Category Archives: Firebrand

Batteries Suck. So Solar Power Is Still Out…

Driving a solar car 2,700 KM sounds pretty awesome. A group of 50 students called Midnight Sun from the University of Waterloo are constructing their state-of-the-art solar car to compete in the 2018 American Solar Challenge. A wonderful mixture of engineering and computer science, solar cars are beautiful vehicles based on sustainable energy generation. However, we won’t see solar cars anytime soon. Continue reading Batteries Suck. So Solar Power Is Still Out…

HELIO: The Lackluster Reveal of Nothing New

I recently wrote a quick overview of the HELIO, but I’d like to delve a little deeper. Solar technology received a huge push over the past few years and powerbanks are no exception. Unfortunately, this push included guilt tripping you into buying the product. But I’ll focus on HELIO and what it has to offer. Continue reading HELIO: The Lackluster Reveal of Nothing New

Wireless Tech Draws Exploitation

Wireless headphones struck a chord with the audio world. However, the transition to wireless tech takes time. Companies like Apple attempted to push the technology forward too quickly. So small developers began inventing devices to make the transition simple and transform your wired headphones into wireless tech. Unfortunately, some developers take advantage of a situation. Continue reading Wireless Tech Draws Exploitation

Active Speaker Products are Killing Hiking

Speaker and headphones, everyone makes them. As the years go by, new headphones and new speakers improve our listening experience by small increments. Now, for some reason, developers push out indestructible, overweight, and oversized speaker systems. Gigaboom introduces one more massive speaker that will beef up one arm on a long hike. Continue reading Active Speaker Products are Killing Hiking