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The Best Noise Canceling Earphones Of 2011

by Benjamin Roman •

Noise canceling headphones work their magic by producing sound frequencies that directly counter the sounds of ambient noise, while still allowing desired sounds (such as music) to come through crystal clear. Full-size noise canceling headphones can offer fantastic sound quality, but sometimes users need a smaller, more portable package for traveling or working out. To allow a streamlined in-ear design, these …

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Personal Energy Generator Recharges Your Electronic Device While You Move

by Tracy McGill •

The nPower PEG (personal energy generator) by Tremont Electric wowed reviewers at the 2011 CES convention. This back-up hybrid charger allows you to keep your cell phone, iPod, or other hand-held device working while you’re on the go. By harnessing the kinetic energy that you produce through movement, then converting it into accessible power, the nPower PEG allows you to …

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Better Place Shows Electric Taxis Working in the Real World

by Tracy McGill •

Shai Agassi, founder and CEO of Better Place, has a vision — a vision for a world free of oil dependency. Mr. Agassi, who is well on his way to making this vision a reality, has what he believes is the solution for making electric vehicles efficient and affordable. He theorizes that the only way to take electric vehicles into …

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Best Bike Panniers For Commuting

by Benjamin Roman •

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Even if you’re not biking cross-country, you still need a good way to carry items while cycling to work or running errands.  You can do away with your makeshift bungees and get the most out of your bike rack with a bag or pannier to help haul your stuff.  These are five of the best ones available for day-to-day use …

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Choosing Sustainable Seafood

by Benjamin Roman •

Our food choices are a big part of our overall environmental impact, and seafood can seem like an environmental catch-22.  Its popularity has been on the rise as part of a healthy diet, but some types of seafood are surprisingly un-green.  So what makes a particular type of seafood environmentally friendly?  Read on to learn more about the issues, so …

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Wool Clothing for Biking Commuters

by Tracy McGill •

Does the idea of making that chilly morning commute dressed in wool leave you scratching like a sheep in need of a haircut?  Think again. Gone are the days of itchy wool clothing. Merino wool is not only durable, but soft and comfortable. It’s the best natural material for wicking moisture away from the skin and keeping your body temperature …

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The Best Headsets Hands Free

by Ryan •

In A Nutshell Update Nov 2013: The VXI BlueParrott Roadwarrior B250 is now our recommended hand-free headset. It’s a no-frills, but very reliable head-set. It’s available on Amazon for about $70. It has an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars, from 390 reviewers. Today, hand-free headsets have been created in response to the amount of laws now in place …

The Best Two-Way Radios

by Ryan •

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Right in time for the summer, two-way radios will be popping up all over the country in the thickest forests. Appropriate for everything from camping to large music festivals, two-way radios allow users to connect without worrying about cell phone signal or any other radios listening in. Many of these newer two-way radios provide weather proofing, as well as longer …

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The Best Headphones Under $100

by Justin Thomas •

I’ve tested a lot of headphones in the Reactual Labs. I’ve discovered that there are, in fact, great quality headphones priced under $100. The three of the best rated headphones are: Sennheiser, Grado Labs and AKG. Other popular brands found in electronics stores tend to have inferior sound at this price level. Here are the best headphone under $100:

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Toshiba Dynario Fuel Cell Device Charger

by Benjamin Roman •

The first commercially available fuel cell device charger is here! (Well, technically it’s only “here” if you’re reading this in Japan, but that should soon change). Toshiba’s Dynario charger packs fuel cell technology into a portable package that can provide instant power to a dead mobile phone or other gadget, completely off the grid.