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Goal Zero Sherpa 50 & Nomad 13 Solar Recharging Kit – Review

Goal Zero Sherpa 50 & Nomad 13 Solar Recharging Kit – Review

If you were stranded on a dessert island and could only take a handful of items with you, the Sherpa 50 recharger and Nomad 13 portable solar panel may very well be two of them. Goal Zero sells these two products separately or bundled, and although they can each be used independently of one another, they act in concert to provide a convenient solution to a common problem.
Both the Sherpa …

Tumi Headphones by Monster – Review

Tumi Headphones by Monster – Review

The Tumi headphones by Monster come packaged in an attractive magnetically latching box, which should appeal to those who enjoy well designed packaging. Tumi and Monster worked together with a goal of creating a quality pair of headphones geared towards travelers seeking a high end listening experience.
Right out of the box the first impression the headphones made was one of quality itself.  Some might say they’re a tad on the …

Elgato EyeTV Mobile – Review

Elgato EyeTV Mobile – Review

As more and more people use video streaming sites to watch their favorite TV content via their personal computers, the need for a traditional television set is declining.  Elgato noticed this trend and responded by launching a line of products that transform mobile electronics into TV viewing platforms. One of these devices, the EyeTV Mobile, allows iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad owners to watch live local TV on their devices.
The …

XCom Global 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot – Review

XCom Global 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot – Review

Many travelers spend part of their trip searching for a Wi-Fi hotspot instead of enjoying the sights.  In the past few years, I’ve become accustomed to having Wi-Fi everywhere I go in the U.S because my 4G smartphone (currently an iPhone 5) functions as a hotspot.
I do this for two reasons: convenience and security.  Using your own portable hotspot is far more secure than a random open Wi-Fi signal (even …

InfiniWing Landing Zone 1.0 Pro Docking Station for MacBook Air – Review

InfiniWing Landing Zone 1.0 Pro Docking Station for MacBook Air – Review

The InfiniWing LandingZone 1.0 Pro docking station is a device specifically designed for Apple’s MacBook Air lineup of notebook computers.  For portability reasons, MacBook Air notebooks have far fewer ports than Apple’s other laptops. The designers at InfiniWing set out to create a docking station that expands the port options for MacBook Air users and simplifies the experience of using external monitors with the computer. The device is compatible with …

Apple iPad Mini – Review

Apple iPad Mini – Review

In October of 2012, Apple’s iPad lineup adopted a smaller sibling.  Following its launch in 2010, the original 9.7-inch tablet computer had become a de facto standard for tablets and few thought that Apple would introduce a smaller version, yet here I am holding a 7.9-inch iPad Mini.
Apple products are known for their alluring packaging; I’ve always kept the containers of my past purchases because the boxes themselves are almost …

T-Mobile Apple iPhone 5 – Review, Test Report, and First Look

T-Mobile Apple iPhone 5 – Review, Test Report, and First Look

When T-Mobile USA announced last December that it, too, would offer the Apple iPhone, it came as little shock as T-Mobile was the only mobile operator in the United States not offering the Cupertino-based company’s smartphone.  It was also assumed that T-Mobile would offer the iPhone 5 and, indeed, that is what T-Mobile started to sell today.
Despite the long lead-time, I found that neither the corporate sales team as well …