Articles by Perry Brauner

BluVue is Perfect for Construction Document Markups, Collaboration

As an Architect in the digital age, I have to review, mark up, and collaborate on construction documents every day, sometimes on the go. BluVue looks like an awesome mobile construction software that allows you to manage, distribute, annotate, and share plans digitally with any iPhone, iPad, or Android device.  You can check it out today with a free trial.


Gear Diary’s Alienware Steam Machine First Impressions and Unboxing

First things, first; what the heck is an Alienware Steam Machine? Glad I asked. Alienware’s Steam Machine is a gaming PC that was born out of the need to bring PC gaming out from behind the desk and into the living room. It’s a tiny, yet powerful PC that’s capable of playing all the latest games and starts at $449.


Do You Have Butterfingers? Try Loopy Cases for iPhone!

If you’ve got a case of the dropsies, you need a Loopy Case. The defining feature of the Loopy Case is the silicon loop on the back of the case that allows you to carry your phone with the loop secured around your finger. It’s perfect for multitasking or carrying multiple items. Loopy Case is currently crowd funding on Kickstarter.


Boogie Board Announces Play n’ Trace Educational LCD eWriter for Kids!

Boogie Board, manufacturers of LCD eWriters that write similar to pen and paper, have announced their latest eWriter innovation, the Play n’ Trace. It’s a see-through eWriter for kids that is meant to promote creativity while developing motor, communication, and writing skills through a companion iPad app. Featuring a dual-tipped stylus, Play n’ Trace is available today for $29.99!


Cyboard Self-Balancing Scooters Will Be Hot for the Holidays!

You’ve seen those self-balancing scooters that all the celebrities are riding, right? They’re like mini-Segways with only two wheels and they’ve got LED lights and they make you look like you’re gliding down the street. Now, you can have one of your very own in one of five colors for only $500 from our friends at Cyboard.


Piper is Packed with Features, Provides Home Security and Automation

Piper isn’t just a video monitor for your home; it’s a total home automation hub and security system as well. Combining a 180-degree high-quality camera with night vision, microphone, and home automation, Piper can alert you to unexpected activity and even turn on your lights or emit a siren automatically. Starting at $199, Piper is an excellent high-tech watchdog.



Beddit Sleep Tracker Is Now Available on Your Watch and at the Apple Store

Beddit, a sleek sleep-tracking device, now has an Apple Watch to help you monitor your sleep habits and is available for purchase at Apple Stores worldwide. This non-wearable device fits underneath your sheets so you don’t have to worry about keeping your phone in bed or wear an uncomfortable monitor to sleep. You can pick yours up today for $149.95.


2016 Is Shaping Up to Be the Year of Synology

2016 will be a huge year for Synology, Inc. the award-winning NAS manufacturer. They’ve just announced that they will be releasing version 6.0 of their industry-leading Diskstation Manager OS, a new Wireless Router with media server and storage/cloud functionality, new NAS hardware for businesses, as well as an Apple Watch app. Read on for more details on Synology’s 2016 outlook.


Synology DS1515 Network Attached Storage Is Perfect for Home, Office

Synology has another winner on their hands for home offices of small businesses with the Diskstation DS1515 Network Attached Storage system. This is an expandable five-bay NAS with a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and four Gigabit LAN ports for redundancy. The DS1515 provides incredibly reliable storage for your business’s growing needs starting at $649.99.



NoiseHush i7 Noise Cancelling Headphones are Perfect for the Solitary Type

The NoiseHush i7 Aviator Active Noise Canceling Headphones provide extremely comfortable silence whether you’re on an airplane or trying to get work done in a noisy office. The i7 comes with a flat cable with 3.5mm connector to plug in to your media player to listen to your favorite tunes without added background noise. The i7 headphones retail for $99.99.


Denon’s HEOS 1 and Go Pack Make for a Fine Wireless Speaker

The Denon HEOS 1 Wireless Speaker is an attractive network and Wi-Fi connected speaker that delivers good sound anywhere in your house for $199.99. With the HEOS app, you can stream music to the speaker using a few different music services. The HEOS 1 Go Pack adds Bluetooth connectivity, splash proofing, and a 6-hour battery for $99.


The SKEYE Mini Drone by TRNDlabs is 4 Times the Excitement!

TRNDlabs has a winner on it’s hands with its new SKEYE Mini Drone. This quad-motored drone is simple to use and can be flown by a beginner in less than 5 minutes. It’s got an onboard 2MP 720p camera and comes with a microSD card for capturing your flight. It sells for $99 and you’ll be flying in no time!


Synology’s 3 Tips to Cut SAN Costs with the RC18015xs+ Scaling over 1PB

Synology has issued a press release offering small and medium-sized enterprises three tips on how to cut their Storage Area Network (SAN) costs by using Synology’s RC18015xs+, a high availability cluster solution that scales to 1 petabyte of storage and handles to 2,000 users. The complete system, including two redundant controllers and a storage device with 96TB starts under $12,000.


The Buffalo MiniStation Extreme NFC Hard Drive-Fast, Secure, Portable

The 1TB Buffalo MiniStation Extreme NFC is quite a nice portable hard drive. It’s a portable storage solution that’s also rugged and comes with some neat security features. It has shock protection, water resistance, and dust resistance. It has a built-in USB 3.0 cable for easy connectivity and can use NFC technology to unlock decryption and it’s available for $129.99.


Munitio Pro40 Headphones are the Best Headphones I’ve Ever Used

The Munitio Pro40 is an ultra high-performance set of headphones that sports fantastic audio performance with deep bass. These rugged over-ear headphones are built to last and even come with a 2-year replacement warranty. At an MSRP of $349.00, they’re not cheap, but they perform better than any other set of headphones I’ve ever tried.


TRNDlabs Announces the SKEYE Mini Drone with HD Camera

TRNDlabs has announced it’s new SKEYE Mini Drone with HD Camera is now on sale! It’s a nicely designed mini drone with built-in LED lights for night flying. It packs a 2 megapixel HD camera to capture in-flight video and the driver can easily perform trick maneuvers like flips. The SKEYE Mini Drone is on-sale now for $99.


You Deserve the Cambridge Audio TV5 2.1-Channel Speaker Base

Cambridge Audio is back with a 2.1-channel speaker base, the TV5, perfect for a reasonably priced upgrade to your home’s audio system. It’s a sleek speaker base with built-in Bluetooth for wireless music streaming. At $399, it’s a beautiful addition underneath any size TV and you won’t need an external subwoofer to make sure the bass is pumping.


The Olloclip 4-in-1 for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is a Camera Phone Gamechanger

The Olloclip is a 4-in-1 photo lens for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. It’s a lightweight clip-on camera lens, compatible with both the front and rear-facing cameras. The included lenses are fisheye, wide-angle, macro 10x, and macro 15x. The Ollocase protects your phone while providing a perfect fit for the Olloclip. The Olloclip and Ollocase together sell for $99.98.


Traveling Breeze Fan-Cooled Camping Chair Is the Future in Outdoor Relaxation

Imagine the most comfortable camping chair in which you’ve ever relaxed. Now, imagine that camping chair has built-in air conditioning. Now you’ll have an idea of how awesome the Traveling Breeze is. This portable chair has two quiet, high flow fans built-in to cool your back, neck and shoulders while you rest in its embrace and it’s available for $69.99.