BHEESTIE Bag saves me $200: iPhone 1 vs. Heavy rain 0

A couple days ago I decided to get some morning snowboarding in before the day started. Unfortunately, the rain which I hoped would subside persisted throughout the entire morning. Two hours later, our group decided it was time to call it quits. Immediately after loading up, I pulled my iPhone out of my ski pants […]

Logitech SqueezeBox Duet review, simply awesome

There once was a time when I assumed that setting up a quality home music network would be challenging and costly. I thought that my main options were either the (1) Sonos Music System or (2) Airport Express + iTunes combination. Two different methods of music network bliss – each with their own caveats. Sonos […]

Are you protecting [power surge] your mobile gadgets?

You never understand just how important a surge protector is until you experience the downside of being without. As your collection of mobile gadgets grows, so to does your need for safe power. If you’re lugging around a notebook computer (or two), your cellphone, or any other valuable electronics, I highly recommend investing in a […]

Tracking Key, GPS tracking for your clandestine bag of gadgets

GPS technology is becoming increasingly attainable by the average consumer. Decreasing prices have resulted in an increase in the number of portable GPS units on the road today. I recently picked up the entry level Garmin Nuvi 200W and find myself becoming increasingly dependent of the technology. Roughly one out of 10 vehicles I see […]

Reviewed: The Elite by Wicked Lasers

Want a Wicked Lasers of your own? Save 10% at checkout with coupon code 531. Wikipedia breaks down the science behind lasers: A laser is an electronic-optical device that produces coherent radiation. The term "laser" is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A typical laser emits light in a narrow, low-divergence […]

MOTOROKR S9, wireless – sounds OK, looks dorky

UPDATE 10/29: Lindsay has been selected as the winner. Email confirmation sent. Congrats Lindsay! Motorola is trying their best to make a niche for themselves in the mobile entertainment arena with the ROKR (rocker get it?) line of cellphones & accessories. Sprint / Motorola sent me Motorola’s latest, the MOTOROKR S9. Although I admit fascination […]

Logitech Harmony 720, an easy-to-use universal remote

Despite the fact that I had managed to keep my home entertainment system "clean" and free of exposed wiring, I was still juggling three different remotes (depending on what I was doing) – one remote for the Toshiba 42HL67, a second for the digital cable box, and a third for the Mvix MX-760HD. Although both […]

Belkin N1 Vision, the wireless router is "cool" again

Remember the old days when wireless networks were few and far between? Since then, we have come a long way with commercial & personal networks overlapping and blanketing neighborhoods and city blocks. Although performance, reliability, and security have improved, hardware is still bulky, unattractive, and generally "unfriendly". Wireless hardware is the type of device that […]

A Samsung NV11 landed in my lap (review)

It’s been quite some time since I’ve been amazed by the "wow" factor of a simple point-n-shoot camera. As manufacturers race to cram every imaginable feature into the smallest form factor imaginable, you begin to see super compact cameras with monster resolutions that are almost too small, dainty, or susceptible to damage with slightest mishandling. […]

Mailplane, Gmail will replace your desktop email client

One year ago, I experimented with Google Hosted – 5ThirtyOne – Google Hosted Email – and soon moved and began managing all of my email accounts using Google’s services. Why? Because it was convenient, accessible, simple, quick, and everything email should be. Because Gmail provides the option to “Send mail as:” or download mail from […]