Author: Mike Flacy

    By day, I'm the Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut in addition to being the content manager for Steve's Digicams and High-Def Digest. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!

    If you are interested in having The CheckOut crew review one of your products, send me an email to reviews at bensbargains dot net. (Of course, replace at for @ and dot for .)


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    Check out my most recent posts:

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    How iOS 8 could encourage more mobile shopping, no Apple Pay required

    After iOS 8 launched this week, consumers have started to notice a new icon on the lock screen of their iPhone. Positioned in the bottom left corner of the screen, the icon is completely dependent on the...

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    Cheaper Than Amazon: Week of September 15th, 2014

    You can admit it. We all do it. It’s a compulsion, a necessity, an obsession. Anyone that uses the Internet checks Amazon when shopping for something. Don’t get us wrong, we do it too. And quite often,...

    • Posted 4 days ago
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    Shut Up and Take My Money: Logitech K480 Multi-Device Keyboard

    Ideal for anyone that frequently switches between multiple devices, the Logitech K480 Multi-Device keyboard allows a user to switch between three different Bluetooth-enabled devices using a yellow dial (on the black model) on the left side of the...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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    Cheaper Than Amazon: Week of September 8th, 2014

    You can admit it. We all do it. It’s a compulsion, a necessity, an obsession. Anyone that uses the Internet checks Amazon when shopping for something. Don’t get us wrong, we do it too. And quite often,...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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    Buying the New iPhone? 7 Tips on Selling Your Old iPhone

    With Apple poised to announced the new iPhone 6 next week, it’s probably time to start thinking about selling your old smartphone. While Apple has a trade-in program to pay customers for older iPhones, you will likely...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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    4 Reasons Why Procrastinating on Back-to-School Shopping Pays Off

    At this point, you can stick a fork in the main back-to-school sales at the large big-box and office supply retailers. Labor Day generally marks the end of the school shopping season and retailers start preparing for...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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    Cheaper Than Amazon: Week of August 25th, 2014

    You can admit it. We all do it. It’s a compulsion, a necessity, an obsession. Anyone that uses the Internet checks Amazon when shopping for something. Don’t get us wrong, we do it too. And quite often,...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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    Shut Up and Take My Money: Noke Bluetooth Padlock

    Ever lost the keys to a padlock or forgot the combination at your locker? Developed by the creative team at FUZ Design, the Noke is a padlock that uses low-power Bluetooth technology to unlock when in proximity...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Cheaper Than Amazon: Week of August 18th, 2014

    You can admit it. We all do it. It’s a compulsion, a necessity, an obsession. Anyone that uses the Internet checks Amazon when shopping for something. Don’t get us wrong, we do it too. And quite often,...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    The Best Back-To-School Tablets for Students

    As a learning tool, a personal tablet can be extremely useful for children of any age. In addition, buying a tablet for a teenager entering high school is useful for gaining an edge in preparation for college...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Cheaper Than Amazon: Week of August, 11th 2014

    You can admit it. We all do it. It’s a compulsion, a necessity, an obsession. Anyone that uses the Internet checks Amazon when shopping for something. Don’t get us wrong, we do it too. And quite often,...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Shut Up and Take My Money: Nadvy Heads-Up Display

    Designed to help you keep your eyes on the road and away from your smartphone, the Nadvy is a small gadget that projects a heads-up display on your windshield while you are driving. By default, the image will...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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