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July 30, 2016 • Reviews

Kogan Agora 6 Plus Review

It’s been a long time since I’ve used a “normal” sized phone every day, and I’m sure for many of you it will be the same. Large phones are popular, with their screens offering more room for text, photos, and video while including larger batteries for extended runtime.

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July 28, 2016 • Autos, Reviews

Choetech Car Chargers: Qualcomm Quick Charge and USB Type-C Enabled!

You have a quick charger for your phone in your house, why not have one in your car? With the new Choetech car chargers, you can! Let’s take a look at the 30W Dual USB Car Charger and the 22W USB-C Car Charger; both are handy, fast, and inexpensive.

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July 25, 2016 • Reviews

The Alienware Alpha R2 Compact Gaming PC Review: Portable, Powerful, and Multi-Talented

The idea of owning a capable gaming system that isn’t extremely expensive or overly large may seem like a pipe dream, but the Alienware Alpha R2 defies the typical gaming desktop stereotype. At ~7.7″ square by ~2.2″ tall and with a starting weight of 4 pounds (including power brick), the Alpha R2 is portable, affordable, …

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July 24, 2016 • Reviews

The FlexiSpot Sit-Stand Desktop Workstation Is an Office Revelation!

There’s been a big shift in the workplace environment, with many desk workers breaking free from their chairs and turning to standing desks. Loctek is looking to serve the not-so-lazy office worker with their new FlexiSpot sit-stand desktop workstations. With effortless transitions from sitting, to standing, and back to sitting, this convenient solution impresses. FlexiSpot …

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July 24, 2016 • Gaming, Reviews

Creative’s Sound BlasterX H7 Gaming Headset Is in a League of Its Own!

After just reviewing Creative’s Sound BlasterX H5 Gaming Headset last year, they sent over the update to those, in the BlasterX H7s, continuing their goal of being the best gaming headset on the market today! There are a lot of similarities in the H7s that are in the H5s from Creative, from the brushed metal down to the overall …

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July 21, 2016 • Reviews

Alcatel Hits It Out of the Budget Park with Their IDOL 4S and VR Combo

If you’ve been paying attention to what’s big at tech shows for the past couple of years, then you know that Virtual Reality (VR) is H-U-G-E. If you buy the new Alcatel IDOL 4S, you’ll be set to take advantage of this exciting technology right out of the box — with nothing more to buy!

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July 21, 2016 • Reviews

Innergie MagiCable USB-C Connector to Micro USB: Retrofit your Type-C Charging Cable When Needed

Here’s an interesting doo-dad in a long line of USB Type-C related products that we’re seeing these days: this one is the Innergie MagiCable USB-C Connector to Micro USB, and it allows you to charge your MicroUSB devices from a USB Type-C cable.

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July 19, 2016 • Reviews

MINIX USB Type-C Multiport Adapter with VGA Output: Just What I Needed!

If you have a MacBook, then you’ve probably had at least one time (me – many times!) when you’ve wished you could charge your laptop while also attaching an accessory. Or maybe you’ve wished that you could plug a memory card into your laptop, but alas, there are no card readers. The MINIX USB Type-C Multiport …

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July 15, 2016 • Reviews

Signia Has Made Hearing Aids Sexy; No, Really!

If the old-fashioned “ear-trumpet” is what you think of when you think of a hearing aid, you’re only a couple of centuries behind on the tech. Today’s hearing aids are tiny, little things that help their wearers hear well without being obvious or conspicuous.

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July 15, 2016 • Reviews

Choetech Aluminum 4 Port USB 3.0 to Type-C Hub: Just What Your MacBook Needs

So, you bought a new MacBook, and you’re freaking out a little bit because there isn’t a single USB port to be found. Not to worry, Choetech has you covered with their Aluminum 4 Port USB 3.0 toType-C Hub.

