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sxsw

Early registration for the 30th annual SXSW Conferences & Festivals opens on Monday, August 3, 2015. The trio of conferences, which takes place March 11-20, 2016, in Austin, TX, offer nine days packed full of showcases, screenings, panel sessions, exhibitions, workshops, networking events, mentor sessions, and more. SXSW 2016 includes SXSW Music, SXSW Film, and [...]

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FireFly Running & Biking Safety Light Spurs

Biking and running are two of the most popular fitness activities around. Now most folks do their outdoor activities during regular daylight hours, but if you are like me and live in the desert, that 4pm walk ain't happening in the summer. Although I have no issues with walking late at night or early in [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Outdoor Gear
ME20F-SH1-1

Canon U.S.A. has just announced their ME20F-SH, a purpose built camera based on a 35mm full-frame, 2.26 megapixel  CMOS sensor.  Capable of Full HD video with a minimum illumination of less than 0.0005 lux (approximately equivalent to ISO 4,000,000), the ME20F-SH is aimed at markets where low light capture is required such as nighttime surveillance [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Camera Gear, News
jorno-5

My all time favorite keyboard for a PDA (remember those?) was the original Stowaway Keyboard from Think Outside. They later came out with a Bluetooth model, but it was smaller and didn't match the cool factor of the first one. It's been 15 years since I reviewed the Stowaway and I've been hoping someone would [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, News
Amazon_Launchpad_Logo

Amazon this week announced a new storefront dedicated to startups and crowdfunded products. Amazon Launchpad makes it easy for startups to launch, market, and distribute their products to Amazon customers. Companies participating in Amazon Launchpad benefit from a streamlined onboarding experience, custom product pages, a comprehensive marketing package, and access to Amazon’s global fulfillment network. [...]

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orico-4port-desktop-charging-station-DCP-4US

Oh, how I absolutely despise tangled messes of cables and believe that they are the bane of gadget and electronics lovers everywhere. Numerous power-hungry gadgets fill our modern day lives and until we can completely rid ourselves of cables, we need charging/organizational solutions like the ORICO 4 Port Desktop Charging Station (DCP-4US). This charging station [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
pagecloud

Wouldn't it be great to be able to stop settling for web design options that stuff your creativity into THEIR boxes and limit your ingenuity to the point where you just plain lose interest in design at all?  Well folks, our struggle may be over. Back in 2002 I bought a humongous book that taught [...]

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flickr

Flickr Pro is back! I’m an avid hobbyist photographer, and for years, I have stored and shared photos on Flickr. I’ve been a Pro member for most of that time, and I was dismayed when Flickr decided to get rid of its Pro subscription a couple of years ago. The renewed Pro subscription offers improved [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News
nanostate-flash-flood-1

As our smart devices become more and more ingrained into our daily lives, the risk of damaging them increases. Most of us have our phones nearby when we're working, eating, at the gym, at the pool etc. Perhaps you've been on vacation when a storm occurs and found yourself scrambling to protect your camera from [...]

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Moleskine-Accessories

Famous notebook maker, Moleskine, has come out with new smartphone and tablet accessories. You can turn your iPhone or Android phone into a Moleskine notebook with a booktype case that includes a paper notebook, or just have a hard case shell to protect your device.  They also include universal tablet cases, ranging in many colors [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, News
Windows 10

If you don't already know (or if you have not reserved your copy) Windows 10 is launching tomorrow July 29, 2015. Although that in itself is not groundbreaking or earth shattering news, the fact that you can get it for free is. Now, don't get me wrong I am not the biggest Windows fan, but [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, News
minecraft_creeper_backpack

Get your kids excited about going back to school with the Minecraft Creeper Backpack. Girls and boys love the game and can now take a part of it with them to school. This officially licensed backpack is made of 100% polyester, is water resistant (it should be washed by hand), and has three compartments: the [...]

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Posted in: Bags, News
ezilstein

Holding a tablet for an extended period of time can fatigue your hands and negatively affect your posture. The EzilStein (pronounced “easel + stein”) is a uniquely designed minimalist universal tablet stand that you wear for hands-free tablet viewing. The stand is made in the USA of lightweight anodized aluminum and wood that easily folds [...]

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Posted in: News, Tablets, Ultra Portables
sata-usbc

Are you the owner of a shiny new 2015 Apple MacBook with the USB Type-C port? As you're building up your collection of USB Type-C accessories, the USB 3.1 Type-C to SATA Combo Adapter from Brando is a handy device that you might want to consider adding to your gadget toolbox. Although flash storage is [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, News
peakdesign-messenger

Messenger bags are my favorite style of bags because they are casual, don't fall over when you set them on a flat surface and can hold all my gear with room to spare. Thousands of other people must also like messenger bags because Peak Design's Everyday Messenger Bag Kickstarter campaign has already raised over $1M [...]

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ThinkGeek Stormtrooper USB car charger

So, you have a Star Wars charger for your house, but what about your car? The Stormtrooper USB car charger could be that gateway gadget to your new "Death Car". Designed to be plugged into your car's 12V power socket, the Stormtrooper USB car charger delivers 2.1 Amps of power to charge your gadgets. This [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
frixtion-stamps

Remember the Pilot FriXion pens with their erasable ink? Now Pilot is offering FriXion stamps that can be used to decorate your journal, paper calendar, etc. Just like the FriXion pens, these stamps use the same type of thermo-sensitive ink that will disappear with friction. The Pilot FriXion stamps are available in several ink colors [...]

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tv-mirror

Minimalists will love this product because it's a mirror that conceals a big screen TV. Use it as a mirror by day and at night it becomes a TV. The TV Mirror mounts over your existing TV and uses beamsplitter TV mirror technology to turn the black screen of your powered off TV into a [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
Print

When traveling, I like to have light versatile products to use when I am out and about touring. While I almost always carry some sort of bag or sack for souvenirs or goodies, they are not waterproof or do not offer a waterproof storage area. The Matador Droplet Wet Bag can solve that issue, it [...]

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Posted in: Bags, News, Travel Gear
waterfield-vitesse

Messenger bags are my favorite style of everyday bag because they can pretty much hold everything but the kitchen sink you need them to. If you're as much of a fan of WaterField bags as I am, you'll be interested to know that WaterField has recently introduced their new Vitesse messenger bag. The bag is [...]

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