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July 30, 2014 • Reviews

Tablift Tablet Stand Is Unrefined, but It Gets the Job Done

The introduction of the iPad ushered in the era of an entirely new category of device accessories. Among the impressive “add-ons” to come to market have been stands to allow for hands-free use; the tablift is one such accessory. The $59.95 stand isn’t the most refined hands-free tablet holder we’ve seen, but it more than …

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June 27, 2014 • Reviews

The 128GB SanDisk MicroSDXC Is a Tiny Powerhouse

One thing that most Android phones get right, and that Apple (and many Windows Phones) still hasn’t, is the ability to add extended memory. The largest amount of memory any mobile phone can be purchased with is 64GB. Thanks to the 128GB SanDisk MicroSDXC I recently received and added to my Sony Xperia Z2, I now have 130.57GB. WHOA!

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June 22, 2014 • Reviews

Case Logic SureFit for 7-8″ Tablets Review: Universal Tablet Brilliance

If you have a 7-8″ tablet and may switch to something of as slightly different size or you have two tablets in the 7-8″ range and want one case to use with both the Case Logic SureFit for 7-8″ Tablets may be for you. The $34.99 folio-style case comes in three colors and offers decent …

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May 9, 2014 • Reviews

Felix TwoHands II: A New Handle on Tablet Stands

Using tablets in all aspects of life mean they are viewed at every angle, on every surface, and in both portrait and landscape orientations. Having a stand to accommodate all of these needs is important, and the Felix TwoHands II stand provides a handy and unique way to hold tablets. Read on to see how …

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March 15, 2014 • Rants and Raves

Adventures in Awesome Customer Service: FLOTE Your Tablet Edition

When I reviewed the FLOTE m2 Tablet Stand I referred to it as “The Maserati of Tablet Stands”, and I meant it. The m2 is a work of functional art that I use on a daily basis. Now Dave  has shown that he not only makes great products but also understands how to give amazing …

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March 6, 2014 • Reviews

Living a Mobile Life? The Ventev Powercell 6000+ External Battery Is for You!

The Ventev powercell 6000+ is a 6000mAh backup battery. Featuring dual USB ports, the 1A port charges phones while the 2.1A rapid charging port will keep your tablet running. A built-in US 110 plug means you don’t need a cable to charge the battery. Best of all, Ventev powercell 6000+ is under $75.

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February 11, 2014 • Reviews

Monster M7 Tablet Review: Possibly the Best $99 Option

Monster, best known for their high quality headphones and cord products, has entered the budget tablet market with the M7 7″ Tablet. The M7 is currently available exclusively through Walmart. It’s MSRP is $149 but is on sale for $99.99. At just under $100, can Monster provide a worthy tablet in a flooded market?

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February 10, 2014 • Gear Bits

Get Karma and Connect On the Go

The pocket-sized Karma hotspot is a great way to stay connected… and it’s social. Its pay-as-you-go data generates an open Wi-Fi signal to which anyone around you can connect. When they do, you’ll both receive 100MB of free data. Want to win one? Learn more about Karma here, then Tweet or Facebook why your loved one #NeedsKarma.

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January 8, 2014 • News

Scosche Announces magicMOUNT System for Car Home And Office

Almost everyone carries around a smart device of one kind or another. It is great that these devices have become such wonderful tools in our lives, but how often do you need a place to set them? Scosche has announced a system of magnetic magicMOUNT device mounts for the car, home or office. Full press release after …

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December 23, 2013 • Reviews

PowerBinder Solar Charging Binder Review

It seems like today, most everyone spends at least some part of their day searching for a place to charge. The mobile gadget lifestyle is great, unless you are plagued with dead batteries. The PowerBinder strives to alleviate the daily plug search with solar panels and an internal battery. It comes in at $149 and …

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November 13, 2013 • Reviews

Moka i6 20,000 mAh Portable Power Dual Outlet Extended Battery Review – My New Power King!