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July 14, 2016 • Reviews

JVC Tinyphones Provide Blissful Summer Travel with the Kids

Modern summer travel with the kids in this high-tech era just got better thanks to the new line of Tinyphones from JVC. They come in an earbud or on-ear style and feature a volume limiter to prevent hearing damage. JVC Tinyphones allows adults to enjoy the drive time too by not having to listen to those …

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July 14, 2016 • Reviews

Incipio Design Series Cases for the iPhone 6/6S Plus: Pretty, Fun, and Protective

It’s summer, and that means that fashions are a little bit brighter and we’re all finding ways to (hopefully) stay a little bit cooler. The Incipio Design Series cases for the iPhone 6/6S Plus certainly fit with the season due to their bright designs and fun prints. These cases are cute, protective, and won’t add …

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July 12, 2016 • Reviews

1More’s Triple Driver In-Ear Headphones Are Affordable for an Audiophile

There are not many more things I like in the world other than a good pair of in-ear headphones, and over the past few months I’ve truly lacked in that department, which lead me to going wireless or using over ear headphones. But when at work, I HAVE to have a pair, and I’ve found …

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July 11, 2016 • Reviews

Griffin’s Cove Is a One Stop Charging Shop

Raina and I are setting up our newly remodeled home and thinking through how to be keep it organized. One challenge? With iPhones and iPads, laptops and more we’re the epitome of the multi-device household. We want to avoid having a tangle of cables and wall adapters. That’s where the Cove comes in. Cove is …

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July 11, 2016 • Autos, Reviews

The K40 RL360i Custom Installed Radar Detector: When You Want the Very Best

I’ve been using radar detectors since the 80s — any brand you can think of, I’ve tried it. Every one of them, with the exception of the K40 CALIBRE system that I reviewed in 2005, was a windshield or mirror mounted unit. Eleven years later, and K40 is still the company I look to when something custom installed is …

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July 10, 2016 • Reviews, Travel

The Satechi 60W Multi-Port USB Charging Station: USB Type-A and Type-C Ports Galore

I finally broke down and bought a MacBook after months of hard-sell from Helena. Being able to carry a full Mac OS X computer that weighs so much less than my 13″ MacBook Pro has been liberating; figuring out how to charge my travel laptop and other devices at the same time has been a …

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July 10, 2016 • Reviews

Proper Cloth Hits the Ball Out of the Park with their Custom Dress Shirts

Since their launch in 2008, Proper Cloth has been selling custom dress shirts through their online store to customers around the world. Using a number of sizing methods, each shirt is custom made and hand-assembled and then delivered to your doorstep in about 2 weeks. Proper Cloth guarantees a perfect fit; they’ll alter or remake …

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July 10, 2016 • Reviews

The Torque Audio t096z Are Six High-End In-Ear Headphones in One!

Over the past few years I have had the opportunity to review some incredible earphones but never before have I experienced anything like the Torque Audio t096z. This one pair of earphones is actually six different pair, thanks to the innovative use of 6 different TorqueValves. Each offers a different sound in order to meet …

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July 10, 2016 • Reviews

Naim’s Mu-so Hi-Fi Home Stereo System Is One Amazing Home Audio System

One thing that my home way truly missing was a really good home stereo/music system, so while shopping around I stumbled across the Mu-so by Naim Audio. While expensive at $1499, the speaker gets the job done!

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July 9, 2016 • Reviews

Stop Forgetting Your Cable with Native Union’s KEY Cable

Have you ever been in a position where you need that quick charge, or you have a friend who has a brick for you, but their device isn’t the same as yours so you catch yourself asking strangers for a cable so you can get some extra juice to last? You no longer need to …

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July 9, 2016 • Reviews

TOTU BT-2 V4.1 Bluetooth Headphones Wireless Sports Headset for the Win!

Can a pair of Bluetooth wireless headphones that sell on Amazon for under $60 sound decent? That’s the question I brought with me when I began my review of the TOTU BT-2 V4.1 Bluetooth Headphones Wireless Music Stereo Sports Headset. While they have an MSRP of $99.99 you can get them for $40 less on …

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