An iPhone Veteran Evaluates an Amazon Fire Phone

2:20 PM, Aug. 21st, 2014 · · In-Depth Review

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced the Fire Phone on June 18 with several novel features and a 4.7-inch display.  John Martellaro takes a close look at the Fire Phone with a technical review that steers away from politics and towards what the iPhone or any potential owner would want to know about this smartphone.

Jot Touch with Pixelpoint: Like Adobe’s Ink Stylus, but More Buttons

2:00 PM, Jul. 21st, 2014 · · In-Depth Review

When Adonit teamed up with Adobe to bring the design software company's stylus to market, Ink and Slide weren't the only pieces of gear to take advantage of the technology because Adonit also released its own Jot Touch with with Pixelpoint pressure sensitive stylus for the iPad. It costs less than Adobe's Ink and Slide, but does that lower price come at a cost? Read on to find out.

Voyager Q Conveniently Docks Your Extra SATA Drives

12:35 PM, Jul. 21st, 2014 · · In-Depth Review

NewerTech Voyager Q review

The Voyager Q dock from NewerTech allows you to access a 2.5- or 3.5-inch SATA drive with a Mac (or PC) using a conventional connection, USB, FireWire or eSATA.  It's a boon for those moving on from the old Mac Pros or PC towers but want to keep a SATA drive or two active. NewerTech's implementation is very good, but not without some minor issues.

Ink and Slide: Adobe’s Stylus Revolution

4:50 PM, Jun. 30th, 2014 · · In-Depth Review

Adobe is finally making its first venture in to the hardware market, and it's doing so with the highly anticipated stylus and ruler combo it first teased a year ago. That combo, Ink and Slide, work together to turn your iPad into a full-on art tablet, but not like any stylus that's come before. At US$199, the set isn't cheap. Read on to find out if it's worth the steep price tag.

Up Close With the olloclip 4-IN-1 Photo Lens for iPad

5:05 PM, Jun. 25th, 2014 · · In-Depth Review

olloclip for iPad review

olloclip is well known for its lens kits for the iPhone going back to the iPhone 4s. These small, easy-to-attach lenses typically include a wide-angle, fisheye and Macro capability. Now, olloclip has launched the olloclip 4-IN-1 Photo Lens for iPad, and it carries on a great tradition.

Fuzion+ Aluminum Case for iPhone 5/5s: Pros Outweigh Cons

3:30 PM, Jun. 24th, 2014 · · In-Depth Review

The Rokform Fuzion+ Aluminum Case for iPhone 5/5s has military good looks and ruggedness. It is one of the best cases reviewed to date with respect to ultimate protection and has many strengths. However, there are a few negatives that keep it from being great. John Martellaro explains.

Kloqe Aluminum Case for iPhone 5/5s is Sturdy, Majestic

3:23 PM, Jun. 10th, 2014 · · In-Depth Review

Kloqe All-Aluminum case for iPhone 5/5s review

The Kloqe aluminum case for iPhone 5/5s is sleek, minimalist, and beautiful. Well designed plastic caps on each end allow the radios to work effectively. It is the most beautiful iPhone case John Martellaro has ever seen, but it does have one possible annoyance. John sizes up this generally amazing case.

GoSmart Crossover 400 Stylus is Beautiful and Still a Leap Ahead

2:30 PM, May. 30th, 2014 · · In-Depth Review

Review: GoSmart Crossover 400 Stylus

GoSmart is introducing a new member of its line of styluses, the Crossover 400.  It's shorter than previous models, looks beautiful, and includes a replaceable ballpoint pen. It retains GoSmart's unique filament tip that glides over Gorilla Glass better than any other tip we've tested. Plus, it's not all that expensive.

IZON Video Monitor Makes for Handy Security Observations

3:45 PM, May. 21st, 2014 · · In-Depth Review

Stem Innovation IZON 2.0 Remote Room Monitor

The IZON 2.0 Wi-Fi Video Monitor along with the free IZON app will allow you to watch specific areas inside or outside, streaming the images to your iPhone at 10 fps. For security, the videos are stored on IZON's external server and can be downloaded anywhere. Is someone stealing your tomatoes?  Now you can catch them doing it.