I’ve always had a soft spot for Fugoo speakers. Their rugged build, good sound and incredible battery life won me over. However, the original Fugoo speaker and newer XL version are a bit on the expensive side and anyone on a restrictive budget would be hard-pressed to justify buying a Fugoo speaker no matter how… Read More

Welcome to the next chapter in my ongoing quest to find a pair of Bluetooth headphones that I can use while working out. I’ve tried a few pairs of wired Bluetooth earbuds with limited success, but for a while now, I’ve had my eye on the latest version, the completely wireless style. The QCY Q29… Read More

Several months back, in August 2016, I reviewed the Optoma NuForce BE6 Bluetooth wireless headphones. Not long after that review was posted here, Julie let me know that Optoma had already released an updated version of the NuForce BE6, called the  NuForce BE6i. Overall I’d been happy with the NuForce BE6, with the exception of some issues… Read More

I have watched with great interest the Bluetooth tracker segment of the gadget market for some time.  I have tried to figure out how I would use such gadgets in my own life, and have wondered just how well they work.  So I got my hands on the $19.99 MYNT Bluetooth tracker and put it… Read More

2016 marked the beginning of the end for many electronic ports that we have all come to know and love. Change is difficult but this consolidation and optimization of ports will ultimately mean thinner, lighter devices. The most controversial loss was Apple’s “brave” iPhone 7/7+ decision to ditch the headphone port that has been with… Read More

I walk and listen to music or podcasts pretty regularly. Because of the heat this summer, I started doing it in a mall about ten minutes from my house, and have kept at it through the rain and cold this fall and winter. I was recently sent a Lucid Audio AMPED Bluetooth neckband system, which I’ve… Read More

I’ve been staying away from keyboards for a while, since I haven’t really found anything new that caught my eye- until now: A slim, metal-bodied keyboard that looks like something from Apple, yet can pair with four devices and features backlit keys. What’s in the box: Micro USB cable User Manual Pouch Kanex MultiSync Premium… Read More

Bluetooth speakers outnumber the grains of sand on the seashore, it seems. Hardly a week goes by that I don’t see a review of a new model on some website, especially in what has ecumenically been called “The Gift-Giving Season.” /eye roll/ During this period, iClever just released a few new models, and I was… Read More

True wireless headphones, those in-ear Bluetooth headphones that have neither a cord connecting them to music or to each other, are the cutting edge of gadget technology. Most people have been excited to try them, but often are frustrated by poor connectivity performance, poor fit, short battery life, or a combination of factors. Manufacturers are therefore… Read More

Using your phone or tablet to control IoT (Internet of Things) gadgets is cool, but it can get annoying when you have to pull your phone out of your pocket, turn it on, navigate to a specific app and then tap an onscreen button to perform the desired task. If you want to save a… Read More

In midst of my last headphone review, I upgraded to the iPhone 7, which removed the 3.5 mm port. Sure, they sent an adapter to use and it worked great for finishing the review, but I realized pretty quickly that I needed to start looking into the wireless direction. Thankfully, JLab must have heard my… Read More

In 2004, Newsweek printed that, “According to a study conducted by a Boston marketing firm, the average American burns 55 minutes a day–roughly 12 weeks a year–looking for things they know they own but can’t find.”  It makes sense that in the last 12 years this number may have changed, given that the average American is more likely… Read More

I’m on a quest to find a great sounding comfortable pair of truly wireless earbuds that I can wear for more than a few minutes without discomfort and the Syllable D900 Mini wireless earbuds that I’m currently testing show real promise for earning a spot on my favorite gear list. What is it? Syllable D900 Mini… Read More

I’ve been on the hunt for a set of wireless headphones for quite a while, even before Apple declared is “war on wires” (my words, not theirs) with their latest iPhone 7 models. My main criterion for wireless headphones was that I could wear them while working out, meaning that they wouldn’t be negatively affected by… Read More

I stopped trying to keep up with Braven ages ago. Just when you think this prolific portable speaker company couldn’t come up with any more speakers—Wham! They deliver a completely new line of speakers. I’m surprised, but I shouldn’t be. Lately, Braven has been concentrating on the outdoor market by offering tough and waterproof, yet… Read More