Ryan Chapman

tylt-backpack-1

Since I travel frequently, I am always searching for the perfect backpack. Finding the balance between size, comfort, and usability is the biggest challenge. The TYLT Energi+ backpack looks to be not only comfortable, but convenient, so when I was offered to review it, I was happy to accept. I had two weekend trips to [...]

Posted in: Bags, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews, Travel Gear
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brainstorm-bikejersey-2

Last fall I purchased a road bike so I could start getting my stamina up for my next belt test in karate. After procrastinating for a little over half a year, I finally started riding. Normally when I go out I am in my biking shorts and some sort of t-shirt, since I always thought [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
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swagu-1

When I go out for a walk around the neighborhood, I always have to have music to listen to. Normally, plugging in my headphones and dropping my iPhone in my pocket works well, but lately I've been using an arm strap instead of my pockets. While it feels better for walking, the cord is starting [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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ihome-idl46-5

I've had my iHome docking alarm clock since the 3nd generation iPod Touch came out. I enjoyed the easy interface that iHome brought, and that it worked with my iPhone when I got one. Sadly, when they upgraded to the Lightning connector the dock no longer worked with my phone, but I had grown so [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews, Watches, Clocks
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unu-case-1

I admit, when I read Gadgeteer reviews for the wireless charging pads, I am jealous. While I love my iPhone, I wish I could easily charge it up like the Android phones do. For an iPhone to have the same capabilities, we have to have a case, like the uNu Aero wireless charging battery case and mat. [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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sprng-1

When I picked up my first pair of Apple earbuds, I was very disappointed in how they kept falling out of my ears. Then Earpods came out, and since they had a different shape, I thought they would work better, but still, I had no luck. Sprng offered to have their Sprng clips for the [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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papago-770-5

I've never been much of a fan of watches. I'd either lose them, break them, or forget to wear them. Then cell phones came along, further denying my need for a time keeping device. However, I came upon a change of heart when I started coaching tennis. The girls would ask me what time it [...]

Posted in: GPS, Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews, Watches, Clocks
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ryandesk-3

My first computer was given to me in 9th grade, which was a laptop running Windows 98. Before that, we had rented a computer for word processing from a Nebraska agency, which ran Windows 95 and had a dot matrix printer along with it. Being one of the relatively young Gadgeteers, you may laugh at [...]

Posted in: Articles
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swann-445-1

I've been procrastinating for a while now about picking up an IP-Cam to monitor my home and my cats while I am away from home. We've managed to get by on a webcam attached to our media center computer, but it is stationary, with no pan and tilt capabilities. I've seen Swann cameras in my [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Camera Gear, Reviews
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SlideStand review

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Sometimes you have a case you love, but you need a stand so you can FaceTime, Skype, or watch videos on your phone. Problem is, a lot of the cases that have stands built in are not as stylish as the ones you find without stands. In comes the SlideStand, a stick on stand for [...]

Posted in: Android related, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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truffol-autograph-1

Several months ago, I reviewed a few cases from Truffol. I loved them, but they caused signal degradation. Truffol took some of the comments they heard and went a step further when developing their latest product, the Truffol Autograph leather skin. Instead of a case, they have taken their high quality leather and made a [...]

Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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vority-case-1

Phone cases are one of my secret passions. I love to have something different than everyone else, and I love color. One problem with the charging cases I've seen is that they are pretty limited in the colors you can have. I've seen black, white, and every once in a while, a blue or red [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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griffin-survivor-1

So perhaps you've got, or are thinking about getting, an iPad Air. They are quite light, but also easy to drop, and if you have children or are prone to dropping your iPad frequently, you may find a need for a heavier-duty case. Griffin has come out with their Survivor line of cases for the [...]

Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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justmobile-aluframe-1

When I decided to get the iPhone 5S, I knew that I had to have the gold version. Not only was it 'rare' at the time, but it just looked different. Since then, I've been looking for a nice bumper frame to go along with my phone so I can show off my phone yet [...]

Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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fordnaias-1

Last week I was lucky enough to attend the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) as part of the NAIAS Blogger Experience with Ford. Now, you may wonder what an auto show has to do with The Gadgeteer, but if you look at how much our electronics have been integrated into our vehicles, it doesn't [...]

Posted in: Articles, Car Gear
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oblanc-romeo-6

I like to have a pair of headphones with me everywhere I go. You never know when you'll need to use them. I've tried out several types of headphones, from buds to in-ear, and one thing that I noticed was the lack of bass in the smaller, more portable headphones. This, coupled with the fact [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
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saddleback-air-1

If you plan to upgrade, or have upgraded to an iPad Air, you've probably noticed by now that most of the cases no longer fit. The iPad Air, to me, seems too breakable to just throw in a backpack on a trip, so I needed a good, solid case for travel. Saddleback Leather is working [...]

Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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ovision-housing-1

In this day and age, many young people have given up using a point and shoot camera and rely solely on their cell phone cameras for taking pictures. With the advances in camera technology in phones, minus having zoom, the quality can be on par with many point and shoots. But what happens when you [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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roolen-breath-1

Here in Seattle, we had a dry spell where there was no rain and the air was as dry as I remember in the Midwest. I've tried several types of humidifiers to keep our bedroom bearable, but all have been returned due to not doing enough, or being simply too bulky and inconvenient to use [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
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roccat-ryos-1

When it comes to PC gaming, one of the sounds you hate to hear is that "beep!" when you've pressed down too many keys. This is due to most average keyboards having a set number of keys allowed to be pressed at the same time. The way to combat this is to pick up a [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Gaming Gear, Reviews
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