After four months taking ideas from their fans and frequent flier customers, WaterField Designs has unveiled their new Air Porter carry-on bag. [click to continue…]

When I think high-end luxury leather phone cases, a couple brands come to mind like Vaja and Orbino. So how is that I’ve never heard of or seen the leather cases from Alto? If you’ve never seen them either, let me introduce you to what might be your next favorite iPhone 7 Plus case. [click to continue…]

Do you march to the beat of your own drum, not satisfied to blend in with the rest of the world around you? Then you are going to love these unique backpacks from MadPax. These bags are not your average run of the mill boring black Walmart special backpacks that all your friends are carrying. Everything about MadPax backpacks is cool… well, except for the name because I keep wanting to call them maxipads. Stop judging me. [click to continue…]

“Selfie Sticks” were all the rage a few years back. And although the craze has dwindled a bit, they are still in use and can definitely still be useful, especially in certain situations. Our family had tried a selfie stick a few years back, but we were very unimpressed with it—it had a cable that connected to the phone to control the phone’s shutter, which was a bit cumbersome, and its quality was low for the cost. When Julie provided the chance to try out the MPow Bluetooth Selfie Stick, its Bluetooth connectivity and some of its other features looked appealing. Let’s check it out! Gadget on!

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When I was a kid, I would intentionally break old style glass thermometers just so I could play with the mercury inside them. I had no idea back then that mercury was toxic. I just loved watching the liquid metal separate into balls and then forms back into one blob when the individual pieces touched. With the Liquid Metal Watch from Tokyoflash Japan, you can have a similar experience without the whole poisoning issue.  [click to continue…]

When drones first started becoming popular, they were big bulky quad copters with large GoPro sized cameras and people mostly used them for cool landscape videos. People still use drones to shoot landscape shots, but a newer category of drones has been designed for taking a more personal type of photography – the selfie. Now you don’t need an extra friend to take your picture. Or at least that’s the idea. Let’s see if the ROVA Flying Selfie drone can take a picture and keep on hovering. [click to continue…]

Instead of watching current events videos that are depressing and anxiety inducing, I’m going to start sharing videos with you that you can watch without stressing out. Don’t worry, they will always have some tech element to them, so I’m not going to share cat videos unless the cats have laser beams for eyes and robotic whiskers. Then, of course, I’ll be compelled to share them. Click through to see today’s video. [click to continue…]

When it comes to speakers, the saying goes: the louder the better. But sometimes loud isn’t good enough. Sometimes you want that bass to hit, or better yet, feel the rumbling lows that we don’t typically get from ordinary speakers. Of course, our typical everyday speakers can achieve the high tones in the music but most Bluetooth speakers can’t produce those punchy mids or thumping low bass. With the Cambond X-Bass Adjustable Bass Bluetooth speaker, getting that hard hitting and rumbling bass might be easier than you think. [click to continue…]

How often have you tried to spread butter on toast, a baked potato, bread, etc, only to find out that it’s just too cold and hard to spread? Yeah, I know, first world problems. But it is a real problem that could use a solution. One company invented the biēm butter sprayer to solve this issue. Let’s see if it works and if it’s worth it’s $129 price tag.
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Do you have some extra cash burning a hole in your pocket? Then consider funding one of this week’s notable crowdfunding campaigns. Click through to see this week’s list of projects. [click to continue…]

I have been a digital photographer for over 15 years now. I started with the equivalent of an Instamatic, and moved up to a prosumer, then full DSLR cameras. I have bought and sold lenses, filters, and other equipment. While I don’t pretend to know how to adjust f-stops and ISO for challenging conditions, I have made some nice photos, been paid for some and awarded prizes for others. I’m rarely ashamed or embarrassed by my work. I’ve also bought into the iOS ecosystem hook, line, and sinker. So it was only a matter of time before I subsumed to the Siren call of the DxO ONE iOS camera. I pre-ordered this about three years ago, and my Lovely Bride kept asking “What is this charge on our credit card?” to which I would reply “It’s a new camera. It’ll be here any day now.” She’s sweet to believe in me. And she’s seen much more funneled into my photography habit. And it only took nine months to ship! [click to continue…]

I’m lucky that I no longer have to take prescription medications, but for those of you that do, check out this water bottle that has a built in pill holder. [click to continue…]

After reviewing a handful of portable Bluetooth speakers, I’ve found that some really appeal to me like the UE Megaboom because of its great sound quality (it has some bass!) and long battery life among other things, but others like the Logitech x300 do not. The Logitech x300 tends to dampen mid and upper frequencies when bass frequencies are playing. When the Gadgeteer was offered the Douni A5 Bluetooth speaker, I volunteered to review it to see how it compares to other portable speakers I’ve tried. After testing it, I’d say it competes rather well in the audio quality department, but not so much in the Bluetooth range department. [click to continue…]

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If you can’t bear leaving your little Muffin at home, then you may want to look into this U-Pet Bubble Pet Carrier. I’m not kitten, it’s the cutest and most functional pet carrier I’ve seen in a long time. Sure, there are carriers out there right meow that may have all the functionality, but not that adorable little window for your sweet kitty to peer out of!  [click to continue…]