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ESPN Technology Gift Guide – 2014

Cool Tools, Electronics, Fun & Games, Gift Guides
December 2, 2014 No Comments

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Just in time for your holiday shopping, check out this years ESPN Holiday Guide.  Guides ranging from Sports Gifts to Gifts for Women, there will be something on the guide for everyone.   Your’s truly contributed to the technology guide so swing on by and get some gift ideas.  Think of the ESPN Gift Guide like an advent calendar as every couple days a new guide will be made available.

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Holiday Gift Guide – 2014

Cool Tools, Electronics, Fun & Games, Gift Guides
November 21, 2014 No Comments

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It’s that time of year again!  My 2014 Holiday Gift Guide has been released and is available at KGO San Francisco (abc7news.com), KABC Los Angeles (abc7.com), KFSN Fresno (abc30.com), WABC New York (7online.com), WLS Chicago (abc7chicago.com), WPVI Philadelphia (6abc.com), KTRK Houston (abc13.com) and/or WTVD Raleigh-Durham (abc11.com) ABC television station sites.

Lots of great gift ideas ranging from rechargeable batteries to the ultimate espresso machine.  I’ve used and tested everything in this guide so you don’t have to!  Be sure to check my guide before you start shopping and let me know your thoughts.

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

Cool Tools, Electronics, Fun & Games, Gift Guides
June 11, 2014 No Comments

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Mavromatic’s Father’s Day Gift Guide is now available at KGO San Francisco (abc7news.com), KABC Los Angeles (abc7.com), KFSN Fresno (abc30.com), WABC New York (7online.com), WLS Chicago (abc7chicago.com), WPVI Philadelphia (6abc.com), KTRK Houston (abc13.com) and/or WTVD Raleigh-Durham (abc11tv.com) ABC television station sites.  There are 7 gift ideas that I’m sure your dad will love — if you order now on Amazon (using prime), it should arrive in time.

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Square Jellyfish Tripod Mount for iPhone and Smartphones

Accessories, Cell Phones, Cool Tools, Electronics, Videos
May 1, 2014 No Comments

I was looking for a tripod mount for my iPhone and actually found a pretty neat little contraption by Square Jellyfish.  The name is a big silly, but the product is solid.  At $15, it’s a must have item for the accessory bag.  Great for taking photos or video, even works for handsfree FaceTime.   Watch the video for the details on how it works.

Available from Amazon.com: Square Jellyfish Tripod Mount

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Programmable DC Electronic Load Tester (Array 3710A/ProTek L-300)

Cool Tools, DIY, Electronics
January 16, 2014 No Comments

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As many of you know I’ve been busy finishing my latest hardware creation, Myro:Air and as part of a certification process, the USB port on the back of the unit must be able to provide a stable 5V at both 1A and 2.1A loads.  Long story short, it’s been quite the process to test the power supply consistently until I found this nice Programmable DC Electronic Load system.  It’s marketed under many different brands like TekPower, Circuit Specialists & ProTek but it usually also contains the model number of 3710A and is made by Array.  The best part is the price — $349 for the 360VDC/150W and $499 for the 360V/ 300W version.

I purchased the unit from Circuit Specialists and will post a full video review soon.  It’s allowed me to easily test different component profiles as well as test the required overload protection of Myro:Air’s USB circuit.    The unit also features a built in multimeter that can also measure the voltage of the circuit under load though I still prefer to use my DMM for more accurate measures.   I’ll also demonstrate the PC software it ships with in the video.

Feel free to post an questions in the comments and I can answer then in the video.

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TekPower TP3710A via Amazon.com

 

 

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