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Bluetooth wireless speaker with glow lights only $9.99 Until Friday

5:10 PM, Feb. 24th, 2015 · Bob LeVitus · Cool Stuff Found

In my humble opinion, everyone needs a portable Bluetooth speaker. If you've been postponing your purchase due to price, here's a bargain for you: The GOgroove BlueSYNC EDG Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker w/ Rechargeable Battery , Stereo Streaming & Blue LED Glow Lights has Bluetooth v2.1+EDR with A2DP for audio transmission up to 32 feet; a unique design with blue LED light accents; both a 3.5mm audio connection and Bluetooth; and a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery that provides 6-8 hours of audio playback per charge. Here's the cool part: Its MSRP is $49.99; though it typically sells for $20-30 on Amazon.com. But Tuesday through Friday (February 27th), it's only $9.99 with free shipping from Amazon.com (good in the U.S. only).

Dr. Mac Looks for a Lovable List Manager for Mac and iPhone

3:25 PM, Feb. 10th, 2015 · Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants and Raves

Dr. Mac Looks for a Lovable List Manager for Mac and iPhone

In the OS X era I’ve tested close to a dozen list-making/time management apps including Things, OmniFocus, and many others. And I’ve read books on productivity and task management, too. But Dr. Mac found all the software and books were either too complicated, too simple, or just too crappy. The bottom line is that while Reminders and BusyCal don't suck, he finally found something he likes much better.

Sweet 10,000mAh Battery (plus Flashlight) Just $19.99

8:00 AM, Feb. 7th, 2015 · Bob LeVitus · Cool Stuff Found

So this P.R. guy sends me a 10,000mAh battery that has two USB ports, an LED flashlight, and an LCD display. It takes a long time to charge fully -- at least 10 or 12 hours -- but it will recharge an iPhone four or five times or an iPad at least twice. It can even recharge two devices simultaneously. And unlike some batteries, which use proprietary ports for recharging, this one uses an industry standard Micro-USB cable. It works great but I didn't intend to write about it. It was pricey at $49.99 and had nothing special going for it. Then I got an email from the PR guy that changed my tune. Starting today, for one week, you can get one at Amazon.com for just $19.99. And it's eligible for Amazon Prime, so if you're a member (and I am), two day shipping is free. At $50 it was unremarkable; at $20 and free Prime shipping, I'm considering ordering (another) one or two...

Batmobile iPhone Case -The Dorkiest Product of 2015

4:40 PM, Feb. 3rd, 2015 · Bob LeVitus · Cool Stuff Found

I, Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus, would like to officially announce the nomination of the Batmobile iPhone Case for "Dorkiest Product of 2015," in spite of it being only the second month of the year." It's an iPhone case shaped like the Batmobile. One of the Batmobiles, at least, making it both dorky and cool. I wouldn't use one if you paid me, but rumor has it that our own Bryan Chaffin really, really wants one [I do - Bryan]. Here's the Japanese video promoting the case—Toxel has more info.

MacPhun = The Easy Way to Improve Photos

11:00 AM, Jan. 24th, 2015 · Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants and Raves

MacPhun has a sense of humor...

I have good news for those who want to improve your photos but don’t want to spend a lot of time or money... That good news comes from a cool little company out of San Diego, CA called MacPhun, which makes nearly a dozen different inexpensive apps specifically designed to help you fix imperfections and improve mediocre photos quickly and easily, for not a lot of dough.