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Major Microsoft Band Updates Today

I’m doing this totally backwards. A week ago I announced on social media that I’d finally gotten my hands on a review unit of the Microsoft Band. I wasn’t even trying to get a review unit initially; the Band was supposed to be my husband’s birthday gift to me way back in October. But after […]


Introducing Parenting Bytes, A Podcast For Parents!

Last week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, CBS debuted their new podcasting network, Play.It. Finally, I was able to reveal that I’m part of one of their new podcasts, Parenting Bytes! My friend Rebecca Levey is hosting Parenting Bytes and I’ll be one of several regular guests, along with Andrea Smith and […]


A Bluetooth Keyboard For Multiple Devices

Do you find yourself switching frequently from one device to another with a bluetooth keyboard, having to reconnect each time? Like, say, from an iPad to a phone and back? Or, do you share a Bluetooth keyboard with your family, with several people wanting to connect their devices? If so, this keyboard could streamline things for […]


A Great Little Projector For Travelers and Frequent Presenters

I have been that person, several times, struggling to get my laptop to work with someone else’s projector so that I could give a presentation. Thanks to the Pocket Projector Pro, sent to me to review by Brookstone, I may never be in that frustrating position again. The Pocket Projector Pro is a small (less […]


A Computer Keyboard That Fits On Your Keychain

Have you ever been somewhere with your cell phone – no computer – and really wanted a computer keyboard to type on? There have been a few times when I’ve been stuck typing out an entire blog post on my phone, with my thumbs. Not fun. But this laser keyboard might help. And while this […]


When To Put Duracell Batteries Into Gifts…And When Not To!

[The following post is sponsored by SheSpeaks and Duracell.] When I was a kid I loved gadgets (nope, nothing has changed!). If it was on my Christmas list, chances are it made noise, lit up, moved on its own, or all three. And for sure it needed batteries. Batteries that we never seemed to have […]


The Best Gift For Any TV Lover

[The following post is sponsored by TiVo, a company I love and am thrilled to be working with.] I’ve been lucky enough to work with TiVo for several years now, but my relationship with TiVo goes back much further than that. I remember reading a little article in a magazine – just a few sentences […]


A Take Anywhere, Water and Shock Proof Bluetooth Speaker

At this point there are so many portable Bluetooth speakers on the market that they all begin to blend together. They pretty much all have Bluetooth connectivity, rechargeable batteries, and a jack for connecting non-Bluetooth speakers. So when choosing one you have to look for extras – what makes this one special, more useful than […]


Ion Sound Lounge: Bluetooth Speakers Disguised As Furniture

There are lots of bluetooth speakers on the market, but this is the first one I’ve been encouraged to sit on. The Ion Sound Lounge is a 2.1 speaker sound system. It looks like a foot stool and has a nice padded top, but inside there are two stereo speakers and a subwoofer. You can […]


10 Cool New Tech Products Available Now, Plus One Amazing One Available Next Year

Last night I attended Wine Dine & Demo, a consumer tech showcase. Also a place for tech media to get drunk and eat a lot of food – that’s the “Wine” and “Dine” part. Between the Eggplant Parmesan, cannoli, and Diet Cokes, I managed to see quite a few interesting products that are available for […]