onn Cable Clips [Review]

Do you get frustrated with your electronics cables? Do you battle with your cables either by your bed or at your desk? Cables are a constant frustration for me when trying to charge my phone on my nightstand or even at my desk. These cable clips have really saved me some headache. I don’t have to worry about my cables falling or even having to search for my cables. They are a simple but a must-have accessory when it comes to my electronics. Below is a review of these “onn Cable Clips”.

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I found these onn Cable Clips at Wal Mart for $2.88. The packaging isn’t that great but they’re a cheaper accessory, so I kept my expectations low. The clip itself are better quality than I would have thought. At this price, I’ll be honest, I was expecting the adhesive to be thin and dinky but it actually has pretty good adhesive on the clips and the product itself feels and looks pretty good.

The clips have two slots for cables per clip which is nice because I have several cables by my nightstand and on my desk for my iPhone, iPad, and Macbook. It’s nice to have multiple slots. I like my areas to be clean looking and organized and this accomplishes that.

Each clip has adhesive on the bottom, so you can install these clips on top of the table or on the side where they’re hidden if you don’t want them to be visible. I don’t think I am going to be using all six but it will be nice to have “back ups”. Overall, they’re a good buy, the price is very inexpensive, they do the job, and they’re better quality than I would have expected. I believe they’re only available at Wal Mart, so check the stock on Wal Mart’s website below and go pick some up!

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Does Chrome Slow Down Your Machine? [Tips]

Do you multitask like a rockstar and have 13, 14, or even 15+ tabs opened in your Chrome browser? If so, you may have noticed that it can slow down your machine and eat up your RAM. I battled this for a long time, I even upgraded the RAM in my machine. I still experienced my machine slowing down quite a bit. When I am working, I like to have quite a few tabs opened, so I can bounce between different web interfaces such as Google Analytics, Shipstation, eBay, Google Sheets, Amazon, Gmail, etc. I finally realized that it was the tabs in my Chrome browser that was slowing down my machine.  After doing some research and trying a few different options, the best solution I found was “The Great Suspender”. It is actually an extension that can be added to your Chrome browser.


All you need to do is google the terms “the great suspender google extension” and it should be the first result returned. Once you add it to your Chrome browser, you may need to restart Chrome and it should be installed and ready to be used. When you want to suspend a tab all you will need to do is right click anywhere on the page, drag your cursor over “The Great Suspender”, and then click “Suspend Tab”.



You’re done! The tab should be suspended. If you want to continue where you left off then just click anywhere on the page and it will resume your page. This is now an extension that I cannot live without. I can’t have my machine slowing down and affecting my productivity. Try it out and let us know what you think.

FUZ Dock for Apple Watch [Review]

Have you heard of FUZ Designs? They are a very innovative company based in Salt Lake City, UT that are actually putting out some really cool products. I was able to get my hands on a FUZ Dock for Apple Watch. I really like the idea of a dock for my Apple Watch, I feel it is a little more secure than just laying on the counter charging. The Apple Watch also goes into dock mode and has a cool interface while on the dock. Lastly, I am a tech nerd, so any accessory for my tech, I am going to be all over it. Below is my review of the FUZ Dock for Apple Watch.

The dock comes in a small compact box with a couple of different things such as, instructions, adhesive strip to attach to the EverDock (their dock for iPhone) and suction strip for a flat surface, and the product itself. The product is pretty straight forward and you don’t need instructions to set it up but I included photos of the instructions, so you could see all contents. Below are the instructions on how to insert your charger and set it up to use.

The instructions are as follows:

  1. Remove silicone cover from dock.
  2. Thread USB end of charging cable through opening on FUZ dock.
  3. Determine which charging cable you have.
  4. Silver Charger: To properly fit the silver charger, insert the spacer disc into the inner plastic cable holder. (discard disc spacer when using white charger)
  5. Pull cable tight and press charger firmly into inner plastic cable holder.
  6. Align your cable with the cable channel and press cable into position.
  7. Place silicon cover back over the inner plastic cable holder.
  8. Mounting FUZ Dock:
    1. For use on EverDock: Remove adhesive backing and stick to back of EverDock.
    2. For use on other surfaces: Attach micro-suction to bottom of FUZ Dock. Remove backing and press firmly to smooth surface. Micro-suction allows for re-positioning of dock.

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As shown in the photo, the FUZ Dock for Apple Watch is actually really cool and I love having one. My only suggestion would be, after you have applied the micro-suction, stick it firmly onto the surface where you’re wanting your Apple Watch to be. I applied the micro-suction, stuck it to my table for this photo, and then transferred it to my night stand. Don’t get my wrong, it works just fine and sticks to my night stand but for best results, positioning it once is going to be better. Also, I forgot to mention, the FUZ Dock for Apple Watch comes in black, silver, and blue, I believe. The silicone is the only part of it that is colored, so you could potentially buy replacement silicone sleeves for the FUZ Dock if you eventually wanted a different color. Now, you’re probably asking, where do I buy this? Well, it has actually been removed from their website and Amazon as of right now. FUZ Designs has been revamping their website and brand, so they should have it on their website very soon. In the meantime, I would recommend going to purchase the EverDock for iPhone and when the FUZ Dock for Apple Watch is available again, you can attach it to your EverDock.

How To Change The Batteries In Your Kwikset SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt [How-To]

I created a video to show you how to change the batteries in your Kwikset SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt. If you’re anything like me, you don’t want to start messing with your tech unless you know what you’re doing. After consulting with my security company, I felt confident attempting to change the batteries in my deadbolt. Changing the batteries in the Kwikset SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt is actually really easy. Originally I had thought that I would just need to slide that black plastic piece and I could access the batteries. That is not the case. You do actually have to pull out the tools and remove some bolts but it’s not as difficult as you may think. See the full video below on How To Change The Batteries In Your Kwikset SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt.

