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Keystone key holder review

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Got keys?  Sure you do!  Today let’s take a look at another everyday key carry solution, the Keystone. Read More →

Monkeylectric Monkey Light M210 and M232 wheel light review

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My son finally took up an interest in learning to ride a bike, so I’ve been looking into ways to increase visibility.  Bright clothing and reflectors are important, but a wild array of LED lights on the wheel?  This could be hard to ignore!

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Logitech Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Speaker Jettison Edition review

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Yes, another Bluetooth speaker.  Maybe I’m a grouch, or old fashioned, or something else, but I see very little use or need for Bluetooth speakers.  The only one I own is the a secondhand Jawbone Jambox, and I never use THAT.  Then I found out the Logitech Ultimate Ears UE Boom model was highly rated, so I thought I’d see what all the fuss was about.

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Samson C01U Pro USB Microphone review

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So you want to record your next podcast, voiceover demo, or narrate a video?  Ready to step up from your laptop or tablet’s built in mic but don’t want to destroy your bank account?  Let’s see what the Samson CO1U Pro USB Microphone has to offer.

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Eggtronic HUB IT USB hub review

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Too many gadgets, too few USB ports, never a charging cord when you need it.  Sound familiar?  The Eggtronic HUB IT attempts to solve this problem with this nifty USB hub with fixed and retractable USB cables.

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RTG R-PAL Personal Area Light review

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My son just entered Cub Scouts not too long ago, and that got me thinking about camping lights… or just any light.  I grew up with bulky steel flashlights that never lasted long, or fidgety gas Coleman lights that some unlucky adult was constantly pumping up.  How does a modern LED lamp, such as the RTG R-PAL Personal Area Light hold up?

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WaterField Designs Franklin Tote review

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Here at the-gadgeteer, we are equal parts gadget and bag fans.  Some of the best bags come from WaterField Designs, makers of some of the niftiest tech totes around.  Today we look at their new Franklin Tote. Read More →

Tablift hands-free tablet stand review

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I constantly struggle with the tablet vs. laptop decision.  Laptops are great, but tablets are lighter.  But tablets don’t exactly do the hands-free or lap TOP bit very well unless you have some fancy case or stand.  Today let’s take a look at the uniquely-shaped Tablift.

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Belkin NetCam HD+ Wi-Fi Camera with Glass Lens and Night Vision review

belkin netcam HD+01I’ve avoided playing with “home” monitoring cameras because (1) I live in a tiny condo in San Francisco, and (2) my son is 8 now and we’re past the baby monitoring stage.  I do have friends and family with small children, so I figured I owed it to them to stay on top of this technology.  Today I’m looking at a Belkin Wi-Fi camera that boasts better image quality due to an actual glass lens.  This caught my attention. Read More →

Urban Armor Gear iPhone 5S case review

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Yes, I’m still looking for a smartphone case that’s “just right”.   Lately I’ve been leaning towards rugged-looking cases.  Today let’s look at the Urban Armor Gear case for the iPhone 5S. Read More →

IDAPT Universal HUG Desk Holder for tablet review

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The market is flooded with tablet holders.  What works in one case may not work for another.  And what if you change tablets from an iPad to an Android to something different?  The IDAPT Universal HUG Desk Holder addresses all of that in a cleverly designed tablet stand. Read More →

Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven review

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I am not a cook, chef, or even a glorified food preparer.  In fact, I view cooking as nothing more than a DIY project with heat and chemistry.  I’d like to also point out that I failed chemistry numerous times in school.  Along comes the Wolfgang Puck Pressure Oven.  Pressure oven?  OK, you have my attention.

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Just Mobile AluBolt lightning dock for iPhone/iPad review

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Sometimes I feel like Don Quixote on some quest to find… the perfect iPhone dock.  The Just Mobile AluBolt is the latest iPhone dock to grab my attention.  Will it be the one for me? Read More →

Epson LabelWorks Safety Kit review

epson labelworks safety kit-01I’ve had the same “Brand B” big-name label maker for nearly 15 years.  Why would I need another one?  Sure, my old one is heavy, hard-to-read, and often frustrating to use… Okay, maybe it’s time to give the Epson LabelWorks Safety Kit a look. Read More →

Coalesse Free Stand portable worksurface review

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Do you use your laptop ON your lap?  Give your thighs a break with the Coalesse Free Stand portable worksurface, an ingenious and elegant fold-flat work surface.
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Oral-B Deep Sweep 1000 electric toothbrush review

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“He needs to brush longer,” said my son’s dentist.  Funny, I seem to get that from my dentist as well.  What good could an electric toothbrush do that can’t be accomplished with a regular toothbrush?  Today we look at the Oral-B Deep Sweep 1000 Electric Toothbrush.

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Kamerar KamPro Handle Kit review

kampro handle kit-01The GoPro action cameras are synonymous with capturing exciting video.  But what if you want to hold the tiny camera instead of strapping to your helmet or the handlebars on your bike?  The Kamerar KamPro Handle Kit is a flexible and clever way to do just that.

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IPEVO AT-ST Articulating Video Stand for iPhone and iPod Touch review

ipevo at-st stand-01Let’s just get this out of the way:  If you even have a shred of geek cred, you probably saw “AT-ST” in the title and wondered if this had anything to do with Star Wars.  Well, the IPEVO AT-ST Articulating Video Stand isn’t for Stormtroopers, but for gadgets such as the iPhone and iPod Touch. Read More →

Satechi F1 Smart Monitor Stand review

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Are you fighting a never-ending battle for desktop organization?  The Satechi F1 Smart Monitor Stand just might be the ticket.  But how can a monitor stand help?  Let’s take a look.

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Gadgeteer: Show us your desk series – Andy C.

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What does my desk look like?  I was afraid someone was going to ask!  There it is, in all it’s unvarnished glory.  Let me take you on a tour.

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Zoom iQ5 Professional Stereo Microphone for iOS review

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Over the years, video quality has gotten better on smartphones, but if there’s one area that hasn’t changed much, it is the audio recording side of things.  Have you ever wished your Lightning connector-equipped iOS device (iPhone, iPod, iPad) had a better microphone?  The Zoom iQ5 Professional Stereo Microphone for iOS gives you just that in the palm of your hand.  Read More →

SpyTec SJ-1000 Full HD action camera review

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Recently I had the chance to review the SpyTec SJ-3000 action cam.  It was good for the price.  Today we’re looking at the 3000’s sibling, the SpyTec SJ-1000 Full HD Action Camera which features auto record on external power for use as a dash cam.
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Papago! P2Pro Dash Cam review

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In my seemingly never-ending quest for a decent dash cam, I had the opportunity to review the Papago! P2Pro Dash Cam.  It may seem like another dash cam with an LCD screen, but the P2 Pro includes GPS, Lane Departure Warning and Collision Warning as well.  How do they do that? Read More →

Spytec SJ-3000 1080P Full HD Action Camera review

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Tiny digital action cams seem to be everywhere, from bike handlebars to snowboarder helmets.  Even if you’re not the extreme sport type, you’ll probably find a use for one at some point.  The Spytec SJ-3000 1080P Full HD Action Camera promises to rival the ubiquitous GoPro at a third of the price. Read More →

Nextware Bloom: Handcrafted Wood Case for iPhone 5/5s review

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I’m always on the lookout for new cases for my iPhone.  I’m pretty particular about fit and finish.  These handsome Bloom Handcrafted Wood Cases for the iPhone 5/5s by Nextware, which are still actively seeking funding on Kickstarter, caught my eye.  Thanks to Nextware for sending us an early sample so we can give them a closer look.

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