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May 19, 2016 • Crowdfunding

The ZUS Kevlar Cable Is the Strongest Cable You’ll Ever Use

If you’re looking for a new cable for your smartphone or tablet that will not only hold up after being thrown in your bag day in and day out, but a cable that is durable enough to take being pulled from the outlet without frying, look no further.

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May 18, 2016 • Reviews

The Barbarian: The Only Bar Tool You’ll Need to Buy

If you are setting up your kitchen or bar for the first time, then you know that there are quite a few tools that will need to go into your drawer including a citrus press, a corkscrew, a bottle opener, and a jigger. The Barbarian has all of that built into one very clever, well-built …

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May 17, 2016 • Reviews

The Lander TIMP 20 Liter Backpack: Ready for Almost Anything!

Finding the perfect backpack can seem like a never-ending search, but Lander has created an almost perfect backpack with their TIMP 20 Liter; let me explain.

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May 16, 2016 • News

Moshi Urbana Briefcase Review; Keep the Business Style Without Looking Boring!

I’m fairly lucky with what I need to carry to work; most days it’s just a tablet, bluetooth keyboard, wallet, keys and lunch. Nothing too fancy. When you throw a computer or more peripherals in the mix, though, you need a bigger bag. Moshi Urbana Briefcase insures you can still lug all your stuff without …

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May 15, 2016 • Reviews

Kanex MultiSync Mac Keyboard Is a Multi-tasking Maven

In a span of just minutes, I may find myself switching from a task on my iPhone 6S to a different task on my iPad Pro, to a third task on my MacBook Pro, and then back again. The Kanex MultiSync Mac Keyboard was designed for people like me and, I suspect, like you.

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May 15, 2016 • Reviews

Summer is Coming and Nectar Sunglasses Will Shield your Eyes in Style

Nectar Sunglasses is a fun-loving shade shop that offers a fun new way to buy stylish, unique sunglasses. Nectar’s Weekly Limited Edition Sunnies gives consumers 7-day access to custom-made sunglasses that have never been produced before and never will be produced again after the week is up. Nectar’s sunglasses range in price from $25 to …

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May 13, 2016 • News

Breathe Cleaner Air in Your Home with the Emerald Air

If you’d like to get a better understanding of the elements within your home that you can’t see with the naked eye, you should be checking out the Emerald Air System. Sponsored by an Indiegogo campaign, the Emerald Air is the first air purifying system that monitors your home for the little things such as …

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May 13, 2016 • Reviews

Neato’s Botvac Connected Is Everything You Want from a Vacuum, Without the Cords

If you have an extra $499.99 laying around, and might be in the market for a robotic vacuum that you can get to do your chores for you, the Neato Botvac Connected is the top tier option for you! Neato sent us over a unit to use, and it’s been my personal maid ever since. Neato Robotics has become one …

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May 13, 2016 • News, Reviews

B?T Vodka Is a Clear Winner

Even though I’m the biggest Whiskey enthusiast I know, I still have love and appreciation for a good vodka from time to time. So when Minnesota-based Beet Spirits sent over their BET VODKA spirit, I was pretty excited to switch it up from dark to light again. Founded by Ben Brueshhoff and Jearad Poling, the …

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May 13, 2016 • Autos

2016 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T: Compact Sedan Delivers Big

Despite the drama surrounding the diesel fuel economy cheating scandal, Volkswagen is still one of the leading producers of automobiles globally. And no matter what unfolds in the wake of its recent problems, the automaker still offers some good vehicles and that includes the 2016 Jetta 1.8T compact sedan with turbocharged gasoline engine.

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May 12, 2016 • Reviews

Just Mobile USB-C AluCables: The Best Cables You Can Buy

If you’ve bought a MacBook or any of the other new tablets and Laptops that include a USB Type-C connector, you may have noticed that this new connector is very versatile. USB Type-C can be inserted from either direction, and it allows you to transfer data at ridiculously fast speeds and charge your device through …

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May 11, 2016 • Reviews

LG G Pad X8.3 Review, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love an Android Tablet

I can’t pinpoint the exact moment it happened, but somewhere in the last few years, I stopped buying apps for my iPad. It wasn’t a conscious decision, but every time I needed a premium app of some sort I gravitated towards the Google Play version, so I could use it on my phone and future …

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May 11, 2016 • News

Smanos Brings Home Security to Your Wrist with the Apple Watch App

If you’re read our review of our Smanos W020i Wifi Alarm System, you know that Smanos is a one of my favorite brands when it comes to home security. The popular DIY security company actually announced today that their L020, W100, and W020 mobile apps are now compatible with the Apple Watch.

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May 11, 2016 • News

TripIt’s Latest Update for Android Adds Android Wear Support and More

Ever since 2015, I’ve been using TripIt exclusively as my “go-to” travel app. So even though I use my iPhone as my daily driver, I made certain to update my Samsung Galaxy as TripIt’s most recent update has landed support for Android Wear, on top of having a brand new design!

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May 10, 2016 • Reviews

The Dyson Pure Cool Link Tower: A Smarter Fan for Allergy Sufferers?

I have a smart scale, a sleep system, and a temperature monitoring system in my home that can each tell me about the air quality in the rooms in which they are installed. But until I was sent the Dyson Pure Cool Link Tower, I didn’t have an appliance that could tell me about air quality …

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May 10, 2016 • Sponsored

#ad Diamond Tears On-Ear Headphones (Rose Gold) via Apollo Box

This is a sponsored post; all opinions are mine. I have reviewed the Monster Diamond Tears on-ear headphones previously, but this time, I am reviewing them through the online store called Apollo Box. Although these fashion headphones aren’t my style, but they are comfortable, sound great, and they make a statement.

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May 10, 2016 • Deals

T-Mobile Offers $200 off Samsung Galaxy Note 5, $150 off Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+ or Galaxy S6 edge

Purchase a new Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+ or Galaxy Note 5 with post-paid service between May 4, 2016 and June 14, 2016 from a participating T-Mobile retailer and receive a $150 rebate!

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May 9, 2016 • News

Why Are Uber and Lyft Opposed to Fingerprinting?

If you live in Austin, TX, apparently you won’t be able to hail an Uber or Lyft ride any longer. The city held a vote and passed into law a regulation requiring fingerprinting for all ridesharing drivers. This, clearly, is a bridge too far for Uber and Lyft, who have thrown an epic tantrum and pulled …

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May 9, 2016 • Reviews

Libratone ZIPP MINI Is a Great-Sounding Reboot of One of My Favorite Speakers

The Libratone ZIPP was one of my all-time favorite speakers. It looked great, sounded amazing, and let you customize the look with exchangeable covers. With portable AirPlay it was as close to the perfect speaker for an iOS-user as you could find. Now Libratone has rebooted the ZIPP and they are offering the smaller, and …

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May 8, 2016 • Reviews

Quip Looks to Improve Our Tooth Brushing Habits Through Simplified Design

Quip is a company with a plan to help us form better tooth brushing habits using holistic design rather than gimmicks. They’ve designed a simple electric toothbrush they hope will help promote dentist-recommended habits, without any bells and whistles.

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May 8, 2016 • Crowdfunding, News

Lumidiet Offers a Crowdfunded Way to Separate Fools and Money

It should be common sense by now, but since concepts like Lumidiet exist, apparently this isn’t clear to everyone: magic belts cannot zap away your fat, either through vibration or LED lights. Lumidiet’s Indiegogo campaign is an especially egregious example of these false and misleading gadgets.

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