Jackie Cheng

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Love music but just wish your phone's speakers were a bit louder?  On the go and hate carrying around one of those brick sized portable speakers?  X-mini has the perfect solution for you!  The X-mini WE and ME speakers are a whole lot of loud in a tiny package. Both the WE and ME speakers are [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
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Calibre-UltraGoNano-4

Carrying a cell phone is the norm these days. As cell phones continue to get bigger and faster, it's hard to keep them running for a full day if you're a heavy user. Many users solve this by carrying a portable battery to charge their phones. There are plenty of portable battery solutions out there, [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Pocket Gear, Reviews
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Scratch Wireless review

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A cell phone is the one tech item that almost everyone has.  It's the most useful daily tech item that everyone uses, but it's also one of the most expensive items to own.  A decent voice+data service will cost over $1,000 every year per person.  There are cheaper cellular services out there that can get [...]

Posted in: Android related, Reviews, Wireless
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Kitsound-1

Portable music has been a hit, especially  since Sony first developed their Walkman players and then Apple introduced their iPods.  But usually these portable players require wired headphones for you to enjoy your music, or you had to plug them in to huge speakers to fill the room with music.  Kitsound's Hive Wireless Speaker solves the [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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Olight-M10-1

We love flashlights here at The-Gadgeteer. They are valuable tools to have around for emergencies or work usages.  Most flashlights these days are LED based because of the advantages of energy efficiency and high lumens output. I'm here to test OLight's M10 Maverick LED Flashlight that was provided by BatteryJunction.com. The OLight M10 Maverick is a mini LED [...]

Posted in: Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews
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I use these 4 apps daily on both my iPad Mini and HTC One Android phone.  These apps have been extremely useful for my personal and business usage.  I'm sure some of you have heard of or are using these apps:  Evernote, Dropbox, LogMeIn, and Crestron. Evernote I've been using Evernote since my business converted to [...]

Posted in: Android related, Articles, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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I recently converted from an iPhone 4S to the HTC One, and with any new phone comes the joy of looking for a new case.  Julie offered the Draco One Aluminum Bumper by Draco Design to review so I asked to give it a try. Just a note: This is my first time using an aluminum [...]

Posted in: Android related, Cases, Covers, Reviews
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Jackie-Cheng-EDC

My EDC is actually pretty light compared to a few years back when I carried extra things like a laptop and loads of paperwork.  I have 3 businesses in 3 different locations so it wasn't ideal to always have to carry so many things around, even though the car would be the one carrying it.  [...]

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Remote control cars are always fun, but the downside of the classic remote control cars is that they are fairly large and require an even larger area to play on.  Then someone invented those micro RC cars that are pocket-friendly, but those RC cars only go one speed, which is super fast and right off [...]

Posted in: Android related, Bluetooth Gear, Geek Toys, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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Most of us carry around a bunch of tech devices throughout the day, and pretty much all of them require batteries. And we all know that batteries usually don't last all day long, especially those in power-hungry cell phones.  That's where A-solar's Xtorm Portable Power Bank 7300 comes in.  Can it keep us powered all day [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
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The Kube2 review

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MP3 players are a dime a dozen these days.  MP3 playing functionality is practically built into every electronic device that we have - cell phones, handheld gaming systems, car stereo, computers, etc.  But sometimes you just want a simple and small MP3 player, and that's where The Kube2 by Ollo Technologies comes in. Inside the [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
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I'm a heavy iPad user and always carry it around with me during meetings for when I need to pull up a document to show the employees.  Most of the time I just prop up the iPad and point to a chart.  The problem with that is that it leaves a whole bunch of ugly [...]

Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews, Styluses, Tablets, Ultra Portables
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SONY DSC

Many computer users these days have switched from using desktops to laptops.  Laptops are smaller, portable and provide the same functionality as desktops, but the problem with most laptops is that they have a smaller than desirable screen size.  I personally use both a 11" MacBook Air and a 15" Retina MacBook Pro.  But both [...]

Posted in: Laptops and Gear, Reviews
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Have too much stuff laying around on your desk?  Want a  small desk organizer that's stylish and functional?  The iStick Multifunction Desktop Organizer from Cyanics is the solution for all your desk organizational needs.  The iStick comes with a 3-port USB hub, card reader, memo pad box, mobile phone stand, name card box, cup holder, copy [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, News
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Recently I purchased a fully-loaded Apple Macbook Pro with Retina display.  And since it costs $3,749, I decided it was best to get some form of case to protect my new laptop.  I was deciding between a plastic hard case, sleeve or some form of stick on protector.  I've seen those Zagg booths at the [...]

Posted in: Cases, Covers, Laptops and Gear, Reviews
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Modbook-Pro

Everyone loves Apple's Macbook Pro.  It's an awesome computer for artists and musicians to expand their creativity.  But haven't we always wished that Apple made a real OS X tablet?  Modbook Inc. (formally Axiotron) did just that with their new line of 2012 Modbook Pro tablets.  What Modbook Inc. does is take an actual 13.3" Macbook Pro [...]

Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables
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Loop-Attachment-The-Mummy

Want to wrap your iPhone like a mummy?  Loop Attachment's The Mummy does just that but with silicone bandage straps.  It comes in a wide selection of colors: Neon green, red, graphite, magenta, powder blue, neon blue, orange, purple, black and white.  The back of The Mummy can also be used as a credit card [...]

Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Wallets
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Hong Kong Trip Report

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Hong Kong is a wonderful place to visit.  It has yummy foods, interesting people, and some unique technologies that are different from the USA.  I was there for the past 3 weeks.  I was born there, and this trip was for both business and visiting relatives.  I thought I'd write up some of the highlights [...]

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Adonit-Jot-Touch

There are hundreds of different type of styluses out there.  All of them seem to have a similar design where there's a simple capacitive tip on the end of a plastic or aluminum barrel.  Adonit just announced their new stylus called Jot Touch.  The Jot Touch is a pressure sensitive stylus for your iPad.  It [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Styluses
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JuiceBuddy

There are two types of iPhone users: The ones that have multiple iPhone charging cords laying around everywhere and the ones that can never find their iPhone charging cord.  As for me, I have a charging cord in almost every room in the house.  But I do wish there was a simpler way of charging [...]

Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Pocket Gear
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