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  • Julie’s gadget diary – A few days with the iPhone 6

    20 October 2014, 5:45 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Last week Janet posted a great review of the iPhone 6 Plus. Go check it out of you haven’t read it yet. Verizon Wireless was nice enough to send me the smaller iPhone 6 to try out for a few days. Instead of writing a traditional review, I thought I would do…
  • DIY Project: Dropcam Pro outdoor enclosure

    20 October 2014, 10:00 am by: Dave Rees

    It is not that the Logitech Alert video surveillance system we use has become all that long in the tooth. It still works well enough. The fact is I want/need to expand my coverage and their outdoor cameras are difficult to get ahold of and surprisingly…
  • Do GameDay Right™ with LG, the official corporate partner of NCAA® Football [Sponsored post]

    20 October 2014, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    Post sponsored by Lunchbox but all opinions are my own. It’s autumn, and that means cooler weather, kids are in school, and college football is in season.  Do you know what the above collegiate teams all have in common?  The University of Georgia, Ohio…
  • ARCHOS VR Glasses + smartphone = immerse VR experience

    20 October 2014, 8:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Due next month, affordable ARCHOS VR Glasses paired with an Android, Windows Phone or iOS smartphone up to 6 inches will provide users with a lightweight virtual reality experience that will transform games and movies into fun and educational adventures that…
  • KidFit is an activity tracker just for kids

    19 October 2014, 2:55 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Activity trackers are very popular right now. Every tech company under the sun seems to be announcing a new tracker every week or so. These trackers are almost exclusively designed for adults, but younger kids can definitely benefit from motivation to get more…
  • TYLT Energi+ Backpack review

    19 October 2014, 10:00 am by: Ryan Chapman

    Since I travel frequently, I am always searching for the perfect backpack. Finding the balance between size, comfort, and usability is the biggest challenge. The TYLT Energi+ backpack looks to be not only comfortable, but convenient, so when I was offered to…
  • The Linnstrument from Roger Linn Design…the holy grail of expressive controllers?

    19 October 2014, 9:00 am by: Mark Rosengarten

    Synthesizers have been around for a long, long time and many efforts have been made to turn them into expressive, virtuoso performing machines.  Ribbons, X/Y pads and pitch/mod wheels have long been a staple for keyboardists but they all have one glitch…the…
  • iPhone 6 coverage, dashcams, security cams and more – Weekly roundup

    18 October 2014, 7:00 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Here’s a full listing of all the news, reviews and articles that we posted this week in case you you might have missed something. Grab a snack and a beverage and get reading! Reviews BlueAnt PUMP HD Sportsbuds Waterproof Wireless Headphones review Allett…
  • This bent iPhone 6 costume totally wins Halloween

    18 October 2014, 11:05 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    With less than two weeks until Halloween, you’re quickly running out of time to figure out what you’re going to dress up as for the holiday parties you’ll be attending. Dracula and Ironman are so 2013, so here’s an idea that is not only funny, but…
  • Kontrol Freek FPS Freek Justice review

    18 October 2014, 10:00 am by: Larry Geisz

    If you are a video gamer you know we are all looking for that competitive edge. You don’t have to be a hardcore gamer to want to perform well while playing your favorite games. Kontrol Freek knows this and have developed a whole line devices that attached to…
  • bottleLoft magnetically helps save fridge space

    18 October 2014, 9:00 am by: Andy Jacobs

    Having a full fridge is actually a good problem to have, right? It probably means we aren’t going hungry. But not having enough space in your fridge can be a bit frustrating at times. Brian Conti, creator of the successfully funded Strong Like Bull Magnets…
  • Will.you.buy an i.amPULS?

    17 October 2014, 2:47 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    will.i.am (I find it really annoying to type his name that way) is a well known musician who makes top selling music with his band the Black Eyed Peas, but is he the new leader of what he calls fashionology with his new i.amPULS cuff? Notice I didn’t call it…
  • Bent iPhone 6 Plus? There’s a tool for that. Really.

