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?
Business cards have been around for decades. Despite the rise and permeation of everything digital into our daily lives, business cards still exist. Sure, contacts can be shared and exchanged as easy as a wireless whisper, but a physical card can impart far more meaning into a personal connection.
I’m so jealous. As far as I know, there isn’t a single glass screen protector for my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 that doesn’t create a halo effect. And none of them even go edge-to-edge. As much as I prefer glass screen protectors over PET or TPU, I can’t stand that halo fringing that happens with glass on curved screens.
Although the Pebble Time has been rocking it, and users still eagerly await the Apple Watch, other wrist-mounted devices have found their own levels of success. Could this mean that companion wearables in the (general) form of a watch are gaining traction in the mainstream? Maybe. But, if anything, it does show that there’s something for everyone.
It can be very tempting to get caught up in the craze of audio upgrading. The latest speakers look great, can come in a variety of colors, and almost always have Bluetooth wireless. If you have an older system, it’s that last feature that feels the most missed. Today’s mobile lifestyle, with variety of sources to stream music, practically necessitates wireless connectivity.
With so many battery packs out there in various shapes, colors, and capacities, there’s almost no end to the choices available. But, on the upside, it makes for a greater range of personalization. It’s easier than ever to accessorize with a certain look that you want to portray.
Has it really been two years, almost? I guess so. After the huge successes of the original Pebble smartwatch and follow-up Pebble Steel, the company is back to break more records with their latest, the Pebble Time.
Ah. The carabiner. It’s an instrumental gadget for rock climbing, sailing, camping, construction, and a host of other outdoor activities. They tend to be considered rugged, and oftentimes carry that adjective along with whatever product they’re clipped to. Yes, regardless if that other item is indeed rugged or not.
So you’re looking to get a shiny, brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Excellent choice! But before you crack that package open to enjoy your latest toy, you’ll want to make sure you’re protected. For such a large smartphone, or ‘phablet’, a slim case and screen protector should be considered the minimum. If you want options, PureGear is worth looking into.
The Bestek Power Bank and Jump Starter does very well as a convenient kit to have stowed away in vehicles for car and/or gadget charging emergencies.