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VIZIO introduces a sound bar for rooms without a lot of table space

on Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Today’s big screen TVs have great images, but they often have wimpy sound because their cabinets don’t leave much room for speakers.  You can add on a sound bar, but those usually require quite a bit of table space to stretch out on.  We have a VIZIO TV in our bedroom, and it could useRead More…

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Spree Fitness Monitor review

on Friday, August 1st, 2014

Exercise has been an important part of my life for the past 17 years. My biggest challenge is staying motivated. I don’t like gyms or running and since I exercise at home using DVD programs (Insanity, Insanity The Asylum, and Tae Bo Get Ripped Advanced), I don’t have anyone to motivate me or hold meRead More…

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Belkin Qode Thin Type Keyboard Case for iPad Air review

on Thursday, July 31st, 2014

I’ve reviewed a lot of keyboard cases for iPads and iPad minis in my day, but I’m always game to try another.  I find that some are pretty uncomfortable to type on and some do very well for an undersized keyboard.  Then there’s the Belkin Qode Thin Type Keyboard Case for iPad Air, which isRead More…

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Knock ‘em dead with iPunch

on Monday, July 21st, 2014

“We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better than he was. Better… stronger… faster” (cue the 6 Million Dollar Man theme). Responsive Sports has developed this exciting new sports training tool to help you improve your punching skills with the 4 ounce MMA style iPunch smart combat gloves. They have sensors incorporatedRead More…

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VOXOA HD Wireless Headphones review

on Friday, July 11th, 2014

I’m not normally a fan of over the ear style headphones because they feel a little too isolating and usually aren’t that comfortable to me. When the VOXOA HD Wireless Headphones were offered to me to review, my first thought was to offer them to Bill H. or the rest of the Gadgeteer team, butRead More…

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Kinivo BTC450 Bluetooth Car Kit review

on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

A few weeks ago I posted an article about two of my Cummins co-workers who had integrated a Nexus 7 tablet into their vehicles. I was really impressed by their ingenuity and was inspired to inject a little more tech into my 2013 MINI Cooper. You’d probably think my car would have all the tech bellsRead More…

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Add a Bluetooth speaker to your lamp

on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

I have an iPad mini with Retina display, and I love everything about it except for its wimpy speaker.  I do like that it has an external speaker so I can – in theory – listen to sounds from the mini without having to plug in headphones.  In practice, I can barely hear the thing,Read More…

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Kensington’s new KeyFolio Thin X3 keyboard can charge your smartphone too

on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

We review a lot of external battery packs here on The Gadgeteer. They come in all manner of shapes, sizes and colors, but they all suffer from one problem – they are just one more thing you have to carry around with you. One solution to this problem is to use gadgets that have aRead More…

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Exercise enthusiasts really need smarter socks…

on Monday, June 30th, 2014

Do your feet hurt after exercising? It could be the way you land on your feet. How would you know how to correct that? Well, obviously you need smarter socks. The Sensoria Fitness Socks may be what your aching feet need. The material of the socks incorporates sensors that connect via Bluetooth to an ankletRead More…

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iDevices Bluetooth Connected Kitchen Thermometer review

on Thursday, June 26th, 2014

In my household, I’m usually the one who makes dinner every night because I get off work first. I like to cook, but it cuts into my Gadgeteer work time if I am constantly running up and down the stairs to check the temperature of something that I’m baking in the oven. I’ve always wantedRead More…

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Change your golf game with the Garmin Approach S6

on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Summer has arrived and to me that means time to play golf. As a golfer I am always looking for ways to improve my game, so the Garmin Approach S6 GPS golf watch is a product that interests me. Garmin is known for its GPS systems and has a significant presence in the golf courseRead More…

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“The Vessyl with the pestle has the brew that is true…”

on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Most of our appliances communicate with us now, so it was only a matter of time before our dinnerware did too. The Vessyl, created by a company called Mark One, is a 13 ounce cup that contains sensors which can determine the type of drink (including sodas, alcohol, smoothies, tea, coffee, etc.) as well asRead More…

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MuseMini ClipR review

on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

We all probably have our favorite pair of headphones/earphones that we like to use with our smart devices. The problem I find is that I am often in situations that make it hard to use my headphones/earphones with my smart device. Situations like working out or traveling when I don’t want my cord to dangleRead More…

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ZAGG Auto-fit Bluetooth Keyboard for 7 inch tablets review

on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Small tablets like the Google Nexus 7 are light weight companions suited perfectly for all sorts of mobile tasks which make them great alternatives to a regular laptop. Onscreen touch keyboards get the job done, but sometimes you just want a physical keyboard to make it easier and faster to edit documents and write emails. For those times, you needRead More…

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The Braven Mira speaker is all wet

on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Do you like to sing along to the radio while in the shower? Now, Braven lets you hear your backing group much louder with the new Mira; a speaker that you can play IN the shower. In fact, it has a built-in hook which allows it to be hung from a curtain rod or showerRead More…

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MPOW Bluetooth 4.0 Headset review

on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

I really like the convenience and features of a hands-free Bluetooth headset, however, when I wear them I can’t  get passed the stigma of the hands-free headset sticking out of my ear like a small USB thumb drive.  Nevermind the ones with a boom mic  protruding down the side of my face towards my mouth. Don’t getRead More…

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SuperTooth Freedom Wireless Bluetooth Headset review

on Monday, May 12th, 2014

If you are an old timer like myself (allegedly born, not hatched in the 60′s) then you probably remember early personal headphones. You know the ones, that were called “cans”, I guess because the looked like two cans on your ears. The ones with the coiled cords and the big plugs that went into your phonographRead More…

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Control your computer from your couch with this remote control on steroids

on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

The E-Blue Web@TV Wireless Keyboard Touchpad with Remote Control from Brando is a handheld remote for your computer that has every feature you could ever want in a remote. It supports Windows 8, Android, Mac, and PlayStation 3, allowing you to surf the web from your couch on your big screen TV or control aRead More…

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Bluetooth keyboard and universal stand case for Windows 8 and Android devices

on Friday, April 25th, 2014

Although Adesso mentions Windows 8 in the title and Android in the description, the Compagno X Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard with Universal Case Stand for Windows 8 Tablets should work with any mobile device with Bluetooth 3.0 wireless technology compatibility (backwards compatible with  2.1, 2.0, 1.2 & 1.1).  The aluminum keyboard has an 84-key US layout with scissor-switchRead More…

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Amped Wireless LongRange Bluetooth Speaker Adapter review

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Thursday, April 24th, 2014

I have an older DVD player/receiver/amplifier that I used to play CDs on.  I got tired of swapping CDs in and out a long time ago and my CDs have gone dusty on the shelf.  Then I got an opportunity to review the Amped Wireless Long Range Bluetooth Speaker Adapter and music once again poursRead More…

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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 thatRead 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 grokkingRead 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 aRead 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 hasRead More…