Gear Bits









Apple Music Coming to Amazon Echo Devices on December 17th!

In our house, more music is played through our Amazon Echo devices than anywhere else. We use Amazon Music, but also Pandora, Slacker and Spotify … and pretty soon Apple Music! Today Amazon announced on its blog that starting December 17th you will be able to add a new skill to Alexa: the ability to play songs and playlists from Apple Music!



The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Is Coming; Do You Want One?

I have a 2016 Jeep Rubicon, and believe it or not, it’s been one of my favorite vehicles to own ever. Now Jeep is bringing back the Gladiator, and I can’t help but feel a little bit of envy! Combining everything I love about the Wrangler Unlimited, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator adds a useful truckbed on for fun and utility.





This Doctor Who Video Will Give You Nightmares!

There are really only three episodes of Doctor Who that I have trouble rewatching: “The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances” always freaks me out, “The Water of Mars” still gives me full body shudders, and last week’s “Arachnids in the UK” was deeply unsettling because spiders should not be the size of ponies.






Plantronics BackBeat FIT 500 Headphones Quick Look

Some time ago I reviewed the Plantronics BackBeat 500 on-ear headphones. At under $80, they were, and are a great deal. When Plantronics sent me the BackBeat FIT 300 for review they also sent me the new, BackBeat FIT 500 on-ear headphones. They look exactly like the BackBeat 500 headphones I reviewed previously, yet there are a few important differences.