Like many hobbyists, I rely on a good soldering iron. I’ve been soldering since the 3rd grade, and I’ve had quite a few soldering irons over the years. I’m currently using a Weller soldering station that I’ve had over 20 years (still going strong), so when I had a chance to try a new Weller [...]
Since my review of the Dash Cam Dually in 2010, I’ve had my eyes open for a quality in-car video recorder that wasn’t so large. The Pittasoft BlackVue DR5000GW-HD car camera is a tube-shaped device that promises to be just that, and it’s packed with some interesting features.
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Unless I’m in the car, I don’t listen to terrestrial, broadcast radio anymore. At work I have satellite radio, and at home it’s an iPod in a dock. I haven’t had a dedicated “AM/FM” radio in ages, but since I live in earthquake country (San Francisco Bay Area), I’m overdue. Thank goodness the Eton FRX3 [...]
Ever wish you had a backup cell phone, or wish you had a spare laying around “just in case”? The SpareOne Emergency Phone by XPAL Power just might be the thing for you. The SpareOne Emergency Phone is a lightweight GSM phone that is powered by a single AA battery with a staggering 15 year [...]
“If a picture speaks a thousand words… Aluminyze leaves you speechless!” announced the Aluminyze website. It is precisely what you think: your photos are printed on a sheet of aluminum. Huh? Why? Aluminyze says that their aluminum prints are durable, beautiful, and make great gifts. I had a corner of my office that needed some [...]
As a child of the 70′s energy crisis, I’ve always been fascinated with alternative energy, such as solar power. The SunVolt Power Station from Gomadic caught my eye as a possible solution to a modern problem: How do you charge up your gadgets if you don’t have an outlet? When Gomadic sent the Sun Volt Power [...]
Phosphor has released quite a few watches over the past few years, including the recently reviewed World Time Sport Watch. Today we’re going to look at one of the original fully-digital models, the Phosphor E-Ink Digital Hour Watch with Black Polyurethane Band. Functionally, it’s identical to the stainless steel version but with a flexible, sporty strap.
The Phosphor World Time Sport Watch is a plastic variant of the steel World Time Watch reviewed in December 2010. These watches with e-ink displays made famous by those Kindle displays have been out for a while, but I’ve never seen this colorful model. Let’s take a closer look.
We all love power tools, but let’s be realistic: Unless your tools are part of your job or you’re a serious handyperson, most power tools are overkill. Yes, I’ve been guilty of using a $400 cordless uber-drill to tighten a cabinet hinge. But what’s this odd-ball, palm-sized thing? A Gyro? Isn’t that meat eaten inside [...]
Pants? On a gadget review site? Well, how else are you going to carry all your toys? Today let’s look at a pair of tricky trousers, the Fire Hose Work Pants from the Duluth Trading Co.
Two years ago, I reviewed the digiZoid ZO “personal subwoofer” (see related posts) and absolutely loved it. In short, the digiZoid ZO was a portable, personal headphone accessory that boosted low frequencies to give that fuller, richer sound that many of us enjoy. I love the original digiZoid zo so much, it singlehandedly ruined music [...]
The Solder : Time II™ watch kit from Spikenzie Labs is a build-it-yourself watch kit that features a 7 X 20 dot matrix red LED display with a programmable Arduino microcontroller. To me, quite simply, it’s a fun afternoon DIY kit with red lights. What could be better? According to Spikenzie Labs, The Solder : [...]
A couple weeks ago, The Gadgeteer had a news post about Brick Brites, clear plastic LEGO-like building blocks. They’re different from regular LEGO blocks because they have motion-activated blinking lights built-in to add some excitement to your LEGO constructions. How do you improve upon the LEGO brick? I had to see what this was all about. [...]
Saddleback Leather‘s newest addition is the Gadget Bag. It’s boxier than your typical briefcase, and looks and feels incredible like all of Saddleback Leather’s products. I recently got a digital SLR camera, so the Gadget Bag’s shape caught my attention. Let’s take a look.