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ZAGG introduces Auto-Fit keyboards for 7-10″ Android tablets

on Saturday, April 19th, 2014

The new line of Auto-Fit Bluetooth keyboards from ZAGG offers one-size fits all compatibility with a wide range of Android tablets from multiple manufacturers. The keyboards feature a spring-loaded cover that can expand to accommodate the specific height of the Android tablet. When inserted, the Auto-Fit keyboard turns the tablet into a pseudo mini laptop, with a cover that Read More…

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Turn any pair of headphones into Bluetooth headphones! The Smartbean Bluetooth Wireless Receiver

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

There seems to be a plethora of Bluetooth audio products out these days.  I had been interested in wireless headphones but the price has been a huge factor in why I don’t have them.  Battery life is also an issue…when you have a compact device, you are really limited in how long you’ll be grokking Read More…

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Turn your favorite speakers into a wireless Bluetooth system

on Friday, April 4th, 2014

With the new Bluetooth Audio Adapter from Logitech, you’ll be able to convert any powered speakers, like PC speakers, home stereo systems, or A/V receivers, into Bluetooth-enabled speakers.  You can pair the adapter with both your smart phone and a tablet and stream music from one of them.  Once you’ve paired the adapter with a Read More…

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Adidas miCoach SMART RUN watch review

on Friday, April 4th, 2014

Winter is nearly over and it is time to get mentally prepared/excited for getting outside and exercising. For me that means tennis and running. As I age, the latter being less appealing than it use to be. Each year I do my best to augment my excitement for pounding pavement with fun and interesting tech, Read More…

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Divoom’s rugged, wireless speaker is great for travel

on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Divoom’s Voombox-Travel speaker is a 3″ round, puck-style speaker that’s perfect for taking everywhere you go.  It has a rugged, splash-proof design that makes it perfect for outdoor use.  It streams music wirelessly using Bluetooth 4.0, and it has a built-in microphone so it will function as a speaker phone for hands-free calling.  It has Read More…

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iDevices iGrillmini review

on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

The Gadgeteer Kid and I are huge carnivores, as are many of our friends and family members. We barbecue year-round, especially during the summer months. As many of you aficionados of the grill know, cooking everyone’s meal to perfection can be a challenge. Well, the folks at iDevices have recently introduced the iGrillmini, a smaller, Read More…

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A big name for a small device, the FAVI Swivel Screen Portfolio Case with Bluetooth Keyboard

on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Ok, I realize not everyone is as enamored with the iPad as I am, but since it is my tablet device of choice, I do like to present interesting options and accessories for it when I find them. The FAVI Swivel Screen Portfolio Case with Bluetooth keyboard (hence forth known as the FAVI case) is Read More…

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Minisuit Bluetooth QWERTY Keyboard Stand Case for iPad mini 1 & 2 review

on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

When Apple released the iPad mini with Retina display, some people were disappointed because it was slightly thicker than the original.  That meant it was probable that many accessories for the original wouldn’t work with the newest model.  That’s not the case with the Minisuit Bluetooth QWERTY Keyboard Stand Case for iPad mini 1 & Read More…

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The toothbrush has entered the 21st century

By: Kathleen Chapman
on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Oral-B has created the SmartSeries toothbrush with Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and associated iOS and Android apps. Now brushing your teeth will no longer be such a mundane task! In addition to making brushing more interesting and potentially more enjoyable, this toothbrush was developed to help improve oral health by collecting and reporting data on your Read More…

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Add an eInk screen to your smartphone

on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

OAXIS produces cases for your iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy Note II that incorporate a 3.5″ ePaper screen into the back of the case.  The ePaper screen connects via Bluetooth and serves as an auxiliary screen.  Using a special app “allows users to control and manage the second screen to display images, notifications, reminders, and Read More…

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Modern sound from a steampunk device

on Saturday, March 1st, 2014

The Bluetooth Sound Enhancing Amplifier looks like steampunk, but it has some modern features married with some old technology.  The amplifier uses two 6N3 vacuum tubes to “generate 20 RMS watts per channel of distortion-free signal, adding punch and clarity to high bit-rate MP3s, Apple Lossless, or CD-quality audio played wirelessly from an iPhone, iPad, iPod Read More…

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Take your iOS gaming to the next level with the SteelSeries Stratus

on Friday, February 21st, 2014

So, I am moving up in the world, I am upgrading to an iPad air from my old iPad2. Better graphics, better weight, better gaming just to name a few advantages. Speaking of gaming, one area that the iOS devices lack in the gaming arena is a decent hand-held game controller. The SteelSeries Stratus hopes Read More…

