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December 10, 2013 • Reviews

The Best Alarm Dock for Android Is the Hale Dreamer

Hale Devices, Joe Born’s newest venture, successfully kick-started the Hale Dreamer via Kickstarter. The Hale Dreamer is an extension of the work that Joe and his team did on the Digital Innovations Speaker Dock. Thanks to the work on that dock, Joe and his team have put together the best alarm dock available for Andrioid …

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December 9, 2013 • Gaming, Reviews

PlayStation 4 Game Console Review

The Sony PlayStation 4 is here. At $399, the PlayStation 500 GB console, a DUALSHOCK®4 wireless controller, a micro-USB cable for charging the DUALSHOCK®4 controller, a Mono-headset for voice chat, a power cable, HDMI cable and vouchers for the PlayStation Plus services

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December 2, 2013 • Reviews

SuperTooth Freedom Bluetooth Stereo Headset Review – Great Sound at an Even Better Price

If you’re looking for a pair of competitively priced over-the-ear Bluetooth headphones with great sound quality and excellent battery life, you should look no further than the SuperTooth Freedom.  This comfortable headset connects to your phone, tablet, laptop, or PC using Bluetooth 4.0 technology and even has NFC connectivity if your device supports it.  The …

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November 30, 2013 • Reviews

Galaxy Note 3 by Samsung Mobile Phone Review – Bigger is Better

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3 delivers high performance and striking screen quality in a portable yet sizable display plus it works with the Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch. This part phone/part tablet, or phablet, has a considerably long battery life, slim design, unique S Pen design and functions, clear call quality, fast quad-core processor, and sharp picture quality.

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November 21, 2013 • Reviews

Monster iSport Freedom Bluetooth Headphones Give You Freedom to Move

If you are looking to listen to music while working out there are a number of decent options. If you want wireless sport headphones the choice quickly becomes limited. And if you want wireless, on-ear headphones options are few. Fortunately, Monster’s iSport Freedom on-ear Bluetooth headphones are good enough that you won’t want to go …

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November 21, 2013 • Gear Bits

Audioengine Introduces Portable DAC/Headphone Amp for Enhanced Audio Experiences!

How do you feel about the audio coming out of your laptop? If you have ever used a headset with USB audio you know the quality difference an outboard DAC can make. Now AudioEngine is offering the D3 Premium 24-bit DAC system as a way to simply plug in a USB device and enhance your …

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November 19, 2013 • Gear Bits

The JawboneUP24 means No More Remembering to Sync

I love the way my JawBone UP tracks my steps and my sleep, reminds me to get moving and functions as my alarm clock. I HATED needing to plug it into my iPhone to sync data and, thankfully, my new Jawbone UP24 fixes that. The UP24 syncs wirelessly and offers real-time updates and notifications. All …

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November 8, 2013 • Reviews

What’s Light and Blue and Has No Cord? Checking Out iFrogz Colorful Coda Forte Bluetooth Headphones

iFrogz coda Forte Bluetooth headphones are very blue (or black, pink and white. They are light, visually striking, and under $100. They run for up to 12 hours per charge, work with the included cable when the battery runs down, and they have controls that are as simple as simple can be. Are they the …

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November 7, 2013 • Reviews

Griffin WoodTones Headphones – Real Wood and Really Good

I didn’t know what to expect from a pair of headphones coming from Griffin. After all, we love their great accessories but never really thought of them as a source for headphones or speakers. Add in the fact that the Griffin WoodTones headphones are under $100 and you can understand my initial skepticism. Thankfully, I …

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October 23, 2013 • Reviews

Phiaton Chord MS 530 Bluetooth Headphones Cut the Cord and the Noise

The Phiaton Chord MS 530 Bluetooth headphones combine premium materials, Bluetooth 4.0 and Active Noise Cancellation in a single pair of high-end, stylish headphones you’ll want to wear for hours at a time. Comfortable and great-sounding, the Chord MS 530 headphones are also well-made and great-looking. At an MSRP of $349 they should impress. And, …

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October 23, 2013 • Gear Bits

OS X Mavericks Brings Enhanced Voice Recognition

Enhanced voice recognition in OS X Mavericks means that you are no longer limited to the amount of time you speak and can dictate even when offline. It means global dictation is available everywhere and without time limits. It is a far easier way to write. In fact, I am dictating this and I’m not …

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October 12, 2013 • Reviews

SpeeCup Review – Bluetooth Speaker Takes the Shape of a Travel Mug

Have you ever said to yourself, “You know what I need?  A portable Bluetooth speaker in the shape of a travel mug that fits right in my cup holder in my car.”?  If so, you’re in luck!  iCreation’s speeCup is a very convenient, nicely powered speaker that fits your criteria.  The speeCup retails for $129.95.

