Jabra Evolve 75e Wireless Earbuds for a Solution in a Professional Environment

Jabra has been kind enough to send us several products to review recently. Back in November, we reviewed a pair of Jabra Elite 25e wireless earbuds, and today we get a chance to review a similar looking pair with a different purpose.


These wireless earbuds are the Jabra Evolve 75e, and they are designed with the professional in mind.

With 14 hours of battery life, and only two hours to charge, active noise cancellation, and a busy light that lets your co-workers know that you shouldn’t be bothered during a call, these earbuds are optimal for the workplace environment.

With the Jabra Link 370- that little USB dongle showed in this picture, you can connect to your computer, and simultaneously be connected to Apple and Android smart devices. This means that you can listen to your music, and be ready to answer the next call that comes through as well.

You don’t need to hear the phone to answer calls. The neck piece will vibrate when a call comes through. When you want to take a break from wearing these in your ears, magnets near the earbuds keep them hanging around your neck tangle free. But you don’t have to take out your earbuds to hear the world around you. Simply holding down the ANC button, will allow noise to pass through, so you can be a part of the environment around you as well.

These professional wireless earbuds come at a professional price- at about $259.00. They are well worth the price, though, and a good investment for businesses. To find out more about this fantastic apparatus, including all the communication platforms these earbuds work with, head on over to the website here.

Jabra does not sponsor TheGeekChurch, but they did send us these earbuds to review for free in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.

Gamevice for iPhone Review

TechnoMark recently introduced a Minecraft bundle of this device I’m about to review, but we actually were sent a physical model to review, so this entry will be about GameVice for the iPhone.

GameVice is a game controller  that you can fit your iPhone (there’s also one for the iPad, and another one for Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 as well) in, and play video games in the palm of your hand.

Similar to a Playstation controller, it has a little joystick on either side, and the little up/down,left/right cross on the left side. Instead of geometric shapes on the right, there are four buttons labeled A, B, X and Y. There are even the shoulder buttons on the top- or front of the controller (however you would view it). They are the L1/L2 and R1/R2 buttons.

So basically, this gadget is made to turn your phone into a gaming console. It’s reminiscent of a Nintendo Switch.

There are games you can download off the Gamevice Live app that curates games you can play with a map to the controls for each game and a link that allows you to download for the Apple Store (or Google Play- depending on your device).

There is no extra battery needed for the Gamevice. It simply runs on your phone’s battery. If you need to charge your phone, you can charge it through the console while you are playing. There is also a earbud jack to plug into so others around aren’t disturbed by the noises coming from your game.

You’ll want to make sure you get the correct one for your phone or tablet. The one we received to review fits the iPhones 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6s Plus, 6 and 6 Plus. This means that it can accommodate a few different sizes. Once you insert it in to the Lightning connector and get the other side around your phone, it will hold pretty securely. When not on your phone, it’s accordion style back folds up for compact storage.

If you buy the Minecraft bundle that TechnoMark talked about (linked above), you get a cool case to put it in. As it is, the Gamevice for the iPhone has a listed price on their website for $79.95. You can also buy it in Apple Stores.

Gamevice sent us this model to review free of charge. No other compensation has been received for our unbiased and fair impression.

A Review of Cublets Robot Blocks Twelve Kit from Modular Robotics

I have to admit, when I received the Cubelets to review, I couldn’t help but compare it to the Makerblock Neuron Inventor Kit that I just reviewed. Is it coming to the point where I’m reviewing a STEM product every week? If so, I’m cool with it.

So, let’s talk Cubelets. I don’t think I could have done this review if it wasn’t for my son, because he was really into them. Unlike a lot of STEM toys, which seem to emphasize coding, the Cubelets emphasizes creation. When my son started working with the Cubelets Twelve Kit, it was difficult getting him to quit.

When you get the Cubelets, they come in this box where they are packed in a particular pattern. You see, these Cubelets essentially lock together with magnets, and they come in a 2 x 4 formation, with another 2 cubes on each side. I hope that isn’t too confusing of a description, and I might have to do some kind of unboxing to really show off this product, hmmmm…..

So here’s the deal. Each of the Cubelets has a function, and by connecting them together in different ways, you can make a kind of machine that can do all kinds of things. Fortunately, it came with instructions.

I’ll start with the Battery Block, which can be charged with a micro-USB. I noticed the Flashlight Block with a light bulb, and so I connected the Battery Block with it and turned it on. I saw a small green light on the Battery Block, and there was a small light on the Flashlight Block as well.

