while recording. The ATR2100 has a street

Shoulderpod S1 Pro iPhone Grip Unboxing

In this video I take a look at the Shoulderpod S1 Pro iPhone Grip. The S1 is a filmmaker handle, tripod mount, and traveller stand for your iPhone. You use the S1 to stabilize your iPhone when shooting video. You

Griffin Mic Connect Microphone Interface for iPhone and iPad

Today I take a look at the Griffin Mic Connect Microphone for iPhone and iPad. The Mic Connect allows you to connect allows you to connect a high quality XLR microphone to the headset jack on your iPhone or iPad.

OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock

I recently picked up an OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock to use with my new Retina MacBook Pro 15. Connect the Thunderbolt 2 Dock to the thunderbolt port on your Mac to add a number of ports to your Mac.

Using a Rode VideoMicro Microphone With the iPhone 6

  I recently picked up a Rode VideoMicro Microphone for use with my iPhone 6. While this microphone is meant for use with cameras it works great with my iPhone 6 but there are some details you’ll need to know

First Look at the Schneider Optics iPro Lens System for iPhone 6

Today we are going to take a look at the iPro Lens System for the iPhone 6. The iPro Lens System is a set of lens and a smartphone case that let you take better photos with your iPhone’s camera.

Annex Quad Lock iPhone 6 Case and Bike Kit Part 2

In my second video I show you how I mounted my Quad Lock case to my road bike. So far the Quad Lock case and mount have worked well. My iPhone 6 has stayed in place mounted to the stem

Checking Out the Annex Quad Lock iPhone 6 Case and Bike Kit

I recently picked up an Annex Quad Lock iPhone 6 Bike Kit so that I could mount my iPhone 6 to my handlebars when riding. I don’t have a cycling computer so I thought I’d try using my iPhone 6

Fixing Sleep and Wake Problems with My MacBook Pro 15

I had a MacBook Pro 15, Early 2011 (MacBookPro8,2) and while ago it started having a problem with sleeping and waking. It seemed as though whenever I left the computer didn’t go to sleep. And when I put it to

Manfrotto Klyp+ and Klyp Cases for the iPhone

As part of taking photos with my iPhone I want to be able to attach it to a tripod or monopod to stabilize it. Great photos require a stable camera and I am always on the lookout for ways to

ALM mCAMLITE for iPhone

Today I am going to take a look at the Action Life Media (ALM) mCAMLITE for the iPhone. The mCAMLITE for iPhone improves ergonomics and protects your phone when used for photography and video work. The mCAMLITE can be used

Fixing Low Voices on Your TV

My wife and I were always commenting to each other that we can’t clearly hear the voices on on Samsung LED TV. When we turn up the volume the background music and sound effects get too loud but we still

Comparing The Manfrotto 190XPROB and Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Tripods

I made this video to do a quick size comparison between the Manfrotto 190XPROB and Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 tripods. I was trying to decide which model to buy and didn’t really understand the size difference between the two products. The video

Taking a Look at the Glif Tripod Mount and Stand for Smartphones

Today we are going to take a look at the Glif, a tripod mount and stand for smartphones. Use the glif to attach your smartphone to a tripod to take better pictures and video. If you like to take photos

Osrso Mini Ballhead Tripod Camera Mounts

In this video I take a look at mini ball head tripod mounts. You use a mini ball head to attach a camera to a tripod, monopod, or what ever type of DIY camera mount you have. Recently I have

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