About Mario

Mario is a Technical Specialist by day and tech support for Thrifty Jinxy by night. He likes Twinkies, all things sports, Lean Pockets, NY style pizza, science-fiction, Chrysa’s cooking and The Big Bang Theory.

Jabra Halo Smart Review – Great Comfort and Quality Sound

With the recent announcement of the iPhone 7 we learned one thing that is likely to spread throughout the tech industry - say goodbye to headphone jacks. What does that mean? If you haven't already, it's time to start looking at your other options and cut the cord already. We're already fans of … [Read more...]

ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 Review and Reader Giveaway

Woohoo got to try out the new Asus Zenpad S8 (Z580C)! The tablet looks great and feels substantial. Its thinner that the previous ASUS Memo tablets we have reviewed in the past. This weekend I had a chance to get some use out of it for my own ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 Review. Some of you may know it’s a … [Read more...]

Insignia Portable Bluetooth Speakers Review

Bluetooth speakers are an easy and affordable way to enjoy your music and other audio just about anyplace. Right now they are even MORE affordable because Best Buy is offering 30% off any Insignia Portable Bluetooth Speaker. (Valid 8/03/15 - 9/05/15. Offer valid in store and online.) We … [Read more...]

Revive Your ‘Old School’ Stereo with the Inateck BR1001 Bluetooth Receiver

I'm from the generation where I owned that stereo with the 100+ CD changer and once it got older still could not bear to sell it in our garage sale no matter what my wife demanded.  She would say “Why are you keeping that huge electronic beast!?! It's so obsolete and taking up space!!”  She was … [Read more...]

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet – It’s Waterproof and So Much More!

The waterproof Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet by Sony Mobile Communications is a really thin 10.1 inch tablet that’s remarkably light weight (15.49 oz).  It's only a quarter inch thick! It has a large bezel, which doesn’t appeal to everyone but for me its great!  Since I have that extra space I don’t … [Read more...]

Inateck Portable Bluetooth Speaker BP2001 Review

Okay I loves me my Slingbox, Netflix, Pandora and Podcasts.   I used to play them out of the built in speakers, which is okay but not great outside.  A solution to that is adding a Bluetooth speaker like the Jabra Solemate but the two products are separate and you have to find places for both and it … [Read more...]