Tech, Autos, & Gear in Layman's Terms Since 2006

December 8, 2016 • Reviews

Monster SuperStar HotShot Brings Great Music on the Go

Bluetooth speakers have become quite common and almost like a tool. The SuperStar HotShot by Monster ($49.95) is a super compact speaker with the ability to clip onto a backpack, jacket, or belt. Does a speaker this small still bring sound worth listening to? I was able to review the HotShot and my findings might …

Continue reading

December 8, 2016 • Reviews

The FryWall Is a Microwave Cover for Your Stovetop

Have you ever been in the kitchen cooking dinner, and once you’ve finished you looked around your stove top only to see food residue and grime stuck between the stove top and counter, and splattered on the walls? There’s a new product that might eliminate that extra cleaning you need to check out.

Continue reading

December 7, 2016 • Reviews

Casio Tough Solar Running Watch Has Energy Even When You Don’t

Back when I had time to train for long races, I used a Garmin Forerunner GPS watch. I liked it, it was great, but there’s something to be said for the simplicity of a digital watch that goes from your workout to your everyday life with ease, even if you lose the GPS capabilities.

Continue reading

December 7, 2016 • Reviews

Rogue RFID Blocking Front Pocket Wallet-Protect Your Back and Your Cards in Style

I have been a fan of slim front pocket style wallets for some time now. Once you get used to a compact way to carry your cards and cash, it’s impossible to go back to a bulkier setup. It feels like there’s an infinite number of styles in slim wallets.

Continue reading

December 7, 2016 • Gift Guides, Reviews

Techie Apron from Great Useful Stuff Is a Gift You Will Want to Buy for Yourself

Still looking for that perfect gift for the cook/gardener/crafts person in your life? How about the Techie Apron from Great Useful Stuff? When I first saw the press release announcing it I immediately thought it would be a useful item for my wife and she could buy me one, too.

Continue reading

December 7, 2016 • News

Now You Can Truly Act Like a DJ with This New Party Pack

If you are an aspiring DJ but don’t know exactly how to go about starting your quest of being the party starter, you should be checking out a Dj set that will help you out. Hercules, the leader in mobile and professional DJ equipment announced three unique DJ Party Packs to make sure you can …

Continue reading

December 7, 2016 • News

Create Your Own Music with Blocks by Roli

A Perfect gift for the music lover, you should check out an affordable music creation device that gives you a unique way of creating music without having to step into a studio.

Continue reading

December 6, 2016 • Reviews

Securifi’s Almond 3 WiFi System Combines Whole Home WiFi, Home Automation, Security

Securifi’s Almond 3 Smart Home WiFi System provides expandable wireless coverage for your entire home while also acting as a smart home hub and home security system. The complete system comes with three Almond 3 routers, all of which have touchscreens for simple setup and maintenance and starts at $399.99. It’s an impressive combination of …

Continue reading

December 6, 2016 • Reviews

LG’s Collared Headphones Are Perfect for the Active Lifestyle

If you live an active lifestyle and hate wired cables, you should actually check out LG’s Tone Active+ Stereo Bluetooth headsets. The follow-up to LG’s popular collared headphones the LG Tone Active, how much more of a “plus” can the Tone Active’s be in the wireless headphone market?

Continue reading

December 6, 2016 • Reviews

Breathe Clearly with the Honeywell AirGenius 4 Air Cleaner

Winter is here. The doors and windows stay shut. The air can get stale. Ans we now live with a fast-growing golden doodle puppy sleeping in a crate next to the bed. It is a formula for air quality that needs help. Well, help came in the form of the Honeywell AirGenius 4 Air Cleaner.

Continue reading

December 5, 2016 • Reviews

WaterField Designs Atelier iPad Pro Gear: Elegant and Useful Storage for Your Accessories

Have an iPad Pro? If so, then you probably carry it with you almost all the time. But where do you stow its Pencil? And what do you do with the cable and charger? If you’ve been letting those things rattle around loose in your bag, then you’ll want to check out these beautiful and …

Continue reading

December 5, 2016 • Reviews

The Bear Pillow Will Help You Avoid Night Sweats

Bear Mattress, a new company to the online mattress game that promises a cool comfortable night of sleep sent me over their Bear Pillow to check out. The question is, what makes the Bear Pillow any different from a pillow you could pick up at any department store?

Continue reading

December 5, 2016 • Reviews

You Get What You Pay for with This Simplehuman Laundry Hamper

If you’re looking for a sturdy, but functional laundry hamper that won’t scream “college” (even if you’re in college) but is minimalistic enough to get the job done, you need to check out simplehuman’s Steel X-Frame Laundry Hamper.

Continue reading

December 4, 2016 • Reviews

An iPhone 7 User’s Experience with the LG V20 Smartphone

I’ll be quite honest, I didn’t know exactly how I would go about this seeing as though I’ve restricted myself to Apple ever since the iPhone 4s and have not looked back. So when LG sent over their LG V20, my world was completely shaken up. How did it turn out?

Continue reading

December 4, 2016 • News

Smarten up Your Home with Sen.se’s SensePeanut

Introducing SensePeanut, the self-described smart intuitive sensors and first of its kind that are made to help connect the user to their home in a unique way.

Continue reading

December 4, 2016 • Reviews

Elgato’s Eve Motion Lets You Know When There’s Movement in Your Place

Elgato sent over their latest product for Apple’s HomeKit platform, which just happens to be the first of it’s kind, the Eve Motion. So how does it fare compared to other products by the popular brand?

Continue reading

December 3, 2016 • News

Get a Huge Amount of Storage for Your Desktop Courtesy of OWC’s Latest SSD

If you are someone who needs plenty of expandable memory and want elite performance out of your SSD, you should really check out OWC’s ThunderBay 4 Mini Raid.

Continue reading

December 3, 2016 • Editorials

Everyone Should Watch This Video About High Schoolers

At the risk of sounding like click bait, don’t read the rest of this post until you’ve watched the video below.

Continue reading

December 2, 2016 • Autos

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Is the Real Hot Hatch

Volkswagen says its GTI defined the term hot hatch – a fun-to-drive hatchback offering power, playful performance, refinement, and style. The latest iteration was North American Car of the Year for 2015 and recently we spent time behind the wheel of the 2016 Golf GTI.

Continue reading

December 2, 2016 • Editorials

Accessorize Your Echo Dot

Amazon’s Echo and they latest Echo Dot have taken off with them becoming mainstream as of late. The Black Friday special on the 2nd Generation Dot being only $39.99 is what triggered me to finally order one. After you get the Dot, it’s time to accessorize as it’s virtually made to be a hub for …

Continue reading

December 2, 2016 • News

Motorola Partnering with Indiegogo to Help Developers make Cool MotoMods

One of the most interesting things about my new phone, a Motorola Z Force Droid Edition, is the mod system. The initial mods were kind of blah with the speaker, various battery packs, the projector, and the Hasselblad camera. However, that will soon change with the help of Indiegogo and Verizon.

Continue reading