Author: Mike Flacy

    Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!

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  • Portal TV Review

    Over the past few years, video chat has become a significantly more important part of our daily lives, namely for anyone working or going to school remotely during the pandemic. Over time, Meta has rolled out support...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • WEMAX Go Advanced 300 Review

    Portability, portability, portability. That’s the core advantage of the Wemax Go Advanced 300 laser 1080p projector. At less than 1-inch thick and less than 2 pounds in weight, this is one of the most compact projectors I’ve...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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  • Wemax Nova 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector Review

    Looking to upgrade that older 1080p projector with a new 4K model? Perhaps you are building a movie room in your basement and need something to really impress your guests? Does the idea of installing a projector...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • WEMAX DICE 1080P Portable Projector Review

    In a world with near limitless entertainment options as well as screens in our home to display that entertainment, there are products that are designed to take a bit of that comfort with us on the road....

    • Posted 7 months ago
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    The Complete Guide for Managing Your Gift Cards (so you don’t lose them)

    Yet another holiday season has passed and many Americans have a new stack of gift cards to spend during post-holiday sales or throughout the year. For 2021, the average shopper spent about $200 on gift cards over...

    • Posted 9 months ago
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  • 2021 Holiday Gift Guide: Best Smart Home Gadgets

    The recent boom of smart home technology has made it easy for anyone with a smartphone to upgrade their home. Here’s 12 gifts that should be at the top of the list of any smart home enthusiast....

    • Posted 11 months ago
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    2021 Gift Guide: Best VR Gear for Escaping into Virtual Reality

    Thinking about expanding beyond the limits of traditional video games on your console or PC? Virtual reality headsets are finally moving into the mainstream, thanks to falling prices as well as an increased availability of games &...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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  • Shut Up and Take My Money: LEGO Home Alone House

    Clocking in just shy of 4,000 pieces, this $250 LEGO set is a replica of the McAllister home from the 1990 Christmas classic Home Alone and will be available in time for the holidays this year (likely...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • 2021 Holiday Guide: Awesome Gifts for Your Favorite Geek

    Geeks are in high demand these days as the Web is bleeding over into every facet of modern business these days. You inevitably have a geeky relative or friend, so make sure you get them something they will really...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • Best Buy provides exclusive access to high-demand products for $200-per-year, Totaltech subscribers

    Announced in a blog post yesterday, Best Buy’s $200-per-year Totaltech service has gone live at all stores in the United States. Totaltech is a service that provides unlimited tech support access as well as perks like product...

    • Posted 12 months ago
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  • Target schedules “Deal Days” event during October 10 – 12, 2021

    Possibly planning ahead for another surprise October Prime Day (like during 2020), Target has announced a pre-November, Black Friday-style event that will kick off the retailer’s push into the holiday shopping season. Deals will be available on...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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    Here’s the Top Five Credit Card Rewards for Q4 2021

    While plenty of retailers have their own credit cards to earn a percentage back on a purchase or 0% interest for 6 to 12 months (along with astronomical interest rates if you don’t pay it off each...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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