I-Venstar Bluetooth Speakers

I-Venstar Bluetooth Speakers Reviewed


I-Venstar sent me two portable Bluetooth speakers to review--the colorful red and black "Taco" (also available in silver and black), and the rugged, waterproof I-Venstar Waterproof Sport model S406. When I first opened the pair of I-Venstar speakers, I was impressed. I had previously looked at the speakers on Amazon, and for Bluetooth speakers in the under $50 range, these looked well made and stylishly packaged. I was also pleased to see that both speakers came with a carabiner--I am a sucker for carabiners! See the rest →

Art Life Magnet

What’s Sue Been Up To?

It all seemed pretty slow going as it was happening, but I have accomplished a lot since my departure from About.com. Updating this site hasn't been one of those accomplishments, so I thought I would write a quick update on what I've been working on. See the rest →

Lynktec 360 Grip Stand

LYNKtec 360 Grip Stand Review

The LYNKtec 360 Grip Stand is a tablet grip and stand which attaches to the back of any tablet with microsuction technology. The grip stand is comfortable to hold and rotates to any position as a stand for portrait and landscape viewing. See the rest →

Gripster Wrap Case and Stand Back View

Gripster Wrap Review

I had known for some time that the Gripster I knew and loved from my iPad 3 days had been redesigned for the iPad Air and renamed the Gripster Wrap. Now, instead of being designed to work with Apple Smart Cover, they had designed it with an integrated cover of its own. I wasn't too thrilled about the addition of a non-removable cover on the Gripster Wrap, but the redesign of the back grip/stand portion intrigued me. See the rest →

ZeroChroma Solo Theater-Stand 360 Review

ZeroChroma Solo is a kickstand that attaches to the back of any tablet which can rotate 360 degrees and tilt to 11 different angles. I used the ZeroChroma Solo on my iPad Air for several months, but eventually, I found something better. See the rest →

RooCase Origami Case Stand

RooCase Origami Review

The RooCase Origami is a nice-looking case for the iPad Air and iPad mini with good protection and multiple standing options, but ultimately, it didn't meet my needs. See the rest →

Red Apple Smart Cover

My Quest for the Ultimate iPad Air Stand

I was an early adopter of the iPad Air and there were not a lot of case or stand options available when It came out. Nine months later, my quest has ended and I found an iPad Air stand, grip, and cover combination that I really love. See the rest →

RansenScan Main Window

RansenScan Review: Scan Your Photos Fast

Let's face it… scanning is B-O-R-I-N-G! Especially when you have a huge stack of items to scan. And wouldn't most us love to have our years of old snapshot photos preserved in a digital format rather than sitting around in rarely opened albums and shoe boxes? RansenScan software is an inexpensive (US$30) batch scanning utility for Windows that can greatly speed up this process. RansenScan doesn't replace your scanner's default software, but can be used instead of it. RansenScan helps speed up the process of batch scanning multiple documents in several ways. See the rest →

GoSmart Crossover 400 Stylus

GoSmart Crossover 400 Stylus Review

The GoSmart Crossover 400 is a touch-screen stylus and ballpoint pen combo designed for accuracy. The stylus is attractive and well-built, while the see-though wire cross-hair tip provides a great deal of precision. And if you find yourself often switching between a stylus and an ink pen, you'll be happy to know there is one built in. Learn more about the Crossover 400 stylus in this review. See the rest →