November 2013

Harman Kardon Nova Stereo Streaming Sound System Offers Great-looking Sound

Harman Kardon’s new $299.95 Nova system combines analog and optical inputs along with Bluetooth so it easily works with systems such as Roku, HDTV, Apple TV and pretty much any Bluetooth-enabled device. Compact and unique-looking, the Nova’s 2.5” drivers, 1.25” tweeters and passive radiators pack a punch and make this system more than just a pretty face.

Google Voice Cuts Off Third Party Apps

Are you still using Google Voice? Better hope it’s an official Google Voice app, because third-party access is being yanked later this year. Most users won’t be affected, unless, of course, you use Windows Phone … then you will definitely lose Google Voice early next year!

Have You Been Wondering How to Remove Yourself from the Internet?

Maybe this whole NSA debacle has you feeling a bit over-exposed, or maybe you’ve decided that no good can come from having your information “out there”; whatever. Removing yourself from the internet is a daunting task, but Gizmodo has just published a guide that will at least get you started. Can you guess what will have to go first?

Velodyne vQuiet Over-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphones

If you are looking for a pair of headphones with active noise cancellation, and you don’t want to be a Bose-wearing lemming, then you’ll want to check out the Velodyne vQuiet Over-Ear Noise Canceling Headphones. The vQuiet headphones have a unique look; they offer good sound, and they do an excellent job of blocking out noise. Available now for $299.

Innovation Is Creeping Back into the eBook Market!

It feels like after the initial excitement of eBook readers and eBooks taking off, the market had leveled off. There’s still book growth, but as tablets overtook dedicated readers, and Amazon settled happily into the number one spot, the improvements slowed precipitously. But now that Barnes and Noble is showing a new willingness to enter the market, it looks like the signs of innovation are back!

Kingston’s MobileLite Wireless Review – The Perfect Travel Companion

The Kingston MobileLite Wireless is a very interesting and handy gadget.  With it, you’re able to read and write files to an SD card as well as a USB thumb drive, right from your phone with Kingston’s companion app.  You can also use the MobileLite Wireless as a backup battery to charge your phone.  Kingston’s MobileLite Wireless retails for $49.99.

Swatch SISTEM51 – This Ain’t the Swatch of Your Youth!

I had numerous Swatch watches when I was younger, but that was a long (LONG!) time ago. The upcoming Swatch SISTEM51 has, however, renewed my interest in non-smart watches. SISTEM51 is the first fully automated assembly of a mechanical movement watch. There are 51 components 1 central screw a 90 hour power reserve and it is 100% Swiss made.

Silent Valley: Mystery Mansion HD Cloaks iOS in Secret Terrors!

Recently I reviewed Temptation: Episode I from Vogat and G5 Entertainment, a haunting tale of magic and mystery brought to life through the casual hidden object genre. Now they are back with Silent Valley: Mystery Mansion, another dark and mysterious tale full of dread and misfortune. The story is once again wonderfully integrated and enjoyable to explore – another great game!

The Man Ring – Solid Titanium Tools You’ll Always Have with You!

This is even better than a secret decoder ring! Five tools crafted into a man’s titanium ring with brass rivets for contrasting flair. Included are a bottle opener, a straight blade, a serrated blade, a saw, and a mustache comb! Don’t act like you don’t want one! You can get yours made to order for $385 from BooneRings on Etsy.

Monster Expands Over-Ear Headphone Line with New Monster DNA PRO

Monster’s on-ear Monster DNA headphones impressed us. Now the company has expanded the line. The new Monster DNA PRO on-ear headphones have the DNA line’s distinctive triangular-shaped ear cups and include Monster’s next generation Pure Monster Sound. Monster DNA PRO on-ear headphones are available only at Best Buy in “White Tuxedo” and “Matte Black” for $299.95.