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Saddleback Leather bag giveaway!

on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
Posted in: Articles, News

Gadgeteers, today is your lucky day to enter our contest to win your choice of one of three gorgeous leather bags from Saddleback Leather Company. We’ve been featuring bags from Saddleback for almost 7 years because their quality and workmanship is unsurpassed. They don’t offer a 100 year guarantee against defects in materials and workmanshipRead More…

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Julie’s gadget diary – Is Gmail sucking the life out of your Android smartphone?

on Sunday, February 16th, 2014

This is a quick tip for all my fellow Android users. Have you noticed that your Android smartphone is always warm to the touch or that your battery life has taken a nose dive? When I was using the Samsung Galaxy S3 as my primary phone, it would often feel warm even when I hadRead More…

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Help wanted – become part of The Gadgeteer team!

on Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Posted in: Articles, News

Updated (02/14/17): Once or twice a year I post a help wanted notice asking for people to try out for a spot on our growing team of crazy gadget loving geeks. Right now I have 2-3 spots to fill. Are you one of them? Work expectations: You will be responsible for submitting a minimum ofRead More…

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Go-to gear discussion: pens, pencils, and styli

on Monday, February 10th, 2014
Posted in: Articles, Gear, Styluses

Next in the list of my go-to gear are writing implements.  I think I mentioned in a previous review, that I believe writing by hand has become a lost art form. That does not mean it will go away, but now days we are just as likely to see stylus-to-tablet as we are to seeRead More…

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Gadgeteer state of the site address

on Sunday, February 9th, 2014
Posted in: Articles, News

In the last couple of months you have seen some obvious changes to this web site. At the end of December we rolled out a brand new layout and at the beginning of this month we moved to a faster and more powerful server. I’ve been running The Gadgeteer for close to 17 years nowRead More…

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Julie’s gadget diary – high tech solution for a low tech problem

on Friday, February 7th, 2014

A few weeks ago our 25 year old grandfather clock stopped running. We tried restarting it multiple times by swinging the pendulum and it would run for 30 minutes or longer, but would then stop at some point. We had a clock doctor come to the house to clean the clock 7 years ago andRead More…

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Spread the love Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Posted in: Articles, News

How do gadgeteer’s celebrate Valentine’s Day? With flowers and a box of chocolates? Heck no, we celebrate with gadgets! This year we’re spreading the love with a giveaway of prizes that is sure to please almost anyone. It’s easy to enter, so what are you waiting for? Prizes: 1 winner will win 1 each ofRead More…

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My weekend projects, or finding time to fix the little things

on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Every once in a while I will get the time or motivation to work on some nagging project that I have been wanting to do for a while. Most of these projects are minor or really inconsequential, but they still bug me. So this weekend’s project was to fix my separating Apple iPad 2 cableRead More…

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We’ve Moved!

on Saturday, February 1st, 2014
Posted in: Articles, News

The Gadgeteer has moved to a new server. If you can see this post, your DNS has updated to our new IP address and you are viewing the newer and hopefully faster Gadgeteer.

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We’re moving to a new server…

on Friday, January 31st, 2014
Posted in: Articles, News

This is a quick announcement to let everyone know that we’ll be moving to a new web server with updated hardware, better performance and more file space. The move is planned for tonight or early Saturday, so there are a few things to be aware of. There may be a service disruption for a day orRead More…

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Go-to gear: bags, briefcases, and backpacks

on Monday, January 27th, 2014
Posted in: Articles, Bags

Whether you have been a Gadgeteer reader for a while or have just started, you know that Julie has a section called “Julie’s Favorite Gear” that lists items that she uses. So today while I was looking at some of the items I use on a regular basis, I thought I would come up withRead More…

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Will 3D printing turn the average Joe into a digital luthier?

on Sunday, January 26th, 2014
Posted in: Articles, Music Gear

For years I dreamed about building my own guitar, which more recently turned into a dream to build my own ukulele. I even dabbled in the craft by putting together a mini electric guitar from a kit that I purchased from Stewart McDonald. Unfortunately it turned out to be a wall hanger and not a playable instrument.Read More…

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Putting you in the driver’s seat: the NAIAS Ford Blogger Experience

By: Ryan Chapman
on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014
Posted in: Articles, Car Gear

Last week I was lucky enough to attend the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) as part of the NAIAS Blogger Experience with Ford. Now, you may wonder what an auto show has to do with The Gadgeteer, but if you look at how much our electronics have been integrated into our vehicles, it doesn’tRead More…

