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December 24, 2015 • Giveaways

Want to Win a Magellan Cyclo 505 GPS Cycling Computer? Of Course You Do!

Chris reviewed the Magellan Cyclo 505 GPS Cycling Computer last January, and he really liked it; if you’ve had your eye on one of these $500 units, this is your chance to ring in the new year with your own.

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December 23, 2015 • Autos

Why You’ll Want to Check Out the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

If spending an afternoon cruising along the California coast in December sounds like your idea of fun, you’ll understand why I had such a great time recently while taking the 2016 Chevy Malibu for a spin. Now only is the car fun to drive, it’s loaded with state of the art tech.

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December 23, 2015 • Gift Guides

Just for Procrastinators: Some Last Minute Holiday Gifts

Somehow — in between travel, office parties, and life — the holidays have snuck up on you, and you’ve no time left to purchase a gift. That’s okay, thanks to the internet and its own special brand of instant gratification, we’ve got you covered. Every one of these last-minute gifts can be sent via email, and …

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December 14, 2015 • Reviews

The Monowear Silver Ceramic Apple Watch Strap: Unexpected Femininity

Most of the bands I’ve tried on my Apple Watch have been leather or sportier rubber styles. I’ve stayed away from the metal bands because they either looked too fussy, clunky, or masculine. The Monowear Silver Ceramic Strap is a lovely change of pace; it’s a feminine metal and ceramic combo that elevates the 38 …

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December 11, 2015 • Reviews

The Oral-B Black 7000 Bluetooth Toothbrush Review: One Smart Brush!

Are you still using a manual toothbrush? I did for years until I found out that I was over-brushing to the point that I needed a gum transplant on the left side of my mouth. Gross, right? I’d brushed my gums so hard that they had prematurely receded! How did I correct my bad habit? …

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December 6, 2015 • Reviews

The Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless Speaker: A Beautiful Beast

I’ve been intrigued by the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin speakers since Doug reviewed the Zeppelin back in 2008, followed by Dan’s Zeppelin Air review in 2011. Now it’s 2015, and B&W has released their most refined Zeppelin yet, the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless Speaker, and now it is my turn to see what all of the fuss is …

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December 2, 2015 • Reviews

LUNATIK FLAK Case for iPhone 6: Double Layers of Protection on a Still Pocketable Case

If you want the ease of a rubbery case for installation, but you prefer the shiny look of a rubber and shell case combo; the LUNATIK FLAK has got your device covered. Available for the iPhone 5/5S, the 6/6S, the 6/6S Plus and the Samsung Galaxy S5, the $34.95 FLAK comes in enough colors that it’s …

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November 30, 2015 • Crowdfunding

EverLights Are Festive Year-Round App Controlled Lights That Need Never Come Down

I’ll admit that I have a bit of bah-humbug when it comes to decorating for the holidays; if I could stick up a Festivus pole and call it good, I’d be happy. BUT we have kids and grandkids who like to see a tree, lights, decorations — the whole shebang. I draw the limit at …

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November 29, 2015 • Reviews

The PhoneSuit Journey 3,500mAh All-In-One Charger: The Most Complete Charging Solution Yet!

I’ve got a thing for slim batteries that have built-in cables, and while I generally prefer a battery with at least 5000mAh built-in, the PhoneSuit Journey 3500mAh All-in-One Charger has something going for it that none of the others I’ve tried do: Not only does it have built-in Lightning and microUSB charging cables, it also …

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November 28, 2015 • Autos, Outdoors, Reviews

The SPOT Trace GPS Tracker Will Make Sure You Never Lose Anything (or Anyone) Ever Again

Do you own a four-wheeler, a snowmobile, a motorcycle, a golf cart, or any vehicle that doesn’t have LoJack, OnStar, or some other form of real-time GPS tracking? If so, then you’ll be interested in the SPOT Trace GPS Tracker. And guess what? It will even work in backpacks, luggage, or other moveable objects that you …

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November 27, 2015 • Reviews

LUNATIK ARCHITEK iPhone 6 Case: Slim, Strong, and Good-Looking Protection

The great thing about the iPhone 6/6S is that it is a slim, curvaceous little beast. Adding a bulky case to such a device almost feels criminal, especially if you don’t lead a rugged lifestyle. Want to protect your pocket computer from daily life without compromising its lines? Slide it into a LUNATIK ARCHITEK iPhone 6 Case.

