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People will wonder if you stole a side mirror off a MINI Cooper when they see this speaker

on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

These cute little speakers from iUi look like someone pulled a side mirror off someone’s MINI Coooper and turned it into a speaker.  They connect wirelessly to your audio device through Bluetooth (AAC and apt-X Codec) or NFC; if your device has neither, the speakers also have a 3.5mm aux-in jack on the back.  The IUI Read More…

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This portable speaker can piggyback along for the ride

on Monday, December 9th, 2013

The Pulse Speaker from Felt Audio is tiny (2.2″ X 3.2″ X 0.6″), and it has a clip on the back that lets you attach it to a bag strap, car visor, or even your clothing.  The clip also functions as a kickstand.  This 1.5W speaker reproduces 150- 18000 Hz, and its rechargeable battery gives your Read More…

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Gift ideas – Four portable Bluetooth speakers

on Monday, December 9th, 2013

For the music fan on your gift list, here are four portable Bluetooth speakers that I reviewed this year and think are worthy enough to consider. They are all small enough to stow in a gear bag or backpack (I’ll admit that one of them is borderline too big for that statement) so that you can Read More…

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ZAGGkeys Cover for iPad mini (original) review

on Friday, December 6th, 2013

Because virtual keyboards on tablets always present a problem for some users, there are a multitude of keyboard cases on the market.  The keyboards for the full-sized tablets are undersized and can be difficult for touch-typists to type on because of their non-standard layout.  I was surprised when I heard that manufacturers were introducing keyboard Read More…

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Add Bluetooth to your car for streaming music and hands-free calling

on Thursday, December 5th, 2013

My car doesn’t have Bluetooth connectivity, so I have to plug my iPod into the Apple-specific input jack in my car to listen to music through the car’s speakers.  If I had the Kinivo BTC450 Bluetooth Hands-free Car Kit, I could add Bluetooth streaming and hands-free calling just by plugging into the 3.5mm audio jack Read More…

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MiniSuit BluBoard Bluetooth keyboard for iOS, Kindle, Android, Blackberry review

on Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Several months ago, a friend of mine gave me a challenge.  It was to write a page a day, any format I wanted, as long as I was writing roughly 700 words daily.  While by no means did I ever consistently meet that goal, it did kickstart the writing bug in me again. I primarily Read More…

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Boston Acoustics TVee One Speaker Base review

on Saturday, November 30th, 2013

One thing that’s almost certain is that the quality of the sound from flat screen TV speakers rarely equals the quality of the picture.  It’s understandable, considering the size and location of the speakers.  You can of course invest in a surround-sound system and wire up your TV viewing room, or there is the option Read More…

Scosche boomBOTTLE rugged weatherproof wireless speaker review

By: Leah Hallett
on Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Let me start off by saying the Scosche boomBOTTLE is a really nice speaker for cycling, or for wherever you want to carry your music.  This speaker has high quality construction, great sound, durable rugged exterior, splash proof design, and it fits in most bicycle water bottle cages and cupholders.  If you frequently participate in outdoor activities Read More…

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Panasonic KX-TG9541 Cordless Phone with Link-to-Cell review

on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Who reading this doesn’t have a cell/smart phone? With mobile technology today, I would venture to guess a lot of our readers have done away with an old-fashioned line (landline or VOIP) in favor of cellular service. But, what if you have both a cell phone and a line service, or what if you just Read More…

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Kitsound Hive Wireless Speaker review

on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Portable music has been a hit, especially  since Sony first developed their Walkman players and then Apple introduced their iPods.  But usually these portable players require wired headphones for you to enjoy your music, or you had to plug them in to huge speakers to fill the room with music.  Kitsound‘s Hive Wireless Speaker solves the Read More…

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Sherwood EXM-50 In & Outdoor Wireless Streaming Audio Bluetooth speaker review

on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Got your Bluetooth speaker yet?  Here’s another entry in the field, and it’s from Sherwood.  The EXM-50 does everything you’d expect from a Bluetooth speaker, plus it has apps for iOS and Android to control the device and is claimed to be resistant to spraying water.  Being new to the US market, we get to play Read More…

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UE MINI BOOM portable Bluetooth speaker review

on Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Oh boy, it’s YAPBSR (yet another portable Bluetooth speaker review)! Hey don’t press the back button yet, this particular little speaker has a lot going for it. It’s the UE MINI BOOM and it’s made by Ultimate Ears (owned by Logitech), who make some of the best in-ear headphones on the market. When a notable headphone Read More…

