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April 1, 2016 • Reviews

RCA Mercury Pro Brings an Affordable Tablet!

I have always been an iPad guy, but unfortunately have become priced out of the lineup. With kids and a mortgage, I just cannot afford the technology. I jumped at the chance to review the RCA Mercury Pro seven inch tablet which retails for only $79.99. Is this super affordable tablet worth looking at for …

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November 13, 2015 • Reviews

Turcom AcoustoShock Wireless and Shock-Resistant Speaker: Affordable and Rugged

If you’ve already invested a lot of money in an indoor portable speaker, you’ve probably caught yourself babying it. It doesn’t go outside, and you would never allow it to fall — on purpose, anyway. But wouldn’t you like to have one that you could take everywhere without worry?

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October 27, 2015 • News

Dremel Has an Affordable 3D Printer; Do You Have One on Your Holiday Wish List?

One of the newer pieces of tech that I’ve had a hard time getting too excited about is 3D printers. It’s probably because most of them look pretty complicated, and they aren’t cheap! Dremel, makers of the tool every hobbyist is familiar with, has their own 3D printer; it’s affordable, and it’s supposed to be easy …

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October 24, 2015 • Reviews

iClever’s Budget Bluetooth Headphones Review: Affordable and Comfortable

Face it, the summer is over but that doesn’t change the fact that you should still attempt to stay in shape even that it’s getting colder outside. Regardless if you’re hitting the gym or even just walking outside while bundled up, iClever’s Wireless 4.1 Sports Headphones might be for you.

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October 21, 2015 • News

Ford Wins Back to the Future Day, Hands Down!

I know you’re probably sick of Back to the Future Day jokes, but the folks at Jalopnik spotted one from Ford that’s too good not to share. For those of you who AREN’T up on your 1980’s time travel comedies, October 21, 2015 was the day Marty and Doc traveled to in “Back to the …

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September 8, 2015 • News

About to Be Affordable: Harman TruNote Sound Calibration Scans Your Ears to Remove Distortion

While much of their IFA press conference centered on growth of the brands covered by the Harman parent company (JBL, Harman-Kardon, AKG, Infinity, etc.), there was one announced product that I want to focus on, because I think it may ultimately be the most intriguing — the Everest headphone collection with TruNote Sound Calibration.

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August 11, 2015 • Autos

2015 Ford F-150 King Ranch 4×4 For the Win

This week’s automotive review is another update of sorts as I had already driven this vehicle within the past year. I am talking about the all-new 2015 Ford F-150 pickup that shook up the consumer truck world by making these vehicles largely from aluminum. The recent week in a King Ranch SuperCrew solidified our impressions …

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July 24, 2015 • Autos

2015 Ford Focus ST Offers a Dynamic Driving Experience

While U.S. consumers eagerly await the arrival of Ford’s global rally car, the Focus RS, we enjoy zipping around town (or the track) in the sport tuned Focus ST that received some upgrades for the 2015 model year. We spent time recently checking out the updated driving dynamics (steering and suspension) along with styling changes …

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July 24, 2015 • News

ZipBuds Announces the SLIDE, a ZipperLess Set of Affordable Headphones

I’ve always found ZipBuds to be pretty interesting. The inventive zipper format to their headphones has always been pretty unique and something I could see myself using while traveling. So it’s pretty odd that I, as a “bluetooth” headphone user, would get as excited as I am about ZipBuds announcement of… zipperless in-ear headphones, by the name …

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July 22, 2015 • Reviews

Monowear Apple Watch Bands Aren’t Just Affordable, They’re Great to Wear

I’ve been on the hunt for a GOOD bunch of third-party bands for the Apple Watch for a while now. When I originally purchased the Apple Watch Sport, I knew I wanted the Space Grey and the black Sports band due to the fact I work out six times a week.

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July 11, 2015 • Autos

2015 Ford Expedition EL is the Upscale Family Truckster

We told you about Ford upgrading the 2015 Expedition SUV last year and we gave you first drive impressions on it’s Lincoln counterpart. Recently we spent time with the long wheelbase version of Ford’s largest land yacht and put the EcoBoosted Expedition EL Limited through its paces and we can tell you wholeheartedly it is …

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June 26, 2015 • Autos, Events

Recap of Ford’s 5th Annual Further with Ford 2015 Event

In my first trip out to to San Francisco, I had the task of covering a very fun event. Ford’s “Further With Ford 2015”. It’s the fifth edition of the event, the first being in San Francisco. And to be completely honest I had a ball. So much so, I have #FordTrends as a favorite …

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June 23, 2015 • Autos, News

Ford Motors Announces AppLink for SYNC 3

Leading motor company Ford Motors, ahead of their 5th annual trend conference, Further with Ford, has announced  a handful of the first apps to be compatible with AppLink for SYNC 3, their latest update to their platform.

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June 3, 2015 • News

The Huawei P8lite Is a Smartphone That Everyone Can Afford

If you are tired of paying higher data rates for your under-contract cell phone, then you might want to look at paying full price for an unlocked smartphone. But if a $500+ phone isn’t in your budget, you don’t have to buy a crappy cheap phone just to avoid making monthly payments; instead check out the …

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April 13, 2015 • News

Need a USB-C Cable for Your New MacBook? Here’s an Affordable Option

Now that you’ve ordered your new 2015 Macbook, you’re probably wondering where you can find an extra USB-C Cable. A lot of people keep one at home, and one for the office or travel, and you all are in luck as Monoprice has announced they have a competitively priced version available.

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March 13, 2015 • Autos

2015 Ford Edge First Drive: No Sign of Slowing Down!

When Ford first introduced the Edge crossover nearly a decade ago, it quickly became one of the most popular vehicles in its class. As the field grew more crowded, consumers continued to drive the Edge off dealer lots with greater frequency than the competition. As Ford rolls out the all-new 2015 Edge, that trend should …

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March 13, 2015 • News

Archos Announces Their Affordable 50 Oxygen Plus Smartphone

Back at Mobile World Congress, ARCHOS unveiled it’s affordable smartphone, the 50 Oxygen Plus. From first glance looks of the phone, you’d think Apple designed it due to it’s rounded corners and curved edges. But in all actuality, the Archos 50 Oxygen Plus is indeed an Android device.

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March 11, 2015 • Autos, News

Ford Turns “Focus” on Urban Life; Shows Off Ford E-Bike Concepts at MCW 2015

Monday at the MWC in Barcelona, Ford announced the expansion of its Ford Smart Mobility plan with a new experiment called Handle on Mobility, a Ford e-bike prototype that will study how e-bikes can work seamlessly with cars and public transportation to deliver faster and easier community.

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January 17, 2015 • News

Smartphone Coverage of #FordNAIAS, Thanks to ShoulderPod and IKMultimedia

Judie and I went straight from CES in Las Vegas to NAIAS in Detroit (Judie with GM and me with Ford) last week. By that point I was dog tired. I wanted to cover all of Ford’s news — and all the rest of course — but do so in the lightest way possible.

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January 14, 2015 • Autos

Ford Wows Detroit with new GT Supercar at NAIAS

Ford Motor Company stole the Detroit Motor Show this year with the introduction of the GT Supercar that Ford says it will build next year. Carbon Fiber body and 600+ horsepower. For more information on the next Ford GT, see our story from NAIAS.

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January 14, 2015 • Autos

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Video from NAIAS

The third vehicle debuted at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit was the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor which will utilize the aluminum construction found in the new 2015 F-150 and the Raptor will see a new beefy next-generation EcoBoost engine and new 10-speed automatic transmission. For more information see our story from the show.

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