5 Battery Alternatives to the Mophie Juice Pack Helium for iPhone 5


The long-awaited Mophie battery case for the iPhone 5 is finally available for order, but it might not be the best option for those looking for extra battery life. Though it’s the lightest Mophie iPhone case yet, it’s still bulky and there are too many trade-offs for some iPhone 5 users. Fortunately, there’s no shortage […]

Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock Better Manages Desktop Accessories


Belkin showed off its Thunderbolt Express Dock at the Macworld/iWorld 2013 Expo in San Francisco. Like other Thunderbolt-compatible accessories, this dock commands a premium price. As its name suggests, the Thunderbolt Express Dock employs the Thunderbolt port found on current Macs. The dock allows users to connect Ethernet, FireWire 800, three USB 3.0, headphone, microphone […]

SCOTTEVEST Q-Zip Review: A Great Polo with Room for Your Daily Gadgets

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The SCOTTEVEST Q-Zip is a long-sleeved performance polo that has enough room to pack a few gadgets and accessories. Its breathable construction makes it ideal for travel. I’ve purchased and reviewed several SCOTTEVEST (SeV) jackets, pants and other garments over the years. SeV clothing design makes it easier to carry and use gadgets while on […]

SCOTTEVEST Sport Coat Review

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The SCOTTEVEST Sport Coat allows gadget lovers to discretely carry a bagful of gadgets, without having to choose between geek and chic. At just $200, it looks good enough to wear to business meetings, or on a stage, while giving quick access to your favorite mobile devices. I first started wearing the SCOTTEVEST (SeV) Fleece […]

Riding a Giant Mechanical Spider at CES 2013


A giant mechanical spider made an appearance at CES 2013 and the guys who built it were kind enough to let us take it for a test drive. The Mondo Spider is part work of art, part engineering testbed and all kinds of awesome. The Mondo Spider was built by a team of Vancouver-based artists […]

AT&T to Allow FaceTime over Cellular for More iPhone Users


AT&T announced today that it will soon allow more customers to place and receive FaceTime video calls over its mobile network. Those on tiered data plans, including iPhone 4S users, will be able to use FaceTime over AT&T’s cellular network. Originally launched at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in 2010, Apple introduced FaceTime alongside the iPhone 4. […]

Nikon D5200 Coming to America for $899 Late January


Nikon’s formally introduced the much-anticipated D5200 consumer DSLR to the U.S. market at CES 2013. The  company also released a series of D5200 sample photos that will please those who’ve waited for this camera. The new camera sports a 24.1 megapixel sensor, along with improved low-light capabilities. The D5200 will begin shipping in late January […]

LaCie 5big Thunderbolt RAID Brings up to 20TB of Fast Storage


LaCie unveiled the 5big, a RAID storage solution that features Thunderbolt transfer speeds and up to 20TB of storage capacity. The solution is fast to meet the needs of video producers and others working with large files. The 10TB model costs $1,199, while the 20TB model costs $2,199. Most people will never actually want to […]

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-2 Introduced at CES 2013


Olympus unveiled the Stylus Tough TG-2 iHS as its new flagship waterproof point-and-shoot camera. Priced at $379, the TG-2 appears to be the best mainstream waterproof camera for the new year. The Olympus TG-2 is nearly identical to the TG-1, save for improved depth rating and a new super-macro mode that offers 14:1 magnification. The TG-1 was […]

Masimo iSpO2 Turns iPhone into Oximeter That’s Not a Medical Device


Masimo, a medical devices company, showed off a new iPhone-compatible oximeter that can help you track of users’ cardiovascular health at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. The Masimo iSpO2 is not a true medical device, but it is an example of how the iPhone and iPad can be transformed into more than ‘just’ communications and entertainment […]

MobileDemand xTablet T1200 Review: First Rugged Windows 8 Tablet

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The MobileDemand xTablet T1200 is a beast of a tablet that can go where flimsy consumer-grade tablets wouldn’t dare. It’s the first ruggedized Windows 8 tablet to hit the market and definitely worth considering for mission-critical tasks, such as responding to emergencies. MobileDemand built the xTablet T1200 as a tool rather than a toy, which means it forgoes […]

Samsung President Confesses to Using iPhone, iPad and Mac

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Samsung Electronics President and Chief Strategy Officer Young Sohn uses an iPhone, iPad and Mac when he has a choice in the matter. Though he’s leading a company that produces some of the best smartphones, tablets and laptops in the world, Sohn says Apple’s ecosystem is sticky and that his family members use Apple’s products […]

Forget the iPhone 5S, Where’s the iPhone 6?

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The latest Apple rumors suggest the company will launch the iPhone 5S in June, but iPhone users deserve more than a minor hardware update or two. While the iPhone 5 is one of the  most sought-after devices in the world, the competition is tempting, even for long-time iPhone users. Apple should introduce an entirely new […]

7 Reasons the iPhone 5 is Better Than the Nexus 4

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The iPhone 5 is the best iPhone to date, but is it better than the Nexus 4, Google’s flagship Android phone? That depends on each smartphone users priorities, but Apple’s iPhone 5 still leads the smartphone pack in a number of key areas. While some power users are attracted to the cutting-edge technologies packed in […]

7 Reasons the Nexus 4 is Better Than the iPhone 5

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The Nexus 4 has enough advantages over the iPhone 5 to make long-time iPhone users consider Google’s latest Android phone. The Nexus 4 has several hardware and software features that are simply not found in Apple’s offering. Google’s Nexus 4 is built by LG and is the first Nexus phone launched with the updated version […]

iPhone 5: Black vs White

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For the first time choosing the right color iPhone is much more than a matter of personal preference. The black iPhone 5 doesn’t age as well as the white iPhone 5, which means you may be forced to walk around with a ragged looking iPhone for two years and get less money for it when […]

Acme Made Skinny Sleeve MacBook Air Review

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The Acme Made Skinny Sleeve protects Apple’s thinnest computers without adding much bulk. There are plenty of MacBook sleeves out there, but we like this one because of its smart design and extra layers of protection. Too many MacBook Air users carry their machines naked or toss them into bags not meant for computers in […]

Unlocked iPhone 5 Now Available from Apple for $649 to $849

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The unlocked iPhone 5 is now available at Apple.com, but customers will have to pony up $649 to $849 for the privilege of going contract-free. The unlocked iPhone 5 only works on GSM networks, limiting the appeal for customers that rarely leave the United States, but opening up a world of possibilities for those who travel overseas regularly. […]

Black Friday’s for Turkeys: 10 Reasons to Stay Home

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Black Friday is morphing rapidly into a mess of a ‘holiday’ that’s more trouble than it’s worth. Our advice is to shop online on Black Friday and to not be sucked into the madness at your local mall. There are some people who just love adventure of camping out in freezing temperatures and treat Black […]