Andy Jacobs

Husband, dad, biomedical engineer, and a fan of gadgets for as long as I can remember. Also a fan of Star Wars, fitness, rucking (goruck.com), travel, pugs, coffee, beer and a few other things. Does that sum me up? Not even close, but it's a start. ;-)

Buzzvoice 3 is “Like Pandora for News & Blogs”

The BuzzVoice 3 app uses text-to-voice technology to convert top blogs and news sites into audio files that can be listened to on-the-go.  Keep current on your favorite topics and multi-task in the car, at home, at the gym or anywhere.  Express yourself by creating playlists, sharing stories and more.  Check out a demo video …

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Sonos ZonePlayer S5 now in black

The Sonos ZonePlayer S5 is an award-winning, all-in-one wireless music system. It features room-filling sound via 5 integrated speakers and 5 dedicated digital amplifiers, unlimited music via iTunes and many other internet-based providers, is controllable with iPhone/iPod Touch via a controller app or any Sonos controller, and has wireless expandability to additional units in other …

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Charge while you walk with nPower PEG

Tremont Electric has developed the nPower® PEG (Personal Energy Generator), a small, lightweight device that recharges your hand-held electronics from the kinetic energy you generate while walking, running, or biking.  Slip it in your backpack, briefcase, or purse and go about your daily activities. As you move, your PEG will continuously top-off its internal battery …

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Be a conformist with Pivot Power from Quirky

The clever folks at Quirky have just released Pivot Power: A Creative Outlet (which just might be the best product tagline ever), an adjustable electrical power/surge protector strip that flexes around furniture and corners to conserve space.  Bending into circular, semi-circular, zig-zag and of course old-school straight shapes, it features six outlet ‘pods’, which can …

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Flashlight or lantern? Bring both in one

‘Round these parts, with summer comes camping, and with camping comes gadgets.  And one gadget no camper should be with out is the flashlight…or is it the lantern?  With the UCO MightyMight Compact Lantern and Torch by Industrial Revolution, you get both in one device.  With an LED bulb and aluminum body, it’s durable, long-lasting …

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iOS4 now available for download

As of yesterday, Apple‘s iOS4 (formerly known as iPhone OS4) is available for download through iTunes.  The new operating system, which contains long-awaited new features such as multi-tasking and app folders, can be installed on iPhone 3GS and 3G and the latest generation of iPod Touch; however, only the 3GS will be able to take …

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iSkin enigma leather slip case for iPhone 3G/3GS

Tired of so many look-alike iPhone 3G/3GS cases?  Feast thine eyes upon the iSkin enigma case for iPhone 3G/3GS.  Features a self-locking, slip-in design with a premium Napa leather-wrapped back.  Metallic accents including a camera bezel and the front face which allows unobstructed ambient and proximity sensors and a Home Button cover.  Also allows in-case …

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Road ID could save your life

While originally designed for runners or bicyclists, anyone with an active lifestyle or profession or who wants some additional safety identification may want to have a look at Road ID.  The Original Wrist ID Sport (pictured) is a bracelet that features a laser-engraved plate for your emergency contact information that could help first responders in …

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Swiss+Tech Micro-Max 19-in-1 keyring tool

Take heed, fans of keyring tools!  The Micro-Max 19-in-1 pocket tool kit from Swiss+Tech may be your next ally.  Made of stainless steel, it features a patented, quick-release self-lock mechanism to keep it securely attached to your keyring.  Includes 2 hex wrenches, 6 screwdrivers, pliers, wire cutter, wire stripper, wire crimper, hand drill, file, bottle …

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Seidio Innocase Rugged convertible case

Want protection for your mobile device, but don’t always need to go all out?  The Seidio Innocase Rugged Holster Combo is like two cases in one.  The Innocase 360 is a 1mm thick, snap-on case made from “hard yet flexible” material with built in screen guard that is suitable for everyday use.  Add the Rugged …

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iPhone 4 and more unveiled at WWDC 2010

Just this afternoon, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the much-rumored newest generation Apple smartphone, now officially-named iPhone 4, during his keynote speech at WWDC 2010.  He began by stating, “There are over 100 new features, but I’m going to cover 8. The first one? An all new design.”  I’m sure there will be more detail …

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