Wireless charging has finally taken but cables for charging and syncing devices are still a necessary evil of modern life. My cables of choice come from Nomad. They are the most durable I’ve found and are pretty much the only ones I use. Now Nomad has rolled out a new line of cables that are even better.
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Judie has a Google Pixel 3XL and loves it. And why wouldn’t she? The phone is fast, has a gorgeous screen and, by all reports, has the camera to beat. Currently $699, that’s a good $200 less than it was initially. The Pixel 3a has a similar design, costs just $399, and it is a problem.
The other day, I read a report that suggested reforestation on a grand scale could be the best way to address climate disruption. At the time, I thought it would be great if billionaires and companies could get behind this. Nomad has done just that,and both consumers and the planet will benefit.
When Raina got a job that required her to commute to the city I bought her a pair of AirPods. She loves them; I’m not a fan. I don’t like their fit, and I think they sound like crap. The RHA TrueConnect True Wireless Earbuds have the same design but, unlike the AirPods, I’m a fan!
This past weekend was rather warm in New Jersey. It was the perfect kind of weather to be outside in our pool. Outside the pool was another story, and I’m not sure which was worse, the heat or the mosquitos. Thankfully, I had the Honeywell CO60PM Indoor/Outdoor Evaporative Air Cooler for review; it gets the job done.
It’s always fun when a new company comes on the mobile technology scene. Austere is just such a company. The recently launched brand describes itself as delivering “more than what’s expected, from design to performance.” Their products are pricey, but they look great.
I stopped wearing my first generation Apple Watch a few months after getting it. My 4th generation Apple Watch with cellular connectivity is a different story. I wear it every day, and it’s beginning to show. When I noticed a few small scratches on the screen, I knew it was time for Invisible Shield’s glass+ 360 for Apple Watch Series 4.
Logitech describes their new Logitech Zone Wireless as being, a “wireless Bluetooth headset designed to control your acoustic environment and get stuff done in open workspaces.” In lay terms, the new headset is designed for people who work in open offices or who need to make and take a lot of calls during the day. Is the new headset worth the $199.99 for the Zone Wireless?” Let’s take a look?
There are two types of people in this world today. There are those who love voice control, and there are those who insist on physical switches. For the former, there is Alexa or Google Assistant. For the latter, there are switches. And for mixed marriages like mine, there is the Lutron Aurora.
I was one of the original backers when Brydge first came onto the market. I was impressed with the keyboard when it finally arrived. It was constructed from beautiful aluminum, offered a good typing experience and, my backer version even had Bluetooth speakers. Years later I’ve got the Brydge Pro Keyboard for 11” iPad Pro in hand. It’s impressive.
My wife Raina and I were in Costco recently. I was shocked at the price of premium, name-brand razor blades. Seriously, to see how costly multi-blade razors are, even at a place with such competitive prices, was a surprise. It made me take another look at Harry’s razors.
I’ve been using ScanSnap scanners for years. They are always solid machines that offer a wealth of features, improve over time, and simply get the job done. The ScanSnap iX1500 scanner is a huge step forward and, when used with ScanSnap Home, is a great way to get out from under an avalanche of paper. It’s their best model yet.
When Raina and I moved into our home just a mile from the synagogue, it seemed logical that I would walk to work on nice days. But the first time I did, I needed my car and had to sprint home. I haven’t walked since. Now, thanks to the Razor E Prime Air electric scooter, I have a third option.
Have you ever thought to yourself, “Self, this paper airplane is great, but it could use a motor and an app.”? Of course, you haven’t. But that’s exactly what you get with the PowerUp 3.0 Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane Kit. I know, it sounds silly, but bear with me because there’s a lot to this.
One of the best things about wearing an Apple Watch is the incredible range of watch bands available for it. One Apple Watch can not only have numerous watch faces but, within a few seconds, a new watch band can change its entire look. UAG has rolled out some great new options.
This past week I was scheduled to lead a book discussion. It was a deep and complex work we were going to discuss, and I decided it would be best to have some visual aids. Thankfully, I had the new Acer C202i portable projector in hand for the review. It was simple to use and worked fabulously well!
Some months ago, I received a pair of the Master and Dynamic MW60 over-the-ear wireless headphones. Since they arrived, they have become my go-to headphones. Now the company has announced their first headphones with active noise cancellation, the MW65 over-the-ear headphones. What do I think about them? Put simply, we are giving them an Editor’s Choice award.
Ultimate Ears describes the BOOM 3 Bluetooth speaker stating it is, “It’s the ultimate go-anywhere speaker.” This is the case thanks to its, “balanced 360° sound, deep bass, one-touch music control, water, dust & drop proof, and stunning, high-performance fabric.” With myBOOM Studio, you can create a unique, one-of-a-kind myBOOM 3.
I recently reviewed the Varidesk ProPlus 36 Electric Sit-Stand desk converter. It’s awesome. (Read my review.) I also reviewed the Varidesk PowerHub. It’s also pretty great. (Read my review.) In the third and last review of this series, we are taking a look at the Varidesk Varichair. This unusual chair was built with sit-stand desks in mind!
We’ve been quite impressed with the various phones we’ve reviewed from Honor. Their sleek form factor, powerful processors, fantastic cameras, and implementation of AI have made their offerings stand out in a crowded field. Now Honor is getting ready to unveil their next flagship phone, and they are teasing a special collaboration with Moschino.
In my review of the awesome Varidesk ProPlus 30 Electric sit-stand converter, I noted the company includes one of their PowerHubs with the purchase. (Read my review.) It gives you three AC outlets and two USB ports. I also noted that the Varidesk PowerHub, which is also available as a standalone product for $50, deserves its own review. Here’s why.