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Little Things That Make A Difference – 2019 Toyota Sequoia 4×4 & Season of Giving

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The winter weather is upon us with rain and snow making all attempts at dampening the holiday spirit. The weather is perfect for getting a book and snuggling by the fire…or grabbing the wheel and heading out into the bad weather to visit friends and family, do some holiday shopping, or just generally get into the season of giving. As part of Toyota’s Season of Giving, I was loaned a 2019 Toyota Sequoia Platinum to make a trip or simply hop around town doing holiday errands. But while getting a vehicle for ten days is great, it’s really the other parts of the Toyota Season of Giving program that makes it all special. (*Disclosure below.)

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It’s Time to Show Off Your Google Assistant – Lenovo Smart Display 7 Review

In Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Google, Hardware, Review, Smart Home, Technology by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

There are several critical words in the title of this review: time, show, Google Assistant, smart, and display. Each of these makes the Lenovo Smart Display 7 a powerful and compelling device for your home. Not only is it a 7” display that is powered by Google Assistant, but it also provides multiple smart home functions within a nicely designed, compact desktop device. If you are still building out your smart home, this Lenovo Smart Display gets you a long way down the road of home automation. Oh, and it tells time too. (*Disclosure below.)

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Autonomous ErgoChair 2 Review – Many Adjustments Means More Comfortable Sitting

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One of the best things you can invest in (or request the company you work for to invest in) is a sit-stand desk. It’s important not to remain seated for long periods of time if you can avoid it. And, incorporating a standing routine into your workflow will actually burn additional calories. (Be sure to look at my review of the Autonomous Smart Desk 2!) But, for the times that you are NOT standing, if you don’t have an ergonomic chair, you could be getting sore muscles or causing other issues. Well, Autonomous has you covered for the portion of the day when you are sitting with the Autonomous ErgoChair 2. And it’s tough NOT to find the perfect seating configuration for you. (*Disclosure below.)

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Review: Defense Vertical Duo Wireless Charging Dock – Dual Wireless, Stylish & Functional

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One of the best advancements in the personal technology space, in my opinion, is that of wireless charging. Being able to eliminate cords and cables that are not only an eye-sore but also quite inconvenient to have to carry around is a huge step forward. As most modern smartphones and earbuds now have the capability to charge without wires, it’s time to pack up those cables and begin outfitting your home and office with wireless charging solutions. There are many to choose from, though, so make your selection carefully. And, you now don’t have to simply settle for functionality, you can also select wireless charging docks that look nice. The Defense Vertical Duo wireless charger is a perfect example of a well thought out blend between design and function. (*Disclosure below.)

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Mini Review for a Mini Flashlight with a Twist – KeySmart NanoTorch Twist [Updated with Promocode!]

In Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Review, Safety, Technology by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

On HighTechDad, I typically write about gadgets or consumer electronics and how they integrate (or not) within the family environment. For the most part, these are devices that enable Smart Homes or Home Automation or provide some other type of essential utility within the home. But some more everyday and necessary items deserve coverage as well. When you take a step back, a flashlight is a core, emergency- and utility-related gadget that should be on everyone’s list. This review is about one of those items, the KeySmart NanoTorch Twist. (*Disclosure below.)

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