Janet Cloninger

juice-pack-car-dock

Well, without plugging a cable into the phone or case, anyway.  The juice pack car dock from mophie attaches to your car's windshield or dash with suction cups, and you'll plug its cable into your car's power outlet.  When you mount your iPhone 5 or 5s (that's cased in a mophie juice pack case) into [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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bluesmart-suitcase

The Bluesmart carryon is actively seeking funding on indiegogo, although it's already raised more than 650% of its funding goal with 33 days left in the funding period.  This piece of luggage connects to your smartphone via an app and tells you all about itself and your travel - and it charges your devices, too. [...]

Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear
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scottevest-2-pocket-underwear

It will take a special, ultra-determined, and skillful pickpocket to snag your phone or passport while they are stored in these SCOTTeVEST Travel Boxers.  The underwear is made of a nylon/lycra blend with Aegis Microbe Shield, an "antimicrobial treatment that inhibits the growth of microbes, such as bacteria, mold, and mildew that can cause stains, [...]

Posted in: Gear, News
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incase-sling-bag-for-ipad

Years ago, when the iPad first was released, I reviewed the Incase Travel Kit Plus for iPad and found it was perfect for carrying the iPad, Apple Bluetooth keyboard, cables and chargers, and the included stand.  Well, perfect if it only had a shoulder strap, in my opinion.  Incase has updated the iPad travel kit [...]

Posted in: Bags, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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nova-blox-backup-battery

Juno Power offers the new Nova BLOX backup batteries.  They are cased in a smooth-finish aluminum shell that Juno Power says is about half the size of the palm of a hand.  Inside, they store 4000mAh of power that can give you hours of extra power for your phone or other USB-chargeable device.  The Nova [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
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tokyoflash-kisai-adjust-wood

The new Kisai Adjust Wood watch from Tokyoflash Japan lets you select from six colors for the LED display, choose 12- or 24-hour time mode, and select whether the time is displayed horizontally or vertically.  It also has date, alarm, and animation functions.  The case and band are made of either dark sandalwood or maple; [...]

Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks
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spigen-air-skin

Spigen's Air Skin cases for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are only 0.4mm thick and weigh only 4 grams and 6 grams, respectively.  That's hardly bulkier than a sticker skin, but the Air Skin cases are made using a new technology which compresses polycarbonate "to a stable form that can protect a device [...]

Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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Blogger_580x380c_v2

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 State University, University of Texas, Arizona State University, University of Michigan, University [...]

Posted in: News
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travelon-slim-pouch

The Anti-Theft Classic Slim Pouch from Travelon looks perfect for keeping your cards, passport, and a phone with you while you travel.  The bag has a quick-access phone pocket on the front and a small zippered pocket for cash or small items.  The main zipper compartment can be locked to prevent easy access to the [...]

Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear
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zazz-bluetooth-speaker-powerbank

The ZAZZ Style Bluetooth speaker is only 4.7" X 2.6" X 1.6" and half a pound, but it packs a lot of functionality.  It has a 3W RMS speaker for playing back your music from a Bluetooth source or from a device connected to the ZAZZ speaker with a 3.5mm audio cable.  It has a [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
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heated-luggage

ThermalStrike Heated Luggage promises to be the only luggage that kills bedbugs, so you don't bring any unwanted little hangers-on home from trips.  I hear stories every week about how bad bedbug infestations are to eliminate and how this place or that place is infested.  You don't always know what hotels to avoid to prevent [...]

Posted in: News, Travel Gear
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thinkgeek-planet-plates

ThinkGeek has a set of plates designed by Leah Yael Levy that feature a planet from our solar system on each plate.  The Planetary Plates are 10" in diameter.  They are made of melamine, so they aren't microwave safe.  (There's a bit of confusion as to whether they are dishwasher safe.)  You get a set of [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
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blue-ant-pump-hd-sportsbuds-4

When my daughter first envisioned herself at college this year, she saw herself zipping around campus on her bike, listening to music as she rides to class with a cool wind in her hair.  She found out that it was hot and humid with no cool winds, the path was uphill on her way to all her [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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ebay-phone

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of eBay. All opinions are 100% mine. We recently posted a couple of buying guides featuring products easily found on eBay.  The first guide covered gear bags and accessories for the college student.  The second one covered outfitting your home and yourself for emergencies. In [...]

Posted in: News
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iphone-6-plus-review-1

Although I stayed up until 3:00am ET to pre-order my iPhone 6 Plus from Verizon and got my order in within 8 minutes, I still was horrified to see that I could expect my new phone on October 14 instead of September 19!  I got lucky and received my 6 Plus earlier than expected, and [...]

Posted in: Featured Items, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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keyport-slide-new-designs

Keyport recently announced the addition of new carbon fiber designs at their customers' requests.  They have two different hydro-dipped twill weave carbon fiber patterns in silver (left) and gold (middle).  While checking out their new designs, I found they also have a new pattern called Zombie.  I like to think this one celebrates the return of The Walking Dead [...]

Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
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vornado-vfan

Vornado fans have been around since 1945, and while the style looks very much the same today, the materials used in the fans have changed over the years.  Vornado fans use their signature "Vortex Technology to provide complete circulation of all the air throughout a room.  Twin air cones and a deep-pitched propeller compress and move [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
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blackout-buddy-h2o

I recently reviewed the Eton Blackout Buddy, which is a combination night light, emergency pathway lighting, and flashlight in one compact unit.  It's a great way to have a flashlight in your home with constantly charged batteries when you need one.  Eton's new Blackout Buddy H2O is a perfect flashlight for your emergency kit in [...]

Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear, Pocket Gear
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drink-ink-glass-identifiers

I've seen various "charms" that help you keep up with which glass belongs to whom at parties, but most of them only work with stemmed glasses.  What if you aren't having wine?  How do you identify your soda glass or beer stein or your coffee cup?  It won't be a problem with the Drink Ink [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
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verus-slide-case-iphone-6-6-plus

If you need to carry just an ID card and one other card with your phone, you don't need a huge wallet case.  These Verus Damda Slide cases for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have a panel that slides open on the back to expose a compartment with just enough room for two cards. [...]

Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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