UE Megaboom

The new Megaboom is completely waterproof, has Bluetooth connection range of 100 feet, and packs 20 hours of battery life.

Powerbeats 2 Wireless

I know that Beats products have long had the reputation of being about “brand” and not performance. I’d being lying if I said I wasn’t impressed by the recent Lebron James commercial about the Powerbeats 2, though. I’ve recently picked running back up as a hobby, so I wanted to get some bluetooth headphones to run with. I debated between the Powerbeats 2 and the JayBird BlueBuds X headphones. After much research, I decided to purchase the Powersbeats 2.

Vigil Website Monitoring

There are a ton of website monitoring tools out there, but Vigil is probably my favorite. It’s an iPhone app that has been recently redesigned with a modern iOS 7/8 look. While the app is certainly beautiful, there is a whole lot going on behind the scenes. Once you get your websites added, Vigil will monitor them 24/7.

Bag Review

The bag is thin, light, and isn't a chore to carry around. Made of quality materials, the Mamba can be tossed around without a worry. And most importantly, it’s just large enough to carry the items I need every day.

Mailbox for Mac

Our sister site, The Sweet Setup, recently picked Mailbox as their favorite third-party email app for the Mac. Jason Snell points out that Mac users have a love-hate relationship with Apple Mail. While it’s built in to every Mac, it’s gone through periods of major instability (particularly with Gmail IMAP). After reading the article, I downloaded it to give it a trial run. While it only works with iCloud and Gmail, it’s a very powerful app.

Misfit Flash

Most people either know they want to track their activity or know that they don’t–few people fall in the middle, left unsure. But for those whose interest has been raised at some point, the Misfit Flash is a perfect entry tracker. The Flash has an MSRP of $50 directly from Misfit, but has gone on sale in the past from other stores like Amazon or Best Buy for $25.

Matador Blanket

A blanket so portable it fits in a pocket is an incredibly useful proposition. Whether you’re heading out for a picnic, photo shoot, trip to the beach, or a million other outdoor activities, the amount of stuff that can be carried is usually extremely limited. Matador makes two pocketable blankets that fill this need and will keep you covered with very minimal space sacrificed in the process.

AmazonBasics 4 Port USB 3.0 Hub

Laptops are great because they are portable and light weight. Their one downside is they only have 2 USB ports. Whenever I see the back of an iMac, I’m extremely jealous of the 4 ports. Thankfully, Amazon sells powered USB 3.0 hub for $18.99. This will allow you to hook up USB ethernet, a time machine drive, a printer, and your iPhone while still leaving 1 port free.

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