Articles by Judie Lipsett Stanford


Braven 405 Wireless Waterproof Speaker: Feel Free to Bring It Along

Aren’t we getting spoiled by all of the portable Bluetooth speakers that are waterproof? The days of having to jealously protect your portable speaker while outdoors or at the pool are gone! If you still don’t have a speaker that you can bring along without second guessing yourself, take a look at the Braven 405 Wireless Waterproof Speaker.


Protect Yourself and Opt Out of FamilyTreeNow.com Now

I am an amateur genealogist, and as such, I’m used to using sites to try to find missing relatives and other connections. With that said, there is one site out there that calls itself a genealogy site, but it is basically a stalker enabler of the highest order: FamilyTreeNow.com. Try searching your name on there, go on … I’ll wait.



Apollo Cloud: Manage Your Own Cloud Safely and Affordably

Do you like the idea of storing your documents and photos in the cloud, but you’re turned off by the ideas of monthly fees or mass hacks? Maybe you should check out the new Apollo Cloud. “Apollo Cloud is the first storage device to offer optimized hardware encryption and SMB support for Apple’s latest MacOS Sierra.”


Pixie Is an Augmented Reality Bluetooth Tracker

We’ve all seen the Bluetooth tracker market take off in the last couple of years — and there are plenty of them now available — but Pixie sets itself aside from the others because it not only tracks your items, it can actually show you the item’s location using augmented reality.


MAXIMUS Smart Motion Security Light: View and “Boo” at Trespassers

If you’ve got security on your mind, then you probably have motion-activated flood lights installed around the perimeter of your home. How would you like a light that’s not only motion activated, but that also includes a camera and a two-way speaker? If that sounds good, then you need a MAXIMUS Smart Motion Security Light.


GeniCan Makes Your Trash Can Smart

We have a system at my house — if you’re the one to finish something (or notice it’s about to be empty), you’re supposed to remember to add the item to our weekly shopping list. I should say try, because it doesn’t always happen. If we had a GeniCan, remembering to add things might no longer be a problem.



OPCOM Farm GrowBox Indoor Hydroponic Gardening System: The Setup

For years, Kev and I have talked about planting a garden so we could grow our own vegetables and be somewhat self-sufficient. Because we live on the top of a big rock, if we plant a garden it will be an endeavor involving a bulldozer and hauling topsoil. Until that becomes feasible, we’ll have the OPCOM Farm GrowBox hydroponic garden.




ASP Turbo CR 920 Lumens LED Flashlight Review & Giveaway

eWhether you are a police officer, fireman, hiker, camper, prepper, hunter, in the military, or just someone who wants a professional grade flashlight that will brilliantly light up objects as far as 100 feet away or more, you should consider the police-grade ASP Turbo CR 920 Lumens LED Flashlight. It’s a brawny, bright, brute of a light.








The BenQ e-Reading Lamp: A Graceful, Adjustable, and Smart Desk Lamp

If your workspace doesn’t have enough lighting or the proper lighting, you’ll be interested in this review! I was recently sent the BenQ e-Reading Lamp, and it has literally changed my life! How could a $249 LED lamp make such a difference? Less eye strain, and smart lighting — that’s how!


Fnatic Gear TMA-2 Duel Modular Gaming Headset Review

What makes a great gaming headset? Beyond sound quality and an excellent microphone, what else would you like to see? I think that a proper gaming headset should be light enough to wear for hours, durable and comfortable, but I also think that they should offer usage options. The Fnatic Gear TMA-2 Duel Modular Gaming Headset does just that.