Julie Strietelmeier

nova-flash

Janet and I have both reported on the Nova Bluetooth LED flash for iPhone and iOS devices (see related links list below). Now version 1.2 of the app that controls the Nova flash has the capability to allow one iPhone to control up to ten Nova flash units. We wanted to put iPhone owners in the [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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scosche-flatout

I don't know about you, but I like to have a status LED on my gadgets that lets me know when they are fully charged so I don't have to manually turn them on to check the battery level. Most of the Android smartphones that I've owned have this feature, but Apple's iPhones and iPads [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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couchlet

How many times have you been relaxing on the couch or in bed when your smartphone or tablet runs out of juice? If you're lazy like I am, you probably don't want to get up and plug in your device to charge it because let's face it, getting up is too much like work! Couchlet [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Home, Kitchen, News
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traxedo

Tracksuits have never been considered dinner party appropriate garb until now. Traxedos are tracksuits that, you guessed it, look like a tuxedo. Silly? Yes. Only worn by dorks and tools? Most likely. But hey, don't let that stop you. You'll definitely turn heads when people see you in one of these suits. The Traxedo comes [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
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week

Don't let the weekend go by without making sure that you didn't miss any of this week's content. Click through to see the full list of the gadget related news, reviews and articles that were posted on The Gadgeteer this past week. Sphero 2.0 robot ball review Axel Soundscape headphone review ThermaCELL heated insoles review GOcase [...]

Posted in: News
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cooks-innovations-buttermill-1

Grilled cheese sandwiches and buttered toast are two of my favorites. But buttering the bread when the butter has been taken straight from the refrigerator can be challenging because cold butter doesn't spread very easily. Taking the butter out ahead of time to soften is the easiest way to solve the problem, but for those times when you don't [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
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gadgeteer-ios-app

A few weeks ago I told you about the availability of a dedicated Android app for The Gadgeteer. At that time the iOS version of the app wasn't available because it had not yet been approved by Apple. I'm happy to announce that the The Gadgeteer iOS app is now available on iTunes! Just like [...]

Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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timeswirl

Have you ever wondered what we end up doing with the devices and products that we review? Do we continue to use them long after the review has been posted? Do we shove them in a drawer to collect dust? Do the products malfunction or break a week after we posted a glowing review? These reoccurring [...]

Posted in: Reviews
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misfit-exo

Misfit has just announced the EKOCYCLE Field Band, the result of a partnership with the Coca-Cola Company and will.i.am, for a new accessory for their popular Misfit Shine activity tracker. These wrist straps are made from 100% recycled PET plastic bottles and features a snap in mount for the Misfit tracker and an adjustable strap. The EKOCYCLE Field [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
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pipeworks

Multi-port USB chargers come in an almost unlimited variety of styles and colors, but this is the first time I've seen chargers made from actual pipe fittings. Pipe Works offers a unique collection of USB chargers, lamps and furniture that have been built using casted pipe fittings. These chargers have a cool industrial vibe and [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
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tinpan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnpsXvSKlCY If you've always wanted to play an instrument but don't have the money to buy a piano, guitar or other instrument or don't have any spare time to invest in learning the ins and outs of playing it, Tin Pan Rhythm is a new iOS app that makes playing music fun and easy. If you're like me, [...]

Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Music Gear, News
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week

This week we featured some great reviews and news on all sorts of gadget related topics. Please take a few minutes and review this list of all the reviews, articles and news posts that we published this week on The Gadgeteer. Mio Alpha 2 Heart Rate Sport Watch review EasyAcc MFi 3200mAh iPhone 6 battery [...]

Posted in: News
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powerskin-pop

If you complain about your iPhone or Android phone running out of battery at the most inopportune times, you need a backup battery. But which one do you buy? They come in all shapes, all sizes and all capacities. But the one thing the Powerskin PoP'n backup battery pack has going for it is the [...]

Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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waterfield-rapide

To help celebrate National Bike to Work Day this Friday, WaterField has just announced a new pouch that they have designed to attach to your bike's seat. The Rapide Bicycle Saddlebag is a US made bag with a cool retro vibe made from full-grain leather and waxed canvas. It holds a removable mini tool roll that organizes [...]

Posted in: Bags, News
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tmobile-202

Yesterday was my first day testing a phone on T-Mobile's network. I was very encouraged with the speedtest.net results at my house and even in my basement. Considering that I live in the middle of 12 wooded acres with no DSL, cable, etc., it's surprising that they have LTE in my immediate area. But I just happen [...]

Posted in: Articles
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tmobile-1

Yesterday I posted about my discovery that T-mobile coverage in my area actually exists now. I was excited to give them a try so I signed up for their free Test Drive plan on Friday and received an iPhone 5s this afternoon. I get to use the phone for seven days before returning it to a T-mobile [...]

Posted in: Articles
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tmobile-logo

I was complaining to Dave Rees last Friday about my flaky LG G3 and telling him that I was torn between upgrading now to a Samsung Galaxy S6 or waiting to see what the LG G4 might be like. An upcoming vacation had me thinking about upgrading sooner rather than later in order to get [...]

Posted in: Articles
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qi-recvr

Last month I published a news post making fun of a special wireless charging receiver for PMA style wireless chargers. I didn't see the point of such a device which seemed to offer no benefits over a regular USB cable because the adapter was so bulky and clunky. Then today Brando sent me news about a similar [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
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week

Is everyone having a great weekend so far? To make it even better, pull up a chair, a cold drink and click through to see the full list of all the news, reviews and articles we posted this past week. Runtastic Libra Bluetooth Smart Scale and Body Analyzer review Roamwild Surround travel pillow review RHA [...]

Posted in: News
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dropcam-alarmclock

WiFi cameras like the Dropcam, Spotcam and others are great gadgets that let you keep an eye on your property when you're not able to be there. But what if you want to keep an eye on things without people knowing that you're keeping an eye on things? One way is to turn your Dropcam Pro into [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Home, Kitchen, News
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