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Don’t Pack a Suitcase on your Next Short Trip – Use Nayo Almighty Backpack Instead – Review

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I have a bit of a thing about backpacks. I love them! Years ago, I used to use a messenger bag for my work commute but then started noticing my back and shoulders were hurting a bit unevenly. So, I made the leap to using a backpack for my commute. I have tested several backpacks over the years, and have become pretty particular on the things I require. But when I made short trips, I always added a carry-on suitcase (and usually overpacked it). Now I think I have the perfect, short-trip solution – the Nayo Almighty Backpack. It’s part backpack and part carry-on suitcase, but more of a 70/30 type of combination. (*Disclosure below.)

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Old Fashioned Flood Lights are Boring & Dumb – Feit Makes Them Colorful & Smart – Review

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

A majority of my lightbulbs and wall switches in my home are smart. They can be controlled by Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and by smartphone apps. They are hooked into scenes to provide automated ambiance and remote control. But only recently, has my outdoor lighting joined this smart home generation. And, with the addition of Feit Electric smart WiFi bulbs, my backyard has transformed from boring, dumb, and inefficient lighting into one that is colorful, smart home enabled, and much more energy-efficient. (*Disclosure below.)

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The Autonomous Smart Desk 2 Just Wants You to Stand Up to Work – Review

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It’s a proven fact that sitting at your desk for many hours a day is bad for your health. And, it doesn’t matter if you hit the gym before or after doing a long stretch of desk work. At a minimum, you need to get up out of your chair at least once an hour and for a few minutes minimum. But if you simply can’t do that, there have been advances in desks that allow you to convert your workplace from a sitting desk to a standing one. Some are manual and some motorized. But the concept is the same, you raise or lower your desktop to convert from a sitting desk to a standing desk. These sit-stand desks, like the Autonomous Smart Desk 2, have had their technology improve over the years, making them an essential to any office, home or at work. (*Disclosure below)

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Nixplay Next Generation Smart Frame – Nice New Hardware, Same Great Experience

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I am a huge fan of Nixplay and all of their digital frames. There is simply something wonderful about being able to share digital photos on various frames, no matter where those frames are located. I have a digital frame at work, my parents each of NIxplay frames, and we have many around our home, allowing good memories to bubble back up to the surface. Nixplay just introduced their Next Generation Smart Frame, which actually looks like it will be a collection of various new smart frames. And I got some early hands-on experience with the new 9.7″ 2K digital picture frame, and it’s definitely a nice upgrade. (*Disclosure below.)

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PaMu Slide Plus Bluetooth Earbuds Review – Great Sound & Charges Your Smartphone Too!

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

For the past few weeks, I have been testing out the Indiegogo-driven PaMu Slide Plus Bluetooth earbuds. The company behind these earbuds, Padmate, has been developing Bluetooth and audio products for some time, and with their latest product release, the PaMu Slide, they have literally destroyed records on crowdfunding. As of this writing, they have raised over SIX MILLION dollars for the PaMu Slide earbuds. Can you say, crushing it? So what’s all of the hype about? It’s just a set of Bluetooth earbuds, right? Wrong! Read on for my review. (*Disclosure below.)

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