Category: accessories

AmazonBasics Mini Bluetooth Speaker

This Speaker Is Amazon’s Next Step Towards World Domination

A Review of The AmazonBasic Mini Bluetooth Speaker This is the Amazon’s AmazonBasics Mini Bluetooth speaker. It cost me $26  dollars, and it was shipped to me in under three days. It’s funny how much a $25 speaker can say about a $155 billion company. If this is why every retailer is so afraid of fighting Amazon, they’re in for a tough fight. AmazonBasics...




Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear 2 Fit and Gear 2 Mini with Galaxy S5

Samsung Unveils Good-looking New Watches

I’ll be the first to admit that I usually ignore Samsung news (there’s just too much of it), but given how much I lambasted them for the first Galaxy Gear, it’s only fair that I reward them for introducing a decent smartwatch.   Galaxy Gear 2.0 (this time, not a dud?) When Samsung first unveiled the Galaxy Gear last year, I wasn’t thrilled, to...




the ipotty - a potty training toilet with a built-in ipad stand

This Potty-trainer toilet Has A Built-in iPad

I’m a believer in the smart home. The web can definitely make household items much better. But is this potty trainer a bit overkill? Is this the message we should be sending our kids, and is it safe? CTA’s digital 2-in-1 iPotty encourages the habit that we all  do discreetly…taking our phones/tablets into the bathroom. It’s supposed to allow potty-training children to do some...




Why Would Anybody Need The NEST Protect? And is it safe?

NEST, famous for their smart thermostats (of which I have two) today  unveiled a reimagined, web-enabled smoke alarm, and while it’s certainly cool-looking, it left me wondering, “What’s the point?” Why would anyone need a $130 smoke detector (link to where it’s sold)? Is it really worth it? And remember, this is coming from the guy with the health-tracking wristband, iPhone cleaning tie, and...




flamestower charger

New Device Uses Fire To Charge Phones – Startup of the Month

We always feature hot startups in our “startup of the month” series, but this is the first one that’s literally hot. FlameStower, a recently funded kickstarter project, turns the heat from campfires, stoves, and Galaxy S4s (exploding ones anyway), into power for your phone or tablet. According to the FlameStower pitch, FlameStower’s charging is just as fast as charging from your laptop’s USB port,...