I’ve found that the best way to make sure I don’t forget anything before I leave home is to have a central spot where I keep all the things I might need. Phone, keys, battery pack — all go in a bowl by the door. It’s low-tech, but it works. The Pitaka MagHive takes my strategy into the 21st century.
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HP has just issued a recall for Lithium-ion batteries used in various HP notebook computers and mobile workstations; the lithium-ion batteries can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. If you have one of the 50,000* affected HP laptop or mobile workstation listed below, be sure to follow up.
While at IFA, I had a chance to check out the JBL Boombox, their largest and most powerful portable speaker to date. Available in forest green or black, the Boombox offers a 20,000mAh battery, best in class sound, and up to 24 hours of battery life. Most importantly, it probably sounds better than most home stereo speakers. No, really.
If you regularly take the subway, ride a bus, jog in the early morning or evening hours, or walk around campus during hours when it’s dark, you might have felt that uneasy feeling that you get when you know something could happen, but you aren’t quite sure that you’re prepared for it. A D.A.D. 2 Defense Alert Device can help.
What goes on in your home when you’re gone? Hopefully nothing unexpected. Chances are, nothing will happen, but if someone were to be in your home without your permission, wouldn’t you want to know? With the Guardzilla 360 Live Video Security Camera, you can.
If you’ve got a phone with wireless capabilities, you’re hopefully taking full advantage of the fact that you can charge your phone wirelessly in your car, at certain coffee shops, and in your home. So, what are you using at your desk? You could Prop your phone up for max visibility in an inexpensive yet powerful Seneo Fast Wireless Charger!
I purchased the first generation Amazon Echo thinking it was the best Alexa-enabled speaker available — at the time, anyway. While the Echo does all right in a smaller room, the speaker is anemic at best. But I’ve had the opportunity to check out the KitSound Voice One Smart Speaker recently, and I’ve found it to be much better.
Do you live on a busy street? Have noisy neighbors? Do you have a housemate who snores in an adjoining room? All of these things may be no big deal during the day, but at night, when you need to sleep, they aren’t exactly conducive to a solid 8+ hours, are they? You need the Nightingale Smart Home Sleep System.
When I travel, I inevitably end up in my hotel room with leftovers I’ve brought back from some restaurant. My intentions are good — I’m trying to not waste food from the meal I had, but 9-times-out-of-10 I don’t have anything to eat the leftovers with. I keep a Full Windsor Muncher Multi-Utensil in my checked luggage now: problem solved.
Did your 16-year-old just get their first car? Are you nervously biting your fingers every time they leave home? Raven gives you a way to know exactly what’s going on in your teen’s car — how they are driving, where they are driving, and who’s in the car with them — while disguising itself as a slick heads-up display.
You can’t go down a single highway in Texas without passing at least one GMC Yukon Denali; they are as ubiquitous as deer on the side of the road and pick-up trucks. There’s a reason for this: The Yukon Denali (or simply Denali, as we call them) is the vehicle of choice for anyone with a family.
I recently reviewed the SanDisk iXpand Base; it’s a simple way to back up all of your iPhone’s photos and contacts while you charge your phone overnight, and now you can win one!
I do a lot of holiday cooking, and it doesn’t take much for my oven and stove-top to overflow. Since mashed potatoes are usually part of the menu, I’ve got a recipe that involves making them a day before and then reheating them in a slow cooker. This year, I gave the Midea Locking Lid 6-Quart Slow Cooker a try.
We’ve reviewed many portable battery packs here, but the SYNAVOLT is the first I’ve ever seen that is both expandable and modular. Currently raising funds on Indiegogo, SYNAVOLT starts with a 20,000mAh base unit; it has two slotted expansion bay ends that can handle a variety of power-enabled modular attachments.
The trend for some time has been for phones to have bigger and bigger screens, which generally means bigger and bigger phones. But what if you want something smaller? A smartphone so small you can slip it into your jean’s coin pocket, or small enough to slip into the tiniest evening bag? Then you need a Unihertz Jelly Pro!
Whether you’re serving wine at your holiday get-togethers or bringing a hostess gift to the friends throwing a party, you’re going to want to have a wine that tastes good yet doesn’t break the bank. I recently discovered Cameron Hughes — a vintor that makes small batch lots; these wines are fab, and when they are gone, they are gone.
At CES 2017, Sleep Number revealed a new bed that made me question everything that I thought I wanted in a mattress. The bed was the Sleep Number 360, and the reason it looked (and felt) so good to me was that it not only was insanely comfortable and customizable, it was insanely smart!
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.
It doesn’t matter which mobile phone you’re using — if you are trying to take photos or selfies by pressing an on-screen button or one of the tiny buttons on your phone’s side, you can wind up missing (or blurring) the shot. The Just Mobile ShutterGrip is set up to be an easy Bluetooth solution.
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.
If 2018 is the year you have determined will be the time when you get yourself back in shape, two items that you should put on your wish list are the Nokia Steel Activity and Sleep Watch and the Nokia Body Cardio Scale.