Kathleen Chapman

Two years ago, I was sent the Antennas Direct ClearStream Eclipse HDTV Amplified Indoor Antenna (35 mile range) to review. It worked well in my living room where it still resides, but I did struggle to get it to tune in all our channels in the den. The Gadgeteer was contacted by Antennas Direct about [...]

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Now that the smartphone has pretty much conquered the world, I guess it's time that we upgrade everything else to "smart" status: our homes, appliances, cars, and our headphones. Yep. It's time for smart headphones. Muzik One is the "smartphone of headphones" according to the Muzik website. It has a touch control panel to pause, [...]

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Looking for a fun gift for the kids in your family? The Geospace Ski Skooter might be something they'll enjoy. The Ski Skooter looks like a snowboard but with a foldable handle. The handle allows kids to balance and steer the snowboard down slopes of snow, grass or sand. It also works like a scooter [...]

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I have been hunting for a small, thin, efficient, rugged wallet for years that isn't overly expensive. I want something that I can just grab out of my purse that contains all of my basic necessities whenever the time calls for it and will fit in my pockets. Most women's wallets and even men's trifold [...]

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SplashLight is a unique water blaster that shoots bioluminescent water by using the protein luciferin and protein enzyme luciferase in tablet form (BioToy calls the tablets reLumes) such that when inserted into the squirt gun and mixed with ordinary tap water it creates the bioluminescent water. SplashLight shoots a stream of up to 12 feet [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, News
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Sometimes sitting down at your desk represents the drudgery of long hours of work. So if you're looking to brighten up your desk and your day, AND you're a Star Wars fan, this BB-8 Architectural Desk Lamp is sure to do the trick.  It uses up to a 40 watt incandescent light bulb or a [...]

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Some of you are familiar with my love of insects. Sadly, that trait was not passed down to my kids - and I have tried; oh, how I've tried. Every now and then I'll hear a blood-curdling scream as though someone just lost a limb only to find out that a tiny insect or spider [...]

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Different lighting and mirrors can give you a false reflection of yourself. If that drives you crazy when getting ready in the morning, then the simplehuman 8" Sensor Mirror (distortion-free 5x magnification) may be something that interests you. It is equipped with sensors that will automatically turn on or off its ring of LED lights [...]

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Carrying around our music is something that most people don't give a lot of thought to. We use headphones (wired or Bluetooth) to listen to our favorite tunes when out and about and don't even think about how we experience music - the fact that the sound is transmitted through the air to our ears. [...]

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Do you love all things Halo? Are you constantly seeking out Halo merchandise to sport your fandom? Perhaps this Halo 5 Master Chief Messenger Bag is something you need to add to your collection. This cool looking messenger bag is made of nylon, polyester, and polyurethane and is 16 inches wide x 13 1/2 inches [...]

Posted in: Bags, News
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When listening to music or watching a movie on a device, I crave great sound and comfort out of my headphones. Since these two criteria are often quite subjective, it would seem that what works for one person, may not for another which seems to be the challenge of producing headphones that are within a [...]

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The TWIST World Adapter DUO from OneAdaptr is the only power adapter that you will need to take with you when you travel internationally (okay, so maybe it doesn't work everywhere, but it works in 150 countries!); it has all that you need in one piece. This unique adapter allows you to twist the base [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Travel Gear
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The title says it all - part of Amazon's Prime Day offers includes a THREE month trial of Amazon's Audible (Prime members only) in which you will receive one free audiobook per month AND a $10 Amazon credit toward your next qualifying Amazon purchase. After your three months are up, you will be charged $14.95 [...]

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Do you ever wonder about the air quality in your home? I do because I happen to live right near a major highway. I wanted to know how healthy the air is inside my home so Foobot graciously allowed me to test their Foobot air quality monitor. In a nutshell, the device lumps air quality [...]

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Amazon is in the process of updating their Kindle app, e-Readers, and Fire tablets to include a new navigation feature called Page Flip. This feature allows you to tap on the current page of the book you are reading so that it remembers that page and pins a thumbnail version of it to the side [...]

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