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Obsessions #4: Five fresh tech finds (via The Open Company)

Obsessions is a series that asks the engineers and designers behind your favorite tech products to hand-pick their favorite new apps, gadgets, websites and tech accessories. About The Go Bag: The Go Bag is a backpack with all the gear you need to keep yourself and your community safe in the aftermath of a natural disaster. We designed it over the past …

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The Monocle speaker from Native Union is super unique (review)

When you think of the word unique in conjunction with the word headphone or speaker, what comes to mind? Maybe a slightly different color or shape? What about a whole new paradigm… something you would never even think to think of? That’s kind of how I view the Native Union’s Monocle speaker ($39.99-49.99). What’s so unique about the Monocle is that …

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Dark Energy Reservoir premium USB charger (review)

I’ve got a and it goes by the name of Dark Energy Reservoir ($129). It’s got the three s’s a portable USB charger needs to win me over: it’s . Over the years I’ve used a number of portable power solutions. I have to since I’ve done a decent amount of traveling. And even if I hadn’t traveled all over the USA …

EditorDark Energy Reservoir premium USB charger (review)
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The 3 best new Chrome extensions

Chrome is my favorite browser and judging from our analytics, it’s the preferred browser of the majority of our readers as well. That being the case it only makes sense to get some awesome new extensions in front of you. I should say, however, that my favorite new Chrome extension (possibly of all time) is Panda which puts awesome sources …

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Need to know: Leak lets you send anonymous emails

Sometimes you just need to let off some steam. Other times you may want to tell someone something but just don’t know how or what to say—or you’re unsure how they will react. It’s at that point that a service like Leak comes in handy. It’s a simple service that let’s you send an anonymous email. Just enter an email …

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Gtar: the best, and coolest, way to learn to play guitar (review)

The Gtar ($399) is one of those things I knew I had to have the moment I saw it. For those still in the dark, Gtar is , you guessed it, the guitar. I’ve always been interested in music. For awhile I was in a band back in high school where I played the drums. It was fun, but I’ve always …

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Horizon: shoot perfectly horizontal video every time (review)

Horizon ($1.99)—an iPhone app that can despite how you may be holding the phone—has been around for awhile already, but recently came out with an update. In other words, even though I already loved the idea of the app, I now had the perfect excuse for testing it out and writing it up. Many (if not most) of the apps …

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Shoulderpod S1: an iPhone filmmaker’s grip, tripod mount and stand in one (review)

I’m on a mission to shoot more video with my iPhone this year and I’ve got a new accessory that’s helping me accomplish that goal. It’s the S1 Smartphone Rig by Shoulderpod ($34.90) and it’s helping me make . This device is simultaneously capable of tackling two of the biggest problems with mobile video making: unsteady shots and the lack …

EditorShoulderpod S1: an iPhone filmmaker’s grip, tripod mount and stand in one (review)
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Galileo: a robotic device that lets you remote control your iPhone (review)

I’m a sucker for three things: robots, unique iPhone camera accessories and stuff that makes me say, “Whoa!” the first time I see it. The Bluetooth-enabled Galileo robotic motion controller ($149.95) for iPhone is all three. The Galileo is a really, truly amazing and remarkable concept. . The crazy part is, it can point in literally any direction: up, down, sideways… …

EditorGalileo: a robotic device that lets you remote control your iPhone (review)
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LandingZone Dock for MacBook Pro (with Retina Display) Review

The great thing about MacBook’s is that they are powerful and portable. But the downside to any notebook is that when you bring it home, it can be quite a task re-integrating it into your desk setup. If you frequently take your MacBook with you and find that it’s a hassle to get it set back up when you get …

EditorLandingZone Dock for MacBook Pro (with Retina Display) Review