Articles by Judie Lipsett Stanford

Apollo Cloud: Manage Your Own Cloud Safely and Affordably

Do you like the idea of storing your documents and photos in the cloud, but you’re turned off by the ideas of monthly fees or mass hacks? Maybe you should check out the new Apollo Cloud. “Apollo Cloud is the first storage device to offer optimized hardware encryption and SMB support for Apple’s latest MacOS Sierra.”


Pixie Is an Augmented Reality Bluetooth Tracker

We’ve all seen the Bluetooth tracker market take off in the last couple of years — and there are plenty of them now available — but Pixie sets itself aside from the others because it not only tracks your items, it can actually show you the item’s location using augmented reality.


MAXIMUS Smart Motion Security Light: View and “Boo” at Trespassers

If you’ve got security on your mind, then you probably have motion-activated flood lights installed around the perimeter of your home. How would you like a light that’s not only motion activated, but that also includes a camera and a two-way speaker? If that sounds good, then you need a MAXIMUS Smart Motion Security Light.


GeniCan Makes Your Trash Can Smart

We have a system at my house — if you’re the one to finish something (or notice it’s about to be empty), you’re supposed to remember to add the item to our weekly shopping list. I should say try, because it doesn’t always happen. If we had a GeniCan, remembering to add things might no longer be a problem.



OPCOM Farm GrowBox Indoor Hydroponic Gardening System: The Setup

For years, Kev and I have talked about planting a garden so we could grow our own vegetables and be somewhat self-sufficient. Because we live on the top of a big rock, if we plant a garden it will be an endeavor involving a bulldozer and hauling topsoil. Until that becomes feasible, we’ll have the OPCOM Farm GrowBox hydroponic garden.




ASP Turbo CR 920 Lumens LED Flashlight Review

Whether you’re a police officer, fireman, hiker, camper, prepper, hunter, in the military, or just someone who wants a professional grade flashlight that will brilliantly light up objects as far as 100 feet away or more, you should consider the police-grade ASP Turbo CR 920 Lumens LED Flashlight. It’s a brawny, bright, brute of a light.








The BenQ e-Reading Lamp: A Graceful, Adjustable, and Smart Desk Lamp

If your workspace doesn’t have enough lighting or the proper lighting, you’ll be interested in this review! I was recently sent the BenQ e-Reading Lamp, and it has literally changed my life! How could a $249 LED lamp make such a difference? Less eye strain, and smart lighting — that’s how!


Fnatic Gear TMA-2 Duel Modular Gaming Headset Review

What makes a great gaming headset? Beyond sound quality and an excellent microphone, what else would you like to see? I think that a proper gaming headset should be light enough to wear for hours, durable and comfortable, but I also think that they should offer usage options. The Fnatic Gear TMA-2 Duel Modular Gaming Headset does just that.




The Honeycomb Sound Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Review

Of all the Bluetooth speakers I’ve reviewed, the Honeycomb Sound Wireless Bluetooth Speaker has to be the most unusual — in looks, anyway. The honeycomb body is made of ABS plastic (I thought it was aluminum at first) with iron speaker grilles; the design is beautiful, but how’s the sound?


TimoLabs Corbett I S Waterproof Speaker: Great Sound for a Great Price

It’s easy to get caught up purchasing only brands that you recognize or using price as an indication of quality when shopping for a Bluetooth speaker, but by doing that you lose out on a lot of really great options. One item that you might miss if you shop like that is the TimoLabs Corbett I S Waterproof Speaker.