• Snoop Dog Limited Edition LS50X Gaming Headset

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    Now When I Lose My Wallet, Tile Finds It Quick

  • HVER Pro RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

    Kaliber Gaming HVER Pro RGB Gaming Keyboard

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    WhiSki Poles - For When You Need a Drink After a Great Ski Run

  • Legion Y530: Gaming Laptop For Those That Work Hard & Play Hard

    Legion Y530: Gaming Laptop For Those That Work Hard & Play Hard

  • SureFire SideKick Is The King of Keychain Flashlights

    SureFire SideKick Is The King of Keychain Flashlights

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Gear and gadgets from smartphones to backpacks
  • It's OK for Your Car to Smell Good (and still be a man)

    Tracking Pixel

    My wife and I fight over air fresheners in the car. She says that the car stinks (and she's probably right) but I hate those fruity and flowery smells and even worse is a flower clipped to my air vents. Seriously, that's a major buzz kill when guys jump in the car and stare at a pink flower. I came across a company called FreshTechâ„¢ though that offers a solution to both of my problems, so I decided to test it out.

  • How I Survived CES From Dawn till Way Past Dusk

    The success of any venture is pinned on proper planning and making sure that you have the right equipment to support your talent and passion. That's true of climbing a mountain and it's true for attending a massive show like the Consumer Electronics Show. Each year, more than 170,000 geeks people descend on "Sin City" to see the latest and greatest technology and define the tone for the rest of the year. For me, things were a bit different as I was an ambassador for Huawei using two of their phones - the Nexus 6P and the Huawei Mate 8 - I was able to be on the go from morning till night. I was able to capture the fun and excitement from press conferences in the morning to late-night parties and everything in between thanks to the awesome battery life and great cameras on both devices.

  • SanDisk at CES - More Ways to Store Your Stuff!

    SanDisk is a brand that I trust with my stuff and over the years I seem to be creating more and more content from more and more devices, so it was exciting to learn about the great new products that SanDisk presented at CES this year. Echoing some of my previous posts about CES, SanDisk is similarly focused on developing solutions for making tech "livable". 

  • Which Phone is Right For You? How to Pick Between Nexus 6P and Mate 8

    I'm back from CES and while the show is over, now it's time to digest a week's worth of technology overload. Along with that decompression ironically is a whole slew of new questions. This time from guys that I hang out in real life. The big question that they are asking - and frankly I'm asking myself is, which phone will I continue using after my ambassador agreement for Huawei is up.

  • Style and Design is a Huge Personal Technology Trend For 2016

    At a certain point, technology becomes "good enough" and you stop needing more megapixels, more memory, and faster chips. While I'm sure we'll find some reason to start pushing again, but I feel that technology has gotten to the point where it's stopped being the realm of the geek... and entered a phase where it's truly personal. In a weird way though, it seems that the foreign companies are leading this - especially in the mobile arena. Companies such as Huawei launched some great new products such as women's versions of their smart watch - and also brought the gold version of the Nexus 6P to the US as well.

  • Questions People Ask About the Huawei Mate 8 at #CES2016

    Yesterday at CES I got an interesting opportunity. As part of my ambassadorial duties with Huawei I was invited to visit their booth and demo the new Mate 8, talk with customers, and really get a pretty great experience with the phone that went well beyond just a review kit. This allowed me to better understand the hardware and software - but also the questions that many of you are probably also wanting to ask.

  • New Huawei Phones, Tablets and Watches Announced at CES

    At CES this morning, Huawei announced some more great mobile devices, adding on to their existing lineup that includes the Nexus 6P that I'm using this week to cover CES 2016. These new products that were announced include: The Huawei Mate 8, which will be launched globally with the Kirin 950 chipset, a gold version of the Nexus 6P, a collaboration with Swarovski's gemstone business to release two new versions of the Huawei Watch, and finally a partnership with Harman/Kardon who will provide it's cutting-edge Clari-Fi technology to the new M2 10 inch tablet.

  • Road Trips Just Got a Lot More Fun with the ZTE Mobley

    This isn't the fanciest or most awesome device I've ever played with, but what impressed me about the ZTE Mobley is that it is an alternative spin on something that makes life just that much better. As more and more devices are requiring internet access we're all searching for WiFi hotspots to serve them. Now you can turn your car into one powered by the AT&T network.

