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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 10, 2016 • Reviews

Finex’s Revolutionary Cast Iron Skillet Makes Your Stovetop More Useful

We’ve all gone through kitchenware pans and a skillet or two in our lifetimes, and to be honest, there aren’t a lot of good quality pans out there that won’t cost you a pretty penny for actual quality. More recently I had my cheap Black Friday skillet legitimately die on me (It was cheap) and I was …

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February 9, 2016 • Reviews

The Dell XPS 15: Go Big and Go Home with the Smallest 15″ Laptop on the Planet!

When I got my 2015 13″ MacBook Pro retina, Kev inherited my “old” 2012 15″ MacBook Pro retina. So when I read the Dell XPS 15’s reviewer guide and saw that Dell was calling it the “smallest 15-inch laptop on the planet”, heck yeah I was skeptical! But I had the means to do a quick …

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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 7, 2016 • Reviews

Tiltcard Fits in Your Wallet but Holds Up Your Phone

It’s easy to find a tablet case with a built in stand, but most phone cases with kickstands tend to be pretty bulky. Tiltcard offers a better solution than choosing between a bulky case and propping your phone up against an assortment of objects by offering a collapsible stand that fits in your wallet.

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February 7, 2016 • Reviews

A Quick Look at the Honor 5X and Its Android Skin

We will be doing a full review of the Honor 5X soon; it’s a phone with the build quality of a flagship at budget pricing. But the Honor EMUI skin has gotten a lot of criticism, and it may not be as bad as first reaction seems. It’s easy to judge the EMUI apps and …

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February 7, 2016 • Reviews

Get More out of Your Laptop Charger with the Zolt Charger Plus

Apple’s MacBook MagSafe Charger is big, clunky, and gets in the way. From the large white cube, down to the all-white cable being just an eyesore from across the room, I wanted a bit more, so when Zolt sent me over their Zolt Laptop Charger Plus, I knew I’d never use the charger that came …

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February 6, 2016 • Reviews

ActionProof’s BOZON Apple Watch Charging Dock is Funky, Disappointing

ActionProof is back at it with their premium silicon accessories, now featuring the BOZON charging dock for the Apple Watch. The BOZON can hold the watch horizontally or vertically while also gathering the excess USB cable inside. The wide stance of the BOZON also keeps the stand steady on your night table. BOZON is available …

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February 6, 2016 • Reviews

The Proper Power is The Last Battery Pack You’ll Have to Buy

You can never go without enough power for your smart devices, and one company by the name of Proper gets this. I’ve followed them for a while and finally got my hands on their Proper External Battery Pack and honestly, it’s the slimmest  and most stylish battery pack I’ve ever used. The Proper Power is …

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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 6, 2016 • News, Reviews

LaCie’s Rugged Mini Is Everything You’d Want in A Portable Hard Drive

I’ve had the pleasure of being able to review LaCie’s 4TB Rugged Mini, and I love it! A Portable external hard drive, the Rugged Mini is everything you saw from the original (and larger) LaCie Rugged Raid, but in a smaller design that maximizes its portability, all while giving you a nice flashy orange bumper …

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February 5, 2016 • Reviews

APC Network Battery Backup + Mobile Power Pack Review: Keep Your Network Alive

Isn’t it aggravating when you’re working on something important, the power goes out, and you lose your laptop’s internet connectivity? Sure, you could use your mobile phone as a hotspot if you’ve got a tethering data plan, but if your modem and router were plugged into the APC Network Battery Backup + Mobile Power Pack, you …

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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 5, 2016 • Reviews

Brooks Pureflow 5 Running Shoe Review

Running shoes are the most subjective item to review, since everything from shoe type to foot size to personal preference become factors in judging the shoe. Having said that, I feel pretty comfortable saying the Brooks Pureflow 5 are probably the best running shoe I’ve had the pleasure of reviewing in the last several years. Read …

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February 4, 2016 • News, Reviews

Urban Armor Gear iPad Pro Case Review

Not too long ago, I took a look at the composite case for my 12-inch MacBook from Urban Armor Gear. Now UAG has been kind enough so send a sample of their case for the iPad Pro. While similar in many ways, the UAG iPad Pro Case has some features unique to it. The case …

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February 3, 2016 • Reviews

Torque t402v Premium Customizable On-Ear and Over-Ear Headphones Review

Just when I thought that I’d seen almost everything with regard to high-end headphones, along come the Torque t402v Premium Customizable On-Ear and Over-Ear Headphones to show me that I know nothing, Jon Snow.

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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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January 31, 2016 • Reviews

Unboxing the Litter-Robot Open Air Automatic Self-Cleaning Litter Box for Cats

It’s been exactly eight years since I unboxed my first Litter-Robot and reviewed it. Since then, I have convinced several friends and family members to buy one, I’ve purchased two more, and I’ve given the two older versions I had to friends with cats — all of these Litter-Robots are still going strong!

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January 30, 2016 • Reviews

DreamScreen Provides a Gorgeous and Immersive TV Viewing Experience

DreamScreen brings your TV to life in ways you’ve never experienced before. Using a string of high-tech LED lights adhered to the back of your TV, DreamScreen mimics the colors of the pixels on your HDTV to expand your television’s picture beyond the screen. DreamScreen is currently campaigning on Kickstarter for funding; pledge now to …

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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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