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March 2, 2016 • Reviews

Audioengine HD6 Powered Bookshelf Speakers Offer Great Looks and Even Better Sound

The first time I went to visit Raina, I made fun of the huge speakers attached to her stereo. “Those are freaking huge!?” I said.  Fast forward a year, and I’m using the AudioEngine HD6 Powered Speakers. These speakers are fairly large bookshelf speakers. They are also the best speakers I have heard in a …

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March 2, 2016 • Reviews

Listen and Travel in Quiet Luxury with the AKG N60NC On-Ear Headphones with NC

When AKG says the AKG N60NC Noise Cancelling Headphones deliver, “First class noise cancelling headphones fine-tuned for travelling” they aren’t using hyperbole. No, they are describing their newest on-ear headphones with NC. I used them for a weekend trip to Atlanta and they were nothing short of terrific. They sound great, are comfortable, and the …

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February 29, 2016 • Reviews

The Essentialist Wallet Keeps All Your Essentials Safe!

If you are looking for a minimalist wallet that isn’t minimal in style or functionality you don’t want to look any further than the Essentialist Wallet. This wallet is serious about carrying your cards and cash and that’s just the beginning. Plus it looks like it means serious business. Add in the optional bottle opener …

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February 23, 2016 • News

ZAGG Slim Book Ultra-Slim Tablet Keyboard and Detachable Case for the Apple iPad Pro

I held out before getting the Apple iPad Pro longer than I expected but finally gave in. I didn’t love the Apple keyboard case and opted for the ZAGG Slim Book for the Apple iPad Pro. The company was kind enough to send a review sample and I am thrilled! I love using this keyboard.

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February 20, 2016 • Reviews

Carry Your 13″ MacBook Pro in Style in the KNOMO Kinsale Messenger Bag

I have a new favorite bag for days when I travel light. If I only have my iPhone, headphones, an external battery, and either my 13″ MacBook Pro or iPad Pro with the ZAGG Slimbook I am currently reviewing, I take my gear along in the KNOMO Kinsale Soft Leather Messenger Bag. Its as gorgeous …

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February 17, 2016 • News

MiPow PlayBulb Comet Shines Hidden Light Wherever You Want

The MiPow PlayBulb Sphere lets you take your smart light with you. The MiPow PlayBulb Color lets your smart light also rock your tunes. The PlayBulb Comet applies the same smart lighting approach to strip lighting that can bring light under your cabinets, behind your television or, for that matter, pretty much anywhere you want. …

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February 15, 2016 • News

Brighten Your Room with Light and Music Thanks to the MiPow PlayBulb Color

If you’re looking to add both smart lighting and Bluetooth audio to a room easily you don’t need to look much further than the MiPow PlayBulb Color. For under $70 you can have a smart bulb that screws into a standard light socket and a Bluetooth speaker that’s hidden away in the bulb itself. It’s …

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February 12, 2016 • Reviews

MiPow Playbulb Sphere Lights the Night…Anywhere

In the past few months, I have found myself enamored with smart lighting technology. I have lights that can be controlled through my Amazon Echo in three rooms and when Raina and I get a house, I plan to have it throughout. One of the items I expect I’ll put in some rooms is the MiPow …

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February 11, 2016 • News

Rock Your Ears, Warm Your Head With the Caseco Classic Boutique Dual Layered Bluetooth Beanie

The temperature tomorrow can be as low as -2 in New Jersey. All I can say is BRRRRRRRR! Thanks to the Caseco Classic Boutique Dual with Pom Layered Bluetooth Beanie, I’ll be staying warm AND be able to enjoy my favorite music on the go. The beanie is comfortable and warm and the built-in Bluetooth connected …

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February 9, 2016 • Reviews

Moshi Aerio Lightweight Messenger Bag Is Featherlight and Ready to Go

One of my issues with many messenger bags and backpacks is that, even before you put anything into them, they weigh a ton. Then, after you stow your gear inside, they feel like you are carrying a bag of bricks. Ouch! Not so with the Moshi Aerio! This bag is featherlight but ready for a …