When packing for a day out, three things are always taken: my phone, iPad, and an extended battery. I’m not always near a power source, so planning how I’ll top-off my gadgets is my (slightly obsessive) concern. Until recently, I was carrying the MiLi Power King, but now my go-to battery is the 20,000 mAh …

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November 12, 2013 • Gear Bits

Get Power On the Go with the PowerBinder

I am on the go a lot — almost always without access to electricity. Whether I’m hunting or coaching, being a geek in the great outdoors can sometimes leave me with dead devices. The PowerBinder is a simple to use solar charging mobile power solution. I have the $199 PowerBinder in hand, so look for …

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September 19, 2013 • Reviews

Griffin PowerDock 5 Review – an Efficient Charging Station + Storage for Five Devices

Anyone who owns a smartphone and tablet knows that charging can become a juggling act between cables and plugs. Multiply those devices by a couple of owners, and suddenly a better storage and charging solution becomes a necessity; that’s where the Griffin PowerDock 5 Charging Station comes in. It efficiently stores, charges, and organizes up …

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August 12, 2013 • Reviews

Waterfield CitySlicker Tablet Case Review – Protect Your 2013 Nexus 7 In Style

If you are looking to protect your 2013 Nexus 7 in style, then you’ll want to check out Waterfield’s CitySlicker Tablet Case for the Nexus 7. It is a gorgeous combination of leather and other materials, holds a few key accessories, and does a great job protecting the latest Google tablet. The Waterfield CitySlicker Tablet …

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July 30, 2013 • Reviews

Skooba Design Skooba Satchel V.3 Mini Review – A Small Bag That Means Business

When I moved to using my 15” MacBook Pro with retina display as my only computer last year, I found I needed a properly sized bag in which to carry it. My initial plan was to only carry an iPad, but that quickly disappeared as I found myself increasingly in need of a full computer …

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June 2, 2013 • Reviews

Lowepro Photo Hatchback 16L AW Camera Backpack Is Your New Adventure Buddy

The Lowepro Photo Hatchback 16L AW camera backpack is a great way to carry and protect your mirror less camera, a tablet and a healthy selection of gear. When preparing for CES 2013 last January I tried a number of bags and backpacks that would allow me to carry my camera gear and my tablet …

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May 23, 2013 • Reviews

iStabilizer tabMount Holds Your Tablet Right

I’m a huge fan of the various products from iStabilizer. From their Flex smartphone holder to their Glass, to their Monopod, iStabilizer is one of those small companies whose products don’t grab a lot of attention, but they still stand out because they not only do their job, they do their job well. A few months …

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April 10, 2013 • Reviews

MiPow Boom mini Bluetooth Speaker Review

I will admit to having gone into my review of the MiPow Boom and MiPow Boom mini Bluetooth speakers positively inclined toward both products. After all, when Judie and I met with Brian Holmes,  vice president and general manager of MiPow, back at CES in January we were immediately impressed by the attention to quality and …

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March 19, 2013 • Reviews

Targus Touch Pen for Windows 8 Review

Let’s face it, most of us who have become adept at using smartphones and tablets have become quite accustomed to using our fingers as the primary input devices. Microsoft took note of this and enveloped Windows 8 in something of a hybrid interface to permit this on touch-capable devices. Right now I’m running Windows 8 …

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January 26, 2013 • Reviews

Tom Bihn Brain Bag with Camera I-O and Accessories Review

If you are looking for a small, light backpack you can stop reading now. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a backpack that is large, flexible, comfortable to carry and tough enough to last and last keep reading. Tom Bihn’s Brain Bag is a pricey backpack that is large and flexible enough …

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October 3, 2012 • News

Pelican ProGear Sport Backpacks Let You Carry, and Protect, Your Gear

If you need to protect your device from being crushing there is no better option than one of Pelican’s hard cases. Now the company is rolling out a line of backpacks that take the same approach to extreme-protection of all your devices. The Pelican ProGear Sport Backpacks are a collection of lightweight backpacks housing crushproof and …

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