However, the bulb on Flashlight didn’t glow. I wondered if I did something wrong, but I then connected one of the Distance Blocks (yes, there are two of these particular Cubelets). This Distance Block had a sensor that could detect my hand in front of it, and when connected to the Battery Block and Flashlight Block, I created a luminescent flashlight that allowed me to change the brightness as my hand got closer to it. Granted, covering the Distance Block didn’t do anything, but you see what I am getting at. You see, I could magnetically lock these three blocks together in just about any order, and it worked.

So then I tried the Brightness Block, and I had a flashlight that was somewhat solar powered. The more light I shown on the brightness sensor of the Brightness Block, the brighter the Flashlight Block shone.

Are you getting this now? So let’s hook up the Drive Block, or two of them, because there are two. The Drive Block has these two rollers that look like small rolling pins. I can control their speeds in the same way that I controlled the brightness of the Flashlight Blocks.

So, yes, there is a lot that you can do with these. There are some other blocks like the Passive Block, which is like a wire of this Cubelets (that makes sense if you work with them). Then there is the Blocker Brick, capable of blocking a signal. What is really interesting is the Inverse Block, which essentially makes the Distance Block or Brightness Block have the opposite effect.

So there really is a lot you can do with this, and there is even a Bluetooth Block so you can sync it to your smartphone or tablet. To make this even more constructive, it comes with a male and female LEGO compatible brick. When you use these, you can make LEGO creations spin and go, just like some Technic or even MINDSTORMS creations.

I believe that the Cubelets is one of the finest educational toys, and the Twelve kits are available on the Modular Robotics site for $275.00.

EZVIZ Mini Plus Home Security Camera Review

We reviewed a room security camera by D-Link earlier last month, but now we have a different camera to review. This one is the EZVIZ Mini Plus, a high definition little camera that is pretty mighty in function.

Available in black, pink, or white, the camera shoots in 1080p- which is a step up from the 720p DLink camera we reviewed. It also has a 135 degree viewing angle- compared to the 120 degrees of D-Link. It also has some nice night vision as well.

If you want to mount this to a wall instead of using it in the base, there is a metal plate with screws you can put in your wall. The device is magnetic, and can attach to a fridge or any other metal thing you want to put it on. However, the pictures they show of the camera on the EZVIZ site do not show that the camera is NOT battery operated. You do have to plug it in. The power cord is a little over 9 ft long, so it is a decent length to plug in. The dimensions of the actual camera in its swivel base is 3.35 in. tall and 2.17 in. wide.

The initial setup is pretty straight forward. Download the app (iOS and Android supported)- which can work with multiple cameras, and the app is user friendly. You need a Wi-fi connection to hook the camera up to (both 2.4 and 5 GHz is supported). Once you register on your app, you’ll set up your device by scanning the QR code on the back. It will then ask to hook up to your Wi-fi connection. Once you are connected, you are ready to view from your device.

You’ll need to insert an SD card so you can record footage taken once the motion sensor is set off. You can also store video on the Cloud, or pay for a separate service from EZVIZ.

There is two way audio, so you can hear your baby stir, or talk to your dog when you are away. Another nice feature is being able to connect to a smart device like Google Home or Amazon Echo. You’re able to turn the camera on and off using these devices, but at this moment, it doesn’t do much else.

The mini plus is listed at $79.99 on the EZVIZ website, but I’m seeing it for $54.99 on Amazon.com. At any rate, this camera is definitely the best we’ve reviewed in this price range.

And our usual disclaimer- EZVIZ sent us this camera to review for free in exchange for a fair and unbiased review. No other compensation was given.

Sound BlasterX H7 Tournament Edition Review

We’ve reviewed many a gaming headphone in the past, but this will be the first time reviewing Sound Blaster X H7 Tournament Edition by Creative. This is apparently an improvement on the usual Sound Blaster X H7, but since we haven’t reviewed those ones, we won’t do a comparison.

We can tell you that these headphones have nearly the same sleek look as their predecessor. This newest edition has red connecting wire that runs through the headset, and brushed aluminum finish on the sides of the earcups. Their red X logo on the side glows when plugged in, which provides a nice touch.

Most important to many gamers is the comfort and sound produced by the headphones. The sound is fantastic with 7.1 virtual surround sound, and the ability to customize sound for various games via the app for the PC called BlasterX Acoustic Engine Pro. This includes Scout Mode which allows you to hear beyond what you can see.

There is an inline volume control toggle, which you can also connect your phone to and be able to answer calls. The mic is removable, and it has improved noise cancellation and design over the original model. Did we mention comfort? The headphones are lightweight at 272 g, and the padding on the headband is cushioned.

