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Prepare to be mesmerized by the Vulcan Pro optical-tactile gaming keyboard

The Vulcan Pro keyboard is another gorgeous feat by Roccat. I’ve said it before with Roccat products, and I’ll say it again – you won’t find a prettier keyboard on the market. Roccat has its competition beat, and the Pro is no exception.

Stop wasting your money on Razer and Logitech gaming mice – HyperX cannot be ignored

The new HyperX Pulsefire Haste mouse is a perfect example of a budget mouse that performs just as well as some of the higher-end mice I have tested. You can spend hundreds of dollars on a mouse if you choose, but is it worth it? No. It’s not. Keep in mind, I’m not a pro gamer by any standard, but I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that you aren’t either. I’ve tested higher-end mice, and I’ve tested budget mice. Some perform better than others, for sure. Some absolutely feel better than others too. Most have similar speeds, and most depend on the skill of the user. Let’s take a closer look at what makes the Pulsefire Haste a rockstar in its lightweight division.

I hear a funny snort every day thanks to this high-tech digital frame

The Simply SmartHome PhotoShare Friends and Family Smart Frame 10.1-inch Espresso is a delight to use. It works with an app, so you don’t have to ever touch the frame itself to load photos and videos. Hundreds of miles away, a second user had one who could load up photos that then appear on my frame. It was awesome because, each day, I didn’t know what to expect if there would be some new photos. I could also send photos her way, all from my phone

Elon Musk has just made a meme into something much more serious

Dogecoin, arguably the strangest form of cryptocurrency, skyrocketed 20% in 24 hours following a series of tweets Elon Musk made in late April. Although this cryptocurrency has never reached 1 dollar, its value has surged 11,000% in 2021.

My son loves this chair more than he loves spaghetti

Finding a good solution so that my son could join us at the table was a battle until we found the Nest Booster Seat with Removable Cushion from OXO. This little booster has been an incredible addition to our dinner and lunch routine with my two-year-old. Now, my son has his own special chair that he loves climbing into. Even better, I have a chair that he loves that I can clean with ease.

The subscription box gamble could be worth every penny

I recently got connected with a subscription box service, Kids Art Box, and decided to have my kids and I give it a go. I wasn’t sure what to expect. My kids and I do a lot of art projects, and although I’m not the most creative, we do have fun and come up with interesting things to try. It was hard for me to imagine that a subscription would offer enough to be worth paying every month. I was a little surprised by how wrong I was.

Here’s a really important lesson I learned after testing the Acer Swift 3 laptop

As a writer these last 20 years, and with a book coming out this January about what I’ve learned during that time, I have to say — anytime I’m surprised by a gadget, I always pay attention. The Acer Swift 3 is highly portable. At 2.6 pounds, it feels like you are barely carrying it when you move around the house, and it means I’m more likely to look up a quick Amazon product or even read an electronic book and not feel like I’m lugging around a toaster.

Is Safelite’s new AutoGlass Rain Defense worth the price tag?

Spring in Wisconsin brings a lot of surprises. We will have a few sunny and warm days, followed by snow and piercing winds. Also scattered in, there will be multiple gloomy days accentuated by rain. Driving can prove difficult if your windshield isn’t adequately prepared. For this reason, I decided to try out Safelite’s new AutoGlass Rain Defense.