Reviews

  • Quick Actions on my Keychain with the Nonda iHere Bluetooth Fob

    Quick Actions on my Keychain with the Nonda iHere Bluetooth Fob

    Bluetooth Low Energy, or Bluetooth Smart, has been popping up in all sorts of new, micro sized gadgets lately, continuing to build out the “Internet of Things”.  Because the new wireless specification enables devices to use extremely low power, all sorts of buttons, trackers, and sensors are now possible.   Gadget and accessories maker Nonda recently…

  • NYC Pizza in CO? Reviewing Boulder Colorado’s “Brooklyn Pizza”

    NYC Pizza in CO? Reviewing Boulder Colorado’s “Brooklyn Pizza”

    To be clear, I haven’t actually tried the new Brooklyn Pizza in Boulder, Colorado yet , but I gave them five stars on Yelp because I don’t hate them, and I admire their willingness to at least try to pull this kinda thing off. Anyway, here are my general feelings on this endeavor, written after reading a…

  • The Best Gear from the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2015

    The Best Gear from the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2015

    Last week I attended the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market show, a giant collection gear manufacturers showing off their wares for the upcoming years. Although I didn’t get to talk to everyone at the show, I did stop by a bunch of booths to check out what they have coming up. Here are a few of…

  • Nitecore MH20 Flashlight Review: A versatile, compact powerhouse

    Nitecore MH20 Flashlight Review: A versatile, compact powerhouse

    The Nitecore MH20 Flashlight: An awesome little light. Here’s the deal: It’s a compact, bright rechargable flashlight designed to suit a variety of home and professional needs. From the manufacturer: The smallest, lightest 1x 18650 USB rechargeable flashlight, Max output of up to 1000 lumens, Integrated “Precision Digital Optics Technology” provides extreme reflector performance, Boasts…

  • Cygolite Hotshot 2-Watt USB Rechargeable Taillight Review

    Cygolite Hotshot 2-Watt USB Rechargeable Taillight Review

    The Cygolite Hotshot 2-Watt USB Rechargeable Taillight – Bright and visible, with a few basic design and usage issues. Here’s the deal: It’s a red blinky tail light for your bike. From the manufacturer: Integrating Cygolite’s 20 years of tail light expertise, the HotShot 2W USB features a powerful 2 watt H.B. LED for max visibility,…

  • Coin, The Electronic Credit Card Will Be Great, V2 Even Better

    Coin, The Electronic Credit Card Will Be Great, V2 Even Better

    Coin is going to be incredibly cool when it launches. An electronic credit card that stores all of your credit cards, and let’s you swipe any card just like normal. It’s not pushing the actual physics of credit transactions in a new direction, but rather giving consumers a tool to keep using existing card-swiping transaction…

  • My New Favorite Shopping Site: The Wirecutter

    My New Favorite Shopping Site: The Wirecutter

    No researching, no clicking all over the web collecing opinions – just The Wirecutter. This is by far my favorite new tech review site, because it doesn’t give options. You want the best bluetooth speaker? Here you go. It’s this one, not any others. Job, done. The Wirecutter.

  • Stay Versatile with Polychrome Lab’s Alpine Concept Jacket

    Stay Versatile with Polychrome Lab’s Alpine Concept Jacket

    Cool jacket today – white on one side, black on the other. Wear it black side out to absorb sunlight and stay warm, wear it white side out to reflect heat and stay cool. Perfect for travel! alpine concept j | | polychromeLAB. Creator’s blog post about testing the jacket: POLYCHROME JKT DAY ONE From…

  • Gear Review: AGloves Touchscreen Compatible Gloves Let Me iPhone while I Run

    Gear Review: AGloves Touchscreen Compatible Gloves Let Me iPhone while I Run

    This past summer, friend Jean Spencer hooked me up with a pair of awesome AGloves Touchscreen Compatible Gloves. It’s been a while since she gave them to me, and now that the weather has turned cold, I’ve gotten a great amount of use out of them. In short, my 1st generation AGloves are great. A…

  • Review of the 2011 Apple Macbook Air i7 13″

    Review of the 2011 Apple Macbook Air i7 13″

    This week I got the new Apple Macbook Air 13″ with the 1.8ghz Intel Core i7 ULV Processor, and 256gb SSD. Here are some of my initial thoughts. Compared to my old Core i7 15″ Macbook pro, it rocks. The processor is still an i7, but the clock speed is slower, and it’s a new…

  • Shooting With The GoPro HD Action Camera

    This past week, in support of my continued action-packed summer, I picked up a GoPro HD Action Camera. It’s a small camera with a waterproof housing and 170 degree wide angle lens, that can be attached to a multitude of objects – helmets, handlebars, wings, etc. I did a quick test video riding home from…

  • The New Daypack: Deuter Pace 30

    The New Daypack: Deuter Pace 30

    It’s not often that I get a major new piece of outdoor gear. For the past 9 months, I’ve been on the hunt for a new day pack. Recently I have been using my Patagonia lightweight travel pack for daily “day pack” use, but for actual hiking, or carrying anything more than a single lightweight…

  • Using The FastMac U-Socket Wall Outlet with USB Power Ports

    Using The FastMac U-Socket Wall Outlet with USB Power Ports

    After months of waiting, I finally got my FastMac U-Socket – It’s an electrical outlet with an additional two USB power ports on it. Now, installed on my wall behind my night stand, I can both power up my iphone while I sleep, as well as keep my lamp and cable modem plugged in. Installation…

  • Rechargable Batteries

    Rechargable Batteries

    At my office, the most common form of Mouse/Keyboard combination at any given desk is Apple’s wireless Magic Mouse and Wireless Keyboard. These use AA batteries, and there’s consistently a shortage of extras lying around. Recently I tried to take matters into my own hands and get people to use rechargeable batteries, but unfortunately the…

  • Using the Canon SD780 IS Camera

    Using the Canon SD780 IS Camera

    Recently, I wrote about the decision making process for selecting a new pocket camera. I finally decided on the Canon SD780 IS digital camera, and after a couple months of average use of the camera, I’ve gotten to know a bit of its strengths and weaknesses. I’ve owned Canon compact digital cameras ever since the…

  • Optimus Maximus Lives!

    Optimus Maximus Lives!

    Great new Engadget video of Art Lebedev’s Optimus Maximus OLED Keyboard…   It looks great, even though it’s still using beta software and firmware. I was going to say that I’d like to see this kind of keyboard on laptops (my Macbook Pro, for example).. but now I think that the self-lit OLED displays on each key would be a huge drain on…

  • Macbook Air – Why it rocks

    Macbook Air – Why it rocks

    Yes, I’ve heard all the nay-sayers out there, ripping on the new, glorious Macbook Air. You’re saying that it has no user replacable battery, no firewire, no optical drive, is too flimsy, yadda yadda. Yeah well, that’s not the purpose of the Macbook Air. You want to do intense mobile HD video editing? Ok, that’s…

  • Protect your macbook from destruction? Sure!

    Protect your macbook from destruction? Sure!

    A colleague of mine recently got a shiny new white Macbook, and came to me for advice on how to protect it.. here’s what I told her: Ok, protecting your Macbook.. here are some cool products i know of to keep i t nice and shiny… First of all, if you want ultra minimal, but…

  • Razr DISAPPOINTMENT!

    Razr DISAPPOINTMENT!

    Listening to: The Crystal Method – Vegas Ok, so I ran out to the Verizon store.. even took a cab there. Bought the new razr v3c, and tried it out. DISAPPOINTMENT. Ok so the phone is super cool and sleek and lightweight etc. However there were a few things that prevented me from adopting it.…