Content Nav Menu 
lg-quickcircle-1

LG G3 Quick Circle Qi Wireless Charging Cover review

on Sunday, August 17th, 2014

I recently upgraded from a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to a LG G3 smartphone. Having reviewing the LG G2 last year, I was expecting the G3 to have Qi charging capability right out of the box. I was really disappointed when I found out that this would not be the case with the US versionsRead More…

SmartThings

Simplify your home automation with the SmartThings Hub and app

on Sunday, August 17th, 2014

There are a lot of home automation devices out there, each with their own app. As you work towards the smart home of your dreams, before long, you’ll have multiple apps for your multiple devices. You can simplify things by controlling everything with the SmartThings Hub and iOS/Android app (you’ll need at least iOS 7.0Read More…

newspaper2

Chargers and gaming accessories – Weekly roundup

on Saturday, August 16th, 2014
Posted in: News

This past week we seemed to focus on two different themes. For reviews, we had not one, but three charger reviews. And for news we had quite a few video game related posts. If you’re not interested in either of those two topics, never fear because we had posts about tools, lifelogging cameras, LED lamps, cameraRead More…

vssl-2

VSSL – Survival kit in a tube

on Saturday, August 16th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

I just finished reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed, a book about a woman who hiked the PCT (Pacific Coast Trail) all by herself. It made me wish I could do something like that. But the problem is that my idea of camping is sitting on my front porch in my pajamas while surfing my favoriteRead More…

bolse-4port-USB-charger1

Bolse 4-port USB desktop charger review

on Saturday, August 16th, 2014

In my never-ending quest for power, with thirst-hungry gadgets all over my house, my car, and my office, one of the biggest problems I have is being able to charge multiple devices at once.  For example, when you travel and stay in hotel rooms, if you are lucky you have one of those lamps besideRead More…

cube_blue_hero

You won’t be a square with the Polaroid Cube

on Saturday, August 16th, 2014
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

If you’re a product of the 60′s, 70′s or even the 80′s, you probably know the Polaroid name. But when the digital age went into full effect the Polaroid brand, probably best known for its instant cameras faded some. In honor of their 75th year in business Polaroid is trying to make a comeback with theRead More…

Om One

Make a statement with the OM/ONE levitating Bluetooth speaker

on Saturday, August 16th, 2014

One thing I used to daydream about as a child is having the power of levitation/telekinesis. To this day, that would be my super power if I could have one. And guess what? Now there’s a LEVITATING Bluetooth speaker in the works! The OM/ONE is a small orb speaker that measures 3.6 inches in diameterRead More…

gadget-deals0815-fp

Gadget deals – HTC Desire 816, Ottie car mount and more including UK deals

on Friday, August 15th, 2014
Posted in: Deals, News

Today we have some money saving deals on an Android smartphone, a mount for a smartphone and a backup battery for a smartphone. Today we are also happy to provide three deals for our UK readers. HTC Desire 816, 5.5″ Android Phablet on Virgin Mobile Part phone, part tablet, the 816 is perfect for thoseRead More…

flint-laces

Make a campfire with your shoe laces

on Friday, August 15th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

How many times has this happened to you? You’re hiking the Appalachian Trail and are ready to make camp for the night only to discover that your matches are soggy, your lighter is out of fluid and you’ve lost your firesteel. Now you can’t make a fire to toast your marshmallows! What will you do?Read More…

idapt_i4_charger_03

IDAPT i4+ universal charger review

on Friday, August 15th, 2014

Chances are pretty good that you have at least one universal charger already.  One was probably even given to you as a gift over the holidays from a relative who thought it sounded “techie.” I may be just a little bitter because I find one in my stocking every year from my mother, and theyRead More…

Elgato Game Capture HD60

Record your next epic gaming session with the Game Capture HD60

on Friday, August 15th, 2014

You are a gaming god. You have sliced, slashed, driven and shot through all your foes. But how do you share these epic exploits with your friends and millions of potential worshippers? The Game Capture HD60 from Elgato is one way to do it. The Game Capture HD60 is a device designed to help youRead More…

lenses

Gadget deals – Save 30% on an iPad Air, 80% on Samsung headphones and more

on Thursday, August 14th, 2014
Posted in: Deals, News

Apple iPad Air Snag an iPad air for 30% OFF – $489. So far 450 eBay’ers have picked up the deal in the past 24 Hours, with another 350 people watching the item. Grab one while they last! (They also have an Apple iPad 2 for $219 – 51% OFF)          Read More…

narrativeclip-50

Narrative Clip wearble lifelogging camera review

on Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Do you have a good memory? Do you remember everything that happened on your last birthday, vacation or family outing? Do you wish you had some pictures from that one time… at band camp? Although most of us carry a smartphone with a camera, we can’t take a picture every minute to document our lives. That wouldRead More…

