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December 2, 2016 • News

Motorola Partnering with Indiegogo to Help Developers make Cool MotoMods

One of the most interesting things about my new phone, a Motorola Z Force Droid Edition, is the mod system. The initial mods were kind of blah with the speaker, various battery packs, the projector, and the Hasselblad camera. However, that will soon change with the help of Indiegogo and Verizon.

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November 27, 2016 • Reviews

The Audioengine HD3 Wireless Music System Is Only Small in Size

As I’ve previously noted, I’m a huge fan of Audioengine products. The HD6 are among my favorite speakers and the B2 resides in our bedroom. So color me surprise that I think the HD3 Wireless Music System is AudioEngine’s best offering yet. These may look like simple desktop speakers, but they’re a complete music system packing …

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November 26, 2016 • Reviews

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 …

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November 26, 2016 • Reviews

The Engineered by HP Coach Bleecker Smart Watch Review

About 6 months after I purchased an Apple Watch, I stopped wearing it. While I’ve missed the convenience of wrist notifications, I never got comfortable with wearing what amounted to a microscopic and hobbled iPhone on my wrist. I prefer a more classic wristwatch style, but I also appreciate something smart; enter, the Engineered by HP Coach …

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November 25, 2016 • Reviews

Audeeze’s Sine Over-Ear Headphones Are a Sign That You Don’t REALLY Need a 3.5mm Headphone Jack

If you have an iPhone 7, one thing that you’ve missed the most is the headphone jack. There have been countless times I’ve grabbed a pair of headphones out of my drawer to try to listen to a podcast only to remember that they have a 3.5mm jack at the end, and they now no …

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November 25, 2016 • Reviews

The BRAVEN 105 Is a Small Speaker That’s Built to Go Places

Over the past few years, we’ve reviewed a number of speakers from BRAVEN. INCIPIO’s acquisition of the brand clearly hasn’t slowed the pace of development. If anything, the exact opposite has happened, and there are a host of new products being rolled out. The BRAVEN 105 is the first of three we’ll be looking at …

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November 22, 2016 • Reviews

I Use JLab’s DJ Headphones in the Gym, and They Sound Awesome

Do you frequently work out but find yourself wanted a pair of over-the-ear headphones that won’t cost you a fortune but look and sound like they were expensive? Are you tired of wearing in-ear headphones that will dangle on your shirt and annoy you as you lift?

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November 18, 2016 • Crowdfunding

Aircharge Keyring: Quite Possibly the Easiest Way to Wirelessly Charge Your iPhone

It may not be on most people’s wish lists, but I’ve been hoping that Apple would give the iPhone wireless charging capabilities for years. After all, many Android phones have it, and automakers are starting to include chargers for those phones in their cars. But for iPhones? No joy. The Aircharge Keyring may be a …

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November 18, 2016 • Gift Guides

Harman for the Holidays: Give the Gift of Amazing Sound with Something for Every Budget!

Everyone enjoys good music, and with a little bit of help from our favorite Harman brands, you can stay within your budget and brighten someone’s holidays. Take a look at these items from Harman, JBL, and AKG …

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October 30, 2016 • Reviews

WITTI’s Alarm Clock Will Do Everything Before You Get out of Bed

Previously we reviewed WITTI’s Notti and Dotti, so it was actually a pleasant surprise to be able to review their newest innovation, the WITTI Beddi.

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October 26, 2016 • News

ZTE’ s New Sub-$150 6-Inch Device Has Premium Features

It’s shaping up to be a ZTE week with all of the great new devices that the popular smartphone brand continues to put out news for, and a lot is the same with ZTE’s newest device.

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October 10, 2016 • How to Do It Yourself!

4 Tips to Help You Buy the Perfect Smartphone Case

Most of us are familiar with the panic that comes with seeing our cell phones hurtling toward the ground and potential ruin. Your cell phone dropping or falling is even scarier when you don’t have the right case. Once your phone hits a hard surface, cracks, shattering, and other kinds of damage are likely.

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September 23, 2016 • Reviews

ROAM ROPES Wireless Earphones & EQ Engine: Music the Way You Want to Hear It

Not that Bluetooth earphones and headphones weren’t already growing more and more popular, but Apple’s removal of the 3.5mm headphone jack has all but ensured that this is the direction mobile audio has headed. Do you have a favorite set of Bluetooth earphones or headphones yet? I’m still trying to decide. Lately, I’ve been using ROAM …

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September 20, 2016 • Reviews

CrystalTech Nano 2.0 Liquid Screen Protector: Scratch Resistant, Water-Repellant, Bubble-Free, & Antibacterial

While at IFA, I managed to drop my phone not once, but three times — face-down. This chipped the glass protector I was using to the point that I was worried I might cut myself on it, so I removed it. I’m trying something new now, the CrystalTech Nano 2.0 Liquid Screen Protector.

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September 19, 2016 • Reviews, Sponsored

Vizio M50-D1 Home Theater Display Is So Smart, It Is Brilliant #ad

As Raina and I were setting up our new house, one of the things I knew was that I wanted were large televisions both in the living room and the bedroom. Fortunately, I was approached by VIZIO and offered the opportunity to review one of their new 2016 VIZIO SmartCast M-Series Ultra HD HDR Home …

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September 16, 2016 • Reviews

Ventev Cables and Accessories Are Built for Mobile Life On the Go

Cables that charge and sync our mobile devices are a must. Unfortunately, the cables most companies include with their devices tend to be rather delicate; that’s where Ventev comes in. Ventev offers a number of different cables that can meet all your mobile needs. They get the job done and will last for a good …

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September 15, 2016 • Reviews

Never Worry About Paying for Cloud Storage with Western Digital’s My Cloud Mirror

In the quest to find an alternative to those monthly cloud companies like Dropbox and iCloud that overcharge but give you a little? You might be in luck with Western Digital’s latest offering.

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September 13, 2016 • News

Master & Dynamic Has Released a New Set of Earphones That You Need

If you’re a fan of Master & Dynamic’s awesome headphones and are searching for a new pair, you’ll be happy to know that starting today their already popular ME05 earphones are available in a new color!

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September 12, 2016 • Reviews

The Jackery Titan 20,100mAh Portable Battery Review

I’ve just returned from IFA, and one of the most invaluable tools that I brought with me was the Jackery Titan 20,100mAh portable battery. Used with the Jackery Jewel Lightning Cable that I recently reviewed, I was never without power and I could go days without recharging the battery pack.

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September 3, 2016 • Reviews

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 …

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September 1, 2016 • News

Withings Steel HR May Be the Best Looking and Longest Lasting Connected Watch Yet!

Two of the things that smartwatches keep failing at are thickness and size; well, okay, battery life has been an issue, too. Withings, part of the Nokia family and makers of the great looking Activité health-tracking watch line, has just announced their new Steel HR; it’s a health tracker, and it’s a gorgeous, connected watch with …

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