Smythe Richbourg

A gadget nerd from childhood, Smythe has always been drawn to solving everyday problems with clever tools. An Apple fan since his Mac Plus in 1987, he's sure the company will one day do great things, despite being perpetually doomed by their competition.

Nisnas industries Vortex Shadow is a sling for urban adventurers

NEWS – I followed the first Kickstarter of these guys with their Kole flask back in August of 2015. Since then, they have released several other unique high-touch products (two wooden whiskey tumbler styles, and two vegan backpacks sized for women, among others). The one that I have always lusted after, however, is their Vortex Shadow. …

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Apple Airpad cancelled, Nomad offers alternative

NEWS – Apple has just announced that they are putting the final nail in the AirPad coffin. (Photo credit for above shot goes to The Verge.) Matthew Panzarino at TechCrunch has the dirty details: “After a delay of over a year since it was first announced in September of 2017, the AirPower charging mat has …

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Cannae Optio Sling bag review

REVIEW – We’ve all noted the trend toward thinner devices and, thus, smaller, sleeker bags. My (current) favorite style is an over-the-shoulder sling bag. These allow for quick-on, quick-off, and easy sling-around access while wearing. The current model I am testing is from a company called Cannae, their Optio Sling bag. Note: Photos may be …

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Moshi’s Tego Sling messenger bag offers cut-proof protection

NEWS – The tide is turning toward sling bags. Thin devices and larger screens are convincing users that bracing their device against their back is great for protecting those fragile slabs of glass from breakage. Being able to slide the sling around and not lean on it while on public transit or for security in crowds …

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Sbode M400 Multi-Function Bluetooth speaker review

  REVIEW – Music in a cylinder. Ten years ago, no one thought of having a complete music system in a handheld unit about the size of a 24-ounce can of malt liquor or a sleeve of tennis balls. Yet, on sites like ours, there are dozens of these cylinders that vie for the attention …

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