Howard Sneider

Howard Sneider lives northwest of Boston and consults in the Bioprocess field. Growing up, he took as many things apart as he could in the house to see how they work. (They weren't all reassembled.) These days, in nearly every setting he finds himself, he is the resident gadget guru. Howard lives with his wife, two children, and pet turtle. In his free time, he does what he can to stay active and, of course, play with gadgets.

Contigo Randolph stainless steel travel mug review

Before I review any gadget, I need my cup o’ Joe. There’s nothing like a piping hot cup of coffee to get the creative juices flowing. So it’s particularly fitting that I have the opportunity to review the Contigo Randolph stainless steel travel mug. While most travel mugs are tumblers without handles, the Randolph mug …

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A charging cable for those on both sides of the phone wars

“It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge.” It’s the worst part of the Twilight Zone, the part that even Rod Serling feared – it’s the need to carry an Android and iPhone. Maybe one device is …

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Inateck MP1305 iPad Pro/MacBook Air sleeve review

Finding the perfect laptop sleeve is a lesson in compromise. The optimal design most people seek is a balance between protection, fashion, storage and utility. Just exactly what qualities are most important is based on one’s own proclivity for each feature. The Inateck MP1305 sleeve delivers a fashion forward design with the ability to prop up the computer for video playback or …

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YodelUP lets you stay connected and rock out with your gloves on!

Having a phone with you on the slopes is great; it allows you to coordinate your runs with your group and allows you to enjoy some tunes at the same time. But trying to access your mobile while wearing winter gloves usually means taking them off.  And even with a pair of conductive gloves you …

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Say goodbye to your smelly sponge!

It is nearly impossible to rid kitchen sponges of food particles and contaminants once they are soiled by unclean surfaces. The moist, porous, nutrient-rich environment of a dirty sponge may harbor microbiological organisms, many of which may be pathogenic. So after you’ve read the previous sentence and thrown out your old sponge, replace it with …

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge available for preorder on Feb. 23

This Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 8 am ET, The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge will be available for pre-order from AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Verizon. What’s new with the latest versions of the venerable S Series? Just about everything that is good with the S6’s has been improved. The S7 has the same 5.1″ display …

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LG Stylus 2 to debut next week at Mobile World Congress

LG will introduce the LG Stylus 2 next week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. This phone, a sequel to the G4 Stylus, will be available in the United States later this year. It features a nano-coated thin-profile stylus tip that provides real pen-like feel and allows for more accuracy when note-taking and drawing compared to a rubber-tipped stylus.  The LG …

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Kurio Watch delivers a Bluetooth smartwatch in a kid sized package

Some people spent Valentine’s Day weekend in New York City, but they weren’t all there for hansom cab rides through the park. Some were attendees at The 2016 American International Toy Fair, at the Javits Center, where KD Group introduced the Kurio Watch. It’s a Bluetooth smartwatch made for children between the ages of 6 and 12.  The watch is especially sized to fit small wrists …

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