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Ben Hickok
Ben Hickok

Benjamin Hickok

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Ben is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys climbing, mountaineering, hunting, and fishing. He has spent more than two decades balancing work and passion, providing professional web development, software development, IoT, hardware design, and consulting services, while enjoying everything the outdoors has to offer.

When Ben isn't in the field, he enjoys building radio control vehicles, fpv drones, and tinkering on a wide range of hobby and commercial electronics projects. He combines his outdoor life experiences, with his technical skills to bring an expert perspective to TechGearLab. Ben is also passionate about researching products, diving into technical specifications, developing testing plans, collecting data, data analysis, and running products through the gauntlet to determine the best products and values for TechGearLab readers.

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best smartwatches review

Best Smartwatch of 2023

Looking for the latest and greatest smartwatch? We bought the top models available today and tested them head-to-head...
best wifi routers review

Best WiFi Router of 2023

Looking for the latest and greatest WiFi router? We bought the top 10 models currently available and tested them...
roborock e4 robot vacuum review
Best Buy

Roborock E4 Review

While the Roborock E4 isn't the top overall robot vacuum that we have tested, it offers arguably the best bang for...
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Best Upright Vacuums of 2023

Looking for the latest and greatest vacuum cleaner? We bought all the best upright and canister vacuums currently...
best toasters review

Best Toasters

Craving perfect toast? After going through dozens of bread loaves and countless bagels we can help you choose the...
best scanners review

Best Scanners

We tested the best scanners on the market so you can digitize your files and get rid of the documents cluttering your...
fossil gen 6 smartwatch review

Fossil Gen 6 Review

A smartwatch that failed to impress us, and left a lot to be desired for the price. It lacks smart features, popular...
mobvoi ticwatch e3 smartwatch review

Mobvoi Ticwatch E3 Review

While the overall performance of this watch was only decent, it does have a good screen, supports mobile payments...
Apple Watch Series 7 Review

Apple Watch Series 7 Review

Earning top scores for its incredible performance across the board, this watch is one of our all-time favorites, and...
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