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  • Ventev Powercell 3015 External Battery Review and Giveaway

    31 October 2014, 4:00 pm by: Dan Cohen

    The Ventev Powercell 3015 External Battery is not the most powerful external battery we’ve reviewed, but its small size, light weight, and low-price make it a good option if you are looking for something inexpensive that will keep you from running out of…
  • Beware Things That Go Bumpies for iPhone 6 in the Night

    31 October 2014, 11:00 am by: Dan Cohen

    I have to hand it to the people who created the Bumpies for iPhone 6 smartphone protection system. They really thought out of the box when coming up with their product. Then they found a way to actually USE the box. The result is a rather unusual un-case that…
  • Amped Wireless’ REC15A High Power Wi-Fi Range Extender Review

    30 October 2014, 4:00 pm by: Michael Siebenaler

    The REC15A High Power Wi-Fi Range Extender from Amped Wireless extender offers decent range extension that can boost the range up to 5000 square feet. This three-inch tall by five-inch wide extender plugs directly into an outlet and requires some…
  • The Samsung Gear S Will Be Available Soon; Do You Want One?

    30 October 2014, 3:45 pm by: Judie Lipsett Stanford

    Word has just come out that the Samsung Gear S smartwatch, which we have previously covered is soon to be available from all major US carriers beginning next Friday, November 7th. We know that at Sprint, “well-qualified buyers can purchase Gear S with $0…
  • Why It Matters That Tim Cook Came Out As Gay

    30 October 2014, 1:00 pm by: Carly Z

    Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, has written a heartfelt and beautiful letter in Bloomberg Businessweek coming out as a gay man. If you haven’t read it yet, please stop what you are doing, and read it immediately. It’s been a bit of an open secret for some time,…
  • Incipio offGRID Backup Battery LED

    30 October 2014, 12:30 pm by: Dan Cohen

    I’m hesitant to describe the Incipio offGRID Portable Backup Battery 4000mAh as “cute” but it’s actually kind of cute… for an external backup battery. The bright colors, soft-touch material and cable-holder come together in a rather attractive way.…
  • The Instacube: A Long Overdue Kickstarter Project That Finally Delivered

    29 October 2014, 5:30 pm by: Judie Lipsett Stanford

    In late 2012, along with 3400+ other people I backed a Kickstarter project called Instacube. The premise was simple: it was to be a stand-alone Android-based device that would wirelessly stream and display Instagram photos, when you could only view Instagram…
  • Wink by Kindara Brings Quantified Health Tracking to Fertility

    29 October 2014, 3:15 pm by: Carly Z

    Women’s fertility is rapidly becoming a fruitful and multiplying business. There are medicines to control fertility and plenty of calendars, apps, and other gear to help track it (for both reproductive and non-reproductive purposes). Now there’s even a…
  • Marvel Studios Maps Their Movies Until 2019

    29 October 2014, 11:45 am by: Michael Siebenaler

    Superhero fans now have a glimpse in Marvel Studios’ future movie release calendar up to 2019. This following slate joins Marvel’s 2015 films The Avengers: Age of Ultron, which will open in theaters in likely record-breaking fashion and the first “Phase…
  • Blast Golf is Like a Golf Pro in Your Pocket

    28 October 2014, 6:15 pm by: Chris Chamberlain

    Of course a real golf pro in your pocket would interfere with your swing, but the new Blast Golf product is the latest addition to Blast Motion’s suite of sports and active life motion capture solutions that pair with your iPhone to deliver real-time motion…
  • I Have Seen the Future of Vehicle Safety, and It Is Automated #ChevySafety

    28 October 2014, 5:00 pm by: Judie Lipsett Stanford

    Last week I spend a day with Chevy at their Milford Proving Grounds. I saw first-hand demonstrations of Chevy’s latest vehicle safety features, and I left feeling like it might be time to finally upgrade my GM vehicle to the latest version: GM’s…
  • With ‘Eeps’, Marco Minnemann Shows the Many Ways He Can Rock!

    28 October 2014, 1:00 pm by: Michael Anderson

    It didn’t really occur to me when I reviewed Levin-Minnemann-Rudess, but Marco Minnemann was the brilliant drummer behind Trey Gunn’s Modulator – both of which are important for this review. Now he is back with ‘Eeps’, a solo effort in the truest…
  • Check Out and Share Our eBay Collections and Guides; Win a $150 Apple Gift Card!

    28 October 2014, 12:30 pm by: Dan Cohen

    Both Judie and I make use of eBay as a key way to recycle gear we’ve used and loved (or not loved as the case may be) into new gadget purchases. For the past two months we’ve been creating eBay collections and guides, and we want to use them to give YOU…
  • NFC, Apple Pay, CurrentC, and Smartphone Competition

    27 October 2014, 9:30 pm by: Carly Z

    Apple Pay rolled out last week, and it’s already hitting some roadblocks as some retailers are blocking or not supporting it. This isn’t because they hate iPhones, it’s because they have a competing product — CurrentC — waiting. A few years ago,…
  • Waterfield Bags Offers Up a Surface Pro 3 Giveaway You Can’t Miss!

    27 October 2014, 8:50 pm by: Carly Z

    We love the gear Waterfield Bags offers; their products are durable, stylish and versatile. A Surface Pro 3, with its tablet meets laptop flexibility, fits those adjectives as well. The folks at Waterfield agree, and they’re giving away a Surface Pro 3 and…
  • 2015 Mazda CX-5 One Impressive Cute Ute

    27 October 2014, 3:30 pm by: David Goodspeed

    When I reviewed the Mazda CX-5 crossover utility vehicle two years ago I gave it high praises for replacing two outgoing CUVs in the Mazda lineup while giving consumers what I felt was one of the best new cute utes on the market. I had one wish for the model,…
  • PlayStation 4 Console Update Releasing October 28

    27 October 2014, 10:15 am by: Michael Siebenaler

    Sony’s firmware update for their PlayStation 4 game console will release on Tuesday, October 28. This significant update will include SharePlay, YouTube sharing options, music files playable via external storage, and background visual themes. This update…
  • T-Mobile 5 GB for 5 Months for $10 on New iPad Air 2 with Apple SIM

    27 October 2014, 9:15 am by: Wayne Schulz

    The web is buzzing about the latest crop of iPad tablets (Air 2, Mini 3). The loudest chatter is about the SIM card included with the cellular models. For the first time Apple have included an Apple SIM which might be used interchangeably between  AT&T,…
  • Polaroid Cube Lifestyle Action Camera Is Small in Size, Big On Action

    26 October 2014, 3:00 pm by: Dan Cohen

    Every now and then an item comes in for review that surprises me and is far better than I expected it to be; that’s certainly the case with the Polaroid Cube action camera. This camera is under $100 and yet it performs surprisingly well and gets the job…
  • Travel with the VinniBag, and Get Your Wine Home Intact!

    26 October 2014, 2:00 pm by: Judie Lipsett Stanford

    It never fails: I travel somewhere that is known for its wine, and I find myself with a bottle to bring home. Packing the bottle safely can be tricky, though. I’ve had bottles break that were inside the bubble wrap bags that some wine stores sell, but I…

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