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Belkin Grip Power Case doubles your iPhone 5′s battery life

- September 8th, 2013

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It’s 10:15pm. Your Bluetooth is switched off. Your brightness slider is down as low as you can stand.

A plate of nachos has arrived, and incredibly, no one has moved to Instagram it. (#yum #hellyeah #beersponge)

You got this. You whip out your iPhone and take aim, pleased with yourself and your life choices.

But a split-second before you tap the shutter button, your screen goes dark, and… Yup, there it is. The spinning wheel mocks you as your phone powers down, its battery as flat as a pub-crawl pizza slice. Read more…

Axiom Audio Epic Master 350 Home Theatre impressions

- May 7th, 2013

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Movies, TV and gaming can provide an immersive and transportive experience, and that effect—being whisked away or drawn deeply into the action—is indisputably enchanced by the right gear. Surround speaker systems have always been terrific toys, but with 5.1 mixes now industry norm, they’re increasingly considered necessity for getting full enjoyment from A/V material in the living room.

These days, a theatre-quality home experience is achievable without an enormous price tag. Multi-channel A/V Receivers start at about $300 and large flat-screen TVs are reasonably affordable, too. But what are you listening to? Read more…

Pelican ProGear Urban Elite Laptop Backpack

- October 19th, 2012
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Pelican’s flagship u100 ProGear Laptop Backpack

I wondered what a commuter backpack made by people who build cases for rocket launchers would look like.

And when my Pelican ProGear u100 Urban Elite Laptop Backpack arrived, I was relieved that it wasn’t camo, with ‘Semper Fi’ stitched onto it, but also a bit disappointed, because that would have been pretty funny.

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