Anker 14W Solar Charger with PowerIQ Technology Product Review

I recently wrote about my experience with recent hurricanes in the state of New Jersey.  It’s not fun losing power and keeping your tablets and smartphones powered is critical.  I recently took a first hand look at the Anker 14W Solar Charger with PowerIQ Technology. My reason for purchase was a simple one which is the need to power my devices in the event of an extended power outage.  You see, after Hurricane Sandy, some New Jersey residents were without power for up to a few weeks.  While extended batteries such as the Anker 2nd Gen Astro E4 Battery will provide several … Read more

Anker 2nd Gen Astro E4 External Battery Product Review

The Anker 2nd Gen Astro E4 External Battery holds a series of lithium batteries to deliver up to 13000mAh of power to your devices.  Let me start by saying that I am a big fan of the external battery pack product, regardless of brand.  I now own four different brands of external batteries and this is the one that I like the best.  The battery measures 5.9 x 2.5 x .9 inches and weighs about one pound.  My battery is black but it comes in a variety of colors. To use these batteries, you get a micro USB cable that will plug into the battery … Read more

Useful Apps for Travelers

I recently read there are over 1 million apps available for the Apple iPhone.  I just can’t imagine how someone can possibly sort through the apps well enough to determine which app will fit their needs.  These applications have helped me to either get to where I want to go easier, save some money or save some time.  I use these applications regularly and figured I would share them with our readers. Waze – A detailed article on Waze can be read here where I referred to this app as the best out there.  Waze is owned by Google so be … Read more

Arkon MAG179 Magnetic Windshield and Dash Mount Product Review

Today, we take a detailed look at the Arkon MAG179 Magnetic Windshield and Dash Mount.  I’m a big fan of magnetic mounts because of the ease in attaching the device to the mount.  It’s a simply matter of just placing the device against the mount and you’re done.  I was always puzzled by the lack of magnetic mounts available.  My earliest exposure to the magnetic line was a company out of Italy called Tetrax.  They made a low profile adhesive and vent mount with small disks that would attach to the back.  For whatever reason, they are difficult to find … Read more

Garmin Portable Friction Car Mount Product Review

The Garmin Portable Friction Car Mount was introduced roughly 5 years ago.  The part number for this mount is 010-11280-02.  You will also see some older models listed as part number 010-11280-00.  This mount is made to be compatible with all Garmin Nuvi GPS models.  The mount requires the cradle that came with your GPS.  That cradle is likely still attached to your suction cup mount.  Removal of the cradle is a simple matter of pulling it off the suction mount.  Like the suction mount, the Garmin Portable Friction Mount has a 17mm ball which is standard to all Garmin Nuvi … Read more