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Charger engineered perfectly for the Tesla. Today, NOMAD announces a brand new product, the Wireless Charger for Tesla Model 3. It’s a wireless charging pad that is designed specifically for the Tesla Model 3. The custom-built charger will work seamlessly with the Model 3’s dash and can accommodate two mobile devices (iPhone, Android, etc.). The wireless chargers will output up to 7.5w and the internal 6000 mAh battery boosts power output from 1A to 2A to allow for more efficient wireless charging. The charger has an anti-slip rubber coating to keep devices firmly in place. NOMAD estimates a shipping date of September…

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First Alert Onelink Safe & Sound Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm REVIEW

BUY FROM AMAZON Make your home completely safe with Amazon Alexa integration and Apple HomeKit support. When you think about your family at home, you think about safety. You invest in the best door locks possible, you make sure the windows close securely, and you always make sure the battery in the smoke detector is still good. When we bought our house a few years back, there was one standard budget smoke detector in our hallway. It was functional, but it was only designed to warn us if there was smoke present. So, we upgraded to a smart device that…

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The Sherpa 100AC Power Pack provides power for a range of essential electronics, including phones, tablets, DSLR cameras, and laptops. The device’s sleek redesign features a tough, extruded aluminum body and rugged adventure cables for popular devices to power anything, anywhere. The Sherpa 100AC features an interactive OLED screen that displays power in/out alerts for individual ports, battery level, and gives the consumer the ability to customize their charging and recharging options. The Sherpa 100AC makes it so consumers can power their devices wherever they may be, with an array of capabilities and features that allow for the most optimal…

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Rabbit Charger REVIEW The Always-There Charging Solution

BUY FROM AMAZON No searching for a cable to power up your device In the evenings, I like to kick back in my recliner, relax, and stream videos on our TV. While I’m rocking away in my chair, I find that I have an incessant need to power-up my iPad, Apple TV remote, iPhone, or other random devices I’m currently using. My problem is that my OCD makes me clean up messes every night before bed so charging cables and power adapters get put away and the next night, I’m right back where I was — needing a cable and…

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NOMAD 1FT Rugged Universal 3 in 1 Cable REVIEW

BUY FROM AMAZON My favorite cable just became better A while back I became a fan of what NOMAD was doing with their USB cables. They put some thought into designing cables that would last and provided a braided cable option for users. One of the cables I carried with me almost everywhere was the NOMAD Rugged 1.5 Meter Universal 3-in-1 Cable. It’s a Micro USB cable with Lightning and USB-C adapters attached to it. This makes for an easy-to-carry all-in-one solution when you are traveling or working remotely. Now obviously you can’t charge multiple devices at the same time with this type of…

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Includes New Time Proposals, Meetup.com Support, Exchange Invitation Enhancements, Improved Timed Events And More Flexibits today announced an update for Fantastical 2 for Mac. Version 2.5 adds many frequently requested and powerful features to the Apple Design Award-winning macOS calendar app and is a free update for existing users. Version 2.5 includes sending and receiving new time proposals on Exchange, iCloud, Google, and other CalDAV accounts. When users are sent an invite and need to propose an alternate time, they can simply click the option to propose a new time and a response will be sent to the organizer. The…

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New data layer provides location and details on wildfires around the United States ACME AtronOmatic, LLC, makers of the popular MyRadar Weather and information app, announces a new data overlay feature, the Wildfires layer. This new overlay highlights documented wildfires across the United States and includes specific details on each fire including their intensity. The data is curated from numerous official sources, including the United States Geological Survey, Inciweb, the Risk Incident Information Management System by the United States Forest Service and others, and highlights those areas on the map with an icon. In areas where complete geographical fire boundaries…

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Western Digital My Passport Wireless SSD REVIEW

