Tag: Gadgets

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The 5 Best Spotify Connect Speakers You Can Buy NOW (2015)

Forget Tidal—Spotify is my favorite music service/app. We’ll see what the Beats app ends up looking like over the next few years now that Apple has brought the company into the fold, but for now I’m all about Spotify. It’s where all my playlists live, the radio is awesome (sorry Pandora, but yes it’s better […]

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The 5 Best Non-Apple 27-Inch Monitors For Your Mac (Thunderbolt Display Alternatives)

If you’re looking at this post you don’t want Apple’s own Thunderbolt Display (which is sad because I love mine; I’ve got it hooked up to my 11-inch MacBook Air and it works SO well). In any case, you’re looking for a Thunderbolt Display alternative that is either nicer or cheaper. Not coincidentally, I’ve listed some […]

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The 7 Best Smartwatches You Can Buy NOW (2015)

The way that smartwatches (and wearable tech in general) are hitting the mainstream this year is very exciting. Smartphones have just become our phones and people are looking for a new, exciting gadget to obsess over. But smartwatches represent more than just a fad or a new category or must-have device; they have the potential […]

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The 7 Best Ultra-Thin Laptops You Can Buy NOW (2015)

I really, really love my 11-inch MacBook Air. I love it so much I had to find a way to work a mention of it into this article about laptops that are even thinner and lighter than it (mission accomplished); especially it’s brother, the new MacBook (I actually bought my Air AFTER the new MacBook […]

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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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The 5 Best Android Phones You Can Buy NOW (2015)

Doesn’t it seem like a bunch of new Android phones are announced every month? I know… there are a LOT to choose from. But which are the best? It can be hard to choose: do you go with the phone that has the biggest marketing budget? Speaking of budgets, is it alright to go with […]

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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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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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Top 10 Gadgets Unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2015

Editor’s note: this is a guest post by Keval Padia, a founder and CEO of Nimblechapps, a fast-growing Apple watch app development company. Every big name in tech world or array of promising startups always strive to showcase their latest and most formidable in tech gadgets in Mobile World Congress. Obviously this year also it […]

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How to Fix Up and Refurbish an Old Mac, DIY-Style

Do you have an old MacBook or iMac that just isn’t running as well as it used to? So do I. It’s a 27-inch iMac from 2009. It sports a 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4 GB of DDR3 RAM. It’s been a great machine for me over the years, but these days […]

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The 5 Best Wearable & Action Cameras Available NOW (2015)

If you want to capture the exciting (and everyday) events in your life without having to pull out a camera to do so, you’re in need of a wearable camera. Wearable Cameras allow you to BE in the moment rather than simply document the moment. Action Cams, on the other hand, are a form of […]

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The 6 Best 4K Ultra HD TVs for the Ultimate TV, Movie and Gaming Experience (2015)

If you’re looking for the best new TV you can buy, you’re looking for a 4K Ultra HD TV. 4K Ultra HD TVs have 4x the pixels of 1080p HD which means you’re going to see crystal clear, life-life details that will truly blow you away. Even your older content (like Blu-Rays) will look sensational […]

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The top 10 gadgets of 2014 according to Google search results

What were the top Google searches for tech gadgets in the US in 2014? iPhone 6 Samsung Galaxy s5 Nexus 6 Apple Watch Chromecast Xbox One Samsung Galaxy Note 4 LG G3 Moto 360 Surface Pro 3 I’m sure Google is proud of this list in many ways because 6 of the 10 gadgets have […]

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Dark Energy Reservoir premium USB charger (review)

I’ve got a [highlight]new favorite portable power source[/highlight] 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 [highlight]small, sleek and simple to use[/highlight]. Over the years I’ve used a number of portable power solutions. I have to since I’ve done […]

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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 [highlight]a smart electric guitar that teaches people how to play[/highlight], you guessed it, the guitar. I’ve always been interested in music. For awhile I was in a band back in […]

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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. [highlight]Galileo holds your iPhone and lets you control where it […]

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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 […]

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Nude Audio Move L Bluetooth Speaker: simple, portable, unique (review)

Sitting on the desk in front of my is a Nude Audio Move L Bluetooth speaker and I can’t stop listening to. Or staring at it. It’s the biggest of Nude Audio’s Move family of speakers and that of course means that there’s more to love. I love listening to music on the Move L. […]

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HISY iPhone camera remote: the best way to take selfies (review)

One of my favorite new gadgets is [highlight]about the size of a quarter.[/highlight] It’s called the HISY ($25) and it’s a wireless (Bluetooth) iPhone camera shutter remote that [highlight]makes snapping selfies and group photos you actually want to be in effortless.[/highlight] Let’s face it. Taking a good selfie can be hard. Mirror pics, for instance, […]

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Teach Kids to Program Through Play

The apps I read about kids making these days are startlingly cool. They are way past anything I could personally build. If you want to give your kid a headstart in today’s world, you should help them learn how to program. Thanks to Primo.io, your child doesn’t have to wait to being understanding logic and […]