Articles by Perry Brauner

The Yuneec Breeze Is a Fantastic Budget Drone for Beginners

The Yuneec Breeze is an interesting entry-level drone, as it’s equipped with a 4K camera, is controlled with your mobile phone, weighs just under one pound, and is extremely portable. It can be flown right out of the box with very little training required, so it’s perfect for beginner pilots. The Yuneec Breeze will set you back around $399.


The Robo3D R1 Plus Shines As a Perfect 3D Printer for Novices and Experts Alike

The Robo3D R1 Plus is a 3D printer that’s simple enough for beginners, but capable enough to keep hobbyists happy.  At $799.99, the R1 Plus comes with everything you’ll need to start printing right out of the box, except for a computer.  3D printing is a great way to get kids, or anybody, interested in STEM, so join the revolution!


Get Ready for Nintendo’s Super Mario Run to Release on the Apple App Store Today

After months of anticipation, Super Mario Run is set to release today on Apple’s App Store.  The release of this infinite runner-style game set in the Super Mario Brothers universe is a departure from Nintendo’s standard procedure of developing content exclusively for Nintendo hardware.  Nintendo’s new mobile game will be free to try but costs $9.99 for the full version.


The Maverix Urban Spirit Electric Skateboard Is a Blast to Ride

Electric skateboards are a hot trend now that batteries and motors are getting smaller and Maverix has hit a sweet spot in the market with their Urban Spirit skateboard.  The Urban Spirit can cruise up to 14 mph for up to 7 miles on a single charge.  A great board for beginners, the Urban Spirit will set you back $499.


The Rockwell Chrome Series Double Edge Razor Is an Affordable Luxury

The Rockwell Chrome Series Razor is a reincarnation of Rockwell’s popular Stainless Steel 6S razor made with a more budget-friendly material without losing any of the style and functionality Rockwell fans have come to expect.  This modern take on the classic safety razor, an adjustable razor that can be used on all faces, can be pre-ordered now starting at $25.


Securifi’s Almond 3 WiFi System Combines Whole Home WiFi, Home Automation, Security

Securifi’s Almond 3 Smart Home WiFi System provides expandable wireless coverage for your entire home while also acting as a smart home hub and home security system. The complete system comes with three Almond 3 routers, all of which have touchscreens for simple setup and maintenance and starts at $399.99. It’s an impressive combination of router, home automation, and security.


Speck’s Presidio Line of iPhone 7 Plus Cases Impresses with its Slim Protection

Speck’s new Presidio line offers impressive drop protection while only adding minimal bulk to your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus. The Presidio cases are made with a polycarbonate outer-layer and a layer of Speck’s own shock-absorbent rubber called Impactium on the interior of the case. Speck’s Presidio cases are available in a number of finishes and start at $44.95.


Huawei’s Flagship Honor 8 Is a Gorgeous, Budget-Friendly, yet Capable Android Phone

Huawei brings their new flagship Android smartphone, the Honor 8, to the market sporting an affordable $399.99 price tag. The Honor 8 features a gorgeous, yet slippery, flagship-style design, 5.2-inch 1080p touchscreen, 12-megapixel dual-lens main camera and 8-megapixel front-facing camera, and a rear fingerprint sensor/button combination. The Honor 8 is powered by an octa-core 2.3 GHz CPU with 4MB RAM.


Incase’s New iPhone 7 and 7 Plus Cases Offer Beautiful, Lightweight Protection

Incase is known for their innovative phone cases, laptop sleeves, and similar accessories and these two new cases for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are no exception. The Pop Case with hard-shell exterior provides full back, edge, and corner protection while the Textured Snap Case incorporates a textured eco-friendly fabric finish. Both cases are available for $34.95 and $39.95 respectively.


Maverick Industries PT-100 Pro-Temp Thermometer Is a Great Tool for Home Chefs

Chefs and home cooks alike need their tools to be both quick and accurate. Maverick Industries checks both of those boxes with their PT-100 Pro-Temp Commercial Thermometer. This digital thermometer with a foldout probe, half-inch white LED digits, accuracy to within 2 degrees Fahrenheit and 1 degree Celsius and a response time of 3-4 seconds, carries an MSRP of $99.99.


Eero’s Whole-Home WiFi System Proves Its Worth with Its Coverage and Ease of Use

It would be easy to dismiss the eero whole-home WiFi system as an over-priced solution to a simple problem, but here’s the thing: it works flawlessly. Eero replaces your current WiFi router with a system of access points spread throughout your home to blanket your house in stable, speedy WiFi coverage. An eero Home WiFi System 3-pack retails for $499.



Facebook Marketplace Debuts As a Bazaar for Bizarre and Illicit Sales

With its latest iOS app update, Facebook has brought their new Marketplace to the masses, allowing users to swap and sell products and services as if it were Craigslist. Just one problem: Facebook’s moderation of these posts is severely lacking. I’ve seen a number of “items” for sale that appear to be illegal, including apparent prostitution posts.


Mistbox Brings Evaporative Cooling to the Home to Reduce Cooling Energy Costs

Mistbox was invented to help your air conditioner keep up with the heat while also saving you money on energy costs. Using evaporative cooling, Mistbox creates a fine mist around your AC unit to cool the surrounding air, therefore allowing your AC unit to work less. With a built-in solar panel, Mistbox recharges itself. Purchase yours from Mistbox or Lowes.



Apple iPhone 7 Plus Unboxing and First Impressions – A Solid Upgrade

As has become tradition, Apple released their yearly iPhone update this September. After two years with my iPhone 6 Plus, I decided to take the plunge and update to the iPhone 7 Plus. This year, Apple added water resistance, a solid-state home button, telephoto camera, A10 Fusion chip, stereo speakers, and more. Read on for my first impressions.


Assassin HTPC’s Micro Extender Is the Perfect Streaming Solution

Assassin HTPC, one of the top names in the Home Theater PC game, is back in the news with their new Assassin Micro Media Extender. It’s a pint-sized PC that runs on Android that comes preconfigured with Assassin HTPC customized software that’s ready to use straight out of the box. The Assassin Micro retails for $249.99, including lifetime cloud updates.


Toast Offers Gorgeous Engraved Wood Covers for Your Mobile Devices

I think I’ve found my favorite juxtaposition in technology; a natural, soft-looking wood cover for my high-tech iPhone 6 Plus. Toast makes a drop dead gorgeous mobile phone cover with three finish choices and a ton of designs that can be etched into the wood with the option for custom engraving. Covers for the iPhone 6/6s/6 Plus start at $34.


KINBE’s Gorgeous Adjustable Moccasins Grow with Your Child

As a parent, I know very well how quickly kids feet grow as well as how expensive kids shoes can be. KINBE has developed a unique and innovative moccasin design that, using adjustable straps, allows the shoe to grow with your child. These attractive leather moccasins are available for pre-order now starting at $40 on KINBE’s Indiegogo campaign.



The FlexiSpot Sit-Stand Desktop Workstation Is an Office Revelation!

There’s been a big shift in the workplace environment, with many desk workers breaking free from their chairs and turning to standing desks. Loctek is looking to serve the not-so-lazy office worker with their new FlexiSpot sit-stand desktop workstations. With effortless transitions from sitting, to standing, and back to sitting, this convenient solution impresses. FlexiSpot workstations start at $329.99.