July 2017

2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Is Toyota’s Best Family Utility Vehicle Yet

Toyota rolled out the third-generation Highlander utility vehicle in gas and hybrid form a few years back and the automaker – and consumers – couldn’t be happier. It appears Toyota actually listened as they ironed out all the little kinks and quips with the previous generation model and they proved just that with our recent 2017 Highlander Hybrid tester.


Toffee Osaka Satchel Makes Simple Become Extraordinary

Messenger bags are a simple concept. You have some sort of pouch-like item attached to a shoulder strap that you wear over one shoulder or across your body. Pockets, design, color all add to and change the basic idea, but they’re all similar at the end of the day. It’s the details that make a bag go from eh to WOW, and Toffee nails that with their Osaka Satchel.



Anker PowerCore II Slim Is the Perfect Pocket Companion to Your Smartphone

Anker makes some of the best external battery packs on the market, hands down. Back when I played Pokémon Go, I was never without my Anker PowerCore+ 26800 Portable Battery Pack. Nowadays, I tend to carry lighter battery packs, and my current favorite is Anker’s latest, the PowerCore II Slim. Boasting 10,000mAh of juice, the PowerCore II Slim by Anker is pretty much everything that you could want out of a super slim battery pack at an affordable price. Currently on Amazon for $34.99, the battery pack it slimmer than all of Anker’s previous battery packs but don’t’ let it’s…


UUNI 3 Portable Wood-Fired Pizza Oven Is Deliciously Fun

Some time ago, Perry did a full review of the UUNI 2S Portable Pizza Oven. He was impressed, and you can check out his full review here. Now the company has released the UUNI 3. This is an update to the unit Perry reviewed, and it takes creating wood-fired pizza at home to a new level. Let’s take a look.


BRAVEN Flye Sport Reflect Is Ready for Wireless Audio Action

I recently reviewed the BRAVEN Flye Sport and was, admittedly, a bit critical. The best thing about them is the sub-$50 price tag. At $99.99, the BRAVEN Flye Sport Reflect is double the price but, in my opinion, worth the price. They sound better, are more comfortable, and come with some extras that will surprise and delight you. Here’s why.


BenQ Eye-Care Monitor: Is Viewing Experience Worth the Lack of Ports?

After using MacBooks for the better part of twelve years, when I finally received a standing desk, I knew for a fact I wanted a functional monitor that could stand as a larger display for my 2016 MacBook Pro. And I believe I’ve found just that in the Ben-Q Eye-Care Monitor (EW2770QZ). At 27 inches, the BenQ Eye Care Monitor meets most of my needs that I’ll dive into a bit later; for now, here are some of the official specs as listed by BenQ: Panel LCD Size (inch) 27″ Aspect Ratio 16:9 Resolution (max.) 2560 x 1440 Display Area(mm)…


Incipio Faraday iPad Pro 10.5 Protects and Looks Sleek

Incipio has released a case that will not only protect your 10.5” iPad Pro but also lets you make the most of it. The Faraday for 10.5” iPad Pro is just $39.99 but offers significant protection. Plus, it looks as sleek and stylish as your iPad! The case comes in Black, Navy, and Red, and I highly recommend it!



The BRAVEN Flye Sport Deliver Waterproof Wireless Audio for Under $50

BRAVEN recently extended their Active Series line of sport audio products by adding two new wireless headphones. In this review, we will take a quick look at the sub-$50 Flye Sport wireless, waterproof earbuds. The earphones didn’t blow me away, but they are an affordable way to get a pair of sport earbuds for your next run.


Live Loud This Summer with the LifeProof Aquaphonics AQ 9 Bluetooth Speaker

LifeProof is known for their awesome smartphone cases and accessories that make sure your tech is not only protected in the rain but in virtually any other element. But did you know that the popular company makes Bluetooth Speakers as well? They sent us over their LifeProof Aquaphonics AQ 9 Speaker to review so let’s check it out. The LifeProof Aquaphonics speakers come in three sizes, AQ 9, AQ10, and AQ 11, with the AQ 9 being the smallest of the three. All three speakers bring functionalities like onboard buttons, yet the AQ9 certainly holds its own in terms of functionality, on…


Grab a Refurbished Google Pixel or Google Pixel XL 32 GB for $250 off

Today Woot! has the 32 GB Quite Black variant of the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL for $250 off. Granted, these are both refurbished models with lower memory, but the price might make the buying decision a little easier. The Google Pixel is the successor to Google’s Nexus line of Android smartphones. First released in October 2016, these devices run the latest Android 7 and are guaranteed security and OS updates through October 2018. Normally priced at $649/$699 you can grab your own refurbished model for $349/$399.  




Speck Balance FOLIO for 10.5” iPad Pro Delivers Serious Protection

When I get a new iPad, I’m always hesitant to bring it outside. After all, my iPad was a $1000 investment and carrying it around without protection makes me nervous. Fortunately, Speck was quick to release their new Speck Balance FOLIO for 10.5” iPad Pro. It is a simple case that adds serious protection and much more.



Phiaton BT 390 Foldable Headphones: Perfect for Commuters

We’re big fans of Phiaton headphones, and I’ve no doubt that their latest will be popular, too. Introducing the Phiaton BT 390 Foldable Headphones; they have a minimalistic and easy to carry design. At $79 on Amazon, you’ll want to snatch a pair for yourself.


Nomad Rugged Cable: 1.5 Meters of Adventure Readiness

If you haven’t yet met a Lightning cable that you couldn’t break, then you should take a look at the new Nomad Rugged Cable. Built to last, it comes with a 5-year warranty; the Rugged Cable has been engineered to meet military standards, and it looks ready to take on just about anything.


Samson QH4 4-Channel Headphone Amplifier Review

Samson QH4 is one of those products designed for professional musicians but also makes sense for non-professionals who simply want to share their music with others while wearing headphones. The Samson QH4 is “a 4-channel headphone amplifier designed to distribute your audio to up to four individual headphones, each with its own volume control.” And there’s much more. 


Vapium Strain Hunters Edition Vape: A Special Edition Summit+ Vaporizer

We recently reviewed the Vapium Summit+ Vape. The title of that post, “Vapium Summit+: A Weather and Budget-Friendly Vaporizer” says it all. The Summit+ is designed to go anywhere and priced right. The company offers one with special branding. Called the Strain Hunters Edition, it is intended to let you “get out there with the only vaporizer built for adventure.


Bragi Dash Pro: Do They Have What It Takes to Be the Best Truly Wireless Experience?

Bragi is a company that prides themselves on being the creators of the world’s first hearable. Since then there have been many imitators, and some brands, even Apple who’ve attempted to take a blueprint written by Bragi and right their wrongs. The true test though, is can Bragi do this themselves? Once upon a time, there was a Kickstarter that was successful that created what is now known today as the Bragi Dash. Initially, I was a backer of the product, that initially was left displeased at the outcome of the product. Like many other people, I complained about the…