June 2016


JBL Charge 3 Offers Kick-Ass Waterproof Sound with Power to Go

JBL describes the JBL Charge 3 as a “waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker with a high-capacity battery to charge your portable devices.” Available in black, blue, grey, red and teal, the speaker puts out serious sound, can go pretty much anywhere you want to go and doubles as an external battery for your smartphone. At $149.95 it’s a bargain.


Simple Workout Log Makes My FrankenWorkout Easy to Follow!

I’ve bounced between a number of different workout programs; I started with Stronglifts 5×5, then You Are Your Own Gym. Both programs had dedicated apps, so I didn’t have to think about how to track my progress. Since then, I’ve concocted a frankenworkout, but I needed an easy way to track the routine, and Simple Workout Log is my favorite!


The STM Trestle Is the Slim Backpack for ALL of Your Things

Alright, I’ll have to admit, I have a love for a good backpack. I’ve used messenger bags for my daily commute, but I have a fond love for a bag I can place on my shoulders and be on the go with. The issue with many of those bags is that they are entirely too bulky to bother with, or just simply do not get what I’m trying to do.


SanDisk Blows My Mind with Two New 256GB MicroSD Cards

If you thought that SanDisk cramming 200GB into a microSD was a fab magician’s act, then you’ll be thrilled to hear that they have gone one step further! SanDisk is unveiling two new 256GB microSD memory cards! Today, SanDisk has “introduced a new suite of 256 gigabyte (GB) microSD™ cards, which includes the new 256GB SanDisk Extreme® microSDXC™ UHS-I card – the fastest microSD card in its class. The new suite of cards also includes 256GB SanDisk Ultra® microSDXC UHS-I card, Premium Edition, the first 256GB card optimized for mainstream consumers.” Whether you use a microSD card for media, files,…





Master & Dynamic’s MW60 Wireless Headphones Have Announced a Brand New Colorway

One of our favorite brands here at the site, Master & Dynamic has announced their all new black colorway for their popular MW60 Wireless Over Ear Headphones. The New York based company announced today news that many of their customers could not wait to hear about. The wireless MW60 headphones ($549) are the third official colorway for the brand’s first Bluetooth enabled product, with the other two being silver/brown, and gunmetal/black. Labeled as the best wireless headphones of 2015 by WIRED, the MW60 headphones are known for their form meets function” design. Featuring custom 45mm neodymium drivers and an all…




2016 Mazda CX-9 is Must-See, Must-Do, Must-Have

What do you get when you cross a family hauler with the spirit of design? The 2016 Mazda CX-9 three-row crossover. Mazda’s flagship arrived in its first iteration in 2006 offering seating for up to seven and a break from conventional design. The second-generation vehicle takes family functionality to another level.




2016 MINI Cooper Clubman Screams ‘Let’s Motor Longer!’

The BMW Group is the parent corporation over BMW, MINI, and Rolls-Royce. No, they did not send me a Rolls-Royce to test drive this past week but they did deliver the “Rolls-Royce” of small cars in the form of the 2016 MINI Cooper Clubman. This new second-generation model is the new maxi-MINI.


Listen to the New Ghostbusters Theme Song Only If You Hate Yourself

Look, I know there’s a lot of drama around the reboot of “Ghostbusters”. It’s one of my favorite movies of all time; the first time I was floor manager at Borders, I ran around telling people “I AM THE KEYMASTER!” But I am beyond excited for the reboot too, because funny people+cool premise+good director=fun movie. But not the theme song. Never the theme song. It’s not that I am deeply attached to the Ray Parker Jr version. I am all for it being modernized. But what illegal substance was the production crew on when they commissioned Fall Out Boy to…


Levin-Minnemann-Rudess Announce New Album Coming July 15th, Available for Pre-Order Now!

Back in 2013 the power trio of Tony Levin, Marco Minnemann, & Jordan Rudess released a self-titled album that was a joyous romp for shred-loving musicians, but went much further and deeper. Now they are back with a new album called “From the Law Offices of LEVIN MINNEMANN RUDESS”, due out on July 15th and available for pre-order! In my review I described their first album as: “a powerhouse onslaught of uncompromising instrumental joy. Throughout the album there are tastes of prog rock from the 70s, 80s, and 90s as well as fusion, metal and pretty much every other hard-driving…




Fuse Chicken’s Armour Charge Cable Will Never Fray On You

If you are looking for a cable for your iPhone or iPad that won’t fray on you after 90 days, all while looking stylish, you need to be checking out Fuse Chicken’s ARMOUR CHARGE stainless steel cable. The cable itself is a beautiful accessory for your smart device by Apple that will only set you back $34.95. Having an adventurous puppy in the house, and also being a bit reckless when it comes to pulling my cords from the wall in a rush, when Fuse Chicken sent over their Armour Charge cable my initial thought was “Do I really need…


Otterbox’s Symmetry Hybrid for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is Protective And Stylish

If you know anything about Otterbox, is that they value protecting your devices, all while showing off elements of the device it’s encasing, with little subtle things like cutouts, or clear backing for the accessories, and the Defender for the iPad Pro is no different. Otterbox sent us over their Symmetry Series Hybrid Case, which is everything Apple should’ve made when they created their smart covers for the iPad Pro, but with more protection. If you have an iPad Pro, you know how large the device is, and just simply carrying it around on the city streets with just something…