Steve Holt

When it comes to backpacks, you can never have too many, right?  Especially if you are a student, or a frequent traveler, or a wandering nomad.  Brevite makes a line of bags that are designed especially for folks who regularly carry photography equipment, but I find that their bags are great for just about anyone [...]

Posted in: Bags, Reviews
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I have lost track of the number of leather wallets I have gone through over the years.  I am sure the same thing has happened to you... at some point they all fall apart at the seems.  This problem inspired American Benchcraft to create a line of leather products that are crafted not with stitched [...]

Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews
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I have been a huge fan of the mini tablet form factor.  I have used one since the original Nexus 7 came out in 2012 and it is one of the small handful of gadgets I literally use every day.  It is light enough to hold in bed at night no matter which way you [...]

Posted in: Android, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables
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Your smartphone case really isn’t something that you should think that much about. But it should definitely accomplish several things while you aren’t thinking about it.  It should never get in the way.  It should protect your phone if you drop it.  It shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg.  And it should be quality [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, iOS, Reviews
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I have been looking for a reliable home security camera and my wants are pretty simple.  I want to be able to connect via my smartphone to watch the camera if I want, I would like to be notified if something moves in the house, and I want it to be affordable.  The $139.99 Spotcam [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews
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Here at the Gadgeteer we review lots of car chargers.  I mean lots.  All shapes and sizes.  But the Nonda Zus car charger is different.  We all know how anemic standard car lighter charging ports can be, right?  I have long since given up on them and in fact, the last 3 cars I have purchased had [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
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I have always been a big fan of Kenu products.  I have owned many of their products and their simple design, high-quality materials, and ease-of-use are top shelf.  So when I heard about the new Kenu Stance, I was intrigued.  My smartphone is the main camera that I use to document the moments in my [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews
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As I have written here at the Gadgeteer before, Kenu designs products that are simple in design, easy-to-use, and products that just work.  You won’t see many buttons, switches, or blinking lights on their products.  If you’ll allow me to make a comparison, I think comparing Kenu products to Apple products may give you an [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Kid Gadgets, Reviews
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It is getting harder and harder for product manufacturers to make their power bank products stand out from the crowd.  You find these things everywhere, even hanging up in gas station convenience stores.  So Xtorm has come out with some power banks that seek to combine some of the best features of many of the [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
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I am seeing more and more drones around where I live zooming through the sky.  There are many uses for drones of course besides just having fun.  For example, a bunch of realtors around here use drones to give a bird's eye view of properties, which is pretty cool.  At the recent CES show the [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, News
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I have long been a fan of Kenu products because of their innovative designs, quality products, and great prices.  In fact, I often give the Kenu Airframe product as gifts to friends and family.  So when the $49.95 Kenu Airvue came out, I had great expectations.  It is Kenu's solution to mounting your tablet (up [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
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The market for wi-fi enabled audio receivers to stream your music around your house is getting a little more crowded.  Of course, there are market-leading products (in my opinion) like the Sonos System and the Bose SoundTouch® System.  But those are pretty pricey, so there are some cheaper solutions like I the one I reviewed [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews
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I have been obsessed with wireless charging ever since I got my Galaxy S6 Edge+ phone.  Cutting myself loose from charging cables is a wonderfully freeing experience, and I honestly think that wireless charging is going to be the future and all sorts of surfaces around the house, restaurants, and the office will be wireless [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Computer Gear, Reviews
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I have used projectors for decades.  I have used small ones to large ones, awesome ones to crappy ones.  I used projectors ‘back in the day’ that were so big you had to drag them in a suitcase. And one thing that I have always wanted was a projector that was small enough to carry [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews
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The deep dive.  That's what I call it when you try to plug up anything beside your bed at home.  Or in the hotel room.  Many times you have to go under the bed, or behind the headboard, or you have to move the bedside table, just to find an outlet.  And then you often [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
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