Posts by: Marshal Rosenthal

Marshal Rosenthal is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and journalist specializing in technology, consumer electronics and pop culture.

Renny HOME Smartphone Hub & Ringer

Renny HOME Smartphone Hub & Ringer Review

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How many people have a land-line telephone anymore? What’s the need, you ask, when the cellphone’s always in a pocket? But that’s not true at home when the cell’s been put down in one room or connected to a charger in another room, or the volume’s low or its been...

PetCube

Petcube Camera Review

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Pet owners rejoice — Petcube is here to answer the ultimate question: what does your dog or cat do when they’re home alone? Now you’ll know because this wireless video streaming camera lets you see what your pets are up to. The Cube Is Here Shaped like a cube, the...

Ozobot World's Smallest SMART Robot

Ozobot World’s Smallest SMART Robot Review

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I once ran across a really old Popular Mechanics “How to” that described making a robotic “rat” where a roller skate added circuitry and a motor for driving itself across the floor while reading a line drawn on the floor. Looks like the 21st Century finally caught up, because Ozobot...

iStabilizer Dolly

iStabilizer Dolly for Smartphones Review

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If the next Steven Spielberg is shooting with a smartphone, he’d better have the right equipment. Hand-held shots that blur and bounce across the landscape or jerk as they move don’t look any better now that HD video can be shot. Getting a professional look means being able to control...

Jabra Stealth Bluetooth Headset

Jabra Stealth Bluetooth Headset Review

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Remember when everybody was wearing Bluetooth headsets? I do, and believe me it made it easy to hear an incoming call when walking through a crowded convention hall full of noisy exhibitors or out on a New York street where everybody’s chattering. Then for some reason these headsets lost their...

RealPad

RealPad by AARP Review

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Old people get such a bad rap when it comes to mobile devices that you’d think every invention of note was made by someone under 20 years. But the digital age which has spawned smartphones and tablets, especially tablets, has also spawned a lot of confusion — hence there is...

LyfeShot Blynk

LyfeShot Blynk Time-Lapse Camera Review

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Why does tech have to be complicated? Take a perfectly simple example: that of a portable and “wearable” camera that documents what you’re seeing as you go about your business. But then all kinds of “tech” — accelerometers and sensors  and smartphone viewfinders — gets added which drives up the...