Mobile Phones & Gear




Here’s Why You May Be Suddenly Prompted for a New Verizon PIN

If you’re a Verizon customer and find yourself suddenly prompted to reset your PIN, you may not be alone. Word started to trickle out yesterday about a security breach which may have impacted up to 6 million Verizon Home customers.  The issue appears to be related to an error in how some data was secured on a public cloud server.


Aëdle VK-2 Legacy Dynamic High-Performance On-Ear Headphones Review

If ‘mass-produced with inexpensive components’ doesn’t sound like something you’d be interested in when considering your next set of headphones, then you’ll be pleased to know that you have options. Aëdle’s VK-2 Legacy Dynamic High-Performance On-Ear Headphones are designed and assembled by hand with quality materials in small batches; their look is refined yet striking, but how do they sound?


Braven Stryde 360 Bluetooth Speaker Is All About Summer Fun

I purchased the very first speaker from Braven. It was decent enough, and since then the company has come a long way. Braven’s current lineup of speakers have style, sound great, and are built for the real world. This is especially true of new Braven Stryde 360 Bluetooth speaker. At just $99.99, this little waterproof speaker is impressive.


Nomad Leather Folio Wallet for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Review

You might remember my Nomad Leather Folio for the iPhone 7 Plus review; well, if you loved the idea of a Horween Leather wallet case for your phone, but you happen to have the beautiful new Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, you’ll be pleased to know that there is a Nomad Leather Folio Wallet just for you!


AT&T LG X Venture: Life Can be Hazardous, but This Phone Can Handle It

If you work outdoors, or you just like to spend a lot of time outside, you know that there are mini disasters that can occur which are out of your control. Dirt, wetness, and fumbling resulting in drops are to be expected, and not every phone can handle that kind of abuse. The AT&T LG X Venture, however, can.


Qualcomm Is Going to Make Fingerprint Technology Better — Even Underwater!

Using a fingerprint to unlock your phone is one of the most convenient ways to make sure that your information and photos are kept locked down. But fingerprint technology hasn’t kept up with all of the capabilities newer phones sport — like waterproofing and being able to fearlessly to use your phone in the rain or in the pool.





KNZ GoDuo Brings Portable Stereo Sound

There are many Bluetooth speaker options out there. Most offerings are a single speaker to make them easy to carry. The KNZ GoDuo brings a unique design allowing for single carry portability as well as stereo sound. The successful Kickstarter campaign still has early bird options available for $79; let’s take a look.  


Galen Leather: Luxurious Accessories for Your Electronic Devices

It’s not very often that I open a box and have to stop what I’m doing to inhale the fragrant smell of fine leather wafting as I unwrap the contents, but that’s exactly what happened when I recently opened a package from Galen Leather.  What was inside the box? Beautiful cases for my iPhone, 12″ MacBook, and 13″ MacBook Pro.


Focal Adds New Headphones to Their Already Fab Lineup

Last year, I reviewed the Focal Listen Headphones; even though they were wired, I thought they were excellent. It was only a matter of time before Focal introduced a Listen wireless version, and now it is here. They’ve also added two in-ear headphones to their line-up: Spark and Spark Wireless.


Win One of Seven PITAKA Aramid Fiber iPhone 7 or 7 Plus Cases

Which case is on my iPhone 7 Plus right now? The PITAKA Aramid Fiber iPhone 7 Case; it’s one of two favorites that I regularly swap back and forth between. The PITAKA case is the next best thing to carrying a naked iPhone without worrying about what might happen should you drop your pricey device.


Apple AirPods Review: Paired with Android

The launch of the iPhone 7 in 2016 caused a stir for many reasons (same design, price hikes, no USB-C), but none seemed to annoy people more than the exclusion of a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack.


Native Union New Cosmo Cable Collection Wont Fray on You

I have way too many cables lying around my apartment. Many of them should be thrown away because they have frayed, but many just honestly stopped working after three months for some unknown reason. Native Union sent over their new collection of cables that promise to be the non-fraying, unbreakable cords that will make me never need another cable again.



UrbanEars Stadion Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Yes or No?

UrbanEars is a popular headphone company that is known for their colorful audio equipment that is durable, yet practical in pricing. Well, the company sent me over their Stadion Wireless (not to be confused with Studio) headphones to try out, and the question lingers, how good are they?


FUGOO Style-S Bluetooth Speaker Is My Go-To Speaker for the Pool

With summer right around the corner and pools officially open, chances are you’re looking for a really nice speaker to listen to your tunes when you’re on the pool deck, or even sitting in the sand on the beach. Well, look no further as the FUGOO Style-S may be the only essential you need (other than your towel) this summer.