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  • Razor cases, Oil paintings, Bluetooth buttons and more – Weekly roundup

    28 March 2015, 2:00 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    It’s time for you to pull up a chair, settle in and catch up with everything we posted this week. Click through to see the full list of news, reviews and articles that were posted this past week. Reviews HelloNomad mobile products review Satechi Bluetooth…
  • Stack em long and far with the InfiniteUSB

    28 March 2015, 12:06 pm by: Larry Geisz

    USB ports, there are never enough on my laptop or desk top computer to keep all my connected items connected. I am always changing a cable here, unplugging a device there and can never seem to find the right cable for the job. The InfiniteUSB, a Kickstarter…
  • Magic-Pro ProMini Power Station 6T charges 6 devices using only one outlet

    28 March 2015, 10:43 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    The Magic-Pro ProMini Power Station 6T from Brando is a USB charger that can charge up to six devices at once while only using one outlet. The Magic-Pro ProMini Power Station 6T comes with five interchangeable plugs that will allow you to use this charger in…
  • Ivation Acoustix waterproof Bluetooth speaker review

    28 March 2015, 9:10 am by: Andy Chen

    As a rule, I don’t get that excited about Bluetooth speakers anymore unless there’s a feature that really grabs my attention.  The last waterproof Bluetooth speaker I reviewed was the NYNE Aqua floating Bluetooth speaker.  What’s so different about…
  • Cocoon makes their SLIM backpack available in leather

    28 March 2015, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    My husband has the Cocoon SLIM backpack, and he uses it daily.  It’s become his favorite gear bag because it’s comfortable to wear on his back even when loaded down with his 15″ work MacBook, his iPad, and various papers, cables, chargers, and other…
  • Miu Color 300 mL Aroma Diffuser Ultrasonic Humidifier review

    27 March 2015, 10:00 am by: Kathleen Chapman

    About a year ago, I hopped on the essential oils bandwagon because several people I know use them for health and wellness purposes. However, I simply enjoyed the aroma and so did my kids. I’ve since purchased two ultrasonic diffusers, both of which have had…
  • Pay tribute to Mr. Spock with this necklace

    27 March 2015, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    If he were still with us, Leonard Nimoy would have been 84 years old yesterday.  If you are one of the many fans of Mr. Nimoy and Mr. Spock, you might want to pay tribute to both of them with this beautiful necklace.  The pendant looks like a hand held in…
  • Amazon offers unlimited Cloud storage for any files for less than $5 a month or photos for less than…

    27 March 2015, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    Late last fall, we told you about a perk for Amazon’s Prime members, allowing them to store unlimited photos in the Cloud for free.  Well, Amazon has decided to extend the type of files you can store, and they are making the plan available to everyone at…
  • Julie’s gadget diary – I’ve been cheating on my MacBook with a Dell XPS 13 (part 2)

    26 March 2015, 2:37 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Several weeks ago I posted the first part of this article where I talked about how I would be using a Dell XPS 13 laptop instead of my 13″ MacBook Pro with retina display and 13″ MacBook Air for a week. To remind folks, I only use Macs at home. There are…
  • Tom Bihn, Rickshaw, Jawbone and more – Gadget review updates

    26 March 2015, 1:05 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Andy has been busy updating a dozen of his past reviews. This week’s review updates include bags, cases, mice and more. Click through to see Andy’s list of updated reviews and then scroll to the bottom of each of the listed reviews to read his newest…
  • A tortoise by another name… the Nendo Kame upright 55 carry on

    26 March 2015, 10:36 am by: Larry Geisz

    A decent set of luggage is almost paramount these days when doing extensive or long travel. While polycarbonate luggage is usually a little more durable and lighter, it often only comes in a clam shell design (basically the suitcase zippers down the middle and…
  • Waterfield Designs Razor Case review

    26 March 2015, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    I’ve mentioned before that my husband shaves with a vintage double-edged razor, and that I created a kit with his shaving gear and other toiletries for when he travels.  (Check the links at the end of this review to read more about his travel kit.)  In the…
  • Tokyoflash Japan announces the Satellite X

