Last year I reviewed a small Alexa-enabled speaker from FABRIQ. (Read the review.) I was impressed but wished it had the voice-enabled feature that makes my Amazon Echo so great. Now FABRIQ has released an updated device. The Chorus is bigger, sounds better and is voice activated. It is Amazon Alexa-enabled AND Bluetooth and costs under $100.
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Nomad has quickly become one of our favorite iPhone accessory companies. They made amazing products that are well-made, look and function well and, best of all, come at a reasonable price. Now they have announced an entire collection of cases for the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. Here’s a quick look at them all.
The LandingZone has announced what they call “the most powerful Apple MacBook docking station to-date.” It just might be. This new docking station offers an oh-so-awesome 16 different ports and can turn your MacBook Pro with Touch Bar into a powerful workstation. At $299 it is pricey, but the added functionality is unparalleled if you want an impressive desktop computer.
When Logitech set out to create a new keyboard, they took nothing for granted. They used premium materials, designed the keys for comfortable, quick typing, added a host of useful specialty keys and then went a bit further. In this case, “further” means a special input dial that, over time, will become increasingly useful.
When I travel for business I need a bag that can transport my suits and deliver them at my destination wrinkle-free. When, however, I an traveling for pleasure, I don’t need to think about taking suits. In such cases I need something that holds a ton and is easy to carry. That’s where the TIMBUK2 Wander Pack comes in.
While Judie was at IFA in Berlin, she met the good folks from Catalyst. They have a host of new products on the way, and one of the most compelling is a case for the 2017 9.7” iPad that is water and drop proof. If you have one of the new iPads read on because we are giving one away.
Sometimes corporations take stands simply because it is right. After Charlottesville, CEOs made a loud statement that the only right response to Nazis and White-Supremacists is condemnation by resigning from a Presidential Advisory Panel. That was a big deal. Today, an Anheuser-Busch brewery in Georgia stopped brewing beer… and started canning water for those affected struggling after Hurricane Harvey.
Brydge creates some of the best keyboards for use with iPads. I’ve reviewed a number of them and have always been impressed. Now Brydge is preparing a keyboard for the 10.5” iPad Pro. I love the new iPad and can see the Brydge keyboard as making it even better. And if you pre-order you can save $20.
I have never been a fan of bottle cozies. They just look silly. I have never been a fan of warm beer. After all, I’m an American not British. Choosing between using cozies or warm beer the warm beer has always won. Now, thanks to the BottleKeeper, I don’t need to choose between silly and warm.
I reviewed the Rowkin Bit Charge last year and was impressed. (Read my review here.) The small, independent earbuds sounded great and truly let you cut the cord… to your phone and between the earbuds. Now the company has released the Micro and Surge. The Micro are tiny. The Surge are ready for action. They too look like winners.
Human Solutions, makers of great sit-stand desks suggests, “It’s time to rethink the concept of what an ergonomic office chair should be. The stylish and ergonomic UPLIFT Motion Stool has what your body needs for any type of perch-standing at your desk.” They sent me one for review with their UPLIFT Desk and I am sold.
It is not uncommon for one person to now have a smartphone, a tablet, a smartwatch and wireless headphones. All share one thing in common — they all need to be charged. That’s where the Satechi Smart Charging Stand comes in! For under $35 it keeps all of them charged and your desk or nigh table neat and organized.
One of the things I love about my new MacBook Pro is the fact that it uses a USB-C charging port. That means I can now charge my laptop on the go along with my iPhone and Table. The $129.99 myCharge AdventureUltra makes that possible, but it goes one step further by adding a built-in AC power port.
I loved the original OnePlus phone and was even more taken with the OnePlus 3. While I haven’t had a chance to check out the new OnePlus 5, I have little doubt it is a winner. And now, as a limited edition offering, the OnePlus 5 comes in Soft Gold; retailing for $479 it looks amazing!
I recently reviewed the AOC 2781PQ 27” Quad HD Ultra Slim Frameless IPS Monitor. It was ideal as I set up my new home office. (Read the review.) When AOC asked me to also review the AOC P2779VC 27″ Monitor with Wireless Charging I was thrilled. I now have an awesome dual-screen setup on my desk at home!
Since renovating our home last year, we have maintained the temperature in the house using the smart Lyric Thermostat from Honeywell. It is a great way to remotely cool or heat our home. Now Honeywell has released the Lyric C1 Wi-Fi Security Camera, and I’m please to say we have one in use in our home. It’s great!
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-fire pizza at home to a new level. Let’s take a look.
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.
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!
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.
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.