Julie Strietelmeier

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We hope you're all having a great weekend. To make it even better, click through to see the full list of news, reviews and articles from this past week. Polar Loop activity tracker review The Cardiff Skate Company S1 skate review Zagg rugged folio for the Apple iPad mini review Aukey Luna wireless charging dock [...]

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isketchnote1

Digitizing notes and drawings can be done a few different ways. You can snap a picture with your phone and upload the picture to Evernote, you can scan pages with a flatbed scanner, and you can also use special pen/paper combos like those from Livescribe. All of these methods work, but each have their own [...]

Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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deal1

It's Friday which means you probably just got paid. If you have some money burning a hole in your pocket and would like to do your civic duty to boost the economy, we have a list of gadget deals for you that run the gamut of computers and tablets to portable hard drives and batteries. [...]

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The Collapsible Compact Chopsticks from Integral Design will make sure you always have a set of eating utensils when you need them. No need to use those paper wrapped wooden chopsticks at your favorite noodle shop when you have this set. They measure 4" when collapsed and 8" when assembled and are available in six [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
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remax-usb

Say what you will about Apple's choice to use proprietary cables with their devices instead of generic micro USB cables, but their Lightning connectors are one of their best innovations. Lightning connectors can be inserted in either orientation making them simple and quick to plug in. Now the other end of the cable has the [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
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dell-xps11

I can't believe I'm going to admit this to the gadget world, but my next computer for home might not be a Mac. I am seriously considering going back to a Windows laptop. Shocking? A little... But we recently received brand new computers at my day job (Cummins Inc.) and I am really liking the [...]

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I've never done drugs or gotten high unless you count snorting the addictive smell of these gorgeous leather wallets from Moose Brand. Hand me anything made of leather and I automatically bring it up to my nose for a sniff. Ahhhhh... There's something comforting about the smell of leather - good leather though, not weirdly [...]

Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews, Wallets
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deals

As always, these deals and coupon codes are only valid for a limited time. If you see something you’re interested in act quickly to avoid being disappointed. Top Deal Ends soon! $100 iTunes Gift Card for $75 only. Laptops 13.3" Apple MacBook Pro Core i5 Retina Display Notebook w/ 128GB SSD for $1,199.99 with free [...]

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convert-a-hanger

Do the anti-theft style hangers that you find in hotel closets annoy you because they can't be removed to hang your clothing on a door knob or shower rod due to the fact that they don't have an actual hook on top? Here's a solution for you, it's the ConvertAHanger adapter. The CovertAHanger is an [...]

Posted in: News, Travel Gear
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aukey-luna-1

Ever since I bought a Qi wireless charger for my Samsung Galaxy S3, I've become a Qi snob. I even hacked my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to add that capability to it. Now if a smartphone doesn't have the ability to charge wirelessly, I'm not interested in using it as my primary device. Qi charging is so [...]

Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
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lenovo-y40

The old saying "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" isn't a lie. Playing video games can be a great way to relieve tension and relax after a hard day working in the old office cube farm and other jobs. To help you get the most fun possible you might want to considering [...]

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misfit-flash

Coming days after announcing compatibility with Windows Phone devices, Misfit has now released a new activity tracker called the Flash. The Flash sticks with the unique circular design of their popular Misfit Shine tracker, but this one comes in with a price that  is under $50. The Flash is constructed of a special soft-touch plastic [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
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htc-one-m8-9

Today we're going to help you save money on smartphones like the HTC One M8, tablets like the Apple iPad Air, laptop computers like the ASUS C200MA Chromebook, desktop computers like the Lenovo Z40 mini tower, IPS monitors like the 24" Dell UP2414Q Ultrasharp and more. As always, these deals and coupon codes are only [...]

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Polar, who is well known for their heart rate sensors and sports watches, have a new wrist worn activity tracker called the Loop. The gadget category of activity trackers is so crowded that competition is fierce. Let's see how the Polar Loop measures up. Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger size. The Loop [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
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skydrop1

Skydrop is a smart controller that connects directly to your lawn sprinkler system using WiFi. It can measure the soil conditions of your yard like humidity, temperature, wind, solar radiation and slope along with hyper-local weather data to help create a watering schedule that will conserve both water and money by preventing over watering. Skydrop [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
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weekly-roundup

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. Nock Co. Lookout, Sassafras and Brasstown pen [...]

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ironman-battery1

If you have a thing for Tony Stark aka Iron Man and also have a thing for gadgets, I have the perfect accessory to cover both. It's the MARVEL Iron Man 3 Mark XLII (42) Armor Power Bank 5000mAh (Limited Edition) from Brando. Brando sent us an Iron Man inspired power bank that we reviewed [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
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misfit

Of all the activity trackers that I've reviewed (there have been a lot!), the one that gets the award for the sleekest, most fashionable and most unique design is the Misfit Shine from Misfit Wearables. The Shine started out only working with iOS devices and then later became compatible with Android devices. Windows Phone users [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Windows Mobile
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covert-compass-2

Which of these objects does not belong? Would you be surprised if I told you they are all compasses, even the nickel? It's true. The nickel that you see in the image above is actually the Covert Escape Compass from Shomer-Tec. I was intrigued to learn how an ordinary nickel could be used as a [...]

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KontrolFreek is a company that makes video game accessories that snap directly onto the control sticks for Xbox and PlayStation handheld gaming controllers. These add-ons are compatible with both the new PS4 and Xbox One controllers as well as older console controllers like the Xbox 360 and PS3. They are designed to improve gaming performance, accuracy [...]

Posted in: Gaming Gear, News
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