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Capture, Store and Use the Sun’s Power Easily with GoalZero Solar Products

In Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Review, Technology by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

I love solar energy. And I guess my dog loves it as well – basking in it to stay warm. The sun is seemingly a limitless source of power. It only needs to be harnessed. With the proper equipment, you can be ready for just about any situation, a camping trip, an emergency or a way to simply save on your electrical bill. And as we get more and more devices that require precious energy, we need to begin to think about saving the planet in the process. While much of the energy that comes to our homes is getting …

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Using the Sun to Power your Gadgets & Light the Way – WAKAWAKA POWER

In Cellular, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Mobile, Opinion, Review by Michael Sheehan2 Comments

If you look up into the sky, assuming it’s sunny and daytime, you will see a vast energy source that is incredibly untapped – the sun. Solar power technologies have been evolving a break-neck speeds and the size and costs have been reduced dramatically to the point where you can throw a solar panel, charger and battery into your backpack and never worry about plugging your smartphone or tablet into the wall again. The WakaWaka Power, is no exception. This small device, in my opinion, is critical to have for camping trips or in your emergency kit or just quietly …

Old Fashioned Content Delivery About New Fashioned Technology – Scholastic Discover More “Technology” Book

In Book, Consumer Electronics, Family, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Opinion, Review, Tech News by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

I usually write about technology and gadgets. Anything bright and shiny really gets my attention, so much so, that I have little to no time to read books as most of my reading is confined to trade publications and articles. My children, however, especially my youngest daughter seem to LOVE reading, which is exciting. However, I just got my hands on an advanced copy of new book coming out soon by Scholastic as part of a new series called “Scholastic Discover More.” The book that caught my attention in particular was one called “Technology – How today’s technology really works” …

The Casio Edifice – Form Following Function or Function Following Form? It’s Both!

In Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, Opinion, Review by Michael Sheehan3 Comments

Have I said that I love watches? I think that I have before. In fact, a year ago, I reviewed a Casio Pathfinder that had lots of technology baked into it (that’s the other thing I really love). I actually have had a long-running affair with Casio, having owned various G-Shocks and Waveceptors. Now I’m going to talk about the latest addition to my Casio collection, the Edifice EQS500C-1A1. I’m not sure why some of the naming conventions for the Casio watches are so cryptic, but I believe it is because they have a style to match just about anyone’s …

HighTechDad’s 2010 Gadget Roundup & Gift Guide

In Apple, Auto, Consumer Electronics, Family, General, Hardware, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mobile, Opinion, Review, Software, Sony by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

Better late than never I guess! Over the past year, I have tested out and reviewed a variety of gadgets and consumer electronic devices. Most of these were hand-picked for review purposes in that they are devices that, to me, looked really interesting and intriguing. Given that there are only a few days left for shopping, I realize that this post is a bit “last minute” (but so is my holiday shopping)! I have gone through all of my reviews from 2010 and picked out some of the items that I think should be included in my 2010 Gadget Roundup …

Charge Your Gadgets Even When the Power is Out with the Scosche solBAT II Solar Charger

In Cellular, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Hardware, iPhone, Mobile, Review by Michael Sheehan6 Comments

I spent a few hours at the MacWorld Expo 2010 and I saw a lot of innovative and cool products. But many of those devices were really only the “nice to have” kind. However, one device in particular stood out in my mind as something that every household should have: the Scosche solBAT II which is a solar powered backup battery and charger. I must admit, I did see some other solar powered chargers at the show, but most of those were iPhone cases. It seems that Scosche decided to keep things simple by not tying their charger to a …