Tag Archive: Gadgets


Lenovo’s Eco Pro Backpack shows that green tech is more than just gadgets

As soon as I can leave the house with regularity, this green backpack is coming with me.

It’s not often that we do in-depth backpack reviews on this site, but when we do, they tend to be pretty special bags. We’ve featured dozens of great backpacks in our various roundups and reviewed many environmentally sustainable products, but this is the first time that I can remember an accessory that bridges both of those areas so well.

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Get your gadgets ASAP without getting out of your car at Best Buy

I know this is a First World Problem, but I wanted to get a new monitor for my Chromebook on Amazon and saw that I would likely have to wait up to a month for the delivery because it isn’t considered an “essential item.” Fair enough, but I still need to get my work done. So what was I to do? Thankfully, I discovered that Best Buy is still open for business, and I was able to order  [Read More…]

5 useful gadgets to improve your health and wellness in 2020

In 2020, we’re celebrating both a new year and a new decade, so there’s no better time to adopt a healthy lifestyle and future than now. In fact, we have five great deals on gadgets that will help you improve your health and wellness this year.

UPRIGHT GO 2: Perfect Your Posture Training Device

Excellent posture not only makes you look better, but it also maintains good core and back health. With the UPRIGHT GO 2,  [Read More…]

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…]

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

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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

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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…]