Ian Lim

sigma-brakelight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJYD6nrc6hs A simple solution to a complex problem, the Sigma rear brake light allows motor vehicle drivers to know when you're braking on your bicycle. Small at 3 x 3 cms/1.18 in and light (weight wise @ 7 grams/ 0.25 oz  :) ), easy to install (you just need a 2.5mm hex key)  and simple [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Outdoor Gear
ME20F-SH1-1

Canon U.S.A. has just announced their ME20F-SH, a purpose built camera based on a 35mm full-frame, 2.26 megapixel  CMOS sensor.  Capable of Full HD video with a minimum illumination of less than 0.0005 lux (approximately equivalent to ISO 4,000,000), the ME20F-SH is aimed at markets where low light capture is required such as nighttime surveillance [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Camera Gear, News
gopro4

GoPro has just released their GoPro Hero 4 Session.  This is their smallest POV/Action camera yet; 50% smaller and 40% lighter than their other Hero 4 camera. Weighing in at 2.6oz (74g) and measuring less than 1.5 inches square, the Session no longer needs all those  external cases to maintain its integrity underwater and is waterproof [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, News
Sonder Keyboard

Want to try out a Dvorak layout but don't want to buy a new keyboard?  Do you often need to type a different currency symbol than your standard, but can't remember the keystroke combination?  The Sonder Keyboard being developed in Sydney, Australia addresses these issues.  Utilizing e-ink technology you can reprogram your keyboard so that [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News
lilly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vGcH0Bk3hg Drones, the new action cameras? Up for pre-order, the Lily Camera was a project started in September 2013 at UC Berkeley robotics lab. This small camera drone can be thrown into the air and then follow a wearable tracking device in various POV modes ( Follow, side, fly up, lead). Flight time is around [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Geek Toys, News, Outdoor Gear
Hentytube

Those that have read my previous bag posts will realize that my main love of bags centres around messenger style bags.  That was until I started bike riding.  While a messenger is fine for short-haul commutes, for me they're not stable or ergonomic enough for much longer rides.  As my fitness increases I find myself [...]

Posted in: Bags, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
ecig1

Over 10 months ago I wrote a review of the Ego-T e-cigarette and 10 months later the article is still getting on average of around 100 hits per day. Is this a sign perhaps that e-cigarettes are becoming more and more popular?  For me it's now over 12 months of vaping. Am I still using the [...]

Posted in: Articles, Health, Fitness, Sports
fitbit

Well the Force isn't strong with me, that's for sure.  I'd been umming and aahing for a while now and just last week I purchased a Fitbit Flex to keep track of how far I walk each day. Of course a week later Fitbit releases their Fitbit Force (I'd seen new items about it but wasn't [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Watches and Clocks
GoProHero3+

With the plethora of POV action cameras on the market these days, it's hard to keep ahead of the competition.  GoPro, the defacto standard in the industry, has just released their GoPro Hero3+ Black and Silver line of cameras. The new Black Edition is 20% smaller and lighter, has 30% longer battery life, better audio, [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, News
knog blinder 1

Having given up the cigarettes for almost 10 months now  and feeling heaps fitter,  I decided it was time for me to step up my fitness.  What started as walking to the bus stop just outside the house, turned into walking about 2 kilometres to another bus route, which turned into walking the whole 5 [...]

Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews
maxuno1

If you read my article of Life as a Gadgeteer reviewer, you'll know that review gadgets that get used frequently after reviewing are far and few between. It's no secret that I loved the X-Mini Capsule II, KAI, and Max II (see related posts), and in fact these still get heaps of use and have gone way beyond [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, iOS, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables
EDC-IL1

All the other team members are showing off their wares, so suppose I'd better join the herd. :)  Problem is I actually have more than one EDC bag depending on things like day of the week, mode of transport, and destination. Things just seem to move in and out of different bags. I've just grabbed [...]

Posted in: Articles, Gear
CyanDelta

If like me your Android devices are rooted and running alternate ROMs  then you'll be sick of downloading 200+MB files everytime an update comes out. If you're running Cyanogen 10.1 nightlies then you'll be downloaded these files, well, every night.  CyanDelta Updater is an app that does incremental downloads of your CM 10.1 nightly downloading only [...]

Posted in: Android, News
GText

I wrote an article on MightyText back in November; it's a plugin that allows you to send and receive SMS texts from your Android phone via your browser.  I can honestly say that I use MightyText almost everyday.  Well it just got better.  While previously I had to have a separate MightyText tab open, GText is a plug-in that allows [...]

Posted in: Android, News
Screenshot_2013-05-22-23-13-52

I'm going to make a strange admission here for a gadgeteer:  I'm not really a power user on my phone or my tablet.  Though I use my devices for all sorts of things, though I love to play with alternate ROMs and want my devices to be fast and responsive, in the end I'm a [...]

Posted in: Android, Reviews
btlite1

Sometimes you really don't want to be tethered by wire to your phone or MP3 player, and these days Bluetooth speakers and headphones are commonplace. Satechi was good enough to send us a pair of the BT Lite Headphones to review.  Now I'm used to being "Wired for Sound", and I figured surely being wireless has [...]

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

Henty Wingman review

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Hentywingman1

When you need to travel with a clean shirt or suit - whether it be by bike, walking or airplane - the big problem is keeping your clothes neat and pressed.  Whether I've folded them into a carry bag or put them into a traditional suit bag, my first job when I get to my [...]

Posted in: Bags, Outdoor Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
Inapp purchase

As a followup to Janet's article about restricting in-app purchases on an iPad, here's the guide to doing it on Android.  Like Janet, I've heard so many of my less technology-bent friends complain that they handed their Android device to say their nieces and nephews to play games and keep them busy, and lo and [...]

Posted in: Android, Articles
Oldest gadget

Let's face it we live in a disposable age, phones have a desirable life span of less than 2 years, printer ink costs more than a new printer, things break within the first couple of years, and we just go and replace them. A true Gadgeteer covets the latest and greatest, but in the "old [...]

Posted in: Articles
tasker

Julie mentioned this app in her article on using NFC tags and promised a followup review. Well at the moment it's on sale on the Google Play Store for $1.99. That's 69% off it's normal price of $6.49. I've played with Tasker and it's a fantastic and powerful program allowing you to automate and manipulate all sorts [...]

Posted in: Android