Considering the overwhelming backlash and criticism of “selfie sticks”, it takes a set of cojones to market a new product with such striking resemblance and overlapping use. Coachella made a point to ban selfie sticks and narcissists at their 2015 show. But “totems” and “stuffed animals” were also listed as prohibited, so I’m not sure how serious to take them.
External battery packs are totally useful, that is, until you happen to forget the cable. There’s nothing worse than having a need unfulfilled because of just one missing element. Fortunately, some manufacturers, such as Innovative Technology, has taken this into consideration. You’re not going to lose a cable that’s built-into the battery itself! Design The more »
It’s not very often that one finds multiple, totally incredible projects funding on Kickstarter all at the same time. I think that the hardest part of it all is having to choose which one(s) to support while staying within the gadget budget! But if you want something to distract and excite during the long workday, more »
As owner and huge fan of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (and previously Note 2), I know how it is to deal with a large-screened smartphone. Things tend to get a little trickier when I want to use it one-handed, and it does require an added bit of dexterity. It’s not a big deal, since more »
Bluetooth trackers are still kind of new, but definitely very neat. Especially if you happen to be a person who tends to leave things here or there. Most trackers let you find your smartphone with the tracker itself, or find where the tracker is (it’s usually attached to something of importance) with the accompanying app. more »
One of the biggest concerns/complaints about many of the latest smartwatches is the battery life. When you put powerful hardware underneath a gorgeous screen in a small body to fit on your wrist, something has to give. So it comes as no surprise that many consumers balk at the idea of charging a watch on more »
Most smartphone cases are designed with one thing in mind. Protection. Second to that might be design and style, catering to the unique individuals we all are. That’s pretty much it for the wide majority of smartphone cases. However, over the past few years we’ve seen some manufacturers incorporate extended battery packs, and/or flash memory more »
Good USB cables are hard to come by, at least when it comes to the cables included with many tech devices. It’s rare to find one that is durable, can charge up to 2A (or more), and syncs data. And when we do – those are the keepers! There’s little reason to hang on to sub-standard USB cables once you own a select, quality few. Or even at all.
One thing about owning and using gadgets is that it’s not hard to quietly grow a collection of devices. You start adding to your gear, and suddenly you feel overwhelmed with the sheer number of items! If you continue on, you’ll come down with GAS (gear acquisition syndrome). It’s real. Go Google it.
For some reason, companies seem to be fixated on creating a charging stand for the Apple Watch. Sure, they come in a variety of different materials and colors, but they all share a similar shape. You get a base with a curved arm to elevate your precious precious. I don’t know if habits change from a ‘normal’ watch to a ‘smart’ one, but I’ve never perched my watches. Just laid them down flat next to my other daily accessories.
Tell me this scenario doesn’t sound familiar – you’re binge-watching Arrested Development on your couch when suddenly your phone audibly indicates that its battery level has fallen below 10%. Basically, a millennial’s worst nightmare. What should you do? Abandon your binge-watching in the middle of season 2 in order to move closer to an outlet so you don’t miss any crucial texts? Or sacrifice your phone for radio silence? Neither sounds ideal, and thanks to Chris Hawker, the creator of the Power Squid, you no longer have to choose.
So I just dusted off my desktop PC the other day, because cleaning. Yup, it’s seen that much disuse, especially since I no longer have the time like I used to in my hardcore gaming days. But even if I did have the time, I’m not sure that I would go back. Mobile devices are just so much more.. freeing.