Paul Grunwald

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In our house, we have an iPhone,  an Android phone, an LG phone, 3 iPods, two Nooks, and a digital camera.  Something is always on the charger, and almost every device has a unique plug.  Keeping the cables accessible and organized is a challenge.   Enter the Magnetic Organization System (MOS) to the rescue. MOS was [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Gear, Reviews
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securus_1

If your family is anything like mine, the dog is not just a pet, it is more like a child.  We celebrate birthdays, they get Christmas presents, and whenever possible, they are with us.  For dedicated pet parents, there is nothing worse than having a pet go missing.   Securus makes a number of GPS locating [...]

Posted in: GPS, Pet Gadgets, Reviews
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In both my personal and professional life I have collected stacks of business cards. When I was offered the opportunity to review the Worldcard Link Pro business card scanner and software from Penpower, I jumped at the opportunity.  Let's see how it works. Worldcard Link (WCL) is designed for use with 4th and 5th generation iPhones and [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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leatherman OHT

Leatherman has released another tool in their Military/EMT-aimed multi-tools.  The 16-tool OHT is designed so that both the blades AND the pliers can be operated with one hand.  The OHT has both needle-nose and regular pliers with wire cutters, 4 blades including a strap cutter, saw, can opener, bottle opener, screwdrivers,  threaded attachment for  #8-32 Cleaning Rod, and O2 bottle wrench.  It [...]

Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear, Pocket Gear
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Though you still can't carry your complete Zombie Apocalypse toolkit with you on a plane (my personal favorite, the Dead On Annihilator Superhammer is shown), as of April 25th, 2013, the TSA is changing the rules on small pocketknives, toy bats, ski poles, hockey and lacross sticks, pool cues, and golf clubs. Now, if I [...]

Posted in: News, Pocket Gear, Travel Gear
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Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Gaming Gear, News
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Saddleback Leather Company has released the iPad Mini case (affiliate links).  It has a hand strap on the inside cover for holding your iPad in a one-hand grip.   The cover also folds back to make a stand.   It is made from the same fine leather and industrial heavy-gauge marine-grade thread as their other products. [...]

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

Google has announced that they are starting a contest for non-developers to purchase Glass ahead of the retail release.  Explorers are required to submit in 50 words or less to Twitter or Goggle+ what they would do with the interactive, web-enabled glasses.  The deadline for applications is February   27th, 2013.  It is not cheap however!  If [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, News
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IOS and Android finally have some real competition! Ubuntu has announced that the Touch Developer Preview will be available at the Mobile World Congress. The first phone to be supported with Debian Linux derivative operating system will be the Nexus 4. Other phones will, including existing models, will be support later in 2013. Detailed information [...]

Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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New for 2013 is the SkyQ Link WiFi Adapter from Celestron, which allows wireless control of most Celestron motorized telescope mounts that use the hand control computer. There is an IOS interface with telescope alignment mode and a planetarium interface that immediately aims at any celestial object you tap from the SkyView screen. SkyTour generates the [...]

Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Wireless
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lark has released the larklife tracking bands. The $149 package included a daytime activity band and a nighttime sleep tracking band integrated with a IOS coaching app for logging diet, exercise and alerts.  The application tracks the users actions, diet, and sleep patterns. The data is analyzed on the back-end servers and makes suggestions and tips to improve performance. [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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After a long stretch of wearing mechanical, self-winding watches, I got the urge for a state-of-the-art timepiece.  An international trip where I needed to keep track of multiple time-zones was the final straw.  After a lot of research and window shopping, I decided on the Casio G-Shock G-Aviation Mutli-Mission Combi (MMC), the GW3500B-1A (#5173). My [...]

Posted in: Reviews, Watches, Clocks
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Adafruit , run by the 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year Limor "Ladyada" Fried, has announced the Gemma, a wearable micro-controller board with just a 1” diameter. The Gemma uses an Atmel Attiny85 and is programmable with the Arduino IDE through a micro-USB cable. It has three programmable I/O pins, one analog input, and two Pulse-Width [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, News
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The Electric Imp is now out of beta and shipping developer kits. The Imp is an SD-card sized WiFi (802.11b/g/n) module with built-in antenna, 6 I/O, Arm Cortex M3 Micro-controller, and a Cloud-based infrastructure for programming and control. The I/O supports serial, I2C, SPI, A2D, D2A, and PWM interfaces. The Imp uses the Squirrel programming language, [...]

Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Geek Toys, News, Wireless
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