What if I told you there was a better way to charge your devices without wires? That is the promise of Qi wireless chargers, which are quickly becoming the standard for smartphones and other mobile devices. I am in Maui for Christmas (sorry, had to humble brag) and brought along a few Qi wireless chargers to simplify things on the trip.
When you have a household with pets and children, the thought of a magic cleaning genie sounds pretty good. We do our best to keep up on the dirt and pet hair that accumulates in our home, but it always seems like the dirt and hair come back just as fast as we can clean up. This is why I was thrilled to try bObsweep, a magical little sweeping device that loves to keep our house clean.
Battery life really matters when you are traveling or when you are at a conference where power plugs are rare. I decided to bring the new Moto Z Force Droid from Verizon along for my trips and found the phone could last days without a recharge – a remarkable accomplishment considering how much I use my phone.
With Roku’s latest device, the Roku Streaming Stick, you can simply plug the pocket-sized device into an HDMI port to get streaming video wherever you travel.
When mother nature is at its worst, it helps to have an app that you can rely on for accurate information. I use the Storm app for iOS (available on Android as well) to keep tabs on weather conditions in my area.
Pokemon Go continues to capture the hearts and minds of children everywhere. But if you have played the game for a while, you know that it is resource intensive and drains your battery quickly. The game also involves lots of travel in the real world, while you are looking at your phone, which has resulted in several dropped devices.
I was able to make a phone call from the shower. That’s how well the Samsung Galaxy S7 Active resists water. Usually I am afraid that my phone might get ruined by the steam from the shower, but here I was holding a smartphone in a direct stream of water without an issue. When AT&T says that the Galaxy S7 Active is built tough, they aren’t kidding.
I was excited to get my hands on HTC’s newest smartphone, the HTC 10, which is built with a solid aluminum unibody and a 12 MP camera for sharp photos and 4K video.
I have a Twitter search set for the term “dad logic.” It isn’t a vanity search for mentions of my blog. I genuinely get a laugh out of seeing kids complain about the seemingly misguided logic by their dads. Being a father is a thankless job, but deep down you know your children still love you […]
As I researched smart thermostats, I found a lot of positive reviews for the Sensi Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat and decided to give it a try. Sensi retails for about $100 – $150 (compared with $250 for Nest) and has all of the features and convenience you would expect from a smart device.