Misc Gear

V2 Pro Vaporizer Review: A Premium Solution for Your Oral Fixation

WARNING: The products discussed may contain or use nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical; in many cities and a few states, you must be 21 to purchase vaping products and/or products containing nicotine. Please familiarize yourself with and obey the law in your location. In my 20s, I was the girl who’d have a drink in one hand and a clove cigarette…



Portable Lap Desk Offers a Minimalistic Take on Well … Lap Desks!

If you’re one of those folks who happen to be in the market for a versatile yet minimalistic portable desk but can’t be bothered with the funky patterned colors, or the spongy cushion material on your lap while surfing the web, the Portable Lap Desk Kickstarter by Liyang Liu may just solve all of your problems.


Raspberry Pi Model B Version 2 Now Available — if You Can Find It

The RaspberryPi is the darling of the maker and hacking culture. This little tiny computer is great. However it is slow. That’s where version 2 comes in and it’s now available today. Version 2 ups the specs so that the RaspberryPi will maintain interest for years to come and it will ALSO be able to run Windows 10.


Swyp Smart Wallet Wants to Be the One Card to Rule Them All

If you use the Internet even sparingly, you’re bound to know that smart wallets are the next big change in the way that we make purchases. Swyp is the latest product that wants to combine all of your credit cards, debit cards, gift cards, and loyalty cards into one credit card-sized package. Swyp is now up for preorder for $49.




Samsung Gear S and Why You’ll Want (or Not Want) One

During CES 2015 I picked up a Withings Activité Pop; it hasn’t been off my wrist since. It is the anti-smartwatch, and it doesn’t try to do too much. At the other end of the spectrum is the Samsung Gear S; it tries to do it all, and thanks to Sprint, that even means replacing your smartphone!


Orange Announces the MusicBoard Interactive Whiteboard for Music Education!

This week at NAMM, legendary amplifier company introduced a bunch of great new stuff, including a surprise item – the Orange MusicBoard Interactive Whiteboard. Anyone with kids in school knows about electronic whiteboards, which allow you to project interactive content from a computer onto a screen. The MusicBoard seeks to revolutionize how music theory is taught to students!


Colter Co’s Bandanas: A Survival Reference You Wear on Your Head

Do you know how to tie a knot? Me neither. Well, I know how to make a basic knot, but not the fancy kind. If I did need to know, I’d probably consult a survival reference app or a book. The last place I would check would be a bandana, but that’s the solution Colter Co pitched to us!


Google Glass Explorer Program Is Dead

Today Google announced the winding down of its Glass Explorer program.  As you may know, this is the program where early adopters paid $1,500 for the privilege of looking like a cyborg while wearing experimental Google Glass. Though Google claims Glass is still on track for a consumer version (at some unknown time in the future), project prospects appear dim.


Goal Zero Yeti Generators Are Ready for Your Next Disaster!

We’ve covered some of Goal Zero’s smaller hand-cranked solar devices, which are great in emergencies, but there are times when you need stronger power generation that can possibly even keep your fridge running! Goal Zero Yeti generators come in multiple sizes, and they can be left plugged in until needed — or they can be recharged from solar when TSHTF!


Get Your Important Notifications on Your MOTA Smart Ring!

I wrote about the MOTA Smart Ring (what feels like) ages ago, and I finally got the chance to see one in action and slip it on my finger yesterday. It’s reasonably priced at a pre-order price of $99. What that gets you is notifications from all of your usual apps — messages, email, Facebook, etc.


AltspaceVR/Intel to Showcase Social Virtual Reality at CES 2015

AltspaceVr is a Google-backed virtual reality startup who is developing a shared virtual reality platform.  This platform will give users a chance to share a virtual space and interact together, much like the real world.  Users can play games together, watch movies together, or experience anything on the internet together.  Currently, AltspaceVR’s platform is in closed beta.




Narrative Clip Captures Snippets of Your Life in 30 Second Increments

How would you like a visual reminder of everything that you did during the day? I’m talking a record of every place that you went, every person that you ran into, every interaction? To me it sounds like a big boring nightmare, but to you? Well, if it’s your idea of a good time, then you need the Narrative Clip.


ZVOX SoundBase 670 Offers Huge Home Theater Sound in a Slim Package

Some time ago I reviewed one of the SoundBase products from ZVOX. I was impressed by the relatively inexpensive device, but I did wish it had integrated Bluetooth and even better sound than it did. Well, the ZVOX SoundBase 670 does have Bluetooth along with bigger and better sound, and I’m a huge fan. Let’s take a look.



Try 3D Jewelry Versions First with Brilliance.com

It can be a lot of pressure to get that perfect diamond ring or jewelry piece right for that special someone, especially around the holidays. Now there is an app for that – The Brilliance.com 3D Printing Diamond Engagement Ring Program uses their own “diamond finder” app to let customers try 3D versions of the final rings/jewelry before final purchase.


Liquid Plastic Welder Bondic Is an Incredible Do-It-Yourself Tool

If you need a last minute Christmas gift for a do-it-yourselfer, you’ve got to check out Bondic. It’s the world’s first Liquid Plastic Welder. The full system fits in a package the size of a pen case and can quickly and easily fix, bond, and fill anything and cures within four seconds. The Bondic Complete Starter Kit sells for $21.99.