We’re huge fans of Harman Kardon’s audio offerings. From headphones to speakers we’ve been impressed with both the style and sound they offer. Now Harman Kardon and Sprint are joining forces to help Spring break into the premium audio scene. The Onyx Studio not only looks amazing but it promises fantastic sound and a great feature-set.Read more
The other day someone was asking about the differences between the Lifeproof Nuud for iPhone 5S (see it here) and the Lifeproof Fre for the iPhone 5S (reviewed here). The Lifeproof Nuud is $10 more than the Fre but that’s not the only difference. I pulled out both of our review samples and took a lookRead more
Judie spent some hands-on time with the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 HD+. The tablet offers a Full HD display, a quad core processor, an 8MP front camera, 2GB of storage and runs Android 4.3. I have the original Yoga tablet and love the design. Check out Judie’s pictures and see if this should be your next tablet.
We’ve teamed up with our friends at The Awesomer for an awesome giveaway worth almost $500! Up for grabs is a prize package that includes a booq Python Slimpack camera backpack, Griffin MotoTC Rally R/C car, and the great sounding Marshall Major Black Headphones and an EcoXBT Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker! The contest starts now and ends 3/10/14.
Sony knows not every consumer is on the bleeding edge of technology, but they still want a great smartphone experience. The Sony Xperia M2 is a mid-range Android product with big-time specs, from a 4.8″ screen to an 8 megapixel camera with various Sony apps to perfect every shot. Check out the hands-on video below for all the details!
Sony is showing off the accessories for their new Sony Xperia Z2 Smartphone and Tablet. Among them are a quality XY microphone, a noise canceling headset that uses the smartphone as the brains of the cancellation, a waterproof SmartBand fitness band, and a totally cool tablet remote that doubles as a handset for making calls via tablet. Check the videoRead more
Nokia may be owned by Microsoft, but they’re looking at every possible angle to gather marketshare, even by trying Android! Their new Nokia X, X2 and XL phones run a modified version of Android with Nokia-specific proprietary software. Check out the video and gallery below for a hands-on of these Android-Nokia mashups!
Samsung has been busy at Mobile World Conference! After unleashing several smartwatches on the world earlier this weekend, they’ve announced their flagship device for 2014, the Galaxy S5 smartphone. This is more than just a refresh of the Galaxy S4, bringing in some new features like fingerprint scanning, power saving methods, and, most exciting of all, the S5 will beRead more
Judie spent time with Plantronics during the second day of Mobile World Congress 2014 and got to see a next generation concept headset. It tracks head movement in nine different directions. They see an assortment of great consumer applications as well as uses for first responders. Of course, the headset is also great for gaming. Check out the video!Read more
We brought word of the new Plantronics BackBeat FIT yesterday and posted a first look video. (See it.) Judie spent some times with both colors of the new stereo Bluetooth headset at MWC 2014. They look great, have nice specs and, most importantly, the sound terrific. The BackBeat FIT arrives in April but you can check out theRead more
We posted our first-look video of the new Plantronics Voyager Edge Bluetooth headset yesterday. (See it.) At MWC 2014 Judie learned that, instead of plain white or black, Plantronics is considering a range of fashionable styles for the battery case. Would adding some bling to your headset charger make you more inclined to get one? View the galleryRead more
Judie got some hands-on time with the new HP Pavilion x360 laptop. Thanks to a 360-degree hinge this 11.6″ hybrid is able to switch between clamshell and tablet mode. No, this isn’t deja vu but you have seen this before. Priced starting at $399 it has Beats Audio and surprisingly good specs for the price. Check out the imageRead more
On the first day of Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona Judie got a hands-on first look at the Mad Catz C.T.R.L.i Bluetooth iOS 7 controller. The controller works with iOS devices running 7.0 or higher, connects via Bluetooth and has a removable clip for holding your iPhone. It will run $80 when it arrives this April. Learn more.Read more
During her first day at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona Judie met with Gregg Sullivan, Marketing Director for Windows Phone at Microsoft. According to Gregg, Microsoft is looking to expand the Windows Phone family on multiple levels. In addition to new partners there will be new enterprise initiatives and much more. Here’s our video from the show floor.Read more
I loved using the Plantronics Discovery 975 and only stopped when I moved to the Plantornics Voyager and then, more recently, the Plantronics Voyager Legend. The latter remains my mono-headset of choice although the brand new Plantronics Voyager Edge may change that. With the design of the Discovery the Voyager Edge is Plantronics’ most advanced headset yet!Read more
We reviewed the Plantronics BackBeat and the BackBeat 2. Both stereo Bluetooth headsets impressed us with their sound, comfort and value. Now Plantronics has gone one step further and designed a light stereo Bluetooth headset that will make your workouts feel less like work. The Plantronics BackBeat FIT is impressive. It is comfortable, great sounding and ready for your workout.Read more
Speck’s CandyShell INKED for iPhone 5S takes all the great style and protection of their classic CandyShell line of cases and, thanks to a new imaging process, adds sharp graphics and brilliant colors. We’ve got a look at four of the new designs… and a chance to win one of each. Read on to learn how you can win one.Read more
Life is all about connection: connection to others, to oneself, and to the larger world. The same holds true for home audio. The more ways you can connect to one’s music the better. The Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200 offers big, awesome audio and more ways to get to your music than pretty much any other audio system.Read more
If you need a little Friday afternoon inspiration, this is it. Not sure how I missed this video of a father 3D printing a prosthetic hand for his son. This hand cost a few dollars compared to $20,000 or more for a standard one, it can be easily updated, plus it looks way cool. Click for the video.Read more
Tow it. Drop it. Hook it up. That’s all it takes to add living space to almost any lot. Wheelhaus makes pre-fab homes designed for “living large with less”. These rolling cabins have a starting price of $76,000 for just under 350sq ft of living space. It is a cool way to add living space. Check out the styles.Read more
Your laptop is likely one of the most expensive pieces of gear you own. You want to protect it on the go but don’t want to be weighed down by a heavy laptop bag. That’s where the STM Blazer Small Laptop Sleeve comes in. This thin, light sleeve fits laptops up to 13″ and can be a stand-alone gear bag.Read more
Want to make your can of Bud stand out during a party? Want to lay claim to your Diet Coke when vacationing with others? If you answered yes, the $8 CanStamp is for you. Featuring statements like “mine”, “in use” and “fuel” it is a fun and kinda practical way to personalize your can. Check it out.Read more
If you want more protection than the iFrogz Luxe Lean we reviewed the other day, but still want something that is thin and light protecting your 5th generation iPod touch, then this may be the case for you. The iFrogz Cocoon offers up great protection and is currently an amazing bargain. Normally $24.99, it is currently just $4.99.Read more
The Lowepro Video Fastpack line of camera backpacks is the workhorse of camera backpacks. I was impressed by the 150 AW and use my 250AW constantly. The Lowepro DSLR Video Fastpack 350 AW is the largest backpack in the line. Not much to look at, it has great features and holds a ton. Best of all it is under $150.Read more
If you are looking for a pair of headphones with plenty of bass, bright colors and the Monster name, AND you want something for under $150, you’ll want to check out the Monster N-Tune On-Ear Headphones. These headphones aren’t for the audiophile, but they will make someone who loves fun music and gaming quite happy.Read more