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Bracketron Smart Lantern review

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If  you've ever been in a situation where one of your mobile devices has run out of power and there is no outlet around, you'd probably appreciate having a battery backup.  Bracketron's solution is their Smart Lantern, which not only supplies the power, but also lights your way in the dark.  Here's something you may [...]

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Just Mobile Highway Duo-1

iPhone car chargers, cannot live without them, good quality reliable well made ones are often hard to come by. And, when you do find a good one to use you have to supply your own cable to use with it. And, what happens if you need to charge another device while charging your iPhone? The [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
lifelink

LifeLink is an ultra-portable USB cable that can be carried in your wallet, purse, or even on your keychain. Available in 3 styles, LifeLink cables are compatible with all Apple and Android Smartphones and Tablets. There's a micro USB, Lightning and 30-pin versions. With a thickness of only 2 credit cards (0.098 inches or 2.5mm), [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Computer Gear, News
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We've told you about USB monitors before, but the CINQ includes a special clip that allows you to mount the 10.1 inch 720p monitor right to the side of your laptop's display. The monitor is compatible with PCs and Macs and has a max resolution of 1280 x 720. It features a matte / anti-glare coating, [...]

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Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News
leef-usb-8

The folks at Leef sent me two of their USB flash drives to try. What's so exciting about a USB flash drive you ask? Well, the Leef Bridge allows you to easily move files from your PC or Mac, to your Android smartphone and visa versa, all without requiring WiFi, a network or any extra [...]

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Posted in: Android
brando-10port

If your family is threatening to take away all your gadgets and gizmos because you are always using all the AC outlets to charge them, I have a potential solution for you. It's the 10-Port USB Charging Station from Brando. Yes, we've seen USB hubs with more than 10 ports before, but, this charging station offers [...]

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At first glance, the Nessie by Blue Microphones  looks like an award one might receive at a music award ceremony because of its impressive stature. But it is named after the mythological Loch Ness monster and resembles it with its "S" curve and long neck silhouette. But it begs the question, does it stand up [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Music Gear, Reviews
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When I downsized from a 27" iMac to a 13" Macbook Air for my main computer, It felt liberating being able to carry around my computer anywhere I needed to go. But giving up a huge display for one much smaller did take some adjustment. When I'm couch surfing, I don't really mind the smaller [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Laptops and Gear, News
Satechi-Speakers-1

I love listening to music or podcasts on my home PC and at my office. Sometimes you just need to tune into something upbeat to get your work done!  My desk space is limited, so since I was given the opportunity to try out the Dual Sonic speakers from Satechi, I grabbed the chance. Note:  Images can [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews
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A true gadgeteer is always looking for ways to make their gadgets do more than they were originally intended. The MicroUSB OTG 3-Port Hub with Smartphone Stand from Brando is a $10 accessory that effectively turns your Android smartphone into a mini workstation by giving it 3 USB 2.0 ports. Laptops all over the world just gasped [...]

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Posted in: Android, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
satechi-humidifier

The Satechi USB Portable Humidifier is a small screw-on device that fits on most brands of bottled water and can be used as a humidifier, mister or aroma diffuser. Just fill the bottle with purified water, screw on the device/filter and plug in to a USB 2.0 or 3.0 port. The USB Portable Humidifier will [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
usb-utilitycharger

The USB Utility Charge Tool looks like multi-tool or pocket knife, but it's really a multi-bladed charging tool. There are several "blades" that you can use to charge your gadgets, including a 30 pin connector for the iPhone or iPod, a micro USB and a mini USB connector. There's also a USB adapter to connect [...]

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It doesn't make a difference if you use a desktop computer connected to a huge display, or a laptop with an 11 inch display, you will always want more screen space. I know for me that it was a pretty big adjustment when I downsized from a 27" inch iMac to a 13" Macbook Air. [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews
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The Victorinox Swiss Army Jetsetter USB Flash Drive combines a few "tools" with a removable USB flash drive which is available in 8, 16 and 32GB capacities. Will it become your new favorite EDC tool for home and office? Let's see. Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger size. USB 2.0 Victorinox Swiss [...]

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Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews
usbpowermon

If you like to tinker with your own electronics projects or are a data geek who needs to know how much juice your tablet, smartphone or other USB device really needs to charge via USB, the Smartronix USB Power Meter will provide that info. It can also tell you how much power a USB port [...]

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