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  • You’ll need to solemnly swear you are up to no good if you use this Marauder’s Map case

    19 September 2014, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    Fans of Harry Potter are sure to find the Marauder’s Map case of interest.  The BeanBeanCase shop at Etsy offers this case in sizes to fit: iPhone 5/5s, iPhone 5C, iPhone 4/4S, Moto X, Samsung  Note 3, Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, and S5, and even the new iPhone…
  • Here’s the perfect tool for eating ramen!

    19 September 2014, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    Unlike a spork with just the suggestion of fork tines on the front of the spoon’s bowl, the Ramen Spoon/Fork has a spoon bowl with actual tines sticking off the front.  MOMA says this fork is designed for eating ramen noodles.  It was designed for MOMA…
  • USB connectors are now reversible like Apple’s Lightning connectors

    19 September 2014, 7:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Say what you will about Apple’s choice to use proprietary cables with their devices instead of generic micro USB cables, but their Lightning connectors are one of their best innovations. Lightning connectors can be inserted in either orientation making them…
  • The complete iOS8 and Swift course lets you learn by building 15 real world apps

    18 September 2014, 4:15 pm by: Janet Cloninger

    Have you ever had a great idea for an app?  Something that you’d love to have on your iPhone or iPad, but you have no idea how to write it yourself nor how to approach a company with your idea?  Even if you did find a company to write it for you, you’d…
  • Bumpies smartphone corner protector review

    18 September 2014, 3:00 pm by: Andy Chen

    When it comes to a minimalistic approach to protecting your smartphone, Bumpies takes the cake.  These stick-on plastic bits promise all-around protection with as little bulk as possible.  How does it work? Click all photos for a full size image. Exceeds…
  • Gadget deals – Save $470 on a Dell XPS 11″ convertible ultrabook

    18 September 2014, 2:16 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    I can’t believe I’m going to admit this to the gadget world, but my next computer for home might not be a Mac. I am seriously considering going back to a Windows laptop. Shocking? A little… But we recently received brand new computers at my day job…
  • Make your mark on the PC gaming world with the Logitech G910 OrionSpark RGB keyboard

    18 September 2014, 11:00 am by: Larry Geisz

    In the world of PC gaming a tenth of a second can literally be the difference between life and death. The folks at Logitech know this and have come up with their latest gaming keyboard: the Logitech G910 Orion Spark RGB mechanical gaming keyboard. The G910…
  • Moose Brand wallets review

    18 September 2014, 10:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    I’ve never done drugs or gotten high unless you count snorting the addictive smell of these gorgeous leather wallets from Moose Brand. Hand me anything made of leather and I automatically bring it up to my nose for a sniff. Ahhhhh… There’s something…
  • This surge protector has a built-in portable backup battery

    18 September 2014, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    The Pickup Power from Quirky does the job done by most other power strips – it protects your attached devices from power surges.  It has three AC outlets and 1080 joules of surge protection.  The protection sounds good, but three outlets seem a little…
  • booq says their new Taipan shock backpack is shockingly good looking

    18 September 2014, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    booq has a new backpack that they think is perfect for professionals.  The Taipan shock bag is made of 1680D tri-weave polyester exterior fabric with a water-repellent coating; the embossed red interior fabric makes it easier to find items stored inside.…
  • Creative Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speaker review

    17 September 2014, 3:30 pm by: Bill Henderson

    I’ve been reviewing a few Bluetooth speakers lately and while some are copy-cat versions that show little imagination in design or audio quality, others are unique enough to garner attention. The Creative Sound Blaster Roar speaker falls into that unique…
  • Gadget deals – Save $$’s on iTunes gift cards, Sony PS4, Dell & HP desktops and more

    17 September 2014, 2:35 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    As always, these deals and coupon codes are only valid for a limited time. If you see something you’re interested in act quickly to avoid being disappointed. Top Deal Ends soon! $100 iTunes Gift Card for $75 only. Laptops 13.3″ Apple MacBook Pro Core i5…
  • ConvertAHangers add a hook to annoying hookless hotel hangers

