November 2020

The Desuccus 18-in-1 Snowflake Multi-Tool Is Handy for EveryDay Carry

There’s nothing worse than needing a simple tool and having nothing on you with which to complete the job! If you aren’t the type who carries a full Leatherman on your belt, the Desuccus 18-in-1 Snowflake Multi-Tool might just be a practical solution for you. Made to fit on its included keychain, the Snowflake Multi-Tool is small but mighty — packing 18 commonly used tools in its 2.5″ body.




A Look at Some of Our Favorite 2020 Black Friday Deals

Between the pandemic and the election, it’s been an insane year. Now that we have several vaccines on the way and the election results have been declared, we can all look forward to seeing what Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are coming. We’ve put together a few of our favorite deals from some brands you know — and a few you should consider — that you can shop, all from the safety of your home!


OnePlus 8T Review: It’s Nearly Perfect

I’ve been testing the OnePlus 8T for well over a month, and although it showed up at a time when I had four other different phones on my desk to review, it soon won me over and became my daily driver. Yes, there are a few caveats, but for someone like me who wants a brilliant, large display with a high refresh rate, fantastic battery life, an even better than expected camera, and almost all of the bells and whistles, it is a great choice.


Survivor Has iPhone 12 Cases for Every Level of Protection

The new iPhone 12s are the best iPhones Apple has ever released. But they are pricey, with some models almost requiring you to take out a second mortgage. Protecting a device as expensive as the iPhone is more important than ever. Survivor offers four different levels of protection in a variety of colors and price points. Here’s a look.



Zepp Z Review: Traditional Styling, a Titanium Alloy Body, Smart Features, and Health Tracking Make for One Premium Smartwatch

I recently reviewed the Zepp E Circle, one of the most gorgeous and functional health-centric watches available. Zepp has already added another watch to their line — the Zepp Z. Made from a single block of polished titanium alloy with more of a traditional men’s watch design, the Zepp Z has a classic style that is loaded with smart features and intelligence-assisted fitness tracking.


Gabb Wireless Is Giving a Kid-Safe Phone to the First 2,500 to Respond on November 23

If you’ve got a pre-teen, you’ve likely wondered when the right time to get them their own phone might be. Maybe you’ve resisted giving in and putting them on your plan — even though calling and texting with your child when you’re separated would be so convenient — because you’re worried about stunting your child’s development or enabling their inevitable metamorphosis into a phone-addicted, anti-social, pasty little hunchback with bloodshot eyes. Fair Enough. Or maybe you’re rightly concerned about social media cyberbullying, inappropriate internet content, and online predators. Gabb Wireless has a solution.


The Jabra Elite 85t True Wireless Headphones Review: Great Sound and ANC

Jabra has done a fantastic job with its true wireless earphones. The original Jabra Elite Sport was good, and they’ve only gotten better with each iteration. Now they’ve released the Jabra Elite 85t. It packs even more tech than the excellent Jabra Elite 75t and offers native active noise cancellation. But is the new offering better than the Jabra 75t?



Lighten Your Load with the Pitaka MagEZ Card Sleeve

When Apple introduced the iPhone 12, they also introduced their new MagSafe charging system and the new iPhone Leather Wallet with MagSafe. Pitaka offers something similar, the Pitaka MagEZ Card Sleeve, as part of their MagEZ line of cases. And while it only works with Pitaka’s cases, it does the same job but for half the price.


Protect Your New iPhone 12 with the Pitaka MagEZ Case

I’ve been a fan of Pitaka iPhone MagEZ cases for some time. Judie sent me one she had reviewed a number of years ago, and I haven’t looked back. The cases are thin, light, highly protective, and they work with Pitaka’s MagEZ line of accessories. Sure, Apple has MagSafe, but Pitaka was already doing something similar for years.



Citizen Jumps into the Smartwatch World with the C Z Smart

When smartphones hit critical mass, every manufacturer of “dumb” phones started leveraging all their designs to add smarts to every phone in their lineup. We’re seeing a similar push with smartwatches. Traditional watchmakers are finding ways to raise the intelligence level of their iconic designs. The latest watchmaker to do so is Citizen, with their C Z Smart line.



Nomad Rugged Case for iPhone 12 Pro Is Sleek and Protective

Nomad has released a range of new cases for the four versions of the iPhone 12. They sent a few samples for my iPhone 12 Pro, and, as usual, they are impressive. Here’s a quick look at the Nomad Rugged Case for the iPhone 12 Pro. Made from Horween leather and available in three different colors, they are gorgeous.


2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Staying at Home During the Pandemic Edition

This Holiday Season will be unlike any we have previously experienced, and gift-giving will be too. After all, people feel the financial pinch and, many of us are spending more time in our homes than ever. Here are some of the items that might make meaningful and practical gifts this year. You might see something for you, too!


2020 Toy Gift Guide: For the Young and Young at Heart

If you’ve got a youngling in your life, you are likely searching for holiday gifts that will excite, entertain, and possibly teach. We’ve got a great selection of gifts that the youngsters of all ages (as well as the young at heart) in your life would love to receive, and that you can feel great about giving.


The Great Cloud Debate: What System Is Right for Your Business?

What kind of cloud storage does your business use? If yours is like many other companies, you likely use a combination of different platforms depending on the task. That’s because hybrid or multi-cloud approaches offer a convenient and cost-efficient option for day-to-day operations, securing sensitive information as needed while keeping other documents and data immediately at hand. Essentially, a hybrid cloud strategy offers the best of both worlds and sidesteps the risks associated with single-vendor reliance, but for some businesses, such a blended approach isn’t an option.