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Gadgets March 22, 2013 posted by

R-Box Dual Core Android TV PC – add computing power and a camera to your TV for $65 [Review]

We admit to being a little fascinated by these tiny TV PCs…Android dongles which add computing and Internet power to your conventional flat screen television. We last looked at one a few months ago, and concluded that it was under-powered but a great idea. Well the latest models have been given a big performance boost, so we thought we would take a look and see whether they’re ready for prime time now.


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R-Box Dual Core Android TV PC – add computing power and a camera to your TV for $65 [Review]
Gadgets March 12, 2013 posted by

Phiaton PS 20 NC Active Noise Canceling Earphones – excellent sound quality and…what, what did you say? [Review]

There are times in life that you need to have the ability to escape from your surroundings. This is especially true if/when you are doing 20-30 years of prison time in an Elbonian mud dungeon. Escaping is also valuable when you’re trapped for 14 hours on an international flight between Washington DC to Dubai surrounded by five screaming infants. Personally I’d probably select the 20 year stretch in the dungeon over 14 hours of screaming infants, but then again I…


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Phiaton PS 20 NC Active Noise Canceling Earphones – excellent sound quality and…what, what did you say? [Review]
Gadgets March 8, 2013 posted by

Kid Friendly Ematic FunTab Pro Tablet Offers Safe Computing For Youngsters [Review]

Kids and tablet computers can be a dangerous combination. If they open up a search engine and type a simple question like, ‘where do babies come from’, it’s less likely they’ll get a picture of a stork, and more that they’ll be greeted with the complete process in full glorious technicolor (probably with a helpful video).


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Kid Friendly Ematic FunTab Pro Tablet Offers Safe Computing For Youngsters [Review]
cool tech March 7, 2013 posted by

Hands on with the cool new Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner for iPhone and Android [Kickstarter Review]

Well it’s another day and another Kickstarter project hits the store shelves, funded by enthusiasts and built by visionaries. Or something like that. This concept promises to take the 35mm film scanning world by storm, providing a cheap, easy to use tool which will interface nicely with any smartphone and give great results. Have they succeeded?


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Hands on with the cool new Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner for iPhone and Android [Kickstarter Review]
Awesome March 5, 2013 posted by

AnyGlove – can you really make your favorite gloves touchscreen friendly? Yep! [Review]

OK, so we have to admit to a slight touch of cynical disbelief when we first heard claims that a small bottle of liquid could convert your favorite gloves to work with your phone or tablet touchscreen. Yeah right, and we’ve got a tiny pink unicorn from Tibet we’d like to sell you. But in the interest of fair and balanced reporting we decided to accept the chance to see if the stuff really worked as advertised and do a…


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AnyGlove – can you really make your favorite gloves touchscreen friendly? Yep! [Review]
Gadgets February 28, 2013 posted by

V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Metal Headphones – comfortable, look good, and sound great [Review]

Who doesn’t want to be a part of the cool crowd? No one likes to eat alone at the lunch table while the cool kids throw their pie at your hair. Not that that ever happened to me…. I made sure to shave off all of my hair before I sat at lunch tables. Nerd clever, that’s me.


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V-Moda Crossfade M-100 Metal Headphones – comfortable, look good, and sound great [Review]
Gadgets February 23, 2013 posted by

Cobra Pack by Booq – tough, flexible and with more spy pockets than James Bond [Review]

Those of us who spend any time traveling realize that there are few decisions in life as important as deciding what you pack into your carry-on bag. Of course there are life decisions that are more important – who you are going to marry, your major in college, and of course what TYPE of bag you will use for holding all of your carry-on goodies.


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Cobra Pack by Booq – tough, flexible and with more spy pockets than James Bond [Review]
Gadgets February 20, 2013 posted by

Swann Sky Eye – helicopter camera grabs great video if you can keep it aloft long enough [Review]

Remote controlled helicopters have become a popular craze. With the possible exception of Justin Bieber, they may be the most popular things on earth* (*this may be a slight exaggeration…. Justin Bieber really isn’t that popular.)


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Swann Sky Eye – helicopter camera grabs great video if you can keep it aloft long enough [Review]
Gadgets February 14, 2013 posted by

Kickstarter Review: Botiful – this Skype robot proves that crowdfunding has some real problems

Back in the summer of last year we decided to take a more hands-on interest in Kickstarter projects by investing in a few, just to see exactly what the user experience was like and what potential backers could expect from their investment. Everyone and their dog was writing about the big crowdfunding projects from Kickstarter and Indiegogo, but few were commenting on the risks and real rewards. Nevertheless it was, and remains, an exciting field in every way. We had…


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Kickstarter Review: Botiful – this Skype robot proves that crowdfunding has some real problems
Mobile Tech February 11, 2013 posted by

RHA MA350 earphones – Hands on [Review]

British audio company RHA have sent me a pair of their MA350 earphones to try out. They’re a nifty looking earphone and a very shiny change to your typical after-market earbuds. From the machined aluminium exterior of the trumpet-shaped driver, to the braided cord and the gold-plated plug the MA350s really feel like a premium product.


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RHA MA350 earphones – Hands on [Review]
Gadgets February 9, 2013 posted by

Black Diamond 3 Wireless Speaker by Yantouch [Review]

I am going to start the review on this wireless speaker by going off on a tangent. I have a good friend who had a very famous pick-up line for meeting girls. He would walk up to them and smile and say, “Do you like to dance?” it rarely worked, but it was inoffensive enough that he never had a drink thrown in his face. He was also a disc jockey (aka a “DJ”) at many of the college parties,…


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Black Diamond 3 Wireless Speaker by Yantouch [Review]
Gadgets February 5, 2013 posted by

AQ SmartSpeaker – the wireless ‘multi-room’ speaker comes with bags of range and style [Review]

There are wireless speakers and there are wireless speakers. At the cheap end of the range you will find the tinny plastic sounding units with very little to offer most people, while at the top end, the expensive products will tear a large hole in your wallet. But what about the middle of the pack, where decent quality meets a reasonable price?


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AQ SmartSpeaker – the wireless ‘multi-room’ speaker comes with bags of range and style [Review]
Awesome January 28, 2013 posted by

Touch Speaker – yep, this is definitely the portable speaker we’ve been waiting for… [Review]

Boy are there a lot of portable speakers around. We’ve covered our fair share of them too over the years, so we must take a bit of blame. There’s clearly a demand for amplified speakers to boost the sound of our phones, but up till now they’ve all had one major hassle, you have to connect them in some way. Either by Bluetooth pairing, or by plugging in a cable of some sort. Well no longer, peeps.


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Touch Speaker – yep, this is definitely the portable speaker we’ve been waiting for… [Review]