Kathleen Chapman


There are new innovations being made in technology all the time. Some are outlandish, but some become a vital part of our lives. I believe that the laser measuring tool is one of those devices that will become (if it hasn't already) a vital part of our lives, especially for those who are involved in [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews

If you were to stop and think about it, you would find that you probably have more Wi-Fi devices connected to your home network than you realize, and that number is only growing, right? Let's see, there are our computers, phones, tablets, printers, TVs, blue-ray players, game consoles, appliances, thermostats, security cameras, picture frames, doorbells, [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, News, Wireless

I enjoy using leather products because of their beauty and durability. Recently I had the opportunity to review Waterfield's Cozmo 2.0 laptop leather bag. It was a very well made, wonderful laptop bag but a little too spacious for my personal preferences. I recently received the Kanzek Slim Safe Portfolio to review. I discovered that it is a [...]

Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, Reviews

I think that everyone who has ever screwed in a screw has stripped a screw head (or two) at one time or another. When it happens, you can either just leave it alone, muttering to yourself, "Good enough!" Or you can bore out the screw with a drill bit and replace it. There is an [...]

Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Home and Kitchen, News

The Lumen flashlight is a unique flashlight - it doesn't need an external power source to use it. All it needs is your body heat. How does it work? According to the Kickstarter page, you touch TEG (Thermoelectric Generator) - small ceramic bar that can produce electric current when we provide temperature difference between upper [...]

Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

Do you need to add a pop of color to your home or office? The Chromatic: LED Color Spectrum Clock might just do the trick. This clock has 60 LEDs and allows you to select from one of six different animation modes: Pulse - Red hour, minute (which pulses seconds), and second hands RGB - [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News

Twenty-one year old Tyler Skluzacek created a smartwatch and smartphone app called myBivy (short for my bivouac, which is a military encampment with tents or shelter in which to rest) to help soldiers suffering from night terrors, a major symptom of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. Tyler's father was suffering from night terrors and [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Remember the Gadgeteer news post about Farm 432? You know, the device you can use to raise your own black soldier fly larvae as a source of alternative protein to feed your family? Well, the same company that came up with that device (which is not available to the public), LivinStudio, now has a device called the [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Home and Kitchen, News
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Telegram is a messaging app that looks and feels a lot like WhatsApp, however, there are some very distinct differences. Telegram is available for every platform: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, PC, Mac, Linux, and a web version as well. It is cloud based so you can access your messages from multiple devices but also secure [...]

Posted in: Android, iOS, News, Windows Phone

I currently have an Aukey two-port car charger with one Quick Charge 2.0 port. It charges my phone more quickly than conventional chargers and has been working wonderfully without problems. However, we have two phones in our family that support Quick Charge 2.0 so I have been on the lookout for an inexpensive dual port [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, News

I've been a T-mobile customer for all of 2015 because of no contracts, free music streaming, and free mobile hotspot all for a cheaper price than the AT&T contract that I was using previously. Today during the Uncarrier 10 Live Event, T-mobile announced Binge On which allows you to stream video free without having to [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, News

As a kid, I loved almost all things glow-in-the-dark. The Zulu bicycle from Pure Fix Cycles is a glow-in-the-dark bicycle that I would have loved to have owned. The paint is solar-activated and just one hour in the sun will give you about one hour of nighttime glow. This is a single speed bicycle that [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
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I love the idea of a video doorbell. Being able to see and speak to your visitors even when you are not home could really be handy. So fortunately when the Gadgeteer was offered the DoorBird Video Doorbell for review, I was given the opportunity to test it. When doing so, I found that the [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews

I know there are a lot of iPad fans out there and if you've been waiting for a deal to purchase an iPad Air 2, now is the time. Staples has discounted the iPad Air 2 WiFi models ($100 off the 16 GB models and up to $140 off the 128 GB models). Additionally, the [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Amazon stated in a press release today that they are launching a Black Friday Deals store starting today and continuing until December 22. They will have deals on electronics, toys, jewelry, clothing, etc. Amazon Prime members will have access to "more than 30,000 Lightning Deals 30 minutes early" through Prime Early Access and all shoppers [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

While surfing around on the net, my attention was immediately arrested by this watch. The Bradley, created by the design company Eone, is a unique and professional looking watch that would look attractive on anyone wearing it, although it might be a little large for some depending on your preferences since it is 40mm in [...]

Posted in: News, Watches and Clocks

Drones like quadcopters are incredibly popular. They can be really fun to fly but unfortunately, people can misuse them and that's bad news especially when flying them in sensitive airspace. Since hunting them down with guns blazing is frowned upon, the government and law enforcement now have available to them the Battelle DroneDefender. This defensive [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, News, Outdoor Gear

It's a little thing, but I find it frustrating sometimes to fumble around for the proper orientation to insert my phone's charging cable into the micro-USB port - especially in the dark. Generally speaking, it only takes 10 seconds at most for me to do this which really isn't a big deal, yet, isn't it [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

HandScape has developed a new case called HandyCase for your iPhone 6/6+, iPhone 6S/6S+, iPad Mini 1, 2 & 3, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro. This fascinating case allows you to pop in your device, turn on the case, connect it via Bluetooth Low Energy, then start using all of your fingers to select [...]

Posted in: iOS, Miscellaneous, News

Do you find yourself gazing at your smartwatch a little too long to read your texts? Perhaps your watch face is too small. Wouldn't it be nice to have a larger display? What you need is the Wove Band made by Polyera.  Most of the outer surface of the band functions as a grayscale capacitive multi-touch [...]

Posted in: News, Watches and Clocks