BUY FROM AMAZON This is the on-the-go photographer’s dream gadget I was originally introduced to a wireless drive for photographers back in early 2017. It was a device I found while looking at the tech products at CES that year and I was highly impressed with the concept. That particular product lacked some advanced features but soon after I learned about the My Passport Wireless Pro from Western Digital. I had the opportunity to use it while I was at CES 2018 as my portable backup drive. Sadly, the main problems I had with it was because it was using spinning, mechanical…

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Single breath measurement reveals insight into physiological data to guide daily food consumption and tailor personal fitness goals Lumen, a digital health and wellness company reinventing weight management and performance optimization through science and technology, today launches the world’s first pocket-sized device for hacking metabolism in real-time. Through a single breath, Lumen’s powerful AI engine analyzes metabolism to determine whether users are burning carbs or fat for energy and provides immediate nutritional guidance and real-time insights based on that physiological data. Lumen creates a daily personalized nutrition plan to help users lose weight, optimize workouts and reach their health and…

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EmberMug 4

BUY FROM AMAZON All day coffee drinkers rejoice. I like hot drinks like coffee and tea. I find myself wasting my caffeine enriched liquid because I get lost in my computer screen and then the drink is ruined. I have recently seen more studies discussing how coffee is good for you but for me, it can’t get cold. I am just not a fan of iced coffee or room temperature coffee. I recently got my hands on the Ember Coffee Mug, a temperature controlled mug and my hope with it is that I can enjoy hot drinks longer at a temperature I set. So…

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izzbie ONE Home Virtual Private Network REVIEW

UPDATE: Since publishing this review, I have discovered that the reason that I could not connect to my wireless printer and NAS was due to my personal error. Our home network has a lot of smart devices connected and I used the wrong IP addresses. With so many devices on our network, finding the correct IP address can become a bit complicated. Have secure access from your home network anywhere. Not too long ago, I found myself sitting in a crowded coffee shop. This particular place of business offers free WiFi to its customers — a practice that is becoming…

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PanoClip 360º Photo iPhone Lens REVIEW

BUY FROM AMAZON A great way to capture unique 360º photos. I love how technology evolves. It’s always fascinated me to see something simple grow and expand into something more complicated. One thing I’ve seen maintain its structure over the years is a photograph. Still photos are our way of capturing a single moment in time and they’ve been pretty much the same since the 1800s when they originated. That changed a few years ago when technology companies began developing different methods of capturing virtual reality and 360 photos and video. I had the chance to try out a 360…

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Now Featuring Up to 6-Core Processors and 32GB of Memory, True Tone Display, and the Apple T2 Chip Apple today updated MacBook Pro with faster performance and new pro features, making it the most advanced Mac notebook ever. The new MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar feature 8th-generation Intel Core processors, with 6-core on the 15-inch model for up to 70 percent faster performance and quad-core on the 13-inch model for up to two times faster performance — ideal for manipulating large data sets, performing complex simulations, creating multi-track audio projects or doing advanced image processing or film editing. Already…

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Hitcase iPhone X Lens and Case System REVIEW

BUY FROM AMAZON The best camera is the one you have with you, so why not bump it up with great glass. One of the most popular accessories for iPhones is the mobile phone case. I’ve probably reviewed hundreds of them at this point and somehow I still find interesting things about most cases that I like to point out to people. Another accessory that is starting to gain popularity is the lens systems for the iPhone. These lenses can be attached to the exterior of the iPhone and enhance your iPhoneography toolbox by adding a Macro and/or Wide Angle…

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Awair 2nd edition tracks invisible fine dust levels in addition to other key air quality factors with laser accuracy to help keep homes safe and healthy Awair, the creators of intelligent air quality monitors for homes and enterprise, today launches the Awair 2nd Edition, a sophisticated solution for helping consumers understand and optimize the health of their indoor air quality. The Awair 2nd Edition empowers consumers with real-time insights on air quality to help them breathe easier, reduce allergy or asthmatic symptoms and even keep their skin clearer. Awair 2nd Edition is now available on www.getawair.com for $199. The Awair…

