The KV-UV3D dual band VHF/UHF HT is great for emergency prep kits – here’s why

By Ben Alonzo

The KG-UV3D is one of the only ham radios available with a cheap AA battery back and car power adapter option (both about $14 each). Universal, dirt cheap accessories are also available for this radio all over the place online. It performs well as far as receive and transmit capabilities. Radios like this would be ….read more

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Are mini solar-powered crank emergency radios worth it?

By Ben Alonzo

The mini Kaito KA332W and this other unbranded solar-powered emergency radio (pictured) are the most popular sellers on eBay and Amazon so we decided to check them out. Will these actually work in an emergency situation? We tested several of these and nearly all of them had the same problems – poor solar power and ….read more

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Looking at Campark’s Xtreme I+ 4K UHD ACT74 $49 action camera

By Ben Alonzo

This ACT74 Xtreme is advertised as a $49 budget 4K waterproof action camera from Campark. We put it to the test, taking it 80 feet underwater in the Atlantic Ocean, throwing it in a pool, filming during a thunderstorm, at night, and on a sunny day in 4K mode. We’ve also got recommendations for getting ….read more

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Schosche MAGICMOUNT dash & window universal smartphone GPS tablet mount

By Staff

The Scosche MAGICMOUNT is a cool device that makes it easy to use a smartphone, tablet, or GPS unit while driving. This is a really useful product that is very affordable. Many states have hands-free laws that are making millions off of people that simply touch their phones while driving. The MAGICMOUNT can be setup ….read more

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