Michael Strange

Pad & Quill’s new iPhone 11 Pro cases showcase hand-polished walnut

NEWS – Pad & Quill, maker of fine leather accessories for Apple products, recently announced two new iPhone cases. Made specifically for the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, the new cases are not made of leather, instead the company is using hand-polished wood.  The Woodline Slim iPhone 11 Pro Case is made …

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Lockly’s new Vision smart lock lets you see who’s at your front door

NEWS – In May of last year, I reviewed the Lockly Secure Pro smart lock. It’s a great smart lock that’s easy to install and is loaded with features. I loved everything about it, and 8-months later, my feelings haven’t changed. At this year’s CES Lockly showed off their newest smart lock, the Lockly Vision. …

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Nomad Active Strap Waterproof Leather Apple Watch band review

REVIEW – As a general rule of thumb, water and leather don’t mix, especially when it comes to Apple Watch bands. However, Nomad recently released an Apple Watch Strap that is made of waterproof leather. So let’s take a look at the Nomad Active Strap. What is it? The Nomad Active Strap is a waterproof …

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Bissell Barkbath Portable Dog Bath & Deep Cleaning System review

REVIEW – Does your dog hate bath time? Mine does, and so do I. It’s messy and bending over the bathtub wreaks havoc on my lower back. The Bissell BARKBATH is a portable dog bath that’s supposed to make bathing your dog more comfortable and less messy. And hopefully, less traumatic for your fur baby. …

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Charge your Apple Watch on-the-go directly from your MacBook or iPad Pro

NEWS – If you’re looking for a creative and portable way to keep your Apple Watch powered wherever you go, Satechi may have the answer. They recently introduced their new USB-C Magnetic Charging Dock for Apple Watch. The Magnetic Charging Dock is designed to fit all Apple Watch sizes and features a USB-C connection. The …

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Nomad’s waterproof leather Active Straps are designed for heavy everyday use

  NEWS – One of my favorite accessories maker, Nomad, recently introduced a new Apple Watch band made of hydrophobic leather. The versatile band can withstand dirt, sweat, saltwater, and sand. It’s made to go from workout to night out.  From Nomad’s website: Built with hydrophobic leather and ventilation channels, Active Strap is designed for …

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Mujjo Double-Insulated Touchscreen Gloves review

REVIEW – Living in Michigan, one item you must own in the fall and winter is a warm pair of gloves. And with virtually every device from phones to in-car displays having a touchscreen these days, touchscreen gloves are even better. I’ve tried several pairs of touchscreen gloves over the years, and they usually fall …

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Level Lock transforms your dumb lock into a smart lock

NEWS – The list of Home Automation products is growing, and smart locks are popular amongst them. But most if not all of them require you to replace your existing deadbolt and usually have a touch or keypad. The Level Lock is billed as the world’s first invisible smart lock. It’s designed to install inside …

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Monowear Urban Canvas and Cocktail Leather Apple Watch bands review

REVIEW – I love my Apple Watch, and one reason is how easy it is to change bands. I like being able to switch bands based on my mood or activity. I’m also kind of addicted to collecting them. Recently I’ve been testing a couple of bands from Monowear. They were kind enough to send …

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Put “1,000 songs in your pocket” with Elago’s latest retro AirPods case

  NEWS – About a month ago, I wrote about Elago’s AW3 AirPods case, which resembled a classic Macintosh computer. Well, Elago is back at it again, this time transforming your AirPods case into a classic iPod music player complete with the iconic click wheel. The AW6 AirPods hang case is made of premium silicone …

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This cute little disk will keep your favorite beverage hot on-the-go

NEWS – Has this ever happened to you? You just plopped down $6 at your favorite coffee shop, but about halfway through enjoying your hot cup of whatever it gets ice cold, and you end up tossing it into the trash. Now there’s a way to keep it warm, so the only thing you’ll be …

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The SnoShark is here to take a bite out of car snow removal this winter

NEWS – I might be in the minority here, but I love snow. What I don’t like is trying to remove all the white stuff from my car. I’ve used brushes, ice scrapers, and even a broom, none of which are ideal. We just had our first big snowfall, and as I was laboriously cleaning …

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This tool will make your gift wrapping a breeze this holiday season

NEWS – I love the holidays, and I’m one of those rare people that also enjoy wrapping the gifts I purchase for family and friends. But as much as I like giving nicely wrapped gifts, the wrapping process itself can be challenging. No matter how big the working surface, the roll of wrapping paper always …

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Drop your phone into Totallee’s new fast-charging Wireless Car Charger

NEWS – Wireless car chargers are nothing new, but they are for Totallee, my favorite ultra-thin iPhone case maker. By introducing their new Wireless Car Charger Totallee is adding to an ever-growing list of smartphone accessories. The charger has a minimalist design featuring a 360º adjustable viewing angle and a secure vent grip mount for quick, …

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