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  • iBolt Command Remote review

    2 March 2015, 10:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    The iBolt Command Remote is a stand alone button that can be programmed to perform a variety of functions for iOS and Android devices. The button is powered by a coin cell battery and pairs with your phone using Bluetooth. Andy Chen and I decided to do a dual…
  • IKEA announces new products with Qi chargers built in

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

    IKEA just announced they will be introducing a new line of bedside tables, lamps, and desks with Qi chargers built-in.  The wireless charging furnishings will be available in Europe and North America beginning this April, with global availability soon after.…
  • Keep your mobile devices All Together Now

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

    This leather sleeve from Levenger is a great way to carry and protect a tablet, phone, cables, cards and currency, and the other small things you need throughout your day.  The All Together Now sleeve has a large compartment that can hold most tablets.…
  • Samsung embraces dual curves with the new Galaxy S6 Edge

    1 March 2015, 5:13 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Today in Barcelona, Spain at the 2015 Mobile World Congress convention, Samsung took the wraps off of two new Galaxy smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. These two devices feature a metal chassis, glass on the front and back, and a 5.1…
  • Write the story of your life with Moleskine’s new Chapters journals collection

    1 March 2015, 12:00 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    These new new journals from Moleskine have 96 – 128 pages and five to seven chapters depending on the notebook’s size. Chapters notebooks are available in a slim pocket size that is 3 x 5.5 inches, slim medium which is 3.75 x 7 inches and the largest size…
  • Master & Dynamic MH40 headphone review

    1 March 2015, 10:30 am by: Bill Henderson

    To say that we are in the golden age of headphones is an understatement. There’s never been a better time to find excellent sounding headphones in almost every price range, especially the higher-priced headphones. When you include the countless names…
  • Neurio turns your house into a smart home with just one sensor

    1 March 2015, 9:18 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    If the thoughts of turning your “dumb” home into a smart home sounds appealing but also too expensive and too daunting, consider Neurio. Instead of connecting individual sensors to all of your main appliances, Neurio is one sensor that installs into your…
  • Trim your trees without needing a ladder to reach the high branches

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

    Whether you’re cleaning out broken branches from the recent winter storms or planning to clean up and shape some trees this spring, the Sun Joe Electric Multi-Angle Telescopic Pole Chain Saw might help you with your work.  This Sun Joe saw has a 6.5A motor…
  • VicoVation dashcam, Brazen coffeemaker, RIP Spock and more – Weekly roundup

    28 February 2015, 9:03 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    It’s Saturday night, which means it’s time to catch up on all news, reviews and articles that we posted in the last seven days. Click through to view a list of all of our reviews, articles and news from the past week. Reviews VicoVation Vico-Marcus 4…
  • Rest in peace Leonard Nimoy “Mr. Spock”

    28 February 2015, 11:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    There are few people, real or fictional, who end up becoming a part of our global culture. Leonard Nimoy was such a person. He portrayed first officer Mr. Spock, a half Vulcan, half human, in the original Star Trek series which aired from 1966 – 1969.…
  • Inateck USB 3.0 to SATA Converter Adapter review

    28 February 2015, 10:00 am by: Greg Carter

    My overflowing drawer of semi-obsolete computer parts and cables contains a number of hard drives from old computers. I hold on to them partly to keep any personal data under my control, but also because “you never know” when I might need to recover that…
  • Digit allows you to save money easily for emergencies, retirement, or whatever you need

    28 February 2015, 9:00 am by: Kathleen Chapman

    According to a poll from Bankrate.com, over 30% of Americans are not saving for retirement. If you are among them, you may find Digit to be just what you need to get started. By linking the Digit service to your checking account, every few days it will analyze…
  • A stylus that does only one thing is so passe!

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

    The Upwrite stylus does more than just allow you to write and swipe on a capacitive touchscreen.  You can also twist the stylus point to open up the end of the stylus.  Hook the opening over the side of your phone, and the Upwrite becomes a kickstand.…
  • Instant audio quality upgrade for your devices with this tiny amplifier

    27 February 2015, 12:00 pm by: Kathleen Chapman

    I long for the perfect smartphone. You know, the one that has awesome battery life, a high resolution camera that takes clear pictures in low light, and fantastic audio quality to blow you away. I recently upgraded my phone to a Nexus 6, but found one of the…
  • TYLT VÜ Wireless Charging Car Mount review

    27 February 2015, 10:00 am by: Dave Rees

    I truly believe charging your devices without having to plug them in is a great feature and the way of the future, that all cellphone/smart device manufactures should embrace. The TYLT VÜ wireless charger was one of my favorite review/tech products of 2014.…
  • Wicked Cool Toys makes every day a Girl Scouts Cookie day!

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

    Never again will you have to wait months until you can sink your teeth into a Thin Mints cookie!  This fall, Wicked Cool Toys will introduce a Girl Scouts Cookie Oven and refill packs so you can bake your own Girl Scouts Cookies anytime you want.  The oven…
  • Bellroy makes the perfect go-to-lunch wallet

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

    The Carry Out Wallet from Bellroy is a slim leather wallet that can hold most everything you need for a day doing errands or a travel day.  The Carry Out is 8.2″ X 4.3″, and it has room for 6-16+ cards inside.  There’s room for currency and coins,…
  • Col Littleton leather, SureFire Flashlights and more – Gadget review updates

    26 February 2015, 11:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    This week Dave Rees adds updates to six of his past reviews to let us know how the products are still working for him. Click through to see his list of updated reviews and then scroll to the bottom of each of the listed reviews to read his latest update. Col.…
  • Allure Energy knows when you’re heading home and starts warming the house

    26 February 2015, 10:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    When I upgraded my old fashioned “dumb” thermostat to a programmable / smartphone controllable thermostat a few years ago, it was a huge leap in convenience because I was able to program it to automatically turn the furnace down while I was at work during…
  • Brazen Plus Variable Temperature Pulse Brew System coffeemaker review

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

    It seems that everybody I know has a single-cup coffeemaker these days.  Some have espresso machines, some have coffee machines, but everybody seems to have gone the single cup route.  That’s great when you only drink a cup or two a day, but it’s not so…
  • 2-in-1 charging cable works for the divided Apple/Android household

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

    My family is actually an all-Apple household, but we have mophie juice pack cases for our iPhones, so we need both Lightning and microUSB cables for charging our various devices.  These F-Color cables would work great in my gear bag and even for my nightstand…
  • Aluminyze Photo Printing (2015) review

    25 February 2015, 10:00 am by: Andy Chen

    Roughly two years ago, I reviewed Aluminyze’s photo printing product:  My own digital image printed on sturdy aluminum.  At the time, I chose a glossy finish.  I was given an opportunity to try something different. As before, there are only a few simple…
  • Pinpoint your travels in 3D

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

    Marking your travels by sticking a pushpin into a flat paper map is so passe!  Now you can mark your past and future travels directly on this 10” cork globe illustrated with simplified but clearly drawn continents and countries.  The globe is supported on…
  • Levenger’s compact laptop work station converts to a standing work station

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

    If you’d like to have a convertible sit-to-stand desk for your home but don’t have a lot of room to dedicate to a work station, Levenger’s Sit-to-Stand Rolling Workstation should be considered.  Like many of the laptop work desks I’ve seen at…
  • Keep your gear organized with WaterField Designs new Padded Gear Pouch

    24 February 2015, 4:39 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    I’ve carried a WaterField Designs pouch in my EDC for many years now. I love the quality of their bags, wallets and zippered cases. I just found out that they have added a new pouch to their line up. It’s the Padded Gear Pouch and it’s available in black…

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