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August 1, 2015 • Reviews

Satechi’s SX20 Battery Pack Has Enough Juice to Charge FOUR of Your Devices

I feel like I have an addiction: Battery Chargers. I hadn’t found one that will charge all of my devices collectively at night when I go to bed, or whenever I’m traveling, hold up enough juice to last throughout the day. It’s safe to say that has changed. 

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July 26, 2015 • News

Too Many Devices to Charge? There’s a Charging Station Available with Dozens of Ports

Do you have way too many things to charge and not enough outlets to charge them all? Or do you have annoying little USB cubes in every port with one or two devices charging and want to free up clutter?

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July 25, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

The Tudia Klip Will Stop Your Charging Cable from Fraying

Are you hard on your cables and have a serious problem with paying for a new one every time yours shorts or frays? Well lucky for you there’s someone who had the same issue that created a solution called the Tudia Klip.

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July 22, 2015 • Reviews

ZAGG Folio Is a Great Travel Companion for the iPad Air!

I don’t travel near as much as I used to, but when I do I no longer drag a laptop with me, opting instead for my iPad Air. Of course, to do any productive writing I will need a separate keyboard; recently I took the ZAGG Folio case with built-in Bluetooth keyboard and it fit …

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July 16, 2015 • Reviews

Titan Is the Toughest Lightning Cable on the Market and You Need to Buy One

Tired of having you iPhone Lightning Cable fray? Are you sick of people stealing your cord when they come over because they all look alike? Well so was I. So I’m actually pretty stoked I no longer have to worry about breaking my charging cable again, and it’s all thanks to Titan.

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July 15, 2015 • News

Satechi Is Ready for Amazon Prime Day!

So as you know… Today is Amazon Prime Day, and you know what that means right? It’s time to pull out your purse and wallet and get a great deal on those items that you probably have on your wish list but wanted to wait until the price dropped.

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July 14, 2015 • News

Tylt Announces Two New Products That You’ll Find Useful

One company that continuously puts out great products that I like is Tylt. So I wasn’t surprised to see that they announced two new products this week that you’ll more than likely need to have for some of your favorite gadgets this summer.

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July 14, 2015 • Reviews

This Colorful LED Lightning Cable Will Flat-Out Let You Know Your Phone’s Charged!

A good charging cable is so hard to find. Luckily when I opened up my mailbox earlier this month I was able to find myself a review sample of a lightning cable for Apple products that I needed THAT day due to (another) cable failing me. 

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July 14, 2015 • Reviews

The CableArt Lantern Is a Lightning Cable for Your Key Ring

One thing you should always have with you even when you’re not thinking about it is a charging cable for your phone. So it sucks when you’re stuck with a low battery and have to go to a gas station to get their cheap cables that probably won’t work the next day.

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June 30, 2015 • Reviews

JBL Clip+ Bluetooth Speaker Lets You Clip It and Rock Out

The other day I was carrying a backpack with my JBL Clip speaker clipped to one shoulder strap. Someone asked me what it was and was impressed when I explained that it let me keep my music with me all the time. The new JBL Clip+ goes one better for the same sub-$60 now that …

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June 28, 2015 • Reviews

Griffin Reversible USB Charge Sync Cable: 5 Feet of Awesomeness

If you are looking for a replacement for the shoddy Apple OEM Lightning cable, then you should look no further than the Griffin Reversible USB Charge Sync Cable. For $29.99 ($10 more thanApple’s 3′ cable costs ) you get a 5′ tangle-free braided cable that can be plugged into a USB port from either side.

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June 16, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

The PebbleBee Stone Will Quickly Locate Your Keys… And Your Pet!

It’s been a while, but finally a Kickstarter I can get behind. If you’re a follower of crowdsourcing, you may have heard of PebbleBee, which back in 2014 after successful funding, their PebbleBee Honey was released and bacame the most affordable iOS/Android Bluetooth Device. Well they have another product that is currently seeking funding that’s just …

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June 12, 2015 • Reviews

Vivitek Qumi Q5 Projector Is Perfect for Your Home or On the Go

Even as a child I was a fan of drive-in movie theatres, the big screen, and the projected movie more importantly. So when I grew up and it was time to buy a television, I asked around and received plenty of “get the biggest you can possibly get”. I eventually settled with a 65-inchbecause it …

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June 7, 2015 • News

Know When to Fold ‘Em: Jorno’s Folding Bluetooth Keyboard

After following their Kickstarter a few years back, I was actually surprised when I got the opportunity to review Jorno’s tri-fold Bluetooth keyboard. I’ve used quite a few Bluetooth keyboards for my devices, but none quite like this one. And to be honest, that’s a good thing.   The first thing you see after ripping …

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May 15, 2015 • Reviews

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. …

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May 3, 2015 • Reviews

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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April 28, 2015 • Reviews

All In With Apple? You Need a Twelve South PlugBug World

My workflow is pretty much all Apple these days. I have an iPhone 6 Plus, an iPad Air 2, and a MacBook Pro. (I returned my 2015 MacBook but that’s another post.) For someone like me the Twelve South PlugBug World is an indispensable accessory. I charged my computer AND an iOS device at the …

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April 27, 2015 • Reviews

Twelve South HiRise Deluxe Is a Must-Have iOS Accessory

I love my iPhone 6 Plus but find the battery to be lacking. I’ve tried a host of settings tweaks to optimize battery life but still run low by early afternoon. Having a strategically-placed charging dock is key for me. The Twelve South HiRise Deluxe is just such a charging dock. I reviewed the original …

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April 21, 2015 • Reviews

Inateck Protection for iPad Air Has ‘Something Up Its Sleeve’

I found myself searching for a sleeve/case for my iPad Air recently and my efforts led me to Inateck. The Protection for iPad Air sleeve is a stylish gray felt sleeve that fits nicely over my device even when my Logitech Bluetooth keyboard is attached. Inateck also designed the sleeve to function as a nifty …

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April 14, 2015 • News

Juicies is Back on Kickstarter with Their XL and XS Juicies+ USB Cables

Juicies is back on Kickstarter again, this time for their Extra-Long and Extra-Short Juicies+ USB cables. These lightning or microUSB charging cables are tangle-proof, the ends are made of anodized aluminum, and have extended stress relief to prevent cable tears. You can pledge today to receive an XS (1 foot) or XL (10 feet) starting …

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April 10, 2015 • Reviews

The UWaterX3 Waterproof Wireless Action Speaker Is Ready for Anything

Fitness Technologies, Inc.’s UWaterX3 Wireless Action Speaker is a unique waterproof Bluetooth speaker that is ready for almost anything. This monster truck tire-looking speaker feels completely solid and indestructible. The UWaterX3 creates great sound with its 50mm driver and directional subwoofer. This speaker comes with a number of mounting options for many different types of …

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