Festivus of Gadgets (Products That Disappointed Me in 2015)

Festivus of Gadgets 2015

Last year, I decided to post a wrap of the gadgets I’d bought or tested during the year that found a way to fail spectacularly. That seemed to go over fairly well, so I’m doing it again this year, with the 2015 edition of my Festivus of Gadgets. Continue reading

Photojojo Iris Lens Series: Sweet Optics for Your iPhone or Samsung

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Photojojo has made some ‘professional optics for everyday photographers’ that take great pictures and are easy to use. The Photojojo Iris is available for the iPhone 6/6+, 6s/6s+ and Samsung S5 and S6. Continue reading

GeekDad Review: Taco Dual, Stereo Bluetooth Speaker(s)

ideaUSA Taco Dual Bluetoothspeaker

One of the cooler tricks that some higher end wireless portable speakers are able to pull off is pairing two units for stereo sound. I’ve tried out this feature with speakers like the Vers 1Q and various Sonos products and it’s great—having a pair of wireless speakers for true stereo separation adds a lot to the listening experience compared to a single speaker. However, it’s also expensive. Continue reading

Review: EasyAcc iChoc 5000 Dual Port Power Bank

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If you’re anything like me, you use your smartphone or tablet so much while you’re out and about that you are always on the verge of draining your battery. I’ve been looking around for a great, portable power source, and I’ve found a winner with EasyAcc’s iChoc 5000 Dual Port Power Bank. Continue reading

M-Edge Tablet Cases for Any Need

M-Edge protective tablet cases

It seems as though I’ve been trying out various M-Edge tablet and smartphone accessories for years now. In fact, it’s been five years. And I still have most of those accessories, a testament to good design and quality construction. This time M-Edge sent a trio of new universal tablet cases: The Sneak, Folio Plus Pro Keyboard, and Stealth Power. Continue reading

GeekDad Interviews Voice of Flint and Author of ‘Parenting for the Digital Age’ Bill Ratner

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I recently had the great fortune to meet Bill Ratner, the voice of Flint, before a screening of ‘Transformers: The Movie’ and ‘G.I. Joe: The Movie’ and sit down with him over a beer to discuss voice acting and his book, ‘Parenting for the Digital Age: The Truth Behind Media’s Effect on Children and What to Do About It.’ Continue reading

Doing the Two-Smartphone Shuffle

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You know who I’m talking about even if I’m not specifically talking about you. This is the person that comes into a meeting at work and plops down a stack of smartphones on the conference room table. I have recently joined the two smartphone club, and because I see so many others like me struggling to do this dance properly I thought it was time to help make things a little easier. Continue reading