Tag: Gadgets

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13 Things You Need To Know About 4K Ultra HD Video (In 1 Simple List)

What is 4K? And what’s the difference between 4K and 1080p? You’re about to find out. Whether you simply want to have to clearest, most accurate and eye-popping video experience or are merely curious as to what everyone is talking about (and whether you should care), this article with set you straight in no time […]

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The 5 Best Battery Cases For iPhone Available NOW (2015)

Everyday iPhone power-users kill their battery long before they would like it to die. Now there are nearly 20 iPhone battery cases out in the wild that can charge your favorite gadget up when you’re out and about (and that’s just that I know of)—the problem is, most iPhone battery cases are MAJORLY ugly. Like, dang. […]

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The 5 Best USB Microphones You Can Buy NOW (2015)

Whether you are looking for a great podcasting, vlogging, vocal/instrumental, interview or voiceover microphone, you’re in the right place. For a home studio, nothing beats the ease of using a USB mic that can connect to your computer. Since all your post production happens there anyway, this is a logical shortcut to take. And you’ll […]

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The 5 Best iPad Air 2 Keyboard Cases You Can Buy Now (2015)

The iPad—on it’s own—is a stellar device. But not for getting any serious typing done. If you’re a business person, or even a person who handles a ton of daily email or wiring of some sort, you definitely need a great keyboard. And while you’re at it you might as well get a keyboard/case combo […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Microsoft’s Holographic Headset (HoloLens) In 1 List

Holograms are the future—at least according to Star Trek and Microsoft. If you haven’t seen the demo video for Microsoft’s potentially game-changing gadget, HoloLens, I suggest you do so now. Virtual and augmented reality hold a lot of promise—perhaps mainly because they offer to free us from the screens we are so accustomed to viewing […]

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The Top 5 Vlogging Cameras You Can Buy NOW (2015)

Vloggers are the TV stars of 2015 and many YouTubers are wielding larger fan bases than “traditional” celebrities; but they didn’t get there without a decent camera. In this gadget roundup I’ve included plenty of great vlogging cameras; a couple point and shoots, a DSLR, an action cam and some phones. Literally, whatever situation you find […]

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The 5 Best Smart Thermostats (4 Best Nest Alternatives) You Can Buy NOW 2015

Technology has already upgraded the most fun elements of our lives: mobile phones, gaming devices—even our cars. And now tech companies (and traditional companies trying to defend their turf) are beginning to turn our mundane “dumb” items—like thermostats and refrigerators—into “smart” Internet-connected powerhouses. But there’s more to it than that. Only a relatively small group of […]

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The 5 Best On-Ear & Over-The-Ear Headphones Under $200

So you’re an aspiring audiophile. You want really, really good sound coming out of your headphones and you’ve got about $200 to spend. You won’t be able to afford top-of-the-line headphones, but that doesn’t mean your gonna be stuck with crappy sound (or style). I’ve arbitrarily picked 5 manufacturers that I felt would give this […]

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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 […]