Have fun channeling your inner Darth Vader the next time you’re cooking in the kitchen or at the backyard grill with these officially licensed Star Wars kitchen accessories. [click to continue…]

If you’re a seeker of new and innovative accessories to control your smart home, read on fellow venturer!  The PureSwitch smart plug, made by PureGear, is a gem of a find and integrates with Apple Homekit to allow you to operate your appliances and doohickeys from wherever you are.  Let’s check it out.  [click to continue…]

Today I have three Kickstarter and three Indiegogo projects for you to check out. I want one of each, especially one in particular. Can you guess which one? Click through to see this week’s list of notable crowdfunding campaigns.
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If you’ve been thinking about making a switch to Verizon’s network but keep dragging your feet, their latest deal might be enough to make you pull the trigger. Especially if you want a brand new phone too. For a limited time, customers can switch to Verizon and get the latest Android phones like the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, Moto Z Droid and Z Droid Force, Samsung S7 and S7 edge, the LG V20, or the HTC 10 for as low as $15 per month with a device payment plan and a trade-in of an eligible phone.

Interested? Read the details at: http://www.verizon.com/about/news/switch-verizon-score-phones-pixel-samsung-s7-moto-z-low-15-month-eligible-trade

If you’ve ever used a binder clip as a pseudo-minimalist wallet, then you’ll want to check out this review of the Edwin Wallet from Hive Design. It’s like a binder clip on steroids and it just might become your new favorite wallet. Let’s take a look. [click to continue…]

Yes, the name induces giggles. But behind their (intentionally) humorous brand name, NutSac produces a solid collection of well-designed, high-quality satchels to relieve your pockets of all of their assorted junk… that doesn’t look like a purse. This week, NutSac announced the addition of a black color scheme to their existing lineup.  [click to continue…]

Grace Digital must have adopted the slogan, “Go big or go home,” because the EcoBoulder Waterproof Bluetooth speaker from their ECOXGEAR speaker line is, well—B.I.G. This thing is huge—and heavy. The EcoBoulder comes with a retractable handle and wheels. From a distance, it could easily be mistaken for a small travel suitcase. It also doubles as an AM/FM radio, P.A. system and most importantly, is affordable. In fact, the EcoBoulder is one of the more wallet-friendly large Bluetooth speakers available. With all that going for it how does it sound compared to other large portable Bluetooth speakers? [click to continue…]

You’ll be the envy of every nerd and gaming geek in the cafeteria when you come strolling in with the Game Box Lunchbox from Mustard. That’s Mustard the company who makes this bento-style lunchbox, and not the condiment. The Game Box lunchbox features a classic Nintendo Game Boy style shape and graphics that take you back to a simpler time when Mario ruled and Donkey Kong drooled. [click to continue…]

Hello, friends! Welcome to Bob’s EDC update. I am always on the go for work and I am obsessive about functional design, so I’m constantly tweaking my toolsets to optimize my daily carry. Here’s the go-to list of items that find their way into my daily EDC!

(Note: I’ve included links to all the items on my list where available f you would like to check them out yourself. In some cases, an item may be an older model, so I have linked to the latest product page where appropriate.) [click to continue…]

Last week Bob told us about a bag from ThinkGeek called The Bag of Holding. Today I want to tell you about another Bag of Holding from ThinkGeek. This time it’s a bag that’s been designed especially to survive a convention. The Con-Survival Edition of the Bag of Holding has several cool features that will help you enjoy your next Comic-Con. [click to continue…]

I have a lot of devices.  There, I said it.  Each has a purpose, but all share one common need for data, whether that is supplying it in the form of pictures (my Nikon S220 camera) or consuming it as video (my iPad and Android tablet).  The problem is that each has a different connector and a different way of getting data on or off the device.  This has required a variety of solutions to move data directly without using a single device as a central hub (like my MacBook Pro or my Surface Pro).  That is until I was introduced to the ADATA AI910 card reader.  The packaging says that it works with iOS, Android, and Windows.  Conspicuously absent from that list is macOS.  Let’s see whether this reader lives up to the claim. [click to continue…]

If you’ve ever found yourself in a situation where you have some food, but no spoon, fork, or knife to help you eat it, you might want to consider adding the Unitensil from Folditflat to your arsenal of EDC tools. [click to continue…]

A while back, I posted a news item about the Magpul DAKA Pouch. Made in the U.S.A. from polymer-infused, chemical-resistant, non-hygroscopic (will not absorb moisture) textiles with an anti-slip texture that are impenetrably RF-welded on all seams, the DAKA Pouch is one of the toughest gear carrying items you may ever find.  [click to continue…]

This batch of review updates covers some devices that are almost 10 years old! How’s that for long-term use info? That’s actually the whole point of these regular review updates. It’s a way to let you know how well a product stands the test of time. Click through to see a list of the reviews that have been updated and then find the update at the bottom of each review. [click to continue…]

This past weekend I attended PAX East 2017 in Boston at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. PAX is a gaming convention held at different venues and times throughout the country. PAX truly is a celebration of all things gaming and loads of fun.

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