Andy Rubin (creator of Android) will speak at #CodeCon tonight, and some other updates

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Gadgets roundup: IconQ Boundless S4 bluetooth speaker, Kensington Expert Mouse trackball, more

Oct. 5, 2016

Gadget gift ideas roundup: 2016

“Tis the season” – okay, not yet, but it’s around the corner. How about tech suggestions to get you started? First on the list, Hand Liberation, a.k.a. “HANDL” by artist Allen Hirsch. Allen created this product out of a necessity. As you might infer from the name, it gives more freedom to your hand, resulting in less fumbling. It’s also conducive to live streaming. – Video below

My comments about the Kensington Expert Mouse Trackball are included in the roundup summary video below. Scroll down!




Chatlight is a great tool and it’s easy to charge with a regular USB. It can also be attached to tablets as well as smartphones with flat backs. I added some additional comments about it in the roundup summary video below, so scroll down.


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My comments about the Innergie MagiCable are included in the roundup summary video below

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My comments about the IconQ Boundless S4 are included in the roundup summary video above

Note: If you don’t want a fullsize keyboard like the Satechi, you could go with the Zagg (see video below) or the Jorno, but to be honest, neither are as stellar as the Satechi, but of course you sacrifice size by going with the Satechi. The compact Jorno or Zagg could be handy in a pinch ..but to use them daily? Not my cup of tea. (I gave both of mine away. Sorry Zagg, sorry Jorno. But the people who received the keyboards told me they were satisfied. I’m hard to please!)

And that’s my 2016 list for now. You can leave comments or questions here on this blog or just email me at

Disclaimer re: opinions on products: All product opinions seen on this page originate from me, not a company or an agency. Products provided for free were: Kensington Expert Mouse, ReachCase, LumeeCase, ChatLight, Satechi keyboard, Innergie MagiCable, IconQ Boundless S4 speaker, Jorno folding keyboard, Zagg folding keyboard. Please read my sitewide disclosure page: Sitewide disclosures

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What is Viral Marketing?

What is Viral Marketing?



Seth Godin describes viral marketing as an idea that spreads while actually helping to market your business or cause. He elaborates by dividing viral marketing into two main types. Firstly, the classic type in which the marketing is the product itself (this worked for products such as Hotmail and Youtube) where the more people use it, the more it is seen, consequently encouraging more people to use it. An important factor in this type of marketing is that the product must be one that improves once more people use it.

The second type of viral marketing that he describes is one that has proved immensely popular over the last few years and one that has been attempted (often unsuccessfully) by countless marketers. This type of marketing is a campaign that spreads but isn’t the actual product itself. In this type of marketing, the communication agent, such as video-based advertainment content, needs a…

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