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Jabra Elite Active 65t Wireless Earbuds REVIEW

BUY FROM AMAZON Earbuds engineered for true wireless music, calls, and sport. A few months ago, I had the pleasure of reviewing the Elite 65t Wireless Earbuds from Jabra. A longtime fan of Jabra, I was excited to be able to experience one of their two newest earbud additions — the other being the Elite Active 65t earbuds, which are the focus of this review. Both sets of earbuds have been specially engineered for the best on-the-go true wireless call and music experience a person can have. These headphones build on the success of the Jabra Elite Sport, which is still…

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E-Rideables leader expands e-bike offerings with affordable campus commuter. SWAGTRON™, the undisputed leader in electric rideables, today expands its e-bike offerings with the EB1 Electric Bike, an affordable campus commuter. The EB1 is a compact, aluminum, electric bike designed for navigating urban commutes and college campuses. Featuring a powerful-yet-silent 250-watt motor, the EB1 is capable of reaching speeds up to 12.4 miles per hours, scaling inclines up to 25 degrees and carrying riders up to 242.5 pounds, all with a 7.45-mile range. The EB1 can be used in pedal-to-go mode (similar to pedal assist), throttle only or pedaled as a…

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Sleep Number PlushComfort Pillow REVIEW

Sleep soundly with plush comfort and support. For years, I have had trouble find the ‘right’ pillow for me to sleep soundly. I feel a little like Goldilocks when she is trying the beds in the bears’ house. I can find ones that are too hard and too soft, but never one that ‘just right’. That was the case until I was introduced to the PlushComfort pillow from Sleep Number. It’s a customizable pillow that gives you options for firmness without having to go through multiple pillows to do it. Details The PlushComfort pillows are designed to be silky-soft and hypoallergenic.…

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YunTeng 60-Inch Camera Monopod REVIEW

BUY FROM AMAZON Product Description Misleading for Potential Buyers It’s really important to research the equipment you buy before you buy it. I’m really glad that I am able to leave a review about this monopod for others to be able to avoid it if it’s not the right thing for them. At first glance, this monopod is inexpensive and useful as a simple stability device. Unfortunately, my experiences with it were less than amazing. Details Since the manufacturer does not have a professional website, the only details I can provide come from the product’s Amazon page. The seller, Crazefoto,…

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Catalyst Tempered Glass Screen Protector for iPhone X REVIEW

Protection with an almost perfect fit. I am a pretty strong believer in keeping my iPhone the way it was when I pulled it out of the box. Then again I also believe in keeping it protected so depending on the circumstances will depend on when I use cases. The same is true when it comes to screen protectors. I normally just like the Privacy glass style of screen protectors that hides my screen from prying eyes but recently, I started to get pretty aggravated with fingerprints so I decided to try something new and installed the Tempered Glass Screen Protector from Catalyst…

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VKO Screen Protector REVIEW

BUY FROM AMAZON Terrible is not a strong enough word. After paying off my Canon 5D Mark IV I decided that my camera cost me way too much to risk damaging the screen. With my Canon 70D, the screen is protected because the door will flip closed. But with the 5D Mark IV, the screen is exposed to the elements 100% of the time. Fortunately, there are screen protectors available for cameras — just like there are for phones. I found this screen protection option from VKO and decided to give it a try. Details The VKO LCD screen protectors…

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RAVPower 10000mAh 5W Wireless Portable Charger REVEW

BUY FROM AMAZON A strong, efficient wireless charger goes portable. Wireless charging has been around for some time now but not until the release of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X has it seen popularity like it’s getting now. I have tried many wireless chargers since getting my iPhone X and most of the inexpensive ones get super hot and don’t seem to charge at a decent rate. So when I was presented with a portable battery that is also a wireless charger, I was sort of on the edge about if it would be able to power my iPhone X up…

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LOFTEK 8-inch LED Cube Light REVIEW