  • Huawei Nexus 6P Mobile Phone Review

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huawei for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

    I'm somewhat of a phone geek and that's why I LOVE to get my hands on the latest and greatest devices. In the past, it was easy when someone asked me, "What's your favorite phone?" Today though, the reality is there are a ton of great devices out there from a variety of manufacturers. Over the past few weeks though, I've had a chance to explore life with the Nexus 6P, and I really love it. 

  • Escort Max 360 Radar Detector Review

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Escort Radar + Laser Detectors for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

    Honestly this was a lot of fun and I was afraid for a few moments that I was going to end up paying the San Diego police department for the pleasure of reviewing the product instead of making some money myself. However, I'm happy to share that this is an awesome device that while you should never speed - is a good thing to have in your car to help make you more aware of what's going on around you.

  • Thanks to Highland Titles, You May Now Call Me Lord!

    What do you get that guy who has everything? He already has the latest gadgets, the best clothes, and a collection of Scotch whisky's that rivals the bar down the street. The simple answer is what every guy has thought about at one point or another - prestige in the form of a real legal title. "Doctors" are a dime a dozen these days, but how many Lords, Lairds, and Ladies do you know? Now you can give someone that honor easily and it's totally affordable.

  • ZTE Spro 2 - Gift it To Yourself Because it's "For Work"

    Just like the Esquire Mini I wrote about earlier, sometimes it's nice to find devices that cross over between work and play. That's exactly what the Spro 2 does and it's fantastic. Last week, I was able to take it with me on a client meeting and project a report on their wall... and then take it back to the hotel room and watch a movie. So don't worry about who you are going to buy it for... use some of those points you've racked up recently and just buy it for yourself :)

  • For Work or For Fun, Esquire Mini Sounds as Good as it Looks

    There's a lot of great Bluetooth speakers on the market right now at a variety of different price points but it's not often that I find one that I actually want to keep and use. That's how I felt about the Esquire Mini when I received it in a gift bag a few months ago and so I am thrilled to be able to share it with you today. It's pretty darn near the perfect speaker in a lot of ways - looks great, sounds great, compact enough to travel easily, and serves as more than just something to listen to music with.

  • Merge VR Goggles Review

    VR is going to be the big gift this year and you are going to see a lot of options ranging from Google's "card board" to units costing hundreds of dollars, but right there in the middle is Merge. At only $99 it's a great option to kick off the VR revolution in your home. 

  • Five Tips for Traveling Safe While Working

    I travel a lot and it seems like this fall I've been on the road almost every week for one thing or another. Heck, I was in the Caribbean last month but unfortunately, I still had to work. That means bringing with me a bunch of gear including my laptop so I thought I might share some tips with you about how I manage to travel safe - while still working.

  • Speeding Ticket and Radar Detector Facts You May Not Know

    At some point in your driving career, you will exceed the speed limit and most of us will get a ticket at least once in our lives. That doesn't make you a bad person, but there are ways you can help prevent that. One is to be more diligent about your speed and the posted limits. The other way is to employ a device such as a radar detector that helps to alert you when you might be in trouble.

  • Chase Freedom Examines Holiday Shopping Habits

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chase Freedom for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

    Did you start your holiday shopping yet or are you like the millions of other guys out there that procrastinate till the last moment?

  • Drool Worthy Gifts for Guys From Samsung

    We're finally in December and it's time to plan our shopping lists. The folks at Samsung have some great ideas for the good men on our shopping lists! From tablets to watches to VR headsets and ridiculously high resolution TV screens, this has been an amazing year for technology. It's hard for me to pick the one item that I love the most but since I've had a chance to go hands on with the Galaxy Tab S2, lets start there!

  • Netgear ReadyNAS is Great For People Who Love to Travel

    One of the things that can be frustrating for anyone who loves to travel is that you simply can't take everything with you. That's true for your closet, but it's also true for your data. While cloud services such as DropBox and Google Drive do a great job for files, I personally like to have my own cloud and that's where NETGEAR's ReadyCLOUD comes into play. It essentially offers all the things that my complicated intranet server offered - but with an easy to use interface and minimal configuration complexity.

  • Introducing A New Contender to the Mobile Device Space: Huawei

    This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huawei for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

    Competition is an amazing thing - it forces the players to innovate, improve, and generally get better. While there are winners and losers, competition generally results in a better product for consumers like you and me. Almost 10 years ago a minor player in the personal computer market decided to extend their portable music device and turn it into a cell phone. Suddenly the landscape began to change at lightening speed and we're all better off for it. As things have started to plateau, though, there's a new competitor about to enter the U.S. market - Huawei.

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