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2015 Subaru Legacy Midsize Sedan Perfect for All Four Seasons

Midsize sedans dominate the list of best-selling vehicles each year right after pickup trucks. Names like Accord and Camry are household institutions. But did you know Subaru has been selling a vehicle in this segment too? It’s called Legacy, and it is completely redesigned for 2015. It features the largest interior in its segment and all-wheel drive is standard.

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Grovemade Walnut MacBook Back: Not Your Average Laptop Accessory

It’s not every day that I recommend a product simply because it’s lovely to look at and adds joy to my tech experience, but the Grovemade Walnut MacBook Back is just such an item. At $49.99, it’s in that no-man’s land between cheap enough to not think twice about — but just pricey enough that it might give you pause.

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JBL GX600C Component Speakers Bring the Concert to the Car

JBL has been a leading name in audio for years, and the name that became famous at rock arenas and concert halls also brings spectacular sound reproduction to your automobile. JBL offers a host of car audio products and recently sent along the GX600C component system for us to test and what a treat for our ears it was.

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Bluelounge New Product Roundup and Reviews

Since first meeting with Bluelounge at CES 2014 I’ve been a fan. And when the company releases new products I’m always interested in what they have now come up with. They just announced two new products-Pixi Multi-Purpose Ties and the Portiko power cord. Both are affordable, well-executed, and serve excellent purposes.   PIXI MULTI-PURPOSE TIES The first product Bluelounge just …

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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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OLIVERS All Over Shorts Are Gym Shorts Re-Envisioned

If you balk at the idea of a $68 pair of athletic shorts you can stop reading this review right now. Yes, the OLIVERS All Over Shorts are gym shorts re-envisioned from the thread up. The result is a pair of shorts that are pricey but may very well be worth the price. Here’s a quick look.

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Nebraska Woman Sues All Gays on Behalf of God

Apparently I’m being sued. So are my lawyers. And several of my college friends, roommates, acquaintances, and even complete strangers. Why are we all being sued, you ask? A Nebraska woman who claims she is personally representing God and Jesus has asked the court to rule on whether or not homosexuality is a sin, so all homosexuals are apparently defendants. 

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Who is Right in Uber Versus Kansas?

I had my first Uber experience last weekend, and I have to say it was remarkably pleasant. It doesn’t change the fact that I think Uber as a company is a bit shady, and the fact that their response to Kansas requiring background checks and insurance was to take their service and leave the state doesn’t make them less shady.

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The Basics: Car Audio, Part I

Music in the mobile environment is more than just an accessory or option to drivers, and for many it is a necessity. Every new vehicle I test usually arrives with a premium audio system, and I love putting the stereo systems through their paces almost as much as the vehicles themselves. But car audio can be more, much more.

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Troubleshooting a Buggy HTC One M8

I mostly love my HTC One M8. It’s a year old, but still has the latest software, and nothing on the market is compelling enough to get my to trade in my trusty One. Except one thing: the One has been exceedingly buggy on and off lately, and I can’t decide if there’s a better solution than a hard reset.

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Ventev Mobile Accessories Review Roundup

Ventev may not be a household name when it comes to mobile accessories but they should be. We were sent a number of their mobile accessories for review. I am impressed with the form, the function and the pricing of each, and you will be too. Lets take a look at each of them.

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EasyAcc Powerbank PB20000AP Review-Super Capacity, Super Size

The EasyAcc Powerbank PB20000AP holds a whopping 20,000 mAh of battery capacity in its lithium-ion rechargeable battery cell. This huge capacity would allow you to recharge your iPhone 6 over ELEVEN TIMES. It has two USB-out jacks for dual charging and sports a nice LED screen to let you know how much juice is left. The PB20000AP’s MSRP is $129.99.

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Armorz Stealth Extreme Lite Screen Protector for iPhone 6 Plus Review

The Armorz Stealth Extreme Lite screen protector with BluBlock technology for the iPhone 6 Plus is precision cut specifically for this iPhone. This 0.1mm thick tempered glass is treated with an oleophobic finish to minimize fingerprints and provide oil resistance. The BluBlock technology provides crisper, clearer screen viewing. The Armorz Stealth Extreme Lite for iPhone 6 Plus sells for $39.95.

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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 on the go. 

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