LG G4 review


Even though I'm the Gadgeteer, I don't upgrade my personal phone every few months like some people might expect. I'm still using the LG G3 that I purchased last August. That means that in a few short weeks that I'll have been using the same phone for an entire year. Are you shocked? That doesn't mean [...]

Posted in: Android, Featured Items, Reviews

I love the Samsung Galaxy S Tab 10.5 tablet that I bought earlier this year. I even took it with me on our last vacation to use instead of my Macbook Air. It worked pretty well except when I needed to type in a lot of text. For those times, I prefer an actual keyboard. [...]

Posted in: Android, Bluetooth Gear, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

I am a huge advocate for the use of screen protectors. I have been a fan since the beginning; starting with those overpriced, thin sheets of plastics to the messy liquid applied protectors to tempered glass and now engineered systems to keep your smart device's round-edged screen safe and protected. The engineers at Bodyguardz have [...]

Posted in: Android, iOS, Reviews

For those of us with geeklings running around the house, the thought of them spreading their nerd wings and leaving the nest can be daunting. Fortunately, like most things in modern life, there is an app for that. I'm Ok Mama is a GPS tracking app for Android devices. Parents can install it on their [...]

Posted in: Android, News

The onscreen keyboards on our mobile devices work great, but for those of us who are touch typists or those who prefer the feel of physical keys when they need to do a lot of writing, a Bluetooth keyboard is obviously the way to go. The latest keyboard that I’ve had the opportunity to test [...]

Posted in: Android, Bluetooth Gear, iOS, Reviews

If you're an Android user who takes a lot of photos, you'll want to pay attention. Google just redesigned its photo app and there are some pretty significant changes. Photos provides a new way to organize your memories, it's now able to organize by People, Places, or Things. You can pick a specific person, location, [...]

Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, News

They Seyvr wallet is made of high-quality reinforced premium leather and is only about 15mm thick.  The trifold wallet has six card slots, a money clip for cash and receipts, and it has a 1400mAh lithium-polymer battery that can keep your phone charged.  The wallet is available in two versions, one with a built-in Lightning [...]

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Posted in: Android, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, News, Wallets

I'm a bargain hunter so when I see Amazon offering more than just their Free App of the Day deal, I'm interested and I figure that some of you may be too. Amazon is offering over $110 in paid apps and games for free until May 16. Some of the highlights include: Bike Race Pro [...]

Posted in: Android, News

If you complain about your iPhone or Android phone running out of battery at the most inopportune times, you need a backup battery. But which one do you buy? They come in all shapes, all sizes and all capacities. But the one thing the Powerskin PoP'n backup battery pack has going for it is the [...]

Posted in: Android, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, News

No need to give a friend the key to your home so they can let your precious pets out anymore. The Danalock Bluetooth Smartlock can be programed to lock and unlock at any specified time to allow entry at your digression, AND it logs any entries and exits so you know when someone is coming [...]

Posted in: Android, Home and Kitchen, iOS, News

As a gadget geek, I find myself using several different devices throughout the day. I often find myself starting a project on one device, only to finish it on another. This often results in having to transfer pictures, videos, and documents from one device to another. Generally this is an easy process, I can attach [...]

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Posted in: Android, Computer Gear, iOS, News

Samsung's latest Android smartphones include the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge. Both of these phones are essentially the same except that the S6 edge has a display with curved edges and the S6 does not. The curved display isn't a new feature though, it was first introduced with the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge which I [...]

Posted in: Android, Featured Items, Reviews

AgileBits just updated its popular iOS password keeper, 1Password, to support the Apple Watch. Having 1Password on your Apple Watch gives you fingertip access to your most-used passwords, such as codes to open a garage door, onetime passwords, or credit card numbers. You can decide which passwords you want to send to your Apple Watch. [...]

Posted in: Android, iOS, News

mophie has introduced a new juice pack protective battery case for the LG G4 smartphone.  The hardshell case is made of polycarbonate, and it has a raised bezel around the front edge to protect your screen from scratches.  Its 3450mAh battery has enough power for an 80% battery recharge for the LG G4.  Like other mophie battery [...]

Posted in: Android, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases and Covers, News

After almost 18 years, The Gadgeteer finally has a stand alone app! As of today you can download and install The Gadgeteer Android app from the Google Play store. Don't worry iPhone and iPad peeps, an iOS version will also be available very soon. It is still going through Apple's approval process. The Android app has the same [...]

Posted in: Android, News

I've been looking forward to trying the Google Nexus 6 since it was first announced late last year. Sadly for me, I had to wait several months before this device became available through Verizon. I'm not sure why there was such a long delay, but now that I've had one for two weeks, it's time to let you [...]

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If you just picked up a shiny new Samsung Galaxy S6 and would like to protect and extend its battery life, meet the Power Jacket from Brando. The Power Jacket protects the back of the phone, while also adding an extra 3200 mAh of battery life. It snaps on the back of the phone and [...]

Posted in: Android, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

Two years ago Elizabeth posted a short news article about a new Google application called Keep. I read the post and then promptly forgot about it until a few weeks ago I saw my friend Bill Ray adding things to a list on his Samsung Galaxy S5 one day and I asked him about it. He said [...]

Posted in: Android, Reviews

After reading Julie's posts comparing Android and Apple, do you find yourself firmly in the pro-Android camp?  Or maybe you're just in the pro-cute robot camp?  These official Google-approved bot figures from the Big Box Edition collectors series will make a cute addition to your office or home desk to show your Android or robot pride.  Each [...]

Posted in: Android, Geek Toys, News

I got an email from Amazon outlining the new features added to their Fire TV with the newly-released OS 1.5 update.  The update adds the following features: "Expandable USB storage—Use a connected USB flash drive to expand your Amazon Fire TV storage for downloaded apps and games—this enables you to have more games downloaded for [...]

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