Articles by Stacey Brauner

TOBE Fingo Jacket: Perfect for Winter Backcountry Sports

TOBE, or not TOBE…prepared for all of your skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling adventures. That is no longer a question. Thanks to TOBE (pronounced Toe-Bee), backcountry athletes now have a full line of stylish, functional, and high-quality clothing to keep them protected from the elements. TOBE has created gear for activities including snowmobiling, snowbiking, skiing, and everyday wear.


The Pitaka MagCase for iPhone 7/8: The Minimalist Case with Maximum Quality

What’s cooler: a phone case made from silicone and plastic or one made from military grade bulletproof materials? The Pitaka MagCase is a sleek, beautiful, lightweight case that touts maximum performance. Starting at $47.99, the Pitaka MagCase is available for the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X as well as some Android phones.


Cybex Priam Boasts Accessories That Are Built for All Seasons and Situations

“I don’t want to walk, Mommy. It’s too much work” said my three-year-old on our short walk from the parking lot to her classroom. Not wanting to schlep my double stroller, I heaved my daughter onto my hip and awkwardly pushed her newborn brother in our Priam. There had to be a better way, and luckily, Cybex had a solution.


Hungry for Qooqi? The Cable Organization Solution

Bedtime.  You check your email one last time, remove your glasses, grab your phone charger and discover the wire has once fallen to the floor… again.  You just want to go to sleep, but instead, are blindly searching for the cable. Qooqi, a convenient cable organizer and holder is here to help. Back it on Kickstarter. Qooqi, pronounced “cookie”, is a small unibody aluminum disc designed to hold up to…


It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a…Flying Car!

I have a 32 mile, 50 minute commute to work.  Even the slightest delay on the roads, will cause me to be late.  What could improve my commute, you ask?  Well, the answer is a flying car!  Terrafugia, a Massachusetts company, created the TF-X which is described as a cross between a Google self-driving car, a helicopter, and a plane. Supposedly, I only need to wait another eight years until…


Is your Face Sagging? Try this new workout!

Have you noticed that the skin under your eyes is a bit looser?  Are your jowls beginning to sag a bit lower?  Is your neck looking wrinkly?  If so, perhaps it’s time you begin exercising your sagging facial muscles. Livestrong, which is known for advocating a healthy lifestyle, has an entire workout dedicated to strengthening your facial muscles to help fight against the signs of aging.  So, as you continue…


Photo Sharing – An App that Makes Sharing Photos Simple

Looking for an easy way to send lots of pictures on your iPhone through email?  If so, Photo Sharing by Giacomo Guglielmi, is the perfect app for you.  It allows you to send as many pictures as you want, including full albums, directly from your phone to your friend’s inbox. If you’re anything like me, you’ve unofficially traded in your point and shoot digital camera for the camera on your…


NuGuard GripStand Review – Simple yet Effective

When Dan assigned me another iPad stand to review, my first thought was, “Oh great, another stand.  How can this one be any better than all the others?”  The stand seemed overly simplistic, and I wondered how effective and useful it could truly be.  When I got home and tested out the case, I was pleasantly surprised.  In fact, the simplicity of Newer Technology’s NuGuard GripStand is one of its…


Kensington KeyCover Hard Shell iPad Keyboard Review – the Keyboard that Changed It All

Walk into a classroom, and you’ll see how much has changed in the last ten years.  Classrooms are outfitted with SmartBoards (interactive projectors that connect to your computer), basic projectors, laptop carts, and now, individual tablets for each student.  I work in a high school that values technology, and one of our initiatives for the 2013-2014 school year is to introduce a one-to-one technology plan.  Our technology team has decided…


LapDawg’s o-Stand Review – Expensive, Impractical, and Awkward

  I have been looking for a convenient way to read from my iPad while freeing up the use of my hands.  I’ve tried makeshift holders made from pillows and magazines, and I’ve tried maneuvering my case to double as a mini stand, but nothing has really worked.  The o-Stand by LapDawg seemed like the perfect solution.  I could use a completely adjustable iPad stand to hold my iPad at…


My Macbook Case MacBook Pro Rubberized Case Review

 Currently, I’m sporting a brand new Lifeproof case for my iPhone 5 and a Smart Case cover for my iPad, but unfortunately, I’ve neglected by MacBook Pro…until now!  When I first received a My Macbook Case MacBook Pro Rubberized Case, I was very pleased with the shade of blue and the overall look of the case. The packaging was very simplistic, as both the top and the bottom cases were…


Incipio Stanley Technician Case for iPhone 5 Review

When I purchase a case for my phone, the most important quality for me is durability — how well the case will protect my phone.  I’ve had my fair share of phone accidents including drop kicking my iPhone under my car, knocking it out the window, and accidentally leaving it on the floor for my dog to mistake as a chew toy.    The Incipio Stanley Technician Case for iPhone 5 is…


TmTeam Gen. L. Case for iPhone 5 Review

TmTeam’s Gen. L. Case, made from genuine Turkish leather, is more of a protective pouch than a typical iPhone case.  The design is simple; the pouch resembles an eyeglass case but has a tab that weaves from inside the case to the outside.  When the phone is in the case, pull the tab, which causes the nylon strap on the inside to become taut and raises the phone for removal. …


Aranez Aquila iPhone 5 Leather Case Review

The first thing I did when I received the Aquila iPhone 5 Leather Case by Aranez, was sniff it for that real leather smell.  My nose (and the case’s specifications) confirmed that this case is made from genuine cow leather. This case is extremely lightweight, yet feels sturdy enough to protect your iPhone 5 from minor drops and bangs.   The right side of the case that holds the phone in…


Pique your [P]Interest

Did you know that if you run out of AA batteries, you can use AAA ones and fill the gap with foil?  Did you know adding baking powder into your baby’s bath can help relieve diaper rash?  Do you want to learn how to make homemade gel ice packs?  Do you want a recipe for garlic cheese bread?  Do you enjoy looking at cute pictures of fluffy animals?  Are you…


Caching in on Fun

Has anyone ever told you to go take a hike?  Have you considered actually doing it?  Do you enjoy scavenger hunts?  If you answered yes to these questions, then geocaching is for you! Geocaching is a scavenger hunt appropriate for adults or anyone who can follow a GPS.  The basic premise is that somewhere out in the woods, someone hid a treasure chest (or geocache), and in that chest is…


The iPad Smart Case – Smart Protection for Your iPad Tablet

Photo courtesy of Apple.com The iPad Smart Case is a great way to protect your iPad without the added weight and bulk of other cases. Similar to the original iPad Smart Cover, the iPad Smart Case contains a magnet that automatically wakes the iPad upon opening and puts it to sleep when closing, helping to preserve your battery power. It can be configured to hold the iPad low to the…