Posts by: Marshal Rosenthal

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

LyfeShot Blynk

LyfeShot Blynk Time-Lapse Camera Review


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...

BearExtender Turbo

BearExtender Turbo 802.11ac USB Adapter For Macs Review


We’ve gotten so used to having WiFi that everyone’s forgotten the “Elephant in the room,” namely speed, stability and consistency. What’s the point of having a fast connection if it’s not always there or — worse yet — sluggish and running at less than its full capabilities? Those with one...

Quirky PowerShell

Quirky PowerShell Folding Work Light Review


Who gets excited about a work light? Sure  it’s good to have a light that can move around with you when you’re trying to fix something in a dark corner or do some other kind of DIY stuff around the house, but excited? Not much. What Else Is There? Me,...

Task Lab TaskOne G3 iPhone Case

Task Lab TaskOne G3 iPhone 5 Case Review


Because we keep our cell phones around all the time, we can always get phone calls. But what if you need a bottle opener, a screwdriver or a knife? Pull one out of your pocket, sure if you had one in your pocket but who has— I don’t. But I...


OKIDOKEYS Smart Lock Review: Lock and App


The name might be too clever but the idea of a “smart lock” is right up there with other conveniences that only the 21st Century can provide. So what makes the OKIDOKEYS Smart Lock worth considering, no make that worth having? The fact that it does what you would want...

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MiPow Playbulb Review: Screw In for Sound


Whole house audio sounds really cool but costs $$$ and doesn’t really apply to those who rent apartments. But the idea of having music “appear” wherever you are in a room or even outdoors is mighty appealing, especially since most of us carry our music around all the time on...