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Julie Strietelmeier

Unlike some people, I don't coddle my smartphones. I almost never use a case and the same can be said for screen protection. I've been carrying my phone in the cargo pocket of my pants or my bag for years and have been lucky that I have not to have any mishaps involving drops. With Gorilla [...]

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You really have to give Apple a lot of credit when it comes to putting on a new product announcement event. They are definitely the masters of hype and showmanship. Even though I say I don't care about the iPhone anymore, I still get excited just like the rest of the planet to hear about [...]

posted in Articles, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Watches, Clocks
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The Phorce Pro is a briefcase that converts into a backpack or messenger bag. That in itself is not unique; we've seen numerous bags that have this ability to convert from one form to another. What sets the Phorce Pro apart from those bags is that it has a built in rechargeable 26,000 mAH lithium-ion [...]

posted in Bags, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
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Swivl is a robotic accessory for your Android, iOS or DSLR that's been designed to make lectures and presentations more dynamic. It's actually a special base that holds your mobile device (phone, tablet or camera) that can pan 360 degrees or tilt 20 degrees as you walk around the room. A small handheld dongle links [...]

posted in Audio, Video, TV Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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The Kinsa Smart Thermometer is a smartphone connected digital thermometer that is compatible with a variety of iOS and Android devices (see compatibility info). The name “Kinsa” comes from the words Kinder, meaning child, and Kin, meaning family. The thermometer is thin and flexible for comfort and plugs into the headphone jack of the mobile [...]

posted in Health, Fitness, Sports, Home, Kitchen, News
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Now you can capture high quality audio for video and audio projects anywhere with IK Multimedia's new iRig Mic Field microphone. This new microphone has been designed especially for Lightning-compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices and features two high-quality cardioid electret condenser capsules, 24-bit audiophile-grade A/D converter (with 44.1/48kHz sample rate), 115 dB maximum [...]

posted in Audio, Video, TV Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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To help make sure that you didn't miss any of our gadget related news, reviews or articles from this past week we've compiled a list for you. Click through to see the full list of news, reviews and articles from this past week. You can thank us later. SunJack Phone portable solar charger review Rokit [...]

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Earlier this week Motorola took the wraps off two new smartphones and the Moto 360 smartwatch, but the new device that caught my interest the most is the Motorola Hint Bluetooth headset. This is the first headset that I've seen in a very long time that I'd actually consider wearing - in public. That's because [...]

posted in Bluetooth Gear, News
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Do you play games on your smartphone to relax and de-stress? The Zenytime Puck is a small handheld Bluetooth gadget that pairs with your iOS or Android smartphone and is used like a joystick to play games - but instead of manipulating it with your hands, you breath into it. No, I'm not kidding. The [...]

posted in Gaming Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, News
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PlayTape is a roll of tape similar to painter's tape that looks like a 2-lane blacktop road or railroad tracks. It's a low-tack adhesive tape that is easy to tear and sticks to any flat surface without leaving behind sticky residue. Kids can stick it to hardwood or low pile carpeted floors to create race [...]

posted in Kid Gadgets, News
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I have a thing for activity trackers, fitness trackers, pedometers or whatever other name you like to call them. I've reviewed at least a dozen of them in the last couple of years and don't see an end to their popularity anytime soon. The latest tracker to track my steps is the vivofit from Garmin. [...]

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Veto Pro Pac, makers of some of the most rugged tool bags in existence, have just added a brand new bag to their line up. It's the Model MC and it claims to live up to the old saying that good things come in small packages. This tool bag has all the features Veto fans have [...]

posted in Bags, News
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In all my gadget reviewing years, I have yet to try or even test a robotic vacuum cleaner. It hasn't been from lack of desire, I just haven't found one worth trying - till now. Today in Tokyo, Dyson unveiled the Dyson 360 Eye cyclonic robot vacuum cleaner and it looks very impressive. From its [...]

posted in Home, Kitchen, News
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I'm not a very good geek because I don't have a backup of my backups. I use an Apple Time Capsule with a WD USB drive hanging off of it. Lately that drive has been acting a little wonky, so it's time to replace it AND come up with a strategy for backing up that backup, preferably offsite. [...]

posted in Computer Gear, News
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If you're in the market for a new iOS tablet or an unlocked iPhone, today's quick deals will save you a bundle. And if you're not a huge fan of Apple products, we have a deal for the popular Nokia Lumia unlocked Windows smartphone. iTunes Gift Card - $50 for only $40 Available for today [...]

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Today's gadget deals will save you money on an HTC One M7 Android smartphone, two popular Xbox games, and accessories for the Nintendo 3DS, Samsung Galaxy S5 and the iPhone 6 (yes, you read that right, the iPhone 6). HTC One M7 Unlocked HTC One. 62% OFF @eBay. Only $249!! Hurry while stocks last (700 [...]

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Parents who are looking for a battery, electricity and noise free way of gently getting their little ones to sleep should look into the Nuna LEAF. It's a leaf shaped chair attached to a sturdy frame that can be locked into a stationary position or unlocked to swivel side to side with a slight push. [...]

posted in Home, Kitchen, Kid Gadgets, News
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For our US readers it's a long holiday weekend and that means you have plenty of extra time to relax, kick back and catch up on the news and reviews that we posted this past week. For everyone else not located in the US, don't be left out, click through to see the full list [...]

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Whether you're preparing for the apocalypse, want to become the next Katniss Everdeen, rob from the rich like Robin Hood or just enjoy shooting arrows with a bow, the Compact Folding Survival Bow is a bow that takes up very little space when it's not in use. Folded down it's only 23" long x 1.5 [...]

posted in Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Outdoor Gear
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I love my Lazy Boy couch and my double recliner, but most furniture items want you to adapt to them instead of the other way around.  You can't easily move a recliner around your home from room to room or fold it up and shove it under the bed when you don't need it. But with [...]

posted in Home, Kitchen, Reviews
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