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SHOULDERPOD S1 Smartphone Tripod Mount Review

I’m finding that, thanks to the amazing cameras in both my iPhone 6 Plus and my Sony Xperia Z3, I really don’t have much need for a dedicated camera. The right accessories make that even more the case, and the $34.90 SHOULDERPOD S1 smartphone tripod mount is one such accessory. It serves multiple functions and fulfills each role quite nicely.


Ringke FUSION Sony Xperia Z3 Case Review

The other day we reviewed the Ringke FUSION case for the Sony Xperia Z3 Compact. The company also makes a case for the full size Z3. I picked one up, and I have to say I’m impressed with this simple protective Sony Xperia Z3 case.


Sony Xperia Z2 Waterproof Tablet Review

Sony Xperia Z2 waterproof tablet only weighs one pound, making it the lighting 4G LTE tablet. The Xperia Z2 is also the slimmest 4G LTE tablet with a quarter-inch (6.4 mm) width. This Verizon XLTE-ready device has strong durability in the material construction and a great battery life, plus extra features with PlayStation game consoles.



Velvetwire Powerslayer Kit Review: Beautiful and Smart Charging Solution

I’ve got a tendency to leave my phone plugged in when home, and while that isn’t necessarily bad for today’s Li-Ion batteries, it’s kind of wasteful to use a charger that is trying to continuously supply power to a battery that has already been topped off. I was recently sent a Velvetwire Powerslayer Kit, and it solves the problem beautifully.


Logitech® protection [+] power Case for iPhone Keeps You Charging

Life is stressful enough without worrying about your beloved iPhone running out of juice. I have a friend who gets twitchy whenever his power meter falls below 50%. If he was a better friend, I’d give him my Logitech® protection [+] power case, but I like it so much I’m selfishly keeping it for myself.


Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition Coming in December!

Have you heard about the Oculus Rift? Over the past 12 months the virtual reality company has been collaborating with Samsung, and the result is the new Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition which creates a virtual reality experience driven by the Galaxy Note 4, and it will be ready in early December. Why should you care?


IK Multimedia Announces Amplitube and iRigHD-A for Some Samsung Devices!

At the top of my ‘criticism of Android’ list for literally four years now is the abysmal audio support, leading Android music apps to be at best toys while iOS supports full studio production and mastering tools. Android isn’t there yet, but Samsung has led with audio support and IK Multimedia is taking full advantage with AmpliTube and iRig HD-A!


Magnetic Organizational System (MOS) Review: Fab Cables That Stay in Place

I’ve made no bones about my disdain for OEM Apple cables, but I’ll reiterate: they are cheaply made, they fray, they fail, and they are not inexpensive. That’s why I love quality aftermarket cables, and right now I am really digging the Magnetic Organizational System (MOS) I was recently sent. Their quality is outstanding, and the work perfectly.


CHOETECH 50 Watt 6 Port Desktop Charger with Smart Technology Review

If you have multiple devices to keep charged such as a smartphone or two, a tablet, an eReader and a pair of wireless headphones you will love the CHOETECH 50 Watt 6 Port Desktop Charger. One device will keep you going all day and night and, best of all, it is available on Amazon at an amazingly low price.


No More SIM Swapping with KnowRoaming!

If you travel internationally, then you know that one of the best tricks is to buy a local SIM and swap it out with your home SIM in your unlocked smartphone; then you can enjoy data and local calls at a reasonable rate. Buying a local SIM and making the swap can be a hassle; that’s where KnowRoaming comes in. I met with Gregory Gundelfinger, the…


The Samsung Gear S Will Be Available Soon; Do You Want One?

Word has just come out that the Samsung Gear S smartwatch, which we have previously covered is soon to be available from all major US carriers beginning next Friday, November 7th. We know that at Sprint, “well-qualified buyers can purchase Gear S with $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $16 (SRP: $384; excluding taxes; service plan required).”


Incipio offGRID Backup Battery LED

I’m hesitant to describe the Incipio offGRID Portable Backup Battery 4000mAh as “cute” but it’s actually kind of cute… for an external backup battery. The bright colors, soft-touch material and cable-holder come together in a rather attractive way. Add in the accessible price of $49.99 and you have an impressive way to stay charged on the go.


Anker Astro Mini 3200 External Battery Review: Power in a Tube!

I’ve written about many external battery packs that hold 9,000mAh or more, but I haven’t covered much in the sub-5000mAh area, and that’s a shame. If I’m going out for the evening, I’ll inevitably need a boost, but I won’t want to carry a bulky battery pack; that’s where the lipstick-sized Anker Astro Mini comes in. It’s evening bag friendly.


The JBL Charge 2 Has Power and Bass to Spare

If you are looking for a Bluetooth wireless speaker that offers a clean yet rugged look and serves plenty of bass for under $150 you’ll want to check out the JBL Charge 2. This is a seriously loud portable speaker. Better still, as the name suggests, this speaker can double as an external battery for your phone or tablet.


Satechi Smart Selfie Extension Arm Is a Selfie Machine

I spent a week in Israel this past summer and pretty much everywhere we went, my friends Robyn, Menachem and I took a selfie and shared it on social media. (If there is more than one person is it called an “Us-ie?” just wondering…) I really wish we had the Satechi Smart Selfie Extension Arm with us at the time!


Satechi Smart Selfie Extension Arm Monopod Is Ready for Your Next Shot

One million selfies taken on a daily basis. That means the market for selfie-driven products is already huge and, with the release of the iPhone 6 tomorrow, ready to grow by leaps and bounds. That’s where the Satechi Smart Selfie Extension Arm Monopod. This inexpensive accessory will make it “simple to selfie” and does so for under $40.


Noreve Sony Xperia Z Ultra Tradition D Leather Case Review

I never thought that I’d enjoy using much less carrying a phablet with a 6.4″ screen, but the Sony Xperia Z Ultra has really grown on me. Up until last week I was carrying it caseless, but that’s changed since receiving the Noreve Sony Xperia Z Ultra Tradition D Leather Case; it is lovely, protective, and a pleasure to use.



IOGEAR MediaShair Hub is a Mobile Swiss Army Knife

All too often devices that need to serve too many purposes end up being a jack of all trades and a master of none. That is not the case with the IOGEAR MediaShair Hub with SD/USB Input and Built-in Power Station. It is a jack of all trades and a it plays with a full deck.