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Gadget deals – Accessories for PS4, iPad, headphones and more

By: Julie Strietelmeier in News posted on August 27, 2014 5:28 pm

Sony PS4 Color Pack Pack of 4 Color Combo Protective Case’s For the Sony PS4 Game Controller for $5.67. 66% OFF SUPCASE Beetle Defense Series Full-body Hybrid Protective Case (with a Built-in Screen Protector). Dual Layer Design and Impact Resistant Bumper’s for $16.99. 66% OFF Audio-Technica These Audio-Technica Pro DJ Headphones are currently at 50%Read More…

New series of Moleskine notebooks are compatible with Livescribe smartpens

By: Julie Strietelmeier in Miscellaneous, News posted on August 27, 2014 4:28 pm

Livescribe smartpen fans who also happen to be fans of Moleskine notebooks will be happy to learn that these two companies have teamed up to offer a new series of Livescribe Notebooks by Moleskine. These notebooks have Moleskine’s classic design features which includes ivory-colored acid-free paper, rounded corners, ribbon bookmark, elastic closure and an expanding inner pocket. Included in theRead More…

New LG G3 Offers a Simplified User Experience (Sponsored)

By: Julie Strietelmeier in Android related, News posted on August 27, 2014 11:00 am

New Smart Features Offer a Simplified User Experience This post is brought to you by LG G3. Boasting a revamped user interface and host of new features, the new LG G3 is the ultimate in smart technology. Unveiling the first 5.5­Inch Quad HD display announced in the U.S. market, Laser Auto Focus, Smart Notice andRead More…

Ladies, these boots are made for walking – and for holding your gear

By: Janet Cloninger in Gear, News posted on August 27, 2014 9:00 am

The PURSE N’ BOOTS – EUROPEAN knee-high boots from Elizabeth Anne shoes are made of luxurious cowhide, and although they are made in a riding boot style, you can wear them for most any activity.  They are available in brown or black, in sizes from 5-12, and in slim, regular, and wide calf widths.  What setsRead More…

Here’s the true secret to easily spreadable butter

By: Janet Cloninger in Home, Kitchen, News posted on August 27, 2014 8:00 am

It seems many people are looking for the perfect method for buttering up their toasts and bagels.  Julie was disappointed with the knife that promised to use the heat of her hand to make butter spreadable that she reviewed yesterday.  As Julie mentioned, butter can actually be left out on the counter without refrigeration, butRead More…

ScoopThat! and SpreadThat! self-warming ice cream scoop and butter knife review

By: Julie Strietelmeier in Home, Kitchen, News posted on August 26, 2014 10:00 am

I love ice cream and I love butter, but what I don’t love is having to wait for them to soften and melt so that I can scoop and spread them. Is there a solution other than just waiting? Maybe… The self-warming ScoopTHAT and SpreadTHAT ice scream scoop and butter knife claim to solve theseRead More…

Pyramid Distribution is now offering a Lightning cable that works as a sync/charge or charge-only cable

By: Janet Cloninger in Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News posted on August 26, 2014 9:00 am

A couple of months ago, we told you about a microUSB cable for Android devices that could act as a normal sync/charge cable, or it could protect your device from unwanted data exchange while you are charging at a public charging station and charge your device faster, as well.  Now Pyramid Distribution has a LightningRead More…

Tempo wearable monitor for seniors helps you keep a discreet eye on your elderly relatives

By: Janet Cloninger in Health, Fitness, Sports, News posted on August 26, 2014 8:00 am

Do you have an aging parent or relative who wants to live on their own, but you are concerned about fading health?  They don’t want to live with you or in an assisted living facility, but you’d like a way to know what is happening with them on a daily basis?  There are various monitoring devicesRead More…

Venostech SideCar connects your phone or tablet to your laptop for multi-display productivity

By: Julie Strietelmeier in Laptops and Gear, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables posted on August 25, 2014 11:00 am

Small laptops are great when you need something that is ultra portable, but the trade off is that they usually have smaller displays which ends up making you feel cramped and squinty. The Venostech SideCar is an interesting solution that doesn’t require any power and uses devices you already own to add additional screen spaceRead More…

This game not only improves your child’s memory, it helps him remember family members

By: Janet Cloninger in Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News posted on August 25, 2014 9:00 am

I’ve heard of people who make little photo books for their young children that contain pictures of their family members who live far away.  The child may not see Grammy very often, but she’ll be familiar with Grammy’s face from looking at the photo album and talking with her parents about the pictures as theyRead More…

The QiStone+ backup battery wirelessly charges any Qi-chargeable device

By: Janet Cloninger in Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News posted on August 25, 2014 8:00 am

The QiStone+ charger is described as the only truly wireless power bank.  The charger has a 4000mAh battery that can keep your phone or other Qi-chargeable device powered up during your day.  You can even charge two devices simultaneously with the QiStone+ charger – one wirelessly on the Qi transmitter on the top of the powerRead More…

This baseball cap will defend you against bad guys

By: Julie Strietelmeier in Gear, News posted on August 24, 2014 11:00 am

If you ever find yourself in a sketchy situation where you feel threatened by bodily harm, the Fab Defense “Gotcha” Cap Less-Lethal Self-Defense Tool may help you escape. The Gotcha cap looks like an ordinary cloth baseball cap, which comes in five different colors and has an area on the front to attach your favoriteRead More…

Keep your unplugged power cords within easy reach with the Plug Out organizers

By: Janet Cloninger in Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News posted on August 24, 2014 9:00 am

