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Forget Bluetooth pairing with this speaker

on Friday, February 7th, 2014

The FAVI audio+ Set to Connect Wireless Speakers uses “induction technology to amplify the sound of your tablet or smartphones’ onboard speakers. The audio+ amplifies your device’s speaker by 6x, while also adding treble and bass-booster technology, giving you powerful sound without the added frustration of cables or pairing through Bluetooth. Simply set it on the Read More…

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You don’t need to be a magician to use Scosche’s magicMOUNT

on Friday, February 7th, 2014

Scosche has recently announced their new magicMount magnetic mounting system. The magicMount system has a cradle-free design that uses high-powered magnets to hold/secure your device where you want/need it. The magicMount was a finalist for the “Best of Show” at CES this year. It is available in surface ($15), car dash/desk ($20), window ($25), and powered Read More…

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Google’s Nexus 5 now available in red

on Thursday, February 6th, 2014
Posted in: Android related, News

Have you been wanting to get your geek partner the perfect red gadget for Valentine’s Day?  You can now purchase Google’s Nexus 5 in bright red from the Google Play Store in 16GB or 32GB of storage.  This version of the flagship phone boasts all of the same features as the black or white Nexus 5 Read More…

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The new LYNKtec TruGlide Apex stylus is fine – literally

on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

After suffering through years of wide tipped capacitive styluses, we’re finally starting tonsee styluses with fine tips. Last week I posted a review of the Adonit Jot Script stylus. It was the first iOS stylus that I’ve tested with a tip comparable in size to a to a ballpoint pen. The Adonit is a nice Read More…

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Is the NKMOS Ultima the Cadillac of smartphone car mounts?

on Saturday, February 1st, 2014

The Ultima is the highest quality smartphone car mount I have ever heard of or seen. NKMOS originally introduced the Ultima as a KickStarter project back in 2012, where it surpassed its initial goal many times over. What sets the Ultima apart from the rest is its all-aluminum body, extra strong suction cup, stylish design, and Read More…

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Berlin Boombox – A speaker that can be recycled

on Thursday, January 30th, 2014

If you would like to relive the 80′s, Berlin Boombox will take you back in time when big hair was in style and boomboxes were our audio players of choice. The Berlin Boombox has paired retro style with a modern environmental sensibility by offering a speaker designed for your iPhone, Android smartphone or Windows phone. Read More…

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Sanitize your phone as you charge it with PhoneSoap

on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

It won’t remove that hazy film from your screen, but the PhoneSoap Universal Cellphone Charger promises to kill any bacteria, viruses, and even “SuperBugs that have developed resistance to the chemicals and antibiotics” on the surface of your phone.  It will sanitize any phone that fits into the 6″ X 3.74″  X 0.78″ inner compartment.  The Read More…

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Ztylus wants to turn your Samsung Galaxy S4 into a more capable point and shoot camera

on Saturday, January 25th, 2014

If you use a Samsung Galaxy S4 and consider yourself somewhat of a smartphoneographer, check out the Ztylus Camera case and RV-1 Revolver Lens Kit which will effectively turn your phone into a multi-lens digital camera. We’ve seen lens attachment accessories before, but the Ztylus is a little different because it completely replaces the back Read More…

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LogMeIn remote control software is no longer free, but TeamViewer is!

on Friday, January 24th, 2014

Earlier this week it was announced that LogMeIn, a popular software application that allows remote control of computers, would no longer be free. I’ve been using the free version of this software off and on for several years, so I was a little bummed with the news. I regularly need access to my home computer Read More…

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TYLT VÜ Wireless Charger review

on Friday, January 24th, 2014

I have had the opportunity to try many of the variety of Qi charging stands currently available – from the no-name flat plastic slab to the Brando stand to the Nokia 901 Fatboy pillow. While all get the job done and are nice enough, they are not very polished. The engineers at TYLT have taken Read More…

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Netchef G2 is an Android powered digital cookbook for your kitchen

on Friday, January 24th, 2014

The Netchef G2 is a kitchen recipe reader developed by Sungale that is powered by the Android operating system and features a 1024×768 8-inch touchscreen. This counter-top cooking companion comes preloaded with over 500 recipes and has 4GB of internal memory and up to 32GB of external memory that can be used to store your own Read More…

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AMC movie theater calls “federal agents” to arrest a Google Glass user

on Monday, January 20th, 2014

A long time Gadgeteer reader contacted me today through Google Hangouts to tell me that he had a story that he thought I’d be interested in reading. He then forwarded me a long email with a story from a very good friend of his. It was such a surprising story that I asked if I Read More…

