My Gear (20 product reviews, and counting)      [Back Home]

I am always playing with technology and trying new things. The products on this page are all things that I personally own, love, and don't hesitate to recommed to my family and friends. They are not just geeky-gear, I am very pragmatic, so I am always looking to strike a balance. These products are well-designed, practical, and have a reasonable price point for the features they offer. I consider them "best-in-class" at their corresponding price points. They have the "Balcells Seal of Approval" :)

Car carger, holder, cables & case for under $40
$40 at Amazon (May 2016)

Top 5 Best Wifi Routers for around $100
$100 at Amazon (August 2016)

Top 4k Monitors for around $500
$500-$600 at Amazon (Oct 2015)

How to turn a Bose Wave Radio into an Airplay Speaker
$90 at Amazon (Oct 2015)

Sonos Play:5 Wireless Speaker
$499 at Amazon (Nov 2015)

Best Media Players $100
$39-$399 at Amazon (June 2015)

Building A Reasonably Priced HTPC
$400 at Amazon (July 2015)

A Reasonably Priced Professional Hair Dryer
$190 at Amazon (September 2015)

Best Bookshelf Speakers Under $100
$80-$100 at Amazon (July 2014)

Cheap Baby Monitor Under $100
~$70 at Amazon (Oct 2014)

How to build a high-end Airplay speaker
~$400 at Amazon (March 2015)

Audioengine D1 DAC
$169 at Amazon (Feb 2012)

Foscam FI8910W Wireless Network Camera
$90 at Amazon (July 2012)

PadTab iPad Wall Mount System
$25 at Amazon (Sept 2012)

Optoma HD20 Projector
$900 at Amazon (Aug 2010)

Canon PowerShot S95 Digital Camera
$350 at Amazon (July 2010)

Custom Airplay Speaker System
$100 (July 2012-2015)

Speedo Vanquisher Swim Goggles
$12 at Amazon (Oct 2010)

X-Mini II Capsule Speaker
$29.98 at Amazon (Nov 2010)

Western Digital TV Live Player
$106.99 at Amazon (Dec 2010)