May 13

Be In The Center Of The Action With Samsung’s Gear VR Headset Powered by Oculus
Samsung Gear VR Headset Powered by Oculus and Galaxy Note 4

The kit looks futuristic with a wide field of view, foam that conforms to the face and an over-head strap system that is interesting to attach. Once I got over the awkwardness of the kit, Samsung’s Note 4 with its Quad HD Super AMOLED screen, cover and Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic noise cancelling headphones worked together seamlessly to put me into an immersive experience.

Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition Powered by Oculus
Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition Powered by Oculus

Where did I go? The first places I went virtually were to orbit the Earth, then to China and Hong Kong. I traveled up and down streets, flew in a helicopter over Manhattan and dove off of a cliff. I rode around on sand dunes with a few Red Bull sponsored athletes and experienced my first roller coaster in VR. I moved my head left, right, up and down for a different perspective and a truly personal experience.

That was on the first evening after I received the Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition kit from AT&T. They loaned it to me for a few days so that I could see what everyone was talking about. Continue reading Be In The Center Of The Action With Samsung's Gear VR Headset Powered by Oculus

Apr 15

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge AT&T Smartphone Review
Galaxy S7 Edge Smartphone With AT&T 4G LTE Review

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 edge is one of the most unique smartphones on the market with a screen that has two wrapped sides made of glass, a big 3,600 mAh sealed battery and a IP68 water resistance rating. This premium smartphone comes with a quad HD dual edge Super AMOLED 5.5” screen, a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core CPU and many other top specs. It is designed like the previous Galaxy S6 edge with a larger screen that fits well in the hand and comes with access to AT&T’s 4G LTE network.


Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Smartphone With AT&T 4G LTE Unboxing

Overview

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge SIM Tray Micro SD Slot
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge SIM Tray Micro SD Slot

The Galaxy S7 edge Android smartphone includes the latest in mobile engineering. The model I tested came with an innovative SIM tray that included a micro SD card slot capable of holding a 200GB card. AT&T’s 4G LTE network around Las Vegas have shown impressive speed improvements, even in rural areas.

Premium materials were utilized in the making of the Galaxy S7 edge along with a polished Android skin named TouchWiz. It has become a highly sought after Android smartphone around the world. A recent announcement has shown that the smartphone is bolstering sales for Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 12MP Dual Pixel Camera
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 12MP Dual Pixel Camera

I received the mostly Gorilla Glass fourth generation covered phone with a titanium silver color that included a 12MP dual-pixel rear facing optically image stabilized camera and a 5MP front facing camera. Both cameras offer auto HDR.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 3600 mAh Battery
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 3600 mAh Battery
Continue reading Samsung's Next Big Thing: The Galaxy S7 Edge Is a Mobile Powerhouse

Apr 10

Motorola DROID Turbo 2 Shatterproof Screen Smartphone Lifestyle Review
Motorola DROID Turbo 2 Shatterproof Screen Smartphone Lifestyle Review

Android Marshmallow 6 is now available for Motorola’s DROID Turbo 2 with a huge 3,760 mAh battery. The Turbo 2 has a bigger and brighter 5.4” Quad HD AMOLED screen, a Snapdragon 810 2GHz octa-core CPU and many other premium features over the original DROID Turbo. It is designed to fit in the hand well, charge wirelessly and speed through downloads via access to Verizon’s upgraded 4G XLTE network.

Overview

Motorola’s DROID Turbo 2 Android Marshmallow upgraded smartphone is a whiz of consumer electronics engineering. The Turbo 2 comes with access to Verizon’s exclusive 4G XLTE wireless services. It is even better than the original DROID Turbo smartphone that came before it. Its huge battery is sealed in between layers of shatterproof glass on the front and a soft touch back. The phone is surrounded by a nice aluminum band, has a 21MP camera with 4k video recording capabilities.

Motorola DROID Turbo 2 Shatterproof Screen Drop
Motorola DROID Turbo 2 Shatterproof Screen
Continue reading Motorola’s DROID Turbo 2 With Shatterproof Screen & Android 6 Marshmallow

Mar 31

LeEco Le 1 Pro Android Smartphone Review
LeEco Le 1 Pro Android Smartphone Review

LeEco Global’s Le 1 Pro has been a hit in China, with millions reserved in pre-sales and is coming to the US soon. It has been updated twice since last year and has a sealed 3,000 mAh battery. The premium Chinese smartphone has a bright 5.5” Quad HD screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core CPU and many other impressive specs. It is designed like an HTC One to fit well in the hand, unlocked dual SIMs, 4G LTE and a unique Android skin called EUI.

Overview


LeEco Le 1 Pro 64GB Android Comprehensive Mobile Internet Ecosystem Unboxing

The Le 1 Pro Android smartphone is a marvel of consumer electronics engineering. The model I tested came with dual unlocked SIM slots capable of accessing 4G LTE networks. The Le 1 Pro incorporates premium design materials and a polished Android skin named EUI. It continues to be a highly sought after Android smartphone in China and has been given favorable reviews by US bloggers. I received the all-metal phone with a gold color, a 13MP camera rear facing optically image stabilized camera, a 4 ultra pixel front facing camera and a form fitting plastic case. Continue reading Review: LeEco Le 1 Pro Unlocked Dual SIM EUI Android Comprehensive Mobile Internet Ecosystem

Mar 26

VeryKool Spark LTE SL5011 Unlocked Dual SIM Smartphone Review
VeryKool Spark LTE SL5011 Unlocked Dual SIM Smartphone Review

There is a new premium feeling uni-body designed smartphone with a large 5″ screen running Android Lollipop 5.1 on the market. It has dual unlocked SIMs to save money on roaming fees and it costs less than $200 with accessories. VeryKool shines with their sleek Spark LTE SL5011 that includes an innovative flex SIM tray.

