Silicon Power A66 Drives
Silicon Power A66 Drives

Gear Guide
Fenix PD36 TAC

OLight Open 2, Obulb and MR2
OLight Open, Obulb & MR2

Alcatel 1B & 1X
Alcatel 1B & 1X Smartphones

Silicon Power 256GB MicroSDHC UHS-I U3 V30 A2

Companies that specialize in memory cards have had to adapt or die. The market for memory cards has shrunk a fair bit over the past few years as many consumers use mobile devices for video and picture taking. Many wireless handset manufacturers do not implement removeable or expandable storage in their products as they'd rather charge you a huge premium for a device with more storage.

In the past, MicroSD cards were really limited in capacity as well as performance, so they only worked for certain mainstream applications. MicroSD storage has dramatically improved over the past few years and even the mainstream unit from Silicon Power is a bit of a force to be reckoned with. It's not a gale force, but it is a pretty strong contender. Make sure you read more to find out how it holds up.



Silicon Power Blast Plug BP82 True Wireless Earbuds

We follow up our review of the Silicon Power NVMe SSD with another product showing the diversification companies have done to stay current, and we are looking at a pretty small set of true wireless earbuds. These are not their first kick at the can and the Blast Plug BP82 is their sixth audio product and the second of their full wireless earbuds.

The market is crowded with brand name, and a lot of no-name earbuds of this style, so what does Silicon Power offer to set them apart from the $40 - $50 priced earbuds? We’ll going to find out, so stick around!



Silicon Power P34A60 1TB NVMe SSD

Today we are taking a quick look at the Silicon Power P34A60 1TB PCIe Gen 3 x4 1TB NVMe SSD. That’s a lot of numbers and model spec to say that this is Silicon Powers mid-range 1TB NVMe offering. As the model suggests, it’s a four-lane solution that offers solid performance at a great price point. Silicon Power asked if I’d like to look at this particular model, and as I was running out of space on my existing 512GB Patriot Scorch, I figured this was a perfect opportunity.

Silicon Power has diversified their portfolio quite a bit over the past few years, but one of their core products was computer NVRAM. They’ve migrated to SSD storage and offer mSATA, SATA III and NVMe solutions currently. While they often aren’t the first name you think of when it comes to SSD upgrades here in North America, they have a growing presence and offer a wide range of solutions for really great prices. The value is more than just the cost per GB however. The P34A60 1TB drive comes with an impressive 5-year warranty.

SP P34A60


Fenix HM50R Multipurpose LED Headlamp

Fenix is on a roll with their high-quality illumination products and today we are looking at the smallest one we’ve had the pleasure of clicking the switch on yet. We've got the HM50R on our bench and strapped to my head to put our thoughts together and share what we think of this little unit. This unit is little. It’s a mere 2.66-inches long (67.5mm) and weighs in at a mere 63 grams (minus the battery).



Sennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless ANC Headphones

Just when I thought my review days were winding down, Sennheiser - among others, comes out with a bunch of great new products and they asked me if I would continue to look and share my thoughts on their latest and hopefully greatest. I’ve once again plugged in my laptop, downloaded some great music and made sure that I’m all mellow and ready to spend some solid hours listening and evaluating the new PXC 550-II from Sennheiser.

These are not studio headphones. The PXC series is about active noise cancellation, lightweight and offer a plethora of other features that should appeal to frequent travelers. Just because they are geared for those that spend a bunch of time on the road, on a train or in a plane, doesn’t mean they won’t be a great accessory for those who desire a listening experience immersed in solid comfort, excellent noise cancellation and app features that simplify and allow you to custom tailor the experience for you alone.

PCX 550-II


The advertised MSRP at launch of these headphones is $459.95 CDN or $349.95 USD, they come in a little more affordable than the Momentum 3 we looked at a little while ago. They are priced in the mainstream ANC road-warriors budget and we’ll find out if they are worth your hard-earned green.


Fenix TK22 1600 Lumen Tactical Flashlight & 21700 Battery

After the recent look at the Fenix LD30 Flashlight, Fenix contacted me and asked if I wanted to follow-up with their TK22 V2.0. This is also a 1600 lumen light, but it features a larger (21700 5000mAh) battery and a tighter beam that can reach out to an impressive 405 meters. It features a removable tail-cap that can work with remote pressure switches and it offers a bit better performance thanks to its increased size. Keep on reading and see how this compares to the LD30 we looked at previously.



Fenix LD30 Flashlight - 1600 Lumens

The Fenix LD30 arrived in the mail the other day.  I was asked if I would be willing to look at this light and after using a bunch of lights from China, I thought it would be nice to see how a brand-name flashlight compares in use, build quality and overall output when compared to cheaper knock-offs and other less-expensive torches.

Fenix LD30

In Canada, Fenix lights are priced in the no-mans-land: around $80 - $140, depending on what model and options you go for. This makes them appeal to a smaller market segment. While that may limit the amount of sales, it does put them in a category, that puts them in a market segment where they stand almost alone. There are more expensive flashlights from other brands, and there are a host of cheap alternatives. Fenix, however, fills a gap and promises great features, value and quality at about half the price of the ****fire lights up north.


Sennheiser MOMENTUM Wireless (M3)

It's been a long while since I’ve taken up keyboard and mouse and posted a review, but when Sennheiser offered me a chance to look at their Momentum 3, I had to dust off the keyboard, wipe the screen clean and give it my best college try. I've tested both the original Momentum, Momentum on-ear and the Momentum 2 headphones, so I was very interested to see where they went and how they could improve upon the previous versions.

According to the product brief, these are better due to the Bluetooth 5 capabilities as well as some great active noise cancellation. In addition to hardware upgrades, they feature some nice party tricks including auto-pause (when removed from your head), auto shut-off (when folded) and more. While those are nice upgrades, if they come at the cost of product quality, clarity or comfort, they may not be upgrades at all.

Sennheiser Momentum 3

With the advertised MSRP of these headphones at $529.95 CDN or $399.95 USD, they certainly aren't cheap, and they run a bit more expensive than the likes of the Bose QuietComfort 35 II smart headphones and Sony WH-1000XM3 wireless noise cancelling headphones. Are they worth the money? We'll find out!


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