Author Archives: Brandon

Review: Satechi BT Touch Speaker

Posted on 25 Jun 2013 by Brandon

Every once in a while a product comes along that either redefines the industry, completely exceeds the industry standard or just flat out destroys the competition. The Satechi BT Touch Bluetooth Speaker unfortunately isn’t that product. Not to say it’s a bad product, it just doesn’t blow you away with …

Tips and Tricks: Setting a notification for individual email accounts on iOS 6

Posted on 08 May 2013 by Brandon

  Having spent the last (many) months using a Galaxy Note 2 and Nexus 4 as my primary devices and not even touching an iPhone in all that time I’ve had to re-visit the many things needed to make an iPhone “mine” again. One of the things I absolutely loved …

Review: BlueAnt Q3 Bluetooth Headset

Posted on 05 May 2013 by Brandon

Let’s be honest for a minute – our lives continue to get busier, and we’re constantly juggling our keys, wallets, hand bags, groceries, and who knows what else. At the same time phones continue to get bigger, laws change to prevent distracted driving. Yet here we are with these fancy …

Review: Magnetic Organization System (MOS)

Posted on 04 May 2013 by Brandon

Cable Management. I think if you look this up in the dictionary a few years from now, there might be a one word definition: Sucks. For most people, cable management is a loose term meaning we have cables we want to keep on our desk but many times just decide …

Review: BodyGuardz ScreenGuardz Pure for iPad Mini

Posted on 22 Mar 2013 by Brandon

The eternal question… if we have Gorilla Glass, why would we need a screen protector? Well the answer is simple. Gorilla Glass still scratches, and in some cases it scratches quite easily. The next question… why with $2.50 screen protectors on eBay would someone spend nearly $60 on a screen …

Google Reader Shutting Down July 1st

Posted on 14 Mar 2013 by Brandon

  It pains me a bit to say this, but Google has officially announced the end of Google Reader. I’ve relied on Google Reader for what feels like my whole life, but I know it hasn’t been that long. Actually to say I rely on Google Reader is a bit …

News Corp Amplify Tablet takes a shot at the iPad in K-12

Posted on 07 Mar 2013 by Brandon

  As a systems administrator in a K-12 school district if there’s one thing that I am constantly hearing it is “when are we getting iPads”? It’s incessant, and it’s a thought that is always in the back of my mind. Since the first iPad I think we’ve all looked …

Review: JuiceCan Battery System

Posted on 16 Feb 2013 by Brandon

We’ve talked about the JuiceCan once before. It’s a project looking to get funded on indiegogo, so I reached out to the company and requested they send over a review sample. Knowing this wouldn’t be the final product, I still wanted to get a sense of how this whole concept …

JuiceCan – Power in a can

Posted on 05 Feb 2013 by Brandon

We received a heads-up on this new product trying to come to market today, and it instantly got my curiosity going. It’s easy these days to overlook products that promise to keep you going and going, but rarely does one come across which could ultimately live up to its billing. …

Apple adds 128 GB option to iPad with Retina Display

Posted on 29 Jan 2013 by Brandon

And now twice the storage! I honestly didn’t think this one was very likely, but here it is, straight from the press release: Pricing & Availability The new 128GB versions of the fourth generation iPad will be available starting Tuesday, February 5, in black or white, for a suggested retail …

Things for Mac – On Sale!

Posted on 24 Jan 2013 by Brandon

I don’t generally post a lot of sale stuff … because well we’d be posting about sales all day every day. But this one was too good to pass up. If you’ve been on the fence about getting into the ‘Things’ ecosystem for to-do management (our slightly old review), this …