Mark Rosengarten

I like to go walking and when I do, I listen to podcasts on my iPhone using earbuds.  Of course, having the cords dangling from your ears and catching on stuff can be quite annoying, so I went in search of something cordless that I would also be able to use as a handsfree headset… Read More

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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I am a bagoholic.  I have two closets filled with bags from waist packs, day bags, shoulder bags to camera backpacks.  Some of them date back a ways...I still have and use both a Roadwired Pod and Podzilla!  I am always on the lookout for that next bag that will hold what I need when… Read More

Posted in: Bags, Reviews

A while back, I reviewed the X1, X2 and X3 UV filters from Breakthrough Photography.  Their slimline cells with ridged edges that make them easier to mount and stack on your lenses have had a permanent place on my Canon 24-105 f/4L and Canon 16-35 f/4L lenses ever since.  They remain wonderful companions, not getting… Read More

Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews
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Kickstarter has a new project called the Oval Digital HandPan.  It is a percussive instrument that can connect via USB on Android and iOS or Bluetooth MIDI on iOS to the MIDI-compliant music app of your choice to give you an unlimited palette of sound to choose from.  With five sensors per pad, it gives… Read More

Posted in: Music Gear, News

I recently purchased a 1993 Midwest Micro Elite notebook off of eBay.  It boots to BIOS but that's about it.  I just wanted to own my very first "real" laptop computer again...I sold it off on the comp.sys.laptops USENET group back around 1995 and kind of regretted it ever since.  It has a serial port… Read More

Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews

Technology has come a long, long way in the last 10 years but battery technology has lagged behind.  There are limitations to electrochemistry that nanoscale carbon substrates can help boost but until that day we have become accustomed to carrying around spare battery packs for our devices.  With more and more devices sealing their batteries… Read More

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews

When I was a kid, I played Dungeons and Dragons.  My favorite character was a cleric named Becket.  Original, I know.  One of the spells I found most useful was Continual Light.  This created a very strong light source wherever the spell was cast.  I figured out a way to overcome the inherent limitations of… Read More

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

The proliferation of gadgets without keyboards has been explosive over the last few years, as have the options for keyboards to increase productivity.  The Surface and Surface Pro series, the numerous Windows, Android and iOS tablets...all of them call for a keyboard to really maximize productivity with these devices.  Rapoo generously sent us a sample… Read More

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Computer Gear, Reviews

(Supermodel Priya poses behind the three filters being tested in this review) I love photography.  There isn't a day when I don't have my camera with me, ready to capture something beautiful.  I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark III full-frame dSLR and my workhorse lens is the 24-105 f/4L.  A top-quality lens on a… Read More

Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

Whether you like it or not, the selfie is here to stay.  Capturing yourself in the moment is an extremely popular form of self-expression these days.  Heck, I used to turn my film camera around and point it towards myself and take what I hoped would be a usable shot.  Even some new phones are… Read More

Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, iOS, Reviews

Synthesizers have been around for a long, long time and many efforts have been made to turn them into expressive, virtuoso performing machines.  Ribbons, X/Y pads and pitch/mod wheels have long been a staple for keyboardists but they all have one glitch...the expressiveness of the note is separated by two hands and two motions that… Read More

Posted in: Music Gear, News

I love my GPS.  It goes everywhere I go and I depend on it more than I'd really like to admit.  With the advent of the GPS-equipped smartphone, we have the option to use apps like Google Maps and Navigation to stand in for a GPS.  Convergence, right?  Why have two devices when one will… Read More

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
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I have owned portable computing devices worn on the hip since I got my HP 200LX in 1994.  I remember going to Circuit City the day the first Palm Pilot was released to grab one. Afterwards I drove up to Woodstock to meet a friend and hike up Overlook Mountain in the Catskills after a… Read More

Posted in: Android, Articles, iOS

It came in an unassuming box, fitting neatly into my mailbox in a bubble mailer.  I took it out and opened it up and lo!  There was THE gadget I HAD to get my hands on.  Since Maker Faire three years ago I had fallen in love with the Useless Machine.  There are so many… Read More

Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Geek Toys, Reviews

There have been a large number of Bluetooth audio devices reviewed here on The Gadgeteer lately!  Well, they are pretty popular devices.  Especially Bluetooth speakers.  They free you from the tangle of cables, after all!  What we have on offer here for your consideration is the Inateck BP-2001 Portable Bluetooth Speaker.  This review will be… Read More

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews

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