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January 19, 2016 • Reviews

BEYZACASES Natural ID Slim for iPhone 6S

I’m not a huge fan of sleeve-style cases for the iPhone, preferring to have more protection surrounding my phone at all times. Still, there’s something about having a naked phone that is protected when not in use that is appealing. The Beyzacases Natural ID Slim is a great option if you are looking for a …

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January 18, 2016 • News

Decibullz Cuts the Cord on Their Custom Earphones

We reviewed Decibullz earphones last year and were impressed. The company has found a way to let people create a pair of custom earphones that are molded to their specific ears without having to incur a huge cost or see an audiologist. (Read the review.) Now the company is going wireless with their new Decibullz …

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January 13, 2016 • Reviews

Kristall Liquid Screen Protection for Small Devices Is Clear, Invisible Safety for Your Smartphone Screen

There’s no question the screen is the most vulnerable part of your smartphone. Gorilla Glass helps but if you really want to protect your phone you need something more. Usually, I turn to glass screen protectors, but the nanotechnology of the Kristall Liquid Screen Protection has me rethinking that. You can’t see the protection but …

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January 13, 2016 • Reviews

Thermos Connected Hydration Bottle with Smart Lid- Does Anyone NEED a Smart Water Bottle?

Do I really need an app-enabled water bottle? That’s the question I’ve been asking myself since Judie and I each received a Thermos Connected Hydration Bottle with Smart Lid at CES. This looks like a regular water bottle, but it’s Bluetooth-enabled and monitors your water intake over the course of a day. Is this something …

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January 11, 2016 • Reviews

Ditto Gives You Discreet Notifications Without Getting in the Way

Judie and I received Huawei Mate 8 smartphones at CES 2016. The phablet is amazing but won’t work with our Apple Watches. We also picked up the amazing Withings Activité Steel Fitness Watch. It’s a great tracker but doesn’t do notifications. Fortunately, the Ditto notifier fills in that gap in a manner that is both …

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January 11, 2016 • News

Our CES 2016 Visit with V-MODA

The other day we published my review of the V-MODA Crossfade Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones. I love those headphones. They are comfortable, sound amazing, and work just as well whether you use them in wired or wireless mode. During CES 2016 we met with Val Kolton, the founder and CEO of the company. Take a look!

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January 10, 2016 • Crowdfunding, Reviews

Boomstick Lets Crappy Headphones Sound Better

Sitting on the kitchen table when I returned from CES were a pair of nondescript black earbuds. You know, the free type that reinforce the notion that you get what you pay for. “What are these?” I asked. “I used them for a conference call today,” said Raina. They were the perfect test earbuds for …

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January 10, 2016 • News

Harman Kardon OMNI+ Brings Wireless, Multi-Room True HD Audio Home

It has been coming for a while but, with the introduction of the Harman Kardon OMNI+, brings Wireless, Multi-Room True HD, I think Harman Kardon is truly ready to take over and dominate the multi-room audio market. As one would expect, the new OMNI+ speakers bring HK’s audio prowess to a variety of rooms. That, however, …

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January 6, 2016 • News

Phiaton Unveils New Headphone Offerings

I’m a big fan of Phiaton’s audio products and have covered many of their various offerings. The company just introduced a fresh new design to its line of premium audio solutions with the BT 460 wireless headphones and MS 300 BA earphones. The two offerings have a new look and new technology. They are updates …

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January 4, 2016 • Reviews

V-MODA Crossfade Wireless Cuts the Cord Not the Quality

V-MODA headphones have consistently impressed me with their build quality, design, and sound. In fact, V-MODA tends to serve up some of the best, cleanest audio I have ever experienced. Now they have brought that same aesthetic and audio excellence to a pair of wireless headphones. In a word… the V-MODA Crossfade Wireless Headphones are …

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December 31, 2015 • Deals

Make Every Minute a Star Wars Minute with these Laser Engraved Wood Clocks!

