Author: Maria Calderone

BlitzWolf BW-KS1 Bluetooth Party Karaoke Speaker

A decent speaker with additional features. Ever since I was little I always wanted to have a karaoke machine. I’ve always enjoyed singing and having fun with family and friends. Karaoke is the perfect combination of both those activities. Karaoke is fun for people of all ages and as it turns out, the best things come with time because I happen to have a really fun Karaoke speaker from Blitzwolf now — the Bluetooth Party Karaoke Speaker (BW-KS1). DETAILS The Blitzwolf Bluetooth Party Karaoke Speaker is a powerful all-in-one solution for listening to and singing along with your favorite music.…

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SENA Deen Lugano Leather Case

A high-quality leather case that provides protection. Why do I put my phone into a case? Well, my phone is the iPhone XS Max and I carry it with me everywhere I go. Mall, school, work…you name it; it’s with me. I’ll always have my phone on me because it’s one of the things I have come to rely on with my everyday life. I put a case onto my phone because I have a very clumsy personality. If you’re like me then you are likely to drop your phone at some point and it’s better to have a protected…

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Mutrics Smart Audio Enabled Sunglasses REVIEW

Sunglasses that are really smart. With it being summertime, I can’t think of a better time to try out sunglasses that have surround-sound built into them. I love keeping music with me wherever I go and rarely don’t have some sort of music playing. So, the combination of sunglasses and surround-sound is quite literally music to my ears. DETAILS Mutrics is a pair of sunglasses that features open-ear audio. Mutrics are designed to be fashion-forward, but functional in their utility. On one hand, you have stylish sunglasses and on the other, you have home theater quality surround-sound. The glasses allow…

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Wallet Slayer Vol. 1 Card Case for iPhone Xs REVIEW

The wallet case with a secret compartment. A few years ago, I wasn’t sure how I felt about wallet cases that held the cards on the back of the phone. I never thought that I would find it convenient to pull cards or cash out of a tiny, tight-fitting slot attached to the back of a case. One case changed my mind — the Wallet Slayer Vol. 2 from Silk-Smartish Products. That case features a leather sleeve on the backside of the case that provided the user a place to store a couple of cards and/or some cash. It actually…

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Glitter Straps for Smartphones by Case-Mate REVIEW

A bright way to hold onto your devices if it sticks. Not too long ago, I upgraded from an iPhone 7 to an iPhone Xs Max. The size upgrade was quite a change for me and I found that it helped to have an accessory like a pop socket attached in order to keep a tight hold of the phone. That’s why I was glad to find the Glitter Strap from Case-Mate. It serves the same purpose as a pop socket, but has a much different look and feel. DETAILS The Glitter Strap was inspired by Case-Mate’s Glitter Pocket, an…

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Oittm Desktop Apple Pencil Charging Stand REVIEW

The stand makes iPad workflow easier. Not too long ago, I was given a 12-inch iPad Pro with Apple Pencil. Since I am an artist and love to draw, the upgrade with the Apple Pencil made it easier for me to transition to a digital format with my artwork. There has hardly been a day or night that I don’t use my iPad and pencil for artwork purposes. The only issue I really had was having an easy way to keep the Apple Pencil charged. Since I use the iPad so much, I put it on charge every night, but…

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X-Doria Defense Shield iPhone Xs Max Case REVIEW

Military-grade protection with a little style. As someone who is constantly on the go, I really need a case that can protect my phone but not add a lot of bulk to it. I was very careful with my previous phone (iPhone 7) and made sure to always have a case on it so that it wouldn’t get damaged no matter what I was doing. Now that I have the iPhone Xs Max, I’m even more careful because of the glass back. Since I upgraded to a larger phone, it’s been a struggle having a case that doesn’t automatically…

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Silk Kung Fu Grip Case for iPhone Xs Max REVIEW

A solid protective case with a unique design. I’ve only had my iPhone Xs Max for a week and I already see it as an extension of my hand (much like my last iPhone). So, I truly see the importance of protecting my pricey investment. I’ve always like stylish cases and this one from Silk really caught my eye. The Silk Kung Fu Grip case for the iPhone Xs Max is a lightweight protective slim cover and this one is one of their feature printed cases with the ‘Flavor of the Month’ design. DETAILS The Kung Fu Grip case is designed…

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incipio-designseries-iphonecase

Simple case that provides protection and style. When the iPhone 7 was released, I was lucky enough to be able to get my hands on one. I have had a Rose Gold iPhone 7 for nearly 2 years and it was time for an upgrade. I ended up skipping right over the iPhone 8 and X and going for the iPhone Xs Max in Space Gray. It’s quite an update for me and because of the glass front and back, I wanted to put it in a case straight away. I chose to go with the Incipio Design Series Classic…

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Polar M430 Advanced Running Watch REVIEW

A capable fitness watch with some ‘smart’ features. Not long after I got my iPhone 7 (almost 2 years ago), I started wanting a watch to go with it. My dad has an Apple Watch and I thought for a long time that I wanted one to match his. That was before I was introduced to the Polar M430 Advanced Running Watch. As it turns out, it ended up being the perfect pairing for me. DETAILS The Polar 430 Advanced Running Watch is referred to as a ‘triple threat’ by Polar’s website. It’s got a state of the art running…

