Kathleen Chapman

RAVPower-Savior-9000mAh-Battery-1

There are some days during the week that I am constantly on the go and nowhere near an outlet to charge up my devices which makes portable external batteries invaluable. I am excited to see that backup batteries are starting to include built-in micro USB and Lightning cables thus no longer requiring you to bring [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
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Amazon-free-apps

The Amazon Appstore is having a Valentine's Day sale in which over 30 apps are now available for FREE. Here are just a few that are available: OfficeSuite Professional 8 (was $19.99) Trivia Crack (Ad Free) (was $2.99) mSecure - Password Manager and Secure Digital Wallet (was $9.99) Shazam Encore (was $4.99) Runtastic PRO GPS [...]

Posted in: Android related, News
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Science-cutting-boards-1

I love all the personal details that we have in our house, it really makes our home unique and purely ours. My husband and I have science backgrounds and love just about all things science. When I saw these cutting boards, I knew this was a unique item that I would enjoy having in my [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
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3D-Heart-Model

The Gadgeteer has reported in the past about how you can print a light saber, a storm trooper, musical instruments, and pen holders using 3D printers. When I think of 3D printing, these are the types of things that come to mind, but I was blown away when I read about how a 3D printed [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
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15-Watt-Wireless-Charging-Solution

I have just recently upgraded my phone to one that supports wireless charging and was excited to try it for the first time. I was going to purchase a five watt wireless charger until I came across a press release from Freescale Semiconductor about their 15 watt wireless charging solution. Their design will support faster, [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Wireless
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Nixplay-CloudFrame-8

I have hundreds of photos stored on a computer and external hard drive just sitting there being neglected. :( I've always intended on printing my favorites but never got around to it and now there are so many, the task is overwhelming. I also intended on buying a digital frame to display them; however, I [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews, Wireless
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Choetech-USBcharger-1

We have so many devices that are charged via USB in our house that multiport USB wall chargers have become a necessity for us. The Choetech 50 Watt 6 Port Desktop Smart USB Wall Charger is one that was offered to the Gadgeteer for review and I quickly volunteered to test it. To quote He-Man, [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
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Dino-care

Don't want to get a dog, cat, or gerbil for your kids? How about a fascinating different kind of "pet" - one that glows in the dark? Dino Pet is simply a container of photosynthetic bioluminescing dinoflagellates. These dinoflagellates are single celled algae that produce their own food via photosynthesis just like plants and will [...]

Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News, Pet Gadgets
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Arctic-P614BTheadphones-1

What would the world look like without music? Much less happy I would guess. Music is a vital part of our lives, however, it is not always appropriate to share that music with those around you (like at work) making earbuds or headphones a necessity. The Arctic P614 BT (for Bluetooth) headphones are one of [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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Firefly-Serenity-USBflashdrive

Need a stocking stuffer for that diehard Firefly fan? How about getting him or her an 8 G capacity flash drive in the form of a three inch diecast metal replica of the Serenity? It has a loop for your keychain, a push button to eject the drive, and the engines even light up. In [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, News
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Soba-Cable-Director

Soba Cable Director by Bluelounge is a wonderfully simple way to help detangle the mess of cables that accumulate in the dark corners behind our electronics gathering dust. The Vortex tube coils lengthwise and the zipper tool is positioned onto the tube allowing you to slide it up or down opening the tube to insert [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
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OxyLED-lamp-1a

I just love the concept of LEDs. They save so much on energy and energy costs, run at a much cooler temperature than other lighting options (cool!), work forever (well okay, so not forever, but a REALLY long time), and now they have a softer yellow light available in lamps - take my money! The [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
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Simple.TV review

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We cut cable a long time ago and opted for over-the-air (OTA) channels using antennas. Back in the day, we also bought DVD recorders to record our favorite shows but had problems with ALL of them, and never got around to replacing them. Most of the time I'm at home when my shows are on, [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
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Celebrate with the Force this Christmas by decorating with these Kurt S. Adler Star Wars lawn ornaments. Each 36 inch character (which includes Darth Vader, R2D2, a Storm Trooper, and Yoda) contains 50 lights and is decked out in Christmas apparel to join you in celebrating the holidays. When decorating this Christmas, "Do, or do [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
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Microsoft-band

The Microsoft Band is Microsoft's contribution to the wearables market. It is a cross-platform Bluetooth device that works on Windows Phone 8.1 update, iOS 7.1 and 8, and Android 4.3-4.4 devices. It has a full-color touch display and will track your sleep patterns, number of steps taken, calories burned, and heart rate and has watch functions such [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
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Evak-Food-Storage-1a

Want to organize your pantry and keep food from going stale? The Prepara Evak Airtight Glass Food Storage solution may be just the thing for you. I have been looking around for a durable airtight solution, but not necessarily to stave off stale food. My desire is to find a product that is truly airtight to [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
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Denon-Heos-1

Installing a whole home audio system used to be a chore. Now with wireless systems like the Korus V400 and V600 (reviewed on the Gadgeteer), Sonos, and others, you no longer have to deal with the hassle of hard wiring the speakers into your home. You can even buy speakers one at a time and easily expand [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
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LifeBEAM-helmet-1

The LifeBEAM bicycling helmet has an all weather compatible "advanced optical" sensor in the helmet to collect data on your heart rate, calories and performance. But the best thing about this helmet is that you are not tied down to communicating that data to only one device or app. This helmet will transmit the data via [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
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Dyson-humidifier-1

Living in Wisconsin (we lived there years ago) meant aeon long winters, heart stopping heating bills, and desert dry air. We used humidifiers to try to add invaluable moisture to the air to help decrease respiratory illnesses or alleviate the symptoms, but also to keep from shocking each other to a fine char. While cleaning [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
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Buffalo wireless travel router 1

Even though WiFi is usually provided for free in hotels here in the United States, it is very common to have a weak signal. Enter the travel router. It will connect to the hotel's internet connection via Ethernet cable (or wirelessly via WiFi) and allow you to connect all your devices to it wirelessly. Travel [...]

Posted in: Reviews, Wireless
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