While I can’t say much for this pricey router’s build quality, it does pump out some very respectable wireless data speeds, a large number of connectivity options and comes with the ability to prioritize usage baked in. For my full review, stop by Mac|Life.
After fighting it out with Wordpress for the last year, I’ve decided that, for me at least, hosting your own site just isn’t worth the bother.
Since setting up my Wordpress site, I was hacked twice, needed to have a friend come in to save me from a corrupted database once and was constantly so frustrated with the software that I couldn’t be bothered to post a damn thing.
I suppose the latter shouldn’t come as a shock, considering The fact that I work with Content Management Systems all day long.
Anyway, Tumblr, while basic in what it offers is dead easy. It lets me link up to my online work so that I can share it with prospective employers. It’ll allow me to noodle about with Instagram and other photos and easily share it around the web. And perhaps most importantly, I’ve never felt any disdain for Tumblr. It’s an online service that I actually like to use.
So here we are.
Would I personally wear this thing as an action camera on a regular basis? No. But a lot of people would.
Does the Hitcase Pro make a great rugged, waterproof case for the iPhone 5? Yes, and for that, I absolutely love it.
Check out my review of the hardware here.
If you’re looking for a high-capacity USB battery pack that’ll charge your USB-powered gadgets while travelling, I’d recommend the Satechi Portable Energy Station 10000 for $60.
No sir, I didn’t like it.
I was feeling a little uneasy about poo-pooing a name brand like The North Face in my first review for Wired, but it had to be done.
Read the full story to find out why.
Back when I was working in law enforcement, I drank at least eight cups of coffee on a daily basis. It’s a wonder my heart didn’t stop.
In the January 2013 issue of Men’s Journal, I put my java knowledge to use by filling the magazine’s readers in on the hottest new coffee making hardware currently on the market.
If you need a new pair of exercise headphones that’ll perform well in the gym or jogging, I’d suggest Sennheiser’s OCX 685i Sports headphones. Priced at $63, they’re a pair of earloop earbuds that provide great sound, excellent situational awareness, a microphone and inline iOS controls in a lightweight, sweat-resistant package.
My full review and my picks for a few alternate sets of headphones can be found over at The Wirecutter.
Sometimes gloves aren’t enough. That’s when hand warmers come in. I tested several of the best reviewed kinds and models, and the $16 Zippo Hand Warmer is the best hand warmer, because it’s cheap, safe and provides enough heat to keep your hands warm for close to 24 hours before it needs to be refilled.
To find out why I think it’s the best, stop by The Wirecutter.
Logitech’s series of Bluetooth Easy-Switch Keyboards are the best keyboards to use with most devices, due to the fact that they’re a pleasure to type on, are widely loved by reviewers, boast extremely long battery lives, and come in Apple and Microsoft hardware-friendly configurations. They can be paired with up to three different devices at a time and switch back and forth between those paired devices at the push of a button.
You can read my full review here.
When we fucked off up island I had it in mind that I hadn’t been on a vacation in well over a decade. If I was travelling, it was for work, or I’d no choice but to bring work along with me. The last time The Missus and I went anywhere together was back to Ontario in 2008 for my father’s funeral. We didn’t take a lot of photographs for that one. So, dragging our carcasses out of bed at the crack of eight, we packed the car and made for the Malahat, knowing that it’d turn into highway 19 and a small measure of freedom.
While I can see this thing’s charging stand making it a popular choice for many users, I’m not a huge fan of the PowerShadow i4.
It looks nice, and yeah, the stand keeps the phone out of the way while charging, but the battery case is a bulky fingerprint magnet. But if you’re OCD about keeping your desk neat and your gadgets charged, it might be for you. You can check out my full review of it here.
With its 27-liter capacity, the Super Ego Messenger Bag is the largest model currently offered by Tom Bihn—Tom Bihn being one of my favorite technical/functional bag makers around.
If you’re looking for a Messenger bag that’ll hold more than many day packs can manage, this is the piece of gear you want to buy.
Check out what I learned during my time with it over at The Wirecutter.
If you’re looking for a high quality, minimalist way to tote an iPad, an 11 or 13-inch MacBook Air, or a 13-inch MacBook Pro around town, you might want to pick up theÂ Tom Bihn Ristretto.
It’s one of the sturdiest, sleekest looking laptop satchels I’ve used in a long time, and I’ve been hauling around a computer everywhere I go since the mid-’90s.
Check out my review of this insanely functional bag over at The Wirecutter.