Howard Sneider

Polar is renowned for their heart rate monitoring equipment and they have recently announced their newest model, the M600. Notwithstanding the Piper M600 aircraft, the Noble M600 supercar, or the DJI M600 drone, it's still one of the coolest M600's out there. The idea is that this watch is the perfect combination of a smartwatch… Read More

Posted in: Android, Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Watches and Clocks
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The DOBBY is a new compact drone optimized for low-level photography that has some impressive features. When not in use it folds up to the length and width of an iPhone (5.3in x 2.5in x  1.33). When ready for flight, it unfolds and flies automatically. The drone is controlled by an iPhone or Android app that… Read More

Posted in: Camera Gear, News
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GoPro cameras have literally changed the way we experience recorded video: The ultra-wide field of view of these cameras has accustomed the viewer to the expanded perspective these wide-angle lenses record. Now we are on the cusp of a new revolution in video - 360° immersive virtual reality - and Insta360's Nano camera offers a convenient, innovative… Read More

Posted in: Camera Gear, iOS, News
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If you have been following any of the Tour de France as it rounds its way through Europe, you have seen a segment or two captured by a handlebar, helmet or seat mounted GoPro. These shots often capture the essence of the race: clearly depicting the speed, endurance, congestion and competitive nature of the event. But not… Read More

Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews
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The notion of only having small earbuds in each ear, without cords of any kind, should make many activities where cord management and cord noise are problematic, such as running or exercising, more enjoyable and immersive.  There are a few players in this relatively new field of gadget, notably: Bragi, Earin, Motorola, and BÖHM. Skybuds, manufactured by Alpha Audiotronics, Inc… Read More

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, News
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Dash cameras have historically been more prevalent in many other countries than in the US.  (remember the endless dash-cam footage of the Chelyabinsk meteor in 2013?) Recently, dash-cams are becoming more popular in the States, either to have as an archive in case of an accident or to record a drive you rather not have your insurance company know about… Read More

Posted in: Car Gear, News
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It seems that most gadgets, in general, are available at different price tiers. Speakers, quad-copters, cameras, pens, and tablets are all available from tens to thousands of dollars. The more costly versions of each will have better quality, provide more features, and perhaps provide the brand recognition that the consumer desires.  The characteristic quality, features and… Read More

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews
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Recent results from the National Analysis Center, an independent test lab, demonstrated the superior capabilities of zNitro's Nitro Glass tempered glass screen protectors. The screen protector competed against a Zagg Invisible Shield Glass and a Tzumi 3587 Screen Protector. Each was subjected to endurance tests, including 10 drops of a steel ball from a distance of one meter. Nitro Glass was… Read More

Posted in: Android, iOS, News
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Ever since Fitbit entered the market with their activity trackers, people have turned to gadgets for motivation, instruction and feedback in pursuit of living healthier lifestyles. So when I first got the Pip I thought it should work like a Fitbit - I carry it around and it does something to remind me to chill if I get… Read More

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
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Writing relevant posts for The Gadgeteer could be a full time (and overtime) endeavor. Since this isn't realistic for me, I focus on writing about things that can make a difference in people's lives. I stumbled on this item during a recent lunchtime excursion into the internet, and although it’s not new, I don’t think it’s well-known… Read More

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News
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Nietzsche said, "That which does not kill us makes us stronger." This is especially true in strength training. As we exercise against a resistance, muscle tissue is damaged; when the muscle tissue is repaired it becomes thicker at a cellular level. Muscle damage also causes muscle cell generation, which adds new muscle tissue and strength. These… Read More

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
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iPhones are renowned for offering plentiful applications, ease of use, and quality hardware. But whether you are a supporter or detractor of all things Apple there's one thing you have to admit: they charge way too much for memory. the 48 GB jump from 16 GB to 64 GB costs $100, or over $2 per GB; the next… Read More

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, Reviews
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 40 million American adults currently smoke, and smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease and death across the nation. A new smart trans-dermal patch could provide advantages over existing smoking cessation tools such as current nicotine patches, e-cigarettes and nicotine gum. Prospectively, the device will… Read More

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
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Ready to set down some serious cash on a drone? Most models retail for about $1,000, and whether they are on the ground or in the air, they are delicate gadgets. After reading Dennis's review of the Lowepro RidgeLine Pro, I clicked over to the Lowepro page and saw they recently introduced this beast: the DroneGuard BP… Read More

Posted in: Bags, News
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Before I review any gadget, I need my cup o’ Joe. There’s nothing like a piping hot cup of coffee to get the creative juices flowing. So it’s particularly fitting that I have the opportunity to review the Contigo Randolph stainless steel travel mug. While most travel mugs are tumblers without handles, the Randolph mug… Read More

Posted in: Gear, Reviews
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