The new Star Wars movie has smashed box office records and is still going strong. Now, thanks to Massdrop you can get a laser etched Star Wars clock and have the force with you each and every minute of the day. The drop has unlocked the lowest price of $64.99 and there are a few …

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December 23, 2015 • Gift Guides

Hautllybox Is a Great Last Minute Gift that Makes a Difference

If you are down to the wire with your gift giving you might want to consider giving a subscription to Hautllybox. The subscription gives three pieces of jewelry per month, either men’s or women’s, and the company makes a donation each time. Let’s look at what my $39 sample box included and what the process …

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December 20, 2015 • Reviews

Go Anywhere with the Hercules: WAE Outdoor 04 Plus Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

We’ve reviewed a lot of different Bluetooth speakers over the years. Some have been inexpensive. Some have been rugged. Some have sounded great. The Hercules WAE Outdoor 04 Plus Bluetooth Wireless Speaker brings all those qualities together for under $70! It is, “perfect for when you want to use music to pump you up during …

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December 8, 2015 • Reviews

IK Multimedia iRig Mic Lav Makes Mobile Recording Easy and Clear

In just a few weeks Judie, Greg, and I will be headed to Las Vegas for CES 2016. Last year Judie and I did more video interviews than ever before, and we’re going to do even more this coming year. The IK Multimedia Lav mic is going to be a huge part of our interview …

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December 8, 2015 • Gift Guides

Logitech Is a One Stop Holiday Shop

If you are looking to get your holiday shopping done quickly and easily check out Logitech and Ultimate Ears’ offerings. If you want to be sure your loved will appreciate the gift you give them –that’s right –check out Logitech and Ultimate Ears’ offerings. There’s something for pretty much everyone on your list this year.

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December 3, 2015 • Reviews

Speak in Style With the Jabra Eclipse Wireless Headset

The Jabra Eclipse Wireless Headset is the lightest headset Jabra has ever produced. Yet this light, attractive headset packs in a premium music-grade speaker and comes with a special holder that lets the headset charge in your pocket. At $129 the headset isn’t cheap but for the money you get a light, stylish headset that …

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December 2, 2015 • Reviews

Bluelounge Mika Universal Table Stand Makes a Great Gift!

The Bluelounge Mika Universal Table Stand is simplicity at its best. The stand is universal so it works with most every tablet and many light, thin laptops. It is, as the company notes, “simple and timeless, it can be used for the device you carry today, and tomorrow. And at $29.95, the Mika makes a …

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December 1, 2015 • News

ZAGG Power Amp 3 Portable Charger and Flashlight Is Small But Powerful

I recently reviewed the ZAGG Power Amp 12 Portable Charger and Flashlight. It is big, powerful, and charges your phone up to four times. Its a great option if you need serious power. If you want something smaller and easier to carry the $29.99 ZAGG Power Amp 3 Portable Charger and Flashlight is a great …

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November 30, 2015 • News

ZAGG Power Amp 12 Portable Charger and Flashlight Keeps Your Phone Going

With CES 2016 on the way thoughts turn to external batteries. Truth is, Judie and I have discovered that we can never have too many of them as we run from meeting to meeting. The new ZAGG Power Amp 12 Portable Charger and Flashlight is a great option that will charge an iPhone four times …

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November 27, 2015 • Deals

Save Big on TYLT Products Without Leaving the Comfort of Home

We’re big fans of TYLT’s products here on the site. We’ve reviewed a ton of them, and from their external batteries to their cables to their cases to their wireless charging devices, each and every one has impressed. The products work well while also showing off a unique aesthetic. And from Black Friday through Cyber …

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November 25, 2015 • News

Nixplay Seed Digital Frame Will Grow on You as You Add New Images

Last year we reviewed the Nixplay digital frame. I love the large vibrant screen, the ease of use, and the ability to add pictures directly from your smartphone using the free app. Now the company has released the Nixplay Seed Digital Frame. Available in 7”, 8”, and 10” and a variety of colors, prices start …

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