Call it conditioning, developed over many years: Tiny speakers always make me think, “Oh boy, is this going to sound tinny.” That’s why I was so pleasantly surprised by the Democracy Revolving Portable Bluetooth Speaker. Made by folks with backgrounds in car audio, Democracy handles deep bass with aplomb and displays no noticeable distortion even when it’s cranked all the way up.
With CES 2014 right around the corner, I needed a backpack to carry all of my essentials, daily, for an entire week. Everything else I own is in the form of a sling or messenger bag. Those can be killer on the shoulders for extended periods of time.
I went on the hunt last weekend for a new case for my Nexus 7. Although generally I prefer cases that don’t cover the bezel, I find that the tiny rim on the first generation Nexus 7 presses into my thumb and is uncomfortable for long reading sessions. So time to find a new case, and the [easyazon-link asin="B00ATX05LM" locale="us"]M-Edge Incline Case for the Google Nexus 7[/easyazon-link] is just about perfect.
With the vast (and ever-growing) sea of audio products available, it becomes harder and harder to get noticed. It takes the right combination of elements to get that attention and then deliver with quality that people will love and keep.
I can’t help myself. External battery banks to me is like crack to Tyrone Biggums. I gotta have it. I’m constantly moving about and am never really tethered to one spot, let alone a spot near an outlet. With the amount of work, photos, and gaming I do with my devices, I pretty much need it.
Google is making it more interesting for those of us with multiple Google sign-ins. I manage a couple of sites for clients, which means I need multiple log ins to check analytics on the sites. Frankly, it’s a pain to do it from my computer and log out and log in to check each site. I was delighted recently to stumble across the Google Analytics app.
Booq is known for making stylishly-modern bags, cases, and backpacks. The company has kept in-step with the popularity of tablets, having released bags and cases designed to carry and protect those devices. Up until now, booq hasn’t done much for smartphones.
Google took the consumer electronics world in July by storm with the announcement of the Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player, a digital media dongle available at the unbelievably low price point of $35.
Even though large, on- or over-ear headphones are great to rock out with; there are those times when it’s simply easier to have a pair of compact earbuds. Travel and outside use come to mind first, especially if you’re looking to pack light. Jabra, who is known for business-related communication devices, has recently jumped into the very-crowded waters of personal audio. With so many options out there, it takes unique design as well as a high standard of quality to get noticed.
Music makes life better, which is why we love to take it along with us wherever we go. But if you like to spend time outdoors, you’re probably not bringing your expensive home speakers with you. All it takes is one bad drop to ruin that equipment. Headphones are always an option, but they aren’t more »
I’ve used a number of solar panel products – enough to know what I want, and that they’re not all made the same. My Gomadic SunVolt is fantastic except that it’s not convenient to pack. Enter the replacement for my outdoor adventure gear: the Suntactics sCharger-12 solar panel. It’s as slim as three nickels and only more »
When I feel like I need to get away and take off somewhere, my best and least-expensive ways to travel are through books and music. TV? The trips are never long enough for my liking. There’s nothing like immersing one’s self into a great book or music album. Lately, I’ve been on a musical kick, more »