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Your Nokia phone can keep track of your treasures

on Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, News

With Nokia Treasure Tags, your Nokia phone will notify you before you leave behind your keys, wallet, or whatever you’ve tagged.  The Treasure Tags use Bluetooth 4.0 (with Proximity Profile (PXP), Object Push profile (OPP) 1.1, Find Me Profile (FMP)) to pair with your phone to notify you before you leave something behind.  It has a Read More…

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You’ll be a smash wearing The Dash wireless smart in-ear headphones

on Friday, February 14th, 2014

We are constantly seeing the evolution of the headphone! We have gone from big to small, from wired to wireless, and from over the ear to in the ear. Now Bragi wants to bring you the next evolution of head phone with The Dash, wireless smart in-ear headphones as an active Kickstarter project. The Dash Read More…

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Listen to music without getting frost-bitten ears

on Monday, February 10th, 2014

This winter has been the pits.  It’s cold and snowy, and I’m ready for it to be over.  There’s still several weeks to suffer through before spring, and Hammacher Schlemmer has some Bluetooth earbuds that will keep your ears warm while we’re waiting.  The Wireless Headphone Ear Warmers have integrated speakers and a microphone so 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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One keyboard to pair with them all…

on Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, News

Or at least pair with three devices simultaneously.  At first blush, it seems the Multi-Sync Keyboard from Kanex is designed to work only with Apple products, but reading closer reveals that this Bluetooth keyboard also works with Windows and Android devices, too.  You can even use it with your Apple TV.  This isn’t unexpected from Read More…

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Coolstream Duo Bluetooth Receiver review

on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

If you’re going to market another Bluetooth receiver in an already overcrowded market, it would make sense to differentiate yourself with a unique feature.  At Coolstream they have made their Duo receiver different in the way it connects to the playback device by plugging in directly to the 30 pin connector on an iPhone docking station. Read More…

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Now there’s a ClamCase for the iPad mini

on Thursday, January 16th, 2014

ClamCase has been making keyboard cases for the full-sized iPad since the first model, and now they have just announced the ClamCase Pro iPad Mini Keyboard Case. It’s compatible with both the original mini and the new mini with Retina display.  This tiny ClamCase has the same features and functions as its bigger siblings but weighs only 0.87 Read More…

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Fugoo speakers are all wet

on Monday, January 13th, 2014

If there is one thing that’s indicative of the changing audio landscape, it’s the explosion of headphone and Bluetooth speaker choices. Just a few years ago, decent headphones were an expensive luxury and you could count the number of Bluetooth speakers available on one hand. At the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show, countless portable speakers were Read More…

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Old becomes new with Ion Cassette Adapter Bluetooth

on Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Anybody with an older car can relate to this: You have a smartphone with all the latest Bluetooth connectivity, but your car stereo is still oh so 90s with its cassette and maybe CD player. No USB. No AUX port. Certainly no Bluetooth… until now. Ion has made it possible for any Bluetooth-enabled device to Read More…

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Bem Wireless speaker band is small enough for your wrist

on Friday, January 10th, 2014

Bem  Wireless is a consumer electronics new company that was started in 2012 and has several audio / speaker related products on the market. This week at CES in Las Vegas, they introduced a new speaker that is so small that you wear it like a watch. It’s called the speaker band and features Bluetooth Read More…

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Tired of typos on your iPhone? Maybe the Typo keyboard case can help you.

on Thursday, January 9th, 2014

Because he was tired of the inefficient on-screen keyboard on his iPhone, Ryan Seacrest (yep, the guy on TV) joined with Laurence Hallier to develop the Typo iPhone Keyboard Case.  The Bluetooth keyboard sits at the bottom of your iPhone and, according to early users, can increase your typing speed and reduce the number of mistakes. Read More…

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Meet the Pebble Steel Smartwatch

on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Pebble has just announced a new version of their popular smartwatch, the Pebble Steel.  This version of the smartwatch is made of milled stainless steel and Corning Gorilla Glass, and it comes with metal and leather straps.  It’s fully compatible with existing Pebble apps for iOS and Android.  The Pebble Steel runs for $249, and you can Read More…

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Zepp sensor for golf review

on Monday, December 30th, 2013

Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, three great golfers I will never be like. Let’s face it, three golfers most of us will never be like. What makes these golfers or most professional golfers so much better than the rest of us? Why are they on the tour and we are not? I mean besides the Read More…