Category: Reviews & How-To’s

Hands On Review of the Intel Compute Stick Windows BOXSTCK1A32WFC: Episode II

By Bill Rockhold – Guest Writer Intel Compute Stick: Episode II In my last post on the Intel Compute Stick, https://theaverageguy.tv/2015/11/23/hands-on-review-of-the-intel-compute-stick-windows-boxstck1a32wfc/,  I had run into a couple of difficulties, but it had ended with a positive feeling. That didn’t last, shortly afterward the fit started to hit the shan. Windows 10 Install I had upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, which had seamed to go without any issues, but afterward I started to have some problems. I installed Handbrake, to use as a benchmark on CPU power. The app would crash every time I tried to run it. I

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Hands on Review of the Summer Infant WideView Digital Color Video Baby Monitor

By Kyle Wilcox – Guest Writer As part of the Average Guy Tech Scholarship fund found at https://www.patreon.com/theaverageguy, I had three three baby monitors that I considered for the review: Angelcare AC1120 Video and Sound Monitor – http://amzn.to/1mQCQve Summer Infant Wide View Digital Color Video Baby Monitor – http://amzn.to/1mQCWCS Motorola MBP33S Wireless Video Baby Monitor with 2.8-Inch Color LCD, Zoom and Enhanced Two-Way Audio – http://amzn.to/1mQCZ1H All three models seemed fairly similar and as of January 2016, each was selling for around $110. The decision to go with the Summer unit came down to the fact that it had a

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Hands On Review of the Intel Compute Stick Windows BOXSTCK1A32WFC

By Bill Rockhold – Guest Writer Initial thoughts on the Intel Compute Stick Windows BOXSTCK1A32WFC at Amazon at http://amzn.to/1MyTloj (Click on and picture to make it larger) Lets get the hardware out of the way. The Intel Compute Stick is a full computer in a form factor that looks like a large USB memory stick, but instead of plugging it into a USB port, it plugs into a TVs HDMI port. Obviously for around $130 on Amazon it isn’t going to have massive specs, but it isn’t completely unusable. There are two version, one with Ubuntu Linux and another with

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Hands on Review with the Olixar BoomBrick Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Disclosure – I was provide the Olixar BoomBrick Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for review by http://www.mobilefun.com/ You can find it on MobileFun at http://www.mobilefun.com/41906-olixar-boombrick-wireless-bluetooth-speaker-black.htm or Amazon at http://amzn.to/1I8KzcN   The BoomBrick Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is the newest in a crowded market of Blue Tooth Speakers. Where the BroomBrick is different than many of the others however is that it features two powerful 3W drivers, providing you with a total output of 6W that enables room filling high fidelity audio. The BoomBrick overcomes bass problems by featuring a passive radiator, which extends the bass response of the two existing full-range drivers –

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Hands on Review of the Leap Motion Sensor with Developer Links

By David Bradway – Guest Writer I was sent the Leap Motion device from the Average Guy Tech Scholarship Fund (Thanks Jim!). I thought I could test the device both as an Average Guy and an average coder. First up was unboxing the nice, Apple-like packaging materials. Unboxing (Click and an photo to enlarge)   Software Installation It was a simple Plug and Play setup, software download and install. The Leap Motion software installs a desktop program called the “Leap Motion App Home” which contains some starter apps: Leap Motion App Store Playground, which is a set of training games.

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Hands on Review of the Mophie iPhone 6/s Juice Pack Plus and Juice Pack Dock

I was contacted by MobileFun.com from http://www.mobilefun.com/ who provided me with the Mophie Juice Pack Dock (http://www.mobilefun.com/52803-mophie-juice-pack-compatible-iphone-6s-6-dock-black.htm) or on Amazon at  http://amzn.to/1WhGedE for this review.  I purchase the Mophie Juice Pack Plus for iPhone 6 (3,300 mAh) case on Amazon at http://amzn.to/1WhGn0J to go with it for this review. The use case for me is travel.  I often have to charge my iPhone in the afternoon when I use it during flights or long drives.  In November of 2015, I made the trek out to Seattle (flights were sponsored by the awesome  http://Tawk.to) and would have a 5 hour flight

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