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Misfit Ray is pretty; but does it track well? Review

By Erin L / September 3, 2016 / Comments Off on Misfit Ray is pretty; but does it track well? Review

Want to automatically track sleep, steps, calories and exercise, without having to worry about constant charging? The Misfit Ray might just be for you. The Ray arrived to my test center recently for a review, and I strapped it on right away to get started. Misfit Ray is a sleek cylindrical fitness band that looks…

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Smart PLAYBULB String lights perfect for holidays

By Erin L / August 18, 2016 / 1 Comment

Christmas lights have been boring for much of modern history.  They came in just red, green or white, they all looked the same, and they didn’t do much to incorporate themselves into people’s unique personal styles. That’s different now with the introduction of the PlayBulb String lights. Playbulb: Smart LED holiday lights These smart LED…

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LG Music Flow H3 speaker review

By Erin L / August 7, 2016 / Comments Off on LG Music Flow H3 speaker review

All about the LG Music Flow H3 wireless portable speaker – Wireless portable speakers are popular because they can be placed in any room, they sound great, and often they’re easy to set up and use, integrating seamlessly into your life.  If only that were the case with the LG Musicflow H3 Smart Hi-Fi Audio…

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3 Lamps and lights perfect for camping

By Erin L / July 9, 2016 / 30 Comments

Lighting is important when you’re out in the wilderness. Flashlights are a must, and headlamps are handy, but you need options that aren’t just burning-the-eyes-out bright. I tested three new lighting gadgets on a recent road trip through the northwestern US and found each of them handy. Brunton Lightwave Amp Speaker & Lantern When camping, you…

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Misfit Shine Fitness and Activity Monitor – Review

By Erin L / May 29, 2016 / 1 Comment

The Misfit Shine is a sleek and chic fitness monitor and activity band that can be both worn on the wrist, talked into a sock or sports bra, or tucked neatly into one of the beautiful accessory pieces of jewelry the company offers. Right out of the gate, the Misfit Shine is one of the…

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Gadgets for Tech and Travel

By Erin L / March 8, 2016 / Comments Off on Gadgets for Tech and Travel

This month on Tech Talk on CTV, we looked at gadgets and gear that are perfect for travel, since it’s March Break/Winter Break season! Spyder Commuter Power Pack The Commuter is a 3-in-1 universal battery charger. It can be used in the car, by plugging it into the wall, or as a standalone power pack…

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Smart padlocks mean lost keys, forgotten combos are a thing of the past

By Erin L / March 1, 2016 / Comments Off on Smart padlocks mean lost keys, forgotten combos are a thing of the past

I was late for a bike ride, and tearing apart my closet and a cabinet looking for the key to my bike lock. Since it was nowhere to be found, I was forced to buy a new lock, only to find the key in a pocket weeks later. Fussing with lost keys or forgotten combinations…

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Decorating with light: Playbulb Sphere & Candle review

By Erin L / February 23, 2016 / 4 Comments

Every so often, we all get the itch to redecorate. Depending on your budget and circumstances, that itch may or may not be able to get scratched. But if new furniture is out of the question, or a new paint job seems too tedious, there are still ways you can spruce up your home, and…

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12 Things I Love About Calgary #YYC

By Erin L / July 13, 2015 / 2 Comments

Calgary can be  a tough town to adapt to–mainly because of the climate. But there ARE  many things here I’ve learned to LOVE. Here’s just a few. 1. The Ruins; Lindsay’s Folly— Calgary has 2 sets of cool ruins. The crumbled bricks of a man’s incomplete and ruined mansion-cum-money pit alongside the Elbow (Lindsay’s Folly),…

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Review: Ring Video Doorbell

By Erin L / June 24, 2015 / 11 Comments

I may have found one of the easiest, simplest, and most straightforward gadgets on the market these days. Watch my 3 minute VIDEO review of the Ring below I recently had a chance to test out a Ring video doorbell. A coworker had tipped me off to the product, as he’d just ordered two, and was…

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