Review: Apple’s iPod mini

The iPod mini, along with a slew of iPod third party add-ons, has taken the world by storm. If you haven’t seen the trademark white earbud headphones around, you obviously have not left your home in quite some time. Even the President has gotten into the act with his own iPod (not a mini though).

Review: Gmail vs Yahoo! Mail vs Hotmail

Remember when everyone operated a portal and offered a free e-mail account with a web interface? Yahoo, Netscape, Excite, Lycos, etc. The storage wasn’t anything spectacular by today’s standards – typically less than 10MB, but since then storage on these free e-mail accounts really hasn’t grown in step with the drop in prices of storage… Continue reading Review: Gmail vs Yahoo! Mail vs Hotmail

Review: Sidewinder (Emergency Cell Phone Charger)

There’s nothing worse than having your cell phone die especially when camping, boating or hiking. The Sidewinder is called an Emergency Cell Phone Charger because without electricity you can actually charge up your cell phone with a little elbow grease in a fishing reel type of action.

Review: Logitech Harmony 688 Remote

How many remotes does it take for you to control all of your entertainment devices? Even with ‘universal’ remotes, I still had to use some of my ‘native’ remotes for one function or another, and ended up using three different remotes to control five different devices. This seems to be a common problem in entertainment… Continue reading Review: Logitech Harmony 688 Remote

Review: LaserPod

Laserpod, the first product offering from Plugg, uses the latest in laser, LED and crystal optics to create ever-changing organic lightforms. The product, which has been described as the modern equivalent to the lava lamp, was designed in Great Britain by light artist Chris Levine and world-renowned photographer Mario Testino. Using laser light refracting through… Continue reading Review: LaserPod

Review: HardWired SignaLinc Phase Coupler

“Are X10-controlled lights or appliances in one area of your house having trouble receiving signals from X10 transmitters in another area of the house? This common problem is easily correctable with Smarthome’s SignaLinc phase couplers (also called signal bridges).”

Review: The DiscHub CD/DVD Holder

Simplicity. It’s sometimes the hallmark of a great product. It doesn’t have to be over-engineered to be thoroughly effective. The DiscHub ( is a perfect example of this. It was built to do one thing and do it well. The DiscHub is a stylish placeholder for those stray CDs and DVDs that lie cluttered on… Continue reading Review: The DiscHub CD/DVD Holder