Review: Otterbox Commuter Series Wallet Case for iPhone

otterbox commuter wallet iphone case

You know the old saying “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”? Well, Otterbox doesn’t. But that’s a good thing. Or at least I think it is. Honestly, even after using their Commuter Series Wallet case $44.95 ($39.99 Amazon) for over a month, I’m still not entirely sure it’s a good idea, but I DO love the case. But let’s back up. So what IS the Otterbox Wallet Case?... Read More

Review: Grace Digital’s 3play Receiver

Grace Digital 3play Receiver

If there’s one thing I am grudgingly coming to love it’s the wireless freedom bestowed by Bluetooth speakers. I say “grudgingly”, because I find Bluetooth speakers have WILDLY different ranges, and even the same speaker can one day allow you a 20 ft stroll around your house without losing connection, and the next crap out at 10 feet. But despite Bluetooth’s... Read More

Review: Blur

iPhone wallpaper blur app

Odds are if you own an iPhone you have at some point changed your lock screen photo to an adorable photo of your children or pets, only to find it looks decidedly LESS adorable when covered by icons. Often the perfect lock-screen photo ends up making your iPhone’s app names difficult to read when used as Home Screen wallpaper. Above: (top) My dog sure looks super cute on... Read More

Review: Divoom’s Voombox Travel

Voombox Travel

I’m constantly amazed at both how good and how horrible small, rechargeable speakers can sound. Divoom’s extremely UN”box”-like Voombox Travel ($49.95 at Amazon) falls “squarely” in the former’s category, delivering impressive sound and surprising bass (and weight) given its size. Looking a bit like an over-sized pocket watch (or some have said,... Read More

Review: Threes

Threes iPhone app

It takes a brave journalist, a hero, some would say, to recommend the top-selling app on iTunes, but that is just what this man is willing to do. Fair warning, Threes (on sale for $1.99) is a number-based puzzle game, so if you are an idiot, you may want to steer clear. However, at its heart Threes is really a matching game, so even very young children should be able to understand... Read More

Review: RAVPower Deluxe 14000mAh External Battery Charger – Portable Power for Everything you own

RAVPower4

I get a lot of e-mails this time of year from PR companies asking if I plan to put together a year-end holiday gift guide, and if so can they please get some of their client’s stuff on it. Traditionally this stuff ranges from crap to semi-crap, but here’s an item that turned out to not only be NOT crap, but should really be on both your and your friend’s holiday... Read More

Review: iPin adds freakin’ lasers to your iPhone!

ipin

Well, the must have holiday gift for both you are your pet is clearly the iPin ($86 at Amazon). OK, OK, the iPin may technically be designed to help business folks control and interact with their presentations on stage, but where it REALLY excels is at entertaining/tiring out your pet. What is it? It’s a tiny pin-like device that you insert into your iPhone’s audio... Read More

Review: Bravo Case for iPhone 5

bravo waterproof iPhone case

Statistically speaking, if your iPhone is going to die an accidental death, it will likely be either from a fall or drowning in the toilet. Just like people. And if you have small kids, the odds of both of those events happening increases 10 fold. But is the fear of an impact or submersion worth having your iPhone encased in some bulky, unstylish rubber and plastic monstrosity... Read More

Review: PocketPlug case for iPhone – Never feel powerless again!

Prong PocketPlug

I’ve always been interested in portable charging solutions for my iPhone, which is odd since I am never more than 2 feet from my computer or a USB charging cable. Still, I am a sucker for having a constant charge, which is why Prong’s PocketPlug ($69.95) caught my eye. I’ve always been a big fan of portable battery cases, but the PocketPlug is something different.... Read More

Games That Don’t Suck: Samurai Siege

Samurai Siege

I’ve been putting off writing about Samurai Siege (free) for a few weeks now, primarily because it so closely resembles one of my favorite games (and previous “Games That Don’t Suck” nominee) Clash of Clans. I’m not a fan of games that rip-off other successful game formulas, but I cannot deny that I have been playing the game nearly non-stop and enjoying... Read More

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