Reviews

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If you're like me, you may have devices that have different power/data connections, the most common being the Apple Lightening connector and the more standard µUSB connector.  In my case I have an iPad mini and a Moto G phone, both of which I carry with me most of the time.  This means I have [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
fitsnack-1

Did you make a new year's resolution to eat better and get fit? Yeah me too. So far I'm doing pretty good but there are times when I want a snack it's tough to find something healthy - especially if I'm at work. Vending machines are a no go zone for me because they are [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
dunu-titan1-5

For me, buying earphones is as tough as buying a new pair of sneakers. When it comes to sneakers, I'm picky about the way they look, the way they fit and how comfortable they are to wear. I'm just as picky about selecting a pair of earphones. Comfort and sound are equally important to me when it comes to choosing [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews

Swiss Legend watch review

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In today's world, our personal technologies are not only tools to help us survive modern life but in many places status symbols and fashion statements as well. Long before computers, laptops, smartphones, and tablets, a person's wristwatch told much about who they were and where they came from. There are still people who wear watches for status, fashion [...]

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Posted in: Reviews, Watches, Clocks
timeswirl

It's Thursday, which means it is time to update some older reviews for products that we're still using or for products that worked great while we were doing the original review, but bit the dust soon after. Just scroll to the bottom of each of the listed reviews for the latest update. Black and Decker [...]

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Posted in: Reviews

SkinnyCharge V1 review

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We lug our smartphones and other personal devices everywhere. But one of the drawbacks of the device features arms race---with larger display sizes, faster processors and connectivity speeds and other new features---is an ever-increasing need for power. My iPhone 4S's battery life had been steadily decreasing over time, so I found myself needing a boost throughout the [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
choe-t513-5

I can't wait till the day when our smartphones have batteries that will last for a week or longer without needing a recharge. Hey I can dream can't I? Until that day comes (I'm not holding my breath), I will just make do with Qi wireless charging. Qi which is pronounced as chee, is a wireless [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews

VidOn Box review

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One ritual we have in our household is called 'anime night' every Wednesday. My husband has a collection of his favorite anime series that are in different formats, so we built a cheap media PC to watch them all. The problem is, it's a full blown PC in the living room. When the VidOn Box [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
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 [...]

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Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
Montar  11

I need my phone to be out of my pockets and within reach when I'm in my car. So having a car mount is not only an option, but a necessity. Unless I want my phone to go sliding off my dashboard, or sliding off the passenger seat and then me trying to find it on the car floor and under the seat, a [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
iPazzPort-Keyboard-Review-Main

Keyboards are a dime a dozen these days.  The feel of one is very important since I type a lot everyday.  I'm always on the lookout for one to use with my HTPC that I keep at home, so today I'll take a look at the iPazzPort Keyboard. This keyboard includes a touchpad that doubles [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews, Wireless
MPow Muze Touch-1

When it comes to headphones these days you have a whole world of choices out there. Along with those choices comes an array of features and price points. Bluetooth is one of the features becoming more popular, but wireless connectivity usually comes at a higher price. Mpow is bucking that high price trend by introducing the [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
timeswirl

Do you ever wonder what we do with the products we review after we're done writing about them? Do we continue to use them? Do they stop working soon after we post our review or do they keep working for months and years? We'll let you know every Thursday with a gadget review update post like [...]

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Posted in: Reviews
bellroy-elementspocketwallet-21

Ever wish your wallet was the perfect combo of thin, stylish, secure and durable? Yep, me too. I'd been on the hunt for such a unicorn for some time when I discovered that one my favorite wallet makers, Bellroy, had released their new Elements Range of wallets. Billed (see what I did there) as "Extra [...]

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Posted in: Reviews, Wallets

LG G Watch review

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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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Posted in: Android related, Reviews, Watches, Clocks
penpower03

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 [...]

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Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
audioengine-b2-6

Bluetooth speakers come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. They make them small enough to carry in your pocket or on your keychain and design them to snap on your bicycle handle bars or fit in your car's cup holder. They even make Bluetooth speakers that can float in your swimming pool. All of these novelty [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
Audioengine_B1_2

Lately, I’ve been considering upgrading my Onkyo stereo receiver. It’s about 8 years old and doesn’t have wifi, Bluetooth, USB or even HDMI. But it does have a nice sub output for my (even older) Pioneer subwoofer—but that’s another story. There have been countless times that I’ve wished I could easily stream my iPhone to [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
Moshi12

My iPhone is constantly giving me notifications. I chose to have this feedback, but sometimes, I have to interact with it to turn off a reminder or timer. If I'm using a case, swiping across the face requires pulling the phone out, swiping, then replacing it in the cover. Enter Moshi's Sensecover case. This cover [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
Jabra_SportROX-1

I have reviewed multiple sport headphones and earbuds over the years. Using wireless streaming via Bluetooth while working out has become much more the norm than the exception. Sport-centric Bluetooth earbuds have become less bulky, better sounding, and much hardier...making the experience more enjoyable. The Sport ROX Wireless are Jabra's latest and greatest "premium wireless earbuds" engineered [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews