Sometime around 1975, it was suggested that because of computers, paper would become obsolete. It hasn’t happened yet and I find myself buying a new printer every now and again. I’ve never been completely satisfied by the output quality or performance of my purchases, but maybe things will change now that I have the XP-950 […]
If you’re going to market another Bluetooth receiver in an already overcrowded market, it would make sense to differentiate yourself with a unique feature. At Coolstream they have made their Duo receiver different in the way it connects to the playback device by plugging in directly to the 30 pin connector on an iPhone docking station.
Do you need to know where someone or something is or was? Need to know that the grandparents are OK? Then perhaps the eTrak GPS Tracking Device by eTrak can be of help. It claims it can tell you where it is, using GPS, WiFi, and cellular triangulation, and then display the position on a map using
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
I’m not very big on playing with toys, but when Brando offered the Nano Falcon R/C helicopter by Silverlit, it piqued my curiosity. It’s billed as the World’s smallest, according to the Guiness Book of World Records. Having never attempted to fly a remote-controlled helicopter, I went for the new experience. What could go wrong?
One thing that’s almost certain is that the quality of the sound from flat screen TV speakers rarely equals the quality of the picture. It’s understandable, considering the size and location of the speakers. You can of course invest in a surround-sound system and wire up your TV viewing room, or there is the option
Got your Bluetooth speaker yet? Here’s another entry in the field, and it’s from Sherwood. The EXM-50 does everything you’d expect from a Bluetooth speaker, plus it has apps for iOS and Android to control the device and is claimed to be resistant to spraying water. Being new to the US market, we get to play
For those of us that are dependent upon the Internet for all the information that streams into our homes, battery back-up of the hardware that makes it possible is important. The BG500 by APC not only keeps the power on, but it also has features to monitor energy use, a watchdog function that can reboot
I purchased an iPad mini. That was the easy part. What I needed next was a case that is both rugged and reliable, because I plan on carrying the mini with me while hiking in the woods near our house. I stumbled across the iPad mini Mobility Pack sold by Modulr and thought it might be
I have a confession to make. I’m obsessed with iPad bags. Since I purchased my iPad 2, I’ve been looking for the perfect bag or bags to carry it. Strotter is feeding my obsession with their Platforma bag for the iPad and other tablets. You know what they say: “you can never be too rich
I’ve come to the conclusion that there is an epidemic of people losing phones/wallets as evidenced by the number of tracking devices available on the market. I recently received the TrackR by Phone Halo to check out, and my preliminary impression was very positive. Here was something that I could stick in my wallet or hang on
“I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!” Remember this quote from the 1976 movie Network? It sums up my feelings about the present state of pay-TV providers and forced me to do something about the ever increasing fees and poor customer service. Thanks to Aereo, I’ve been able to dump the
Recently my wife lost her purse, and it got me thinking if there was a device that would alert her when she and her purse were separated. Not too long afterward, I came upon the PROTAG by Innova, a device that works with a smartphone to keep track of your personal items and sends alerts when
You’re probably thinking ” not another iPad case!”, but before you hit the back arrow hear me out. The Across Case by Strotter does have some unusual features that make it worth a look. My first impression was also underwhelming; however, after using the case for a couple of weeks, it may be something you
I’ve been searching for a way to keep an eye on my summer cabin while we’re not in residence, and the Xtreme Life Landscape Stone from KJB Security products would seem to be the answer. It claims to provide unattended surveillance with minimal operator intervention and ease of operation. I guess we’ll have to see about that…