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Basis Watch

Basis Peak Review: Fitness Tracking with a Twist!

I jumped on the wearable train early on by using both a Pebble watch as well as the original FitBit. After tiring of wearing two devices, I looked for something different. Luckily I recently had the chance to try out the Basis Peak $199.99. The fitness tracker is also a watch with some smart functions. Let’s take a look!

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SaneBox: A Cure Worse Than the Disease?

I’ve been testing an email management tool from SaneBox for part of the past week. Although a portion of this duplicates functionality present in the Gmail Default Inbox, I found some good parts to the service, particularly the SaneTomorrow and SaneBlackHole. However there are enough hidden “gotchas” that I won’t be subscribing. Here are my observations about the SaneBox service.

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Jill-e Designs Sasha 15″ Leather Laptop Bag is Fashionable Functionality

Shoulder bags and messenger-style bags for work have to be functional, that is for certain. But that does not mean they can’t be stylish. Jill-e Designs has been creating just such bags and carriers for men and women that blend style with modern workday functionality in the digital and mobile world and recently launched the new Sasha 15-inch laptop bag.

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Give Your Mac a Lift with the TwelveSouth BaseLift!

The TwelveSouth BaseLift is one of those simple accessories that adds to both the comfort and utility of your Macbook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. It offers a better typing angle and keeps your laptop cool on your lap. Best of all, this one accessory will work with pretty much any of the current portable Macs and is under $40.

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2015 BMW 228i: The Ultimate Subcompact Sport Coupe?

I think most folks (people like me anyway) remember the BMW 2002 from several decades back. The German automakers has resurrected the iconic 2 Series when they introduced an all-new Coupe last year that hit the streets in the form of the 228i and M235i as the successors to the 1 Series Coupe in this subcompact sport class.

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JBL Clip+ Bluetooth Speaker Lets You Clip It and Rock Out

The other day I was carrying a backpack with my JBL Clip speaker clipped to one shoulder strap. Someone asked me what it was and was impressed when I explained that it let me keep my music with me all the time. The new JBL Clip+ goes one better for the same sub-$60 now that it has a splashproof design.

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Basis Watch

Basis Peak Review: Fitness Tracking with a Twist!

I jumped on the wearable train early on by using both a Pebble watch as well as the original FitBit. After tiring of wearing two devices, I looked for something different. Luckily I recently had the chance to try out the Basis Peak $199.99. The fitness tracker is also a watch with some smart functions. Let’s take a look!

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sanebox pricing

SaneBox: A Cure Worse Than the Disease?

I’ve been testing an email management tool from SaneBox for part of the past week. Although a portion of this duplicates functionality present in the Gmail Default Inbox, I found some good parts to the service, particularly the SaneTomorrow and SaneBlackHole. However there are enough hidden “gotchas” that I won’t be subscribing. Here are my observations about the SaneBox service.

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Barber Shop Bags Are Lovingly Handcrafted Photography Bags for Everyday

Barber Shop bags is a brand new line of luxury photography bags and accessories that are all designed and crafted in Bassano del Grappa, Italy by skilled artisans. These gorgeous bags will be coveted by anybody, photographer or not, due to their quality Italian leather, design, and multi-functionality. Barber Shop has 11 styles available to order now on their website.

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Edyn Garden Sensor Now Available Exclusively at Home Depot

Edyn, the connected garden sensor, announced on July 1st that they struck an exclusive retail partnership with The Home Depot. This smart garden device is solar-powered, Wi-Fi enabled, and water and fertilizer resistant. Plus, you can use the Edyn iOS app to find out how to maximize your garden’s health! The Edyn Garden Sensor is available now for $99.97.

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Give Your Mac a Lift with the TwelveSouth BaseLift!

The TwelveSouth BaseLift is one of those simple accessories that adds to both the comfort and utility of your Macbook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air. It offers a better typing angle and keeps your laptop cool on your lap. Best of all, this one accessory will work with pretty much any of the current portable Macs and is under $40.

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Synology RS18016xs+

Synology Announces RS18016xs+ and RX1216sas Business Data Storage Systems

Synology America Corp., PC Mag’s 2014 Business Choice Award Winner, announced the release of the RS18016xs+ and its expansion unit, the RX1216sas. This enterprise aimed Network Attached Storage (NAS) system boasts extreme storage capacities, point-in-time data backup, and unparalleled performance throughput. The RS18016xs+ and RX1216sas are available now and are priced at $7,599.99 and $2,999.99, respectively.

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2015 BMW 228i: The Ultimate Subcompact Sport Coupe?

I think most folks (people like me anyway) remember the BMW 2002 from several decades back. The German automakers has resurrected the iconic 2 Series when they introduced an all-new Coupe last year that hit the streets in the form of the 228i and M235i as the successors to the 1 Series Coupe in this subcompact sport class.

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Make the Content Your Kids View Safer with Smartfeed!

Let’s be honest, your kids are learning at a pace that you cannot keep up with. Technology is forever changing and media is one of the quickest ways to get information to kids. But sometimes too much can be a bad thing. Luckily there’s a Kickstarter program that might help you as the parent better manage your child’s media consumption.

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Coming Soon: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible and Chevy Cruze

Chevrolet recently pulled the curtain back on a couple of new models headed into showrooms this winter. Actually, these are all-new versions of current models – the Camaro Convertible and the Chevy Cruze – and they will be arriving soon as 2016 models. Each gets new design inside and out, updated technologies, and the latest, most economical powertrain offerings.

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Windows 10 Technical Preview on the HP Stream 7

Like Michael, last November I bought the HP Stream 7 Tablet. As Windows users everywhere were getting the button in the notification bar that you can reserve Windows 10 for your PC, the Stream 7 didn’t because it uses a compressed version of Windows 8.1.  That does not mean it will not run the new OS.

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