Tag: Gadgets


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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, […]


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 […]


Sphero Review: This Is The Future of Fun

Ever since I first laid eyes on it, I wanted it. It goes by an interesting name: Sphero. It’s a toy, and like you might have derived from the name it’s a sphere. Not just any sphere. Nope—this is a sphere that you can control with your smartphone or tablet. It glows, it sounds like […]


Now You Can Charge Your Phone With Fire

So you’re in LA when “the big one” hits and the power goes out… and stays out for days. It’s going to be painful going without your phone—disconnected from the world. Psych! You’re covered because you are the smart owner of the FlameStower, a device that “efficiently captures excess heat from cooking or campfires to […]


This Is The Coolest Pet Accessory Ever

A few years ago I adopted a dog who absolutely hates being home alone. Alex Neskin had a dog named Rocky who could relate. The technical term is separation anxiety. Alex invented an ingenious device called the Petcube that helps dogs de-stress when they are left at home. As the website says, “Petcube is a […]


Answered: Is Google Glass Dorky or Cool?

Google Glass is coming, but will the world see through—and embrace—it’s quirkiness? Early explorers, and the people they come in contact with, are already forming opinions. But whether they love it or hate it may be beside the point if Glass isn’t seen as aesthetically admissible by the mainstream. Most imaginations probably envision Sheldon and […]


Revolv Makes Your Smart Home Even Smarter

If you are a true gadget lover, you probably have some fun toys installed around the house (or wish you did). Gadgets like Sonos wireless speakers, Philips Hue WiFi lights and Belkin WeMo switches. All of these devices are awesome because they can be controlled from afar via a smartphone. What’s not cool is that […]


MOS Is a Sleek, Useful Cable Management System for Apple Devices

Technically the MOS is a magnetic cable organization system designed to compliment MacBooks, but it looks more like a dazzling sculpture. It’s one of those, “Why didn’t I think of that?” products that was successfully funded on Kickstarter. Greg Petersen, the co-creator of MOS, puts it like this: “It is such a simple idea that […]

Great Gadgets I Discovered On eBay: My Collections (Part 2)

In part 1 of this series, I introduced you to a new feature on eBay called Collections that lets you organize your favorite technology (and other) finds into groups that people can follow (you can follow me here). I also showcased 3 of my favorite collections: the Smart Home Collection which features awesome connected gadgets like […]


DoorBot: The Video Doorbell for Your Smarthome

Ding-dong. Who’s at your door? You don’t know. You gotta go peek through the blinds… but wait, they might spot you. What if it is some pesky religious group? Or a salesman? On the other hand, what if it’s a girl scout with your annual cookie hookup?! Let this be a dilemma no longer. If […]

MyGadgets: Know How Much Your Gadget Collection Is Worth

eBay just launched a really cool new feature called MyGadgets. It lets you quickly figure out what your gadget collection would be worth (either individual items or the entire group) if you were to list them for sale right now on the eBay Marketplace. To celebrate, eBay is giving away some incredible prizes including an […]