Articles by Judie Lipsett Stanford

Mophie Powerstation USB-C 3XL: All the Back-Up Power You Could Possibly Need

Not long ago, a “portable” backup power solution for your MacBook meant bringing a dedicated, heavy battery slab and an adapted Apple MagSafe block. Now, most laptops including MacBooks are powered by USB-C; battery technology has caught up, become more powerful, and it’s downsized. The mophie powerstation USB-C 3XL can recharge your laptop and it’s the size of a paperback.


Withings Pulse HR Updates a Favorite Fitness Tracker

If you like the Withings ecosystem, but you don’t want to wear a traditional watch (like their Steel and Steel HR line), you’ll be pleased that the Pulse has received a significant update. The new Withings Pulse HR takes everything you liked about the Pulse fitness band and bakes in all the 2018-updated goodness.


The Pure Company Carbon Filter Water Decanter Review

There’s nothing better than a cool glass of water, but most city tap water is chlorinated, fluoridated, and loaded with minerals that can make it taste nasty. Or maybe you’re on tested-as-fine well water, but you prefer filtering your drinking water for extra peace of mind. Either way, you should check out The Pure Company Carbon Filter Water Decanter.


ZVOX AccuVoice AV203 TV Speaker: Compact and Clear

What’s the first thing you do when you can’t understand dialogue on your TV? You turn it up, right? But doing so only makes all the sounds around the dialogue louder — which means higher volumes and you still can’t understand a darn thing. There’s another solution — voice clarity with the ZVOX AccuVoice AV203 TV Speaker.


The Huawei Mate 20 Pro Deserves All of the Superlatives

Imagine a smartphone that manages to tick every one of your “what I want/need” boxes. I’m guessing that the Huawei Mate 20 Pro would come very close to doing just that. Packing a 6.39″ screen, a fast Kirin 980 processor, a fantastic Leica camera array, and many other features, there is much to celebrate in Huawei’s latest flagship Android smartphone.



Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth Headphones Review and Giveaway

I’m always looking for a light pair of Bluetooth headphones that sound good and are comfortable to wear, so I was pleased when recently sent a pair of the Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth Headphones to try. They incorporate a two-piece, stiff bio-cellulose composite speaker cone with a flexible surround, and they are not only comfortable, but they also sound great!


Gourmia 5-Quart GAF575 Air Fryer: Fried Food without Any Guilt

How in the world did I get by without ever owning an air fryer? In my defense, our kitchen space is limited, so we don’t have a lot of room for extra gadgets. But after trying out the Gourmia 5-Quart GAF575 Air Fryer, I’ve found a kitchen appliance I will simply have to find space to keep; it’s that good.


Pure Company Portable Air Purifier: A Portable Air Purifier That Works Almost Anywhere

If you’re susceptible to allergens, odors, and other air contaminants, an air purifier can help. There are spaces and times, however, where using a full-size air purifier is impracticable. For those spaces and times, the Pure Company Portable Air Purifier can help. It uses filter-less ionization to clean the air, and you can place it or bring it almost anywhere.


The Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS: Exceptionally Crafted for the Connoisseur

This week, the Huawei Mate 20 series was introduced to the world during a press conference in London, England. While the Mate 20 Pro was undoubtedly the star of the show, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS got a very warm reception, too, exciting all who appreciate a more refined, limited edition, and yet still technologically advanced device.


The New Huawei Mate 20 Pro Is Something to Talk About

Today is shaping up to be an exciting day because Huawei is finally revealing their new Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro. Rather than the all-metal bodies that previous Mate versions utilized, the Huawei Mate 20 series now has a stunning all-glass body reminiscent of the flagship P20 and P20 Pro. But that’s just the beginning…



The Pure Company Aromatherapy Diffuser Review

There’s nothing better than walking into a room that smells wonderful, am I right? Scent totally sets the mood, whether it be relaxing or energizing. If you can’t burn candles for safety reasons, or if you simply want to know that what you’re inhaling is 100% pure essential oil goodness, The Pure Company Aromatherapy Diffuser is a perfect choice.


The 2019 GMC Sierra with MultiPro Tailgate Wins at Tailgating

I think this might be the first time I’ve ever wanted something so offbeat, but the 2019 GMC Sierra with MultiPro Tailgate is giving me a serious case of envy. I live in a place where pickups rule; heck, we have three of them parked in our driveway, but not one of them has a tailgate that can do this.



Lagos Smart Caviar Apple Watch Bands Are on a Whole ‘Nother Level

It’s pretty common to get an Apple Watch and immediately wish that it had a more fashionable band. What’s not so common is to have a major jewelry manufacturer say, “Don’t worry; I’ve got you,” but that’s exactly what Lagos has done. Lagos Smart Caviar is a collection of precious metal and diamond bands for your Apple Watch.


Lenovo Smart Display Takes Google Assistant to the Next Level

If you like the idea of having a smart assistant in your home — a device with an integrated speaker that can answer questions, play audio, and control your smarthome products — but you’d like an assistant that can do just a bit more, then the Lenovo Smart Display might be the perfect device for you.


Lutron Serena Shades: Wireless, Smart, and Custom-Made

I have an office with two windows on our house’s south side; these windows take in brutal amounts of Texas sun and heat during the spring and summer. Lutron Serena Shades are custom-made window shades that can be controlled by a remote, by your smartphone, or with an AI assistant. What you end up with are smarthome-worthy window coverings.




SureCall N-Range Uses ERT to Boost Your Cellular Signal on the Road

Have you ever held your phone up above your head (just a little higher!), hoping that the added height would improve your cell signal? No judgment; I think we’ve all tried it at least once… and then realized it doesn’t work. Something that actually will help you improve your in-car signal, though, is the SureCall N-Range cellphone signal booster.