Android related


I truly believe charging your devices without having to plug them in is a great feature and the way of the future, that all cellphone/smart device manufactures should embrace. The TYLT VÜ wireless charger was one of my favorite review/tech products of 2014. It's build quality, upright orientation and triple coil design make it the hands [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, Reviews

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

My family is actually an all-Apple household, but we have mophie juice pack cases for our iPhones, so we need both Lightning and microUSB cables for charging our various devices.  These F-Color cables would work great in my gear bag and even for my nightstand charger, because it combines both formats into one cable.  The [...]

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

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 [...]

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I hate winter with a passion. I think snow is pretty to look at from inside a warm house, but I loathe being outdoors when the temperature drops to less than 40 degrees. I usually get my gloves out by the end of October so I can keep my hands warm when I'm going to and from work. Gloves [...]

Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

At the end of November I reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and found it to be one of the nicest Android smartphones to date. Although I liked it very much, I didn't lust after it enough to end up upgrading to it from my LG G3. It seems that the current crop of high end Android [...]

Posted in: Android related, Featured Items, Reviews

The Amazon Appstore is having a Valentine's Day sale in which over 30 apps are now available for FREE. Here are just a few that are available: OfficeSuite Professional 8 (was $19.99) Trivia Crack (Ad Free) (was $2.99) mSecure - Password Manager and Secure Digital Wallet (was $9.99) Shazam Encore (was $4.99) Runtastic PRO GPS [...]

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Adding a second screen to your desktop computer setup is not uncommon, but adding a second screen to your smartphone is a completely new "thing". Meet the InkCase Plus from OAXIS. The InkCase Plus is a 3.5 e-Ink display that pairs via Bluetooth with your Android smartphone. The InkCase Plus was a very successful Kickstarter [...]

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If you're tired of dealing with a stack of remotes to control your home theater system, and you don't want to break the bank buying a universal remote, turn your smart phone or tablet into your one-remote-to-rule-them-all device.  The @7PM Intelligent Universal Remote plugs into the audio jack on your mobile device.  The app has an [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Audio, Video, TV Gear, Home, Kitchen, News

Have you been wanting to get your hands on one of the OnePlus One phones that offer global 4G LTE on the AT&T and T-Mobile networks, and you are tired of waiting to receive an invitation to purchase one?  If so, you'll be excited to know that OnePlus has decided to make their phones available for purchase every [...]

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We've featured Brando's premium tempered glass screen protectors for smartphones, but now Brando Workshop is offering screen protection for the Motorola Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch. These durable glass screen protectors protect the watch face from scratches and everyday wear and tear without lessening the touch screen's sensitivity. The protectors install easily and do not [...]

Posted in: Android related, News, Watches, Clocks

Actually, the Smart 16-LED Warm White Light 3-Mode Fill Light for Mobile Phone works with iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch, Android phones and tablets, and with Windows 8 devices.  You'll need a headphone jack to plug the unit in, and you'll need the iBlazr software to automatically fire the flash.  Apparently, you can also just turn the [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Windows Phone

With the Neutron S, you can hang your phone or tablet (under 1 pound) in your car, on your computer, on the wall, or even on the fridge.  The Neutron S is a small square of machined aerospace aluminum with a shielded permanent neodymium magnet which will never lose its hold.  You attach the Neutron S to [...]

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As the title says, Martian Watches and GUESS have produced a new smart watch called the GUESS CONNECT.  It was introduced at CES 2015, where it was selected as a CES 2015 Innovation Award Honoree in the wearables division.  The CONNECT is based on GUESS' fashionable best-selling RIGOR watch.  The watch is "water resistant and will [...]

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The photo of the cased iPhone 6 in space isn't an artist's rendering; it was taken by the camera sent up on the weather balloon with this phone.  Urban Armor Gear tested their iPhone 6 case by sending it up to the stratosphere and dropping it from 101,000+ feet.  During the trip up and down, [...]

Posted in: Android related, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables
Phantom Glass - 01

Your choice of the best smartphone for you is a very personal one. Just as personal, and almost as difficult, is your decision of how to protect it. Cases and screen protectors can coddle your baby in rugged armor, can show off your personality, or can be very minimal. Lately, I've swung toward the minimalist [...]

Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews

The onscreen keyboards we use on our smartphones and tablets work just fine most of the time, but when you need to enter a lot of text, they become more annoying than useful. To remedy that situation, most people opt for a cover that has a built in keyboard. That works ok, but drastically increases the bulk and [...]

Posted in: Android related, Bluetooth Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News

LG G Watch review


Before the holidays Verizon was nice enough to send me the LG G Android Wear-based watch to test drive. It seems like I'm always excited about wrist worn gadgets until I actually strap them to my wrist. Once I do, I quickly tire of them. I was hoping the LG G Watch would buck that trend. [...]

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I got a new job!  Well, that's not the subject of the review, but because of the job, I've been overwhelmed by the number of business cards I receive.  They're all important, so I do want to file them, but the old way of manually keeping them in a business card folder seems so inefficient [...]

Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews

Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have beautifully smooth touchscreens with curved edges that make it impossible to find a screen protector that can protect the entire glass surface.  Traditional screen protectors either stop short of the curved edge (bottom, left) or they end up with gaps at their edges (bottom, right) because [...]

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