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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 upright vacuums review

Best Upright Vacuums of 2022

Looking for the latest and greatest vacuum cleaner? We bought all the best upright and canister vacuums currently...
roborock e4 robot vacuum review
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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...
best toasters review

Best Toasters of 2022

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

Best Scanners of 2022

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

Best Smartwatch of 2022

Looking for the latest and greatest smartwatch? We bought the top models available today and tested them head-to-head...
samsung jet bot ai+ robot vacuum review

Samsung Jet Bot AI+ Review

The price-to-performance ratio just isn't here for our team to be very impressed, or recommend this model over more...
neato d10 intelligent robot vacuum review

Neato D10 Intelligent Review

This was not the most impressive model, and only did an average job overall. It also lacks certain features we've come...
shark ai robot vacuum review

Shark AI Review

This model is underwhelming and overpriced for a robot that, in general, has a difficult time vacuuming.
irobot roomba s9+ robot vacuum review

iRobot Roomba s9+ Review

While great at edging and carpet cleaning, the good but not great overall performance and expensive price tag make...
Roborock S4 Max Review

Roborock S4 Max Review

This model offers the best all-around performance, and the best dollar for dollar performance, making it an incredible...
irobot roomba 675 robot vacuum review

iRobot Roomba 675 Review

Decent performance across a few tests can't make up for the poor job that this robot vacuum does cleaning your home...
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