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Stan grew up in the heart of the Silicon Valley, studying electronics engineering and writing. Stan has been freelance-writing product reviews for almost a decade, with a focus on gadgets, electronics, and technology. He's also a husband, father to three daughters - twins and a toddler -, avid reader, tech junkie, and scotch drinker. When he's not writing, you can find him spending time with his family, cooking, tending to his garden of ghost peppers, or playing smartphone games in a hammock. Email: stangoodner[ampersand]live(dot)com

Booq Cobra pack, perfect backpack for mobile professionals

If you’re a professional with a great career, you likely understand that appearances do count. If not for those you work or interact with, at least for your own self and image. I, for one, fully believe that people make judgments based on how we look and what we accessorize with. Everything from choice of clothes down to the devices we carry can speak volumes about who we are (or want to be). Like it or not, impressions count.

Colfax Smart Pack melds wireless tech, power, with urban appeal

When wearable tech is a topic of discussion, it usually covers such things as smartwatches, Google Glass, fitness trackers, and such. Those devices are more common and of a wider variety, of course. When it comes to gadgets and wearables, it’s easy to overlook that everyday bag or backpack. The bag that carries all your stuff says as much about you as any other type of fashion accessory.

TechnologyTell Review: BlueAnt Pump HD Sportbuds

If you’ve ever tried running or working out with a set of cabled headphones, you likely know the feeling of inconvenience they present. If the cords aren’t getting in the way somehow, they’re banging around and generating line noise. When you’re done, they need to get wrapped up without tangling. Depending on the workout intensity, you might need to wipe sweat and/or grime off too.

LapWorks folds full keyboard to pocket size for mobile devices

No matter how great your voice-recognition or finger-swiping app is for text input, it doesn’t quite match the feel and appeal of a keyboard. Words and corrections fly faster with fingers than any other way. And how can you not love the gentle flurry of clicks as you tweet or update a Facebook status?

Android Wear owners can now pay at the register with their wrist

Slim and/or minimalist wallets are all the rage right now. Why? It’s because, deep down, many people love and appreciate doing more with less. The same concept applies to our mobile devices and digital payment methods. Although the adoption and availability hasn’t been as fast as some would like, there are more merchants now than ever to accept purchases via digital wallets.

TechnologyTell Review: Edifier e25 Luna Eclipse speaker

The market for Bluetooth speakers is pretty packed, so it can clever engineering, marketing, or both to stand out and attract attention. While speakers still come in a variety of shapes and sizes, “rectangular” or “cylindrical” still appear to dominate. Yawn. Boring.

Latest Linksys Extender caters to video, audio streaming

I hate our living room couch. Despite the fact it looks like plush moss, its comfort is ill-fit for any upright vertebrate that wants to avoid long-term back problems. But, of course, it’s the default sitting location for the primary household television. As such, I also hate our living room TV.

FlipBook for iPad Air adds class, easy viewing angles

When it comes to using mobile devices hands-free, you’ll have an easier time and improve your comfort with a stand. When it comes to choice of stands, there are so many out there that range from ok, good, and great. After having used quite a few, I’ve decided to never settle for less than the best. The top two criteria are portability and adjustable angles.

TechnologyTell Review: iLuv SyrenPro Speaker

When it comes to Bluetooth speakers, it’s not an easy thing to stand apart from the rest. As you should know by now, they come in all colors, shapes, and sizes by all sorts of different manufacturers. But while I was roaming around at CES 2014 earlier this year, one in particular caught my eye at the iLuv booth.

TechnologyTell Review: Soundmatters foxL Dash 7 speaker

There’s been growing attention and focus toward audio products that deliver better and truer sound quality. Neil Young’s Pono player breached 6 million dollars in crowdfunding, all for the purpose of high fidelity music. Many new headphones and speakers focus on the listening experience with the intent to make the music sound as best it can.

Wocket Smart Wallet challenges your bulky dumb one

Want to know what has been and continues to be a hot item? Wallets. Search around on Kickstarter, past and present, and you’ll find an abundance of successful projects made of metal, leather, plastic, or cloth. The unifying aspect of most of these wallets is the slim design, intended to reduce bulk. People are totally into it – no one should have a hamburger of a leather wallet in the seat of their pants.

Get desktop experience on Android devices with TinyStic

Despite how powerful and convenient smartphones and tablets are, they can’t always compare to that desktop experience. Many tasks are easier on a large screen, and Window’s menu system is pretty handy and familiar. Some smartphones can wirelessly connect to and mirror images on specific television sets, but in limited ways. Additionally one could purchase an HDMI adapter to connect a smartphone to a TV, but then there’s that awkward issue of cabling.