Focal makes excellent full-size headphones, but it’s not always practical to travel with, carry, or wear them. Perhaps with that in mind, Focal has added two in-ear headphones that are surprisingly well priced. Whether you prefer wired or wireless in-ear headphones, the new Focal Spark headphones have you covered.
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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.
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.
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+.
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?
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!
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.
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.
Did you know that there is an Amazon service that offers great deals on unlocked phones? Check out Prime Exclusive Phones; today they are extending their lineup to add the new Nokia 6, the Alcatel IDOL 5S, the Alcatel A50, the Alcatel A30 PLUS, and the MotoE4.
Minimalism is in, and one of the best places to start scaling back on all the crap you own (or carry) is in your own back pocket. Rather than carrying a wallet stuffed with bills, receipts, cards, and who knows what else, you could be carrying a PITAKA New, a magnetic modular Carbon Fiber Wallet.
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.
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.
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.
Since most of us spend a third of our lives in bed, it only makes sense that what we sleep on and what we sleep in should be as comfortable as a favorite pair of shoes or as inviting as a favorite overcoat. Brooklinen is introducing their new Limited-Edition Linen Collection, which looks like it could easily become a favorite. The…
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.
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.
It’s not often that a monitor really piques my interest, but the Dell UltraSharp 38 Curved Monitor has done just that. The company’s first 37.5 ultrawide curved screen monitor will be perfect for anyone who needs a lot of screen room while using multiple windows.
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.
If you enjoy listening to music on headphones, but you don’t want the bother of bringing your phone along while you do it, STREAMZ Voice Controlled Smart Streaming Headphones might be just what you’ve been waiting for.
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.
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.