Janet Cloninger


Anyone who uses a smartphone, tablet, or even a laptop knows at some point you're going to wish you had a speaker that sounds better than the wimpy little speakers that are built in to these portable devices.  There's a plethora of portable speaker options on the market, ranging from really cheap to very expensive. [...]

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

The Combat Wallets from Hell-Bent Holsters is a simple, compact wallet that fits in more pockets than standard wallets will.  They have a patent-pending design with a clipped corner on the card pocket and "pressed the retention straight into the kydex to create a unique fanning motion that enables you to find the right card [...]

Posted in: News, Wallets

In watchOS 2, Apple says your Watch will function as your alarm clock when you charge it as it lays on its side.  Most stands on the marketplace now don't place the watch on its side, so you won't be able to take advantage of the rotated face and snooze button of the Nightstand mode using [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Watches, Clocks
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This post brought to you by HP Matter. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Gadgeteer. For years, the adage in the academic world was "publish or perish", meaning that you need to research in your field and periodically publish a paper or book to prove to the university that you are [...]

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If a soft-sided travel kit just can't handle the job of protecting your toiletries for travel, you need to step up to the Tooletries travel kits.  These hard-sided cases have removable silicone netting inside to prevent your items from shifting during travel, and the waterproof neoprene lining adds protective cushioning and protects the contents of [...]

Posted in: Gear, News, Travel Gear

Motion sensors are great in concept - illuminating your property when they sense nearby motion - but they can lack in execution.  Normal motion sensors light up only a relatively small area around the light when they detect motion.  This isn't a problem when the motion is from an animal, but could allow a more [...]

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When I was a kid, I remember poring over the catalogs we'd get (especially the Sears' Wish Book), and I'd look at everything that could be a gift for my family members - if only I had some money...  It always seemed to me that the gifts for men were strange and/or utilitarian.  Women had [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

I absolutely love my Keyport keychain, and I know my husband loves his just as much.  It's incredibly nice to have up to six keys and keychain tools (like an LED flashlight, pen, flash drive, bottle opener, or even an insert to hold his VIP customer card numbers)  in one compact little case about the [...]

Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
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Bellroy has just introduced their first phone case for the iPhone 6.  Their are actually two models of this case: one to hold the phone plus one daily-use card and one to hold three cards.  The cases can also hold some cash and even a spare SIM card.  The case is made from flexible polycarbonate [...]

Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Wallets
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That title won't make sense unless you watch the Kickstarter project video for the O'Keefe Music Foundation Album, but let me explain.  This post isn't about gadgets, but it is about music, and we've featured lots of gear in the past for making or listening to music.  You probably have seen some videos by the young [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

A few days ago, we told you about the Connector Pen that works as a ballpoint pen, stylus, and stores microUSB and Lightning charging cables inside.  Today, we have the Power Pen, which has the ballpoint and stylus, but has a 700mAh rechargeable battery inside instead of just cables.  It has just enough power to [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

Even if you don't have room for a keg, you can keep beer on tap in your home.  The uKeg is a pressurized growler system that will fit in your fridge to keep your beer cold.  It also has vacuum-insulated walls to keep your beer cold when you take the uKeg with you.  "With vacuum [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

The Wind 'n Go Vers-A-Light is a rechargeable LED lantern that can serve as a hand-held flashlight, camping light, reading light, or an emergency light.  You can carry it or hang it by its loop handle, or you can attach it to metal items with its built-in magnets.  It has 16 white LEDs that operate [...]

Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of eBay for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Need some ideas for keeping the kids occupied and entertained this summer?  Jonesing for a new gadget, but you don't know what's new and fun?  Or maybe you have a new tech device, and you're looking [...]

Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

You can combine Dad's love of Star Trek with his pride in his lawn with these garden ornaments.  The Star Trek Garden Gnomes are made of durable cast polyresin, so they'll stand up to the weather for years.  There are four designs to choose from (with the phrase shown on the bottom of the statue): [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News, Outdoor Gear

Earlier this year, we told you about the Know Your Knots Bandana with 16 of the most useful outdoor, sailing, climbing and survival knots with instructions printed on it.  Now, Colter Co. is introducing a new bandana:  the Fly Fishing Knots Bandana.  Of course, you can use it for all the useful functions normally performed by a [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Outdoor Gear

You've probably heard of SAD, seasonal affective disorder, which is a type of depression that affects some people because of their reduced exposure to light in the darker months of the year (fall and winter in the Northern hemisphere).  It can affect some people at other times of the year if they don't tend to [...]

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Now you won't have to pick up your phone to check the status of your Words with Friends games, because you can keep tabs on the status of your games, chat with your friends, and strategize directly from your Apple Watch.  If you already have the iOS version of the Words with Friends app, you'll [...]

Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Watches, Clocks

Do you dedicate one cutting board for meat and another for veggies so you don't have to worry about cross-contamination?  I do, but since both my boards look alike except for a small color ring, I have to take a second look to be sure I'm grabbing the correct one.  With the Color-Coded Cutting Mats, [...]

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If you have an internet connection, you'll be able to subscribe to SHOWTIME's new streaming service.  In the beginning, they'll be partnered exclusively with Apple, so you'll also need an Apple device or an Apple TV until the service expands to other providers.  The new service is simply called SHOWTIME, and subscribers "will have unlimited [...]

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