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January 7, 2016 • News

Solos Smart Eyewear Turns Cycling into Sci Fi!

It’s official, we’re living in the future. Not only is virtual reality quickly becoming everyday reality, but now you can wear a heads-up display while you’re riding a bike, literally seeing your ride statistics floating in front of you like a biking terminator. That’s the future that Solos Smart Eyewear is promising!

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January 6, 2016 • News

Casio Announces the WSD-F10 Outdoor Watch with Android Wear

Casio is diving wrist first into the Android Wear world with their newest release, the WSD-F10 Outdoor Watch. It combines Casio’s trademark rugged designs with the power of Android Wear, perfect for those times when you need to check Facebook while at Basecamp for Mount Everest.

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January 6, 2016 • News

Polar Balance Smart Scale Adds Weight Tracking to the Polar Flow Ecosystem

Polar has been expanding their fitness portfolio beyond just heart rate monitoring, with a slew of activity trackers and GPS watches. Now they’re making the whole ecosystem even more holistic by adding weight management with the new Polar Balance scale!

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January 6, 2016 • News

Ogio Will Keep You Styling in 2016 with New Gran Premio and Chelsea Collections!

Ogio has been providing quality bags for quite some time, and this year at CES they are refreshing their professional bags with the Gran Premio and Chelsea collections. Whether you need a small bag to carry a tablet and essentials, or a larger briefcase for your laptop and files, Ogio is going to keep you …

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January 6, 2016 • News

Trackr Reveals New Products and Features at CES

Our team at CES ran into the folks at Trackr, and they were able to get a quick update on some new features, partnerships, and products being offered. For those who aren’t familiar, Trackr is a small coin sized Bluetooth device that helps make sure you never lose your valuables again! Intrigued? Watch the video …

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January 5, 2016 • News

Misfit Announces the Misfit Ray Activity Tracker

Misfit’s devices have all had a very recognizable style, in that they are small round disks of various materials, ranging from cheaper plastics to metals to even Swarovski crystals. They are shaking things up with their new Misfit Ray, a more bracelet-style tube that tracks activity, sleep, and handles basic notifications, just like its siblings!

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January 5, 2016 • News

DigitSole Brings Warmth and Wearables to Your Feet

Everyone knew CES 2016 was going to be focused on wearable technology, but I doubt anyone could have imagined something like DigitSoles. They make smartphone controlled shoes and insoles that track your steps, adjust the fit, and even warm your feet!

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January 5, 2016 • News

Fitbit Announces the Fitbit Blaze Smartwatch!

Fitbit is putting their mark on 2016 early, with a new device called the Fitbit Blaze. It’s a smartwatch with a full color touchscreen, but no GPS, and it will sit between the Charge HR and the Surge price-wise, at $199.95.

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January 5, 2016 • News

Under Armour and HTC Will Whip You into Shape with Under Armour Healthbox!

Under Armour has been slowly building a fitness empire. They absorbed the MapMyRun suite of apps, Endomondo, and MyFitnessPal, but software was only phase one. Now they’ve made the leap from software to hardware, debuting a fitness tracker, heart rate monitor, connected scale and more, all bundled and sold as “Under Armour Healthbox“, and designed …

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January 4, 2016 • News

Acer Releases Chromebooks, Tablets, Laptops, and More at CES 2016!

Acer is busy at CES this year! They’ve always been a big player in laptops, smartphones, tablets, and computer equipment in general, and they have updates for just about everything this year! There’s a lot to be excited about, whether you’re looking for a high end Windows machine or a simple Android tablet, so let’s …

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January 4, 2016 • News

Alcatel Onetouch Releases New Phones, Tablets, and even a Kid’s Wearable!

Alcatel Onetouch is very busy at CES this year. They’re covering a ton of areas, from Android phones to Windows tablets and child-focused watches with safety features. Basically, whether you want a phablet or a device to keep your elementary age kiddo safe, Alcatel has a product for it. On the Android front, Alcatel has …

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January 2, 2016 • News

Grush Gaming Toothbrush Now Available!

The hardest part of having a toddler is the “I do it myself!” phase. Independence is a huge development step, but inevitably your child needs more parental involvement than they believe they do. Toothbrushing is a big part of this push/pull battle, but Grush has an idea to use connected gaming to make toothbrushing fun …

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December 31, 2015 • News

Beware of Elaborate Internet Scams That Target Online Communities!

When you spend enough time online, you develop friendships with people you’ve never met. Unfortunately, twice this year I saw online communities raise money for people they thought were genuine community members in need, only to discover after the fact their “friend” was lying, or nonexistent!

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December 26, 2015 • Reviews

The Travel Bra-Carry Your Valuables Close to Your Chest!

This intro is a bit different from most reviews because I’m guessing we’re mostly going to attract a female audience. Anyone who doesn’t want to read a review of a bra, note that the Travel Bra people are working on male briefs and other similar concept clothes. Check them out, and read on for our review …

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December 20, 2015 • Reviews

Power Toothpaste Has Been Turbocharging My Mornings!

Recently, I wrote about Power Toothpaste, which takes normal, everyday toothpaste and gives it some oomph with a dosing of caffeine. I’ll be honest-the idea made me laugh, because who thinks to put caffeine in toothpaste? Power Toothpaste was kind enough to let me indulge my inner guinea pig, and I’ve been testing the toothpaste for the …

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December 19, 2015 • Reviews

Links-IT Makes Your Pet’s Collar Safe and Stylish!

Sometimes we get pitches for gadgets that solve a problem that doesn’t exist. Other times, we get pitches for products that solve a problem that we didn’t know could be fixed. Links-It is solidly in the latter category, as it solves the issue of split-rings and pet collars, an annoyance all pet owners know too …

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December 18, 2015 • Reviews

Enerskin Compression Sleeves are the Skin You Wish You Had!

I have what I somewhat affectionately call a persnickety knee. It has earned the right to be picky after a torn ACL in 2008 and a torn meniscus in 2014. So while I was excited to test out the Enerskin Compression Sleeves, I knew they had to pass an often grumpy and slightly arthritic critic!

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December 16, 2015 • News

Original Pebble and Pebble Steel Receive the Timeline Update!

Pebble promised when they rolled out a new user interface that it would reach the first generation Pebble and Pebble Steel by the end of the year. They’re cutting it a bit close, but with two weeks to go they’ve finally announced that the original Pebbles could share in the new software with their Time …

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December 14, 2015 • Reviews

ZeroWater Filtration System Lives Up to Its Name!

 Do you have a filtered water pitcher or system in your house? Most people keep some sort of filtered water around, either because they like the taste or they distrust their tap water. Whatever the reason, have you ever considered HOW filtered your water is? ZeroWater has, and they claim to offer the most filtered …

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December 3, 2015 • Reviews

Tile Review: Never Lose Your Keys Again!

*Update: Tile can be purchased through T-Mobile, and they are the only wireless carrier offering Tile this holiday season. You can check out Tile and the “Uncarrier” here.* There are two common refrains in my house: “Have you seen my keys?” and “Hey, can you call my phone, I can’t remember where I left it!” …

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December 3, 2015 • News

Verizon Customers Can Snag a Free Star Wars Google Cardboard Viewer!

Verizon is really going all-in on the Star Wars marketing. They already license “Droid” for their exclusive phones, and now they’re getting into the movies too, with exclusive Google Cardboard viewers for Verizon customers in BB-8, Kylo Ren, Stormtrooper, or R2-D2 themes!

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