The HTC U 11 Shines 

The HTC U 11 is the latest flagship device from HTC. The U series arrived on the scene around the beginning of the year with the U Play and U Ultra making an appearance then. Up until now the U Ultra has been my main smartphone, but now that the U 11 has arrived. It’s…

The Sony MDR-XB50BS

As I’ve said before, my name is Robert and I have a headphone addiction problem. Well my latest are the Sony MDR-XB50BS. Recently I switched over to the HTC U Ultra as my main device and it does not have a headphone jack, just like the iPhone 7. For many that is a deal breaker, not long…

Air Popper Coffee Roasting

After delving deeper and deeper into the specialty coffee world. I decided to try my hand at roasting from home. It’s amazing how inexpensive green coffee beans can be. It happens though because the art of great coffee really comes out in the roast. That’s what you are paying for when you buy fresh roasted…

Sony MDR-XB950BT Review

I have a problem. I only have two ears but for some reason I love collecting headphones. The Sony Mega Bass headphones are my latest. Last year I received my first pair of Bluetooth earbuds. I enjoyed being wireless, but they had some drawbacks. They were on the budget end, so it was to be…

6 Coffee Gift Ideas for Under $50

Making coffee at home can be fun and affordable. It’s much cheaper than visiting the local coffee shop on a daily basis. But it does take some investment to get it started. It doesn’t have to break the bank, and much of what is needed can be purchased for under fifty dollars. So I thought…

Coffee at Home: Hario v60 Recipe

I love brewing up a cup of coffee anytime of the day. My favorite method is the to make a pourover using the Hario v60. The Hario v60 is just a ceramic cone, they also come in glass or plastic, that holds a cone filter and allows water to pass over the grounds and into…

Anxiety:A year of learning patience

I have been so hesitant to dig into blogging on parenthood, for fear that I would come off as a “know-it-all.” I don’t have all the answers and I don’t want to pretend that I do, but let me share a victory my wife and I have experienced recently. Let me take you back to…

Aukey 3 in 1 Clip-on Lens Kit

I’ve always wanted to experiment with clip on lenses on my smartphone, but I’ve never really jumped in to it. Then I found this Aukey 3 in 1 Lens Kit on Amazon for a great price so I thought, “Let’s give these a try” The lens system uses these very simple plastic clips with a rubber…

Mpow Magneto: Bargain Bluetooth Headphones

I received a pair of Mpow Magneto headphones for Christmas. To be honest they were on my list. Until this point I hadn’t owned a pair of wireless headphones. I was curious, but didn’t want to invest serious cash if the sound quality and fit were lacking. I listen to all kinds of music, in…

The Fossil Q Founder: A Smartwatch With Style

I’ve been reluctant to jump into wearables. One reason: I already have so many things to charge before bed, do I really want another? As much as I love technology collecting all these gadgets can really add up, so I try to slow play myself by focusing on why I don’t need one for awhile….

Specialty Coffee: A year of discovery

Recently I celebrated a birthday and in doing so I also celebrated my first year of manual brewing specialty coffee from home. It was an awesome learning experience. I feel like I’ve learned so much, yet a recent conversation with my friend Bobby (owner of Recreational Coffee) helped me see that I still have so…

What is Google Now On Tap?

Google Now On Tap is the latest iteration of Google Now, Google’s search service on Android and iOS devices. It was mentioned as significant new feature when the latest version of Android was announced, Marshmallow 6.0. I have had it on my Nexus 9 for a few months already but it seemed like nothing more…