I don't mind telling you I have three Roku boxes in my house.
That's not me being boastful; it's me revealing how much I love
The new $99.99 Roku 3 takes the place of the Roku 2 XS as the
high-end model in the line, and it's without a doubt the company's
best box yet. But questions remain: Is it worth the extra cash, and
does it beat the Apple TV at its own media-streaming game?
For the uninitiated, a Roku box plugs into one of your TV's
HDMI ports, then serves up nearly every video and audio service
known to man: Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, Netflix,
Pandora, Slacker, Spotify, TuneIn Radio, Vudu, and literally
hundreds of others.
About a year ago I told you about PowerBag, a really cool line of backpacks,
briefcases, and messenger bags that have built-in batteries for
charging your mobile devices.
The MyCharge Peak 6000 is like a PowerBag--without
the bag. It's a lightweight, portable power pack that can charge
and recharge just about anything you travel with: smartphone,
e-reader, tablet, Bluetooth speaker, and so on.
Though it weights just half a pound (8.5 ounces, to be exact), the
Peak 6000 packs a 6,000mAh battery--much larger than you what you
find in a lot of portable chargers.
Can't figure out which tablet to buy for the kids? Archos just
made the decision pretty easy: the GamePad offers a robust,
Android-powered tablet experience, but with built-in game controls
on either side of its 7-inch screen. The price: a very reasonable