Author: Brian Wharton

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Brian is a part time tech writer for MacSources.com and full time gamer. He's a very skilled Call of Duty Player and Apple fanboy who has taken his fandom to the next level by tattooing the Apple logo on his back.

Ventev Powercell 6000c a nice portable battery with built-in cable. Between work life and personal life, it seems that I am always on the go. There isn’t much time to relax or just settle down for a bit. Unfortunately, this causes several problems. One problem is that I never have enough time to charge my phone, which is literally my life line to the world and pretty much all of my entertainment. Ventev’s Powercell 6000c solves this concern for me, leaving me free to meander about with my daily tasks with out carrying around a charge cable and block. The Powercell…

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Ventev Powercell 6000 Battery Why am I always looking for a charger for my iPhone? The phones’ batteries have gotten bigger, but this just means there are more games to play, more texts and emails to respond to, more phone calls to make, and more music and video to take in. While I use my phone for work and play, the battery always seems to fade quickly when transitioning from play to work. This slows down everything. I have tried several of Ventev’s products before, so choosing their Powercell 6000 was a natural decision for my on the go charging solution.…

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Element Case Black Ops iPhone 6 Plus Case is awesome and a conversation starter. I have an addiction to iPhone cases. I just can’t seem to get enough of them. I love an iPhone case that has both function and form. I need a case that will protect my beloved Apple product while still looking amazing. Element Case’s Black Ops case from their active collection does a bang up job at meeting my criteria. The case is very thin and light. It doesn’t add much more to the overall profile of my iPhone 6 Plus and barely adds any extra weight.…

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Seidio Luma iPhone 6 Plus Case add flare and protection to phones. Unlike most people these days, I don’t have an annoyingly loud ringtone or clip of some random song that nobody cares about. I can’t usually hear my phone at work because it’s set to silent or vibrate. The iPhone has an awesome accessibility feature that flashes the camera flash for alerts. The downside to this is that it sometimes freaks people out and blinds you while you are driving. Seidio’s Luma iPhone 6 Plus Case let’s me still keep my flash alerts with style and show off the beautiful…

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Discoball Dual Quick Charging Station provides a good solution to clutter and charging woes. With gaming technology getting more and more advanced everyday I find myself buying new games and accessories each week. This is awesome, but at the same time I am running out of room on my entertainment center for everything. Discoball’s controller charging stand solves spoke of this for me. I play a lot of games, sometimes it turns into a marathon and I have to switch controllers in the middle when the battery is low. The controller charging stand makes the transition quick and easy, while…

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SnapPower Charger Outlet offers a great option for charging USB devices. My house is overrun with electronic devices and gadgets. There are too many to count some days. While they all have different purposes, the one thing that they have in common is that they charge with a USB cable. Most devices come with a charging block of varying sizes. This leaves me trying to shuffle around different charging blocks and getting frustrated every single time. SnapPower’s Charger Outlet has changed my whole outlook on my charging dilemma. The Charger is very easy to install and use. It’s a basic faceplate for standard…

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SwitchEasy Play iPhone Case I’m always on the hunt for an iPhone case that is has another function other than holding my iPhone while still showing off the awesome design of the iPhone. I choose my phone. Because it’s visually appealing and just like an awesome sports car, I want the world to bask in its glory. In my search I found the SwitchEasy Play iPhone case. The Play iPhone case is incredibly light, weighing in at only 17 grams. With a lot of the cases on the market you can tell that it is weighing the phone down. You…

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Woo Audio Headphone Stand provides a simple, space-saving solution for your desk. I have an ever growing library of gadgets that take up a lot of space. My small house is virtually overflowing with various tech. I have been implementing a variety of space saving solutions and techniques with different degrees of success. Not only do I want to save space, but I also still want the solution to be simple and visually pleasing. The Woo Audio Aluminum Headphone Stand has been my latest solution. The stand is tough as it is made from 100% aluminum and weighs in at 1.5 pounds.…

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HAME 20000 mAh Power Bank is a life saver at parties. Recently while at a Super Bowl party, I noticed my phone was getting low on power. As I looked around, I saw that everybody else had that same dilemma. I also saw that most of the power outlets were blocked by bodies or food. I really needed to send messages to my friends at other parties and didn’t have enough power to do it. With no power outlets available, I had a conundrum. Hame’s Power Bank came to my rescue. As it turned out, I severely underestimated my friends…

