Mobile Phones & Gear

LG V30: A Peek at What’s to Come

Can we all agree that this has been a banner year for smartphones? The other day we finally got all the details for the iPhone 8 and X; Samsung has come out with their S8 and S8+ and the Note8, and now we have the LG V30 to look forward to. The darling of IFA, LG’s newest Android flagship phone is impressive.


Nomad Is Ready to Help Protect Your New iPhone

Nomad has quickly become one of our favorite iPhone accessory companies. They made amazing products that are well-made, look and function well and, best of all, come at a reasonable price. Now they have announced an entire collection of cases for the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X. Here’s a quick look at them all.



SanDisk iXpand Base Review: Auto Backups While Your iPhone Charges

I can’t tell you how many photos I’ve lost over the years because they weren’t properly backed up. Granted, many of those losses occurred before cloud storage was available, but cloud storage isn’t perfect. The SanDisk iXpand Base backs up all of my iPhone’s photos and contacts to an SD card while my phone charges overnight with no monthly fees.


JBL Boombox Makes Portable Sound Epic

If you love the idea of a portable speaker, but the little bottle-sized ones just aren’t giving you enough oomph, you’ll want to check out the new JBL Boombox. Available this fall for $449.95, it is practically begging to be the center of your next party.


LG V30: A Small-ish Phablet with Huge Features

There are so many interesting Android phones available now that choosing a new one can be daunting. Have you considered the new LG V30? It has a beautiful screen, an exceptional camera, and lovely thin bezels. But what more does the V30 have going for it?





Samsung Galaxy Note8: Get Ready to Be Impressed!

If you thought that the Samsung Galaxy S8+ looked like an impressive phone, then you’re going to positively drool when you get your hands on the new Samsung Galaxy Note8. This new flagship has a 6.3″ Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display, and it’s not only gorgeous — it’s literally loaded with features.


Rowkin Rolls Out Two New Ways to Cut Headphone Cables

I reviewed the Rowkin Bit Charge last year and was impressed. (Read my review here.) The small, independent earbuds sounded great and truly let you cut the cord… to your phone and between the earbuds. Now the company has released the Micro and Surge. The Micro are tiny. The Surge are ready for action. They too look like winners.



Moto Z2 Force Has the Makings of Greatness

The path that Motorola has taken with the Android lineup over the past couple of years has been a bit hit or miss.  They have produced some great phones like the Google branded Nexus 6 while others like the Moto E lineup have been lackluster at best.




Verizon Moto Z and Z Force Now Getting Android 7.1.1 Update

It’s been rumored that the Android 7.1.1 update was hitting Moto Z and Z Force handsets in Brazil and elsewhere for the last few weeks, but imagine my surprise that when I checked today and found that Verizon and Lenovo have released the update to the masses on Verizon as of today!


The OnePlus 5 Now Comes in a Limited Edition Soft Gold

I loved the original OnePlus phone and was even more taken with the OnePlus 3. While I haven’t had a chance to check out the new OnePlus 5, I have little doubt it is a winner. And now, as a limited edition offering, the OnePlus 5 comes in Soft Gold; retailing for $479 it looks amazing!


Nomad USB Hub Review: Organize Your Power

We’ve all seen the USB hubs that look like a black or silver block with three or more USB ports on the front and a wall charger cable on the back, right? They work well enough, but they aren’t particularly organized or nice looking. Here to prove that you can have organization and good looks is the Nomad USB Hub.




iHome Brings Your Music Wherever You Are with Rugged and Outdoorsy Bluetooth Speakers

Just a few short years ago, the idea of portable Bluetooth speakers was a high-tech concept. They’ve become quite ubiquitous since then, but ready availability isn’t the only obstacle. They are, after all, delicate electronic devices, and sand, water, grit, and whatever else nature has out there can cause serious harm. Unless, of course, you’re packing an iHome speaker!