Originally an Indiegogo campaign, the Soul Electronics X-Shock Bluetooth Headphones offer a lot to love, and a few things to improve on to truly make them a contender in the wireless headphone world.
When it comes to good quality leather cases for my iPhone, I don’t bother with any other company that’s not named Nomad. The company sent me over three of their cases for the new iPhone XS Max to review, and trust me, they beat even Apple’s own leather cases.
I’m always looking for a light pair of Bluetooth headphones that sound good and are comfortable to wear, so I was pleased when recently sent a pair of the Aiwa Arc-1 Bluetooth Headphones to try. They incorporate a two-piece, stiff bio-cellulose composite speaker cone with a flexible surround, and they are not only comfortable, but they also sound great!
My weeks are filled with meetings. In addition to various weekly meetings with my staff, with students becoming bar or bat mitzvah, and with my various boards, I have numerous meetings each week connected to upcoming weddings and funerals. The Royole RoWrite is a notepad for the digital age, and it is my new best “work-friend.” Reasonably priced, it works.
We recently reviewed the Ventev wireless chargepad+. It’s a small, round disk covered with fabric that delivers 7.5W of wireless charging to Apple devices and 10W of power to compatible Samsung devices. To charge a device, you simply lay your phone on the chargepad+. If you need something fancier, more powerful and flexible, check out the Ventev wireless chargestand.
When it comes to wireless sport headphones, there are three essential features. First, the headphones need to stay in while running. Second, the headphones need to be water resistant. Third, they need to sound great. Jaybird knocks it out of the park with their new X4 wireless headphones. Retailing for $129.99, the X4 checks all of the boxes and more.
It amazes me at just how much technology has advanced the camera world. What used to involve carrying a shoulder-mounted equivalent of a TV studio camera now fits in the palm of your hand. Trouble is, handheld video suffers being handheld, and therefore is usually very shaky. Enter Snoppa and its new Atom three-axis gimbal.
When buying a case and screen protector for your new iPhone, it can be bittersweet. You want a set that will protect your phone, but you can usually say goodbye to seeing the color you selected beyond glimpses around the cutouts. Unless you have the Just Mobile TENC Air and Xkin 3D for iPhone XS Max, that is.
Ventev is one of those companies that tend to fly under the radar. They don’t use flashy advertising. Their products don’t have bright neon colors. They don’t load products with flashy, but useless, bells and whistles. But their products are great. Case in point, the Ventev universal wireless chargepad+.
My first pair of good earphones were purchased from Etymotic. After three minutes listening to them I knew I could never go back to the cheap in-ear models I had previously used. I still have those earphones and was excited, years later, to check out Etymotic’s new ER3SE earphones. These are wired earphones for those who love their music.
Since getting my iPhone X, I’ve gone all in on wireless charging. I have wireless chargers around my house and at work. I even carry an external battery with wireless charging. Raina, however, still has a phone that needs traditional charging. That’s where the Ventev powercell 6010+ backup battery comes in; it is simple but it gets the job done.
The Pitaka Aramid MagCase had been my case of choice for the last three iPhone versions as well as for the Samsung Note 8; it is the thinnest and lightest protective case I’ve ever tried. Days before I purchased my iPhone XS Max, I received all the new Pitaka cases for the iPhone XS, XR, and XS Max.
I am completely sold on the idea of truly wireless earphones. While the selection is growing, finding quality is often difficult. Phiaton Corporation today announced the BOLT BT 700 wireless earphones featuring armature drivers and a portable charging case that doubles as a wireless speaker on Kickstarter ($79/$139). I was lucky enough to get an early sample so let’s take…
Bad news: Apple’s promised wireless charging system is MIA and may never make its appearance. Good news: Nomad’s new Base Station Hub Edition is here and ready to charge your life. The Nomad Base Station has an MSRP of $99.95. It looks amazing, has dual 10W wireless charging, and it can charge up to four devices simultaneously.
With the release of any new smartphone comes a wave of new smartphone cases, and Moshi is leading the pack with their stylish and protective cases for the iPhone XS and XS Max. Moshi released a variety of cases and accessories for the latest iPhone, including portfolio-style cases, slim, light cases, screen protectors, and even wireless charging docks.
I get home from work and there is a box on the front porch and inside the box is a little cube. The Lume Cube. What is the Lume Cube you ask? Honestly, I would almost call it the greatest little accessory for modern photography and videography.
If you are looking for an affordable pair of wireless Bluetooth Headphones that are not just great for wearing in the office to tune out your co-workers, but great for everyday wear including the gym, you should check out the Aermoo B3 Wireless Headphones.
The big iPhone XS Max release day has come and gone. From the looks of my local stores, both Apple and cell carrier, the majority of people either waited or bought their phones online. Online orders placed today for iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max have even become available for in-store pickup.
After paying up to $1500 (!!) for your iPhone XS Max, chances are you are looking for a solid case that will protect it. Here are a few great options to add to your checkout bin ahead of the phone’s being available on Friday.
If you have a newer iPhone and Apple Watch combination that you use (and charge) daily, you’re going to want to check out the Pitaka MagDock. It’s a ready-to-travel all-in-one wireless charger and dock for both those items and more.
Rowkin’s Bit Charge and Micro true wireless earbuds impressed me when I reviewed them some time back. They were tiny but sounded great. There were some connectivity issues, but I still loved using them. Now Rowkin has released the Ascent, a new line of true wireless earbuds. They pack some awesome new features. Just announced, we already have a review!