BUY FROM AMAZON Create a colorful space with this RGB cube light. I’ve always liked to surround myself with colorful lights. They relax me and make rooms feel a little like Christmas. That time of year always brings a smile to my face and I think that’s part of the reason why I try to add in RGB light devices wherever I can. I have many smart light bulbs and strips throughout my home and office as well as some basic lamps like this LED Cube Light by Loftek. Details Lighting takes shape. The Cube Light is part of Loftek’s Shape…

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KeyKey Mac App REVIEW

DOWNLOAD A touch typing tutor that works for all users. When I started working with computers, I wasn’t that strong of a typer. But that was many years ago. Over these years, my skills have improved but that’s only because of repetition. I’ve never really looked into taking typing tutorials but recently I have been working with my daughter to get her typing skills to improve and I have found that Keykey, a minimalistic touch typing tutor for Mac, is the tool to help with that. DETAILS KeyKey is a Mac app designed for all levels of users who want…

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Security has never looked so versatile for Mac users Avira is extending its portfolio with a new solution for Mac – Avira Security, giving people a free and easy way to secure their everyday online lives and enhance their Mac experience. Because these days, nearly every day is online day – so let’s make it a more secure one. Going online on social media is a daily experience for 79% of Americans according to the Statista Global Consumer Survey from 2018 This level of online activity means there is a lot of potential exposure going on: according to a recent…

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Chargerito Keychain Wall Charger REVIEW

BUY FROM AMAZON Convenient all in one solution for charging When you carry a mobile phone, you are constantly worried about it running out of juice. I use my phone constantly throughout the day and almost always have it resting on a wireless charging dock. But, my fiance has an iPhone 7 and its battery drains a lot throughout the day so she has to plug it in at least once for a full charge during the day or she will have a dead battery by 5pm. What do you do if you need to make sure you have a…

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Enlight Quickshot Photo Editor and Camera App for iOS REVIEW

DOWNLOAD An advanced photo editor for mobile users makes finalizing images quick and easy. Sometimes when you are out on an adventure, you don’t want to stop what you are doing just to edit a photo. I use my iPhone frequently when I’m out in the world because sometimes my DSLR is just too much to haul around. When that’s the case, I’ll just snap a few photos here and there to capture the moment. And, while the built-in camera on the iPhone is good, developer Lightricks has released a very powerful alternative to the iOS Camera app with Enlight…

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Moshi Features Its Accessory Guide For Photographers to Enhance Creative Visions Today, Moshi, a premium accessory and peripherals company, launched its Accessory Guide for Photographers, a capsule collection that features the ultimate set-up for professionals and creative enthusiasts. The capsule includes the Arcus Backpack, iGlaze laptop cover, iVisor screen cover, ClearGuard keypad cover, USB-C Multimedia Adapter and IonSlim 10K portable battery. From world travel and passionate leisure to business class flights, Moshi captures the all-around tech essentials necessary to fulfill a photographer’s vision and utilizes its sleek design and top-quality engineering to enhance the creative lifestyle on the go. Arcus…

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Nomad Battery Cable REVIEW

BUY FROM AMAZON The versatile charging cable gets an upgrade. I’ve been working with charging devices now for several years and I’m always intrigued when I find a unique one. This Battery Cable from Nomad definitely fits in the unusual cable category. I was introduced to this cable almost two years ago and I’m excited to share the announcement from Nomad that Battery Cable has received some impressive updates while still providing the same charging versatility that the original design did. Details The Battery Cable is exactly what the name describes — a cable with an integrated battery. Just like other…

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BenQ Light

BUY FROM AMAZON Saving my eyes with no light reflections When it comes to space on my desk I am super picky about what stays and what goes. I think clutter causes the mind to wonder and overall stops productivity, well at least in my case. Because of this, I have found that most desk lamps I’ve tried have ended up in other parts of the house. So when I saw that BENQ had designed a light that rests on your monitor I was very intrigued by how well it would splash light on my desk without putting a glare on…

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