    26 March 2015, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    Tokyoflash Japan’s latest watch is the Kisai Satellite X Wood LED Watch.  The watch has a custom-designed dark sandalwood case with a protective clear coating and a dark mineral crystal lens.  Time is displayed on three interlocking rings that are read…
  • Satechi Aluminum Premium 4-Port USB Clamp Hub review

    25 March 2015, 10:00 am by: Bill Henderson

    I’ll admit up front: this review will be short. After all, it’s a USB hub. How exciting can that be? Well … the Satechi Aluminum Premium 4-Port USB Clamp Hub is at least interesting. Satechi—known for making almost any geek accessory imaginable—was…
  • Device charging end table for those of us who don’t use Qi wireless charging

    25 March 2015, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    We recently told you that Ikea has announced a line of furniture and lamps with built-in Qi chargers.  What about people who don’t use Qi charging?  We want nice things, too!  Well, Hammacher Schlemmer has a Device Charging End Table that has a built-in…
  • With Casetify, you can personalize Apple’s “most personal device ever”

    25 March 2015, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    There are multitudes of ways you can personalize Apple’s watch to suit your style with just the available cases and bands that Apple offers, but you’ll still know there are going to be multitudes of people out there with a watch just like yours.…
  • Can’t get a cellular signal where you are? Connect to a satellite instead.

    24 March 2015, 11:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    Do you spend a lot of time in areas that lack cellular service?  If you do, you can supplement your cell phone with SPOT.  Anytime you find yourself in a remote (or not so remote) area without a usable cellular signal, you can pair your phone to the SPOT…
  • Pixelist oil paintings review

    24 March 2015, 10:00 am by: Ryan Chapman

    Have you ever taken a picture and thought how wonderful it would be if you could recreate that picture as a piece of artwork? Unless you have an artist handy or are gifted with art skills yourself, the picture just stays a photograph. I’ve been happy to see…
  • MAGZET turns your 3.5mm audio jack into a magsafe style connection

    24 March 2015, 9:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Our smartphones and tablets continue to evolve with more memory, faster processors, larger displays, and better cameras, but have you ever considered the design of the audio jack? The 3.5mm jack that you plug your earbuds and headphones into hasn’t changed…
  • You’ll always know how much free space you have on these Lexar USB flash drives

    24 March 2015, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    These Lexar JumpDrive M10 Secure USB 3.0 flash drives have a little eInk screen on the front that constantly show you the amount of free space left in the drive.  Because they are USB 3.0 drives, they are up to 4x faster (up to 100MB/s read and 55MB/s write)…
  • 2015 spring gadget giveaway!

    23 March 2015, 5:35 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    It’s officially spring, so let’s celebrate with a Gadgeteer gadget giveaway! We are giving away 15 prizes for music lovers, fitness buffs, travelers and more.  We have a lot of good stuff to giveaway, so don’t waste any time, please click through to…
  • iMacompanion adds a USB port to your iMac right where you need one

    23 March 2015, 11:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    I loved my 27″ iMac for its sheer beauty and gorgeous display. But what I didn’t love was all the ports hidden on the back side of the computer. Although the location of the ports allowed the iMac to have a very clean look and design, accessing the ports…
  • Satechi Bluetooth Button Series (Home Button) review

    23 March 2015, 10:00 am by: Andy Chen

    Recently, Julie and I reviewed the iBolt Command Remote, a Bluetooth button that you can control various aspects of your smartphone.  It was okay, but had some shortcomings especially for the iOS version.  Today, I’ve got the Satechi Bluetooth Button…
  • Clean your camera lens, smartphone screen, and other delicate devices with this kit

    23 March 2015, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    For some reason, ThinkGeek calls this the Smartphone Kit of Perpetual Cleaning.  It’s not just for cleaning smartphones, though.  You can clean any of your devices with delicate glass parts, such as your camera lenses, as well as binoculars, telescopes,…
  • Stop washing your clothes. SWASH them instead!

    23 March 2015, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    Washing clothes can make the fabric pill and the colors fade.  Dry cleaning your clothes is costly and inconvenient.  Of course, you need cleaned clothes, so what do you do?  You could use the SWASH Express Clothing Care System instead.  Hang one or two…

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