Articles by Perry Brauner

Is Facebook Spying on You? Probably. Maybe?

Recently, Reply All, a podcast from Gimlet Media about the Internet, published a podcast centered around Facebook and its notoriously shady data collection practices, titled “Is Facebook Spying on You?” Users noticing strange coincidences regarding Facebook’s targeted ads are left wondering whether Facebook has been listening to their conversations through their smartphone’s microphone without their knowledge.


Eero Gen. 2: Still My Number 1 Whole Home WiFi System

Eero is back again with their 2nd generation hardware and they remain my favorite whole home WiFi system. Packing tri-band WiFi radios with wall-to-wall coverage and featuring eero’s typical easy-as-heck setup, you can’t go wrong. In the quest for the best WiFi system for your home, you can stop looking once you’ve found eero. Read on to find out why.


The Ring Video Doorbell Pro Is the Doorbell Every Home Deserves

We all want to feel safe and secure in our homes, and the Ring Video Doorbell Pro is a great place to start. With Ring, you can always keep an eye on your front door, even when you’re out of the country. Featuring motion sensors, infrared night vision, and two-way talk capabilities, Ring is the perfect 24/7 security guard.


Need to Paint It Black? Try BlackPods to Re-Finish your Apple AirPods

I’m a huge fan of my Apple Airpods. They’re small, light, and sound great for everyday use. But I wanted to differentiate myself from every other guy on the streets of New York City. Enter BlackPods, a New Jersey-based customization service that beautifully re-finishes those stark white AirPods Black.



The Parrot Bebop 2 FPV Kit: Fun to Fly, and a Price You Can Afford

I’ve piloted a number of drones in my day, and I have to say that the Parrot Bebop 2 FPV surprised me. Equipped with a 1080P video camera that can take 14-megapixel stills, a capable remote controller, and first-person-view glasses, the Bebop 2 FPV competes with the big boys when it comes to specs, footage, and fun.


The X-Doria Action Band Is a Terrific Third-Party Apple Watch Band

If you’re not enamored with the simple design of Apple’s watchbands or if you’d rather not spend $49, X-Doria has a great option for you. X-Doria’s Action Bands have a cool dual-color design and are made of soft, comfortable silicon with metal clasp and buckle. Best of all, they’re about $15 cheaper than Apple’s bands, at $34.95.


STATE Optical Co. Is Making Gorgeous Luxury Eyewear Right Here in the USA

Nothing says summer like a new pair of shades. If you’re looking for a great pair of American-made luxury sunglasses, look no further than STATE Optical Co. They are super high quality, beautifully designed, and made in Chicago. Fighting against notorious eyewear mega-corporations like Luxottica, STATE Optical is a breath of fresh air in a crowded market.


Airthings Wave Is the Most User Friendly Radon Detector on the Market

Like it or not, we live in a dangerous world. Some dangers are obvious and some dangers are unseen. Airthings developed the Wave in order to keep your family safe from one of the world’s silent killers, Radon. Syncing with a companion app via Bluetooth, Wave can keep track of temperature, humidity, and radon levels in your home.


Parrot Makes Fathers Day Gift Giving Simple and Fun

Are you looking for a last minute Fathers Day gift? Look no further than Parrot, as they have everything a tech-loving dad could want. Drones from toy, to consumer, to prosumer levels, headphones, and connected gardening solutions, Parrot has something for everyone. Check out the list below for our suggestions, but be sure to check out Parrot’s website for more.



Belkin Has You Covered for Father’s Day and Graduation

Belkin, one of the world’s leading mobile accessory manufacturers, has released a few new accessories that you should keep your eyes on. They’re perfect for Apple Watch users and travelers alike. From new Apple Watch bands, to charging docks that charge both your iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time, to a battery pack/surge protector, Belkin has you covered.


Long Haired Boy Makes a Fine Electric Skateboard

His name is Damon Wood, but he goes by Long Haired Boy or LHB for short. He’s the owner and mad scientist behind Long Haired Boy Fine Electric Skateboards, a company that designs and handcrafts the most badass electric skateboards. Starting at around $1,800, LHB will build you a completely custom electric skateboard to your specifications.



The Solo Rival Backpack: There’s a Place for Everything

The tagline for the Solo Rival Backpack should be “There’s a place for everything,” because that’s exactly how I felt when I took it on a trip recently. Though plain on the outside, the inside of this bag offers a slew of organizational features waiting to be utilized by the tech-enthusiast traveler. At $79.99, the Solo Rival offers serious value.


BuddyPhones are Impressive Volume Limiting Headphones for Kids

When you’re traveling and your kids want to watch a movie or TV show, you’d do well to have a good set of children’s headphones with you. BuddyPhones fit the bill because they are volume limiting, durable, and comfortable. They also come with fun stickers so your kids can personalize them to their liking. BuddyPhones retail for $24.99.


Snakebyte Nintendo Switch Accessories Roundup

The best thing about the Nintendo Switch, in my mind, is its portability and versatility. You can play it on the couch with your HDTV or you can play it on the bus or on a plane. Snakebyte’s Nintendo Switch accessories help you keep your Switch safe while you’re on the go; their line of Switch accessories starts at $9.99.


Got a Mirrorless Camera? Get Yourself a SpiderLight Hand Strap.

The SpiderLight Hand Strap is THE BEST way to carry your mirrorless or lightweight DSLR camera. Specially designed for smaller cameras, your hand slips in and out easily while you can still maintain a secure grip on your camera. The adjustable SpiderLight Hand Strap can be yours for $40, and it is available in a variety of colors.


Choetech Accessories for the iPhone 7 Plus Offer Protection at a Low Price

Choetech’s iPhone 7 Plus accessories provide protection for your device for a great price. For a total of around $13, you can get a bumper-style case and a tempered glass screen protector which offer 360-degree protection for your iPhone 7 Plus. Check out all of their accessories, everything from wireless chargers, Android cases, mobile power banks and more.


The Project Nursery Baby Monitor Impresses with High-End Features

The Project Nursery Baby Monitor is a high-end, high-definition video monitoring system that includes a 5” HD monitor as well as a 1.5” mini monitor for busy parents.  For $299, you get a superior baby monitor system with a few exclusive features and some fairly minor drawbacks.  You can purchase yours directly from Project Nursery today.


Bodyguardz iPhone Protection Products Live up to the Brand Name

The Bodyguardz Ace Pro case for iPhone 7 Plus provides excellent drop protection while staying light weight and maintaining a slim profile. When you add the Bodyguardz Pure 2 screen protector, you’ve got 360-degree protection for your iPhone that won’t break the bank. The Ace Pro case retails for $14.95, and the Pure 2 screen protector retails for $44.95.