By Jeffrey Powers
IOGEAR Announces Upstream Pro, 4K Video Capture and Live Stream Gear
January 25, 2020
IOGEAR has entered into the live stream capture game. New products that will capture cameras, game consoles, and more for your YouTube, Twitch, or Facebook Live video production. At CES 2020, I got a first look at all the cool new gear that will be com...
SmaCircle is a Compact Foldable Electric Scooter Bike
January 23, 2020
E-bikes are a great way to get around town, but in the past have been too big to really transport. SmaCircle has changed that idea with a fully foldable bike that can get you to work and back. It’s so small, you can fit it in a backpack!
Huawei Mate Foldable Hands On
January 22, 2020
At CES 2020, I got to check out the Huawei Mate X foldable. This is a continuous screen foldable running on Android. About the Huawei Mate X The Mate X is an outward foldable screen. When collapsed, the screen is over 6 inches (which can be used on eit...
Roxie Car Karaoke Station Lets You Sing Along
January 21, 2020
We all sing in the car. Why not give you the cool tools to make you sound like you’re at the Karaoke club? Better yet, do some recordings for your Car Karaoke channel. That is where Roxie comes in. I talk with them at CES 2020 about their system.
ALOGIC Power Bank USB-C Docking Stations For All Your Devices
January 19, 2020
ALOGIC is changing the way the docking station is used – especially nowadays when we can use docking stations with computers, tablets, and phones. These Docks can transfer files, add peripherals, and charge your items in one shot.
Sensorscall CareAlert Gives Seniors Independence
January 18, 2020
“All you have to do is plug it in”, is what the company says. Sensorscall CareAlert is a monitor for people that want to stay independent as long as possible, but don’t want to deal with technology. The multi-sensor system detect motion, temperature,
Human Touch Super Novo Gives a Massage Beyond Belief
January 17, 2020
Getting into a massage chair during CES 2020 helps out a lot. But why reserve the spot one day a year, when you can get that same massage all year round? Human Touch is not only showing off their different massage devices,
Stopskate is an Aftermarket Remote Brake for your Rollerblades
January 16, 2020
According to Statistica, there are 5.3 million people that inline skate. I have my pair in the basement. One reason why it’s there is because I never really liked how it brakes. But Stopskate is working on that with an electronic brake for your Inline ...
Mixtile IoT System for Smart Home or Business
January 15, 2020
I spent some time with my friends over at Mixtile, to learn about how a more connected home can help in security, ability to control rooms, keep the IoT devices from your home WiFi, and more. All within the Mixtile ecostructure. What is Mixtile?
MyGekoGear In Dash Cam with LTE, Alexa Support
January 13, 2020
MyGekoGear focuses on in-dash cameras for aftermarket vehicles that want to install these security cameras into their cars. We look at cameras that connect to 4G/LTE, can be controlled by Alexa, and even a dash cam with extension for the back of your t...
Fake YouTube Websites – How is This Possible?
January 03, 2020
NOTE: As I posted this video, the premiere was able to be seen on their site, as the video showed up shortly afterwards. Every year, I do a web search on Geekazine. I want to know what is out there using it for possible issue.
iRig Micro Guitar Amp for Practice, Busking
December 28, 2019
I’ve been playing through the iRig Micro Guitar Amp for a few weeks now, and it’s really grown on me. Similar to a Pig Nose Amp, but with added features like iOS and PC/Mac modeling, Aux input, and headphone jack, it’s the next level of guitar amp.
Video Gear Roundup for CES 2020 and More
December 23, 2019
I still remember the awesome gear I brought to my first CES. It was an off-brand flip camera with adjustable screen. It could do 108p 30fps, and I modded it to accept a external microphone. It wasn’t the prettiest mod I’ve ever done, but it worked.
ibi is a Personal Cloud for Your Photos and Video
December 19, 2019
Sharing your moments instantly is not only possible in this day and age, it can also be real simple as well. SanDisk has brought out the ibi (ee-bee) Smart Photo Manager, a device that will collect photos and video,
Robot Battle Land at MIK VIP Asia Awards
December 13, 2019
During the MIK VIP Asia Awards, I met with the creators of Robot Battle Land, and saw the big M01 Exo suit. This is a theme park that is opening in Yeosu, South Korea. The company, SF-EUM, has built several suits,
Korea Bio Lab Beauty Products from Stem Cells
December 13, 2019
Korea Bio Lab shows off a series of products they will be launching later this year. This includes a hair grow system, and a face mask to help smooth lines. During the event, I try out the mask, and find out all the benefits from it.
