Raina finally updated to an iPhone 8. She wasn’t initially interested in its wireless charging, but after I put a wireless charging pad in her home office she changed her mind. Now she’s a fan, so I got her a myCharge 10K. We looked at this affordable wireless battery pack some time ago; it’s worth a second look.
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Question: When is a powerstrip not a powerstrip? Answer: When it is the $179.99 Austere VII Series Power delivery system. Yes, the VII Series Power would be an extremely pricey powerstrip if it were just a powerstrip, but, of course, it is not. It’s a refined, aluminum power supply system that offers top-level protection to your pricey electronics.
A little over a year ago, I went looking for a new router for our home. I tried a few and was disappointed. I eventually settled on a system Perry recommended. It’s okay, but I’ve spent the last few days checking out the brand new Nest WiFi from Google, and I’m impressed.
I spent the summer swimming laps in our pool as often as the weather permitted. The water is nice. The swimming is boring. Most days, I would take one of my UE Boom speakers outside and fire up the tunes. It made the swim less boring but wasn’t optimal. I wish I had the Aftershokz Xtrainerz wireless MP3 headphones.
I’m usually a fan of minimalist cases for my iPhone. There are, however, times when a wallet case is a way to go. After all, if all you need is a few cards why would you want to carry your phone and a wallet? With the Mujjo Full Leather Wallet Case, your iPhone is all you need for a night on the town.
I recently reviewed the Pitaka MagCase for iPhone, the same model case as the one that protected my iPhone X for over a year. I couldn’t see getting an iPhone 11 and not having a MagCase on it; it’s great, but if you need extra protection, you might want to check it the highly-protective $49.99 Pitaka MagCase Pro.
Quero shoes are handmade in Spain. As the company notes, Quero offers, “an old way of making shoes… a new way to buy them.” I received a pair of their Mercer Oxford, and they have a new customer. The shoes look amazing, seem to be crafted with excellence, and, most of all, they are incredibly comfortable. I’m buying boots next!
Master & Dynamic have been on a roll lately with a new product every few months. They just announced two new true wireless earphone offerings. The MW07 PLUS are an update to the spectacular MW07s while the smaller and more affordable MW07 GO offer a similar, but smaller design. Both look great but the MW 07 GO really caught my eye.
The other day I reviewed mophie’s 3-in-1 charging pad. It’s ideal for someone who has an iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPod’s with a wireless charging case. I have an iPhone. I have an Apple Watch. But I don’t have AirPods. Mophie’s dual wireless charging pad isn’t specifically designed for AirPods so, for me, it is a better option.
We got a dose of winter a few weeks ago here in the northeast, and I was once again reminded that I hate the cold. But winter will soon be here, and anything that helps keep me warm is welcome in my home. The Comfy is a simple idea but one that I’ll be wearing all winter long.
Mophie was one of the first companies to offer battery cases for the iPhone and other mobile devices. In the years since, mophie has emerged as one of the premier mobile device accessory companies. Now, with wireless charging becoming ubiquitous, mophie is adding new wireless charging devices to their catalog. The mophie 3-in-1 wireless charging pad is one such accessory.
Some time ago, I reviewed the iFrogz Airtime Truly Wireless Earbuds plus Charging Case. They surprised me. The small, inexpensive earbuds were not only comfortable and offered a secure fit, but they sounded pretty darn good. (Read my review.) The $69.99 iFrogz AIRTIME PRO True Wireless Earbuds offer a more AirPod-esque design, but are they worth the extra money?
I usually upgrade my iPhone every year but The iPhone X was an exception. I had it for a full two years. Most of that time it was protected in a Pitaka MagCase Judie had reviewed. When I had my new iPhone 11 on the way, I knew I needed to protect it with something similar; I ordered a MagCase from Pitaka.
OWC products are a mainstay of my computing these days. At home, my MacBook Pro functions as a dual-screen desktop computer thanks to the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock. When I’m on the go, OWC’s Travel Dock has helped compensate for the laptop’s two meager USB-C ports. The company has released an update to the OWC USB-C Travel Dock; it’s great.
I’ve reviewed numerous offerings from Waterfield. Their bags are always well-made, always look great, and are a pleasure to carry. The new Waterfield Travel Folio is one of the simpler Waterfield products I have used, but that’s not to say it isn’t impressive. Its clean design makes it look professional when you walk into a meeting. You’re going to love it.
For the fourth year in a row, Nomad is ready to protect your new iPhone. Many of the cases build on time-tested designs with iterative improvements to already-great cases. Of course, Nomad is also throwing something new into the mix of their new cases for the 2019 iPhones.
RHA came on the scene rather quietly but over time has won a large, growing fan base. Their new T20 Wireless headphones will only help further solidify RHA’s position as a top-tier audio company; they sound great and have unique features that will impress.
A few months ago we wrote about Austere, a new A/V accessory company. Austere Describes their products as delivering “more than what’s expected, from design to performance.” Their products are pricey but look great. After that post, Judie and I had a chance to check out their offerings; we were impressed.
Our friends at Nomad woke up this morning, realized it was Labor Day, and decided that their day off would be made even better if they held a flash sale. So that’s what they are doing! Nomad makes some of the best cables, charging hubs and phones case. We’re fans; that’s especially true when they are on sale.
Master & Dynamic make some of our favorite headphones. They look great, are constructed with premium materials, and they sound fantastic. They are, however, rather pricey. Lucky for you, during their Back to School sale many of their top performers are on sale.
“What’s in those?” My wife Raina asked me when two large boxes arrived at the house. “Oh, that’s review samples of Speck’s new luggage.” “Speck?” she asked, looking at me strangely, “Don’t they make iPhone cases?” “They make some of the best and now… Speck makes luggage.” So let’s check it out.