Sennheiser Momentum Ivory Edition Headphones

March 26th, 2014 2 comments

5 Stars

Sennheiser Momentum Ivory

The right pair of headphones can make an appreciable difference in how much you enjoy your music. Bad headphones can make even the best songs sound like crud. But a nice pair will encourage you to close your eyes and lose yourself in the music. The Sennheiser Momentums do a great job of that with a subtle style and beauty.

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iGrillmini

March 18th, 2014 No comments

iDevices iGrillmini4 stars

When it comes to grilling up the perfect steak, or ensuring chicken doesn’t dry out, there’s no better way to do that then to use a meat thermometer. That’s common knowledge and easy enough, right? Well, for those of us who want to incorporate technology into nearly every aspect of our lives, what better way to do so than with a Bluetooth thermometer? And thus, I take a look at the iGrilmini by iDevices.

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Element Case Sector 5 Black Ops Elite

February 23rd, 2014 No comments

4 stars
Element Case Sector 5 Black Ops Elite

The Sector 5 Black Ops Elite case for the iPhone 5/5s is Element Case’s flagship case in their tactical line. Aside from the usual features of the Sector 5 case, the Black Ops Elite also uses G10, a durable plastic laminate normally used in handgun grips and tactical knives. I picked up a sample during CES and used it for several weeks. I really liked it for the most part, but had a couple of issues with it.

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Studio Neat’s Glif

January 22nd, 2014 No comments

Glif Official5 Stars

Studio Neat originally released the Glif, a tripod mount for iPhone. It was a solid accessory for those wanting a way to hold their iPhone in place when capturing photos, but it had its drawbacks as well. Fast forward to the second version of Glif, and you’ll see that Studio Neat has taken into account the drawbacks and tried to account for them all. How does it stack up?

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Kingston DataTraveler 100 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

December 25th, 2013 2 comments

4 stars

Kingston DataTraveler 100 USB3

USB flash drives are useful for a great many things. One of my favorites is turning them into bootable utility drives. Whenever I get a new version of OS X or Windows, I create bootable USB flash drives so I have hard copies of the OS installer. Another tool I use a lot is Parted Magic, a Linux-based utility. And while you don’t always need high-end flash drives for these purposes, a good one can go a long way to avoiding frustration and wasted time. I took a look at the Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 specifically for use as a bootable drive after I experienced problems trying to create a bootable OS X Mavericks installer.

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SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive

December 24th, 2013 No comments

4 stars

SanDisk Connect flash drive

Mobile device manufacturers still charge a big premium for devices with additional memory. The cost difference between a base iPad Air with 16GB of memory and the 128GB version is a whopping $300. There is, however, no shortage of secondary Wi-Fi storage solutions available. The SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive is one of most portable I’ve seen and is definitely a keeper.

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Incipio DualPro Shine & Carbon Fiber case for Samsung Galaxy S4

December 18th, 2013 No comments

4 stars

Incipio DualPro Shine

The DualPro case is one of Incipio’s most protective cases without moving up to the waterproof/rugged department. It’s a durable, two-piece case that comes in a variety of finishes. I was sent the DualPro Shine and the Carbon Fiber finishes and really liked the way they looked.

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