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Gadgets January 17, 2013 posted by

TokyoFlash Kisai Maze (review) – Get lost in time

What can be said about a watch? It is rugged, with the ability to stand being underwater and be dropped a time or two? Or could it be fashionable, receiving a plethora of compliments everywhere you go. Any way you look at it, this is a device that tells time. What would you do if the word used to describe your watch was confusing? The TokyoFlash Kisai Maze will tell you the time, but you’ll have to learn of its…


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TokyoFlash Kisai Maze (review) – Get lost in time
cool tech January 14, 2013 posted by

3M Smart Lens Photochromic Safety Glasses – be safe and look cool too? [Review]

If you are like most of us you have two eyes. Sure they may not be as handsome to look at as mine, but you likely have two of them, and they are probably located on your head somewhere above the nose. It’s important to remember that your eyes are pretty tough to replace. Sure you could buy these things, but while they may look cool, they could cause difficulty with your depth perception.


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3M Smart Lens Photochromic Safety Glasses – be safe and look cool too? [Review]
Eco Friendly January 8, 2013 posted by

Gomadic SunVolt Solar Charger – become a sun loving power ranger [Review]

There are times in your life when you need a little (or a lot) of power. That’s OK if you are near a power outlet, but often you can be off the grid, perhaps on a hiking trail, a beach, being chased by the CIA, or possibly Mars. No matter where, it’s possible you’re going to have to make a call, or watch a video, and you’ll need power.


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Gomadic SunVolt Solar Charger – become a sun loving power ranger [Review]
Gadgets January 3, 2013 posted by

Turtle Shell Wireless Outdoor Boom Box – not fast, not snappy but definitely available for parties [Review]

What is there not to like about the turtle? According to Wikipedia (which is always correct) turtles are “reptiles of the order Chelonii or Testudines characterised by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs that acts as a shield.” Also, according to legend, a select group of the specie has formed an elite four turtle, martial arts trained, vigilante group that live in the sewers of New York. But I digress.


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Turtle Shell Wireless Outdoor Boom Box – not fast, not snappy but definitely available for parties [Review]
cool tech December 19, 2012 posted by

Braven 625s – the tough, versatile portable speaker that also charges your phone and lights your life [Review]

When you travel a lot, the one thing you’re conscious of most is space, because there’s never have enough room to pack in everything you need. So when you find a gadget that combines several functions in one, and also does it quite well, you tend to take notice. Which is why we decided to take a close look at a small rugged portable speaker which does a lot more than you’d expect for the money.


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Braven 625s – the tough, versatile portable speaker that also charges your phone and lights your life [Review]
Mobile Tech December 17, 2012 posted by

LG Optimus G- large and in charge [Review]

The LG Optimus G is one big, beautiful powerhouse. Seeing as I’m an all-out Apple lover, this is a statement that I don’t make lightly. While I don’t hate Android devices by any means, I’m accustomed to, and happy with my iDevices. Moving to a completely different OS was a big shift, but it wasn’t a bad one. The “Great Migration” I’ll call it, at the beginning was a pain, as it always is. Having to download all the apps…


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LG Optimus G- large and in charge [Review]
Awesome December 11, 2012 posted by

9 Months, 9000 miles with a 2012 Chevy Volt – mythbusting the amazing GM eco car [Review]

The 2012 Chevy Volt is charging ahead in the electrifying battle to become the #1 plug in hybrid. OK, so how cheesy an opening is that, but the reality is that for the first time since the horse drawn carriage, gasoline is slowly becoming more of an optional part of the personal transportation equation. At least that’s the way it seems right now…gas powered skateboards may change the balance once again if they get popular. But I digress.


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9 Months, 9000 miles with a 2012 Chevy Volt – mythbusting the amazing GM eco car [Review]
cool tech December 10, 2012 posted by

Head to Head: Logitech TV Cam HD vs Tely Labs TelyHD Skype Camera [Review]

The December holiday period is a time for families to get together and share those precious moments which fly past all too quickly. But for some families distance is a real problem, and their only opportunity to convene will be through the power of the cell phone or Internet communications. Over the past five years over 10 million Europeans alone have migrated out of their home country, and there were 115 million hotel rooms booked for Euro holidays in December…


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Head to Head: Logitech TV Cam HD vs Tely Labs TelyHD Skype Camera [Review]
Gadgets December 7, 2012 posted by

EcoXBT – the rugged waterproof speaker that surprisingly doesn’t sound awful [Review]

Yeah we know, it’s December and those of us in the North are suffering with cold dreary weather. But think back to the warmer months and time covered in tanning lotion, a nice pool of water reflecting the sun, a cool drink by your side, great tunes streaming ….and maybe dreams of me. OK maybe not, and it’s unlikely you had cool music near the pool either, because as we know water and electronics don’t go together too well. Until…


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EcoXBT – the rugged waterproof speaker that surprisingly doesn’t sound awful [Review]
Bookmark This! December 6, 2012 posted by

Supportime puts a live technical support person in your Android phone [Freeware]

Smartphones are great until they stop working, at which point they’re not. Great. Apart from the obvious physical damage they can sustain, there’s also the unfortunate truth that like all portable computers they’re prone to wear and tear, software glitches and all other types of problems which can make them stop doing their stuff. At which point your options are to call a remote tech help line, trudge down to a repair store or throw the thing away. Now there’s…


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Supportime puts a live technical support person in your Android phone [Freeware]
cool tech December 4, 2012 posted by

Kingston Wi Drive – the tiny fast wireless drive that could [Review]

Where would we be without data storage? Where would we put all those pics of the family, the music, the videos of Gran on the beach? And no matter how much space we have on our computers or devices, it’s never enough is it? Not only that but we don’t want the hassle of moving our content from one place to another with wires, we want it wireless, fast and easy. Fussy, aren’t we?


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Kingston Wi Drive – the tiny fast wireless drive that could [Review]
cool tech November 30, 2012 posted by

Head to Head: Withings WiFi Body Scale vs Fitbit Aria Scale [Review]

We’re approaching the most dangerous time of the year, the point at which we forget all scruples, all common sense and indulge in what can only be described as an orgy of consumption. Never mind the material cost of all this bingeing, what about our health? One way to fight the inevitable new year guilt is to invest in a set of scales which will offer some sort of diet escape plan, and help us return to a reasonable shape…


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Head to Head: Withings WiFi Body Scale vs Fitbit Aria Scale [Review]
Gadgets November 22, 2012 posted by

Netatmo Urban Weather Station – the climate nerd gadget for Apple lovers [Review]

Chances are you have a grandpa/father/uncle that watches The Weather Channel for endless hours. They forget that it is used for snippets of information on the environment and choose to make it a integral portion of the daily entertainment. If you happen to be visiting them you may get caught up in an endless loop of small tidbits of weather conditions with promises of future forecasts. It’s boring, it’s tedious, it’s un-informative and makes you want to jump off a…


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Netatmo Urban Weather Station – the climate nerd gadget for Apple lovers [Review]