Seth Weintraub

@llsethj

Publisher and Editorial Director of the 9to5/Electrek sites.

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Seth Weintraub is an award-winning journalist and blogger who won back to back Neal Awards during his three plus years  covering Apple and Google at IDG’s Computerworld from 20072010.  Weintraub next covered all things Google for Fortune Magazine from 2010-2011 amassing a thick rolodex of Google contacts and love for Silicon Valley culture.

It turns out that his hobby 9to5Mac.com blog was always his favorite and in 2011 he went full time adding his Fortune Google followers to 9to5Google.com and adding the commerce component 9to5Toys.com gear and deals site. In 2013, Weintraub bought one of the Tesla’s first Model S EVs off the assembly line and so began his love affair with the Electric Vehicle and green energy which is now electrek.co.

From 1997-2007, Weintraub was a Global IT director and Web Developer for a number of companies with stints at multimedia and branding agencies in Paris, Los Angeles, New York, Sydney, Hong Kong, Madrid and London before becoming a publisher/blogger.

Seth received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California with a minor in Multimedia and Creative Technology in 1997. In 2004, he received a Master’s from NYU’s Tisch School of the Art’s ITP program.

Hobbies: Weintraub is a licensed single engine private pilot, certified open water diver and spent over a year traveling to 60 cities in 23 countries. Whatever free time exists is now guaranteed to his lovely wife and two amazing sons.

More at About.me.

Tips: seth@9to5mac.com, or llsethj on Wickr/AIM/Skype

July 18, 2016

July 15, 2016

One of the things that almost everyone nowadays needs is more outlets. Another thing that people need is fast USB charging in their outlets. And if we’re making up some magical device, we might as well give it great surge protection and let’s, for giggles, make it cost only $9.83 Prime shipped. 

Boom! This product actually exists. The CyberPower CSP600WSU Surge Protector 6-AC Outlet Swivel with 2 USB (2.1A) Charging Ports is somehow under $10 bucks at Amazon. Cyberpower is a great brand and they know their power/surge protection – this one gets 4.2/5 stars. The AC outlets swivel and the USB ports aren’t the wussy 1A ones but will actually quickly charge most devices at 2.1A.

  • 6 Surge Protected Swivel Outlets – 1200 Joules of Surge Protection Rating to protect home and office computers, electronics, and home theater equipment
  • (2) USB Charging Ports – 2.1 Amp (shared). Perfect for keeping tablets, smart phones, and other rechargeable electronics ready to use.
  • Direct plug-in. Two sets of rotatable outlets (3 on each side) allows for convenient angles to plug in equipment
  • Green LED “Protected” and “Grounded” indicators. EMI/RFI line noise filtering helps connected components to perform at their peak
  • CyberPower Limited Lifetime Warranty and $75,000 Connected Equipment Warranty

I’m grabbing a few of these. See you at checkout.  expand full story

July 13, 2016

We’ve all heard the rumors. Nor more headphone jack on the new iPhone and then of course everyone else will follow suit. All of your 3.5mm stuff goes in the trash heap?

Well, I’m not sure how it will all play out but I wouldn’t mind spending just $30 on a pair of these super premium JBL Synchros headphones with a universal mic in white or Black at Amazon even if I ditch them with a new round of phones later this year and next. Features:

  • Ultra-light, die-cast aluminum construction
  • Premium 10mm driver for professional audio sound with PureBass performance
  • Angled ear tips for improved comfort and stability
  • Tangle resistant flat cable with Universal Remote
  • 3 sizes of silicone ear tips as well as 1 pair of Comply foam tips for superior fit

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July 12, 2016

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July 11, 2016

Ebay’s Sonix (99.2/100 rated) offers the UE MEGABOOM Bluetooth Speaker in Black manufacturer refurbished for $169.00 with free shipping. That’s good for $130 off the original MSRP, $125 less than Amazon and the lowest price that we have ever seen in any color. It is also $30 less than the MSRP of the smaller Boom/2.

The UE Megaboom was first released back Spring 2014, collecting a 4.4/5 star rating from 320 Amazon customers. We positively reviewed this speaker, noting that it “takes the volume to 11”

Features include 360-degree sound, IPX7 waterproofing, 100-ft. Bluetooth range and can be controlled via the UE MEGABOOM app. Users can expect a 20-hour battery life from a single charge. A microUSB cable is included for powering the speaker.

Logitech recently announced that you could use Siri or Google Now through Megaboom speakers.

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As part of the run-up to Prime Day tomorrow, Amazon is offering its Prime members (free trial month) a Dash button for $.99. On top of that, you’ll get $4.99 credit once you make a purchase using the button. That’s $4 off the normal price before you count the $5 in credit. There are now tons of dash buttons to choose from – I’m going to try out the granola bar button…or coffee..or detergent. Amazon recently added over 50 new products to this service, including popular brands like NERF, Play-Doh, Cliff Bar and more.

In any case, when you are done, you can either continue using it as a dash button or enter the world of Dash button hacking.

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