Bryan Sherman

Snugg_Nexus7_Package

As the proud owner of a first-generation Nexus 7, I was looking for a good case for my tablet. Pretty much the only thing I am jealous of regarding i-gadgets is the selection of accessories. Add to this the fact that the Nexus 7 is positioned as an affordable tablet, and your options further decrease. [...]

Posted in: Android related, Cases, Covers, Reviews
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SONY DSC

If you have a collection of old vinyl, or still buy new, and want to have the convenience of having digital copies for your phone/tablet/PC, you need a device to convert. For a number of years you have been able to purchase a USB turntable that allows you to perform this task, but what if [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
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NewPotato_TuneLink_BoxBack

There are a number of ways to get your music streaming from your home to your sound system. New Potato Technologies has TuneLink Home that provides a Bluetooth connection for your audio as well as the ability to use your phone as a universal remote. The device comes with a number of connections, including: Infrared sensor and transmitter [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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Diamond_AMP_AngryBirds

The Google Nexus Q may have died before hitting the shelves, but there are a number of devices that look to add Android to your TV viewing pleasure. We received the Diamond AMP device for review. It makes a lot of promises, including: Enjoy your favorite Android Apps on your Big Screen TV App Installer [...]

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EDC-BDS

  As you have become aware, Julie challenged us to open our everyday carry bags to share what has become our standard gear. It was an interesting exercise, I used the opportunity to get rid of some gear that has remained in my bag, but when I was done, I still had a lot. You [...]

Posted in: Articles, Gear
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V-Tech_Innotab_Back

As any self-respecting gadgeteer parent, I put a lot of thought towards the appropriate gadgets for my son. As Christmas approached last year I had decided to get him a tablet, and had my list down to the V-Tech and LeapPad Tablets when V-Tech offered one for a review. Unfortunately (for me) last Christmas was a hot season [...]

Posted in: eBook Readers, Kid Gadgets, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables
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Vaja Cases External

To case, or not to case, that is the question. I have fallen on both sides of this question, but before I even had my Samsung Galaxy S3, I was looking for a case. Specifically  I was looking at Vaja. At the time, they only showed the Grip, but I was still excited. The first Vaja case [...]

Posted in: Android related, Cases, Covers, Reviews
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Phone Back

Julie recently reviewed the DRACO IV EVO for iPhone from DRACOdesign, and they offered their new DRACO S3 for review. The S3 is a bumper case designed to protect the edges of your phone without appreciably increasing the overall thickness of your device. Since the Galaxy S3 does not have the antenna issues of the iPhone 4, this model [...]

Posted in: Android related, Cases, Covers, Reviews
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MLB_WildcardMagicNumber_Screen

It's that time of year for baseball fans, the race for the playoffs. This is the time when baseball fans start talking magic number. The magic number is the number of wins by the leading team, and loses by the second-place team that will secure the division for the leading team. It is an easy number to [...]

Posted in: Android related, Reviews
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Westone TS1 Box

Earphone Solutions recently provided a pair Westone Westone TS-1 earphones for review here on the Gadgeteer. Bill Henderson did an excellent review on the Westone 4 headphones, and I looked forward to giving these a spin. The TS-1 has a single driver, rather than the quad-drive of the Westone 4, but it adds a microphone so [...]

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Volume Controls

Julie: The Samsung Galaxy SIII from Verizon Wireless is one of the most anticipated Android smart phones of the past year. I've been anxious to get my hands on this phone and was very happy when Verizon was kind enough to send me a loaner for a week. Lucky for you guys, you won't just get [...]

Posted in: Android related, Reviews
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Verizon_ShareEverything

Chances are you knew this was coming. Verizon officially announced yesterday their new Share Everything plan.  It is a simplified plan that gives you unlimited minutes, and messages for up to 10 devices, as well as mobile hotspot with no extra fee. However, it also ends unlimited data as an option on new contracts and [...]

Posted in: News, Wireless
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RAZR MAXX Front

I recently spent two weeks with the Droid RAZR MAXX by Motorola. This phone runs on Verizon's 4G LTE and its claim to fame is battery life. It is very similar to the recently released RAZR, just thicker to accommodate the larger battery. I can't tell you how excited I am that someone finally designed a phone [...]

Posted in: Android related, Reviews
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In the box

Verizon recently gave me the opportunity to try out the new MOTOACTV.  Well, what exactly is it? A music player? A GPS Tracker? A watch? Actually, it's all of those. They also lent me the Sports armband. I am definitely a casual runner, and I don't run much at all when it is cold, but this got me out [...]

Posted in: Android related, GPS, Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
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SportsSync

It was October 14th, 1975. Bottom of the 10th, the Reds and Reds Sox were tied in game 3 of the World Series. Ed Armbrister attempted to advance Caesar Geronimo with a bunt. In the ensuing action, Carlton Fisk thought he was interfered with, and Reds' fans were subjected to announcer Curt Gowdy's complaints about the play [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, News
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Sony_SmartWatch

We posted news about the upsoming Sony SmartWatch back in January, but now it is actually shipping and we have more details. This $149.99 device connects to your Android smartphone and displays various pieces of information. You can order the SmartWatch at the Sony site.  The specs include: 1.3" OLED display 128 x 128 pixels 65k [...]

Posted in: Android related, News, Watches, Clocks
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Droid RAZR MAXX Announced

DROID_RAZR_MAXX_Motorola

Verizon announced a new DROID RAZR that is available on January 26th. I have often commented that I wished manufacturers would stop with the thin obsession, and focus on battery life, and they finally listened to me. OK, so probably not to me, but still, I like this change. The RAZR MAXX is only 8.99 [...]

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blue_mikey_digital

Blue Microphones announced three new microphones at CES. All three are USB mics, and two focus on the iOS. Mikey digital updates the Mikey to support 4th generation iPod Touch, Iphone 4 and iPad. We reviewed the previous one a while back. Spark Digital is a studio-grade condensor microphone that can be attached to an [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod
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Marque M155 Volume

Plantronics recently added a number of Bluetooth headsets to their lineup. I am familiar with Plantronics from my call center days. They make very nice headsets. I also owned a Calisto Pro at home that I only very recently retired in favor of my VTech cordless phone system. Two of their new headsets are designed to work with a [...]

Posted in: Android related, Bluetooth Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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The Radius for Yeti Review

Radius and Piano

Blue Microphone recently released the Radius shockmount for their Yeti and Yeti Pro microphones (both microphones have the same mount and form-factor). A shockmount is used to isolate your microphone from vibration while recording. The mount is specifically designed to work with the Yeti and Yeti Pro, but could be used with almost any microphone with [...]

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