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Mrice M1 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones provide a nice, loud sound in a stylish package. Over the past few years there has been a huge emphasis on headphones. More recently, I have noticed the trend of bringing back the older style larger headphones just when I had gotten used to the small and sometimes ridiculously small headphones. The larger style gave us promise of a better sound quality versus just being loud, so I broke down and gave them a shot. Mrice’s M1 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones take a stylish approach to the larger headphone design that are so prevalent now. The M1…

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Thonet & Vander Rätsel BT Speakers provide a life-changing experience. The first thing I do when I walk in the house after a long day at work is put on some music so I can get about my menial chores before I relax. One of the biggest frustrations of this is that I don’t get the sound quality that I really want. With most sound systems now I get too much bass. While I see the importance of bass, I want a full, rich spectrum of sound. I don’t know if I will be listening to Punk, Motown, Jazz, or…

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Memteq’s 8 in 1 Cell Phone Camera Lens gives the power to take amazing photos in everyday lives. Photography has changed a lot in the past few years. Gone are the days of stand alone cameras of all shapes and sizes. Now most of us have a smartphone that meets more criteria than most need. Having this in your pocket or hand at all times means that everybody can capture every moment of their lives, but at the cost of mediocre photos and video clips. Smartphone cameras are quite useful and very capable, but they won’t fill the news of…

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Haweel LED Dual Car Charger very handy for daily commute. I live a lot of my life in my car. I also use a bit more electronics than most. The two don’t always go hand in hand. I only have two auxiliary slots in my car so I am always changing my different devices and having to switch while I am driving. Haweel’s LED Dual Car Charger walks into my life and makes it so much simpler. I do primarily charge my iPhone in the car, but sometimes there might be a bluetooth headset or an iPad charging as well.…

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Joway JP-60 Power Bank provides easy on-the-go charging. Everyone has been there before – you are listening to music, making a phone call, surfing the Internet and your phone goes dead. Sometimes, you just aren’t paying close enough attention or your phone doesn’t warn you, but it’s inevitable. You will lose power at some point. The only way to combat that is to carry around a portable power source with you – like this power bank from Joway. The Joway JP-60 Power Bank is a great portable charger for on-the-go type people. The design is better than most battery chargers. …

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Dacom E-Uniq Bluetooth 4.0 Headset I’m always on the hunt for a new Bluetooth headset. I have tried so many different designs and brands. My biggest complaint is that no matter what I do, it always falls completely out or shakes loose. The second complaint is that the earpieces seem to always be to big or to small and most of the time are uncomfortable after a few minutes. Dacom solved a few of the issues that I have with the E-Uniq Bluetooth 4.0 Headset. One of the biggest drawbacks for me is having the bulk of the headset sticking out…

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Ambielly Bluetooth Winter Hat good in concept, poor in execution. Oh joy, cold weather. With the impending cold and snow, I have a multitude of outdoor activities. Some fun, others not so much. No matter what I am doing, I will need music to keep me distracted from the biting wind and something to keep me warm. The idea of using headphones and a hat in the cold wether is bothersome. Ambielly thoughtfully took care of this dilemma for me with their Bluetooth Winter Hat. The cold is not my favorite by far, so a nice warm hat is one of…

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Homido Virtual Reality Headset takes gaming to the next level. Virtual reality and pretty gaming is one of the hottest trends right now. With a wide range of games and videos, it seems as though the future is now. With a multitude of fully immersive and portable VR games out there, it’s easy to get flustered on which one to choose. Homido’s virtual reality headset stand out from most of he portable VR headsets. Recently at CES 2016 I got the chance to try out many of the different varieties. While it would be nice to have a completely immersive…

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PhoneSuit Elite 6 PRO iPhone Battery Case makes life easier and hassle-free. I wake up like most people. I reach for my iPhone to unplug it from the charger to start my day. Unfortunately, even though I start my day off with a full charge I still find myself looking for a portable battery or a wall to charge it before the day is over. With a busy home and work life, this usually isn’t feasible. PhoneSuit changes the game for me. While I do love the amazing look of my iPhone, I need function over form. The Phonesuit Elite…

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8Bitdo NES30 PRO brings nostalgia to Bluetooth controllers. I remember the first time I thought that I was a gamer. Playing the original Nintendo system is among my fondest memories. Since then I’ve stuck to being a gamer, played every kind of system and every kind of game. I’m seeing a younger generation embrace our older systems and taking a special liking to the very first Nintendo and Super Nintendo and controllers. It’s a new breed of gaming now. 8Bitdo brought everything that I love about gaming then and gaming now into the same realm. With a lot of the gaming done today…

