Tough Stuff: RokBed V3 Samsung Galaxy S3 Case Review

Thanks in advance to William Vega, contributing writer, for another great post.  There’s a reason I have an S3: I like its slim form factor. The holidays have left my pants feeling a bit tighter, and I really can’t deal with a rectangular bulge in my pocket. Not only is it unsightly (and so clearly not the kind of bulge I want to be showing off), but it’s uncomfortable. It’s why I made it a point to buy my S3 only when I knew slim silicone covers were available. Like …

Pocket Projector: Telstar MP50 HDMI Projector Review

I hope you enjoy this gadget review from my friend William.  Pocket Projector: Telstar MP50 HDMI Projector Review Telstar’s new portable projector is lightweight, nice to look at, and (most importantly) easy to use. It’s only slightly bigger than a stack of Post-It notes (3.9″ x 3.8″ x .89″ to be exact), so it fits quite nicely in a purse, a backpack, or even a forgiving pants pocket. I wasted no time in putting the projector to use. Since I don’t read manuals, I simply plugged the sucker in and …

Plantronics Bluetooth Earbuds

I’m sound obsessed. Everyone knows it. In fact I’m pretty sure that Michelle and I have forged a good portion of our friendship over agreements that meals should be silent, there should be no slurping, chewing or lip smacking sounds. One of my favorite things to do (particularly when traveling) is to wear my Bose sound reducing head phones so that I can’t hear people. I don’t listen to music or anything. I just filter out noise that irritates me. I also use Beats for long walks or trips to …

Mazda 3 2012 Review in the City: One Zoom

Recently you might have spotted me dashing around town in the brightest blue sedan that Los Angeles has ever seen. The 2012 Mazda 3 sips gasoline and gets you where you want to go comfortably. It’s a small sedan and parking is a breeze but there’s still enough room so that the boy around the corner who we carpool with can fit comfortably in the back seat. He’s five feet eight inches tall. This is impressive. The Mazda 3 is for a very particular type of automotive buyer. You’ve got …

2013 Acura ILX Tech Hybrid Road Test and Review

When the Acura ILX showed up at my house I was really excited. I thought that it would be nice to compare with my Lexus HS… apples to apples sort of thing and all. Well, that’s really not possible because the HS is no longer made, though I am looking forward to driving the Lexus ES hybrid for 2013. It doesn’t seem to compare well to either vehicle as it’s (surprisingly) in a different pricepoint. The car I drove is the ILX with the tech hybrid package with a total …