Julie Strietelmeier

waterfield-spike

The days of the bulging Costanza wallet may be numbered now that Apple Pay and other forms of mobile payment starts to become popular. WaterField's new Spike wallets hold your driver's license, transit card and a few bills (plus a house key when necessary), and will fit into your front pocket. They are made with [...]

Posted in: News, Wallets
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satechi-media-button-4

Do you use your smartphone to stream music while you're driving? If you do, you have probably struggled to interact with the music application while operating your vehicle. Especially during the winter months when you're wearing gloves. The biggest issue is that you should not be focusing your attention to skipping music tracks or giving [...]

Posted in: Android related, Bluetooth Gear, Car Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod
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varidesk-pro-plus-5

You've seen it, I've seen it, we've all read the warnings claiming that sitting too much is the new cancer. Trust me, cancer is no fun (voice of experience here), so finding alternatives to sitting all day is something everyone should consider. There are apps that will remind you to get up and move around [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews
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miu-color-4

I love tea. Hot tea and iced teas are what I drink 99% of the time. When I'm home and at work, I drink from ceramic or glass mugs, neither of which are convenient to use when I need to be mobile like walking to and from meetings, etc. The MIU COLOR glass water bottle [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
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ibolt-connected-button-1

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 review to talk about how the [...]

Posted in: Android related, Bluetooth Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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samsung-galaxy-s6-edge

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 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2,560 [...]

Posted in: Android related, News
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moleskin-chapters

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 which is 4.5 x 8.25 inches. They [...]

Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
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neurio

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 home's electrical panel (no cutting or disconnecting wires is required). This one sensor uses [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
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week

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. VicoVation Vico-Marcus 4 dashcam review STM Flip for iPhone 6 Plus review Aluminyze [...]

Posted in: News
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spock

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. Although the sci-fi series was cancelled after only three [...]

Posted in: News
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timeswirl

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. Littleton No. 1943 Navigator [...]

Posted in: Reviews
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allure-energy

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 the day. It would then automatically turn the heat up [...]

Posted in: Android related, Home, Kitchen, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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wf-gearpouch

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 ballistic nylon or the waxed canvas [...]

Posted in: Cases, Covers, News
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blubed

The BluBed Holster is a holder that has been designed to hold your Bluetooth headset when you're not wearing it. No one wants to wear a headset all day even if they do find one that fits comfortably. With the BluBed, you can wear your headset on your belt or attach it to your bag [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Cases, Covers, News
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doorbird

The DoorBird is a smartphone connected doorbell that will allow you to see who is at your door with a 180° motion detecting camera. Receive alerts on up to eight iOS or Android devices when someone is at your door and then see and talk to them through the app even if you're not at [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
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vicovation-m4

I'm a little obsessed with trying to find the best dashcam for my car. I'm relatively new to this type of gadget and have only reviewed two different units in the past year (see related links below). The latest dashcam that I've been testing is the VicoVation Vico-Marcus 4 dashcam. This one caught my eye because [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
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cree-connected-2

We live in a world where almost everything is connected and I love it. Whether it's my Dropcam cameras, my Withings WiFi Body Scale,  or even being able to check the temperature of the chicken I have baking in the oven with iDevices thermometer, connected devices are convenient and fun to use. Today I want to [...]

Posted in: Articles, Home, Kitchen
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astropad

If you have a Mac, an iPad and also use Photoshop, you're going to be very interested in Astropad. Astropad is a new Mac and iPad application that turns your iPad into a professional graphics tablet for your Mac and Photoshop. When you install Astropad on your Mac and the iOS app on your iPad, [...]

Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Styluses
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week

We want to make sure that you didn't miss any of the great posts we published this week by taking a quick look at this list of all of our reviews, articles and news from the past 7 days. Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review Great Stuff RoboReel Air review Thinksound On1 headphone monitor review Glider [...]

Posted in: News
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bracelet-usb

The Bead Bracelet Micro USB Cable and Bead Bracelet Lightning Cable are wearable bead bracelets that double as micro USB or Lightning cables. No more scrounging around in your gear bag when you need a cable to charge or sync your Android and iOS devices. You'll always have a cable at hand (or wrist) when [...]

Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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