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March 17, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

Emvio Smartwatch Wants to Help You Manage Your Stress

Stress is a big part of everyone’s life, whether you’ll admit to it or not. Emvio wants to help you keep track of your stress and help you control your stress. Emvio is a watch that measures your heart rate variability, blood pressure, pulse, and rate of physical activity. You can make a pledge today …

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March 14, 2015 • Reviews

Ventev Penna Wallet, Toughglass Screen Protector for iPhone 6 Plus Review

The Ventev Penna Wallet for iPhone 6 Plus is one of the nicer cases that your phone will ever try on. It’s made of soft, premium leather and has a microfiber lining to protect your screen. The wallet can provide a kickstand for your phone and has an outer wallet for personal storage. The Ventev …

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March 12, 2015 • News

Synology Releases DiskStation Manager 5.2 Beta, Gives out 3 NAS to Testers

Synology, one of my favorite NAS brands, has just released their DiskStation Manager (DSM) 5.2 beta software. DSM is Synology’s award-winning NAS operating system software. Along with a host of other features, DSM 5.2 beta is designed to make managing your own private cloud a whole lot easier. Synology is also giving away three DS214se …

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March 10, 2015 • Reviews

Cities: Skylines Towers Above the City Builder Game Competition

Cities: Skylines is THE new next-gen city building and management simulation game. Developed by Colossal Order, a small Finnish team with a passion for high quality games, Cities: Skylines towers above the competition when it comes to deep gameplay and customization. Cities: Skylines is available for $29.99 TODAY on Steam, and is compatible with PC, …

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March 7, 2015 • Reviews

Seidio’s TETRA Pro is an Impressive Hybrid Bumper for iPhone 6 Plus

Finally, an iPhone 6 Plus bumper case I’m impressed with! The Seidio TETRA Pro Pro is a two-part bumper, with the inner layer made of a flexible TPU plastic and the exterior made of aluminum. The TETRA Pro snaps on or off with no tools, making this case stylish and easy to use. The Seidio …

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March 2, 2015 • News

Withings Announces Big Updates for the Activité, Activité Pop, and Home

Withings has just made two big announcements about three of their marquee products.  First, they announced that their gorgeous Activité and Activité Pop activity tracking watches will be compatible with Android starting tomorrow, March 2nd.  And second, they announced that their Withings Home monitoring device will soon offer the option to save 30 days of …

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February 28, 2015 • Reviews

Saffron LED Lighting is the Enlightened Choice for Homeowners

Saffron is a new company that’s bringing beautiful and intelligent LED lighting to the consumer.  They have LED light bulbs that look exactly like traditional incandescent bulbs, “Smart” LED bulbs that automatically turn on when it gets dark or dim over time to simulate a sunset.  These energy efficient and long-lasting bulbs are available now …

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February 21, 2015 • Reviews

KLEVV Is Looking to Make a Splash in the Gaming PC RAM Market

KLEVV is a newcomer to the memory game, but they have the pedigree to prove their worth. They’re hitting the market with many levels of premium PC RAM to suit every taste. KLEVV has access to the finest memory chips due to their parent companies and are looking to make a dent in the Gaming PC …

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February 19, 2015 • Gear Bits

Sand Sign Kickstarter Campaign is Looking to Write your Note on the Beach

Although it’s a little late for Valentine’s Day, Sand Sign wants to write a love note on the beach for you! Their Kickstarter campaign has 22 days left and they are looking to break the record for the Most Love Declarations Written on the Beach. In return for your Kickstarter pledge, Sand Sign will write …

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January 27, 2015 • News

Swyp Smart Wallet Wants to Be the One Card to Rule Them All

If you use the Internet even sparingly, you’re bound to know that smart wallets are the next big change in the way that we make purchases. Swyp is the latest product that wants to combine all of your credit cards, debit cards, gift cards, and loyalty cards into one credit card-sized package. Swyp is now …

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January 15, 2015 • Gear Bits

ZEROHOUR RELIC XR Tactical LED Flashlight is a Kickstarter Superstar

Reaching its Kickstarter goal in 16 hours, ZEROHOUR‘s RELIC XR Tactical LED Flashlight was quite literally, an overnight success.  This kickass-looking device is a USB rechargeable flashlight and waterproof battery backup in one.  Not only is this flashlight waterproof, it’s constructed with aircraft aluminum.  There’s still time to pledge at least $120 to secure your own at …

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January 6, 2015 • Gear Bits

AltspaceVR/Intel to Showcase Social Virtual Reality at CES 2015

AltspaceVr is a Google-backed virtual reality startup who is developing a shared virtual reality platform.  This platform will give users a chance to share a virtual space and interact together, much like the real world.  Users can play games together, watch movies together, or experience anything on the internet together.  Currently, AltspaceVR’s platform is in …

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January 4, 2015 • Reviews

Ion’s Clipster Active is a Superb, Versatile Bluetooth Speaker

Ion’s Clipster Active is a neat little portable Bluetooth speaker that can clip on to your gym bag or strap on to your bicycle. It’s single speaker pumps out surprisingly good sound while you can also use it to make phone calls with the built-in microphone. The Clipster Active can be used in many different …

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December 22, 2014 • Reviews

Liquid Plastic Welder Bondic Is an Incredible Do-It-Yourself Tool

If you need a last minute Christmas gift for a do-it-yourselfer, you’ve got to check out Bondic. It’s the world’s first Liquid Plastic Welder. The full system fits in a package the size of a pen case and can quickly and easily fix, bond, and fill anything and cures within four seconds. The Bondic Complete …

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December 20, 2014 • Reviews

Anker’s Astro 6400mAh External Battery Is a Slam Dunk

Anker’s new 2nd Generation Astro External Battery may be one of the smartest external batteries that I’ve ever used. It’s PowerIQ USB port recognizes the power requirements of your specific device and sends just the right amount of power at just the right speed for that device. The 6400mAh capacity Astro External Battery retails for …

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December 7, 2014 • Reviews

The AKiTio Thunder2 Quad Is a Powerhouse Thunderbolt Hard Drive Enclosure

The AKiTio Thunder2 Quad is a 4-bay external hard drive enclosure with dual Thunderbolt ports that is able to transfer data up to 20 Gbps or 1,375 MB/s.   It has a large handle on top as well as a carrying bag for easy transport. This sturdy hard drive enclosure, perfect for professionals, retails for $499 …

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November 30, 2014 • Reviews

BiggiFi is an Impressive Android HDMI Stick with a Ton of Functionality

BiggiFi is a powerful Android device for your television, with a somewhat silly name. It’s a tiny Android-powered computer within an HDMI stick that’s hooked up directly to your television. You have access to the entire Google Play app library and can run most of its apps using your iPhone or Android phone for control. …

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November 28, 2014 • Reviews

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 …

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November 24, 2014 • Reviews

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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November 16, 2014 • Reviews

Twelve South’s SurfacePad for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is Just Plain Gorgeous

Twelve South’s new SurfacePad for the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus is a luxurious way to carry your new iPhone. This portfolio-style case is wrapped in leather and contains two card pockets for ID or cards. The SurfacePad converts to a stand for videos or Facetiming; the SurfacePad for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus retails for $39.99 and …

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November 2, 2014 • Reviews

The Brinell Private Cloud Device Is the German Swiss Army Knife of Travel

The sophisticated design of the brinell Private Cloud makes it the perfect travel companion for business trips. This private cloud creates a private WiFi network that allows you to share data wirelessly via the detachable large capacity USB stick. It also provides a mobile recharging station while on the go. It’s available in many styles …

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