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Video Review: BenQ ScreenBar Plus e-Reading LED Lamp for Monitors

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About a year ago, I did a review of the BenQ ScreenBar which is an LED lamp that attaches to the top of your computer monitor. Its unique design and ability to light up your desktop earned it 4.4 stars in my review. It was so nice, my wife threatened to take it from my desk. So, I reached out to BendQ and they kindly supplied me with their upgraded version, the BenQ ScreenBar Plus which, in my mind, is even better than the version I have. I decided to do a video review of this upgraded LED desktop lamp. (*Disclosure below.)

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Your HDTV Isn’t Truly Great Until You Install Bias Lighting – The MediaLight 6500K Review

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I’m going to let you in on a secret. You probably aren’t watching your TV in the best way possible. You may have the latest and greatest 4K/UHD/HDR big screen TV with all of the bells and whistles with a crazy refresh rate and a bazillion colors (yes, that’s a technical term). But odds are, your viewing is not truly optimized for the best experience possible. If you haven’t done this already, you should get some bias lighting to truly make the dark deep and the colors pop. And, if you do get some bias lighting, don’t just get the cheapest, multi-colored LEDs that you see on Amazon. They probably aren’t optimized for the best viewing. What is bias lighting? Read on, and I’ll explain, as well as talk about the MediaLight 6500K that I installed on my HDTV. (*Disclosure below.)

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Review: Two Mophie Wireless Charging Solutions for Your New Smartphone

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One of the biggest battles between my kids and me is around iPhone charging cables and how they seem to disappear magically. I have labeled them. I have hidden them. I have done almost everything apart from chaining them to a specific location. They seem to devour them like pasta. But times are changing. Newer smartphones now have wireless charging built into them, and I’m relishing the day when all of the smartphones in our home have wireless charging capabilities. I’m getting prepared as well by outfitting as many rooms as possible with wireless chargers. And, as luck would have it, I got my hands on two wireless charging products from Mophie, specifically, the Mophie Charge Stream Desk Stand and the Mophie Charge Stream Powerstation Wireless XL. (*Disclosure below.)

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August Smart Lock Pro Review – Integrates with your Old Deadbolt & other Smart Devices

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When I first read about the August Smart Lock Pro, I thought, wow, why is that thing so darn bulky? It looks like a fat hockey puck stacked on your door. With circuitry so small and getting smaller these days, why was this smart lock so “big?” Well, there is a very logical and smart reason for this. It’s because of the built-in motor that retrofits your existing deadbolt to make the magic of remote locking and unlocking possible. Once I learned more about the August Smart Lock Pro, I figured out a perfect location for its use. And, because of a recently-announced integration with another smart device I have installed, the chosen location became even better. (*Disclosure below.) 

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12 Ways the 2019 Lexus LS-500h Luxury Sedan Makes You “Like A Boss”

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For me, the “LS” in the 2019 Lexus LS-500h truly stands for “luxury sedan.” And, in my mind, it also stands for “Like a bosS” (emphasis mine). I have test driven many vehicles over the years, but none of them have really come close to the luxury offered in the 2019 Lexus LS-500h. I have to preface this a bit, this Lexus is SIX TIMES as expensive as each of the cars that I own now. So, there is a lot of room to play with there. But, over the 10 days that I was behind the wheel of the LS-500h, I really was awed by the refinement of features, the design, the comfort, and the way this sedan simply made me and my passengers feel. I wanted to compile a list of 12 things that stood out to me. (*Disclosure below.)

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