Don Zelazny

Bodykit BodyBag Review

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Some folks are "shoe" folks, some ladies are "purse" folks and many people who read this site are "bag folks".  They love bags to carry gadgets in!  A company out of the UK called Bodykit is bringing some pretty unusual designs to the market.  Don't think camping and back-packing with these.  These are considered "urban" [...]

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VioVio Photo Books Review

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Several of the ladies on my staff go every year to some cottage somewhere do go "scrap-booking". I see stores come and go selling scrap-booking stuff, whatever that is.  Personally, I think they really go to sit around and drink wine more than scrapbook (not that there is anything wrong with that....)!  If you want [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews
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Do you like to sit comfortably on your couch and rock out to some good music while you check out The-Gadgeteer.com on your laptop? Anyway, if you have trouble jamming to the wimpy speakers installed on most laptops then the Logitech Speaker Lapdesk N550 may be just what you need. This handy little device simply [...]

Posted in: Laptops and Gear, Reviews
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For quite some time now I have been a "Canon Guy".  I think many serious amateur photographers fall into one of two camps, "Canon folks" or" Nikon folks".  Cameras are one thing I'm afraid to venture away from my comfort zone. If I got anything but a Canon and didn't like it as much, I'd [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, News
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My word, the money we spend to protect our gadgets.  I think we all shiver at the thought of the glass on our beloved gadgets breaking or being scratched....thus the money spent at Otterbox and other fine companies for all these "gadget-condoms".  A huge Japanese glass maker called Asahi has come up with a new [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
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All of us techies know that by the time we open our new computer, or for that matter, just about any other tech device, it is close to being obsolete.  If this is, for the most part, true of tech gadgets, it is especially true of software, security software in particular.  By the time you [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News
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Know someone with a cell phone??  You do??  So do I! (I wonder if its the same person...;) Here is a great little trinket for them; the Technocel Battery Boost! This cool little device would be welcomed for any of your phone toting friends that have a phone with the very common Micro-USB connection for [...]

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When In Rome……!

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Now this is cool.  I've been to Italy several times and the ingenuity of the ancients is truly remarkable.  Colosseums, aqueducts, and now this.  I dental colleague of mine had a post on his dental blog about this awesome gadget, yes, GADGET, found in the Mediterranean area, dating from the Middle Roman period, that's 200-300AD! [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
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I used to never give much thought to the mouse I was using, until one of my co-workers bought one for one of our computers.  The thing just didn't fit comfortably in my hand at all and I even avoided that computer if possible because of the uncomfortable mouse. On the other hand, the Smartfish [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, Reviews
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TAC Drive Review

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The TAC Drive is one serious thumb drive.  Thumb drive just doesn't cut it, so the company calls this thing a Digital Doc Tag!! It even comes with standard army issue  steel chain to fling it around your neck if you like! Good thing this thing is so tough.  The USPS absolutely mangled the envelope [...]

Posted in: Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
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Maybe this doesn't technically count as a gadget....but... I live in probably the largest metropolitan area in the country without subway/light rail public transportation, the Detroit Metropolitan area.  "Car Capital" means you travel in this area by CAR. Public transportation be damned. Fortunately I have visited many major cities worldwide and have seen some awesome [...]

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Ditch The Landline!

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As if many of us needed another reason to ditch your landline (mine is gone), Google announced on Wednesday that customers will now be able to make phone calls through their G-Mail accounts!  If you have a G-Mail account you will now be able to make free calls domestically and to Canada using their computers built in [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
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Are you a fan of sending webcam films of little Wanda and her loose tooth to Aunt Millie in Iowa, or any other webcam uses?  Genius, a Florida company with an extensive line of webcams has just released what looks to be a pretty cool new webcam, the eFACE 2025 which is bundled with CrazyTalk [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, News
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This sounds like one of those things that we'll use and say,  "Why haven't I used one of these before?"  Logitech has just released a new wireless keyboard with back-lit buttons.  For anyone who uses a computer (or would like to) in a room that is not fully lit this seems like a no-brainer.  As [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Wireless
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I suppose for many of us who write for or read this fine blog our fascination with 'gadgets' probably started with our first "Swiss Army Knife".  My  'junk box' still has most of the ones I've owned over the years, but my answer to the question "How many gadgets is enough" will always be the [...]

Posted in: Gear, Reviews
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I don't know about you, but I don't like using my laptop without a mouse.  I have used a small ASP plug in mouse for about 3 years now.  The "mouse" section of the electronics store is not the first place I go there, but news of a new mouse coming out called the Swiftpoint [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear
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The SLAPPA M.A.S.K. is a serious backpack.  It even comes in its own bag!  I've had a lot of backpacks over the years but this one tops them all. Last weekend I went on a business trip and used the bag as my suitcase and was able to get all my stuff in for this [...]

Posted in: Laptops and Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
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Working in the health care industry I do not invest a great deal in my wardrobe.  I own ONE suit.  I do however, own numerous pairs of flip flops.  I firmly believe other than the bikini, flip flops are the best clothing item ever invented (and the only one of the two I can wear....)  [...]

Posted in: Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
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Camping and outdoors season is almost here in the Midwest, so it is time to start thinking about your outdoors gadgets.  Since it is impractical to bring the campfire into your tent or trailer, the outdoors person needs some form of artificial light source.  Let me 'turn you on to the latest, the AltusLumen Lightgear [...]

Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
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Many people suffer with pain in their hands, wrist and arms due to such things as arthritis, or tendonitis such as tennis elbow, or repetitive motion injuries/ carpal tunnel syndrome. People in some professions,  such as mine, dentistry, experience these problems at a rate higher than most of the rest of society. While I have [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
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