A collection of 92 posts
Eight Sleep Pod 2 Cover Review: Not From An Influencer
Most of the Eight Sleep reviewers were provided a free Eight Sleep in exchange for their review. There’s nothing wrong with promoted content (as long as it's disclosed), but I wanted to create a real review, so I bought the cover for close to $2,000. While a bit
If Your Passwords Are Your Pet’s Name, You Need to Read This
I recently signed up for Eero Secure+ because lots of people have asked if Eero’s subscription service is worth the price, and I want to have a good answer for this. One of the main perks of Eero Secure+ is that it includes 1Password‘s password manager. And this
The Biggest Technology Breakthrough Since the Internet
For most of 2021, I’ve been living two lives. Subscribers see me talk about tech devices, but as soon as I finish writing and editing a video, my head goes straight to crypto (Bitcoin, Ethereum, NFTs, DAOs, etc.). I’ve been fortunate enough to choose exactly what I want
Apple AirTags Are Miles Ahead of Other Trackers
Apple’s new AirTags can be put on items like backpacks, bikes, keys, or luggage to help locate them. When you misplace your items, just open Apple’s Find My app, and a map shows where the item was last seen. If your device is within Bluetooth range, just ping
Nanoleaf Shapes Are Really Cool
If you’ve watched any of my YouTube videos, this year, you’ve probably noticed a set of triangular lights behind me. These are Nanoleaf Shapes and they’re sold for $200. How do they work? You get seven triangle light panels with ten “panel linkers” and one power cord.
Explaining the WiFi 6 Standard to My Grandma
The WiFi 5 standard debuted in 2013. It’s a type of radio found inside your devices and routers. In 2013, the iPhone 5 was the hottest phone, smart home devices weren’t widespread, and Netflix just released their first original series (House of Cards). Our technology usage has changed
Nest Wifi vs. Orbi RBK50: Is The Older Google Wifi Better?
After two weeks of testing, I determined Netgear Orbi RBK50 is the better mesh system because of its superior performance. Nest Wifi shows promise but isn’t ready for prime time due to performance issues. Alternatively, the older Google Wifi is great for those who want a well rounded and
HomePod vs. Sonos Five: They're Both Great But At Different Prices
After two years with Play:5 and HomePod, I can say that Sonos Five is the best-sounding and most compatible speaker. Apple HomePod has incredible sound for its size and is more affordable than Sonos Five, but you only should consider HomePod if you’re an Apple Music user. You’
Annual Letter to Readers (2021): What’s Next?
Dear Readers, Thank you for your continued support! In 2020, over a million people watched or read something I made. And my YouTube channel crossed 5,000 subscribers. I uploaded 29 videos and finished with 684,454 views for 2020. And this blog climbed back to 490,835 views. I
iPad Air vs. iPad (8th Gen): Is the iPad Air $300 better?
After a month of testing, I determined the iPad (8th Gen) is the iPad for most people. It’s a great device for consuming content and one of the best values in tech. iPad Air (4th Gen) has a brilliant display and design. And the addition of the Magic Keyboard
Apple Watch Series 3 vs. SE: Is the SE worth an extra $80?
After three weeks of double-wristing Apple Watches (Series 3 and SE), and five years of wearing Apple Watch daily, I determined that Apple Watch SE is the best due to its superior display, speed, and the option to add cellular service. Apple Watch Series 3 is a solid device for
Apple TV vs. Roku: Is Apple TV Worth Twice The Price in 2021?
After over a year of testing, I found Apple TV 4K to be the best overall streaming device because of its smart interface. However, as a budget-friendly alternative, I recommend Roku Stick Plus because it’s essentially the same as Roku Ultra for half the price. If you’re new
Traeger Pro 575 Review: Can The WiFi Smoker Replace Your Propane?
It’s been more than three months since I bought my Traeger Pro 575 WiFi Pellet Grill (Smoker). I’ve cooked with it more than 40 times. As a tech nerd, the idea of controlling a grill with my phone got me excited, but after using it daily, I’m
iPhone or Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera (M50) For YouTube Videos?
After using my iPhone 11 Pro for my first six YouTube videos, I decided to buy an entry-level mirrorless camera (Canon M50). My decision had nothing to do with the video quality and everything to do with convenience. When compared side-by-side (iPhone 11 Pro vs. Canon M50), iPhone 11 Pro
Upright Go Review: A Frustrating Device That Fixes Your Posture
Most of my day is spent staring at my MacBook screen, so I have plenty of opportunities to slouch or get lazy when I sit. Proper posture makes you look and feel more confident, and it’s important for your overall longterm health. Upright Go is a device that sticks
Casper Glow Light Review: The $129 Nightstand Light is Awesome
I’ve loved my pair of Casper Glow Lights for the year that I’ve had them, but they’re not a practical purchase for most ($229 for a pair). The idea behind these lights is that they’ll improve your sleep. They start bright, then slowly dim for 30
YouTube TV Review: Easily The Best Cable Alternative
After a year of testing, I determined YouTube TV is the best live TV streaming service because of its excellent stream quality and the widespread availability of regional sports and local channels. Before you dive into this review, I suggest you read my introduction to live tv streaming. Stream (A)
EufyCam E Review: Does Eufy's Copycat Design Outdo Arlo?
EufyCam E is fantastic for people who don’t want their video clips sent to an outside server and are concerned about their privacy. Free: A+ * EufyCam E records each time it sees motion or hears loud noises. It records for up to two minutes, but if the action goes
Arlo Pro 2 Review: The Best Battery-Power Camera
After weeks of testing, I determined Arlo Pro 2 is the better battery-powered security camera because it has more smart home integrations and advanced options. Arlo Pro 2: 8/10 Free: A+ * Arlo Basic is the name of Arlo’s free plan. It records motion and audio whenever it is
Annual Letter to Power Moves Readers (2020): What’s Next?
Dear Readers, In 2016, I started Power Moves as an excuse to buy more tech devices than I needed, but it has turned into something that I work on every day as my only job. We’ve had more than 3 million page views in our first four years. Power
Ring Stick Up Cam Review: I Prefer Blink Cameras
Ring Stick Up Cam has a solid app interface and a rechargeable battery, but you’ll need to pay for a subscription to use basic features. Free Service: F * Ring is useless without a paid subscription because nothing is recorded. Here’s what you can do for free: * You can