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February 5, 2016 • Reviews

APC Network Battery Backup + Mobile Power Pack Review: Keep Your Network Alive

Isn’t it aggravating when you’re working on something important, the power goes out, and you lose your laptop’s internet connectivity? Sure, you could use your mobile phone as a hotspot if you’ve got a tethering data plan, but if your modem and router were plugged into the APC Network Battery Backup + Mobile Power Pack, you …

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January 17, 2016 • Health and Fitness, Reviews

Jam Transit Micro Sport Buds: Wireless Buds That Work Out

If you like to listen to music while working out, but you don’t like to be wired to your mobile device, then you should invest in a pair of wireless fitness-focused earbuds. But which ones? We’ve covered more than a few on Gear Diary, and the latest under our lens are the Jam Transit Micro …

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January 4, 2016 • Reviews

V-MODA Crossfade Wireless Cuts the Cord Not the Quality

V-MODA headphones have consistently impressed me with their build quality, design, and sound. In fact, V-MODA tends to serve up some of the best, cleanest audio I have ever experienced. Now they have brought that same aesthetic and audio excellence to a pair of wireless headphones. In a word… the V-MODA Crossfade Wireless Headphones are …

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November 27, 2015 • Deals

Save Big on TYLT Products Without Leaving the Comfort of Home

We’re big fans of TYLT’s products here on the site. We’ve reviewed a ton of them, and from their external batteries to their cables to their cases to their wireless charging devices, each and every one has impressed. The products work well while also showing off a unique aesthetic. And from Black Friday through Cyber …

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November 9, 2015 • Reviews

The 128GB SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick Review

Want to share larger files from your iPad with a friend? Want to back up iPhone content without uploading to the cloud or to a computer? Want to stream movies for the kids to watch on your next car trip? The SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick was created so that you could do all that and …

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October 31, 2015 • Reviews

You Will Love the Plantronics Backbeat Pro+ Wireless, Noise Cancelling Headphones

The original Backbeat Pro was a thing of beauty. These over-the-ear headphones were comfortable, got a whopping 100 meters of wireless range, offered active noise cancellation, delivered outrageously good battery life of up to 24 hours AND sounded amazing. Now Plantronics has delivered the Backbeat Pro+ Wireless, Noise Cancelling Headphones with HI-FI USB Adapter.

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October 29, 2015 • Reviews

Sonos Rolls Out New PLAY:5 Speaker and Trueplay Tuning Software

I love my Sonos system. I have speakers in my living room, my bedroom and even the bathroom. Now Sonos is announcing a new PLAY:5. Pre-orders start Thursday, Oct. 29 and the new speaker will be available in US stores November 20. Available in a matte black and matte white, the new Sonos PLAY:5 will …

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September 6, 2015 • Reviews

Denon’s HEOS 1 and Go Pack Make for a Fine Wireless Speaker

The Denon HEOS 1 Wireless Speaker is an attractive network and Wi-Fi connected speaker that delivers good sound anywhere in your house for $199.99. With the HEOS app, you can stream music to the speaker using a few different music services. The HEOS 1 Go Pack adds Bluetooth connectivity, splash proofing, and a 6-hour battery …

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July 23, 2015 • Reviews

WeBoost Connect 4G-X: The Cellular Booster That Makes a Difference!

I live and work in an area that has spotty to decent cellular coverage outside, but my home has thick walls and a metal roof, and as a result, my inside signal needs help. I’ve chronicled my experiences with boosters here, here, and here, but with the introduction of 4G to our area, it was …

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June 23, 2015 • Events

CDW in a Nutshell: Much More Than Just a Computer Discount Warehouse

Until last week, my experience with CDW consisted of purchasing a replacement battery from them after finding that they had the best price for one of my APC backup units. Last week I visited their Vernon Hills, Illinois warehouse, and now I know that they are much more than just a supplier of IT products.

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May 6, 2015 • Reviews

Put an End to Dead Wi-Fi Zones in Your Home with This Range Extender

Even with the high price of my Wi-Fi through my network provider, when they came out to set it up, they told me that my network might be spotty in my apartment due to the actual server for my building being down the hall.

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April 17, 2015 • Reviews

Harman Kardon Soho Wireless Cut Cords for Music on the Go

I don’t want to even try to count the number of headphones that, between the two of us, Judie and I own. And when she reviewed the Harman Kardon Soho Headphones I’ll admit I was a bit jealous. We both have the Harman Kardon Soho Wireless Headphones and I absolutely love mine. She does too. Here’s …

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April 11, 2015 • News

Thanks to iOS 8.3, Sprint Customers Can Make Calls Over WiFi

Thanks to the most recent iOS 8.3 update pushed by Apple earlier in the week, if you have an iPhone on the Sprint Network, you’ll be able to actually make calls over Wi-Fi, for free.

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February 14, 2015 • Reviews

D-Link Viper DSL-2900AL Review: Not Your Average Router

The wireless router is the centre of most peoples home networking, but the D-Link DSL-2900AL sets out to do much more than simply share your internet connection. The previous model (the DSL-2890AL) had a glossy black finish, which may look flashy for a few seconds before attracting copious amounts of dust and scratching beyond belief.

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January 10, 2015 • Autos

Lousy Phone Signal in Your Home or Car? WeBoost Signal Boosters Can Help!

I’ve made no bones about the fact that if it weren’t for Wilson Electronics, which has recently rebranded as weBoost, I would have an absolutely pitiful signal inside my home if it weren’t for their products, and they have only become better. I had a chance to talk to weBoost about their new 4G signal boosters for …

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December 15, 2014 • Editorials

Technology 2014 Summary / 2015 Predications

The future’s so bright in technology gear and various media as 2014 ends and we look on the horizon to 2015.

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October 27, 2014 • Editorials

NFC, Apple Pay, CurrentC, and Smartphone Competition

Apple Pay rolled out last week, and it’s already hitting some roadblocks as some retailers are blocking or not supporting it. This isn’t because they hate iPhones, it’s because they have a competing product — CurrentC — waiting. A few years ago, companies wouldn’t have dreamed of blocking a new Apple product, but competition has made …

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September 18, 2014 • News

Win Our IOGEAR MediaShair Hub Review Sample

I described the IOGEAR MediaShair Hub as the “Mobile Swiss Army Knife” when I reviewed it a few weeks ago. I was impressed by the device and surprised that it is available for under $60 Affiliate Link here on Amazon. The ideal multi-functional device for travelers, our review sample is up for grabs. Check them out …

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August 17, 2014 • Reviews

HooToo TripMate Elite Is the Traveler’s Best Friend

The HooToo TripMate Elite 4-in-1 device is a personal cloud, travel router, external battery pack, and dual USB AC charger all in one. The versatile TripMate Elite can be used on an airplane, in your hotel room, in the airport, or even in the car or train. It’s the perfect travel companion. The TripMate Elite’s price is …

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March 15, 2014 • Gear Bits

Airbulb LED Light Bulb and Bluetooth Wireless Speaker is Now Funding on Kickstarter

Have you always wanted overhead speakers, but could’t spend the money to get them installed?  New to Kickstarter, Airbulb just may be the product for you.  It’s an LED light bulb that also has a Bluetooth wireless speaker built-in that screws into any typical light fixture.  The first 200 Kickstarter backers can pledge $59 for their Airbulb.

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March 13, 2014 • Reviews

Karma Makes WiFi Sharing Simple

Our readers understand the importance of connectivity, because having access to the Internet has become a huge part of our lives; that’s why we pay a fortune for mobile data plans, and then we pay even more to connect additional devices. Karma Wi-Fi takes a different approach that is less expensive and surprisingly social.

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