Category: Reviews

  • PowerBeats Pro – 4 Month Runners Review

    PowerBeats Pro – 4 Month Runners Review

    When I’m not spending time being dad or attempting to be a decent husband, I’m often found in the mountains on some adventure. Running on the regular trails, bushwhacking some new route through the river valley, or just training so I can do the other two things quickly with the limited weekends I have to […]

  • A Terrible Folding Bluetooth Keyboard With a Trackpad

    A Terrible Folding Bluetooth Keyboard With a Trackpad

    Today we’re going to talk about two different folding bluetooth keyboards for your iPad. One is good for a small portable keyboard, and the other is more than a bit terrible. Watch the video to find out which one is worth purchasing. – [Folding Bluetooth Keyboard](http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YWLJNPQ/?tag=blogcurtismchale-20) – [Folding Bluetooth Keyboard with Trackpad](https://www.banggood.com/Mini-Foldable-Touch-3_0-bluetooth-Keyboard-For-Samsung-Dex-WiniOSAndroid-System-p-1246278.html?p=B4180140249144201910) ## Other Videos…

  • One Month With the Inateck KB02010 iPad Pro Keyboard Case

    One Month With the Inateck KB02010 iPad Pro Keyboard Case

    Let’s start this with a disclaimer, Inateck sent me the keyboard I’m reviewing today. They reached out to me about sending it to me for review, and since it was already on my list I said yes. Outside of that, they have said nothing about how it’s reviewed or what I say about it. Now,…

  • How Does the LG 27UL500 Work With Your IPad Pro?

    How Does the LG 27UL500 Work With Your IPad Pro?

    This year I’ve done some major office upgrades, going from a 9.7” iPad Pro to a maxed out 12.9” as well as upgrading an aging MacBook Air to a new fairly well upgrade Mac Mini. That left me with really only one big upgrade left to do, my older Dell 24” monitor. At the time…

  • StayGo USB C Hub for Your iPad Pro?

    StayGo USB C Hub for Your iPad Pro?

    One of the crucial parts of any good ergonomic iPad desk setup is a solid USB C hub. For a while I used the Kingston USB C hub (see my video review), and while it’s decent it’s not perfect so I was on the lookout for something better. In particular I wanted a wired connection…

  • Budget Noise-Cancelling Wireless Headphones: Plantronics Backbeat Pro

    Budget Noise-Cancelling Wireless Headphones: Plantronics Backbeat Pro

    Noise cancelling headphones are a thing, a great thing. While there are many expensive options, I don’t have that kind of money to get headphones right now so I had to look at less expensive options. Enter the Plantronics Backbeats Pro, which I got at my local Best Buy one evening about 6 months ago.…

  • Fixing My Wifi With Eero

    Fixing My Wifi With Eero

    With my family complaining about the Wifi performance in parts of the house I was watching Black Friday deals. Well, there is now an Eero system in the house and you can watch me muddle through setting it up. ## Links – [Purchase Eero on Amazon](http://www.amazon.com/dp/B07WMLPSRL/?tag=blogcurtismchale-20) ## My Gear – My gear: https://curtismchale.ca/my-gear – Patreon:…

  • 2 Years with the GoRuck GR1

    2 Years with the GoRuck GR1

    Yes I like backpacks. My wife often says, and is totally correct, that I have more bags than she does. I guess it’s my quest for the ‘perfect’ bag. The one that easily transitions from a work commuting pack to a weekend dad bag then with a quick repack can handle a 24 hour trail…

  • This is NOT a complete review of Things 3

    This is NOT a complete review of Things 3

    While I’ve been reliant on paper based productivity for a while now, there is something about a digital task manager that still seems useful to me during times that my business is ramping up in complexity. I started this review in late September 2018 when I had 3 code projects going, 6 writing assignments for…

  • Looking at 2Do as an OmniFocus Replacement

    Looking at 2Do as an OmniFocus Replacement

    While we all need to be careful about succumbing to shiny object syndrome when it comes to applications and workflows, but there is often something to learn from them. Case in point is my experience with 2Do as I was trying out SetApp. By default, 2Do filters out tasks that are set to start at…