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Chandra is senior features writer at PCMag.com. She got her tech journalism start at CMP/United Business Media, beginning at Electronic Buyers’ News, then making her way over to TechWeb and VARBusiness.com. Chandra’s happy to make a living writing, something she didn’t think she could do and why she chose to major in political science at Barnard Co… See Full Bio
Bose is one of our favorites in the speaker space for music and home theater systems.  Did you ever notice that the sound coming out of a Bose speaker is typically dramatically different compared to other brands?  The first time we came in contact with Bose was in our 2007 Acura CL.  #LifeChanging.  Ever since […]
So, you’ve got a vacation planned – you lucky son of a gun!  When writing out your to-do list, a great waterproof digital camera is a must.  Especially if you’re headed somewhere tropical, where snorkeling and diving is part of the itinerary.  Even better, scoop one that’s got wifi capability and you’ll be sharing your […]
Laptops are very convenient powerhouses that allow us to perform many tasks wherever we may be. Unfortunately, propping our laptops on our laps can be quite uncomfortable especially when it starts heating up. The solution? Use the Executive Office Solutions Portable Adjustable Aluminum Laptop Stand that already comes with 2 vented CPU cooling fans. The EOS laptop stand comes with fully adjustable legs, allowing you to reposition them at various angles to give you ease of use of your laptop. The legs can be locked into place for added security. Of course, the stand can be used for other purposes.
This is the cap that uses evaporation to keep your head up to F cooler than outside air temperature. Only available from Hammacher Schlemmer, this is the only cap that cools the crown and provides (Cool Gadgets For Dad)
This universal folding electronic organizer bag is the bag for men this season. Since it can be held in the hand, packed in a laptop bag, or stored in your suitcase, there will be no more bumps in his pants pockets due to bulky phones and gadgets. Plus, it will protect his equipment from getting wet in the rain or accidentally dropped and scratched. Not to mention, it comes with a money-back guarantee.
If your name isn’t William, and you don’t need a gift for a dude named William, I can’t imagine why you’d buy a Willy Care grooming kit. I mean, I know it’s a common name and all, but are there really enough Willies out…
iBridge is a small accessory that clips onto your iPhone or iPad. Once you run out of memory, plug in the Lightning connector, open the iBridge app, transfer all of your photos and files, then delete them from your phone to make room for more. Simple.
Turning your cabin, camper, shed, or van into a solar-powered space is a snap with the SolarHome 620 system from BioLite. The system is portable, versatile and takes just minutes to set up. It includes a 6W solar panel, a 20Wh control box that acts as a central power hub, giving you system feedback & music, and (4) 100-lumen hanging lights, one of them with a motion sensor.
According to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 91% of victims of rape and sexual assault in the U.S. are female. Additionally, one in five women are raped during their lifetime. These shocking numbers point to a large, systemic problem that needs addressing from multiple perspectives.
Good-looking coffee makers are like unicorns – very hard to find! This elegant Chemex Ottomatic coffee and tea maker delivers top quality brews for people who demand inscrutable style in the kitchen. Note the spray head for even extraction.
This engraving tool is perfect for those special little projects, DIY presents, and customized creations. It is easy to use, durable thanks to the diamond tip, and built to be able to engrave on the vast majority of common materials that you can use. Another great advantage that it brings to the table is the fact that it is battery powered, meaning that you do not have to deal with a power cord all the time while working with it, and you can simply let it recharge when you are not using it.
The coolest thing about the 2-Pack Flying Bal Helicopter Light up LED RC Drone is that you can show off to your friends that you can keep it in the air, just by using your hand. That’s right: the drone will lift off and land from the same spot. With four strong blades circling to keep it in the air, the machine is perfect for indoor or outdoor games and shuts off if it is involved in a collision. It also comes with a USB, but the power options are on the ball itself. The only problem you will have with this toy is how many competitions the boys are going to have.
In a way, AFO makes a fireball you can sling at enemies to fight them off. But here your enemies won’t be Goombas or Sagat, they’ll be the flaming tongues of a stove fire or tipped-over candle, and your fireball…
Camping is a great way to get some fresh air and to take a break from the bustle of everyday life. Indulging in the beauty and scenery of nature has traditionally meant going without modern conveniences. Not anymore. A group of clever individuals came together and…
Right off the bat, the first thing that you will notice regarding this watch is the fact that it has a very sleek and elegant design while at the same time having all the functions and appeal of a sports watch. This is because this watch was designed to work and match a vast majority of apparel choices, from business to casual and sporty to smart. It features military-grade housing, while the actual belt and cover are made out of softer and more comfortable materials. This makes it easy and comfortable to wear while at the same time still capable and resilient.
Rather than taking apart my car’s media console, I used AUKEY’s audio receiver to make it Bluetooth. While it’s great in old cars, you can use this receiver to make any wired speakers wireless. Read the full review here.
