Monday, January 13, 2014

Vorson Shell 3K II Battery Pack Review

If you have a cell phone, you have likely run out of battery charge at an inconvenient time. And you did not have a charging cord or an outlet handy. Then what? If you have a backup battery, you can easily and quickly charge your phone. Today, we’ll look at a backup battery, the Shell 3K II, by Vorson. Read on to find out if it is a good buy!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Dosh Sycro Wallet and iPhone Case Review

Today, we’ll take a look at the newest wallet by Dosh. With the Syncro, Dosh puts a new spin on the wallet. Think about the things you grab when you are going out of the house. Most likely, your list includes cash, cards, and your smartphone. Why not put those three things into your wallet? Read on to find out if this wallet/phone case combo works!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

World Vision Hand Crafted Gifts Review

I’m taking a brief break from tech to focus for a moment on a Christian humanitarian organization, World Vision. World Vision provides disaster relief, education, economic development, clean water, child protection, and more almost 100 countries around the world. The distribution of chickens, goats, clothing, education supplies, medical care, and clean water are some of the many ways they help people in need.

Monday, November 18, 2013

From The Makers of the Smart Thermostat, Comes the Smart Smart Smoke and CO Detector

Nest reinvents boring appliances that we never get excited about or even give a second thought to. First, they reinvented the thermostat. Now, they redesigned the smoke and carbon monoxide detector. Nest aims to improve the smoke and carbon dioxide detector by improving the way it communicates you. If the fire alarm is set off by a false positive, a waved hand can silence it. Via a Wi-Fi connection, it sends notifications to your smartphone or tablet if the batteries are low or there is CO or fire alert. The Protect notifies you with an alarm and a human voice telling you what the problem is and where it is located. Two or more Protect alarms in a house connect and broadcast the alarm.

The Nest Protect is available for $129 from Nest.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Altego Polygon Sunfire 17" Backpack Review

Last year, I reviewed an eye-catching new laptop messenger bag from a company called Altego. This bag, featuring twist-to-lock buckles and a cool blue-on-black color scheme, had lot of unique features and style. This summer, Altego released a new line of bags, the Polygon series, that looks just as promising. Today, I’m reviewing the 17” Polygon Sunfire backpack. It also features unique buckles, a bright color scheme, and durable fabric. Click read more for my full review!

Monday, July 29, 2013

Photographer's Guide to the Panasonic Lumix LX5 Book Review

While searching for a used Panasonic Lumix LX5 on Ebay, I came across a camera package that was missing the original user manual. However, the owner stated the book Photographer’s Guide to the Panasonic Lumix LX5 was included. Though I don’t remember the exact quote, he said something to the effect of “This book is an improvement over the real manual anyway.” Though I ended up getting a LX5 with all original paperwork, I still remembered that recommendation. Now that I have have read Alexander White’s book, I agree with the opinion of the Ebay seller. Read on to find out why.

Rayovac Introduces New Breed of Cell Phone Backup Power

Although most cell phone backup batteries are very powerful, they are also quite expensive. Rayovac has introduced an inexpensive new cell phone backup charger, the Two Hour Power. Running on a single Rayovac lithium battery, the device powers up to two hours of talk time. This would be a smart item to keep on hand in your home, bag or car for emergencies. It is available in two configurations, one that works with Apple devices and one that works with most cell phones that use a Micro USB connector. It is available from Rayovac for $9.