These headphones are compatible with PlayStation® 4, Xbox® One, XBox360 and the PC. You can even hook them up to your smart devices like tablets and phones. The  Xbox One  does require a stereo headset adapter that is not included with the headphones.

So wrapping it all up, I would say that these headphones are a good buy for their price range, which is $99. You can buy them off the Creative website, or other places, but it seems to be the best buy right now off the Creative website.

Disclaimer- Thanks to Creative for sending us these headphones to review in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Review of Phone Cases from Man&Wood

A company in Korea called Man&Wood sent us some lovely phone cases to review, so we’ll cover the four different ones we received today. We’ll also throw in a review of the iKins case we received in the same package- also Korean made.

The first one is called MilkyWay, and we received one for the Galaxy S8.

The Man & Wood cases are all made out of wood, or maybe it’s wood products. This one has a smooth, epoxy surface with the Milky Way galaxy on it. It seems pretty flexible and a bit rubbery to be made out of wood. The jury is out on this one. There are some ridges on the side for a good grip. The case covers the buttons on the Samsung Galaxy S8, but even though they don’t protrude as much as buttons like we’ve seen on other cases, you can still easily manipulate them.

The next case we are reviewing is one for the iPhone X. This case definitely includes real wood- it actually has the feel and smell of wood. It also has a sketch of my favorite bridge on it.

This one, called the Strato, also has the feel and smell of wood. I should add that these cases have a poly-carbonate lining. The tops and bottoms of these iPhone cases are open, they do not encase the phone all around. It makes the phone easy to access in the case, but some users might want something that surrounds their phone. There is no drop-proof claim to any of these cases, but they are nice if you want to protect the back of your phone while being stylish at the same time.

Our final case, which is branded by iKins, is named Pearl Skin Mondria, and this one was for the iPhone 8/7. The iKins are carried by the Man&Wood company, and their cases are made out of various materials like metal, fabric, pearl and leather. I would say this one is a pearl material. It has a sleek geometric design that is also luminescent.

Man&Wood has a website with these cases and many more, but at this time, we can’t find prices for the cases, so we can’t give those details out yet. We’ll update when we find out more.

We do not have a sponsored relationship with this company, but thanks to Man&Wood for sending us these cases for free to review. This review is our honest and unbiased assessment.

Merge VR Goggles and the Merge Cube Review

Today we’ll review a pair of Virtual Reality(VR) googles from Merge.

By now, everyone knows what VR goggles are, right? This particular pair are a nice alternative to a more pricier pair like Samsung Gear. These goggles might not have as many bells and whistles, but if you’re looking to save some money, and maybe get a step up from your Cardboard VR Glasses, then let’s talk about the details.

The Merge goggles are compatible with most phones. There is a cushion that holds your phone in place. Phones that are in the 123mm to 158mm range will work, and you can use Android or iOS phones as well.

The casing is soft and flexible. These goggles are great for kids because they are lightweight and durable, and will protect your phone if the goggles get dropped. They also are easy to wipe clean as well.

The adjustable headstrap make these goggles easier to wear than a regular pair of Cardboard glasses. It’s nice not to have to hold them up to your face, and your hands are free to use the left and right input buttons on the top.

There are fun apps for kids you can download off the app store. Many free ones.  We found some to work with the Merge Cube that we were also sent to review.


The Merge Cube is a 2.75 in. black and silver foam cube that can be turned into its own little VR device to go along with the headset, or you can use it without a headset. Not as cool, but still decent.

One thing we would say if you get this is to remember to keep the box. The box is reusable as a phone stand and stand for the Merge Cube. It also has an activation code in it. Yeah, I think we got rid of the packaging. We were still able to use it. Parents will need to set up an account for their kids.

One fun game we found was a little like Minecraft where you can build a 3D world on your Cube. It’s called Dig, and this video gives you an idea of what it looks like.

So, on the Merge website, you can buy the VR goggles for $49.99. I’ve seen them much cheaper at Wal-Mart and other places. The website offers them in many different colors, though. The Merge Cube is listed at $14.99 on their website, but they are going for $1 at our local Wal-Mart. I guess they aren’t very popular, and here’s a picture in case you don’t believe us.

Dang. Anyway, our verdict- a fun set of VR items for beginners.

Merge sent us these items for free to review in exchange for our fair and unbiased opinion.

Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000 and PowerLineII Lightning Cable

We have some more Anker products to review. Seems like we just did review some, but there are many other products from “America’s Leading USB Charging Brand.”

The main product we’ll cover is the Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000.