I dedicate this week’s column to my boyfriend, who has endured the hundreds of complaints and whines escape my lips and my cell phone regarding the state of my feet. First of all, I lovingly refer to my feet as… READ MORE
Say Hello To The Tesla Steampunk Watch! If steampunk fashion is your thing, then the Tesla Watch is for you. If science or science fiction is your thing, then the Tesla watch is for you. If you like watches, then the Tesla watch is for you. Basically, everyone should…
If you just got her a new iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or X, buy her a beautiful case to protect it. Case-Mate has tons of sparkly, shiny, and unique iPhone cases that are perfect for the women in your life. Case-Mate has folios with cardholders or compact mirrors, super slim cases in many colors, and unique ones with gems or flower petals.  The company also makes cases for many Samsung Galaxy smartphones and older iPhones.
Can’t bring your friend to Paris? Bring Paris to your friend by 3D doodling her an Eiffel Tower — or a world of other possibilities with this 3D printer in a pen from 3Doodler. You can find a starter pen set on Amazon for $70 or an exclusive upgrade set with unique pen colors like champagne (shown) and taupe at Urban Outfitters for $100.
Nostalgia and modern design collide with an, erm, pop for Polaroid’s latest camera, a quirky 20MP handheld device that prints three by four inch full-colour snaps with Zero Ink technology and has Micro SD storage up to 128GB. It features a four-inch LCD touchscreen, wi-fi, Bluetooth, 1080p video recording, edit functions and GIF capability – all in time for Polaroid’s 80th anniversary.
Controlling state of mind is the hardest thing for any of us to do. A particularly bad day at the office can make it impossible for you to relax when you get home. A night out with friends the previous evening can sap you of energy when you go in for your workout on…
These wireless cans make listening to your favorite jams a whole lot more fun — without getting wires caught on every door knob. They are super lightweight, and the sturdy, reinforced headband is adjustable for any sized head. The battery is big enough for up to eight hours of music and up to 12 days on standby.
For Kitty’s Who Like To Keep Fit Modern life has created a situation where cats are often not able to indulge their hunting instincts. These circumstances can lead to boredom and destructive behavior. There is a solution to the problem that not only will keep your cat…
Not sure what to get the family this holiday season? How about some virtual reality? This system is compatible with any phone device and simply slides into the front holder. The soft material also makes sure there is no scratching on the face or cheeks when anyone wears it for too long. It’s also light, so no pulling on the neck. In addition, it has access to many 360-degree videos and can be taken literally anywhere.
A great cup of coffee can really change your outlook for the day, and one gadget that brews a damn good cup of Joe is the WeMo Coffeemaker by Mr. Coffee. It brews coffee at optimal temperature, but it also allows you to start the brew process right from your smartphone. So, if you set up the coffeemaker beforehand with grinds and water, you can make your coffee on your way home from work, before you get out of bed in the morning, or when you need that 2PM pick me up and don’t want to get off your couch yet. Not only can you brew your coffee from anywhere, you can also set up a brew schedule a week in advance. And, the carafe keeps your coffee hot for over two hours without burning it (like a standard coffeemaker normally would). Think about all of the times you swung by the Starbucks drive-thru and how much money you spent simply because you didn’t want to wait for your coffee to brew when you get home. Now, you won’t have to, which will likely stop you from stopping by for a $6 coffee at Starbucks. The Mr. Coffee WeMo Coffeemaker is my favorite gadget that I own.
All vehicles have that standard cigarette lighter power socket. With this you can plug power cables into your car gadgets. It’s a standard 12V on all vehicles so don’t worry about compatibility. If you are charging/powering many electronic appliances from one car socket, buy a good car accessory power splitter. Be careful not to overload the car’s electrical system with too many products plugged in at the same time.
Until now, adizero Sub2 runner was only available to elite Adidas athletes but now the brand is offering it to everyone. As the “most advanced, fast and lightweight running shoe ever created” by Adidas, the low profile, featherweight runner is sure to be a hit. Available March 15.
A Folding Bicycling For Ultimate Portability If you rely on your bike to get to work, school, or around town then you know how important it is to keep your bike safe. When you leave it outside, there is always a chance that it could get stolen even if it is locked up….
Tell them they’re your bestie in solid gold. The 3D Encode ring from Japanese startup 3Dwave records your voice and turns those sound waves into metal jewelry. Rings vary in price, depending on the substance you choose to make it out of, from $130 – $1300 USD. Those interested in immortalizing their message can do so on the company website.
There’s nothing worse than running out of battery and being stuck with a dead phone. That’s where Mighty Purse comes in. This company makes wristlets, clutches, purses, and tote bags with battery packs insider for quickly charging any phone on the go. You can choose from tons of fun colors and styles. We tested a wallet and wristlet from Mighty Purse, and we loved them.
I bought five of these as stocking stuffers and have had great feedback from everyone. One grandson even texted me a photo of it in use while he worked on his computer. I’m hoping that my son will be able to use it in his shop to keep his phone up and out of harm’s way while he’s working but I haven’t had any feedback from him yet.
Price: $49.95 E-Sports are becoming more and more popular. For some of us, the idea of sitting in some kind of arena and being a spectator to gamers playing in a multi-player video game is very new (and kind of crazy sounding). But we’ve continued to see major sponsors come running into the space…
Leonardo Da Vinci Catapult Kit… If you love assembling cool things that are fun to play with and challenge your mind, then you’ve likely got a room full of model cars, bottle ships, and intriguing kites you’ve already put together with patient, busy hands. How about…

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