    17 October 2014, 12:05 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    I know that it might look like a medieval torture device, but what you see here is the gTool: Panel Press. It’s a specially designed tool created for the sole purpose of straightening out bent iPhones. No I’m not kidding. Shortly after the new iPhone 6…
  • Bomber Barrel is a durable, functional, minimal duffel bag & accessories

    17 October 2014, 11:07 am by: Andy Jacobs

    The duffel bag has been done and re-done since it became a staple of military luggage—and later gym bags—forever ago. Crowdfunded Bomber Barrel was designed to improve on the classic. While it retains the recognizable cylindrical shape of the duffel bag,…
  • Braven BRV-X Bluetooth speaker review

    17 October 2014, 10:00 am by: Bill Henderson

    I have reviewed a few speakers from Braven and am consistently impressed with a build quality that matches their audio quality. While the 600 speaker was impressive for its size (there’s that caveat again), the 850 speaker was stunning in both its power and…
  • The Pronto battery pack stores enough power to recharge an iPhone in only 5 minutes

    16 October 2014, 4:34 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    We all love our gadgets, but keeping them charged isn’t a fun chore. Especially when you’re mobile and not near a power outlet. The guys from Power Practical who brought us the PowerPot are back with a new crowdfunding project for a product called the…
  • Protect your new iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 with this new slip case from WaterField Designs

    16 October 2014, 3:30 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Apple introduced the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 tablets today. Are you planning to order one? If so, you’ll probably want a case to protect it. Consider the new iPad Outback Slip Case from WaterField Designs. This case is available for both iPads and…
  • The Spire activity tracker knows when you’re stressed

    16 October 2014, 10:36 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    I have a fascination with activity trackers. I’m definitely not an athlete, but I still enjoy tracking my steps and other fitness information as a way to monitor how active I am or usually how active I’m not. I’ve reviewed so many trackers that I’ve…
  • iBolt X-Pro Dock Connect review

    16 October 2014, 9:30 am by: Mark Rosengarten

    I love my GPS.  It goes everywhere I go and I depend on it more than I’d really like to admit.  With the advent of the GPS-equipped smartphone, we have the option to use apps like Google Maps and Navigation to stand in for a GPS.  Convergence, right? …
  • Tiny solar car never runs out of power as long as the sun is shining

    16 October 2014, 8:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Small RC cars are fun to play with as long as the battery doesn’t drain. Having to recharge them every time you want a few minutes of play time can be a hassle. This tiny solar car never runs out of juice as long as the sun is shining. It’s a 4-wheeled car…
  • Would you pay $20 for a gadget that cleans smudges and fingerprints off your touchscreen?

    15 October 2014, 12:50 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    If you own a smartphone or a tablet it’s almost a sure thing that you have smudges and fingerprints on the touchscreen. Most of us rub the device on our pant leg or grab a tissue to polish off the nasty smears. If that way of dealing with this issue is just…
  • Misfit’s new Technical Tee holds the unique activity tracker in a special pocket

    15 October 2014, 11:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Misfit Wearables, makers of the popular disc shaped Misfit Shine activity tracker, just announced the new Technical Tee. This high-performance shirt comes in sizes for both men and women and features a special pocket on the sleeve that has been specially…
  • Swann Secure Wi-Fi HD monitoring system review

    15 October 2014, 10:00 am by: Larry Geisz

    Everyone wants to be more secure in their home. One way we achieve this is by the use of security cameras. Wired security cameras have been around for a long, long time, but all in one wireless systems are more recent to the market. Swann who has been selling…
  • Add a Qi wireless charging cover to your iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

    15 October 2014, 9:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    One of my must-have features whenever I’m shopping for a new phone is Qi wireless charging. This feature is becoming more common on Android smartphones, but Apple hasn’t added it to their iPhones yet, even the brand new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus do not…
  • Saddleback Leather Company now offering dog collars that will last longer than you and Fido

    15 October 2014, 8:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Over the years we’ve reviewed quite a few bags, wallets and covers from Saddleback Leather Company. Leather products from Saddleback are well known for their high quality construction, rugged good looks and their motto: “They’ll fight over it when…

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