Tag Archive: Gadgets


What’s in Andrew’s bag: All the gadgets I need every day

Whether I’m just stepping out of the house for a few hours during the week or heading on a several-day trip, I want to be prepared for anything that comes my way. That means having a bag that’s filled with tech and accessories that help keep everything in my life running smoothly, and make sure I can also do my job on the road just as well as I do back at home. With how much I travel, I don’t  [Read More…]

Best Smart Home Gadgets for the Kitchen in 2019

We have not yet reached the future promised by Star Trek where we can simply ask the computer to make whatever we desire in a Food Replicator — that’s still a ways off. But there are a growing number of cool gadgets designed specifically for the kitchen, or simply products that make a ton of sense to set up in your kitchen. Not all of these are “smart home” products in the traditional sense, but they are smart in the  [Read More…]

I went on a 5-week trip and these gadgets helped me stay working (and sane)

Every time I travel, I struggle to decide what, and how much, tech to bring with me. It’s both a matter of space and practicality: the more I bring, the heavier my backpack becomes, and the more disastrous it becomes if I lose what I brought. I also want travel tech that’s versatile, ideally providing me with multiple use cases — and hardy, able to hold up to the kind of rough treatment I wouldn’t necessarily subject my  [Read More…]

Kick-ass gadgets from Western Digital, Adonit, iOttie, myCharge, and more

We’re back with another roundup of cool gadgets worth checking out. While we tend to focus our reviews on mobile phones and accessories, sometimes we get the chance to try things that fall just a bit outside of that space. Nevertheless, we think they’re the sort of things that our readers might enjoy learning about.

For this edition we take a look at a solid state drive for a laptop, portable charger, dashboard mount, phone stand, and sound machine. Cool,  [Read More…]

What’s in Jerry’s bag: All the gadgets I need every day

A gear bag can be an important part of any tech lover’s kit; carrying around a bunch of cool electronics is easier (and safer) with a good place to stash it all. For me, it’s a little different since I’m in a wheelchair. It means I can carry around a large bag that isn’t for everyone, for example, and become the one-stop shop you need sometimes.

The BIG bag Timbuk2 extra large-size Classic Messenger Bag

Staff pick

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Make your mornings smarter with these bathroom gadgets

When folks think about a “smart home”, the first thing that may come to mind is the security system or the various lights systems like Phillips Hue. But there’s another part of the home that can be vastly upgraded: the bathroom. There are a plethora of “smart” bathroom gadgets and accessories that can greatly enhance your experience and make your mornings just a little bit brighter.

For shower thoughts JBL Link 10 Smart Bluetooth Speaker

Staff pick

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Weekend Recommender: Gadgets and tech we love

Can you believe it’s March already? The holiday season and ice cold weather look to be in the rear view mirror and we’re ready for spring.

As we prepare for warmer temperatures and start to break free of cabin fever, some of us are cleaning out our homes and offices. In some cases we’re de-cluttering altogether; in others, we’re replacing our old gear with new stuff.

If you’re like us, and on the hunt for new things, you’ll like what  [Read More…]

Why some gadgets don’t normally work on hotel Wi-Fi

Best answer: Many hotels have annoying restrictions in place preventing you from easily using certain gadgets and devices on their Wi-Fi networks. Thankfully, an inexpensive travel router circumvents that.

Amazon: TP-Link N300 Nano Travel Router ($ 30)

Hotels are stingy

Ever been to a hotel and tried to use all your gadgets, only to find out that none of them will work? You’re not alone, and it’s not your fault.

Ever since hotels had  [Read More…]

The Nest Thermostat has become one of my favorite smart home gadgets

Who knew saving energy could be so much fun?

Ever since I picked up my first Google Home in early 2017, I’ve been sort of addicted to making my apartment as “smart” as can be. My place is outfitted with either a Google Home or Smart Display is almost every room, the majority of my lights have Philips Hue bulbs in them, and the iRobot Roomba 690 is in charge of making sure my floors stay as  [Read More…]

Weekend Recommender: Gadgets and tech we love

It’s officially February and the new year is in formally full swing. Have you stuck to your resolution? That’s okay, neither have others.

Try as we might to get rid of things in an effort to clean our house, we find ourselves buying new gadgets. It’s not our fault that CES has so many cool things. Right?

If you’re like us, and love to check out new stuff, you’ll like what we’ve got in store for you here. Before you  [Read More…]