Scott Schaen

Scott resides in hipster-town Brooklyn, New York. He is a 24 year old technophile who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Aside from his day job, he lives a very social lifestyle, commonly going out in Williamsburg or New York City. Reviewing products for Chip Chick is “a dream come true” for Scott, the young professional with a heart of a child and the curiosity of a cat.

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    The Pack from Blueflame is the Perfect Commuter Backpack: Review

    There’s nothing like a small backpack for everyday use. BlueFlame’s “Pack” Technical Commute Backpack is exactly what it sounds like, a safe haven for transporting all your techie gear. This small backpack is designed to safely store a 13″ laptop, a tablet, and enough stuff for an overnight getaway. Surprisingly, this is accessory manufacturer BlueFlame’s […]

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    Lego Mindstorms EV3 Will Let Your Imagination Run Wild: Review

    Intelligent Lego robots have existed among us for years thanks to Lego Mindstorms. At long last, they’ve just released Mindstorm EV3. EV3 is everything you could imagine for 2014 robotics: motors, sensors, Bluetooth, WiFi, and more. The EV3 has unlimited capability and will appeal to users of all ages. At it’s most basic level, the […]

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    Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard Review

    If you’ve ever needed a keyboard and/or mouse in your entertainment room, then you’ve just stumbled upon the single greatest accessory: the Logitech Harmony Smart Keyboard. This keyboard/trackpad combo is much more than meets the eye. The combo device is capable of extreme customization that will fit every single A/V need. In no time, you […]

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    Slip Stopper Turns Your iPhone into a Window Cling: Review

    iPhone not grippy enough? That’s where Slip Stopper comes in. Slip Stopper is an adhesive skin for the back of your iPhone. As you can imagine, it adds grip and puts an end to slipping. More impressively, the gel skin mirrors the appearance of iPhone’s back and gives it a more 3D and rounded appearance. […]

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    Speck CandyShell Amped Case Turns Up the Volume: Review

    The Speck Amped case for iPhone 5/5S may look like another protective CandyShell case, but it’s got a trick up its sleeve. Appropriately named, the Amped actually has a built in amplifier that’s supposed to make audio sound louder and clearer. Best of all, it’s passive and requires no power at all. Amped takes the […]

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    Phiaton Fusion MS 430 M-Series Carbon Fiber Headphone Review

    Phiaton has been making a name for themselves in the headphone market with their high end audio quality and mechanical beauty. Their latest release is on-ear headphones: the MS 430-M series. Impressively, they feature a carbon fiber build that helps keep them tough and light. The MS 430s also feature 40mm drivers, a fold and […]

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    LSTN Troubadour Wooden Headphones are Just in Time for Earth Day

    About a year ago we reviewed headphones that were handcrafted from recycled wood, the LSTN Fillmore On-Ears. Now we’re reviewing their big brother, the LSTN Troubadours. The Trabadours are larger on-ear headphones with a more durable and premium look and feel. They, too, sport a fantastic finish crafted from rich recycled wood. As a great […]

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    Braven BRV-X Ultra-Rugged Bluetooth Speaker Review

    When the brand Braven comes to mind, I think: bold, tough, durable. The Braven BRV-X is the epitome of those words. The BRV-X is an indoor/outdoor bluetooth speaker that’s built for the toughest environments. It’s not just shockproof, but IPX5 water resistant. It rocks an impressive 12 hour, 5200mAh battery that can even charge mobile […]

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    Plantronics BackBeat Fit Bluetooth Sports Headphone Review

    It’s tough to find the right gym headphones, but this might be your lucky day. The Plantronics BackBeat Fits are wireless bluetooth headphones that feature a water resistant design, built-in audio controls, a microphone, an 8 hour battery, and a durable build with powerful audio. The BackBeat Fits are in-ear headphones with a thick rubber […]

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    Hands-On: 2015 Hyundai Genesis Flirts with Autonomous Driving

    It’s easy to get fooled, but this isn’t an Aston Martin. This stylish luxury vehicle is the brand new redesigned 2015 Hyundai Genesis. This car is a techie’s dream, it’s loaded to the brim with every feature you’ve ever heard of, and then some! Read on, you’ll be surprised with what this bad boy is […]

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    Blueflame Lightning Cable – Finally, a Reliable Third Party Cable

    Lightning cables are still hit or miss these days. I’ve had more than a couple non-Apple lightning cables break on me. So far, the most durable of them all is Blueflame’s. The Blueflame lightning cable is ultra rugged. It’s a thick cable, that won’t easily tangle, and it’s braided in a few different color schemes. […]

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    Element Case Rogue Black Ops Case for iPhone 5/5S Review

    Over the years, Element Case has established a strong name in the iPhone market for their premium high-tech cases made of military grade materials. Until recently, most of their cases literally locked onto your iPhone, morphing it into a completely different phone. The Rogue Black Ops for iPhone 5/5S Case has a new twist, it […]

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    JBL Synchros S400BT On-Ear Headphone Review

    The Synchros S400BT is JBL’s latest edition to their wireless bluetooth headphone lineup. The S400BTs are on-ear headphones made of a beautiful blend of metal, leather, plastic, and LEDs. In addition to high fidelity sound quality and great collapsibility, they rock a few really interesting features. JBL impressed us with the S400BT build. For large […]

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    Mophie Space Pack Review: The iPhone Case That Does it All

    Mophie had the hottest tech announcement at CES this year with their Space Pack; the charging case that not only doubles iPhone’s battery, but iPhone’s storage too! If your iPhone is nearly full of photos, videos, and apps, you can instantly add on an extra 16GB or 32GB with Space Pack. Space Pack’s release is […]

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    Mophie Powerstation XL 12,000 mAh Portable Battery Pack

    Ever heard of a portable battery pack that could get your phone through a week of charging? Mophie is calling their Powerstation XL the “longest lasting universal battery available today”. This isn’t your every day portable battery, it’s a brick of 12,000 mAh that’s capable of charging two USB devices at full speed, including tablets. […]

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    Pear Mobile Fitness Training Review

    “Training Intelligence” — that’s what the Pear Mobile aims to provide. The product consists of a heart rate monitor, gym headphones, and an app that will train you, push you, and monitor your performance every step of the way. It’s your own personal trainer and it sounds like a dream come true. The Pear Sports […]

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    Le Pan 9″ Budget Android Tablet Review

    What does a budget tablet get you these days? A pretty capable device actually. Sure, at $120 you have to set your expectations low and come to terms with no frills. That said, the Le Pan Haier (HG-9041) is a 9″ Android tablet that runs Jelly Bean and comes in a variety of colors. The […]

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    Tylt Energi 5K+ Review – The Super Convenient Battery Pack

    For you techies, here’s the most convenient portable battery pack we’ve tested. The Tylt Energi 5K+ is loaded with an ample supply of juice to get more than a couple devices through the entire day. It can charge three devices at once, and comes with a built-in lightning cable and micro-USB charger. It’s pretty much […]