The earphones you're wearing to drown out the noise of the ride home, take conference calls and pretend like you're not interested in what's going on around you don't fit all that well. It doesn't matter which pair of the included fifteen silicone plug sizes you installed on the part that generates the sound; if they're ... continue reading
Electronics and sand go together like orange juice and toothpaste. So while we totally get not wanting to bring your precious Bluetooth speaker with you to the beach or to a campsite, your thinking can change if you get the Fugoo Tough. The speaker is snow proof, sand proof, dirt proof, and waterproof to 3 feet for ... continue reading
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More than a few companies have tried to create cool gadgets to give you head's up displays of whatever you decide is important in your life, but most of them end up just looking like decent digital clocks that display almost unreadable fonts with stock and weather updates. What if you want to know about upcoming calendar ... continue reading
Wireless bluetooth speakers aren't hard to find. Streaming audio to your sound system via Airplay, with the assistance of another device, isn't all that hard. If you really want to listen to Spotify, you could always just play it over bluetooth or plug in your phone / tablet / computer. So why should we be excited ... continue reading
The strap that came with your camera sucks. No one should be able to know if you're shooting Canon, Nikon, Leica or Fuji from three blocks away just because of the strap on your neck or wrapped around your hand. You're toting around at least a thousand dollars worth of equipment on a strap that's boring and, more importantly, ... continue reading
Instead of wading through the massive amount of new app releases searching for a few diamonds in the rough, just check some of these out. This is a collection of our favorite new apps for both iOS and Android for your downloading pleasure.
eBay Valet - iOS
Balltune - iOS or Android
Gritness - iOS or Android
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For as far as smartphone photography has advanced over the last couple of years, there's still one area that needs work: Lighting. Nova is a wireless off camera flash that allows you to use light away from your phone to take better shots. The little wireless flash adds soft, natural light to your subjects so your photographs ... continue reading
If you're in the market for an upgrade or just want a new phone, there's another contender for your money. The long rumored smartphone from Amazon is here. The Amazon Fire Phone does include the much talked about 3D display that allows you to tilt, swivel and navigate menus with one hand. The dedicated Firefly button ... continue reading
Quite simply, the new Earin earbuds from former Sony Ericsson and Nokia engineers are the smallest, cordless earbuds on the market. The balanced armature speakers that Earin uses are more commonly found in pro in-ear monitors and hearing aids, so you get the best possible sound out of the small package. There are no ... continue reading
Phone cameras continue to increase in quality, but they will never complete replace their full-size, dedicated to taking pictures counterparts. And yet, most of our pictures come from iPhones and Androids because it's just far more convenient than lugging around a DSLR to take pictures and a laptop for post. The Shoulderpod ... continue reading
The Braven Mira bluetooth speaker might be the best one we've seen yet. 1200 mAh battery good for 10 hours of wireless audio. Speakerphone. Minimal buttons. Quality design. The big deal is the IPX5 water resistance. According to Wikipedia, that means, "Protected against water jets - Water projected at all angles through ... continue reading
Anyone who has had more than one iPhone probably has a collection of ear buds laying around. Now we are certain that Apple did a fine job with them but a true lover of music should probably invest in a decent set of studio quality cans like the Sennheiser Momentum On-Ears.
What is it?
Exactly what you would ... continue reading
We don't normally find ourselves getting overly excited by iPhone cases that don't involve batteries, multi-tools, cables or toilet protection, but this new Marshall iPhone 5 case is pretty freaking cool. Details on the case are scant, including price and release date, but we do know the most important thing there ... continue reading
You keep tabs on your activity to stay in good health, so why wouldn't you do the same for your best friend? The Whistle Activity Monitor provides key information about your dog’s health, wellness, and overall activity level. Not only will you get a better idea of how much exercise your pup is getting, Whistle also ... continue reading
Motorola's new Moto Stream is basically a wired dongle, in the shape of an icosahedron, that you connect to any 3.5mm or RCA speakers to make them bluetooth compatible. Connect the Micro USB power source. Connect the 3.4mm or RCA cable to your speakers, receiver, etc. Then, connect your phone, tablet or computer with ... continue reading