James Branch

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The guys over at Firebox are now selling the perfect winter gadget, that will help keep your ears warm whilst you listen to you favourite tune, or make a call. They're called the Midland SubZero Headphones.  Aimed at the iPhone, iPod and Blackberry users, these rather cool looking wrap-around muffs are lined with warm faux fur, which help keep your [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, iOS, News, Outdoor Gear

Kymera Magic Wand Review


  Since becoming part of team here at The-Gadgeeter, I've had the chance to review some fantastic gadgets.  However, this has to be one of the coolest gadgets I've ever had the privilege of reviewing. It's called the Kymera Magic Wand, from The Wand Company, which is a true work of art.  Not only does it look [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, Reviews

If you find you go camping quite a lot, then it's more beneficial if you travel as light as possible and just take the items that you really need.  A mobile phone is a certainty these days, wherever you go. But, when you're in the middle of nowhere and you notice your mobile phone is running a little low [...]

Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

   One my downfalls (so my wife tells me!) is that I constantly put things down, then can't remember where I've put them!  Take my car keys as a prime example.  I'll come in from work, put my keys down in my normal place (on the side of the unit in the kitchen), but when [...]

Posted in: Gear, Geek Toys, Home and Kitchen, Reviews

Long gone are the days of scribbling notes on a piece of scrap paper and sticking it to the fridge.  Well, that is of course if you have the Digital Video Memo Magnet from Find Me A Gift. No longer will you need to hunt around the house for pen and paper, when you can [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, Home and Kitchen, Reviews

For you mega geeks out there (you know who you are!) you can now walk around town, safe in the knowledge that you'll never miss a decent Wi-Fi hotspot ever again, all thanks to the Wi-Fi Detecting T-Shirt. These cool, 100% cotton T-shirts have a Wi-Fi detector built into them, which is rather awesome I think.  Powered by 2 [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, News
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During these balmy summer days there's numerous way to keep cool and refreshed, but what better way to do it than with your very own slushie machine! That's right, thanks to the guys over at SlushieMakers you can now own your very own, retro looking, table top fruity ice drink machine, the Slushie Maker. Use it on warm [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News

When Julie asked everyone if they would like to review the Texthook, I immediately jumped at the chance.  I thought it would be a great opportunity to review a gadget when I'm 'out and about', so to speak. I was quite intrigued by the Texthook to say the least.  It's a gadget which allows you [...]

Posted in: iOS, Reviews, Travel Gear

Tangled up, messy earbud cords will be banished to the history books, thanks to the product development website Quirky. Those clever guys and gals who have designed some awesome gadgets have now produced a rather neat product that will help manage your earbud cords much more effectively. It's called the Wrapster and it's made from a durable plastic, which is [...]

Posted in: iOS, News

USB Chatman Review


These days, there are more and more youngsters using the internet.  I should know, my oldest child is almost 8 years old and he's always on the web. He was recently chosen, along with a few of his friends, to help update his school website, so he likes to logon from home to check out how the [...]

Posted in: Kid Gadgets, Reviews

With today's endless amounts of tech being utilised around the home, I bet you're just like me and have quite a few products that use AA or AAA batteries.  If so, then this product could prove to be your very best friend! In fact, if like me you also have children who enjoy playing with endless amounts [...]

Posted in: Gear, Reviews

Power from a Pebble!


Let's picture the scene.  You're sitting at the airport with your iPhone or iPod and you suddenly realise it's rapidly running out of power.  So, you reach into your gear bag, only to find you've forgotten to pack your charger!  Not good! Well, with the emergency backup battery 'Pebble' from VEHO sitting in your gear [...]

Posted in: iOS

QDOS, innovative designers of iPad, iPod and iPhone accessories have launched their latest product, created for the iPhone and iPod Touch.  It's called the SoundFrame. Simply slide your iPhone or iPod Touch into the SoundFrame and you can sit back and enjoy your favourite music, which is pumped out of the two built-in 2.1W hi-fidelity speakers. The clever design [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, iOS, News

There have been quite a few cases released for the iPad since it started selling, but the guys over at Quirky.com have come up with something even better - The Quirky Cradle. It has been designed to allow you to comfortably use your iPad when lounging on your couch, or even lying in bed! Made [...]

Posted in: iOS, News

We all know that the amount of USB cables that can clog up desk space can be a bit of a nightmare to control sometimes. There's nothing worse than unplugging your USB cable, only for it to fall down the back of your desk! Well, you can take back control of the tangled mess that sits [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
A close up of a Swiggies Water Bottle

Last month, I came across a Twitter user who was sharing details about a new type of water bottle, designed to be used during any type of activity, whether it be walking, running, horse riding, fishing or even if you're hospitalised! They're called Swiggies and are bottles that you wear on your wrists.  I was quite intrigued to [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews

As more and more new electronic gadgets are developed, the need to keep them charged and ready to use is becoming an even greater challenge.  When we're at home, it's quite straight forward, as many of us choose to power our gadgets via the computer, or direct from the electricity supply.    However, with more companies achieving excellent results using renewable [...]

Posted in: Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear

As a long distance runner, I always take a drink out with me when running, especially as I know that I should be well hydrated before, during and afterwards.  I've tried many different types of drinks bottles, from straight forward sports bottles, to the more specially designed running varieties.  However, regardless of which bottle I use, after a [...]

Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

Last year, Julie was kind enough to send over the Artwizz Powerbat for me to review and I thought was a great piece of kit.  It was small, light, looks great and it's a cinch to use.  And, since having done the review, I've used it countless times to provide power to my gear whilst traveling, without any issues whatsoever. Recently [...]

Posted in: iOS, Reviews, Travel Gear

Since Bluetooth was developed way back in 1994, its specifications have changed dramatically, and so have the devices that utilize it. However, in my opinion, the vast majority of people who use mobile phones still prefer not to use Bluetooth headsets, even though their ease is quite straight forward.  People that I've spoken too in the past have always [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Reviews

Back in March, Panasonic announced two new cameras - the Lumix G2 and G10. The latest additions will both feature a 12.1 megapixel sensor, a three-inch LCD touchscreen and will both be capable of recording HD video in 1280 x 720p at 30 fps.  They will also come packing an interchangeable 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 lens, plus a  host of other glorious, [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, News

Sony has recently revealed a brand new style of Walkman music player.  Worn like a neckband, it's been specially designed for the fitness fans amongst us, so that when you're working out, there are no cables for you to get wrapped up in!   The player, which looks like a Bluetooth headset, is worn around the neck [...]

Posted in: Music Gear, News

Twelve South, the designers that brought you the BookArc MacBook stand (as posted by Andy Jacobs back in 2009) now introduce the BookArc for iPad. It's designed exclusively for the iPad and allows hands-free use, with four different viewing positions.  The BookArc is a beautiful slice of heavy gauge steel that provides a perfect perch for your [...]

Posted in: iOS, News

The masters at Versaudio have created a wonderful wooden case, if you ever fancy using your beloved iPad as a part-time picture frame. It's a stunning masterpiece, hand-crafted from solid woods and bamboo, reinforced with steel in order to provide extra strength.   There are also openings for the connections and it's top loading slip-case design is [...]

Posted in: iOS, News
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With more people accessing the internet on the move these days, there are many (normally free) wi-fi hotspots popping up all the time.  So, without too much trouble you can now check your e-mail in a cafe, logon to your corporate VPN from a hotel lobby, or even check out the latest news on The Gadgeteer when you're waiting to board your [...]

Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News, Wireless