    17 September 2014, 11:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Do the anti-theft style hangers that you find in hotel closets annoy you because they can’t be removed to hang your clothing on a door knob or shower rod due to the fact that they don’t have an actual hook on top? Here’s a solution for you, it’s the…
  • Aukey Luna wireless charging dock review

    17 September 2014, 10:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Ever since I bought a Qi wireless charger for my Samsung Galaxy S3, I’ve become a Qi snob. I even hacked my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to add that capability to it. Now if a smartphone doesn’t have the ability to charge wirelessly, I’m not interested in…
  • Carry a chainsaw in your pocket

    17 September 2014, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    You’ll be ready to take down a tree at a moment’s notice with the Pocket Chainsaw in your gear kit.  The chain has 124 bi-directional teeth, and it’s made of high strength, heat-treated steel – specially coated for rust resistance.  It’s 28″…
  • With the Magic Tap, even young children can pour themselves a drink without making a mess

    17 September 2014, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    If you have young children who have reached that “I can do it myself” age, you know what a time bomb a gallon jug of milk can be. Install a Magic Tap Automatic Drink Dispenser on the milk jug, and even young children can dispense milk or other beverage…
  • Gadget deals – Save $370 on a Lenovo Y40 gaming laptop

    16 September 2014, 2:54 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    The old saying “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” isn’t a lie. Playing video games can be a great way to relieve tension and relax after a hard day working in the old office cube farm and other jobs. To help you get the most fun possible you…
  • Misfit announces new more affordable Misfit Flash activity tracker

    16 September 2014, 11:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Coming days after announcing compatibility with Windows Phone devices, Misfit has now released a new activity tracker called the Flash. The Flash sticks with the unique circular design of their popular Misfit Shine tracker, but this one comes in with a price…
  • Zagg rugged folio for the Apple iPad mini review

    16 September 2014, 10:00 am by: Bill Kuch

    I enjoy my iPad mini, but I worry about dropping it or otherwise damaging the unit when I travel.  Also, it serves most of my needs, but there are still occasions where I need to set up a laptop to write a review or extended emails.  Now, with the rugged…
  • Never trip over your tent’s guy lines at night again

    16 September 2014, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    These tent stakes are made of 6000 series aluminum, so they are built to last.  The UCO StakeLights also have an LED light that marks the perimeter of your tent with light and makes the location of the guy lines clearly visible.  The LED is encased in…
  • ChiqueFabrique makes beautiful leather cases for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and other smart phones

    16 September 2014, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    I’m in love with the embossed red leather iPhone pouch and cross-body phone pouch from ChiqueFabrique.  This Etsy shop, which ships worldwide from Gilbert, Arizona, makes beautiful, simple phone cases and bags.  The cross-body phone pouch (top and bottom…
  • Gadget deals – Save on an iPad Air, ASUS Chromebook, HTC One M8 and more

    15 September 2014, 12:51 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Today we’re going to help you save money on smartphones like the HTC One M8, tablets like the Apple iPad Air, laptop computers like the ASUS C200MA Chromebook, desktop computers like the Lenovo Z40 mini tower, IPS monitors like the 24″ Dell UP2414Q…
  • The Cardiff Skate Company S1 skate review

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

    Skate technology has come a long way since the first patented version of roller skates from the 1760’s. Things like polyurethane wheels over steel wheels, strap on skates over lace up boot skates and four wheel inline over the quad version skate. So,…
  • The Nokero bulb is the “world’s only solar light bulb”

    15 September 2014, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    I don’t know if this is the world’s only solar light bulb, but the Nokero Solar Light Bulb certainly looks useful for off-grid situations.  It charges its AA-sized NiMH batteries with a high-efficiency solar panel, and it can provide 6+ hours of 13.5…
  • You need a custom-made wood dock for your new iPhone 6 Plus

    15 September 2014, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    WedgeDock, an Etsy shop, is offering a custom-made wood dock for the new iPhone 6 Plus.  Each dock is individually handmade in their small workshop in the USA.  It’s cut from a solid block of mahogany, and it has a no-tip design.  It works with the…

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