Moto X in Walnut: Hands-On With a Piece of Art

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After months of waiting Motorola is finally ready to start mass producing smartphones made of wood. Yes, the Moto X is available today with an option for a Bamboo back, but now Walnut, Ebony, and Teak finishes are coming January 21st. It first launched with 18 colors and accent options, but now we have a […]

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Review: Hefty, But Packed With Potential

The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga converts from laptop to tablet and more.

It’s no secret. The world has moved on to 2-in-1s. Tablets that become laptops. Laptops that are tailor-made to transform into fast business-oriented machines. The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga belongs to the latter category. Starting at $999, a pre-configured ThinkPad Yoga tries to be everything for the business user and board executive. Simply opening the device […]

ZAGGKeys Cover for iPad Air Review

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Your choices for an iPad may be limited at the moment in terms of form factor, but that is certainly not the case when it comes to third party keyboards. Various manufacturers have created various makes and models that cater to different consumer needs. There are keyboards contained in full cases or folios that provide […]

iPhone 5 Review (2014)

Apple stopped selling the iPhone 5 back in September but that doesn’t mean that Apple’s flagship from 2012 has completely vanished. No, it’s still alive and well thanks to carriers like Straight Talk and sites like eBay. It has been 480 days since the iPhone 5 first landed on shelves and we want to take […]

X-Doria Cases for iPad Air and iPad mini Review

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X-Doria Cases for iPad Air and iPad mini look nice, protect well and offer impressive functionality thanks to the magnetic wake/sleep feature and the design of the stand function built into the case. We really like these cases and think iPad Air owners who like some flair will like the version for the larger iPad. […]

Magnus Mini for iPad mini Review

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Ten One Design offers the Magnus Mini for the Apple iPad mini. This small accessory holds the iPad mini up on its side in landscape orientation creating a nice viewing experience when used at one angle or a comfortable typing experience at the lower angle. The tiny stand grabs hold of the magnets built into […]

The Shirt that Powers Google Glass

The SCOTTEVEST QZip is a Great Google Glass Accessory

Google Glass is one of my favorite mobile devices, but its short battery life limits how many Glass Explorers use their fancy wearable gadgets. A shirt made by SCOTTEVEST helps solve this problem by concealing a portable battery that can keep Glass powered for a full day. Like with other gadgets that have sub-par battery […]

Pebble Steel Hands-On

We go hands on with the Pebble Steel.

At CES 2014 Pebble announced a new premium smart watch that ups the game for the established smart watch company and with luxurious metal and leather bands and a new stronger Gorilla Glass face to protect the watch from wear and tear. Pebble invited Gotta Be Mobile for a Pebble Steel hands on, allowing us […]

Ergotron WorkFit-P Sit-Stand Workstation

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The sedentary lifestyle of most computer users continues to produce an unhealthy workforce, but the Ergotron WorkFit-P Sit-Stand Workstation can help reverse the trend. Ergotron’s standing desks put people on their feet, helping them become more fit through burning calories and straightening curved spines that suffer the stress of sitting all day. Thanks to this […]

iPhone 5s Review: 100 Days with Apple’s New iPhone

The iPhone 5s design is one of my favorite features.

The iPhone 5s remains one of the best smartphones available 100 days after its release and is still a top choice for many of the Gotta Be Mobile team members even after the Nexus 5 release and it remains a top seller even as consumers turn their eyes to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and iPhone 6. […]

Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro Review

The Yoga 2 Pro includes a 3,200 x 1,800 resolution display.

The Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro is a Windows 8 2-in-1 that delivers a tablet and a notebook experience in a single package that starts at $899 and improves on the original IdeaPad Yoga which we previously reviewed. Windows 8 2-in-1 devices are growing in popularity and the new generation of devices brings marked improvements to […]

Moto G Review

The Moto G is an anomaly in the smartphone space. It is a cheap off-contract smartphone that delivers the build quality and user experience we expect to find on a phone that costs twice as much. For $179 users get a device that delivers everything a user needs in a smartphone, but leaves several features […]

iOS 7.0.4 on iPad 3 Review: One Month Later

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Just about a month ago, Apple released its current version of iOS 7, iOS 7.0.4. The update, which is available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, will be replaced by another iOS update in the future though the iOS 7.1 release date has been pegged for March, months away from now. With iOS 7.0.4 […]

Ooma Review: A Home Phone Service for the Smartphone Age

The Ooma Telo is worth the price, and I'm finally happy with out home phone.

If you want a home phone that meshes with a smartphone and is smart enough to block telemarketers and unwanted robocalls Ooma is an affordable solution that can replace more expensive landline options. While many users are cutting landlines and home phones in favor of smartphones, there is still a place for a home phone […]

Nexus 5 Review: One Month With Google’s Flagship

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On October 31st, Google finally revealed the Nexus 5. The device was tied to multiple rumors for months on end, and finally all came to an end on Halloween, and along with it was a chocolaty Android 4.4 KitKat software update to the Android OS. It took a few days (or weeks) to ship to […]

AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 Review

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The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a significant phone for both Nokia and Microsoft. It’s the first Windows Phone 8 device to debut with a large 6-inch display, a first smartphone from the platform to sport a full HD 1080p display, and one that comes with one of the wold’s most powerful processors in the form […]

Moshi Versacover for Still Better than Apple Smartcase

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Our favorite iPad mini case comes from Moshi and costs less than Apple’s thin and lightweight Apple Smart Case, while working better than the Apple offering. The Moshi VersaCover does everything the Smart Case does, but adds a nice trick with a folding cover that sets up the iPad in more angles than the Apple […]

UberBuds Bluetooth Earbuds Great for Outdoors but Weak Connection

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The UberBuds from Musemini sound decent and work better outdoors than most stereo Bluetooth earbuds, but suffer from a poor Bluetooth connection. We tested them out and enjoyed using them, except when the connection intermittently drops out. We’ve tested a few sets of Bluetooth earbuds and had hopes that the UberBuds would compare well to […]

TYLT RUGGD Case for iPad Air

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The rugged iPad case market heated up in the last year with plenty of contenders trying to dethrone Otterbox, the king of the extreme environment protection cases. We present the next contender: the TYLT RUGGD case for iPad Air. This shock proof case promises to keep the new iPad Air safe while adding little bulk […]

Livescribe 3 Smart Pen Review

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The Livescribe smart pen allows users to combine the analog with digital to more effectively capture handwritten notes and drawings, something that could be difficult on a smartphone. We’ve seen various attempts in the past from different companies to allow a similar paradigm, including Evernote, which allows users to ‘scan’ in their Moleskin journals using […]