If you don’t already have this deadbolt, I highly recommend it. I cannot tell you how convenient it is to unlock my doors from an app on my phone or with the code. This has been very helpful when I haven’t had my keys with me or when we have been out of town and we needed to give a family member or friend access to our home. Click the link below to learn more and to purchase this deadbolt for your home.

Kwikset SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Electronic Deadbolt

ProGlass Tempered Glass Screen Protector For iPhone [Review]

I have always used ZAGG invisibleSHIELD screen protectors, since the day I purchased my first iPod and iPhone back in 2006-2007. ZAGG was the first company to introduce the polyurethane material to protect gadgets and bring this product to the CE space. Also, my Dad worked for them when they were a new company and spent 10 years of his career with them. I worked there as well but only for a few years, so I guess that has contributed to the loyalty. Since launching a blog, I have wanted to be more adventurous and willing to try new products. I recently switched back to iPhone, so I had to go through the process of finding a screen protector and case for it. I was going to do a series of product tests; my intention was to go to Walmart and find the cheapest glass screen protector and then if it completely failed then I would try a product that was a step up and so forth. To my surprise, the first one I bought was actually pretty good. I purchased the ProGlass Tempered Glass Screen Protector and haven’t been disappointed.


There are definitely pros and cons to this product but I will admit that the pros outweigh the cons. Below are the things that I like about the product and the things that I dislike about the product.

The things that I like

  • Price ($8.98-$9.99)
  • Easy install
  • Clean look after install
  • Contents in packaging (see below for details)
  • Quality. It’s not just a cheap piece of tempered glass, I could tell while installing.

The things that I dislike

  • Warranty. They mention they have a replacement guarantee but its not outlined very clearly, so there may be some hoops to jump through. Also, you don’t have the luxury of going to a store or a mall kiosk for a replacement.
  • Case friendly design. I have a case on my phone and there are still several millimeters between the screen protector and case. I am pretty particular with my technology, so this may not bother any one else. (ProGlass does offer a full screen protector but is only available online)

As you can see, there aren’t a lot of cons with this product. Since the product is only $9-$10 to purchase, I don’t even expect a lifetime warranty. If it breaks or scratches in 6 months, I would probably just go buy a new one, to be honest. Also, the design is not the end of the world, if it ends up bugging me too much then I will order a full screen protector from their website but so far it hasn’t set off my OCD.

At the end of the day, I recommend the ProGlass product and would encourage you to give it a try. Below are some photos of the packaging contents and installation tools.


I didn’t use the dust stickers at all but I really liked the cloth and alcohol wipe. The red applicator didn’t really help to install the product but it may be because I have experience installing this type of product.
The one tip that I would recommend, that I don’t believe they mentioned, is once you peel the backing off of the glass screen protector keep the adhesive side facing down, so dust that is in the air doesn’t fall on the adhesive side.

Overall, this product is definitely worth a purchase. I am glad that I came across it and so far it has exceeded my expectations. Try it out and let me know what you think.

Click here to purchase the ProGlass Tempered Glass Screen Protector.

The Matrix PowerWatch

I would like to start this post off by asking an important question. Would you purchase a smartwatch from a manufacturer other than your phone manufacturer or a smartwatch with limited app functionality? What if a smartwatch solved one of the largest problems about smartwatches but the app functionality was limited or it didn’t communicate with your phone very well, would you still purchase the smartwatch? This is an interesting question because Apple has made the Apple Watch work so well with the iPhone and enables quite a bit of functionality for a smartwatch. Samsung, too, offers smartwatches that I don’t think are very far behind from Apple as far as user experience goes. I am all about functionality and the user experience, so if a smartwatch was released that didn’t work well with the phone I have then that is probably going to be a deal breaker, for me. Because of this, it leads me back to my original question, would you purchase a smartwatch from a manufacturer other than your smartphone manufacturer?  I ask this because there is a smartwatch coming out that you’re going to find very fascinating and that is feature-packed, but the manufacturer is not a phone manufacturer and it only offers “micro-applications” and notifications, so app functionality will most likely be limited. If you’re all about specs and features then the Matrix PowerWatch should intrigue you. What if I told you that you didn’t have to charge the Matrix PowerWatch when you take it off? What if I told you that the watch would be “charging” while on your wrist? You would probably think, “tell me more!”, right? Below is some information on The Matrix PowerWatch and it is actually pretty impressive.

The Matrix PowerWatch

What we know:

  • It is the first smartwatch that you never have to charge.
  • It offers the most accurate calorie burn count.
  • Water resistant up to 50 meters.
  • Tracks activity, sleep quality, steps, and calories burned as you would expect.
  • Only one model will offer notifications.
  • Has the ability to use “micro-applications” which hints that the functionality will be limited.
  • Has an app that allows customization to the interface.


The unknowns:

  • How well will this smartwatch work with iOS and Android?
  • What will the app functionality look like?
  • Since it never has to be charged while off of your wrist, how well will the display look and function?
  • How will the large and rugged look be accepted by more than just the outdoors people?
  • Will this feature-packed smartwatch offer enough for people to click the “Buy it now” button?

We would love to hear your thoughts and comments on this smartwatch. I can’t wait for this smartwatch to be released because I am interested to see how well it works and, most importantly, how it is perceived in this industry.


Source: The Matrix PowerWatch