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  • Healthy snacks, Misfit Flash, Eddie Bauer jacket, Ozobot and more – Weekly roundup

    31 January 2015, 4:00 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    We posted 8 reviews, 2 articles and 16 news posts this week. Did you get a chance to read them all? If not, click through to view the full list of this week’s gadget news and reviews. Reviews Fit Snack monthly snack box review iDroid 2-in-1 Lightning +…
  • Going brighter and saving money with CREE bulbs #sponsored

    31 January 2015, 2:39 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Every few months my power company Duke Energy sends me a letter that shows how my home’s energy usage compares to other houses in my area. It’s like getting a report card from the electric company and let’s just say that my grade point average hasn’t…
  • Coolstream Car Chat+ Bluetooth Dual USB Car Charger Kit review

    31 January 2015, 10:00 am by: Steve Holt

    I have a Swiss Army knife, which is pretty darn useful.  It is useful not only because it is small and easy to carry, it is also extremely useful because of all the things it can do.  So when I saw the Coolstream Car Chat+ I thought about my Swiss Army…
  • Bang & Olufsen work their design magic on headphones

    31 January 2015, 9:00 am by: Bill Henderson

    Bang & Olufsen has always been about style as well as sound. Nothing else looks like a B&O product—nothing. You can spot them a mile away. As we transition into a world of personal listening, nothing has changed the B&O philosophy—to evoke senses (their…
  • Mount your tablet or phone almost anywhere with the Neutron S

    31 January 2015, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    With the Neutron S, you can hang your phone or tablet (under 1 pound) in your car, on your computer, on the wall, or even on the fridge.  The Neutron S is a small square of machined aerospace aluminum with a shielded permanent neodymium magnet which will…
  • Nike+ FuelBand, HuMn Wallet, Altego backback Thecus NAS server and more – Gadget review updates

    30 January 2015, 3:18 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Click through for this week’s list of updated reviews. Each update is at the bottom of the listed review, so just click and then scroll down to find out if each product turned out to be a keeper or a clunker. Nike+ FuelBand review by Larry Geisz Michi…
  • Control lights, music and more with your Misfit Flash

    30 January 2015, 11:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    The affordable Misfit Flash activity tracker will soon have the ability to control your favorite apps and smart hardware by double or triple pressing its button face. Wearable controls for the Flash were demoed earlier this month at CES and will include…
  • Eddie Bauer MicroTherm StormDown Jacket review

    30 January 2015, 10:00 am by: Andy Jacobs

    Living in the Midwest, we get more than our fair share of inclement weather. As I type this, in January, it is -8 F air temp with -27 F wind chill. Brisk, baby. Well, more like painful. I’ve tried many types of winter coats over the years, but I hadn’t…
  • Holster your iPhone 6 Plus for quick draws!

    30 January 2015, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    Still avoiding keeping your iPhone 6 Plus in your pants pockets?  Maybe clipping the phone to your belt would work for you.  With the Seidio Spring-Clip Holster for iPhone 6 Plus, your phone will always be at hand.  This holster has a felt lining to…
  • SlatePro Special Edition desk has a place for everything

    30 January 2015, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    About a year after introducing the SlatePro desk, iSkelter is introducing the SlatePro Special Edition – Personal TechDesk.  This desk can be customized to make it your perfect workstation.  You can choose to have ventilation holes drilled in the desktop…
  • Julie’s gadget diary – January 2015 EDC update

    29 January 2015, 12:55 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    I can’t believe that it’s been almost 2 years since I posted my EDC setup. Time sure flies when you’re having fun reviewing gadgets! I recently decided that it’s time to downsize the gear that I carry with me everyday because my bag has been gaining…
  • SPINE eyeglasses frames review

    29 January 2015, 10:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    The optical lenses in our eyeglasses have evolved over the years to include bifocals, scratch protection, progressive bifocals, automatic tinting in the sun and more. But the frames that hold these lenses have changed very little over time. Yes, the styles…
  • These headphones convert to speakers, or is it speakers that convert to headphones?