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Here’s a Pencil to go with your Paper app

on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

You’ve probably seen our news items about the gorgeous Paper app from FiftyThree and about having custom Moleskine notebooks created from your Paper notebooks.  Now we need to tell you that the folks at FiftyThree have introduced a stylus designed to work with their app.  The Pencil is available in Walnut (shown) or Graphite brushed Read More…

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Wrap sound around your smartphone or tablet with the FAVI Boomerang Bluetooth Speaker with NFC

on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

If you’ve been shopping for a portable Bluetooth speaker but just can’t pick one because they all seem to look alike (AKA boring), check out the Boomerang Bluetooth Speaker from FAVI. There are two models of this unique U shaped speaker that can double as a stand for your smartphone or tablet. The regular Boomerang is Read More…

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AT&T CLP99383 3 Handset Connect to Cell Answering System review

on Thursday, November 14th, 2013

This post brought to you by Advanced American Telephones. All opinions are 100% mine. Although people seem to be moving away from landline phones these days, there are still millions of people that haven't ditched their analog phones in favor of only using a cell phone. The AT&T branded CLP99383 features Connect to Cell Bluetooth technology that enables Read More…

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This little Bluetooth speaker goes anywhere you go – even into the shower

on Thursday, November 14th, 2013

The Lyrix Jive speaker is a portable Bluetooth speaker.  Like many small, portable speakers, it can also serve as a speakerphone for handsfree calling.  It uses Bluetooth 4.0 and has the AVRCP audio/video remote control profile.  All this probably sounds pretty familiar to you, but the Jive does have some unique features.  It has a suction Read More…

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Boston Acoustics MC100 Blue wireless speaker review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Thursday, November 14th, 2013

I have the luxury of living in a small condo, which means I have little room for a nice sound system. What that means is that I need a shelf-sized speaker that provides high-quality sound. It also has to be within my price range. The Boston Acoustics MC100 Blue seemed to offer that and more, Read More…

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Let your iPhone tell you when your steaks are grilled to perfection

on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

The iGrillmini from iDevices is a meat thermometer with an attached probe. Nothing new there right? But pair it with your iOS device and now you have a smart thermometer that you can remotely check the temp of the meat cooking outdoors on your grill. The iGrillmini conveniently mounts to your grill or smoker with a Read More…

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Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus review

on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Graphical artists and doodling enthusiasts who use an iPad and a stylus, may want to consider upgrading their stylus to one that offers a pressure sensitive tip. Wacom, who is well known for their digitizing tablets and pens, now offers the Intuos Creative Stylus. This pressure sensitive capacitive stylus offers 2048 levels of pressure, which Read More…

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SKULLY Helmets announces new P1 HUD (Heads Up Display) motorcycle helmet

on Friday, November 8th, 2013

SKULLY Helmets has recently announced the P1, a high-tech motorcycle helmet with an integrated HUD (heads up display). Along with being a DOT approved helmet, the P1 provides GPS navigation, accelerometer, a gyroscope, a compass, rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity to your smartphones music and phone all managed via voice control. Thus enabling you be as connected Read More…

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WalletTrackR review

on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

I’ve come to the conclusion that there is an epidemic of people losing phones/wallets as evidenced by the number of tracking devices available on the market.  I recently received the TrackR by Phone Halo to check out, and my preliminary impression was very positive.  Here was something that I could stick in my wallet or hang on Read More…

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Live in the moment and not behind a lens with the Autographer wearable camera

on Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

The Autographer is a 5MP wearable camera that features a 136° wide angle lens, 8GB internal memory, Bluetooth, GPS and 5 sensors (Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Temperature, Color sensor and PIR motion detector) for hands-free image capture. The sensors tell the camera when to take a picture so you can experience the moments as they happen instead of Read More…

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Divoom Bluetune-Bean Bluetooth speaker review

on Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

We like our tunes!  And as much as we like our personal earbuds, sometimes we don’t just want to keep the music to ourselves, we want to jam out loud or share it with the folks around us.  The Divoom Bluetune-Bean Bluetooth portable speaker and speakerphone does this in a fun, compact shape and size.  Read More…

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Smartwatches not your thing? How about a Vybe smart bracelet?

on Friday, November 1st, 2013

If a smartwatch is too bulky for your wrist, but you still would like call answer and reject capabilities, check out the Vybe Smart Bracelet. The Vybe is a crowdfunded project that notifies the wearer of calls, messages and a lost phone. It can be worn on your wrist or your ankle and comes in Read More…

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Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200 Wireless Music System review

on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

A couple months ago I posted a review of the Cambridge Audio Minx Go and concluded at that time that it was my current favorite small speaker. Then I was given the opportunity to try the Minx Go’s bigger brother, the Cambridge Audio Minx Air 200 Wireless Music System. At twice the size and four times the Read More…