Mio Lifesaver II Review

Disclaimer: I was given a Lifesaver II for review. All opinions are my own. Don't get caught sleeping in these streets without power for your gadgets. There are a ton of those emergency/extended batteries for your mobile electronics. Reason being is because we wouldn't be caught dead without a smartphone or tablet. So it's not a question of do you need one (because you do), it's a question of what kind you need. Do you just need an emergency charger to get you out of a jam, or do you need a...

Samsung Galaxy Gear – A Brotha’s Impressions Part 1

I finally decided to pull the trigger and spend my own money to buy a Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Here's why I waited so long to get and review the 1st generation smartwatch from Samsung. Backstory As a self-proclaimed gadget fiend and overall watch fan, I jumped at the opportunity to buy a Pebble smartwatch and so far, I'm impressed with its capabilities and the possibilities that wearable technology has. So when Samsung announced the Galaxy Gear smartwatch [Affiliate Link] with a little more functionality than Pebble, I actually went out and bought a Samsung Galaxy...

[Review] MOTA Credit Card Power Bank – Pocket-Sized Power

Intro How frustrating is it when you have about 1% of smartphone power left, but in the process of uploading pics to your favorite social network? For this, and many other reasons I'm an advocate for carrying an extended battery pack at all times. Now I don't like to use those case/battery packs because they add extra bulk to my smartphone. So I'd prefer an external battery pack. The problem with external battery packs is that they yet another device to carry, and I'd like to consider myself a minimalist. So the...

Kia Cadenza Test Drive at Blogalicious 5

As always, I learned some valuable information about digital entrepreneurship, networked with some cool people, and made connections that will be invaluable during this year's Blogalicious Conference. I also had a blast during the conference as well. This year, Kia Motors was the title sponsor, so the company put together a opportunity where Blogalicious attendees got a chance to test some of the latest vehicles from Kia. I managed to get my hands on a Kia Cadenza, Kia's Luxury model (Yes, Kia does have some luxury) and took it for a...

Review: Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 – Emphasis on Mega

Good news: This phone is huge. Bad news: This phone is huge. That's my impression of the 6.3 inch Samsung Galaxy Mega smartphone. Yes, this is a smartphone…that you put up to your ear…to make calls. On the flip side, the large screen makes it ideal for doing a ton of multimedia activities without reaching for other devices like an actual tablet or laptop. But before I get into the pros and cons of the phone's size, let's get into the details of Samsung's latest phablet. Samsung Galaxy Mega Specs: 6.3" Screen Size 1280...

HTC One Impressions – Bigger Is Better?

I've always loved the design of HTC devices. So when I got the opportunity to review the HTC One for a couple of weeks, how could I say no? So I didn't, and here are my impressions. Design I like how HTC has taken a uniform approach with its different smartphones throughout the years. Whether it was an Android or Windows Phone device, you could count on seeing the same design cues, Notably, the long speaker grille just above the screen and the curved rear panel. The HTC One follows those same...