Articles by Judie Lipsett Stanford


Slumbr: Find the Perfect Pillow for Your Best Night’s Sleep

You can have the perfect mattress covered with luxurious sheets, but if your pillows don’t complement your sleeping style, then you’re never going to get your best night’s sleep. Do you need a soft, squishy pillow? Do you need something more firm? It all depends on how you sleep, and that’s what Slumbr is going to help you figure out.


Galen Leather Walnut Wood MacBook Stand: Elegant, Ergonomic, and Multi-Talented

It’s a well-known fact that raising your laptop to a better viewing height and adding a keyboard will improve your posture and help your back and neck. What you use to raise your screen opens up a ton of possibilities. We’ve seen plenty of metal stands, but here’s something new and elegant — the Galen Leather Walnut Wood MacBook Stand.


Vapium Summit+: A Weather and Budget-Friendly Vaporizer

When you think of vaporizers, outdoor use and weather-friendliness might not be the first features you’d require. But if you’re interested in a vaporizer that can withstand splashes and dirt, that can handle extreme heat or cold, one that looks like a rugged little tank and that comes with plenty of accessories, then you should check out the Vapium Summit+.


Aëdle VK-2 Legacy Dynamic High-Performance On-Ear Headphones Review

If ‘mass-produced with inexpensive components’ doesn’t sound like something you’d be interested in when considering your next set of headphones, then you’ll be pleased to know that you have options. Aëdle’s VK-2 Legacy Dynamic High-Performance On-Ear Headphones are designed and assembled by hand with quality materials in small batches; their look is refined yet striking, but how do they sound?


Nomad Leather Folio Wallet for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Review

You might remember my Nomad Leather Folio for the iPhone 7 Plus review; well, if you loved the idea of a Horween Leather wallet case for your phone, but you happen to have the beautiful new Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, you’ll be pleased to know that there is a Nomad Leather Folio Wallet just for you!


AT&T LG X Venture: Life Can be Hazardous, but This Phone Can Handle It

If you work outdoors, or you just like to spend a lot of time outside, you know that there are mini disasters that can occur which are out of your control. Dirt, wetness, and fumbling resulting in drops are to be expected, and not every phone can handle that kind of abuse. The AT&T LG X Venture, however, can.


Qualcomm Is Going to Make Fingerprint Technology Better — Even Underwater!

Using a fingerprint to unlock your phone is one of the most convenient ways to make sure that your information and photos are kept locked down. But fingerprint technology hasn’t kept up with all of the capabilities newer phones sport — like waterproofing and being able to fearlessly to use your phone in the rain or in the pool.




Galen Leather: Luxurious Accessories for Your Electronic Devices

It’s not very often that I open a box and have to stop what I’m doing to inhale the fragrant smell of fine leather wafting as I unwrap the contents, but that’s exactly what happened when I recently opened a package from Galen Leather.  What was inside the box? Beautiful cases for my iPhone, 12″ MacBook, and 13″ MacBook Pro.


Pioneer Rayz Rally: A Tiny Yet Powerful Conference Call Speaker

If you have to take conference calls regularly — even when you’re traveling — then you know that it can be a pain to carry a portable speaker with you. The Pioneer Rayz Rally is a powerful, portable conference call speaker that is so small it can fit in the palm of your hand with plenty of room to spare.


Focal Adds New Headphones to Their Already Fab Lineup

Last year, I reviewed the Focal Listen Headphones; even though they were wired, I thought they were excellent. It was only a matter of time before Focal introduced a Listen wireless version, and now it is here. They’ve also added two in-ear headphones to their line-up: Spark and Spark Wireless.



Win One of Seven PITAKA Aramid Fiber iPhone 7 or 7 Plus Cases

Which case is on my iPhone 7 Plus right now? The PITAKA Aramid Fiber iPhone 7 Case; it’s one of two favorites that I regularly swap back and forth between. The PITAKA case is the next best thing to carrying a naked iPhone without worrying about what might happen should you drop your pricey device.


The Western Digital My Passport SSD: Tiny Yet Fast and Substantial Storage

If you need to carry a high-capacity external drive with you when you travel or go to work, you’ll likely be interested in making that memory device as small as possible. Take a look at the Western Digital My Passport SSD; it’s 1 Terabyte, rated for 515MB/s, and it measures just 3.6″ long by 1.8″ wide by 0.4″ thick.



JBL E55BT Quincy Edition Headphones: Quincy Jones’ Signature Sound

If you have a spare $1500, and you want to experience exceptional headphones that were “inspired and designed by Quincy Jones”, then you could get the AKG N90Q. But if $1500 isn’t quite realistic for your situation, and you’re still interested in trying Jones’ signature sound, then you should take a look at the $200 JBL E55BT Quincy Edition Headphones.



HTC U11 Now Shipping: Their New Flagship Phone Has a Plethora of Features

Last month, HTC announced their new HTC U11 Flagship device; it has a Liquid Surface design with squeezable Edge Sense interaction, along with USonic noise canceling headphones, an industry-best 16-megapixel camera (according to DxOmark it’s the best they’ve ever tested, beating the Google Pixel), and it can work with multiple AI assistants including Alexa.


ZTE MAX XL and Two More Mobile Options Now Available from Sprint

I recently reviewed the ZTE MAX XL, and I found it to be a much better than expected phablet for anyone who needs a good phone but doesn’t necessarily want to spend $600 or more on their mobile device. Originally only available from Boost Mobile, Sprint will also begin selling this phone for $192.