Ace Bayou X Rocker Pro H3

X Rocker Pro H3 a gaming chair fit for the great Gluteus Maximus pro gamer extraordinaire

on Thursday, August 14th, 2014
Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

You have the system. You have the controller. You even have the pro peripherals, but what in the world are you sitting on? Ordinary seating just won’t cut it for the pro gamer so, what do the pros use? A gaming chair. One popular model of gaming chairs is the X Rocker Pro H3 fromRead More…

peakdesign-slideclutchanchorlinks_00

Peak Design Slide, Clutch and Anchor Links camera accessories review

on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Peak Design ha built a company by holding three successful crowd-funded Kickstarter campaigns for their innovative Capture and Capture V2 Camera Clip mounting systems and Leash & Cuff accessories. Having reviewed the Peak Design CapturePRO a while back, I found it to be well-engineered and well-built and I was impressed enough that I wanted toRead More…

lumsing

Gadget deals – Lumsing 6000mAh ultra slim power bank

on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
Posted in: Deals, News

You can never have too much battery power, so here’s a deal on an external power supply from Lumsing that has a capacity of 6000mAh that is enough juice that you can use it to recharge an iPhone 5S three times, a Galaxy S4 twice, or an iPad mini once. It features an ultra slim caseRead More…

StretchWrite_2b

StretchWrite turns your favorite pen or pencil into a stylus

on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

The StretchWrite is a stretchy grip that will instantly turn your favorite pen or pencil into a touch screen compatible stylus. Just put the writing tip of the pen or pencil in one end of the StretchWrite and stretch the other end over the opposite side. Now you can write with the pencil or inkRead More…

TaoTronics LED lamp 1

TaoTronics Elune Dimmable LED Desk Lamp review

on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

Who doesn’t need a desk lamp? How about an energy efficient LED desk lamp? Often when I think of LED lighting, I think of the sometimes harsh blue tinted lights, but the TaoTronics Elune Dimmable LED Desk Lamp has several light settings so it is time to set my presuppositions aside and give it aRead More…

HipShotDot

You won’t lose sight of your target with the HipShotDot

on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

Continuing with my video gaming theme this week, I bring you the HipShotDot, an onscreen red dot sight designed for FPS (First Person Shooters) games. Here’s the thing, as I have gotten a little older I sometimes have a hard time finding the sight reticle on the TV screen when playing shooting games. The scene on theRead More…

macbook

Gadget deals for Macbook Air, Maxell earbuds, Jawbone and more

on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
Posted in: Deals

We’re going to experiment with posting regular gadget deal posts again on either a daily or weekly basis. However, we only want to do this if you find these posts useful. Unlike the deal posts we’ve run in the past, these aren’t sponsored (I’m not being paid to post them), but in the interest ofRead More…

mudfighter2

MudFighter tools declare war on muddy shoes

on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

The Mudfighter-series is a collection of tools that have been designed to help you remove mud and rocks from the soles / treads of your shoes. They are perfect for cross country runners, hikers, and even people that have dogs I could have used one of these tools several years ago when I had myRead More…

GripStand9

Lynktec GripStand tablet stand review

on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

There’s a new-ish technology being used in many items, and I’m kinda digging it. It’s the microsuction tech being used by case and stand makers for securing items to smooth surfaces. The folks at Lynktec use it to hold their new GripStand to the back of an iPad or tablet – or even a flat, smoothRead More…

Cinch-1

Put the control in the palm of your hand with Cinch Gamings Custom Cinch 360 Xbox game controller

on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

So, you consider yourself a gamer. You own the Xbox 360, you have all the latest First Person Shooters (FPS), you’re wired for sound with the latest headsets, but what about your game controller? The controller included with the Xbox 360 is fine, but let’s be honest, if you want to get to kill level extremeRead More…

pencilman1

Tape measure + pencil = PencilMan

on Monday, August 11th, 2014

Do it yourselfers, handy men and women and just about anyone who needs to measure and mark something will want to check out the PencilMan tape measure from Smith Works Tools. The PencilMan is a 25 foot metal ruler that features an easy to use thumb activated tape brake lever, a belt clip and bestRead More…

neolid3

Neolid Twizz is a travel cup with a twist

on Monday, August 11th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

The Neolid Twizz is a plastic 12 ounce cup made in France of light weight, waterproof and insulating plastic. So far that sounds pretty boring right? The interesting feature of this cup is the specially designed twisting lid that opens and closes with a twist. The lid opens like an iris or camera shutter andRead More…