If you have more things to plug in than you have outlets or if you just keep things unplugged to prevent power draw when appliances aren’t in use, you’d probably like a way to keep those unplugged cables in clear view and within easy reach.  These Plug Out plug organizers are silicone strips that adhereRead More…

Dashcams, Android gadgets and more – Weekly roundup

By: Julie Strietelmeier in News posted on August 23, 2014 10:47 pm

This week we featured reviews about two different dashcams and news about interesting products like a three port USB hub for your Android devices, a special Belkin charger for Android devices and lots more. Click through to see the full list of news, reviews and articles from this past week. Reviews LG G3 Quick Circle Qi WirelessRead More…

Loyal Stricklin Ruck Sack is so gorgeous (and expensive) that you might be afraid to use it

By: Julie Strietelmeier in Bags, News posted on August 23, 2014 12:33 pm

I don’t even like backpacks, but the Ruck Sack from Loyal Stricklin is so lovely to look at that I can picture myself hiking picturesque trails with it strapped on my back. These bags are handmade in a studio which is located in an historic train depot in Alabama. The ruck sack is made ofRead More…

Get ready for Oktoberfest with Das Can-In-Stein

By: Janet Cloninger in Home, Kitchen, News posted on August 23, 2014 9:00 am

Your barware might not include expensive ceramic or metal beer steins, but you can simulate the look with these Das Can-In-Stein beverage can holders.  Simply slip any standard 12 ounce can into the “scaffolding”, and you’ll have a stein, complete with handle and thumb-opened hinged lid.  Although it looks like pewter, Das Can-In-Stein is madeRead More…

Stay alive and pop open a brew with SlideBelts Survival Belt

By: Andy Jacobs in Crowdfunded, News, Outdoor Gear posted on August 22, 2014 3:23 pm

I’ve watched the TV show Survivorman enough to know that in a survival situation, sometimes having the right tool can mean the difference between life and death. The folks at SlideBelts know this too. They took their already innovative no-hole belt design and are amping it up with new survival-type features in a crowdfunded Kickstarter campaign. In addition toRead More…

Save space with collapsible buckets

By: Julie Strietelmeier in Home, Kitchen, News, Outdoor Gear posted on August 22, 2014 11:00 am

Janet recently turned me on to the Tiny House Nation TV show on the FYI channel. While I know I will never be able to talk Jeanne into downsizing to a 500 or smaller square foot house, I can’t help but dream about minimizing and simplifying all our junk. I love watching the Tiny HouseRead More…

The new mophie juice pack is just for the Galaxy S5

By: Janet Cloninger in Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases, Covers, News posted on August 22, 2014 9:00 am

Cases with backup batteries are usually designed for the iPhone, but mophie’s newest case is for the Samsung Galaxy S5 phone.  This case covers the back and sides to protect your phone, and it wraps slightly around to the screen to keep it lifted off the tabletop should you lay the phone facedown.  Inside, there’sRead More…

WaterField Designs introduces the new VertiGo 2.0 Laptop Bag

By: Janet Cloninger in Bags, Laptops and Gear, News posted on August 22, 2014 8:00 am

Actually, it’s not just a laptop bag, because the VertiGo 2.0 is available in three sizes: small holds an iPad Air and similar tablets; medium holds a 13″ Mac laptop; and large holds a 15″ Mac laptop.  The VertiGo 2.0 is the “ideal business and traveling companion that can hold a surprising amount of gearRead More…

Gadget deals – Save on a variety of gaming gadgets including UK deals

By: Julie Strietelmeier in Gaming Gear, News posted on August 21, 2014 1:11 pm

Today’s gadget deals have been hand picked for our readers who enjoy video games. The list includes two controllers, a Sony PS4 wireless headset, HDMI cable and a deal on a Sony PS3 and a games for our UK readers. Mad Catz Optical Gaming Mouse Prepare for GTA:V on PC with the Mad Catz GamingRead More…

Equalizer case for iPhone 5/5s

By: Janet Cloninger in Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News posted on August 21, 2014 9:00 am

Although the lights on the back of this iPhone 5/5s case look like an equalizer display, they don’t actually react to specific frequencies and the max levels are pre-set.  They will react to any music or ambient sound, and they look cool and add interest to what would normally be a plain, black cover overRead More…

The Bolstr is smaller than a gear bag but bigger than a holster

By: Janet Cloninger in Bags, Crowdfunded, News posted on August 21, 2014 8:00 am

Men seem to like to carry lots of stuff in their pockets, and sometimes they have too much stuff and need a bag.  But many men have aversions to bags that are much smaller than a laptop bag or to bags that don’t look like they can be carried into war.  Sometimes neither of thoseRead More…

Barnes & Noble announces new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK

By: Julie Strietelmeier in eBook Readers, News posted on August 20, 2014 7:45 pm

This post is sponsored by Barnes & Noble. This morning in New York City’s Union Square Store, Barnes & Noble & Samsung announced a historic partnership releasing the newest and latest Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 NOOK®. This new tablet provides the best of both worlds – a well designed technology backend and the excellent NOOK®Read More…

This Belkin Powerhouse XL dock is designed for Android tablets and eReaders

By: Janet Cloninger in Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News posted on August 20, 2014 9:00 am

This PowerHouse Micro-USB Dock XL is designed for Android tablets and phones, eReaders, and similar devices charged by microUSB.  It has a dock to adjust the microUSB plug so you can dock many of your devices while they are still in a case.  You can rapidly charge your device while photos, music, apps, and other data transfers.Read More…