The Lunatik Flak case looks gorgeous, and it gives your iPhone 5 or iPhone 5S two layers of protection. I nestled my handset inside one and put it through its paces. Continue reading
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TrackR is ‘Find My iPhone’ for keys, wallet and more [REVIEW]
What if you could get that “find my iPhone” capability with your wallet, keys or car? You can with TrackR, a small device that lets you locate anything it’s attached to, and sounds an alarm to let you find it.
I paired a PhoneHalo TrackR to my iPhone 5 and evaluated its capabilities here at the Midwest Test Facility. Let’s see what this wafer-thin Bluetooth gadget can do. Continue reading
5 perfect gifts under $200
The countdown to Christmas marches on, with a mere eight days left (six if you’re shopping online). If you’re planning to splurge on a gift that costs $200 or less, I’m here to help you make a quick and easy decision.
I might even save you some money on one of these gifts, all of which look and perform like they cost a lot more than $200. You can’t go wrong with any of these five perfect gifts, guaranteed. Continue reading
‘STREET by 50’ headphones will rock your ears off [REVIEW]
Looking for some hot headphones but don’t want to spend a boatload of money? Now the benefits of $300 headphones have trickled down to less-expensive models like these SMS Audio Street by 50 Wired on-ear headphones I’m reviewing here.
Let’s crank up a variety of music on these cans, and see what they can do. Continue reading
2014 Buick Regal GS is a sporty wolf in sheep’s clothing
The 2014 Buick Regal GS is bristling with high-tech and performance features, aimed squarely at European luxury sport sedans such as the Audi A4. It promises the speed, handling and comfort of those coveted Audis, Mercedes and BMWs for a lower price.
The company brought a 2014 Buick Regal GS with almost every available option to the Midwest Test Facility, giving me a week to put it through its paces. How does it measure up to those fancy European sedans? Continue reading
Kwikset Kevo lets you unlock your door with a touch [REVIEW]
How would you like to do away with house keys altogether? Kwikset Kevo does just that, letting you unlock a door by touch, recognizing you as long as you have your iPhone or a special key fob in your pocket. Sounds too good to be true. Let’s put it to the test. Continue reading
These remarkable earphones have a feature I’ve never seen before
If you’re looking for a pair of earphones that are a cut above the stock buds you get with your smartphone, the RHA MA600i in-ear headphones offer a huge leap in quality for $90. I donned a pair for a weekend of serious testing, and here’s my review. Continue reading
Unusual JBL Spark Bluetooth speaker sounds as good as it looks [REVIEW]
Designers at JBL went wild with the JBL Spark, a megaphone-shaped Bluetooth speaker made of plastic that sounds solid as a rock. Whether you hang it on a wall or set it on your desktop, this unusual speaker backs up its stylish good looks with serious sound.
One look at its unique design and you’ll realize that the JBL Spark is about as portable as one of those cone-shaped collars dogs are forced to wear when they’ve been treated at the vet. Nor is it a wireless speaker, instead depending on a color-coordinated wall wart to bring power to the unit via its bright yellow woven-fabric cable. Nor does it have an auxiliary input, requiring you to connect with it via Bluetooth or nothing. Continue reading