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How to understand IP Ratings explained

By Erin L / September 6, 2017 / Comments Off on How to understand IP Ratings explained

When your electronic device is described as ‘waterproof’ what does that mean, exactly? Can you drop it in the pool, or does that mean some wine splashed on it won’t do damage? With electronic devices like smartphones, speakers and headphones, guessing at water resistance is a recipe for disaster. That’s why manufacturers created a rating system that can tell you exactly how much water your device can handle. It’s called an IP rating.

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Camping Gear: 4 of the coolest tents

By Erin L / August 1, 2017 / Comments Off on Camping Gear: 4 of the coolest tents

Basic tents are boring! Why not swing in the trees, suspend yourself over water, stay safe on top of your vehicle in a cozy collapsible tent, or chill in a coccoon? Check out the 4 coolest tents in the camping world.

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Tree tents – Reviewing Tentsile Connect suspension tent

By Erin L / July 22, 2017 / 1 Comment

I’d first seen this futuristic space age style tent on someone’s Instagram post. It was slung in an impossibly strange place hovering over a body of water, strapped inexplicably to some trees. It was a tent, but looked like a type of hovering spacecraft. I had to know more about what this crazy contraption was.

I learned eventually that what I saw was a Tensile tent and ever since I’ve been dying to give one a try.

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Gadgets & gear to beat the heat – CTV Tech Talk

By Erin L / July 11, 2017 / 79 Comments

Summer is in full swing and it’s been stinkin’ hot. That’s why this month’s Tech Talk TV segment focused on gadgets and gear to beat the heat.

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Jam Xterior Max portable speaker review

By Ron Leung / May 18, 2017 / 1 Comment

The summer is all about being outdoors; camping, boating, hiking and just chilling on the patio. You need a speaker than can handle all kinds of conditions, but one that’s durable and sounds good too. Check out our review of the Jam Xterior Max .

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24 hours at the edge of the world with Samsung Galaxy S8

By Erin L / April 8, 2017 / 2 Comments

How do you know if a smartphone can be right for you? Many people get their first hands-on experience with a new phone while standing in a retail store or browsing online. It’s not a very elegant way to decide whether or not you’re going to make a commitment to something that will be in…

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Fugoo Style Bluetooth speaker review: wireless audio never sounded so good

By Erin L / March 30, 2017 / Comments Off on Fugoo Style Bluetooth speaker review: wireless audio never sounded so good

There are hundreds of different wireless speaker options out there; so how can you pick? You want portability, splash resistance, and of course great sound. Can the Style speaker by Fugoo deliver? Read the review.

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DEWALT phone built rugged & tough to take abuse on job sites

By Erin L / March 7, 2017 / Comments Off on DEWALT phone built rugged & tough to take abuse on job sites

Smartphones are often delicate pieces of technology.  The glass screens and thin metal casings may look pretty, but they’re not suited to some industries or locations like a construction site. Now DEWALT, known for its power tool line has come out with an Android phone that’s built so tough it doesn’t even need a case.…

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New Playbulb Solar made for pool & outdoors

By Erin L / March 3, 2017 / 1 Comment

Start dreaming of summer now. Playbulb has a brand new smart light that lets you decorate your pool, pond or yard with multi-coloured light. It’s the newly launched Playbulb Solar.

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Goutte D’O rain drop cabins from Parks Canada entice campers

By Erin L / August 5, 2016 / Comments Off on Goutte D’O rain drop cabins from Parks Canada entice campers

I LOVE this idea.  A six meter mini-cabin in the shape of a drop of water is now open to campers in Canada.  The Goutte D’O (water or rain droplet) is a small portable accommodation option designed to entice campers who might find tenting too rustic. Gouttes D’O make debut in Canada parks The Goutte…

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