Kathleen Chapman

XboxOne-BackwardCompatibility-1

If you're like our family, you've been waiting and hoping that Microsoft would make Xbox One backward compatible before purchasing one (we didn't want to spend money on a new console and then have to spend more to purchase new games just to use it). Well, it took long enough, but that day is here at [...]

Posted in: Gaming Gear, News
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Kidizoom-Action-Cam

Do you have an adventurous child? Do you ever wonder what the world looks like from their point of view when they are performing their wild stunts? Perhaps not if you're squeamish, but if you do, you may not want to hand over your $400 GoPro Hero4 action camera to your little daredevil to capture such [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Kid Gadgets, News
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Death-star-beach-ball

Summer break is upon us which usually leads to the all too familiar words, "I'm bored." If you happen to be throwing a Star Wars themed party or have kids (or adults) that are Star Wars fans, why not purchase a Star Wars Death Star Light-up Beach Ball for some summertime fun? The kids can [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News, Outdoor Gear
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ECBC-Hercules-1

Backpacks are handy when traveling. They allow you to carry things on your back, leaving your hands free to pull other luggage. Better still, the TSA or security checkpoint friendly backpacks make getting through security with your laptop and other devices quick and painless (relatively speaking). With these backpacks, the laptop portion opens so that [...]

Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, Reviews
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BlueDriver-Monitor-1

Cars have become more advanced, and along with the new computer and emissions controls have come the warning indicator lights or "idiot lights" that will go off if the computer detects something wrong with a system in your vehicle. Thankfully, a standard port for accessing that information in the car's computer system was developed, called [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
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Google-Project-Fi

In addition to the big carriers like Verizon, AT&T, T-mobile, and Sprint, Google is now entering the wireless service arena with their Project Fi network using the Nexus 6, which is currently the only supported device. This project doesn't create a new network, but rather uses network equipment that is already in place and is [...]

Posted in: News
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Amazon-FreeApps

I'm a bargain hunter so when I see Amazon offering more than just their Free App of the Day deal, I'm interested and I figure that some of you may be too. Amazon is offering over $110 in paid apps and games for free until May 16. Some of the highlights include: Bike Race Pro [...]

Posted in: Android related, News
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iClever-Bluetooth-Transmitter-and-Receiver-1

We have an old Yamaha receiver/amplifier that has 5.1 Pioneer surround sound speakers connected to it. I've been thinking for a while that it would be nice to be able to stream music through these speakers. There a several devices out there that will turn your non Bluetooth speakers into Bluetooth speakers to stream music to and [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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Mio-Alpha2-1

I love trying out the latest in heart rate monitors, especially those that do not require straps. I currently use a Polar M400 (which Dave Rees reviewed in February of this year) with the Polar H7 Bluetooth heart sensor chest strap and they work really well, but it would be nice not to have to use [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews, Watches, Clocks
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Runtastic-Libra-1

I've been using a Tanita BC554 Ironman InnerScan Body Composition scale for over a decade and love it. It has been my accountability partner in trying to stay healthy. The only thing I have longed for is either a WiFi or Bluetooth feature that would automatically sync all the data to an app to keep [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, Home, Kitchen, Reviews
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MPOW-Bluetooth-Swift-Headphone-1

I only use in-ear headphones when exercising and have used a cheap wired Philips set (SHQ3200) for years, but now I think it's time for a Bluetooth set. I recently reviewed an iClever IC-BTH01 Bluetooth Stereo Headset and thought it was a decent pair but lacked the strong bass I like when working out. Since I [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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Pixel-Block-1

Everything we do seems to be tracked these days, even when we open our emails. According to Wired.com, "Marketers—or anyone who’s inspired to snoop—simply insert a transparent 1×1 image [pixel] into an email. When that email is opened, the image pings the server it originated from with information like the time, your location, and the [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
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Master-Chief-motorcycle-helmet-1

It's spring! Time to set aside your games of Halo and enjoy the outdoors by taking a ride on your motorcycle. But you don't have to leave Halo behind completely - now you can be Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 while you ride around town with this Spartan motorcycle helmet from NECAonline.com. There have been other Halo [...]

Posted in: Gaming Gear, Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, News
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Wahoo-TickrX-1

Fitness gadgets are my exercise motivator. I love them. My only caveat is that they must be able to accurately track at the very least my heart rate and calories burned during a workout and not just my daily routine activities. The more data they collect the better. When the Gadgeteer was offered the Wahoo [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
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iClever-Bluetooth-Stereo-Headset-1

I've been using an inexpensive set of Philips wired earphones forever and have been pretty happy with them. However, the more time that has passed, the more I have thought about replacing them with a Bluetooth set, especially when doing chores around the house. The iClever IC-BTH01 Bluetooth Stereo Headset was then offered to the [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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Plantronics Voyager Legend 1

Bluetooth hands-free headsets or smart car calling features are becoming more and more necessary now that 14 states have banned hand-held cell phone use while driving, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association.  Even if your state doesn't have a ban on hand-held cell phone use while driving, there are bans on people using them in school [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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Decibullz-Custom-Molded-Earphone-Adapters

I have trouble keeping my earphones in my ears while working out and constantly have to reposition them which is indeed an exercise in futility! ;-) Decibullz Custom Molded Earphone Adapters are an elegant, inexpensive solution to this tedious problem. You can replace your standard silicone tips from earphones that have a straight nozzle with [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, News
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Miu Aroma Diffuser 9

About a year ago, I hopped on the essential oils bandwagon because several people I know use them for health and wellness purposes. However, I simply enjoyed the aroma and so did my kids. I've since purchased two ultrasonic diffusers, both of which have had drawbacks. One of these, the H2EO Ultrasonic Diffuser, leaves about [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Home, Kitchen, Reviews
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Epiphany shower 1

Water is such a beautiful, life giving precious resource and a fascinating chemical enigma - definitely something to be conserved. One of the ways to save water is by using low-flow shower heads, however "Low flow shower heads are weak and frustrating. No wonder nobody wants them!" (just ask Kramer for you Seinfeld fans out [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
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Amazon free apps

Amazon Appstore is offering 34 FREE apps until March 22. Some of the highlights include: Cut the Rope - was $0.99 Elements of Photography Pro - was $3.50 EasyTether - was $9.99 Business Calendar - was $4.99 NeoCal Advanced Calculator - was $9.99 Reading Trainer - was $2.99 HanDBase Database Manager - was $9.99 G-Stomper Studio - was $9.95 Cross DJ Pro - [...]

Posted in: Android related, News
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