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Okidokeys Are an Accessible Entry into the Smart Home Arena

The quirkily named Okidokeys are smart locks for your doors. Consider Okidokeys the gatekeeper to your Smart House. With these neat gadgets, you can unlock your doors using mobile phones or RFID tags without changing the look of your door from outside. Okidokeys are compatible with all cellphones and smartphones on all carriers. The Okidokeys Access Pack retails for $259.

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Just Dance 2015 Review for PlayStation 4

Since its launch in 2009, Ubisoft’s Just Dance 2015 represents the sixth installment in the active game series where players keep to the beat and closely follow the colorful silhouette dancers. This game keeps on giving more content and unlockables as players dance through the tracks by themselves or with up to eight friends plus extra fitness and karaoke gameplay.

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Win an OtterBox Defender Series Case for your iPhone 6!

We just published our video look at the OtterBox Defender Series Case for the iPhone 6. The case offers impressed protection in a design that is far less bulky than you might expect. It offers impressive protection for under $60. Let’s take a quick look at the case and then give you a chance to win the review sample.

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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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Okidokeys

Okidokeys Are an Accessible Entry into the Smart Home Arena

The quirkily named Okidokeys are smart locks for your doors. Consider Okidokeys the gatekeeper to your Smart House. With these neat gadgets, you can unlock your doors using mobile phones or RFID tags without changing the look of your door from outside. Okidokeys are compatible with all cellphones and smartphones on all carriers. The Okidokeys Access Pack retails for $259.

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Just Dance 2015 Review for PlayStation 4

Since its launch in 2009, Ubisoft’s Just Dance 2015 represents the sixth installment in the active game series where players keep to the beat and closely follow the colorful silhouette dancers. This game keeps on giving more content and unlockables as players dance through the tracks by themselves or with up to eight friends plus extra fitness and karaoke gameplay.

Read 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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