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PhoneSuit Journey Ultra 5000mAh charger

PhoneSuit Journey Ultra 5000mAh charger review | CES2017

PhoneSuit was present at CES2017 with a new line of products including the Journey Travel Charger Ultra 5000mAh . With built in micro-USB and lightning cables, plus an additional USB port for More »

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Wistiki Bluetooth tracker review | CES2017

To stand out in this heavy Bluetooth tracker market, Wistiki went for design, look and style. Wistiki tasked designer Philippe Starck to make that tracker.  He succeeded with three designs for Wistiki under the More »

AcousticSheep SleepPhones Classic

AcousticSheep SleepPhones Classic headphones review – CES 2014

From AcousticSheep comes SleepPhones, the “pajamas for your ears”. These are headphones designed as a sleek and soft headband to be worn at night and while you fall sleep. I review the More »

Pioneer WeGo2 DJ Controller

Pioneer WeGo2 portable DJ Controller review – CES 2014

I was able to review with the Pioneer WeGo2 DJ Controller while at CES 2014. This compact four pound device contains all the controls you need to make that party portable. I More »

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PhoneSuit Journey Ultra 5000mAh charger review | CES2017

PhoneSuit Journey Ultra 5000mAh charger

PhoneSuit was present at CES2017 with a new line of products including the Journey Travel Charger Ultra 5000mAh . With built in micro-USB and lightning cables, plus an additional USB port for charging, it covers three devices at once. It comes in a great looking package for appeal and which the charger and one additional micro-USB cable.

PhoneSuit Journey Ultra packaging

I found mine arrived fully charged and ready to go when taking it out of the box.  The two cables easily pop out of the sides and stay tucked in tight when not in use.  What was surprising was how thin the Journey Ultra was at 13mm.  They packed a lot of power and cables into such a compact design.  Making it perfect for travel. I always carry one to two portable batteries, but cables are always a problem.  This seemed to solve both issues so it was put to the real world test.

Peanut by Sen.se – product review |CES2017

Sense GuardPeanut and ThermoPeanut

Sen.se sent over two of their four peanuts, the ThermoPeanut and GuardPeanut. The name simply comes from the shape and look of the Bluetooth device. All of the Sense Peanut devices are made to be simple to use and also utilize the same application giving you a single dashboard to work with any variation.  You also have nine Peanut colors to choose from, all under $30 USD.

Each Peanut is thin in height and Bluetooth connected to your device. So a device being in range to collect data or get alerts for any of them is important. Each Peanut can also make audible noises and alerts on their own giving them some independence if you leave range. That is especially important on the GuardPeanut.

A Peanut can store data for up to 15 days, but you can have multiple devices sharing a login collecting data. You can have as many Peanuts collecting data in the application, but the device you choose will dictate how many it can collect from at once. Each Peanut comes with a clip holder, ring and some sticky tape for carrying and placement options.

Wistiki Bluetooth tracker review | CES2017

wistiki voila

To stand out in this heavy Bluetooth tracker market, Wistiki went for design, look and style. Wistiki tasked designer Philippe Starck to make that tracker.  He succeeded with three designs for Wistiki under the names aha!viola!, and hopla!. Each is unique in shape with shared color schemes.

While I tried to imagine what it would look like before opening the package or viewing the website, I still was not prepared. It just looks stunning. Time will tell how long the body holds up to bangs and drops though.

Wistiki Viola case

After a successful Kickstarter, they went into production targeting a unique need with each of the three styles. I was able to test the voila! in yellow. I immediately liked the packaging and found the device to resemble a USB stick or small pack of gum, with an amazing esthetic look and quality.  The stainless steel body does model itself after some USB vendors. While the yellow tip was not removable it gave a clear view of the actual tracker device inside.  There is only one small indent on the body that activates the Wistiki. More on that in a moment.

SxSW 2014 – securing your Social Identity (video replay)

Chris Miller presented Social Identity: Public, Personal & Private at South by Southwest 2014. This session investigates how we expose our social identity, not content, and how to build personas to protect them.

In this recorded session I walk through the definition of social identity and how to split it into personas. I show where we have all made the worst mistakes along the way and how to get out of exposing our social identity.

With the amount of private identity data we share accidentally across the social sites and the amount of public data we use in our private site we open ourselves to security risks. With no tangible benefit in the sharing. Explore this topic with me in the session below.

See the video for the entire recorded presentation.

AcousticSheep SleepPhones Classic headphones review – CES 2014

AcousticSheep SleepPhones Classic

From AcousticSheep comes SleepPhones, the “pajamas for your ears”. These are headphones designed as a sleek and soft headband to be worn at night and while you fall sleep.

I review the AcousticSheep SleepPhones Classic model above, but they are available in a Bluetooth wireless model. The SleepPhones are made from a majority of recycled plastics to be environmental friendly and have flat speakers that slip easily in and out of the headband. This allows you to remove them for easy washing of the headband or replacing of the flat speakers.

The sound quality was good and the fit was very comfortable, even after hours of wearing it. Your forehead and ears can get warm wearing it for long times, but not from the speakers, just from the soft material they use. You can get  AcousticSheep SleepPhones Classic in a few colors and styles as I mention in the video.

I toss them into my luggage for travel and even use them on international flights for more comfort. Check out their selection on Amazon right here http://idonot.es/sleepphone and see the video for more of my thoughts.

Their website even offers hours of downloadable sounds for relaxation, extension cables, splitters and one of their real stuffed sheep. Also a runner model

Make sure to subscribe on YouTube to keep up with all of the CES 2014 videos just like the Geonaute 360 Camera or Neptune Pine Smartwatch interviews.