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Swagboard Spectra Electric Skateboard REVIEW

An enjoyable electronic skateboard that gets you from point A to point B. When I was younger, I always had an interest in skateboarding. I would ride my skateboard and felt pretty confident in my skills. In the past few years, I haven’t had much of a chance to really enjoy skateboarding and when the opportunity for me to try the Swagskate Penny Electric Skateboard (formerly known as Spectra Mini) by SWAGBOARD came up, I jumped at it. I was super excited when I heard of this skateboard as I have been looking for another outdoor activity to do after…

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tulo liv Mattress REVIEW

Mattress provided the best night sleep in years. A couple of years ago, we invested in a new mattress and box springs for me. It wasn’t anything fancy, but it was firm and for the most part comfortable for me. Over time, I’ve come to notice that I really enjoy memory foam and other advanced mattress materials more than a traditional mattress. My parents had a memory foam mattress and then upgraded their bedroom set to include a Sleep Number mattress. This was completely ‘next level’ to me and after a couple of really enjoyable naps on their bed, I…

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Marshall Kilburn II Portable Stereo Loudspeaker REVIEW

An exceptionally awesome speaker for all occasions. https://youtu.be/7PWaqnM14i4 These days, Bluetooth speakers come in all shapes and sizes. I dare say that I’ve tested most of the ‘types’ out there. My favorite type tends to be the kind that pairs easily, has a long battery life, sounds incredible, and can be used for many different occasions. I recently had the chance to try out the Marshall Kilburn II Portable Stereo Loudspeaker, which is an exceptional option for music as well as other audio. DETAILS The Kilburn II has the look and feel of a small amplifier and in a sense, that’s…

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YEVO AIR True Wireless Earbuds REVIEW

The perfect on-the-go companion for an audiophile. I’ve always had trouble finding earbuds that I liked and that stayed in my ears. This seems to be a fairly common problem and since everyone’s ears are shaped differently it’s no wonder that there are so many styles out there to choose from. I think I’ve tried everything from wrap-around earbuds to the Apple AirPods and nothing seems to fit correctly. That all changed today when I got the YEVO Air True Wireless Headphones. DETAILS The YEVO Air True Wireless Earbuds provide up to 14 hours of playback and they come with their…

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Moshi Tego Crossbody Sling REVIEW

Amazing Moshi Crossbody Adventure Throughout the year, I go through many different types of bags. I use a backpack or messenger bag for school, a small crossbody wallet-purse for work, and a full-size suitcase when I travel. So, when I had the opportunity to review the new Tego Crossbody Sling Bag from Moshi, I thought that it was a sleek combination of style and compact functionality. DETAILS The Tego Crossbody Sling Bag is part of Moshi’s new summer travel collection. This bag is designed so that you can quickly and easily access your belongings by swinging the bag from back…

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Hover-1 Horizon App-enabled Bluetooth Hoverboard REVIEW

Meant for a fun ride just about anywhere. I’ve always liked to be on the move. I love taking walks around our neighborhood, riding my bike to a local park, and I’ve even done my fair share of skateboarding. With that in mind, I think it’s only natural that I felt drawn to the hoverboard craze that blew up a few years ago (no pun intended). When I first saw people riding them on TV I thought, “I could do that.” It was only recently that I got to try out that theory when visiting some friends on a family…

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Phiaton BT 460 Bluetooth Headphones REVIEW

Headphones are a great companion for music lovers no matter what the activity. I am a huge lover of music. I’ve never really met a music style I don’t like and I really enjoy being able to take music with me no matter where I go. That said, I’ve not really had a quality set of headphones that enhanced my listening experience. Earlier this week, I was provided a wonderful set of over-the-ear Bluetooth headphones from Phiaton — the BT 460 headphones. The BT 460s are wireless headphones and have a variety of options included. Out of the box, the headphones impressed…

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Ungrip Phone Grip REVIEW

Ungrip saves you from embarrassing drops of your phone. My most used mobile device is my iPhone 7. It’s with me wherever I go and I rarely stop using it. Because I know a lot of people work the same way I do — always connected — I thought it would be a good idea to highlight the Ungrip mobile phone grip. This handy little accessory is made out of a simple nylon loop and plastic. It’s such a small product, but it solves a big problem. Before I had the Ungrip it was always a problem for me to…

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VEHO M8 Wireless Lifestyle Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Connect and transform your living space with the M8 wireless speaker. Everyone likes music. Me? I love music. It’s as important as breathing to me. I listen to music every chance I get throughout the day as it’s an art form that speaks to me. I love hearing my favorite songs played through quality products like headphones and speakers. Even though Bluetooth speakers are a little new to me, I really jumped at the chance to review the M8 Wireless Lifestyle Portable Bluetooth Speaker from VEHO. Features & Specs The M8 speaker looks very high tech. It almost actually looks like something…

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