Archive for the ‘Tech’ Category

Power2U Outlet Solves the iPhone Charger Issue


The worst thing about modern smartphones? Terrible battery life. The second worst thing about modern smartphones? Keeping track of your charger and finding a place to plug it in. The Power2U outlet swaps out with most existing outlets and adds two 2.1A iPad-strength USB outlets, freeing up the plugs for other uses. +Continue Reading

Satechi RideMate Bike Lights


Satechi RideMate series now offers the RideMate front bicycle light ($59.99 direct) and the Ride Mate taillight ($29.99 direct) to go with its line of smartphone bike mounts. +Continue Reading

Outdoor Tech Privates: Headphones to Match Your Fatigues


The Outdoor Tech Privates Headphones cost $99, offer full Bluetooth cordless connectivity, have a comfortable canvas headband and come in four colors, including a green that makes for a reasonably good match with standard-issue fatigues. +Continue Reading

Review: 808 Hex SL Speaker


The 808 Hex SL Bluetooth speaker has many things going for it, starting with the fact that it’s made of metal instead of plastic. Its tube design and the directional cone that’s visible through a honeycomb grille is sure to provoke conversation when you pull it out of your bag. +Continue Reading

Weather a Crisis With the 10-in-1 Survival Sidekick


The Champ Survival Sidekick 10-in-1 Multi-Tool looks like a flashlight but it aims to do so much more. This $49.99 device wants to be there for you when you need to get bailed out of a car wreck during a hurricane in the middle of the night. +Continue Reading

PureMove Sports Armband for iPhone


With the PureMove, PureGear has made an iPhone sports armband for people who hate their current sports armband. It’s pricey, with a $39.99 list price (down from $49.99), but it addresses all of the issues I’ve had with the others I’ve owned. +Continue Reading

PUMP HD Sportbuds: Rugged & Wireless

  • June 30, 2014
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PUMP HD Sportbuds are wireless Bluetooth sport headphones that are both sturdy and waterproof. They charge quickly, offer eight hours of listening time and are designed to take a beating. They’re not cheap at a $129.95 list price, but they’re one of the few wireless headphones rugged enough to fit in with the other gear in your gym bag. +Continue Reading

Pelican Vault & Voyager for iPad & iPhone

  • June 26, 2014
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Pelican cases have long been loved by sportsmen, first responders and the military. They’re know for protecting weapons and delicate electronic equipment in the most extreme conditions.

It’s not a surprise that they’d eventually get around to making cases for tablets and smartphones. We checked out the new Pelican ProGear Vault Tablet Case for the iPad Air(also available for iPad Mini) and the Pelican ProGear Voyager Case for iPhone 5 (also available for the Samsung Galaxy 5). Both cases feature prominent Pelican logos, so you’ll get credit from other fans of the brand. +Continue Reading

BlackFire Clamplight Emergency

  • June 25, 2014
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The Clamplight Emergency is the latest in Blackfire’s line of innovative flashlight products. It’s plastic, features a 1-watt Cree bulb that puts out 100 lumens of light, runs on four AAA batteries and has a clamp that will grip a 1-inch thick surface. +Continue Reading

RHYTHM+: A Heart Monitor For Your iPhone


There’s two ways to look at the current state of personal health monitoring devices. Old jocks are amazed that everyone can personally keep track of the kind of health data you used to get once a year at your checkup. Young gearheads will point out that we’ve been subjected to a series of monitoring devices that fall apart or get recalled (Jawbone UP, Fitbit Force).

Scosche has just released an updated RHYTHM+ Heart Rate monitor ($79.99) that aims to do one thing: monitor your heart rate during a workout and send the data to a mobile device. It works with any ANT+ device or Bluetooth smartphone and it’s really good at its job. +Continue Reading