Being an audiophile, the quality of the sound coming out of my headphones is of the upmost importance. While I know there are brands that provide better quality than Apple when it comes to wireless earphones, they just don’t look as sleek or work as easy with my phone the way AirPods do. So I, just like many others, have tried to find a solution to make AirPods improve in sound quality…and I finally found that solution!Read More
Yes, I know wireless charging isn’t necessarily new, it's been around for a while, but up until 2018 this long awaited feature has not been available on the majority of devices in the market. With Apple’s upcoming new iPhone launch and Samsung's push to adopt wireless charging, the market that was once overlooked by many, will be getting a major increase in demand in the months to come.
Here are five of the best wireless chargers out on the market right now!Read More
Recently Tile released the Tile Slim, a compact and slim tracker with a minuscule thickness of 2.4mm, thats practically only the size of two credit cards stacked together! Tile Slim's small size makes it easy to throw into your wallet.Read More
Before I start today, I wanted to wish all of you guys a Happy New Year & apologize for slacking off during the holidays on the blog! I took the season to disconnect and put my Instagram, Twitter, Facebook & website on the back-burner & concentrate solely on being present in the moment with friends & family! New Year, new start I say! So get ready for an exciting year & promise you this will be the best one yet on the site!
So over the holidays I saw a bunch of my friends either receive or gift themselves an Apple Watch. It really is no secret between my friends & I how much I’ve loved my watch since it launched last April, but my one gripe has always been its complete lack of individuality & pizazz. I know there are a multitude of colors & materials to choose from, but it really is hard to set yourself apart from the rest because chances are someone you know already has the same band.
Because of this dilemma I set out to find a unique & luxurious band that would make me proud to sport my Apple Watch while at an event or dinner out on the town. I stumbled upon The Strap Smith a couple of months ago and immediately fell in love. Creating custom leather watch straps from authentic leather handbags from the likes of Gucci, Louis Vuitton & Goyard, it was easy to see that this was my solution to my gadget conundrum.
Ultimately I chose a white LV Azur band with off white thread & a custom buckle. I was truly impressed how each band is hand made & stitched, meaning that the utmost attention to detail was used to create it. I highly recommend The Strap Smith to anyone out there looking for a unique & handmade band for their Apple Watch.
What I have always loved about my iPhone is the aesthetic look to it. iPhones set themselves apart from other smartphones out there because of their design, so why would we cover them up with a bulky case? This has been my dilemma for years! No matter what case I chose, I always was bothered by how it masked my phones design & quite frankly made it look like a cheap plastic device. For the first time ever, I've personally been using a case that not only accentuates my phones design, but adds a personal, luxurious & modern look to it.
For the past week I've been sporting a LuxBox case by theWTFactory on my phone. As the name implies, the case is truly a luxury accessory. Made in two luxurious material options, walnut wood veneer or 100% wool, this lightweight case just asks to be touched. What I enjoy most about the LuxBox case is how it adds minimal size to my phone while maintaining security. Usually a case with a thin rim equals low protection, but this case extends 1mm beyond the screen to protect the face of your phone in case of a drop.
With a year long warranty, this case is a no brainer as the best solution to protect your iPhone. The LuxBox is the ultimate case in my opinion as it adds that special modern luxury style that we all love. Let me know in the comments below what you think of this amazing case!
There is no doubt that drones are becoming more prevalent in our society, from Amazon's future adoption of drone deliveries to making a splash this year at the inaugural Silicon Valley Fashion week, drones are everywhere! Now more than ever, you can have the innovative power of owning a drone for not a lot of coin. Think of the drone as this generations radio controlled helicopter, everyone wants to have one. Drones have become inexpensive & easy to fly, making them an absolute must for every techie out there.
It is not difficult to grasp why drones have become so popular, the technology in some drones put them on par with some of the coolest gadgets available. Three brands have truly made drones accessible for just about everyone. Not only have I picked these three for their price, but also because of their reliability & innovative features.
First up is the Phantom 2 Vision+. I personally own this drone & could not say a single bad thing about it, everything about it blows me away! It is the ultimate drone if you're into photography & film. The attached camera films at 1080p & has a 14 megapixel camera, both can be completely controlled by your smartphone or the included remote. Out of all the other drones out there, this one has ranked among the highest in battery life, at about 25 minutes per charge. With a built in GPS, this drone is one of the most stable out there, it can even reach a distance of about 1,500ft. This drone packs a lot of power, but don't be scared by it as anyone can easily pick up the controls & easily fly it around.
Sitting at around $500, the Parrot Bebop drone is a steal! This drone is small & lightweight, making it easy to take with you anywhere. Available in a variety of colors, this drone has a little bit more of a playful vibe. The durable shell of the drone will withstand a lot, making people who are scared of breaking their latest gadget feel a little bit more comfortable. The Parrot Bebop also has an included camera, while it only faces forward, still can appease those out there looking to film.
