The Roav by Anker SmartCharge Spectrum is a powerful 2-port USB car charger, but it has more than a few tricks up its sleeve. In addition to being a Quick Charge 3.0 charger and having a programmable led light ring which can be set to 16,000 different colors, the charger monitors the voltage of your vehicle battery and keeps track of where you park. … Read this article
I'm a fan of Anker products and also of wireless electronics, so the SoundBuds Slim+ Wireless Earbuds were a natural fit for me. Speaking of fit, I've certainly purchased earbuds with multiple tips for customizing fit, but I have never before received five sets of EarTips plus three sets of EarWings. … Read this article
I recently began using the Anker Universal Magnetic Car Mount to hold my phone for navigation in my vehicle, and I'm quite impressed with its performance.
Unlike larger phone holders which stick to the window with a suction cup (until they don't) or otherwise intrude into a vehicle's interior, the Anker Universal Magnetic Car Mount is incredibly low-profile and can be mounted to almost any surface with a small, round piece of 3M adhesive foam tape. … Read this article
I recently acquired the excellent Anker Roav Dash Cam C1 and have put it through a series of tests over the last several weeks.
There are a number of features which make this product appealing including the high-quality, wide-angle lens which produces excellent video in daylight and good quality video at night, the 1080p resolution, the use of easily-found micro-sd cards for storing recordings, and the fact that it comes with two mounting plates so the camera can be used in multiple vehicles. … Read this article
I have more than a few portable chargers in my possession and I tend to carry at least a few of them when traveling, but the Anker PowerCore II 20000 has some very significant advantages. One of the most important is that it has dual charging ports which allows it to be recharged at twice the speed of most other chargers. … Read this article
Spending time on Amazon or taking a trip to Costco or Best Buy may leave you convinced that you really need a larger TV, but you may be able to achieve a similar effect simply by sitting closer to the TV you already have. … Read this article
If you're at all like me, you probably carry a pocketknife or multi-tool just about everywhere you go... everywhere that is, except through a TSA security checkpoint when you have to fly commercial.
Of course the TSA rules prohibiting small pocket knives and multi-tools have nothing whatsoever to do with security or safety and everything to do with training the populace to meekly comply with outrageous demands by a totalitarian state, but I digress. … Read this article
The Anker PowerDrive+ 3 is a wonderful companion for traveling, either across the country or across town. It easily charges three devices simultaneously including my phone, my tablet, and a companion's phone as well. This charger is very well-built, and all of the USB ports are sturdy and evenly aligned within the housing. … Read this article
When it comes to lightweight shelters for backpackers, there are two broad categories: tents and hammocks. Each have unique advantages and disadvantages. Each requires certain conditions (flat, dry ground for a tent and appropriately spaced and sufficiently strong tress for a hammock) in order to work as intended. … Read this article
Okay, the Spyderco Cricket is not your traditional survival knife, but for everyday use and carry, it's hard to beat. It's tiny (2.75" closed) and light (less than 2 oz.) yet does just about anything you might ask of it. The 1.875" blade is made of VG-10 stainless steel which is one of the best knife steels you can get. … Read this article