    29 January 2015, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    If you’re tired of having to switch between headphones when you need to keep a quiet environment to speakers when a group will be listening, just buy a pair of Convertible Headphone Speakers.  They look like normal over-the-ear, wired headphones, and they…
  • Keep your beer chilled – winter or summer – without using electricity or ice

    29 January 2015, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    If you always want to have up to 24 cold beers on hand, dig a hole in your yard and plant a eCool beer cooler.  The eCool was invented by four guys from Mors, a small island in northern Denmark, and each cooler is hand-assembled there, too.  The eCool is…
  • Misfit Flash review

    28 January 2015, 10:00 am by: Larry Geisz

    Another year and more fitness bands to review, or that’s how it seems. The truth is, I did not plan on doing another fitness band review anytime soon. I bought a Misfit Flash on sale to replace my now defunct Nike FuelBand and since Julie had reviewed its…
  • This leather wallet and iPhone 6 case is Apple-Pay compatible

    28 January 2015, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    This handmade Leather Wallet with iPhone 6 Case has space for cash, five credit cards, and another pocket for ID or business cards.  It’s made of top-quality Italian cowhide and measures 5.75″ x 3.7″ x 0.55″.  The pocket for the iPhone 6 is lined…
  • Turn a Mason canning jar into an emergency solar light

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

    Replace the lid of a normal Mason canning jar with a Solar Lid Light, and you’ll have an emergency lantern you can use indoors or outdoors.  The lid has a water-resistant solar panel and rechargeable (and replaceable) batteries to power the bright LED…
  • @Ozobot is a color reading robot for kids #ozobot #Lucky7 #ad

    27 January 2015, 4:58 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Ozobot. All opinions are 100% mine. As a parent, you quickly realize your child can learn important lessons and skills through playing.  Toys don’t have to look like homework to help you learn.  They can…
  • Innovative Care Air Professional iPad Air 1 and 2 Case with Shoulder Strap review

    27 January 2015, 10:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    The iPad is great to have with you when you know you’ll be spending some time waiting.  You can read, surf, play games, or even get some work done while you’re waiting for your appointment.  When you travel with the tablet, though, you like to be sure…
  • Havok Watch is classic rugged style, lightweight case and won’t break the bank

    27 January 2015, 9:00 am by: Andy Jacobs

    I’m a fan of watches, and of the crowdfunding site Kickstarter. Over the past several years, there have been many great-looking watches on Kickstarter, from burly dive watches to complex smartwatches. Now Elliot Havok, who has run several successful…
  • Your original Dropcam is going to stop working on April 15th

    27 January 2015, 8:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    I almost freaked out when I found an email from Dropcam in my inbox yesterday afternoon telling me that as an owner of an original Dropcam or Dropcam Echo, that my camera was no longer going to be supported and will stop working on April 15th. That was the…
  • iDroid 2-in-1 Lightning + Micro USB Cable review

    26 January 2015, 10:00 am by: Bill Kuch

    If you’re like me, you may have devices that have different power/data connections, the most common being the Apple Lightening connector and the more standard µUSB connector.  In my case I have an iPad mini and a Moto G phone, both of which I carry with me…
  • Gramovox has the cure for the ordinary speaker

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

    If you’re tired of rectangular Bluetooth speakers, check out the back-to-the-future look of the Bluetooth Gramophone.  This speaker has a high-quality steel horn mounted in a walnut base.  It connects to Android, iOS, or other Bluetooth-enabled devices,…
  • HexStyli pen has six tools in one small package

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

    The Olixar HexStyli 6-in-1 Stylus Pen  provides you with both a pen and a capacitive stylus, as you’d expect.  It also has a ruler etched on one side in inches and another in millimeters on another for quick measurements, and it has a bubble level in the…
  • Fit Snack monthly snack box review

    25 January 2015, 10:18 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Did you make a new year’s resolution to eat better and get fit? Yeah me too. So far I’m doing pretty good but there are times when I want a snack it’s tough to find something healthy – especially if I’m at work. Vending machines are a no go zone for…

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