Articles by Judie Lipsett Stanford


2017 IFA Global Press Conference: The Sign of What’s to Come

For the past few years, I’ve been one of a select group of international journalists invited to the IFA Global Press Conference. A warm-up, if you will, for the yearly IFA convention held in Berlin, the press conference is a great time to check up on the current and future status of the global electronics market.


Brewing Beer with the PicoBrew Pico S: Racking, Kegging, and Tasting!

When I last left off, I had brewed my first batch of homebrew with the PicoBrew Pico S. I waited a little bit longer than after the fermentation had stopped to rack and keg it because I wanted to be sure I’d given it enough time, and because Kev said it wouldn’t hurt anything to wait; he was right.






Mistic 2.0 POD-MOD Pre-filled Vape System Starter Kit Review

If the idea of quitting cigarettes and moving to vaping appeals to you, then you might find yourself a bit overwhelmed by all of the options available. If you want to jump right in with a non-intimidating kit that works right out of the box, then you might want to take a look at the Mistic 2.0 POD-MOD system.



Epson Expression ET-3600 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer Review

When’s the last time you purchased a printer? Were you as surprised as I was by how inexpensive they’ve become? Here’s the thing, though: the printers themselves are inexpensive, but when purchasing ink cartridges, you’ll learn that great deal wasn’t so great. That’s why I’m so intrigued by the Epson Expression ET-3600 EcoTank All-in-One Supertank Printer.


QuietOn Active Noise Cancelling Earplugs: Silence Found?

My husband snores. not all the time but sometimes, and if I don’t fall asleep before he does, his snoring can keep me awake. Kev’s had a sleep test (there’s no sleep apnea), and he’s tried various anti-snore devices to no avail. I’ve tried earplugs, but they block everything (like alarms); it’s better to use QuietOn Active Noise Cancelling Earplugs.



Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+: Beautiful Phones with So Many Features

Today, Samsung announced their new Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, which will be available starting April 21; pre-orders start on March 30th with an exclusive offer. The GS8 will have a 5.8″ infinity display, and the GS8+ will have a 6.2″ infinity display and a Snapdragon A35 processor.


RAYCOP RS2 Fabric Purifier: Clean the Uncleanable

An ad* says you should use Febreze on household items you can’t wash — things like pet beds, couch cushions, curtains, throw pillows, and fluffy throw blankets. Here’s the thing, though — spraying a deodorizer on those items does nothing more than mask odors. If you want to deep clean these things, you can use the RAYCOP RS2 Fabric Purifier.



NOMAD iPhone 7 Plus Cases: Beautiful and Functional Protection

There are plenty of iPhone cases available these days, and figuring out which one might be perfect for your iPhone can get expensive if you make the wrong choice. So I’m here to help you decide with a roundup of NOMAD iPhone 7 Plus cases. Each is practically perfect in its own way.


Just Mobile Highway Max with Lightning Cable Review: Ready for the Road

If you’ve got an ugly black USB port for your car, then now is the time to upgrade! Take a look at the Just Mobile Highway Max with Lightning Cable. Not only do you get two 2.4A (12 Watt) USB fast charge ports with a built-in fuse to protect against power surges, you also get a fab coiled Lightning cable.


RoamingMan WiFi Hotspot: Affordable and Convenient Data Anywhere You Go

Traveling out of the country can be a bit tricky if you know that you’ll need data while gone, especially when you need to be able to get work done. If you’re traveling to an area where you can’t expect solid hotel internet service or if wirelessly tethering your laptop to your phone isn’t an option, RoamingMan WiFi Hotspot can help.


Brewing Beer with the PicoBrew Pico: Set-Up and Fermentation

I’m married to a man who enjoys brewing his own beer; Kev has a shop with a section dedicated to the equipment needed for mixing, brewing, proofing, and serving homebrew, and he has invested plenty of dollars and copious amounts of time into his hobby. I fully expected snark when I started reviewing the PicoBrew Pico, because it’s cheating, right?



Cloudious9 Hydrology9 Vaporizer Review: Liquid Filtration Makes It Smoother

We’ve looked at several styles of loose-leaf vaporizers on Gear Diary, but this is the first one I’ve seen that uses water, reminiscent of your college roommate’s favorite water pipe. The Cloudious9 Hydrology9 Vaporizer is a sleek, futuristic-looking rechargeable vaporizer that promises “cleaner and smoother inhalation with no additional attachments or setup.” Okay then, let’s check it out!