Overview

VeryKool SL5011 Uni-body Design
VeryKool SL5011 Uni-body Design

VeryKool’s SPARK Android dual SIM unlocked smartphone reaches to max size of a phablet with a 5” screen and a curved metal bezel. Install two SIM cards and enjoy 4G LTE data from nearly any GSM provider. It comes unlocked at a super value of $170 available from Amazon. Easily switch between the two SIM cards via an Android app and avoid high roaming charges while traveling.

VeryKool SL5011 Metallic Band Design
VeryKool SL5011 Metallic Band Design

Brands that offer unlocked phones have not been known to include premium features and front facing cameras with large megapixels. VeryKool’s unlocked dual SIM smartphones are competitively priced on the market. Its form factor at only 7.5 mm is thin compared to other 5” smartphones that I have used. The SPARK feels and looks like a Samsung S6 and iPhone 6. It’s 2.5 dimension curved screen architecture is similar to smartphones that cost multiple times more. Continue reading Review: VeryKool Spark LTE SL5011 Unlocked Dual SIM Android Smartphone

Mar 26

NUU Mobile N4L Smartphone Review
NUU Mobile N4L Smartphone Review

Four-inch smartphones seem to be all of the rage again. Now, NUU Mobile has designed their N4L with a 5” HD screen, in a smartphone with a pure Android Lollipop 5.1 experience, for less than $100. Save hundreds with this GSM enabled unlocked 4G LTE dual SIM smartphone.

Overview

Buying an unlocked world capable phone used to mean high prices and single SIM card slots. NUU Mobile’s N4L Android 4G LTE dual SIM unlocked phone fills that need and more with fast connection speeds and firmware updates for security. Pop in nearly any SIM and enjoy 4G LTE data from your favorite GSM provider. It comes unlocked at an excellent value at $99.99. Easily switch between the SIMs via an Android app and avoid high roaming charges in other countries. Continue reading Review: NUU Mobile N4L Unlocked Dual SIM Android Smartphone

Mar 24

Chris SCOTTeVEST SeV Knowmatic Hoodie Horseshoe Bend
Chris with the SCOTTeVEST SeV Knowmatic Hoodie at Horseshoe Bend

Staying comfortable in the middle of winter, on airplanes and busses, across the US, was easy with SCOTTeVEST’s SeV Knowmatic Hoodie. Sure, I could have brought a coat with me for those days in Detroit that were 17F, but I knew I would not be spending any significant time outside.

SCOTTeVEST makes many different kinds of outerwear and underwear, with a focus on pockets for your tech things. If the company name seems familiar, you probably saw the episode of Shark Tank where Scott Jordon, pitched the Sharks his idea of clothing with pockets and a “personal area network.” In the end, Scott declined all offers and continued to improve upon his vision of clothing with a purpose. Continue reading SCOTTeVEST SeV Knowmatic Hoodie - Great For Travel & Adventure

Mar 21

NUU Mobile N5L Google Mobile Services Certified
NUU Mobile N5L Google Mobile Services Certified

Phablet sized Android smartphones for less than $200 is what NUU Mobile is great at producing. Enter their N5L smartphone with 4G LTE dual SIM, micro SD slot, 3000 mAh removable battery and international roaming capabilities.

Overview


NUU Mobile N5L Android Smartphone Unboxing

Traveling anywhere outside of the US can be tough with a locked smartphone and most carrier’s roaming data rates are prohibitively expensive. NUU Mobile’s N5L Android 4G LTE ready dual SIM phone reaches to max the connection speed in any country you are in. Pop your home country SIM in and enjoy speedy 4G LTE data from nearly any GSM provider. It comes unlocked at an excellent value at $149.99. Find a local SIM and install it in its second slot. Easily switch between the two via an Android app to avoid high roaming charges. Continue reading Review: NUU Mobile N5L Unlocked Dual SIM Android Smartphone

Mar 21

NUU Mobile X4 Screen
NUU Mobile X4 Smartphone

A 5” pure Android Lollipop smartphone experience for less than $170 seems unlikely right? Save hundreds with this GSM enabled and unlocked 4G LTE dual SIM smartphone with an HD screen. That is exactly what NUU Mobile has designed with their new X4.

Overview


NUU Mobile X4 Smartphone Unboxing

What you will notice about NUU Mobile’s X4 Android 4G LTE dual SIM unlocked phone right away is its design change over all other NUU Mobile devices. It has a premium feeling metal alloy band that protects the device. This single design addition makes it feel much more luxurious than it costs.

NUU Mobile X4 Dual SIM Unlocked
NUU Mobile X4 Dual SIM Unlocked

Pop in nearly any SIM and enjoy 4G LTE data from your favorite cellular provider. It comes unlocked at an excellent value at $169.99. Easily switch between the SIMs via a pre-installed Android app and avoid high roaming charges. Continue reading Review: NUU Mobile X4 Dual SIM Unlocked Pure Android Smartphone

Mar 10

Netgear ProSAFE WAC730 Top View
Netgear ProSAFE WAC730 Wireless Access Point

Making the case for small business level WiFi in the home makes more sense today than it did a year ago. I have heard from friends that all members of the family have one or more modern devices to run on wireless networks. Some homes and condos have multiple levels, including a wiring closet. Wired devices are on the decline in the home as tablets and wirelessly enabled handheld gadgets are growing.

Netgear has released several models of their higher end wireless access points, like the WAC730 ProSAFE covered in this review. They allow up to 10 APs from the company to work together. The ProSAFE WAC730 also operates in a standalone mode, which is great for homes. Continue reading Run A Netgear ProSAFE Business Level Wireless Access Point At Home