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AMC movie theater calls “federal agents” to arrest a Google Glass user

on Monday, January 20th, 2014

A long time Gadgeteer reader contacted me today through Google Hangouts to tell me that he had a story that he thought I’d be interested in reading. He then forwarded me a long email with a story from a very good friend of his. It was such a surprising story that I asked if IRead More…

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Julie’s gadget diary – Hacking my Samsung Galaxy Note 2

on Friday, January 10th, 2014

I recently switched over to a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 so that I could work on a review of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch (review coming soon). In the past when I had tried to use phablets like the Note 2 and 3 as my primary device, I quickly gave up due to their size.Read More…

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The Gadgeteer’s top 25 reviews of 2013

on Tuesday, December 31st, 2013
Posted in: Articles, News

At the end of each year, I like to take a look back at the reviews we’ve posted to see which ones were the most popular with you, our readers. Sometimes it’s a surprise and other times it’s not. Let’s see how it has turned out for this year. 25. Julie’s Gadget Diary – IsRead More…

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The Year in Review – Favorite gadgets of The Gadgeteer team for 2013 part 5

on Friday, December 27th, 2013
Posted in: Articles

It’s now my turn to share my favorite gadgets of 2013. Looking back on all my reviews from this year, I thought it would be tough to choose just a few favorites, but when it comes right down to it, there are only a handful of products that I’m still using regularly since the reviewsRead More…

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The Year in Review – Favorite gadgets of The Gadgeteer team for 2013 part 4

on Thursday, December 26th, 2013
Posted in: Articles

2013 is almost history, but before it ends, we have another installment in the team’s list of favorite gadgets for this year. Do any of their favorites match yours? Janet The iPad mini with Retina display: The size and shape of the original iPad mini was perfect for me – easy to hold for hoursRead More…

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The Year in Review – Favorite gadgets of The Gadgeteer team for 2013 part 3

on Wednesday, December 25th, 2013
Posted in: Articles

Merry Christmas to all! After you’ve finished checking under the tree and in your stockings for gadgets that Santa left you, you can read part three of our favorite gadgets of 2013 series. Enjoy!  Ryan Chapman It was hard for me to choose three gadgets, since I have quite a few things that I useRead More…

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The Year in Review – Favorite gadgets of The Gadgeteer team for 2013 part 2

on Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
Posted in: Articles

Yesterday I posted part 1 of the Gadgeteer team’s favorite gadgets of 2013 and today I have four more lists for you. Enjoy and please share your own list of favorite products from this year in the comments. Bill Henderson When Julie asked me for my top three gadget picks for 2013, you would thinkRead More…

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The Year in Review – Favorite gadgets of The Gadgeteer team for 2013 part 1

on Monday, December 23rd, 2013
Posted in: Articles

Several weeks ago I asked everyone on the Gadgeteer team to write up a quick list of their favorite gadgets from 2013. I didn’t ask them to restrict their list of items to reviews they had posted, but to include any products that they have enjoyed using this past year. Almost everyone on the teamRead More…

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Gift ideas – Five products for EDC (every day carry) fans

on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Are you still trying to figure out what to get for that person on your gift list who seems to have everything? Here are five ideas that are sure to please. I own four of the five items myself (I don’t have the Titanium escape ring), so I can vouch for the fact that theyRead More…

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Gift ideas – Four portable Bluetooth speakers

on Monday, December 9th, 2013

For the music fan on your gift list, here are four portable Bluetooth speakers that I reviewed this year and think are worthy enough to consider. They are all small enough to stow in a gear bag or backpack (I’ll admit that one of them is borderline too big for that statement) so that you canRead More…

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Gift ideas – Five accessories for the Nexus 7 user

on Saturday, December 7th, 2013

Need some ideas for the Nexus 7 user on your gift list? We’re here to help with five gadgets and accessories that will expand the tablet’s capabilities, add more file storage, turn it into a mini laptop and protect it from everyday wear and tear. Keep reading for more details. 1. Minisuit Nexus 7 (2013)Read More…

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Gift ideas – Eight styluses for digital artists and doodlers

on Thursday, December 5th, 2013

If you have a digital sketcher, doodler, painter or artist on your Christmas list this year, here are eight gift ideas that will help them with their artwork. I’ve broken the list up into pressure sensitive styluses, paint brush style styluses and precision tip styluses. If you have a favorite stylus not mentioned, be sureRead More…