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CES 2016 – A recap of things to see and do. CES 2016 just wrapped up and the whole team is heading back home as I type. The whole event was intense, especially for our first time out. I read a lot of articles on what to expect, but the event is ever-changing and fast-paced. CES 2016 broke a few records including over 2.4 million square feet and 173,000 people in attendance. The latter number is equal to the amount of residents our home town. So, it was quite over whelming to say the least. I followed the advice of a…

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Seidio OBEX iPhone Case provides ultimate protection for the active lifestyle. I love my iPhone. I also like a wide variety of activities in life. Most of the time the do do not go hand in hand at all. I have been walking around CES 2016 living life dangerously. No case. No protective glass. Completely unprotected. I ran into some nice folks from Seidio that understand that I need protection while still providing a slim and functional profile. At first glance, Seidio’s OBEX iPhone case looked like a few of the other cases on the market right now. As it turns…

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Mystery® In-Car Bluetooth Speakerphone makes commute easier. My phone and my car are by far the most used items in my life. That being said, they are always battling each other. It’s hard to use both at once, but completely necessary at times. A while ago I bought a car stereo that was Bluetooth capable and hands-free. Turns out that using them together is frustrating and it made my life harder. I still refuse to be one of the many people who use an earbud Bluetooth headset. I switched out both the stereo and earpiece for a simpler approach. The Mystery®…

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GUI Speedometer iOS App Review 1

App provides head-up display for speedometer. I am a cheapskate, so I never have a new vehicle. Used cars usually have some minor problems. One of the main ones is the speedometer malfunctioning. You wouldn’t think that that’s a big deal. Ask a police officer when they pull you over for speeding how important they are. GUI Speed is a great app to fix that. The graphics are pretty basic and unobtrusive. It resembles what most people are used to , with both an analog and digital display all I the same screen. The GUI Speed app reads all the way to…

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Nomad Wallet great new addition to daily life. In just a few short days my life has changed. I always knew that it would be hard to live without a wallet, but I never thought that a wallet would change my everyday life. Nomad Wallet has done just that. I have carried the same wallet most of my life, so it’s nice and broken-in. I’ve been told it was time for an upgrade, but I was just waiting for the right one to come along. It has. As a man, your wallet is like another part of your body. You sit…

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Braided cable superior to Apple original. My iPhone has inserted itself into my everyday life. It’s always no more than an arms reach away at all times. I can drain the battery very quickly just with regular use of the phone. I’m not the type to have bulky battery case, so I am left with the traditional method of plugging it up constantly. Than being said, the one thing that Apple hasn’t managed to knock out of the ballpark is the lightning cable. Cacoy solves this with a pretty rugged design. Unlike Apple’s Lightning Cable, you can tell that Cacoy’s Apple…

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Great sound from a durable speaker. I enjoy music in every facet of my life. So, I’m always on the hunt for a great set of speakers. I have tried various shapes and sizes – high end and low end – and I’m always left with a lingering disappointment about some aspect of the speakers, whether it be sound quality or just not loud enough for me. This is where the Music Box Studio Wireless Speaker comes in. From the start, the packaging impressed me. It’s sounds crazy that I’m impressed by a box, but one of the first things that…

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USB Hub a must-have for any owner of multiple devices. With more and more electronics coming out everyday, and my need to have them, I’m always on a quest to charge my devices as soon as possible. I have tried several charging stations that were sub par. Foxnovo’s smart charging station filled the power supply void in my life in one fell swoop with six USB ports of awesomeness. The look and feel of the station is sleek and small. I, like most people just don’t have room for all kinds of clutter. Before the smart charging station, I was…

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Headphones enhance the gaming experience. With a pretty good season of video game releases upon us, I’m trying to get all of my gaming gear together. One of the most basic gaming needs is a headset. I have tried many different styles and sizes.  I tend to stay away from wireless headsets because of interference. Sades SA-928 headset was where I started. It’s advertised for PS3, XBox, and PC, but worked amazingly with the PS4. Before I even plugged everything up I had to try the actual fit of the headset. I wear glasses and most headsets are pretty uncomfortable…

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A disappointing charging experience. I have way too many electronic devices. Charging them all gets a bit bothersome with limited plug space, so I’ve been trying several different solutions. One of my first choices was a simple USB fast charging strip. Monody’s 4-port USB fast charger seemed like a good start. I was wrong. Right out of the box the charger looks a little lazy on the design. Four USB ports are more than adequate for most people like me. I decided that right out of the gate I was gonna use all four ports, but quickly found that wasn’t…

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