Make Canoe my Homepage

Gadgets to look for during Black Friday Cyber Monday week

- November 28th, 2014

CES 2014 - Photo - KX-PRW120_2

If you’re looking for that special gift for that special someone or perhaps yourself, why not take advantage of possible Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals many of which are going on for a week. Not only can you save a few bucks, you won’t be rushing like many of us on Christmas Eve trying to round up the last few items. While sale flyers and “apps for that”, can help you find the right price, here’s just a couple of ideas for gadgets I’d recommend you might want to check out and some of them are actually on sale right now.

Read more…

iPad tablet stand for your backseat riders

- November 21st, 2014

RoadShow

A few weeks back, we reviewed the Airframe+, a practical gadget that allows you to easily mount your oversized smartphone at the front of your car, more specifically, on your vent’s grill. This week, we look at the Felix RoadShow, a tablet stand designed for the iPad and other tablets for your backseat riders.

Read more…

Finally, emojis you can sext with!

- November 21st, 2014

Worried about someone hacking your phone and leaking those nude pics to your significant other? Why not send your lover sexualized emojis instead?

Emojis (the little cartoonish pictures of smiles, clothing and other icons you can add to text and chat messages) aren’t generally what the average person would consider sexy. But a site called Flirtmoji is trying to change that.

Flirtmoji.com

Flirtmoji.com. (Screenshot)

In a blog post on its website, the company said, “(O)ur mission at Flirtmoji to empower people of all sexualities to communicate their desires, concerns, and flirtations.”

Read more…

Airframe+ lets you mount your phone on your car vent

- November 5th, 2014

airframe-plus-safely-in-view-r1a

If you’re one of those people who occasionally like to mount your phone in your car without attaching it to your dashboard or window or use up a cup holder, then check out the Airframe+ by KENU. It’s a tiny little portable car mount that clips into the grill of your car’s air vent, ideal for when using your smartphone for getting directions.

Read more…

Is the BlackBerry Passport right for you?

- November 3rd, 2014

So if you’ve seen the BlackBerry Passport, which launched back in September, the one thing that probably sticks out to you is the size.

An almost square device, the phone looks like it would be a monster to carry around. And, frankly, the demonstration that it was roughly the same size as a passport didn’t placate me as passports aren’t that small either.

John Chen holds a Canadian passport over top of a BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry chief executive John Chen shows a Canadian passport along with the Passport smartphone during an official launch event in Toronto, Sept. 24, 2014. REUTERS/Aaron Harris

At the launch, BlackBerry CEO John Chen and company showed that the Passport could easily fit in the inside pocket of a blazer. But I’m not a Bay Street businessman who wears a suit to work every day. I generally wear a golf shirt and pants and so it seemed that it would be considerably more uncomfortable to carry the Passport around.

Or at least, that’s what I thought. In fact, it fits reasonably well into the front pocket in my pants. Jeans could be an issue, but most men’s pants have big enough pockets.

Read more…