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October 10, 2013 • Reviews

NoiseHush Freedom BT700 Bluetooth Headphones Cut the Cord, Don’t Break the Bank

There are plenty of over-the-ear Bluetooth headphones currently on the market, but most carry a hefty price. The NoiseHush Freedom BT700 headphones are light, offer decent sound, and cost less than $80 a pair. Available in black or white, the Freedom BT700 Bluetooth headphones offer twenty hours of music enjoyment and an impressive 300 hours …

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October 3, 2013 • Reviews

Charge It All with the Innergie MagiCable Duo with Lightning Connector

With the arrival of Elana’s iPhone 5C, our household is pretty much all-in with lightning connector-enabled devices. Thing is though, that all of our speakers and Bluetooth headsets use a microUSB for charging. That’s where the Innergie MagiCable Duo with Lightning Connector comes in. It is two cables in one and costs under $30. Check …

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September 27, 2013 • Crowdfunding

Padcaster Launches iPad Mini Kickstarter Campaign Releases Padcaster 2.0!

The original Padcaster demonstrated once again that dismissing the iPad as a media creation device is wrong-headed – it allowed iPad owners to attach their tablet to a tripod and then use lights, lenses, external microphones and more. Now they have launched a new Kickstarter to help fund the creation of an iPad Mini version! …

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September 23, 2013 • Reviews

Think Tank Photo My 2nd Brain 13 Review- Made Especially for Apple Devices!

Think Tank Photo makes awesome camera bags. We’ve reviewed many of them, and you can see all our video reviews here. Now they have rolled out a new line of bags for Apple devices. They come in a range of sizes including a My 2nd Brain 13 that will fit a 13″ MacBook, an iPad, …

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September 18, 2013 • News

A Monster of a Tablet for Under $150 Comes to

Monster, best known for their headphone lineup, just jumped into the low-price tablet market. The Monster M7 tablet will be available exclusively at for just $149. The M10 tablet will come later this fall. Available in a variety of colors, the M7 is optimized for sound and actually has some decent specs for the …

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September 16, 2013 • Gear Bits

The MagiCable Duo with Lightning Connector – a First World Problem Solved

My phone has a Lightning Connector for charging. My headset uses a microUSB connection for charging. My desk looks like a snake pit of cables. That’s where the MagiCable Duo with Lightning Connector comes in. This $29.99 cable features a unique 2-in-1 design and works with both Apple Lightning and Micro USB tips. Check it …

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September 10, 2013 • Reviews

Supertooth Disco Twin Speakers Review

Supertooth Disco Twin Bluetooth Speakers have a rich, deep sound, great battery life, and a sleek design. Looking for a powerful and portable system? The Supertooth Disco Twin set is only $199 and worth every penny. Get it here. I owe the world of music an apology. See, for years I’ve blown off having good …

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September 3, 2013 • Reviews

Jabra Stone 3 Review- Talk In Style and Comfort

The Jabra Stone 3 maintains the Stone line’s iconic design while adding in 2013 technology. NFC Near Field Technology joins dual microphone technology and Bluetooth 3.0 to create a headset that looks great and works even better. The headset gets 2 hours. The Stone adds another 8. Check it out. When the Jabra Stone was …

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September 1, 2013 • Reviews

Jabra Classic Bluetooth Headset Review- Simple, Clear Conversations for Less

If you are in the market for a simple, inexpensive Bluetooth headset you’ll want to check out the Jabra Classic Bluetooth Headset. If you are looking for a way to have handsfree conversations but don’t want to spend a lot, or are prone to losing your headset, this no frills accessory may be for you. …

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