Kathleen Chapman


Backpacks and messenger bags have become our preferred everyday carry bags. But what happens when you need something a little more business-like? Waterfield's newly updated Cozmo 2.0 laptop bag seems to be the type of bag that would be useful in a business setting. While reviewing the bag, I found that it is even more [...]

Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, Reviews

Before I pursued a degree in entomology, I first considered marine biology. I've always marveled at the unusual life forms out there, many of which exist in the ocean and many are in places most of us don't have access to. The company OpenROV has sold personal underwater robot kits for those like me who [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

I have incredible difficulty finding comfortable exercise footwear because I have flat feet. Most of the time I find myself exercising without shoes at all. This may no longer be a problem for people like me with the advent of the Futurecraft 3D, which is a 3-D printed, customized midsole for running shoes. Adidas, in [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News

The release of the Microsoft Band 2 was announced on October 6. It is a Bluetooth 4.0 (low energy) activity tracker that has continuous heart rate monitoring to track your heart rate, calorie burn, and sleep. It also provides tracking data for the number of steps taken, running, biking, golfing, or working out and has [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News

The Compass series chandelier by Modgen caught my eye and is sure to do the same with any of your guests. It's a simple, elegant LED pendant light that would fit wonderfully with modern style furniture and decor. The light has an outer aluminum casing with an inner plastic ring and is 375mm x 45.7mm and [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News

I'm a latecomer to the world of wireless charging. I've been doing just fine plugging in my phone when necessary; however, it has always been in the back of my mind to give wireless charging a try. So when the Choetech 3-Coils Wireless Iron Stand Charger was available to review, I was eager to check [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews, Wireless

The clock called Ferrolic by Dutch designer Zelf Koelman is like a lava lamp clock that does not emit light. The magnetic fluid (a black fluid with magnetic particles suspended in it) within an aluminum casing is attracted to the clock's electromagnets to form the numbers. The best part is that it comes with software that is [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News, Watches and Clocks

The Chromecast app is completely redesigned and is now available in Google Play and iTunes. It works with the latest Chromecast and the first generation Chromecast as well. It allows the user to browse through the content on all the Chromecast enabled apps on your phone (under the What's On tab); use playback controls like [...]

Posted in: Android, Audio, Video, TV, News

When I purchased my current Chromecast, I was disappointed that it didn't support the 5 GHz WiFi band. The 2.4 GHz band is just a bit crowded in my neighborhood and my streaming can sometimes suffer. But today Google announced that the newest Chromecast (which works with iPhone, iPad, or Android devices, plus Chromebook, Mac, [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, News
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Entomophagy is "the human consumption of insects and arachnids as food" according to Entomophagy.com. Now don't get squeamish, but this may very well be the future for feeding the world. Did you know that there are an estimated 10 quintillion (10,000,000,000,000,000,000) insects (about 900,000 species) on the planet according to Smithsonian Information? That seems like [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News

The Gmail Android app has recently added Block email address and Unsubscribe to the list of menu overflow items. To block someone who bombards you with unnecessary emails, all you have to do is open the email, tap on the menu overflow icon (three vertical dots) located within the email next to the reply button [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

In a press release on September 22, Amazon stated that it will be offering Prime memberships for $67 to new members in celebration for winning five Emmies for its original series Transparent. "This one day discount will start on Friday, September 25 at 12:00 a.m. ET and end at 11:59 p.m. PT. New members can sign [...]

Posted in: News

There's just nothing worse than exercising in glasses or sunglasses when they slip, bounce and fog up because of perspiration. When the Gadgeteer was asked to review the Nike Vision Run X2 Sunglasses, I volunteered to see if they might function better than others during exercise. What I found was that they are excellent sunglasses [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews

Since I purchased my Nexus 6 phone, I have thoroughly enjoyed receiving immediate system updates from Google. The Android 6.0 update known as Marshmallow has been described as an incremental upgrade in which certain features are being updated and the bugs of the previous OS are being fixed. Even so, I still find myself eagerly [...]

Posted in: Android, News

Some of you may have noticed a few weeks ago that Amazon has implemented a change in its Appstore. Amazon Underground is a new permanent program that Amazon has created to provide its customers "with over $10,000 in paid apps, games, and in-app items now FREE" every day via the web, 3rd generation or later Fire [...]

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This cast iron candle holder called Moment was designed by Norwegian designer Lars Beller Fjetland according to Dezeen. It is an amazingly simple design that uses a movable pendulum attached to an arm with a cupped extinguisher. The pendulum's needle-like tip is inserted into the side of a candle such that when the wick burns [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

We're a mixed Android and iOS home and I've been thinking for a little while that it would be nice to have a micro-USB to Lightning cable adapter to carry with me when I'm out-and-about. This would allow me to only carry one cable with the adapter should any of us need to charge our [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews

Cat Jenga. That's right - this game really exists. If you find yourself bored and feel the need to find all the different ways you can stack cats ('cause, heck, you haven't stacked any cats lately), well then this is the game for you. I'm not so sure you can remove any of the cats [...]

Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News

If there's a tool available to help me save money, I'll use it. One of the tools I use is the Gasbuddy app. I've been using it for a while now and I love it. Anytime I need to fill up my vehicles, I search for the cheapest gas prices near me using this app; [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, News

I just found a great deal on Kinja Deals: Anker's Premium Tempered Glass Screen Protectors for iPhone 6/6s and iPhone 6/6s Plus are currently available for $1.99 each on Amazon using discount codes. They are laser cut to the precise dimensions of your phone and fit only on the flat surface (not on the curved [...]

Posted in: iOS, News