Reviews

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Grovemade Walnut Desk Collection Review (+ Unboxing)

I don’t just love a creative, well-styled workspace; I crave one. Put another way, I can’t stand working in a bland, sterile environment. That’s why I’m always on the lookout for items that can add some color or sophistication or even some inspiration of some sort to my office. Like Apple’s Jony Ive, I like to […]

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GYMLE iPhone 6 Plus (Vintage) Wallet Case Review

There something about wallet phone cases that gets me every time. I’m a huge sucker for them. I think it’s the possibility of combining two items into one that gets me so excited. For one thing if you have your phone—which I never leave home without—then you’ve got your wallet; forgetting your wallet is a […]

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MTailor Is The Coolest, Best-Priced Way To Order A Quality Custom Dress Shirt (Review)

Finding a dress shirt that fits good can be hard, expensive or both. If you just go to a department store you’re going to get a shirt that can fit anybody and it’s really a matter of luck whether or not go find a shirt that fits really well. If you go to a tailor […]

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Halo: Spartan Strike Review—Halo Comes To iOS

I’ve been a fan of the Halo series ever since the original game came out. That was back when I was in college and many a class was skipped for a good Halo session. As life progressed and I had less and less time to play video games, I weaned myself away from what I […]

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Dapper: The App That Lets Guys Shop Like A Man (Review)

Shop like a man. That’s the motto of Dapper, an app that “brings the brands to you” and focuses on letting you browse and buy quickly and easily—all without ever having to set foot in an actual, physical, store. I have to admit I was immediately taken in by the idea. I, like many guys, […]

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WeMo Smart LED Light Bulbs (Starter Set) Review: You’re Gonna Want These

Ever since the first “smart” lightbulbs landed I knew I had to get my hands on some. It took me this long, but I finally did pick up some Belkin WeMo LED lights in the form of the WeMo LED Lighting Starter Set which comes with a WeMo Link (basically a hub) and two bulbs. […]

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SkylinkNet Alarm System Review: A Better, Cheaper ADT Alternative

For years now I have wanted a home security system and for years I have put off purchasing one from a company like ADT for one reason: I didn’t like the idea of paying a monthly fee of $28.99 and getting stuck with a minimum 3 year contract. That’s $1,043 that I would rather save. Luckily, […]

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Review: CARROT Weather Is Supposed To Be Funny—But Is It?

It seems like there are a million weather apps—doesn’t it? So why would we possibly need another? Well, apparently, we need a weather app that is funny—or at least tries to be funny. That’s what the folks at CARROT believe because they have created a new weather app called CARROT Weather. And they aren’t alone: there are […]

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MyPrivacy from Reputation.com Review: A Bad Service That Wouldn’t Let Me Cancel

A service that offers to help keep your personal information more private sounds like a very good idea, but in the case of MyPrivacy from Reputation.com it turns out to be a very bad idea. MyPrivacy from Reputation.com (a service offered through AOL’s Lifestore and fulfilled by Reputation.com) claims to: stop up to 80% of junk mail […]

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Libratone ZIPP: A Colorful, Portable WiFi Speaker (Review)

My house is full of speakers from brands you’d easily recognize (Bose) and those you wouldn’t (Revo), but one of my new favorites is from a Scandinavian company called Libratone. More specifically, it’s the Libratone ZIPP, a speaker I feel is a good match for designers and creative types and anyone who gets tired of black, […]

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UAG iPhone 6/6 Plus Rugged Hard Case Review

As a rule I’m not much of a fan of “rugged” or “extreme” iPhone cases, but I’ll make an exception for Urban Armor Gear’s Navigator case. Truth be told, I’m not much for iPhone cases at all—I think they cover up the iPhone’s incredible beauty and I resent the added bulkiness (until I drop my phone at […]

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NeuBible Review: A Bible App With An Emphasis On Design

In some way or another, every Bible app available for the iPhone seems to be on an amateurish level when it comes to design and usability. Features, however difficult to make use of and ugly to look at, take priority over something that looks and works great. NeuBible is different. It’s the first Bible app […]

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GYMLE Gold Metallic Colored MacBook Air Hard Case Review

As I type this article on my 11″ MacBook Air (2015), it’s wrapped in GYMLE’s gold-colored metallic hard case. I recently saw a promotion for this MacBook Air case that said something along the lines of, “Turn your MacBook Air gold like the new MacBook.” I thought to myself, “Huh. I’ll see what it’s like.” […]

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Pixelmator Quick Review: The Best Photoshop Alternative Hands-Down

I am a long time graphic, app and web designer. I learned how to design using Adobe Photoshop 7 (before there was such as thing as Creative Suite, much less Creative Cloud). So I’ve seen a lot of changes come to Photoshop over the years. I’ve also been on the lookout for a cheaper alternative. […]

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Garmin Virb Elite Review: an Affordable, Rugged, Easy-to-Use HD Action Cam

I’ve been wanting to look into a new action cam for awhile now. I used to own a GoPro and, this time around, I sort of figured I had been there and done that. I wondered what else was out there—was there a GoPro alternative that was any good? My search led me to try […]

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The Best White Noise Apps for iPhone and Mac Reviewed

As I type this article on my brand new 11″ Macbook Air I’ve got some white noise playing in the background. There are days when I just can’t work without it and today is one of them. People use white noise for all kinds of things. Some people use it to help them fall asleep […]

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Enlight App Review: An Outstanding, Unique Mobile Photo Editing Powerhouse

Wow. There are a lot of photo editing, filtering and manipulating apps available for iOS. Did we really need another one? Well, ya. Apart from the slightly different filters and editing tools, we really needed one that has an intuitive user interface (UI); something powerful but easy to use. That’s Enlight. In my view the […]

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Grovemade Maple iPhone 6 Plus Case Review (Updated)

I’m on a mission to find the best looking iPhone 6/6 Plus case. So far I have tested the Incipio NGP, the Griffin Reveal and the Mujjo Leather Wallet Case. Today I’m writing about the Maple iPhone case from Grovemade (which is beyond awesome). I’ve always wanted to try a wooden iPhone case. There’s something about it […]

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Mujjo Leather Wallet Case 80° for iPhone 6 / 6 Plus Review

I’ve been hunting for the best looking iPhone 6 / 6 Plus case for a few months now. It’s been awhile since my last post in this series and today’s update was worth the wait. It’s a look at the Mujjo Leather Wallet Case 80°. If you’re playing catch-up I’ve already reviewed Incipio’s NGP case and […]

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Chop Chop PSD to HTML Review

If you search for PSD to HTML services in Google, you’ll easily find enough services to make your head spin. Many claim to be the best. Many claim to be the cheapest. Claims are one thing: backing them up with real work as proof is something else entirely. Well today I’m here to provide some […]