Mpow CD Player SmartPhone Car Mount Review

Thanks to smartphones with Bluetooth connectivity coupled with lots of on-board storage or apps like Pandora or Spotify, a CD player’s usefulness is somewhat diminished.  For those that no longer use their CD player, why not use it as a mount point for your smartphone?  The Mpow CD Player SmartPhone Car Mount is what we’re looking at today. There are a few things to check out before picking this mount for your car.  First, and most obvious is you need to have a CD player.  We have been seeing manufacturers eliminate this feature as a standard option in some cars.  For example, … Read more

My Experience with the Otterbox Alpha Glass Screen Protector

I recently tried the Otterbox Alpha Glass Screen Protector for a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.  This product, made by Otterbox, is designed to work with their line of cases.  The fortified glass custom fit protector is made to help protect an expensive smartphone from screen damage. A photo of the Otterbox Alpha Glass Screen Protector for a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge retail package accompanies this article. There are a lot of companies that make tempered glass, albeit not as any for a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.  So how is Otterbox Alpha Glass different from the rest? What sets Otterbox Alpha Glass from … Read more

My Quest for Wireless Charging with an Otterbox Ended with a Company Called Youshares

My recent migration to a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge had me all excited about the prospects of wireless charging.  Right after selecting an Otterbox Defender as my day to day case, my excitement abated slightly as I remembered how thick this case was.  Thankfully I found the Youshares Halo Wireless Fast Charging Pad. The Youshares Halo Wireless Fast Charging Pad sits on my dresser.  That’s what you see in the photo that accompanies this article.  This is one of three that I have deployed. Settling on the Youshares charging pad was no easy feat as I tried several other brands.  The … Read more

A Gooseneck Mount for Nest Cam or DropCam Pro Product Review

The DropCases Gooseneck Mount for Nest Cam or DropCam Pro is a well made, bargain priced accessory for your camera.  This is a multi-purpose mount that enables functionality beyond the basic stand that comes in the box with the cameras. I chose to include a photo of what you actually get with the DropCases Gooseneck Mount for Nest Cam or DropCam Pro.  It gives a better idea of what comes with the product. It’s an extremely well made mount that is made of metal.  It comes delivered in one piece.  No assembly required.  I selected the white variety but it … Read more

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Case Comparison: Otterbox versus Spigen versus Supcase

The selection of a good case can save many hundreds of dollars in repair bills.  After moving to a new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, I wanted to be sure this thing wasn’t going to break with the first drop.  So I took a look at three of the leading cases which were Otterbox versus Spigen versus Supcase. I took a look at three of the leading cases for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.  Unlike a lot of “Best Case” reviews you will see around the internet, this is a real hands on review of three top cases.  I used each … Read more

Otterbox Defender for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is Surprisingly Good

I recently made the leap from iOS to Android and went with a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.  I chose the Otterbox Defender for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to protect the phone. You just spent a truckload of money on this phone.  Get a good case.  Now. Keeping your phone safe is what the Otterbox Defender is all about.  Don’t be lulled into thinking that your cell phone insurance is going to protect you from a large financial outlay to fix a broken phone as the deductibles are more than the Otterbox case.  I was speaking to the salesman who sold me … Read more