Articles by Carly Z

More Kindle Unlimited Adventures In Time Travel

As I said in my last Kindle Unlimited book review, I am a sucker for anything with time travel. And after suffering through The Gray Ship, I figured a story about paleontology students finding a time machine might be fun. It wasn’t as bad as woke Abraham Lincoln, but The Navigators gets itself pretty lost.


I Read This So You Don’t Have To: Adventures in Kindle Unlimited

Kindle Unlimited is an amazing service. But the dark underbelly is that for every fantastic book, there’s some that make you wonder…how did this get written? I’m a sucker for time travel stories, and I have a high tolerance for bad science fiction, so I’ve read terrible books; as a service to the world, I’m going to start reviewing them. 


Lenovo Legion Gaming PCs Are Stylishly Savage

Anyone who tells you there’s no innovation or growth in the PC market isn’t paying attention to gaming. Companies are finding new ways to cram power, heat management, and serious displays into smaller and sleeker cases. Lenovo is all-in with a whole slew of new Legion gaming PCs ranging from super-portable to super-powerful.


The Commercialization of Pride Month

It’s June. For some people, that means gearing up for summer, but you may have noticed June has recently become far more colorful for marketers, with rainbows everywhere to celebrate Pride.



The One61 Flash Smartwatch Will Make You Want to Get up And Move!

The Flash TV show on the CW is a mixed bag. It’s not the best-written show, but it transcends script weakness through the sheer charm and chemistry of the cast. The One61 Flash Smartwatch is taking notes from the TV show; it has a lot of flaws, but it’s just so darn cute it almost balances out.


Acer Covers All Bases with a Slew of New Devices

Everyone around you might be getting ready for Memorial Day, but Acer is still hard at work upping their computing game with new Chromebooks, gaming notebooks, desktops and more! So be prepared to spend whatever money you haven’t committed to a beach vacation on some sweet new tech!



The Four Words That Will Always Turn Me off from Buying a Car

I am planning to replace my beloved Prius this summer. She’s been a great car, but with over 160,000 miles on her, it’s time to move on. I’ve been combing certified pre-owned sites, but Kia just knocked themselves out of the running with four words: “Call dealer for price“.


Lenovo’s IdeaPad Refresh Offers Premium Features without Breaking the Bank

The rule of thumb with computers used to be that you had to spend the absolute top of your budget in order to get a decent PC. Technology moves swiftly, and even lower-end devices are extremely powerful. Lenovo has taken full advantage of this, with their latest line of IdeaPad notebooks that are perfect for college.


Protect and Free Your Feet with Xero Shoes!

Several years ago, “minimalism” was in for running shoes. Companies were falling all over each other to make thin-soled shoes. That fad has mostly passed, for better or worse, but the companies left standing are the ones making high quality, truly excellent footwear. Xero Shoes is one of them, and we’ve been testing their Z-Trek Sandals on many adventures!


Honey, They Shrunk the Rocketbook Everlast (Mini!)

I adore my Rocketbook Everlast, and routinely fill it with workout notes, then scan it, wipe it clean, and start over. Sometimes, though, I need something smaller and more portable, and Rocketbook has the ultimate solution with their new Rocketbook Everlast Mini, a smaller, reporters notebook style with the same wipe-clean features as the bigger Everlast!






Epson Has Your Printing Needs Covered for Work and Home!

Going paperless always sounds like a great idea, but the reality is that you can’t ditch paper entirely, no matter how hard you try. There are always forms that need printing, places that won’t take emailed documents, and sometimes it’s just easier to read a physical printout.




Dell’s new G3 and G5 series are all about making Gaming laptops affordable

No matter how much gaming seems to shift to mobile devices these days, there will always be a need for bigger, faster, stronger processing to push the video game experience to new levels. Dell and Alienware have been on the forefront of these devices for some time now, and they’re hitting the hardcore gamers as well as budget-conscious buyers with…


Tried and True: The Best Baby Gear for Now and Later!

Becoming a new parent is an exciting (and expensive) time; you know there are things you’ll need to get to help yourself and help your child, but at the same time you don’t want to succumb to buying (potentially pricey) things that you or your baby won’t actually use. We can help with some of our favorite baby gear.