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November 27, 2015 • Gift Guides

Gifts for the Person Who Is Impossible to Shop For — Yeah, We All Know at Least One!

We all have that one person who stumps us every year, the person we love so much, who we want to give a truly thoughtful gift to, but what? They buy themselves anything needed, and they have few wants (that you know of!). Well, here are some thoughtful, useful, and unique gifts to help you …

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November 27, 2015 • Gift Guides, Travel

Gifts for the Frequent Traveler: AKA the Person Who Is Gone Almost As Much As They Are Home

TripIt says I’ve made 20 trips over 96 days in the last year, and I still have two trips left before the end of 2015! With nearly 1/3 of this year spent traveling, I’ve figured out a few items that definitely make the voyage easier. Do you have a favorite traveler on your holiday gift …

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November 24, 2015 • News

Withings Adds Baby Monitoring Mode to Their Home HD Camera

Just in time for the holidays, Withings has updated their Home monitoring system to include a baby monitor mode. Previously the unobtrusive Home would “just” monitor your house (and its air quality) and allow two-way interaction with the people inside, snapping photos and recording video clips (like that wasn’t already awesome). Now, they’ve added Baby …

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November 24, 2015 • Deals

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Tech Deals Are in Full Effect!

Are you feeling overwhelmed because you don’t know where to start with your holiday shopping? We’re here to help with Black Friday and Cyber Monday tech deals. Just take a look at some of the bargains we’ve found!

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November 23, 2015 • Deals

Get Ready for the Hot Black Friday Deals from LUNATIK

Are you looking for a fantastic deal on some of the best Apple iPhone cases, Apple Watch protection and other accessories that money can buy? Look no further than these fab Black Friday deals from LUNATIK!

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November 21, 2015 • Reviews

Keep Your HVAC Healthy with FilterSnap’s Subscription Filter Service

I have a confession to make: Kev and I once forgot to change the filter in our HVAC central return unit for over 6 months. The first clue of our negligence was that there was more dust than usual floating around our home. We live in the country, so dust is an issue anyway; I didn’t catch on at first.

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November 19, 2015 • News

HOOK & ALBERT Releases Two Stylish and Functional Pieces

If you’re a woman, finding a reasonably priced fashionable and functional laptop bag isn’t that hard; men, other hand, usually have fewer options. Want a basic bag? You can get one without spending too much money. Want something more fashionable? Prepare yourself to throw down the big bucks. HOOK & ALBERT provides fashionable and functional products …

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November 19, 2015 • Deals

Get Great Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals on the Huawei Watch

Did you read my Huawei Watch review? If you did, you’ll recall that it is currently my favorite smartwatch. If you’re interested in one, this is the time to buy! On Black Friday, Huawei will be offering $50 to $100 off select watch models through GetHuawei.com, BestBuy.com, select Best Buy stores, Amazon.com, Target.com and Google Play store.

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November 18, 2015 • Reviews

The Dyson AM10 Humidifier: Puts Humidity Where It Belongs — in the Air and Not on Your Floor!

Unless you live in a humid climate, it’s almost always a good idea to have a humidifier running in your home. They can help with everything from breathing issues, to preventing sinus infections, or providing relief from dry skin and hair. But knowing which humidifier to buy can be tricky. I’ve tried several brands; my favorite is …

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November 17, 2015 • Reviews

LUNATIK TAKTIK 360 for iPhone 6 / 6S: The Toughest iPhone Case You Can Buy

How’d you like to put your iPhone into a case that could survive just about anything short of a nuclear blast? If your job takes you outdoors on a regular basis, or even if you just want to know that your phone will be safe by the hot tub or pool, the LUNATIK TAKTIK 360 could …

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