Gadgets and more…

My 25 year old microwave still has numerous features which befuddle me. I am banned from using the remote control. You guessed correctly that I am not a gadget girl, well you can’t be good at everything.

Enter Greg Gazin aka the Gadget Guy  who shared will us some of his top picks as well as his latest offering for personal growth, his new children’s book, Corey OutSMARTS the Butterflies.

You can listen to the whole show here…Your Life, Unlimited with Stephanie Staples, Greg Gazin and Kassy Bouchard and enjoy Greg’s guest blog below.


Blue Driver by Lemur Vehicle Monitors is an advanced diagnostic scan tool similar to those used at car dealerships and vehicle repair outlets to troubleshoot and diagnose car trouble even the mysterious Check Engine light. It plugs into a socket typically located under your dash that reads all the codes and basically can send the data right to your Android or iOS device.

The Dyson Cinetic DC78 Turbinehead, is the latest offering hot of the press by Dyson featuring their bend new Cinetic technology, which takes the cyclone technology to a whole new level. Not only does it do away with the need for vacuum bags, this new model amazingly removes the need to clean or even change filters.

Earbuds can be lost and the cables frayed – something you wouldn’t want to happen while on holidays. It’s always a good idea to carry a spare pair and maybe even a gadget like the Wicked Audio Splitter that allows you to share the audio from a single deviceYou may also want to look into wireless or Bluetooth options and do away with the dangling cords. Gadgets like the Tenqa Fit Wireless Sports Earbuds, fit the build. For a more traditional style headphone, the Phiaton CHORD MS 530 features Bluetooth and noise cancelling features.

Speakers themselves can also be Bluetooth and suitable for your home, office or even attached to your keychain or backpack. The Divoom Voombox Travel is a small rugged and weather resistant wireless speakerphone with a large key ring for easy portability.  The HEX XL by 808 has a detachable carry strap and looks like a mini speaker monitor for a stage. iLoud by IK Multimedia features a whopping 40W output and has an input for a guitar. And finally, the Fluance Fi30 has a sleek wooden speaker cabinet designed for elegance and style. As you can see the options are endless.

In the event you might lose your phone or drop it in the water, the SanDisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive allows you to backup your files wirelessly. And if you don’t want to fill your phone with too many movies, the Connect also allows you to store them and stream them back to your phone. You can wireslessly connect up eight devices and stream, three different movies the same time. It’s ideal for the kids on a long trip. The SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive also allows connection to eight devices but offers up to five simultaneous HD media streams.

And finally, while not really a gadget, remember that thermal mugs like those made by Contigo have double walled insulation and can keep not only keep your morning coffee hot, it can keep your juice or water cool all day.  Models like the Randolph and Aria even lock to avoid accidental spillage.

Also exciting for me to announce is the launch of my first book, Corey OutSMARTs the Butterflies. It is written in a storytelling style suited for the young reader market, the message can help anyone eight to eighty build their confidence & communication skills.

In a nutshell, the story is about  a young boy who’s been taunted by his peers and afraid to do his show and tell at school.  He meets Milo, an older boy who in the past also experienced the fear and helps Corey learn a secret method to help him effectively and confidently tell his story.

Greg Gazin is a Syndicated Tech Columnist and Small Business and Technology Speaker, Author and Past Toastmasters District Governor. He can be reached at GadgetGuy.CA or on Twitter @gadgetgreg or at 780-424-1881.  To find out more about the book visit OutSMARTing the

Stephanie Staples, CSP* is the author of When Enlightening Strikes – Creating a Mindset for Uncommon Success and an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker. She empowers audiences & clients across North America to bring their ‘A’ game to work and to life. Stephanie has a special interest in working with and empowering nurses and healthcare providers. She happily calls Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada home. You can get loads of complimentary resources to help with issues such as work/life balance, wellness, stress management and happiness in general, as well as find out more information about her coaching and speaking services at

* Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), conferred by the National Speakers Association is the speaking profession’s international measure of professional platform proficiency. Less than 10 percent of speakers have earned this credential and are recognized as some of the best in their fields. Stephanie was one of only five professional speakers in Canada (and the only woman) to attain this designation in 2013.



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