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Nova Bluetooth Off-Camera Flash for iOS Is a Bright Idea!

Every now and then a smartphone accessory comes along that breaks the mold and surprises you in exciting and useful ways. That’s what happened when the Nova Bluetooth Off-Camera Flash for iOS arrived for review. This Bluetooth enabled flash lets you wirelessly take better pictures. Here’s a quick look at a phenomenal smartphone accessory concept that is also well-executed. The Nova …

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Epson Expression Photo XP-860 All-in-One Printer Is Small and Social

This holiday season, you will be using your phone, tablet, and (shockingly) your camera to take dozens if not hundreds of photos. Some will go up on Facebook or Instagram, but many will sit on the device waiting. Well, with the Epson Expression Photo XP-860 Small-in-One All-in-One Printer the wait is over. Use it to print pictures now and your …

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Shure SRH145 Portable Headphones Review – Shure Quality On-the-Go

Shure’s SRH145 Portable Headphones are a very nice offer into the collapsible headphone arena. The sound quality is very good and the headphones are totally attractive. I took them on a business trip to Chicago with me and was able to truly test how portable these cans are. Shure’s SRH145 Portable Headphones retail for $39.00.

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Gear Diary reviews the ARMORZ Stealth Extreme Light for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus-007

Armorz Stealth Extreme Lite Glass Screen Protector for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Have you got a new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus? If you do, then I can’t recommend immediately putting a screen protector on it highly enough. All that Gorilla Glass; sure it’s stronger than glass, but you can still scratch it or crack surprisingly easily. How can a glass screen protector like the Armorz Stealth Extreme Lite help? Well, do you keep …

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2015 Ford Mustang GT: Ride, Sally, Ride

This year marked the 50th anniversary of a motoring icon while at the same time saw it go from American driveway to international runway. The Ford Mustang is totally new for 2015 and is now being offered in multiple markets around the globe. While it is still America’s sweetheart, for Big Blue Oval it is much, much more.

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Marshall Headphones Mode Headphones Deliver In-Ear Comfort and Sound

If you are in the market for a new pair of in-ear headphones make sure you check out the Marshall Headphones Mode Headphones. These small in-ear earphones have a comfortable design, an accessible price and put out surprisingly impressive sounds. They are a well-rounded package that costs under $70. If you are in the market I highly recommend them.

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Lifeproof Cases Proves Customer Service Isn’t Dead!

Sarah has had a bad run of iPhones drowning due to toddler curiosity. Luckily, a friend of ours was generous enough to pass along a Lifeproof Nuud case that he wasn’t using anymore, and her phone has thankfully not drowned in a while. But it still needed more protection, and that’s where the company’s excellent customer service came into play.

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Logitech protection[+] for iPhone 6 Protects and Holds

Logitech offers a wide range of impressive products. One of the newest is the Logitech protection[+] for iPhone 6. This inexpensive case offers good protection for the iPhone 6 in a thin, relatively light package. It also works with the company’s line of magnetic mounts. I’m surprised by how impressed I am with this case and can’t wait for one …

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Hyrule Warriors Review on Nintendo Wii U

Zelda game series fans get a comprehensive and immersive experience as Nintendo and Koei Temco combine the famous franchise with the hack-and-slash Samurai (Japanese) and Dynasty (Chinese) Warriors series gameplay. Hyrule Warriors action-filled title delivers free roaming fun and various mission objectives amid epic battlegrounds, with expanded actions like climbing and swimming so players can fully experience the boosted graphics.

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Win a Ventev iPhone 6 Case and Glass Screen Protector!

We recently reviewed three different Ventev cases for the iPhone 6. Each has a unique style, and each comes in at a different price point. The company also sent us a glass screen protector. We’re giving the screen protector and one case to a lucky reader. Read on to learn how you can enter and win.

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Anker 2nd Generation Astro E4 13,000mAh External Battery Review

Anker has consistently shown that smartphone and tablet accessories don’t have to be expensive in order to deliver quality. Case in point, the Anker 2nd Generation Astro E4 13,000mAh External Battery. It has an MSRP of $89.99 but, when purchased through our Amazon Affiliate Store it is under $30! That’s an amazing deal!

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G5 Entertainment Gives Away Brightstone Mysteries for FREE on All Platforms

Just over a year ago I reviewed Brightstone Mysteries: Paranormal Hotel and thoroughly enjoyed it, saying it felt “like an interactive story book while still loading them with interesting puzzles and hidden objects and other elements that keep you engaged.” Now they are giving the game away for FREE on all platforms this week! Grab it now! Brightstone Mysteries: Paranormal …

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Gear Diary Reviews the TP-LINK 10400mAh Power Bank-007

TP-LINK 10400mAh Power Bank External Battery Review

If you have a mobile phone, then power management is something that just goes with the territory. Even the new iPhones and Sony Xperias with their larger batteries will still have their moments of inexplicable drains; it’s better to be safe than sorry, so just plan ahead and carry an extended battery pack like the TP-LINK 10400mAh Power Bank.

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2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali Is All New, and So Is the 2015

For the 2015 model year, General Motors has completely made over its fullsize sport utility vehicles. And now for MY2015, the General has updated its big SUVs. Wait, isn’t that the same model year? Apparently yes and no. The paperwork that arrived with this 2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali tester showed a couple of things the vehicle did not have.

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Jabra EVOLVE 80 Headset Is All Work and All Play

There are more knowledge workers than ever trying to be productive in ever-smaller spaces. Distractions are everywhere, and their impact is tremendous. The new Jabra EVOLVE line of headsets was designed for just this scenario. We were sent a pair of the Jabra EVOLVE 80 Headset for review, and we are truly impressed with what the company has done here.

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Ventev iPhone 6 Cases Video Roundup

Ventev recently sent us three of their Ventev iPhone 6 Cases for review. The cases range in price from $19.99 to $34.99, and they run the gamut. One is a simple case made from hardened gel. Another is handcrafted from leather. The third has a most unusual look and feel. We’ve shot brief videos of each; here’s a look.

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Olloclip 4-IN-1 for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Shipping Soon

olloclip has done it again! The new olloclip 4-IN-1 for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is coming soon. It will work with both the front and rear-facing cameras on Apple’s latest smartphones. As they put it, the new lenses are, “ideal for snapping a selfie or photographing your world.” Check it out!

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