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AOC 16" USB Portable LED Monitor

Every once in a while I get a gadget I can't wait to tell everyone about. That's the case with the AOC 16" portable USB powered monitor. It's a road warrior's dream come true with its light weight and portability. It works with both PC and MAC.

Once you have installed the appropriate driver, you just plug the provided USB cable into a port on your laptop and the other end into the mini USB port in the monitor, and bazingo, you are in business.


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The Griffin Beacon Remote Control

The Griffin Beacon is a universal remote control for IOS devices. You can pair an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad with the unit via Bluetooth. The Beacon then converts the signals to Infrared to transmit to your TV.

After your devices are paired via Bluetooth the next step is to download the dijit app from the iTunes store. It's free. The Beacon's Bluetooth range is about 30 feet. It will stay connected for about 60 minutes and reconnect when you move back in range.

After 60 minutes, Beacon switches to low power mode to conserve battery life.


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Griffin Smart Talk Solar

With more and more states getting on the bandwagon and making illegal to talk on a cell phone or text while driving, it's a good idea to have a safe solution that will allow you to talk hands free. Here comes Griffin Smart Talk Solar to the rescue. I can't tell you how it makes me shutter when I see a soccer mom with a van full of kids yacking away on her phone. I don't even want to think about texting while you drive.

What makes Smart Talk special is that it is solar powered thus eliminating the unsightly and cumbersome power cord of other hands free devices.


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Cellink U: a veritable Swiss Army Knife

What will Cellink U do for you? It's an amazing multifunctional Swiss Army Knife everyone will want to have in his or her pocket.

It's a power backup. If you run out of battery on your mobile device, Cellink U can come to the rescue. It will give you an extra 90 minutes of talk time. or two days of standby time. It is supposed to give your device battery a 40% charge boost. It can be used with phones, GPS, cameras, and other mobile devices.

You can charge this Cellink Uback up battery pack from your computer, car, or AC source.


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Cellink U: a veritable Swiss Army Knife

What will Cellink U do for you? It's an amazing multifunctional Swiss Army Knife everyone will want to have in his or her pocket.

It's a power backup. If you run out of battery on your mobile device, Cellink U can come to the rescue. It will give you an extra 90 minutes of talk time. or two days of standby time. It is supposed to give your device battery a 40% charge boost. It can be used with phones, GPS, cameras, and other mobile devices.

You can charge this Cellink Uback up battery pack from your computer, car, or AC source.


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CoPilot GPS app now available for iOS and Android--FREE!

I remember when I got my first Android phone I was thrilled with the navigation capabilities of Google Maps, which guided me on a 400 mile trip to Seattle. I wasn't so thrilled when I found out what it cost me in usage charges from my service provider. And that was the last time I used Google Maps for navigation. I wasn't too happy about AT&T's navigation for pay either.

At that time ALK Technologies, the developer for CoPilot Live had not entered the iPhone or Android market yet.


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New Bracketron Universal Car Mount

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I am always in search of the perfect solution for mounting my phone while driving. Some solutions are better than others.

I am not overly fond of blocking my driving view on my windshield. I don't like to give up cup holder for mount space. I don't like covering up my A/C vents with a mount.

Bracketron's new universal mount uses the cigarette lighter or contact point port to hold a flexible neck mount that also charges your device.

It comes with a Micro USB cable, so if you use another kind of cable, you are on your own.


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New VoIP Adapter: free calls forever

Lose your landline, lose MagicJack. Get OBi100 VoIP adapter for $39.99 and make FREE calls over the Internet forever. It kinda bugged me when MagicJack raised their rates by 10 bucks a year to a captive audience this year. Well, here's something you can do about it. Get an OBi100 unit.

The Obi100 phone adapter plugs into your router for Internet connectivity. Then it makes calls using an interface like Google Voice. Of course you have to configure it to your Google Voice account or another service such as Sipgate, so it's not quite plug and play.


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Cord Cruncher: a must have

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Cord Cruncher is just over 18" in length. On one end, you have the standard 3.5 mm audio jack. On the other end are two comfy, padded ear plugs. In the middle is a length of rubber tubing. Mine is blue, but it comes in a choice of three patriotic colors: red, white, and blue.

To extend the wires to their full length, just grab on the ear plugs and gently pull them out of the tubing for your listening pleasure.

When you are done listening and want to store the wires for future use without tangling, you just hold both ends of the tubing and pull until the wires are totally encased.


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Helo TC Review

I have rarely had so much fun and so much frustration at the same time. Flying the Helo TC is not the easiest task in the world. It takes a little skill and a learning curve. The controls are delicate and you need some space to maneuver until you get your skills down pat.

Helo TC is a twin rotor remote control helicopter that is superbly engineered. It lights up like Ferris wheel and is sturdy as a house despite its seemingly delicate appearance.


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