This small device looks like one of those USB wall chargers, and it is, but it also converts into a portable charger when you are not near a wall outlet. The plug folds inside, and you can carry this small(1.2 x 2.7 x 2.8 in) charger in your pocket and charge a tablet, iPhone, Samsung phone and many more with up to 5,000 mAh capacity. That should charge most phones at least two times before needing to be charged up again. It takes about two and a half hours to charge itself, but while it’s charging you can also charge 2 other devices at the same time, and that can come in handy.

How do you know that your PowerCore Fusion has enough juice? There are little LED blue lights on the side that will give you an idea of how much power you have left.

All-in-all, a good little gadget that sells for $21.49 on the Anker website. You can also get it in three different colors- red, black and white.


The 2nd item we’re reviewing is a PowerLine II- 6 ft lightning cable. There isn’t a whole lot to say about a lightning cable, but this one claims to be the world’s most durable, and that is a big claim when it seems like you have to go through many cords sometimes. It’s strength tested to hold up to 175 lbs, and can handle bends over 12,000 times, so go ahead and swing off your cord if you want to.

This cord is MFi Certified for iPhone X / 8 / 8 Plus/ 7 / 7 Plus / 6 / 6 Plus / 5S, and is actually a decent price for a phone cord- especially given it’s durability. The cord sells for $10.19 on the Anker site. This cord could be color coordinated with the PowerCore Fusion, and you could also get it in blue.

As with most products we review, these two items were sent to us free of charge by Anker, and we give honest and fair reviews in exchange.


Save Your Memories With the Kwilt Shoebox

You have so many pictures and videos on your cell phone that you’ve run out of space for them all? What can you do about it? The Kwilt Shoebox may be the perfect solution to your photo storage problems.

photo credit- Kwilt

Kwilt is a great alternative to paying for the Cloud, or running out of room on Dropbox. Instead of a monthly subscription that is required for the Cloud, you can buy the Kwilt Shoebox for $59 on Amazon.com. It retails for $69 if you buy it off the Kwilt website.

Opening the box, you will find your Kwilt Shoebox, a power cord, a USB adapter and an HDMI adapter. It’s pretty easy to setup for the first time. You will need to download the app made for iOS or Android. You will connect to the Kwilt wifi before trying to transfer your pictures, but once connected, you’ll be able to transfer your photos whether you are at home, or away.

Now, the Kwilt doesn’t have unlimited storage on the actual shoebox. You’ll eventually transfer photos to a USB drive or your hard drive or whatever, but it is a really affordable way to be able to keep your originals photos in high res size. You can also save your photos to your hard drive from anywhere with the app.

The HDMI adapter also allows for easy viewing on your television, which is a great feature!

Here’s the video to show how easy it is to set up:

As a family who loves to take pictures on our phones, we would recommend this product for others who love to do the same.

Disclaimer- Kwilt sent us this product for free in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.

Review of Omnicharge 20 USB-C Power Bank

This USB-C power bank by Omnicharge is the answer to your charging needs when the most basic of power banks aren’t going to cut it. Omnicharge, originally an Indiegogo project has grown and blossomed through a few changes, and it’s pretty amazing.

If you are on the go, and are going to be somewhere an outlet is not, this 5 x 4.8 x 1.1 inch device that weighs slightly over a pound is a great travel companion. It will charge anything from  Macbooks, handheld gaming devices, speakers, tablets, phones, etc. It has two USB C and two USB A ports, and has a 20,100 mAh capacity.

Not only does it charge your devices, you also can actually see on the OLED display (seen next to the power button in the above picture) exactly how much of a charge you have left (percentage and time), what capacity you’ve been using the electricity in the Omnicharge, the temperature of the battery, and more. If you need to give your power bank more battery life, you can plug it in while it’s charging other things because of it’s capability for pass-through charging.

This item contains a smart DC output that can be programmed to your device’s particular output needs. There is an overcharge protection, and we think that is really beneficial. No one likes damaged batteries from items being charged too much.

Besides being able to charge to USB C devices, you can also use the 2nd USB C port and two USB-A ports to transfer data from a smartphone, flash drive, camera, or other standard USB device.

There is a similar device by Omnicharge- the Omni 20 which has a place to plug in actual AC/DC cords. That one is officially on the market- being sold at Amazon.com for $299. This particular device that we are reviewing is still in the Indiegogo phase. Shipping already started in December of 2017, but at the time that this article is being written, you can still get in on the Indiegogo price of $179 plus shipping.

You could also get one with the protective case for $209. We were not sent one with the case, however. You should get in on the low price soon. It will regularly retail for $249 when it leaves Indiegogo. If we were in the market for a high-end Power Bank, we would suggest this one.

Disclaimer- Omnicharge sent us this model to review free of charge in exchange for an unbiased and fair review.