Category: Tech

Stream all you want with Roku

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For a girl that loves to have the latest Android phone, high tech underwear and cool cameras, I can be embarrassingly old school about one thing: television.

My friends (like everyone in the world) have eschewed cable in favour of Netflix and Apple TV. I, however, still watch TV on the TV, and have cable. My computer isn’t even hooked up to my TV. I watch movies on my laptop the old fashioned way–downloading.

When I was given the chance to try a Roku, I thought, why not? Although the Roku 3 is out, I am reviewing a Roku 1 ($59.99) because my TV doesn’t have an HDMI port. (I SAID I WAS OLD SCHOOL, OKAY?)
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Charge faster on the go with TYLT’s new RIBBN Car Charger

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It may come as no surprise to anyone that knows me that I am obsessed with my cell phone and with keeping it charged! That’s why I love using the TYLT band charger while on the go in the car. It lets two phones charge at once so no one has to fight over the car input. Here’s my review of the original charger.

This year they’ve come out with a new, faster and improved charger, the RIBBN. To test it out, I took it on a bunch of road trips with some friends. I didn’t tell them I was reviewing it, but I just had it plugged into the car for them to use. (more…)

[Review] Motorola Moto X 2014

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My first phone was a Motorola. I still remember that Motorola C333.  We’ve come a long way since then, but my love for Motorola hasn’t wavered. If anything….with the addition of Android, it’s grown! I was very happy to get my hands on a Moto X 2014 to take with me on my trip to Japan earlier this month. I’m already a happy owner of a Moto X first generation.

One of the things that I loved about the Motorola X in the USA was that you could customize the back with wood, leather, or whatever colour you wanted. I was a little disappointed that in Canada, the first gen Moto X only came in black and white. When I was sent a Moto X with a bamboo back, I was thrilled! (Get one here!) (more…)

Getting Connected with Linksys

It’s crazy how much we rely on the internet. Our phones sync to it, we stream music, store things in the cloud, tablets, use wireless speakers…. and instead of one family computer, everyone has a laptop.

It’s important, more than ever, to have a strong home network. You shouldn’t have to stress about your network failing, or having “dead zones” in your house. Enter Linksys.

I set up a brand new network from top to bottom using Linksys. I used the Linksys WRT1900AC Dual Band Gigabit Wi-Fi Router.

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In the box:

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Montreal with the Nikon Coolpix P600

I’m on the hunt for a new camera, so I jumped at the chance to review the Nikon Coolpix P600.

1-IMG_20140928_173718019Pushing NIKKOR optics to new heights, the COOLPIX P600 boasts a 60x optical zoom from a wide-angle 24mm to an astonishing 1440mm (35mm equivalent) range, and can reach even further using Dynamic Fine Zoom*. Lens Shift Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization helps reduce the effects of camera shake, allowing users to capture clear photos from incredible distances. With built-in Wi-Fi2, users can easily share amazing photos with family and friends by transferring images to a compatible smartphone or tablet and uploading them to their social networks. (more…)

My Week with the Nikon 1 J3

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The Nikon 1 J3 turns heads. In the short week that I had it, it prompted hairstylists backstage at Fashion Week, waitresses at restaurants and passing strangers to start conversations and compliment it. It’s definitely one of the most useful and stylish accessories I’ve ever had!

Of course, the J3 does more than just look good around your neck!

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Stop fighting on roadtrips with the Tylt Band Car Charger [Review]

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My boyfriend and I like to take road trips together. This means that we spend an unseemly amount of time in a car. We generally use our Android phones to navigate, and the battery life can drop pretty quickly. Luckily, we’re able to charge our phones in the car…but there’s only one charging spot for one phone! Woe.

(He usually wins, since his phone is mounted and is actively giving directions. Whatever.)

Enter, the Tylt Band Charger. With Tylt, we don’t have to fight. There is peace. You see, we each get a spot to charge our phone. Even better? It comes with a cable already attached, so I don’t have to tote mine around. And the best part is…it’s beautifully designed and functional!

I took this baby on a trip to New Brunswick, and it kept my phone topped up. The bright blue wide, flat ribbon cable keeps it tangle free, and easy to spot. It’s available for iPhone and Micro-USB devices. The 2.1 Amp lets you charge two phones at once, or a tablet. The charger comes in 4 bright colours: red, blue, lime green or black and retails for $39.99

Click here to buy your own! 

 

tylt2 You can also purchase from Amazon and Staples.

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