Andy Chen

inateck-TPB-IA-15

So you have an iPad air and you want a sleeve case.  How about one that doubles as a tablet stand?  Check out this sleeve with a trick up it's sleeve from Inateck. The Inateck TPB-IA comes in a mustard-colored plastic envelope. The sleeve appears to be made of some kind of felt-like material.  It [...]

Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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arctic S111BT-01

I've had the chance to review a few Bluetooth speakers now, but the Arctic S111BT is the first pair I've tried that's designed as two separate speakers, wired together as a left and right pair. Each photo can be clicked for a larger view. Yes, this is Arctic, the company formerly known as Arctic Cooling, [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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battroborg warrior 06

Remember "Rock'em Sock'em Robots"?  That was one toy Santa never brought.  Imagine my surprise when I was given a chance to check out a modern variant, the Battroborg Warrior by Tomy. Click on any image for full size. The Battroborgs are remote-controlled robots that respond to your "sword" controller motions via infrared. I received the [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, Reviews
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bumpies 01

When it comes to a minimalistic approach to protecting your smartphone, Bumpies takes the cake.  These stick-on plastic bits promise all-around protection with as little bulk as possible.  How does it work? Click all photos for a full size image. Exceeds Military Spec for Shock with ProDyn impact dissipating technology Reliable Bond with advanced removable adhesive Scratch Protection by elevating phone on [...]

Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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Keystone key holder review

keystone 01

Got keys?  Sure you do!  Today let's take a look at another everyday key carry solution, the Keystone. All photos can be clicked for full size. Compact - The Keystone maximizes space by holding as many of your keys as possible in a 6/8" x 3 1/4"(20mm x 85mm) space. Silent - Your keys will never jingle. [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, Pocket Gear
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monkeylight 00

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! (All images can be clicked for a full size image) What [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
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UE Boom Jettison Edition 01

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 [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
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Samson CO1U Pro mic 05

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. (All photos can be clicked for a full size [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Music Gear, Reviews
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eggtronic hub it 02

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. According to the Eggtronic site, the HUB IT is: "a USB 3.0 Super-Speed Hub & a Smart Charging Station [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
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RTG r-pal light 01

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 [...]

Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
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waterfield franklin tote 02

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. All pictures can be clicked for a larger image. The Franklin Tote is an open-top leather and nylon [...]

Posted in: Bags, Reviews
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tablift 01

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. All images can be clicked for a larger image. [...]

Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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belkin netcam HD+03

I'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 [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Home, Kitchen, Wireless
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urbanarmorgear navigator 01

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. Urban Armor Gear makes several different-colored iPhone 5S cases.  This is the white colored one with black inserts, called the "Navigator".  The only difference [...]

Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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IDAPT HUG 01

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. The HUG Desk Holder comes in a [...]

Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables
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puckoven01a

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 [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
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just mobile alubolt 10

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?   Inside the box you find... the dock.  That's it.  No padding, nothing. The USB cable is permanently attached.  You [...]

Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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epson labelworks safety kit-01

I'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. All images can be clicked to view in full size. From [...]

Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Home, Kitchen, Reviews
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coalesse free stand-01

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. Free Stand folds flat for easy storage and portability Height adjustable from 20 1/2" to 27" Worksurface rotates 360 degrees Units can nest against each other to easily [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Laptops and Gear, Reviews
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oral B deep sweep 1000-02

"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. Oral-B Deep Sweep 1000 Electric Toothbrush Features: Superior plaque [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
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