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Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch review

on Sunday, January 19th, 2014

When the folks at Verizon asked me if I’d like to try out the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch, I had to take a minute to make my decision. Truth be told, it’s been 10 years since I was excited about a watch. That was back in 2004 when Microsoft SPOT watches were popular. I wanted Read More…

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UrgentCall – Receive emergency calls almost no matter what

on Friday, January 17th, 2014
Posted in: Android related, News

I used to be pretty nonchalant about carrying my phone. I’d leave it at home when I went to work, leave it on my desk when I went out to lunch, etc. One day several years ago, I left it on my desk when I went to a team meeting at my day job and Read More…

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Scratch Wireless review

on Thursday, January 16th, 2014

A cell phone is the one tech item that almost everyone has.  It’s the most useful daily tech item that everyone uses, but it’s also one of the most expensive items to own.  A decent voice+data service will cost over $1,000 every year per person.  There are cheaper cellular services out there that can get Read More…

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COGITO ORIGINAL – the “connected watch”

on Thursday, January 16th, 2014

It seems the consensus that 2014 is the year of wearable tech. And while my vote is still out on the subject, this smartwatch did catch my eye. I noticed, not because of its high-tech look or bleeding-edge specs, but because of its classic understated design.  The COGITO ORIGINAL from ConnecteDevice Limited appears to be a relatively Read More…

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Tech Candy’s Get Cord 3-in-1 USB cable will consolidate your cables

on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Instead of carrying a 30pin cable for your iPod or older iPhone, a Lightning cable for your newer iPhone or iPad and a microUSB cable, you can buy one Get Cord that can be used for all three types of devices. This cable features an 6 foot long woven fabric cable with a USB connector Read More…

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Brando Wireless Charger w/Display Stand review

on Saturday, January 11th, 2014

I believe wireless is the future of charging our power hungry smart-devices. For those of us who already embrace this near hassle-free way of juicing up our devices, our choices of charger design is a bit limited. A majority of the chargers currently available are flat slabs of plastic that you lay your Qi-enabled device on. Read More…

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Julie’s gadget diary – Hacking my Samsung Galaxy Note 2

on Friday, January 10th, 2014

I recently switched over to a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 so that I could work on a review of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch (review coming soon). In the past when I had tried to use phablets like the Note 2 and 3 as my primary device, I quickly gave up due to their size. Read More…

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nimblstand tablet + Apple Wireless Keyboard stand review

on Monday, January 6th, 2014

There are all sorts of cases with built-in keyboards for iPads and Android tablets. But the problem with 99% of them is that they aren’t designed to allow you to use the tablet + keyboard on your lap like you can with a laptop computer. Another problem is that most of the keyboards used with Read More…

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Acer TA272 HUL – Is it a gigantic Android tablet, a TV or both?

on Saturday, January 4th, 2014
Posted in: Android related, News

The new Acer TA272 HUL is an All-in-One device with a 27 inch WQHD 2560 x 1440 high resolution, wide-viewing angle, 10-point capacitive touch display that is four times sharper than HD. Although Acer is better known for their Windows based PCs, laptops, and Chromebooks, Android devices are not exactly a new thing for this Read More…

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iPin will introduce their Laser Presenter for Samsung Galaxy devices at CES

on Friday, January 3rd, 2014
Posted in: Android related, News

Do you remember the iPin Laser Presenter that I reviewed for the iPhone? It was a very small device that plugged into the iPhone’s headphone jack and could be used as a laser pointer and Powerpoint controller. It was a cool device, but at the time, it was only compatible with iOS devices. Samsung Galaxy Read More…

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Nokia Wireless Charging Pillow (DT-901) by Fatboy review

on Friday, January 3rd, 2014

I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to see how the other side lived. I was a bit bored and tired of my iPhone 5, and after reading Julie’s review of the Note 3, I decided I wanted more screen real estate and to give Android a try. One of the features the iOS Read More…

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Belkin Miracast mirrors your Android display to your HDTV

on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Belkin has launched its new Miracast Video Adapter designed to mirror your Android screen onto your HDTV wirelessly. The small adapter plugs directly into your TV’s HDMI port and turns it into an external video display without connecting a physical cable from your device to the TV. Once connected, you can stream any content on your Read More…

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Logitech Harmony Ultimate review

on Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Last year Julie reviewed the Logitech Harmony Touch universal remote control that she continues to use to this day. I have used numerous Harmony remotes over the years, and from what I read in Julie’s write up, the Touch appeared to be the best yet; its size, form and screen interface are more polished and functional Read More…