Mokibo iOS/Android/PC/Mac Keyboard-Trackpad at MIK VIP Asia Awards
December 12, 2019
Mikibo is a Bluetooth keyboard that connects to 3 different devices – from PC (Win 8), to Mac (OS9+), iOS (13), and Android (4.3+). The keyboard is unique because it houses a trackpad across the keys. With a press of a button,
COEX Food Week 2019 Brings Korean Food, Fun, and Startups
December 11, 2019
While I was in Seoul, South Korea, I got to attend COEX Food Week – an event that brings together many different cuisines. I was asked to judge a few of the startup companies and their products. I also got a chance to taste from the wide array of goodi...
Value Up 2019 at Made in Korea 2019
December 02, 2019
22 startups competed at the Value Up 2019 in November at the Summit Prugio in Seoul South Korea. I was asked to meet with some of the companies, and judge their products to see what new breakout stars are coming from South Korea.
5 Tech Places to Visit When in Seoul, South Korea
November 22, 2019
It’s no secret that I have gotten some opportunities to travel to South Korea. I would like to thank my friends at Aving.net for the opportunity. I have spent a good amount of time in Seoul, and surrounding provinces.
G-Fair Korea 2019
November 16, 2019
G-Fair Korea is a fun event that is held at the Kintex center in Goyang-si, South Korea. This event highlights many different companies, from Home goods, to beauty products, health needs, and technology. I once again was a guest of Aving News and MIK...
Are Apple AirPods Pro a Better Headphone? Unbox and First Thoughts
November 15, 2019
I was never a fan of the Apple ear buds. They never fit my ears right. Every 20 minutes, I had to remove to give my ear canal a break. So when the new Airpods Pro came out with rubber tip, I was hoping for a pair of ear buds that would not stretch my […]
Disney+ First 24 Hours: A Review of the Streaming Service
November 14, 2019
On November 11, 2019, Disney launched their streaming service, called Disney+ (a.k.a Disney Plus) . With it, they added lots of favorite movies and TV shows, along with new series, including the Mandalorian.
5 Tech Things for a Better Thanksgiving
November 12, 2019
Ah, Thanksgiving. That day where you watch football, yell at the TV, yell at the family, and stuff your face. Unless IF your making that turkey, inviting family and friends over, getting everything ready for that inevitable day of fights and heartbreak...
Korean Start Up Tech Show 2019 Wrap Up
November 03, 2019
It was an awesome time in Changwon South Korea. We were here for the Korean start up tech show. My friends at Aving.net brought me here to judge start ups. The show had more than just start ups, they hosted a maker fair,
Interview: JungHan Baek of Changwon Industry Promotion Agency on Korea Start Up Tech Show
October 26, 2019
While in South Korea, attending the South Korea Start Up Tech Show, I sat down with the president of CWIP, JungHan Baek. We talked about the startup scene in Changwon, why they started KSTS, and some stories on successful companies in Korea.
Smart Watches: 5 Tech Things
October 19, 2019
Watches – they’ve been on our wrist, in our pocket, and on our walls – only to be put on chains and worn around our necks – for ages. Believe it or not, computer wearable watches have been around since the 70’s.
Foldable Phones: 5 Tech Things You Should Know Before Getting One
October 10, 2019
Welcome to the 5 tech things you should know. This is a reboot to a show I did years ago. We’ve revamped the show for a more evergreen feel, but I hope this will be a great way for you to understand what’s happening in Technology.
ParPot Helps You Grow Plants with Style – Unboxing and First Look
October 04, 2019
While at Made in Korea, I met the company ParPot, who created a planter’s pot that not only helps your favorite plants grow indoors, it also is a fashion statement in your home. Part of Mo Green Korea, this planter is a great way to have your favorite ...
First Look: Samsung Fold 5G Mobile Phone at Samsung D’Light
September 24, 2019
I’m in Seoul, South Korea this week for MIK 2019-9 with some time to head to the Samsung campus. The campus is in the heart of Gangnam district, and has a walkable mall, where you can go to Samsung D’Light. More Than Just Phones Of course,
VR Bike Prototype by VR Carver at Seongnam SMC
September 22, 2019
This week, I’m in Korea for the Seongnam International Medical Tourist Convention, learning about some startups in the medical field. One of these companies is VR Carver, a group that specializes in VR sports. Soccer, golf,
Fossil Gen5 Carlyle WearOS Watch Unbox
September 03, 2019
This is a straight unboxing of the Fossil Gen 5 Carlyle edition watch. In the video, I unbox, and do a simple pair with my phone. Get the Carlyle Gen 5 Here. Quick specs: Qualcomm Snapdragon War 3100 8 GB Storage 1 GB memory WearOS – Compatible with An...
FreeNAS Mini XL Plus by iXSystems
August 29, 2019
If you create a lot of online data, or need a home Enterprise IT box, iXSystems is a great way to do that for a lower price. The software is open-source, so you can use your own hardware. But they do have hardware solutions if you want an out-of-box se...
