Electronics Archive

Guide to the Best Bluetooth Barcode Scanners to Use in 2020

Barcode scanners shouldn’t be complex. Even when you add Bluetooth, that should only make things simpler. But unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Though it’s getting easier than ever to make use of a good barcode scanner, picking the scanner that’s most appropriate for your needs can still be as much of a challenge as ever. Picking the Best Bluetooth Barcode Scanners To get started, …

In-Depth Guide to the Best Portable Shortwave Radios

The problem with high frequency radio waves is that they travel in relatively straight lines. As a result, high frequency broadcasts generally don’t travel far beyond 40 miles. For a local radio station, that’s more than enough distance. But for longer distances, like with international communications, what you need is a shortwave radio. Lower frequencies have no problem passing across vast distances, even from one …

Review of the RAVPower 90W 2-Port USB-C Wall Charger (RP-PC128)

A few years back, every one of your devices used a different charging technology. It seemed like everything came with a DC charging block and a unique adapter. This could lead to a variety of problems. For example, if you had an older device, the charger might not even be available. Then came the glorious days of USB charging. Now, all your devices can charge …

Best Electricity Usage (Power Cost) Monitor Reviews

Any time you’re using electric devices with high power draw, you may want a way to keep tabs on your actual power use. Usually, this is hard to quantify. For example, many consumer electronics use what’s called “phantom power”. Even when they’re turned off, they’re still running up your power bill. It can be hard to find the source of phantom power. Additionally, you’ve probably …