Mixed Feelings About The Spyderco Shaman

Mixed Feelings About The Spyderco Shaman

This knife isn’t new, and my getting my hands on it to review certainly wasn’t blowing doors open for any knife enthusiasts. But in a way, using a product with so much fanfare already in existence can be a strange experience. In some ways you’re...

AC Valhalla: Dag The Contrived, Annoying Dog

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s support character Dag eventually feels like a contrived pain in Eivor’s butt, behaving the way a viking does shortly before he gets an axe in the face. Minor spoilers ahead if you care. Early in the game, like the first...

My Experience With An M1 MacBook Pro vs. Surface Pro 7

First off, yes I realize that the Surface Pro 7 is not a laptop and some people might consider this an unfair comparison. The rationale here is that while the iPad Pro is a tablet like the Surface, the iPad is not using a “full” OS and that affects what it...

AirPods Max in Fatherhood

If you’ve looked at the AirPods Max and have a child, you may have wondered if the combo of the noise cancellation and transparency mode would be helpful for enjoying some tunes while caring for your baby. Would the transparency mode allow you to hear them when...
M1 MacBook Pro DAC Questions

M1 MacBook Pro DAC Questions

When I did my video on the AirPods Max, as well as using the cable with external DACs in the past, it seemed well received but I noticed a lot of similar questions crop up. In thinking about how to tie answering those questions with a video, as well as talking about...
Is the iPad Pro Really… Pro?

Is the iPad Pro Really… Pro?

I like the M1 iPad Pro a lot. I’ve even been using it primarily instead of my Surface Pro for a month now, for some background as a lifelong Windows user. However, as much as I like it in many regards, there are some glaring shortcomings that really do grate...

Is Olight’s S2R II A Worthy Upgrade?

The original Olight S2R was one of the first review flashlights I ever did back in 2016. I’d had one or two Olights before that, but the S2R changed the way I thought about an EDC flashlight since it fit nicely in the pocket in a way that the larger lights...

Why Extra Amp Power Matters

If you mention to people that you have a power amp at home that runs at over 1000W, most of them will look at you wondering how you’re not suffering hearing loss. While it’s not to say that everyone needs that much power (though for a subwoofer it’s...
The Airpods Max via Cable With Apple Lossless

The Airpods Max via Cable With Apple Lossless

I had briefly used the Airpods Max via cable when I first got them — at that time using Amazon Music HD lossless. I had appreciated that there was more to the sound via cable than via bluetooth, but most of my use for the Airpods Max at the time was wireless, so...

Restoring Denon AH-D5000: Replacement Earpads & Headband

The Denon AH-D5000 headphones were among the first high end cans I ever got my hands on. Notably, the two before it were the AKG K701 and Sony MDR SA5000. The D5000 impressed me immediately from the first listen 12 years ago, and that was even before I had a proper...