Category: Tech

Time to (Transporter) Sync Your Files

Time to (Transporter) Sync Your Files

A few months ago I wrote up a review of the original Transporter which allows any user to set up his or her own cloud network for file storage.  Some may view the device with a wary eye as it costs about $199 with a 500GB hard drive.  The price point may have been off putting for some but with the Transporter Sync, there’s really no excuse to not free yourself from certain cloud storage...

CM Storm Causing Havoc – Gaming Mouse Review

Cooling Master, with their CM Storm brand, provide a wide assortment of gaming peripherals for the serious PC gamer. At the beginning of the year, they made a big push with their gaming laptop cooling bases. At Pax Prime, we were given a walk-through of their latest innovation in PC casing solutions, the HAF-Stacker. Here we review one of their latest in gaming mice, the Havoc. Packed with an Avago 9800 sensor, on board memory...

Full of Energi – TYLT Energi Charging Backpack Review

On our trip to Pax Prime, we had the chance to take this urban warrior’s utility pack through its paces. The TYLT Energi backpack is not just a bag that has specific compartments for any device or accessory you could imagine. It gets it’s name of Energi for its ability to charge up to three devices simultaneously and neatly through a well-planned cable management system. And just in case you need your NFC-capable phone to do perform...

Gaming in Glorious Surround Sound – Logitech G430 Gaming Headset Review

As you may or may not be aware, Logitech launched a campaign this year with the goal of unleashing aesthetically pleasing and a more varied line of gaming products for the PC. While many of the mainstay mice and keyboards received overhauls over the months, there was one thing that I did not keep track of and that was the line of gaming headphones. I regret that decision. Although Logitech did pump out a steady...

An Adventure with Westone – ADV Earphones Review

An Adventure with Westone – ADV Earphones Review

Westone has spent over 50 years in the audio business. Twenty of those years have been focused on creating custom in-ear monitors for sound engineers and elite musicians. But what do they have available directly for everyday consumers today? On June 4, 2013 they released the Adventure Series (ADV) Alpha earphones for the active music enthusiast. The focus is on the word “active” as these earphones are intended for people in motion: your gym goers,...

Relive the New York City Moto X Launch

  Last night Motorola was prepared to show off the new Moto X, the First Smartphone to be Assembled in the U.S. The lavish event featured some celebrity appearances from Nana Meriwether (Miss USA 2012), Elaine Hendrix, Lucy Punch, Zosia Mamet and Common. But we can’t forget to mentions the dozens of Moto X’s on hand. Street artist Thank You X’s live mural painting greeted the attendees while DJs Kaskade and M4SONIC kept the party...

Samsung’s New Galaxy Tab 3 Launch

Announced June 24th, Samsung is coming out with the Jelly Bean-using Galaxy Tab 3 Series of tablets. The tablets will come out in 7, 8 and 10 inch variants, with each version differing somewhat in specs. Each tablet will be available in white and new “gold brown” and will come with the traditional Samsung suite of apps and services: Samsung Apps, Music Hub, Game Hub, Samsung Kies, Samsung Kies Air, Samsung ChatON. And Each of...

Switch to a Logitech G710+

I’ve been a fan of Logitech’s gaming series keyboards (“G Series”) since the release of the G15 in 2005 (which I still have in storage).  After owning it for a number of years, I replaced it with a mechanical gaming keyboard.  If you have never used a mechanical keyboard before, I highly suggest you give it a try.  I’m going to avoid going into the inner workings and boring details of key travel, actuations and...

[Review] Tylt Samsung Galaxy 3 Phone Cases

When you think about it, your Samsung Galaxy 3 is a rather expensive investment. Couple that money you spent on the S3 with a quick search on YouTube and you can get extremely afraid of what a single drop could do to your phone. At this year’s CES, we saw a ton of cell phone cases. Some were worried about making your phone looking shiny. Others were about protecting your cell phone but were extremely...

Hisense Unveils the Sero 7 Tablets

On May 23rd in New York City, Hisense introduced their contribution to the crowded Android tablet market and explained why the Sero 7 series of tablets deserve our attention. They pulled no punches by teaming up with NVIDIA and Walmart to ensure their attack is a little more than a just a jab at their competition. The two tablets shown were the Sero 7 LT and the Sero 7 Pro. Each tablet displays respectable specs. But...

Your Own Private Cloud – Transporter

The calendar year is 2013. Cloud is all the rage and so is crowdfunding. I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised when a Kickstarter project like the Transporter came along but I was – very pleasantly. In the past, like many folks, I’ve depended solely on cloud storage providers like Dropbox, Google Drive and Skydrive. I’ve always managed to look past the privacy issues and the fee-based structure for these services (for additional storage) but...

[Review] Urbanears Bagis and Plattan

To say I review a lot of headphones would be a grave understatement. Like I have said countless times before, audio is key to any experience so it’s only natural that I would gravitate more towards trying out various headsets. Today, I introduce you, once again, to Urbanears; a line of headphones that are not only stylish but highly affordable. Today we take a deeper look into the Bagis and Plattan Headsets.