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Grain Audio OEHP Headphones Promise to Impress: Review and Giveaway

If you are looking for a new pair of headphones that sound great, don’t look like every other pair of bright plastic headphones, and won’t break the bank, then you owe it to yourself to check out the Grain Audio OEHP over-the-ear headphones. At under $200, these headphones exude class, offer serious comfort and, best of all, they sound great.

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Nova Bluetooth Off-Camera Flash for iOS Is a Bright Idea!

Every now and then a smartphone accessory comes along that breaks the mold and surprises you in exciting and useful ways. That’s what happened when the Nova Bluetooth Off-Camera Flash for iOS arrived for review. This Bluetooth enabled flash lets you wirelessly take better pictures. Here’s a quick look at a phenomenal smartphone accessory concept that is also well-executed. The Nova …

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Epson Expression Photo XP-860 All-in-One Printer Is Small and Social

This holiday season, you will be using your phone, tablet, and (shockingly) your camera to take dozens if not hundreds of photos. Some will go up on Facebook or Instagram, but many will sit on the device waiting. Well, with the Epson Expression Photo XP-860 Small-in-One All-in-One Printer the wait is over. Use it to print pictures now and your …

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Shure SRH145 Portable Headphones Review – Shure Quality On-the-Go

Shure’s SRH145 Portable Headphones are a very nice offer into the collapsible headphone arena. The sound quality is very good and the headphones are totally attractive. I took them on a business trip to Chicago with me and was able to truly test how portable these cans are. Shure’s SRH145 Portable Headphones retail for $39.00.

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Armorz Stealth Extreme Lite Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Have you got a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus? If you do, then I can’t recommend immediately putting a screen protector on it highly enough. All that Gorilla Glass; sure it’s stronger than glass, but you can still scratch it or crack surprisingly easily. How can a glass screen protector like the Armorz Stealth Extreme Lite help? Well, do you keep …

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2015 Ford Mustang GT: Ride, Sally, Ride

This year marked the 50th anniversary of a motoring icon while at the same time saw it go from American driveway to international runway. The Ford Mustang is totally new for 2015 and is now being offered in multiple markets around the globe. While it is still America’s sweetheart, for Big Blue Oval it is much, much more.

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Grain Audio OEHP Headphones Promise to Impress: Review and Giveaway

If you are looking for a new pair of headphones that sound great, don’t look like every other pair of bright plastic headphones, and won’t break the bank, then you owe it to yourself to check out the Grain Audio OEHP over-the-ear headphones. At under $200, these headphones exude class, offer serious comfort and, best of all, they sound great.

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Cuneiform Records Releases “Name Your Price” 30th Anniversary Compilation!

Cuneiform Records is a small indie label representing some of the best of rock and jazz and everything in between. I have reviewed releases from Thumbscrew, São Paulo Underground, Raoul Björkenheim and S.O.S., with pending reviews for Ed Palermo and Joe Beck. These recordings span are just part of the new 30th Anniversary Compilation, released as ‘Pay What You Want’!

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Jurassic World is Coming!

I am a huge fan of “Jurassic Park“. It easily ranks in my top five movies of all time, even if the sequels were a little weaker. So yes, I am quite excited for “Jurassic World”, but the trailer has lowered my enthusiasm from “HECK YEA” to “Yea…hopefully they don’t screw this up.”

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Nova Bluetooth Off-Camera Flash for iOS Is a Bright Idea!

Every now and then a smartphone accessory comes along that breaks the mold and surprises you in exciting and useful ways. That’s what happened when the Nova Bluetooth Off-Camera Flash for iOS arrived for review. This Bluetooth enabled flash lets you wirelessly take better pictures. Here’s a quick look at a phenomenal smartphone accessory concept that is also well-executed. The Nova …

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Epson Expression Photo XP-860 All-in-One Printer Is Small and Social

This holiday season, you will be using your phone, tablet, and (shockingly) your camera to take dozens if not hundreds of photos. Some will go up on Facebook or Instagram, but many will sit on the device waiting. Well, with the Epson Expression Photo XP-860 Small-in-One All-in-One Printer the wait is over. Use it to print pictures now and your …

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PlayStation 3 Holiday Gift Guide: Great Gaming This Holiday Season

The PlayStation 3 game console is still going strong with several promising game releases this holiday season. Players can gear up with popular game series continue with special editions and special remixes. Special game/PS3 bundles include Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) Bundle, LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham + The Sly Collection Bundle and a LEGO Hobbit Bundle.

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2015 Ford Mustang GT: Ride, Sally, Ride

This year marked the 50th anniversary of a motoring icon while at the same time saw it go from American driveway to international runway. The Ford Mustang is totally new for 2015 and is now being offered in multiple markets around the globe. While it is still America’s sweetheart, for Big Blue Oval it is much, much more.

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Marshall Headphones Mode Headphones Deliver In-Ear Comfort and Sound

If you are in the market for a new pair of in-ear headphones make sure you check out the Marshall Headphones Mode Headphones. These small in-ear earphones have a comfortable design, an accessible price and put out surprisingly impressive sounds. They are a well-rounded package that costs under $70. If you are in the market I highly recommend them.

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Lifeproof Cases Proves Customer Service Isn’t Dead!

Sarah has had a bad run of iPhones drowning due to toddler curiosity. Luckily, a friend of ours was generous enough to pass along a Lifeproof Nuud case that he wasn’t using anymore, and her phone has thankfully not drowned in a while. But it still needed more protection, and that’s where the company’s excellent customer service came into play.

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Michael’s Proves Those Coupons Are a Raw Deal

Sarah and I went to Michael’s craft store this morning to shop for frames. As we walked in, Sarah received an email offering 25% the whole store tonight, so we picked out what we liked, and Sarah planned to return during the sale. When she got there, she discovered the frames she liked had mysteriously increased in price by 15%!

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Type on the Move with the Logitech Keys-To-Go

Logitech describes their Logitech Keys-To-Go as the “ultra-portable, stand-alone keyboard for iPad, iPhone, Apple TV and more.” I would say that is an apt description of this sub-$80 mobile accessory. About the size of an iPad Air 2, and weighing next to nothing, the keyboard is a handy item to keep in your gear bag. That’s where mine is.

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PlayStation Vita; Your Sony Handheld Holiday Gift Guide

This holiday season PlayStation Vita handheld consoles are bundled with joy with games like the mature actioners Borderlands 2, The Walking Dead and Assassin’s Creed III Liberation. Role playing games are plentiful and players also get unique games, remasters, exclusives, and cross-play experiences. The new PlayStation TV adds a new gaming options and is compatible with PS Vita memory cards.

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