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03.27.2013

Jabra Revo Wireless

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03.20.2013

SensoGlove : Improve your golf game ?

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Until they develop a robot to play golf FOR me, my game probably won't improve. (Actually, I'm sure the robot has already been developed but I just happen to own it.)
So I'm going to give the SensoGlove a try.

How it works:

The built-in digital computer actively monitors your grip with sensors placed strategically throughout the glove, providing instant feedback at all the points of your swing. SensoGlove’s audio feedback warns you at the moment your grip becomes too tight, allowing you to learn and maintain correct grip pressure at every point of your swing.

Even novice golfers like me know that your grip affects every aspect of the game, from chipping to driving. If SensoGlove can teach me to avoid the "death grip" maybe, just maybe, my score will improve.

Since the lightweight digital computer can be removed and replaced without removing the glove, you can use it only when you need it. Heck, I might just wear it all the time.

$89 for the women's and yes, you can get it for the left hand as well. At SensoGlove.


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03.10.2013

iSafe Teenagers? Backpack With Alarm System

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To test the new iSafe Urban Crew Campus backpack, we gave it to a normal teenager (if ever that adjective could be applied to a teenager) to test it for us.

You see, these iSafe bags are equipped with an alarm activation switch that is conveniently built into the right shoulder strap of the backpack, so if they're in danger, they simply have to pull the pin. The compact alarm features two-125 decibel sirens, a high intensity strobe light and weighs just three pounds with batteries.

After explaining to said teenager that she wasn't to treat this as her own personal disco system, or prank friends with it, she reluctantly tried it on.

"It's not as heavy as I thought it would be." Score one point for backback.
"I like all the padded sections - I could carry my laptop. And the mesh pockets on the side are handy" Score two .
"It's comfortable." (That's due to the foam back and s-shaped shoulder straps.) Backpack is winning.

Would she use it?
"Yeah."

Would she be careful not to drop it on the floor, stand on it, or submerge it in water?

She gave me a blank stare, as her friend drop-kicked her own backpack into the corner.

The iSafe never stood a chance, but will Mom feel a little better knowing she won't kill it in the first few months of college and will have an ear-splitting alarm in her reach? Absolutely.

For parents information: The Urban Crew Campus Laptop Backpack comes in five different color schemes, including: black, red, purple, green and pink, and also features a padded computer sleeve and an audio player pocket. The one we road-tested was $89.99 but they also have "fanny packs," laptop messenger bags, and school backpacks.

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03. 5.2013

Your Friends Are Getting More Press Than You

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Sure, it' easy to keep up with what your friends are doing just by following them on social media. But what about they get profiled in the NY Times? Unless they post the link,you might not see it. Enter Newsle, which tracks "real news" which you might miss. Link it to your FB friends, LinkedIn contacts, favorite authors, or people you want to know more about.

And yes, there's always the vanity option - that you want to see when YOU make news.

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