Regarding price, the UDI RC drone blows them all out of the water, clocked in at below $150 its hard to think of a reason why not to purchase one. While the price might indicate a budget drone, it surely is not. with a 6 axis gyro & onboard camera, you surely are not missing out on any features.
If you've been tiptoeing about purchasing a drone I hope these picks have helped. Let me know in the comments below if you'll be picking one up in the near future!
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If you're like me then you've probably been checking incessantly your Apple order status over & over since the pre-order of the new Apple Watch was made available. Maybe it is a first world problem, but I get anxiety every single time I check! Fruitlessly always hoping for an update that says I'll be getting it sooner rather than later!
While nothing really is going to speed up the process, at least we can hold off our inner geeks by looking ahead for the best accessories to have ready when that long awaited shipment comes in. Above I have rounded up the best accessories out there for the Apple Watch every techie should have.
Personally 18 hours worth of charge won't cut it, thats why I was excited to see some sleek & stylish ways to extend that charge further. I know I look forward to seeing the sexy DODOcase charging stand on my side-table.
So tell me, did you order the Apple Watch or will you wait for the next version? If so let me know in the comments below what style you picked!
I'm obsessed when it comes to gadgets & cameras, I absolutely love having the latest & niftiest tech out there! Back for New Year's Eve one of our friends was shooting polaroid pictures on her Fujifilm Instax, I fell in love immediately. I would be lying if I said that I wasn't green with envy seeing her 'retro' style pictures compared to my high quality snaps I was taking on my Sony QX100. I've got to say, sometimes having a physical photo is better than the digital counterparts we carry around with us on our phones on the daily.
This past weekend while shopping around in the city, we wandered into a camera store that had the Fujifilm Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic. The second I saw it I knew I had to have it. The Instax Mini 90 has advanced shooting modes, allowing you to take your photography to a whole new level. The double exposure & bulb modes have been my favorite. I've been able to mash up shots in the double exposure mode to create some great images. While the bulb mode sounds cool, I have yet to capture a moving light image with it yet! I've been going overboard & carrying it with me everywhere, attempting to capture every great memory. It was the perfect companion (besides my date of course) to Valentine's Day dinner, moments like this are meant to be captured.
While I won't be giving up my Instagram account soon or ditch my digital cameras, the Mini 90 Neo Classic has become the perfect addition to my collection. I imagine I will soon have little polaroid shots all over my house! Having physically in front of me a snap of a treasured memory will make me happy every single time I wait for the image to develop!
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First of all, let me say HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you guys! I've taken some time off to regroup & refocus for this new year. With a new name & look, I'm excited to share with you guys this year of big changes on the blog.
One of my resolutions this year was to be more adventurous, go on more trips & push my limits in every way I can. For Christmas, one of my gifts was a GoPro HERO4 Silver. It has been hands down one of my favorite gifts of all time. As part of my resolution to be more adventurous, the GoPro will be a perfect gadget to capture these unique & special moments.
Capturing video at 4K at a screen resolution of 3840x2160 the GoPro HERO4 Silver camera films in such a manner that every frame is sure to wow you. Recently I went to the German wine town of Hahndorf in South Australia & brought along my GoPro. I had such an amazing time capturing images & video throughout the picturesque town. With a wide field of view, the GoPro captures more of whats around you than any other camera. Teamed with a bevy of settings to fine tune the video, I definitely foresee myself capturing more of my adventures this year.
Where do you look forward to explore this year? The compact size of the GoPro camera will make it easy to take it along with you anyplace you go, reliving picture perfect memories has never been easier.
If you have a lot of techies in your family, but not a lot of dough, don't worry! There are plenty of affordable & exciting products out there to pick up for that won't break the bank. Tech gadgets always make for a great gift because nowadays people are always on some sort of device. The following five items are the best gift worthy items all below $50.
The first item on my list is a personal favorite, the iPad Mini Bluetooth Accessory Kit. Packed with bluetooth enabled headphones, a keyboard, two styluses & a bevy of other accessories, this kit is perfect for that writer in the family that is always on the go. Music is always playing in my home, but sometimes when I'm out at a beach or park, the speakers in my phone just doesn't cut it, if you have someone in your family like me, then the Philips Portable Bluetooth Speaker is perfect. Don't let the compact design fool you, this speaker packs a punch! Sony's Over-the-Ear Headband Headset for Smartphones is the perfect headphone to use daily on your walks to work or when your at the gym. With smartphone integration to take calls & music playback controls, this over-the-ear headphone is more than just a listening device. The Belkin WeMo Switch will definitely make anyone who owns it feel like their home is straight from the jetsons. Plug-in device into the Belkin socket you wish you control from the touch of your smartphone. My favorite use for it is setting it up with my Jawbone UP24 band to automatically turn on the lights when I wake up. Last on my list is the Google Chromecast. While I love my Apple TV, the Chromecast is easy to fit in your pocket & have the power to stream content at your disposal at anytime.