HP OfficeJet Pro 9025 All-in-One Printer Review
August 22, 2019
Ready to switch up your home printer? HP offers a new line of OfficeJet Pro printers for your all in one need. I went to New York to find out more about this printer back in March. I’ve been using the 9025 printer for the last two weeks,
What’s on Dane Brehm’s DIT Cart with Kingston
July 15, 2019
While at Cine Gear 2019, I met up with my friends at Kingston Technologies to find out a little more about the conversation I had with Dane Brehm at NAB. We saw a little bit of his Digital Imaging Technician (DIT) cart, but at Cinegear,
DJI Osmo Action First Look
July 12, 2019
While at Cine Gear 2019, I got my first look at the DJI Osmo Action – their first 4K non-gimbal action camera. We even put the SD card into that camera and took a small walk around the stage. DJI Osmo Action This is DJI’s first attempt to rival GoPro w...
Cooking in My Garage with the Hestan Cue Smart Cooktop
July 08, 2019
In Wisconsin, we love to cook outside. When the weather is warm, or cold, we’re out cooking burgers, brats, cheese, and yes – even beer! So the Hestan Cue is the perfect thing for us, as we can prepare food for the grill and not heat up the kitchen doi...
X-Keys One Button for Single Actions
July 02, 2019
X-Keys is a great product for if you need a hotkey system for your devices. The keys are customizable, and you can also put in jog wheels, joysticks, and other items. Last year, I interviewed X-Keys on the live show. This year,
The Setup (and Gear) in the Geekazine Studio 2019
June 30, 2019
I’ve had a studio in my house since 2009. From the basement, to the spare bedroom, I’ve created thousands of audio and video recordings that have been enjoyed millions of times around. And with that, several times a year I get asked what gear I use in ...
LitraPro and Accessories Unboxing
June 28, 2019
My friends at Litra.com got me the LitraPro and accessories to check out. In this video, I’ll unbox the following items: LitraPro LED Light Soft Box adapter Barn door adapter Honeycomb adapter Color filter adapter About Litra Pro This is a LED light th...
Insta360 One X, Titan 360 VR Video Cameras
June 27, 2019
Editors Note: 2D Version on podcast. Watch the VR version on YouTube. Insta360 was as Cine Gear 2019, showing off their new Titan camera – a $15,000 VR camera that can shoot up to 11K. I took this opportunity to also really look at the Insta360 One X.
Blackmagic Design Shows off Pocket Cinema 4k Battery Grip, URSA Mini Pro 4.6k G2, and More
June 22, 2019
This year at NAB, Blackmagic Design released a bunch of updated products. From 8K Studio ATEM boxes, to full control panels, and even a keyboard that was designed for production and editing. I talked with Bob, and we went down the line. Of course,
ETC Augment3d Adds AI to Lighting for Easy Control via Smartphone
June 19, 2019
While at Cine Gear 2019, I stopped by Electronic Theater Controls (ETC) to check out the Augment3d programming environment. This is a way for theater A/V geeks and live concert crews to plan, and control their lights, quick and easy.
Elgato Stream Deck XL with Companion and VICREO is Perfect for Multiple Device Control
June 18, 2019
I have been a fan of Elgato Stream Deck for a while. I purchased my first deck last year – the LCD buttons giving you a clear idea of what you are choosing helps out a lot when you’re trying to run your own video, create content, play a game,
Sony Edge Video Analytics Uses AI to Overlay Video
June 17, 2019
While at Infocomm, I got to check out the Sony Edge Video Analytics system – along with certain Sony cameras, you can overlay, and replace whatever you need. The REA-C1000 device connects to a computer to do the magic.
Cozy Roadie is a Office Chair You Take on the Road
June 13, 2019
There are always things I would love to take on the road with me. My coffee maker, my bed, my guitar. But I can take my office chair with me using Cozy Roadie. This is a foldable office chair that collapses into it’s own SKB case.
Tonor Q9 USB Microphone Unbox, Review
June 07, 2019
If you’re looking for a cheap, but good sounding USB microphone for podcasting, Twitch, live streaming, or another need, check out the Tonor Q9. Today, I’ll unbox, then do initial first-testing of the device.
NewTek on Vizrt Acquisition, NDI, and VMC Software Subscription
June 04, 2019
I spent some time in the NewTek booth at NAB because there were a lot of updates with the company. The big news was that Vizrt acquired the company, so many questions needed answering from that. We also saw a new NDI Spark,
First Look of Azden Pro-XR 2.4 GHz Wireless Microphone
June 02, 2019
Azden is coming out with a new wireless microphone, and I got to see it at Cine Gear Expo 2019. This is a 2.4 GHz lavalier microphone that can be used up to 350 feet away. Azden Pro-XR Sends 2 Wireless Signals Azden is using a proprietary technology wh...
LitraPro LED Light with Bluetooth, 3000-6000K
June 01, 2019
The folks at Litra have been working hard on their next generation LED light. The Litra Pro is a small, lightweight light that gives you enough light to record a video, use in emergency, or whatever you need. The LitraPro is a full spectrum,