December 2018





My Unbiased Review of NordVPN

Over the past year, I’ve traveled to quite a few places, some with the shadiest unsecured internet you can imagine, from Starbucks to hotels in different countries, and I gained a bit more peace of mind thanks to my virtual private network, or VPN of choice – NordVPN.


Blitzwolf’s New Bluetooth Speaker Made My Christmas Party a Hit

Blitzwolf is one of those brands that you may come across on Amazon; you’ll find they have plenty of accessories including cables, headphones, and Bluetooth accessories. The company sent us two accessories over the holidays that I personally used for my annual Christmas party;  they were an instant hit. The first product is the Blitzwolf BW-AS2 40-watt Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. I’ve had many different Bluetooth speakers over the last few years, but the Blitzwolf BW-AS2 is certainly a unique one. Available for $69.99, the BW-AS2 features dual 40-watt drivers that when lying on a flat surface deliver a sound that…


Mobvoi TicPods Free: True Wireless Headphones for the Masses

Mobvoi’s TicPods Free are a great option for Android users who want similarly styled wireless headphones as their Apple Airpod brethren. With 18-hour battery life, in-ear detection, noise cancellation, and touch controls, the TicPods Free are packed with convenient features. With access to voice assistants like Google Assistant, Siri, etc. the TicPods are compatible with almost every smartphone.




Flare’s JET Earphones Have a Retro Design but Sound Like the Future

Since Apple dropped the 3.5mm headphone jack, other companies have followed their lead. Yes, the 3.5mm headphone jack is quickly disappearing. In its place, there is a flood of new wireless headphones. Still, there is a place for this “older” technology, and the Flare JET earphones show just how good wired headphones with a 3.5mm jack can be.


The Evolve Carbon GT Is the Electric Skateboard of your Dreams

The Evolve Skateboards Carbon GT hits the Goldilocks zone of electric skateboards. It’s “just right.” It’s got crazy power, great battery capacity, can be converted from all-terrain tires to street wheels, plus, it’s just plain gorgeous. This sleek electric skateboard is great for all sorts of situations and deserves your attention. Starting at $1,959.99, the investment is not insignificant.


Smartening up an Apartment on Any Budget

Smart homes have moved from the realm of tech geeks to mainstream America. Even if you don’t set out to have a smart home, the various ways to connect devices and everyday items have become so easy it is impossible to avoid. It’s a bit tougher when you rent, but there’s plenty of ways to make your apartment smarter!


iHome iAVS16 Alexa Built-in Bedside/Home Office Speaker System Review

I recently reviewed iHome’s small Alexa-enabled bedside clock. Raina used it last night for the first time, and this morning reported that she considers it a “winner.” It is, however, a basic smart clock. If you want or need something with more bells and whistles, you can check out the iHome iAVS16 smart Bedside/Home Office Speaker System.



iHome iAV14 Is a Small but Powerful Bedside Clock with Alexa Built-in

We recently reviewed a bedside clock from iHome that works with Google Assistant. It’s impressive but only if you are using Google Assistant as your smart assistant. For those of us deep into the Amazon Alexa ecosystem, there is the iHome iAV14. It may look like a traditional nightstand clock but, thanks to its “smarts,” it offers much more.




AT&T LG V40 ThinQ Review: The Flagship Smartphone with 5 Cameras

Does anyone really need five cameras on their smartphone? That’s a question that LG wants us to figure out with their new V40 ThinQ. But beyond the cameras, the V40 ThinQ has a 6.4″ OLED display yet it’s still pocketable and easily managed with one hand. Should it be your next phone? Let’s talk about it.


BedJet V2 Climate Comfort System: Sleep Comfortably Year-Round

I like to sleep in a cold room, but I want the bed to be warm on winter nights. In the past, this meant climbing in, shivering, and waiting for body heat to do its thing. I’ve been using a BedJet V2 Climate Comfort System for the last month; climbing under freezing sheets is now a thing of the past.


Samsung’s Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

Even though we’re less than two weeks from Christmas, if you’re looking for some great last-minute items for family, friends, or even just a great white elephant gift, Samsung‘s got your back.