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February 9, 2016 • News

IK Multimedia Miroslav Philharmonik 2 Brings out the Inner Composer!

IK Multimedia released a product recently that will prove to bring out your inner composer. Miroslav Philharmonik 2 brings a concert hall full of musicians and allows them to be directed and composed on your computer. The virtual orchestra utilizes over 2700 instruments sampled in high-definition audio. Read on to get more information and check …

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January 12, 2016 • Outdoors, Reviews

Scosche boomBottle H2O Takes Your Music to the Outdoors!

I spend a lot of time outdoors, hunting, fishing, grilling, and taking the kids to the pool. Of course, most outdoor activities are better with music, so there is always a Bluetooth speaker around. The Scosche boomBottle H2O ($109.99) has now given me great audio without the worry. The speaker is water proof, rugged, and …

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January 7, 2016 • News, Outdoors

ECOXGEAR Luaunces Water Proof and Solar Powered Audio Solutions

I know we are in the middle of winter, but summer and outdoor activities are soon coming! ECOXGEAR is ready for some outdoor time by releasing the SOL JAM and the EcoCarbon Bluetooth speakers at CES this week. Listen to music while in the water or stay charged with the sun!

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January 7, 2016 • News

808 Audio Announces New Lineup at CES

Portable Bluetooth audio devices have become a product category that interests me. 808 Audio just announced their 2016 audio lineup that proves to have something for everyone at an affordable price. Casual listeners, outdoors enthusiasts and party hosts should all find something that works for them. 

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January 7, 2016 • News

Smart-Rhino Unveils Xcooter at CES

If you are looking for alternate transportation and size and weight are an issue, check out the new Xcooter that Smart-Rhino has just announced at CES. The tiny scooter folds up for storage and looks like a lot of fun. 

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January 7, 2016 • News

Philips Fidelio Soundbar with Dolby Atmos Announced at CES

There are many new products that get amazing sound from a compact package when it comes to television audio. Gibson Innovations has announced the Philips Fidelio Soundbar that includes Dolby Atmos technology. I have three televisions with stock speakers and need something to improved the sound. This soundbar could be exactly what I was looking …

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December 31, 2015 • Editorials, News

Does The Spotify Class Action Suit Threaten Streaming Services?

My favorite streaming music service, Spotify, is facing a class action lawsuit claiming they violated the copyrights of thousands of artists. If the suit sticks, Spotify could be responsible for millions in unpaid royalties. If this happens, could it be the first in a domino effect for the entire streaming industry? What does the future …

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December 17, 2015 • Reviews

iRig Acoustic Makes Mobile Guitar Recording Possible

Today’s technology brings many ways for musicians to record and play their instruments. These options are often expensive and difficult to use. IK Multimedia has introduced the iRig Acoustic to solve this issue. The iRig Acoustic ($49.99) is a high quality microphone pickup system that allows acoustic guitar and ukulele players to record and play …

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December 1, 2015 • Reviews

Scosche goBAT 6000 and flatOUT LED Realtree Keep Outdoorsmen Charged Up

I spend a lot of time in the woods chasing white tail deer this time of year. My phone is an important tool while hunting. Be it entertainment, photos, video and hunting apps; it’s always in use. Scosche has released a Realtree collection perfect for my hunts. The goBAT 6000 ($69.99) and flatOUT LED ($19.99) iPhone cable …

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October 13, 2015 • Reviews

iGlaze napa iPhone 6+ and 6s+ Case Review

We all know one of the most important accessories for a phone is the case. I prefer a case that looks good of course, but it also has to provide protection while not adding excessive bulk. Why have a beautiful device and slap a giant, ugly box case on it? Will the iGlaze napa from …

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September 23, 2015 • Reviews

Jamstik+ The Smart Guitar Review

When I started playing the guitar in the early 80’s, I dreamed of having a cool electric guitar with some cool technology. It is now 2015 and I have now played a small, portable guitar that connects to my smartphone and tablet. The Jamstik+ is a wireless, compact MIDI guitar that needs no tuning and …

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August 12, 2015 • Reviews

ProtectorXT Review: A Biometric Quick Access Gun Rack

As an avid owner and user of firearms and father of two young sons, safety is always on my mind. Whether it is protecting my family from intruders or keeping weapons out of the hands of my children, the safety of my firearms is important. The ProtectorXT ($359) is a biometric, quick open gun rack …

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July 23, 2015 • Reviews

HTC Re Review: Small Camera, Big Punch

I have been looking for a portable camera that is small, affordable, and provides excellent video and photo quality. The market is flooded, but I was recently given the opportunity to review the HTC Re which currently retails for $117 on Amazon. While this camera looks odd, can it fit the bill? Read on for …

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July 7, 2015 • Reviews

Basis Peak Review: Fitness Tracking with a Twist!

I jumped on the wearable train early on by using both a Pebble watch as well as the original FitBit. After tiring of wearing two devices, I looked for something different. Luckily I recently had the chance to try out the Basis Peak $199.99. The fitness tracker is also a watch with some smart functions. Let’s …

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May 24, 2015 • Reviews

Samson Meteor M2 Speaker Review

I recently finished my home bar and began searching for some small speakers to play through my laptop or iPad. The opportunity to review the Samson Meteor M2 speakers came about so I jumped on it. The $149.99 Samson Meteor M2 speaker combines an old school design style with great sound perfect for desktops, laptops, …

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May 2, 2015 • Reviews

Goal Zero Switch 10 Multi-tool Kit Review

I have become a huge fan of solar technology. Since I spend considerable time in the outdoors off-grid, solar products allow me to keep my devices connected. I have several solar products and jumped at the chance to review the Goal Zero Switch 10 Mutli-tool Kit. The $119.95 kit is an all-in-one solution for a pack or …

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April 9, 2015 • Reviews

Tracer Racers Dual Loop Review

I always have a blast getting to have my kids join me for a review. It just so happened we were able to obtain the Max Traxx Tracer Racers for review and some old school fun. The side-by-side lighted racers leave a glow trail on the provided glow-in-the-dark track through a loop. Read on to …

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March 6, 2015 • Outdoors, Reviews

Get Ready for Summer with the Pear Training Intelligence Kit

With warm weather allegedly on the horizon, it is time to start getting out and getting into shape. Pear Sports has developed a $99.95 kit turning your iPhone or Android phone into a training station. With heart rate monitoring and knowing your fitness goals, the app will use real-time coaching to help you meet your …

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February 3, 2015 • Reviews

ShotTracker Review: Improve Your Hoops Game

As a high school coach, I know the world of athletics has become incredibly competitive. In order to succeed, young athletes have to be willing to put in much more time than the allotted practice hours for a week. ShotTracker has developed a wearable device that assists basketball players to get workouts and track progress. …

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January 22, 2015 • Reviews

Blackfire Clamplight Backpack Review: Light Up Your Adventure

One truth in my world is that I am always up for a new pocket knife or flashlight. Maybe because I spend so much times in the woods, or maybe it is just a man thing. When I had the chance to review the Blackfire Clamplight Backpack, I jumped at the chance, and the $34.99 …

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January 6, 2015 • News

TRENDnet Announces Two Home Automation Products

The flood of new technologies for the home is exciting. I currently have one smart plug in my den and want to expand my home control technology options. TRENDnet has just introduced two new products to their home automation line, the Smart Switch Powerline Kit and the Smart Switch Powerline Kit with Wifi Extender which …

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