Flashlights are super convenient, and the ThruNite T10S is part of my EDC (every day carry). But sometimes you need a light that can handle bigger jobs, especially when you need to work with both hands. Be it tinkering around in the garage or pitching camp in the middle of the night, a steady, reliable work lamp is going to be your best friend.
I’m a firm believer of the ‘less is more’ concept. You can call it simplicity or minimalism, so long as it’s understood that my habits also maximize on utility. It’s having what you may need with the least amount of baggage – having your cake and eating it too. So when I was presented with the opportunity to review the Keyport Slide 2.0, I jumped at it.
Whether it’s the ultimate accessory for the known narcissist in your life, a means to stake claim on bread at an aggressive breakfast table, or because you own pictures that are oh-so-cute-that-you-can’t-stand-it-and-must-consume-it, you can now eat your selfies. Yup, the Selfie Toaster exists, and it comes straight from the unique crazy geniuses at Hammacher Schlemmer. more »
If these cold temperatures have got you considering springing for an electric blanket, it might be better to invest that money into a $179 Luna smart mattress cover. Not only can it adjust to become hotter or colder for a more comfortable sleep, but it detects breathing and heart rate, tracks sleep patterns, and even your snoring.
Why is Samsung so adamant to make the Linux-based Tizen operating system work, despite the critical opinion of most wireless carriers worldwide? Apparently, the platform is “lighter” than other OSes (cough, Android, cough), and eats up less processing power and memory, “thereby ensuring faster device speeds while consuming less energy.”
Without a doubt, this is going to be a year of the drones. CES 2015 had an area dedicated to drones, and the enthusiasm was neither lacking nor diluted.
I happen to have fallen into possession of a Canon PIXMA MG7520, a pretty bitchin’ photo printer if I do say so, which is one of the newest models to replace the MG5000 and MG6000 lines. The first thing I did when I got it hooked up was to narcissistically print photos of my own digital more »
Casio’s CTK-2400 ups the ante on all counts. Its 61 keys give an (admittedly) hobbyist/amateur keyboardist like myself more than enough room to cover the musical spectrum. And beyond the sampling capability, it comes with the full compliment of Casio functions that make the company’s line of inexpensive ($169.99 MSRP, but you can easily find one for under $100), all-in-one (speakers and amplification included for true portability) keyboards so appealing and such a great value.
I’ve incorporated the Rain Design Inc. iLevel2 Laptop Stand into my home office for past couple of weeks and kept an eye on how it’s affected my workflow. Since I have no intention of upgrading my sweet little 13″ MacBook Pro to a Gazillion-inch Mac desktop computer– and transformer computers don’t exist, yet (let’s get more »
Arcsoft has released Simplicam, its own home security product that will compete against Google-owned Dropcam. Just like Dropcam, Simplicam lets users place cameras around their house and then monitor live feeds from the cameras from smartphones and tablets. The costs associated with Simplicam and Dropcam are nearly identical, but the former is meant to be easier to setup.
It happens every once in a great while to many people. You head your front door, ready for work, get in your car, and turn it on. Nothing. You’ll pause for a second and try the ignition again, but the engine won’t turn. You just hear a click noise. Then it dawns on you that your car battery is dead, right as you flashback to having used the car’s ceiling light the night before. You check it and see that it’s still in the on position. Yup. It’s going to be one of those days.
One of the main reasons why tablets and smartphones have surpassed laptop sales is that they’re easier to power and last longer. Think of the last time you used a fully-charged laptop off of its internal battery. It probably didn’t last as long as you wanted. And in all honesty, setting screen brightness and performance to the lowest possible, just to extend battery life, is dumb. And you’re not really “mobile” if you have to continually think about where the nearest power outlet can be found.