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June 21, 2016 • Reviews, Travel

Choetech 6-Port Desktop Quick-Charge 3.0 USB Charger: An Inexpensive, Convenient, and Powerful Accessory

Whether you travel a lot or work solely at a desk, the one thing you can never have too much of are USB ports! If you have the Choetech 6-Port Desktop Quick-Charge 3.0 USB Charger, then you are set!

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June 20, 2016 • Reviews

Ztylus Z-Prime Lens Kit and Case: Exactly What Your iPhone Camera Needs When You Need It

Even though the iPhone’s camera has evolved into a decent compact camera replacement, there are times when I still wish that I was carrying a wide-angle or a telephoto lens. Now that I have a Ztylus Z-Prime Lens Kit, that problem is essentially solved.

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June 17, 2016 • Reviews

The Nomad Line 4.9′ Lightning-to-USB Type A Charging Cable: An Ultra Rugged Charge

Are you still trifling with those cheap white cables that came with your iPad or iPhone? If they haven’t already begun to fray, it’s just a matter of time. Maybe you ought to upgrade to something that’s virtually indestructible — like the Nomad Line Ultra Rugged Lightning Cable for iPhone.

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June 16, 2016 • Reviews

Choetech 10,400mAh Portable Power Bank: Plenty of Power in the Palm of Your Hand

Power bank manufacturers keep shoving higher capacity batteries into smaller packages for less money, and that’s great for us! At $30, the Choetech 10,400mAh Portable Power Bank is a 4″ long by 3″ wide by 1″ thick little brick that can get you through the longest of days with plenty of juice.

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June 15, 2016 • Reviews

Ultimate Ears Rolls Out the UE ROLL 2

“Designed to take your music wherever, whenever, UE ROLL 2 is the perfect musical companion for your next adventure.” That’s how Ultimate Ears describes the new UE Roll 2 Bluetooth Speaker. I describe it as a worthy update to one of my favorite portable Bluetooth speakers. It offers all-around improvements AND is under $100! The …

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June 14, 2016 • News

WWDC Outlines the Four Pillars of Apple’s Product Strategy

Apple held their Worldwide Developer Conference today. The public portion of the event was the keynote which clocked in at almost 2 hours and featured a top-down review of the highlights expect in what Apple identified as their four foundational  platforms – watchOS, tvOS, OS X (later rebranded as macOS) and iOS.

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June 11, 2016 • Reviews

The Nonda ZUS Kevlar Reinforced USB-A to Lightning Cable: The Right Angle for Charging!

Not too long ago, I reviewed the Nonda ZUS Smart Car Finder and USB Car Charger. As you may have noticed in my review, it’s a great multi-function tool that I use in conjunction with its app to find my car after parking and to keep track of parking meter time limits.

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June 1, 2016 • Reviews

Give Your Phone a Scent of Its Own with This Awesome Case!

The Organika iPhone Case is a new Kickstarter that’s gone live this week, and the company sent us their Alpine Hay to test out!

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May 31, 2016 • News

Mophie Introduces Juice Pack Wireless for iPhone 6 and 6s

Today Mophie has introduced a wireless Juice Pack for iPhone 6/6s , iPhone 6 Plus, and 6s Plus. Starting at $99 and $129, the cases — which include the charging base — allow iPhone users to wirelessly charge their devices without removing them from the case.

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May 28, 2016 • Deals

Verizon Memorial Day Online Sale: Take $100 off iPhone 6, HTC 10, More

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! If you’re homebound – and phoneless – Verizon has re-activated some of their deals that which might save you money on a brand new iPhone 6, iPhone 6+, HTC 10, Samsung Galaxy S6,  Samsung Note 5, LG V10, or Samsung Galaxy S5.

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May 26, 2016 • Reviews

Kogan Agora 6 Review : Fast, Cheap and Good

In the film and television industry, we have an expression: fast, cheap and good; pick any two. It no longer costs a fortune to get a smartphone with good performance, a decent screen, and 4G connectivity. But for under AU$200 unlocked, how good can it be? Kogan has sent across their latest own-brand smartphone to …

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May 26, 2016 • Editorials

Is My DSLR an Obsolete Dinosaur or an Irreplaceable Friend?

With the increased quality of your phone’s camera, is there less of a need for DSLRs and other common cameras? The camera on the iPhone 6S is a whopping 12 megapixels and 4K video, however, the sensor is not first rate. The new Nikon D500 is around $2000 and has the same 4K video, and …

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May 21, 2016 • Reviews

ASAP Connect Charging Cables: The USB Cable of the Future?

How would you like a sync and charge cable that you could easily plug into your device one-handed or in the dark? How would you like a USB cable that could plug into its power source from either direction? With the ASAP Connect, this is possible.

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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 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 5, 2016 • Reviews

The RHA Audio T20i High Fidelity Noise Isolating In-Ear Headphones Review

I’ve had a love/hate relationship with in-ear headphones for some time. Even when there were plenty of choices for ear tip sizes, I couldn’t always wear them comfortably (or keep them in place). But something about the over the ear design of the RHA Audio T20i Noise Isolating In-Ear Headphones makes them work for me.

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April 30, 2016 • Reviews

iClever Product Roundup: Great Accessories at Fair Prices

iClever is a purveyor of smart USB chargers, Bluetooth accessories, and more which can be purchased on their Amazon shop. They have a large line of AC adapters for mobile device charging, USB adapters for use in cars, as well as Bluetooth speakers and headphones. Read on to hear about my experience with iClever’s BoostCube …

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April 27, 2016 • Reviews

The Lander Cascade 7800mAh Universal Power Bank: Ready for Adventure

If you are in the middle of an adventure, the last thing you want to do is worry about whether your phone, which is probably serving as your navigation device and camera, will run out of juice. The Lander Cascade Universal Power Bank is a ready and able adventure companion.

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April 25, 2016 • Reviews

Going “All-In” on Android

I decided to give up my iPad this week in favor of an LG G Pad X8.3 from Verizon. Ironically, what set everything in motion was my wife’s iPhone 5C taking a swan dive out of the car and into certain death at the hands of the pavement. Likely out of embarrassment that it was …

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April 17, 2016 • Reviews

iPhone SE Review: A Pocket-Sized Phone with Good Specs

In a day where it seems that smartphones are only getting larger, the iPhone SE is a bit of fresh air. Sure it is nearly identical to the iPhone 5/5S – actually, externally it is identical – but it is a tried-and-true form factor that just works.

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April 8, 2016 • Reviews

PeTreaT PetPal WiFi Automatic Pet Feeder: Automate Your Pet’s Feedings and Have Fun While Doing It

I never thought that an automatic pet feeder would be something I’d want or enjoy using, but during the review process for the PeTreaT PetPal WiFi Automatic Pet Feeder, I’ve learned how convenient and fun having one can be. Of course, there are other less expensive automatic pet feeders available, but this one is a gadget-loving pet …

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