Great-Sounding Portable Music

There are tons of Bluetooth speakers available this year and I’ve reviewed a lot of them. My pick for this year, however, is the JBL Flip 2. This speaker has it all:

  • Great s
    jbl flip2
    jbl flip2
    ound with evenly balanced treble and base
  • Excellent durable build quality
  • Easy set up
  • Echo and noise cancellation
  • NFC for simple wireless pairing
  • 12W total system power
  • Two 40mm drivers with built-in bass port
  • Auxiliary input for play from wired devices
  • Carry case

At the current selling price of $89, it is not the cheapest speaker on the market, but it is well-worth the price.

Great tablet under $100

iconiatab8
iconiatab8
Today is the start of a great promo for a discounted Acer Iconia Tab 8 tablet at Best Buy for only $139.99 with a free $40 gift card. You don’t often see a quad-core tablet from a major manufacturer with a great reputation for a net price of under $100, so if you are shopping for a tablet this year, you will want to check this out either in store or online.

Little Bills that Add up to Bid Spending

Do you feel like you are being nickel-and-dimed to death with those $1 to $10 monthly bills that keep adding up to much larger amounts? Called subscription services, there are more and more of them available every day. Although I find them aggravating, they are sometimes useful. Read my take on this, then give me your opinion.

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Make a Customized Cover for your iPhone with CaseMaker Pro

If you are a creative or sentimental person, you may like to personalize you smartphone with pictures of loved ones, sports teams, or places you dream of visiting. If you like to change you phone’s looks often, this gadget may be for you.

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Microsoft’s Cortana — the Siri Competitor

This week Microsoft entered the “intelligent personal assistant” market with their Siri competitor. She is called Cortana.

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A Budding Journalist in the Family

Josie (red shirt), my young author
Josie (red shirt), my young author
I am proud to announce that my granddaughter, Josie Sandell is one of the youngest North Carolina state winners in the young author’s competition. The theme was “Happily Ever After.” Her poem was outstanding! I welcome another journalist into the family. Read this to see what my talented 3rd grader came up with.

 

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Samsung TV Sound Bar Review

Samsung HW-F450
Samsung HW-F450
When they made TVs thinner and thinner, the picture was great, but the audio quality suffered. TV sound bars have been developed to bring quality sound back to television. This may be just a way to sell us more gadgets, but it works. The Samsung Crystal Surround Air Track HW-F450 sound bar really produces.

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iPad Air Review

iPad Air
iPad Air
It is thin, lightweight, has a beautiful screen and over a million apps, but is it worth the high price that Apple demands?

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Ventev Wallport Charger

Ventev Wall Charger
Ventev Wall Charger
If you want an easy way to charge your devices, especially when on the road, this rapid charging double USB wall charger with universal compatibility is for you.

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