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February 9, 2016 • Reviews

Twelve South Forte is Jewelry for Your Apple Watch

Since Apple released the Apple Watch companies have been scrambling to release charging stands that add aesthetics and functionality to Apple’s first wearable. We’ve looked at a number of them. Many have impressed us but the Twelve South Forte is, by far, the most elegant I’ve seen. At just under $60 it isn’t inexpensive but …

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February 6, 2016 • Reviews

ZAGG Speaker Case for iPhone 6 Protects, Charges, and Rocks Your Day

One of the most unusual products ZAGG has brought to market recently is the ZAGG Speaker Case for iPhone 6. This innovative case adds protection, extra battery life and a Bluetooth speakerphone to your powerful pocket computer. The speaker snaps in place when you need it. When you don’t it easily separates, leaving your phone …

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February 5, 2016 • Reviews

Get Charged With the Ventev Powercell 6000c Battery Charger with Lightning Cable

Ventev has been rolling out some thoughtfully designed and ever-so-useful external batteries. One of their latest is the Ventev Powercell 6000c Battery Charger with Lightning Cable. It packs a large battery into a slim attractive design, has a standard USB port, AND a permanently connected Lightning Connector and you have something that deserves a place …

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February 4, 2016 • News

Amazon Echo Now Spotifies!

The Amazon Echo is probably one of my favorite new gadgets of 2015. No, actually, it is my absolute favorite gadget of 2015. And it gets better and better with new features coming pretty much every week. Today Amazon added the ability to play Spotify through it!

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February 3, 2016 • News

ZAGG Acquires Mophie and Smartphones Everywhere Rejoice

I’m a big fan of ZAGG and their ever-growing assortment of offerings to enhance your mobile lifestyle. And I’ve been using mophie battery cases since the company first appeared on the scene. Now ZAGG is acquiring mophie and extending their reach as a mobile accessory giant. The deal makes perfect sense and will, I suspect, …

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February 1, 2016 • Reviews

Waterfield Field Muzetto Laptop Bag Serves up Vertical Awesomeness

I’ve made no secret of my love for everything Waterfield. One of my favorite bags from them is also one of their newest: the Waterfield Field Muzetto. Made from waxed, cotton canvas and full-grain, distressed leather, it takes the Muzetto design that I love and gives it an entirely new look and feel. And it comes …

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February 1, 2016 • News

The ZAGG Now Cam Frees Your Photography and Videography From Your Phone

ZAGG’s been doing some interesting things as of late. I have a review of their iPhone 6 Speaker Case coming shortly and that’s just the beginning. Their latest creation is the ZAGG Now Cam. This little camera is designed to let you capture video and images without running your smartphone battery down. And that’s just …

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February 1, 2016 • News

M-Edge TrueWireless Headphones Truly Cut the Cord

While at CES 2016 we had a chance to check out the upcoming TrueWireless Ear Buds from M-Edge. These are wireless ear buds with a difference. They not only cut the cord to your device but they cut the cord between ears! For $149.99 you’ll get two separate ear buds that work in tandem. Here’s …

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January 27, 2016 • News

Huawei Mate 8 Is One Thoughtfully Designed Android Superphone

At CES 2016 Judie and I both received a review sample of the new Huawei Mate 8. The large Android handset is impressive both in regard to features and design. Their PR department recently shared some of the key aspects of the device with us. In anticipation of the full review we wanted to share …

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January 27, 2016 • Deals, News

Custom Earplugs for under $90 Thanks to Massdrop!

At CES 2016 we had the amazing chance to see Elton John in action. And while the volume at the stage wasn’t as bad as we have experienced at similar concerts it was still loud and required earplugs in order to protect our hearing. Massdrop has an amazing Drop that will get a pair of …

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January 27, 2016 • Reviews

The Moshi MetaCover Adds Amazing Functionality to Your iPad Air 2

As great as the iPad Air 2 is, it’s the apps and accessories that really make Apple’s tablet stand out. The Moshi MetaCover System is one of those accessories that will sneak up and take you by surprise. It protects your iPad while making the tablet usable in situations where it would otherwise be a …

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