Articles by Judie Lipsett Stanford

2018 Kia Stinger GT: One Hell of a Fun Ride!

If you’re used to the usual compact SUVs and sedans from Kia, then the 2018 Kia Stinger GT is going to come across as something unexpected and unique. Or maybe not that unexpected. In 2011, Kia introduced their GT Concept, and the journey has led them from there to the new Kia Stinger GT.



Pitaka Aramid MagCase and MagMount for the Samsung Galaxy Note8 Review

Shortly after purchasing a Samsung Galaxy Note8, I sent an email to Pitaka asking if they’d be coming out with a case for my shiny new phablet. The Pitaka Aramid case had quickly become my favorite super-thin iPhone 7+ case, and I really hoped they’d have something similar in store for the Note8. They do, it’s the Pitaka Aramid MagCase.



ECOXGEAR EcoLantern: 360º Waterproof Rugged Speaker & Lantern

If you enjoy spending time outdoors while barbecuing or camping, or if you simply find yourself suffering through periodic power outages, having a reliable LED lantern on hand makes sense. The ECOXGEAR EcoLantern gives you 360º sound as well as a 400 Lumens bi-directional light. It’s portable, versatile, and it will even charge your mobile phone.


Punkt. UC 01 USB Desktop Charger: Plenty of Power to Spare!

One USB multi-device charger is just the same as any other, right? Well, no, not exactly. To start, not all USB chargers are powerful enough to charge more than one tablet at a time. The Punkt. UC 01 USB Desktop Charger, however, is fully capable of charging up to three iPads simultaneously.



Psst! Want to Win a Verizon #LGV30? Read This!

I’ve been testing the LG V30 since before it was ready for release. The phone is quick, smart, and it has an excellent camera. If you’re intrigued by this latest flagship phone, here’s a chance to get your hands on the Verizon version — all you have to do is enter our giveaway!


Look to Cognitive Surplus Science Barware for Out of This World Gifts

If your idea of relaxation is to sip a glass of your favorite beverage at the end of the day, and if you are a bit of a science geek (which I’m betting you are), then you’ll love these Cognitive Surplus science-themed barware items. Wine glasses with the constellations? Yes, please. Chemistry-themed barware? Oh, yes.




GMC Trucks First Drive: Low-Key Luxury in the Sand

What do you get when you cross a truck with seemingly endless acres of soft sand? Before last week, I would have answered “a tow truck and a hefty bill,” but now I know that the answer is “Fun, lots of fun!” GMC Trucks can handle towing your 4-wheelers to the sand, pushing sand, and yes, even driving in sand!




Guardzilla 360 Won’t BBQ Intruders, but It Will Watch Your Home

Since the name Guardzilla seems like such an obvious riff on Godzilla, it only stands to reason that this life-size product would watch whatever you’ve aimed it at and incapacitate intruders and interlopers with a flamethrower blast when notified to do so. What? It’s “only” a compact 360º motion detection home security camera? Well, I guess that’s okay, too.


BONX Grip Is Like a Walkie-Talkie, but Better

If you participate in activities where you want to communicate with your friends, but you need to be completely hands-free, then you might want to check out the BONX Grip. It uses your phone (and it’s 3G/4G/WiFi signal) to allow communication between two people (up to 10) without touching any buttons. Think of the convenience when fishing, biking, or hunting!


Cover Your Samsung Galaxy Note8 with a Toast Wood Veneer Skin

I just bought a Samsung Galaxy Note8 to replace my iPhone 7 Plus. So far, I love it! One of the first accessories I was excited to try was a customized Toast Wood Veneer Skin. Toast makes wood veneers that are both beautiful and protective; I’ve had one on my 13′ MacBook Pro retina for years, and it’s been great.


Kids Will Absolutely Hate This ‘Pause Feature’ from Comcast

If you believe that disconnecting from your device during meal-time improves family bonding, then you aren’t alone. 98% of the parents surveyed by Wakefield Research agreed that “disconnecting from devices during mealtime improves family bonding”, but 42% said they couldn’t remember the last time that their family had a device-free meal. That’s messed up.


Keep Your Cat Healthy with Doc & Phoebe’s Indoor No-Bowl Cat Feeders

Cat’s love to hunt; it’s in their basic nature, but this is something that indoor cats don’t get to take advantage of. If your cat never goes outside, how can you allow him (or her) to do one of the most basic things cats need to thrive? You might consider using Doc & Phoebe’s Indoor No-Bowl Cat Feeders.



ZTE Axon M: The Dual Screen Foldable Phone I’ve Been Wishing For?

Two weeks ago, I was telling a friend that I see today’s phones as more evolutionary rather than revolutionary. She asked what I’d consider revolutionary, and I said I’d like to see a phone company create a dual-screen device that could fold into either a phone or a tablet. Would you believe that ZTE has gone and done just that?!