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TYLT ENERGI Sliding Power Case for iPhone 6 Plus Review

For $99.99, the TYLT ENERGI Sliding Power Case for iPhone 6 Plus offers both a thin, protective case and a 3,500mAh external battery slider that offers an additional 85% battery life. When you need to travel light, just use the inner case. When you need some extra power, you slide on the Power Sleeve and keep going.

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Tech Armor Has Your Dad, Grad, and Summer Covered

The season for grads, Dads and summer getaways is quickly upon us. Many will be receiving or purchasing new phones and smart devices and as with all new electronics we must remember to think device protection. Tech Armor would like you to keep this in mind and they sent along a little kit that is ideal for this season.

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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, and tablets.

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EasyAcc DP100 Bluetooth Speaker-Sound Sacrificed for Aesthetics

The EasyAcc DP100 Ultra Portable Bluetooth Speaker lives up to its name, since it’s smaller than a can of soda. This tiny Bluetooth speaker puts out decent sound for its size, convenience, and price while its battery lasts up to 20 hours of playback time. This low-energy Bluetooth 4.0 speaker is now available at Amazon for $35.99.

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Mistakes Handled Correctly-Why I Love GreenManGaming

This week ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ was released, with over 1.5 million pre-orders! I pre-ordered mine through a favorite site – GreenManGaming. The main reason I love GreenManGaming? They offer a better pre-order discount than GoG.com, Steam, and other sources. There was an issue getting keys on time, but how GreenManGaming handled it made me even more loyal!

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Mophie Juice Pack for iPhone 6 Plus Review

Keeping your phone going for a whole day of heavy use can sometimes be a chore, and while USB power packs are common, battery backpacks like the Mophie Juice Pack for iPhone 6 Plus can be a more convenient option. Rather than tethering your phone to a battery with a USB cable, the Mophie Juice Pack acts as a case …

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Dlodlo Announces the World’s Lightest Virtual Reality Glasses

Dlodlo, the world’s leader in Virtual Reality products announced earlier this week their Dlodlo VR Glasses, the world’s lightest portable Virtual Reality Glasses.   Upon first glance, the VR glasses aren’t what you’d expect out of a Judge Dredd movie. The fashionably designed, wireless, and super lightweight glasses are not only portable and comfortable (unlike their competitors), they actually do …

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2015 Honda CR-V: Best-Seller Just Got Better

When the 2015 Honda CR-V compact crossover utility vehicle arrived a while back I realized it has been quite some time since I had tested this model. The vehicle itself has been around for 17 years and has become the best-selling model in its class. For 2015 the CR-V receives some significant mid-cycle upgrades, most notably under the hood.

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A-Audio Icon Wireless Over-Ear (ANC) Headphones

At an MSRP of $379, the A-Audio Icon headphones are in the price range of premium headphones. This price range puts the headphones in a competitive market with the likes of many better-known brands. At the same time, the Icon headphones deliver wireless sound, active noise cancellation, excellent sound, and a bold design that is anything but cookie-cutter. The first …

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AltspaceVR Launches Social Virtual Reality Platform in Public Beta

AltspaceVR is a social virtual reality platform that allows users to experience anything on the Internet with other users, no matter where they are through virtual reality. Within AltspaceVR, people can connect in virtual shared spaces and communicate verbally and with natural body language, just like you would in real life. Anyone can join the beta starting today!

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Synology’s BeyondCloud Mirror Is the Ultimate Beginner’s NAS

The Synology BeyondCloud Mirror (BC214se 2300) is without doubt, the best Network Attached Storage device I’ve ever reviewed. It comes with two 3TB Seagate NAS Hard Drives pre-installed and its simple plug-and-play setup will have you up and running in less than 5 minutes. It’s the perfect setup for your personal entertainment center. It is available now for $369.99.

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TYLT RIBBN 4.8A Car Charger with Flat Ribbon Cable Review

TYLT is one of my favorite mobile accessory companies. They make bright, functional accessories that consistently work as promised. This time out we are taking a look at the new TYLT RIBBN 4.8A Car Charger with Flat Ribbon Cable. This is, to be honest, the car charging system I have been waiting for. Here’s why. The car charger comes in …

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Rokform RokFolio Case for iPhone 6: Good Name, Good Folio

Some days I just sit and wonder what marketing departments were thinking when they come up with names for products. And then there is the RokFolio, the new wallet/folio case from Rokform that is now available for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. RokFolio features the patented Rokform Mounting System and magnetic grip in a wallet/folio style case.

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Garmin Announces the ForeRunner 225 with Wrist-Based Heart Rate from Mio

For years Garmin had an unassailable position with their GPS watches representing the ‘gold standard’ for runners. The move to low-cost Bluetooth activity trackers rocked the industry as it pushed manufacturers to include more features, wireless syncing, and lower prices. Garmin pushes the envelope again with ForeRunner 225, the first major running watch with integrated optical heart-rate sensor from Mio.

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Verizon Communications Inc. Buying AOL Inc for 4.4 Billion in Cash

It was bound to happen. Yes, at some point we all expected a media giant to buy the once powerful AOL. That media giant is Verizon Communications Inc. and they will be buying AOL for “just” $4.4 billion. As the Wall Street Journal reports, the deal is, “aimed at advancing the telecom giant’s growth ambitions in mobile video and advertising.” 

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