Kobo Aura H2O Is The Sweet Spot, Baby

TL;DR: Waterproofing an eReader is a no-brainer, and making sure it isn’t massive is another one. The (New) Aura H20 does both. I did run into issues with battery life, though. Kobo, if you didn’t know, is the only other company going toe-to-toe with Amazon’s Kindle. I reviewed two of their eReaders earlier in the…

Orbi Proves Mesh Routing Is The Future

TL;DR: Despite some initial updating hiccups, the Orbi Mesh Router from Netgear proved simple and reliable — though it didn’t quite defeat my 75 year old home. Our house is weird. The office is an add-on that used to be a screened-in porch, which means the two walls separating the room from the house are…

Should You Wait For The iPhone X Or Just Go 8 Plus?

TL;DR: I pre-ordered the iPhone 8 Plus. The iPhone X, even though my FOMO is raging hard, is too expensive and too risky.  I have a real problem you guys: I love technology, but there’s nothing I love more than phones. There’s just something incredible about having a super computer in your pocket at all…

Nomad’s USB Charging Hub Puts A Stop To Hunting For Outlets

TL;DR: The Nomad USB Charging Hub is beautifully designed, discreet, and solves the issue of finding outlets or power strips for all your gear. Still, a tight fit for fingers and using the hub with a external battery holds the device back from perfection. The Nomad USB Charging Hub is a solution to a problem…

Huawei Watch 2 Is An Extremely Worthy Successor

TL;DR: The Huawei Watch 2 shines when used with an Android device. At no fault of its own, the Huawei Watch 2 on iOS, however, is plagued by connectivity issues.  My Pebble Time is dead. This has left a gaping hole in my heart, because I had been a huge fan of Pebble since I…