For a time, it seemed as if every external battery was alike; they all had some sort of housing, a charging port to power up the battery and one or two ports into which a device cable could be plugged.
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The other day we took a look at Nomad’s impressive approach to sync/charge cables. I love the Universal Cable I reviewed and am ordering a few more. Nomad has also re-envisioned what I’ll refer to as the “short throw portable charging cable.” Many companies offer short cables but none come close to the awesomeness of the Nomad Carabiner.
Charging cables are a simple fact of modern life. And while inexpensive cables abound- after all, pretty much every mobile device and accessory includes one- the right cable can make a huge difference. Nomad offers three different cables in their Ultra Rugged Cable Series, and one of them stands out as the only cable you will ever need.
Scandinavian furniture has clean lines and, too often, appear to sacrifice comfort in favor of minimalism and style. Sit in such furniture and… you will be pleasantly surprised. The Libratone Q Adapt On-Ear headphones reflect this same Scandinavian design language. The have clean lines and, like the furniture, appear to sacrifice comfort in favor of minimalism.
V-MODA has consistently created some of my favorite headphones. That includes their over-the-ear, their on-the-ear and their in-the-ear models. It’s no small feat to succeed at all three approaches to headphones and yet V-MODA has done just that. It is no surprise then that I was excited to check out their Forza in-ear headphones. Do the extend V-MODA’s winning record?
The right case for your mobile device is a key part of maximizing its usefulness. In the case of my 9.7” iPad Pro that is especially true. It goes everywhere with me and I use it all the time. Thankfully, I finally found the right balance with the Speck Smartshell Plus for 9.7” iPad Pro and the Apple Smart Keyboard.
This review of the Huawei MateBook has been a long time coming. I like the MateBook a great deal, but I’ve been struggling to figure out exactly what this Windows 10 mobile device is. From the specs, it looks to be Huawei’s answer to the Microsoft Surface, but it is more complicated than that. Let’s take a look.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Lenovo. All opinions are mine. Judie reviewed the Android version of the Lenovo Yoga Book last month and loved it. She just finished using it while covering CES 2017 and has enjoyed it so much that I just ordered one. That, however, is not the only Lenovo product worthy of note.
The tech world just got a bit smaller today as Samsung Electronics announced that their impressive line of Gear devices- including the Gear S3, Gear S2, and Gear Fit- are now compatible with iOS. Yes, those of us on iPhone’s no longer need to be limited to wearing an Apple Watch. Personally, I’m going for the Gear 3 Frontier!
Let me get this out of the way up front- I hate Apple EarPods., I don’t like the way they look. I don’t like the way they feel in my ears and, too often, they don’t even stay there. I’m not a fan. Thankfully, for under $60 the Scosche HPL1 earbuds can happily take the place of the EarPods.
Another one my favorite CES visits each year is with Harman. As someone who absolutely loves AKG, JBL and Harman Kardon audio products, time at the Harman display space is like being a kid in a candy store. I missed it, but Judie spent some quality time before heading to see Sting in concert.
One of Judie’s and my favorite stops at CES each year is Plantronics. We love their headsets and appreciate the way each year brings new refinements to already great products. Judie recently reviewed the BackBeat Pro 2 headphones and loved them. (Read Judie’s review.) That’s just one of the headphones they showed her during their CES 2017 meeting.
To be honest, it is increasingly tough to impress Judie and me when it comes to audio products. It’s not that we have such discerning ears (although we do… lol) but that we have been privileged to listen to some amazing headphones and speakers in recent years. That noted, RHA more than impressed Judie during her visit with them.
Henge Docks makes great accessories that let your Apple laptop double as a fantastic desktop. At CES they have announced both Vertical and Horizontal Docking Stations for MacBook Pro (2016) as well as their first Tethered Docking Station. All look great and, having used Henge Dock products before, I can guarantee the fit, finish and quality of each.
LG Electronics had a lot to show off at their Press Conference yesterday but the star of the show was their new Smart InstaView Refrigerator. Yes, at a CES where it’s all Alexa all the time LG rolled out a refrigerator that is not only powered by LG’s own webOS smart platform but also leverages Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service.
Every now and then you come upon a “scientific study” that is as shocking as it is insightful. That’s the case with a new “study” that suggests that, once a zombie apocalypse begins, human beings have just 100 days left. Well, to be accurate, after 100 days there would be 273 humans left. It’s all based on mathematics which, in…
Sleep Number just introduced the new Sleep Number 360 smart bed. Judie spent some time with the Sleep Number 360 curing CES 2017. What did she think? “I laid on it, and it felt like magic; it made me hate my current mattress.” That’s no small deal considering Judie and Kevin’s current mattress was ridiculously expensive! Here’s why it’s special.
Fitbit hardware has only gained in popularity in recent years. The company is on a roll and is now making their wearables even more powerful through new software tools. These tools deliver personalized insights, smarter guidance and more motivation to people rocking a Fitbit.
We’ve been covering Speck since pretty much the beginning. They began with just a few iPhone cases, and they have built a company with many excellent smartphone and tablet accessory options. CES 2017 sees them making a series of moves worthy of their devoted following.
At $59.99, the IFROGZ Impulse Wireless Headphones are an inexpensive way to cut the cords while keeping the music playing. Available in Black and Red and White and Tan, they are on-ear wireless headphones from the company that knows a thing or two about how important our mobile devices are to us. After all, IFROGZ is now a part of…
With the launch of the InvisibleShield Screen Guarantee Plan ZAGG just gave mobile device users a shot of confidence they never imagined. In a first-of-its-kind offering, ZAGG will now offer consumers a reimbursement of up to $100 toward the repair of their mobile screen IF their InvisibleShield fails to protect it from a crack or shatter. They promise no hassle,…