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.
For the average user, who wants the convenience of extra energy without adding much to personal carry, the Justin 2000mAh slim power bank fits the bill.
If we didn’t know any better, we’d surmise from Motorola’s recent avalanche of 2014 Moto X promotions that the 5.2-inch Android isn’t selling so well.
Despite the abundance of quality earpieces, I’ll still see someone having a conversation with a huge phone or tablet up to their face. It’s still ridiculous, even if they may just be singing along to playing music. Everyone should own a good Bluetooth earpiece. They work better than the built in microphones and speakers of more »
Despite the advances in digital tech, writing on a screen with a stylus or stylus-type device doesn’t quite compare to a traditional pen. But we’re getting really close. However, some people still prefer to use a regular writing instrument, be it for the handling, creative experience, or good ole’ fashioned nostalgia.
Last year, the LithiumCard campaign went live on Indiegogo and created a lot of buzz. The pint-sized external battery, as thick as a few credit cards, hit it big with consumers. The LithiumCard is ultra-portable, charges devices quickly with its unique hypercharger technology, and is complete with built-in cables for convenience.
I’ll be the first to admit that annoyance with plugging USB cables in the wrong way is a very first-world problem. It’s really a minor inconvenience at most. But then why does it infuriate many of us so much? Those who need to and/or don’t mind buying new cords can get reversible ones, but then cost and waste have to be considered. Is a standard USB cable really ‘bad’ just because reversible ones are out?