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June 30, 2016 • Reviews

JBL Charge 3 Offers Kick-Ass Waterproof Sound with Power to Go

JBL describes the JBL Charge 3 as a “waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker with a high-capacity battery to charge your portable devices.” Available in black, blue, grey, red and teal, the speaker puts out serious sound, can go pretty much anywhere you want to go and doubles as an external battery for your smartphone. At $149.95 …

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June 29, 2016 • Reviews

Simple Workout Log Makes My FrankenWorkout Easy to Follow!

I’ve bounced between a number of different workout programs; I started with Stronglifts 5×5, then You Are Your Own Gym. Both programs had dedicated apps, so I didn’t have to think about how to track my progress. Since then, I’ve concocted a frankenworkout, but I needed an easy way to track the routine, and Simple Workout …

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June 29, 2016 • Reviews

The STM Trestle Is the Slim Backpack for ALL of Your Things

Alright, I’ll have to admit, I have a love for a good backpack. I’ve used messenger bags for my daily commute, but I have a fond love for a bag I can place on my shoulders and be on the go with. The issue with many of those bags is that they are entirely too …

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June 28, 2016 • News

SanDisk Blows My Mind with Two New 256GB MicroSD Cards

If you thought that SanDisk cramming 200GB into a microSD was a fab magician’s act, then you’ll be thrilled to hear that they have gone one step further! SanDisk is unveiling two new 256GB microSD memory cards! Today, SanDisk has “introduced a new suite of 256 gigabyte (GB) microSD™ cards, which includes the new 256GB …

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June 28, 2016 • News

Casper Is Celebrating the 4th of July with an Awesome Deal

With the 4th of July weekend coming up, why not splurge a little and get yourself a new mattress, and get a FREE one on Casper?

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June 28, 2016 • Reviews

A Human Will Never Be Apart from Their Pet with the Petcube

Having a pet in your home while you’re at work sometimes can scare a lot of pet owners. You never truly know what could happen to your best friend, and sometimes you want to look after them from your desk like the stalker parent you are.

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June 28, 2016 • Reviews

VHbox Vh Qi Wireless Charging Pad Review: Perfect Accessory for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

If you’ve got a wireless charge capable phone, such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and you’re not using a wireless charger, you’re missing out on a level of convenience that iPhone users can only dream about. Using the VHbox Vh Qi Wireless Charging Pad means no fumbling with cables — you just lay your phone down …

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June 28, 2016 • News

Master & Dynamic’s MW60 Wireless Headphones Have Announced A Brand New Colorway

One of our favorite brands here at the site, Master & Dynamic has announced their all new black colorway for their popular MW60 Wireless Over Ear Headphones. The New York based company announced today news that many of their customers could not wait to hear about. The wireless MW60 headphones ($549) are the third official …

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June 27, 2016 • Reviews

ZAGG Slim Book Ultra-Slim Tablet Keyboard and Detachable Case Is a Must-Have for Your Apple 9.7″ iPad Pro

I had the original iPad Pro but found the size a bit of a challenge. When the smaller 9.7″ iPad Pro was released, I jumped on it. It works with the Apple Pencil but is the same size and weight as the iPad Air 2. The $129.99 ZAGG Slim Book Ultra-Slim Tablet Keyboard makes my favorite …

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June 27, 2016 • Health and Fitness

GO CUBES: The Best Cup of Coffee You’ve Ever Chewed

I like drinking coffee, but I don’t like stale coffee breath or feeling like I need to brush my teeth after every cup. After seeing GO CUBES at a recent event, I was intrigued. The premise is that there are two cups of coffee in each pack of four; two gummy cubes equals one cup.

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June 27, 2016 • Autos

2016 Mazda CX-9 is Must-See, Must-Do, Must-Have

What do you get when you cross a family hauler with the spirit of design? The 2016 Mazda CX-9 three-row crossover. Mazda’s flagship arrived in its first iteration in 2006 offering seating for up to seven and a break from conventional design. The second-generation vehicle takes family functionality to another level.

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June 24, 2016 • Deals

NY Times Digital Subscription Drops from $34.99 to $9.99

The latest update to the NY Times app on my Nexus 6 is now displaying a new subscription price. Previously the cost was $34.99 for the NY Times digital edition. Now the price is $9.99 though the application notes that it is for a “limited time”.

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June 23, 2016 • News

SanDisk iXpand Memory Case for iPhone 6/6S: More Memory with a Side of Protection

If you are constantly battling having too little memory on your iPhone 6 or 6S, then you’ll want to check out the SanDisk iXpand memory case. It can add up to 128GB storage to it, and it serves as a protective case.

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June 23, 2016 • Autos

2016 MINI Cooper Clubman Screams ‘Let’s Motor Longer!’

The BMW Group is the parent corporation over BMW, MINI, and Rolls-Royce. No, they did not send me a Rolls-Royce to test drive this past week but they did deliver the “Rolls-Royce” of small cars in the form of the 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman. This new second-generation model is the new maxi-MINI.

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June 23, 2016 • News

Listen to the New Ghostbusters Theme Song Only If You Hate Yourself

Look, I know there’s a lot of drama around the reboot of “Ghostbusters”. It’s one of my favorite movies of all time; the first time I was floor manager at Borders, I ran around telling people “I AM THE KEYMASTER!” But I am beyond excited for the reboot too, because funny people+cool premise+good director=fun movie. …

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June 21, 2016 • Music Diary, News

Levin-Minnemann-Rudess Announce New Album Coming July 15th, Available for Pre-Order Now!

Back in 2013 the power trio of Tony Levin, Marco Minnemann, & Jordan Rudess released a self-titled album that was a joyous romp for shred-loving musicians, but went much further and deeper. Now they are back with a new album called “From the Law Offices of LEVIN MINNEMANN RUDESS”, due out on July 15th and …

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June 21, 2016 • Reviews, Travel

Choetech 6-Port Desktop Quick-Charge 3.0 USB Charger: An Inexpensive, Convenient, and Powerful Accessory

Whether you travel a lot or work solely at a desk, the one thing you can never have too much of are USB ports! If you have the Choetech 6-Port Desktop Quick-Charge 3.0 USB Charger, then you are set!

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June 21, 2016 • News

Apple eBook Antitrust Settlement Credits Begin to Appear

Did you get an email from Amazon telling you that you have credit from the Apple eBook Antitrust Settlement? I just got mine, and it was a doozy …

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June 21, 2016 • Reviews

Fuse Chicken’s Armour Charge Cable Will Never Fray On You

If you are looking for a cable for your iPhone or iPad that won’t fray on you after 90 days, all while looking stylish, you need to be checking out Fuse Chicken’s ARMOUR CHARGE stainless steel cable. The cable itself is a beautiful accessory for your smart device by Apple that will only set you …

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June 20, 2016 • Reviews

Otterbox’s Symmetry Hybrid for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is Protective And Stylish

If you know anything about Otterbox, is that they value protecting your devices, all while showing off elements of the device it’s encasing, with little subtle things like cutouts, or clear backing for the accessories, and the Defender for the iPad Pro is no different. Otterbox sent us over their Symmetry Series Hybrid Case, which …

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June 20, 2016 • Reviews

Ztylus Z-Prime Lens Kit and Case: Exactly What Your iPhone Camera Needs When You Need It

Even though the iPhone’s camera has evolved into a decent compact camera replacement, there are times when I still wish that I was carrying a wide-angle or a telephoto lens. Now that I have a Ztylus Z-Prime Lens Kit, that problem is essentially solved.

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