The first cell phone was made in 1973, its weight was measured in pounds, not ounces, and you needed a briefcase , backpack, or large handbag to lug it around. To quote George Costanza, over the next 4 decades, cell technology was all about, well, shrinkage. Multi-national tech corporations began an arms race to make… Read More iPhone 11 Pro to iPhone 13 mini: Is it an upgrade or downgrade?
I like the new Apple AirPods Pro. My old AirPods (purchased the day they came out) were getting a little long in the Bluetooth, so the upgrade was an easy decision. The AirPods Pro might be for you, too, if you are… …in the market for a pair of Bluetooth earbuds and were already planning… Read More Stem Wear
There are few things as unpleasant in life as getting a headphone cable snagged on a doorknob. Or the corner of a table. Or the watch of a total stranger passing me on the sidewalk. Because the cable runs the length of my body, from the earbuds on my head to the phone in my pants pocket, it’s… Read More Turn any headphones into bluetooth wireless headphones for $20
Uber’s been under fire lately for their shady practices, and rightly so. (Well, they’ve actually been under fire for a while, but this week was the tipping point for many people.) There’s a new movement afoot by Uber users — like John Hodgman — to delete the app from their phones. I say, while you’re… Read More While You’re Deleting that Uber App…
What does a 1992 episode of “Seinfeld” have in common with my new iPhone 6?… Read More The curious case of a curious case: A review of the X-Doria Engage Folio for the iPhone 6
This has been a crazy summer, and I’ve been pretty negligent about posting to this site. Sorry about that. To play catch up, I’ll be unloading a bunch of a “mini reviews” over the next few days. First up — The Platinum Power Case for iPhone 5 and 5s. My wife’s iPhone 5 has a… Read More Quick Review: Platinum Power Case for iPhone 5 and 5s
Let’s cut to the chase. I didn’t intend to only spend a day with the Pebble. I wanted it to be my new everyday watch. I read glowing reviews of it at Verge and Engadget. I even read a not-so-glowing review at CNET, but it wasn’t enough to scare me off. I needed a new… Read More 24 Hours with the Pebble smartwatch