Review: TCL 32” Roku Smart LED TV– Ideal for Cord Cutters & Small Spaces

We consume media on our tablets and Smartphones, but sometimes it’s nice to be able to relax with a cold one in front of the TV. A mega-sized screen is great, but sometimes a small compact model like the the TCL 32” Roku Smart LED TV (32S327-CA), can be better suited for the job. Perhaps you’re in a small condo, dorm or cottage. Or maybe you need a second set to motivate you to get your steps in on the treadmill or just trying to earn little extra money and run an AirBnB. 

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With Square, you too can accept wireless debit and credit card payments

Square Wireless Contactless (Tap) & Chip card reader

Square Reader. We’ve all seen it, or heard about it. You may have even made a purchase or saw someone swiping their credit card through a little white square dongle attached to a smartphone.

Step into a small cafe or market or stroll down any art walk promenade and you’ll probably see the iconic logo, “Square Accepted Here.” 

But have you ever thought, “I can use that?”

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5 Great Gadget Gift Ideas for Father’s Day 2019

It’s that time of the year where you think about finding just the right gift for Dad, and with so many choices it’s sometimes hard to know where to start. So here are a few tech-inspired gift ideas for that special guy.

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Cable Wrangler helps corral your cables in place

It ranks so high on the usefulness scale and is so simplistic, it’s a wonder it wasn’t invented sooner

Silk’s Cable Wrangler is a nifty gadget designed to magnetically keep cables in place on your desk or night table. It ranks so high on the usefulness scale and is so simplistic, it’s a wonder it wasn’t invented sooner.

It looks somewhat like a pincushion with a solid rubberized base covered with a funky fabric. Under the fabric is a magnet that attracts the connector of your cable so it doesn’t move around. [Read more…]

Duct Tape and Tablets Don’t Mix

Protective gear and proper mounts like iKlip 3 keep your tablets safe and secure

Today, it’s not uncommon to see video being captured on a tablet with high-definition cameras now built-in. However, if you plan on using one to stream Facebook Live, Instagram or collect footage for your next viral YouTube video make absolutely certain it’s properly secured before you hit the record button. I’ve witnessed just one too many examples of people being pumped up, energized and excited capturing the moment only to see enthusiasm hit rock bottom. They watch in horror the slow motion descent of their precious iPad, Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire or other tumbles to the ground and there’s little they can do to stop it.

But don’t let that painful visual deter you. [Read more…]

Why Leaders and Book Lovers need a Kindle Paperwhite – Podcast

Toastcaster 110: Why Leaders and Book Lovers need a Kindle Paperwhite – Podcast

[10:21] I learned many years ago that to be a great writer, you must also be an avid reader. I’ve continued to take that sage advice and always make sure I have a book, a magazine or something to read in tow. [Read more…]

Review: All-New Waterproof Fitbit Charge 3 Health Tracker

If you want to get a good jump on this year’s New Year’s resolutions or looking for a great health and tracking gift for the holiday season, the all-new Fitbit Charge 3 might sit on the right side of your Naughty or Nice list. The latest reboot of the tried and true offers a number of new features and enhancements, the biggest being that’s it’s now waterproof. You no longer have to worry about frying it when you get caught out in the rain, you can wear it 24/7 except for when charging; then happily take it into the shower or pool and track your laps in water up to 50m deep.

It has virtually all the features from its predecessor, the Fitbit Charge 2 we recently reviewed at Troy Media. [Read more…]

Weego Jump Starter 44 powers you wherever you go

Smartphones, tablets, computers & even our vehicles need a boost sometimes – Weego Jump Starter 44 offers a handy solution

No matter where our travels take us, we never seem to have enough battery power to keep things charged up. Smartphones, tablets, computers and even our vehicles need a boost sometimes.

The Weego Jump Starter 44 offers a handy solution.

The Weego 44 is powerful, putting out 400 true cranking amps – the power the battery can deliver for 30 seconds at 0ºC. It’s more than enough to jump-start your car, truck, boat, ATV or motorcycle – anything with a gas engines up to seven litres and diesel engines up to 3.5 litres with 12-volt lead-acid batteries.  Read more below.

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We’re “all ears” for our holiday headphone roundup

 Holiday picks from Beats by Dr. Dre, Mixcder, Jabra & Wicked Audio

With the weather turning cold and the leaves falling, holiday season is right around the corner. While many are thinking about keeping their ears warm, others might be thinking of keeping their ears filled with sounds of their favourite tunes and podcasts. Ears come in all different shapes and sizes and so do earphones, earbuds and headphones, so instead of toques and earmuffs, let’s look at a couple of pairs of over-the-ear headphones and in-the-ear wireless earbuds to meet different budget needs. [Read more…]

Edifier R1280T Quality sound for a modest price

                                                         

 

Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers offer functionality and high-fidelity in a retro package

 

Speakers come in all shapes and sizes. And you don’t need to look far to find some pretty far-out designs. But if you’re in the market for a new high-fidelity pair with a retro flair, the Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers would be a good bet.

The R1280T keeps with the traditional bookshelf design: a pair of wood veneer MDF cabinets with a removable front grill. Behind each grill is a four-inch bass driver with calibrated front-facing bass reflex port to allow the air to circulate freely for more accurate lower range sounds. It has a 13-millimetre silk-domed tweeter tweaked for crisper highs.    Read more below or see full article at Troy Media. [Read more…]