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Papago GoWatch 770 review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

I’ve never been much of a fan of watches. I’d either lose them, break them, or forget to wear them. Then cell phones came along, further denying my need for a time keeping device. However, I came upon a change of heart when I started coaching tennis. The girls would ask me what time it Read More…

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Drink from your phone… or listen to music from your water bottle…

on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

The AdNArt SNB5 The Beat Silicone Hydra Bottle is a reusable water bottle with a chamber to hold your iPhone 4 or 5 (though it will work with other similarly-sized phones).  The 18-oz bottle is made of 100% silicone and is BPA- and phthalate-free.  It has a sports lid with drinking spout, and you can Read More…

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Oral-B Deep Sweep 1000 electric toothbrush review

on Monday, April 21st, 2014

“He needs to brush longer,” said my son’s dentist.  Funny, I seem to get that from my dentist as well.  What good could an electric toothbrush do that can’t be accomplished with a regular toothbrush?  Today we look at the Oral-B Deep Sweep 1000 Electric Toothbrush.

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These light-up shoes are for adults

on Saturday, April 19th, 2014

If you walk/run, ride a bike, or do other outdoor activities at night, you need to make sure you’re visible to motorists.  There’s a lot of reflective clothing on the market, but they may not suit you for one reason or another.  With the PowerSpurz from 4id, you can add lights to your own shoes, Read More…

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Brooks leather tool bag for bicyclists

on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

The Brooks Saddles Challenge Tool Bag was first designed and patented in 1896, and it’s been keeping bicyclists’ tools handy since then.  These gorgeous leather bags attach to the saddle of your bike with leather straps; the buckles of the straps are located inside the bag for greater security.  The strap that buckles the Tool Read More…

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Pamper your dry, itchy skin

on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

My hands are always drier than the desert, and the skin on my knuckles is usually cracked and often bleeding.  This used to happen to me only in the winter, but it’s a year-round thing for me now.  I slather on lotion, but it’s cold and stings.  The Heated Lotion Dispenser from Sharper Image will 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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Withings launches new Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor

on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Three years ago Withings introduced their first blood pressure monitor for the iPhone and now their latest version of this convenient health tracking gadget has been updated to be completely wireless. Hypertension is know as the silent killer because there are often no symptoms until it’s too late. Regular blood pressure checks will allow you Read More…

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Track your get-up-and-go with the Goccia fitness tracker

on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

So, we are well into the new year, and how many of you have already scrapped that new year’s resolution to get fit or work out? I know you are busy, or lack the proper motivation. One way to motivate yourself is a fitness tracker, but often they are a little too noticeable or limited Read More…

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Fixed light system for bicycles from Sparse

on Monday, March 31st, 2014

Sparse offers bright, theft-resistant lights for your bicycle that will not only make others aware of your presence on the road, but will also illuminate your path as you turn.  The Spacer Light replaces a spacer beneath your stem. The light fits both 1″ and 1 1/8″ steer tubes; this mounting keeps the light pointing in Read More…

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FINIS Neptune – an updated waterproof MP3 player with Bone Conduction audio transmission

By: Kathleen Chapman
on Monday, March 31st, 2014

Like most of you out there, I don’t jump out of bed in the morning saying to myself “YES! I’m going to go and do a grueling workout RIGHT NOW!!” I need music to motivate me. So do swimmers. The Gadgeteer has reported on various waterproof music gadgets in the past like the FINIS swiMP3v2 and Read More…

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KOR Nava hydration vessel water bottle review

on Friday, March 21st, 2014

We all know that we should be drinking more water, but it can be tough to accomplish that task when your tap water tastes like…well, tap water. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I prefer the taste of bottled water over tap water, which can often have a funky flavor. Bottled water Read More…

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Where do you store your surfboard when you aren’t using it?

on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

We’ve showed you various bike racks on The Gadgeteer, but I believe this is the first time we’ve found a surfboard storage rack.  The racks are made of black steel or stainless steel, and they have cork pads to protect your board as it sits in the rack.  There’s also a hook to hang a Read More…

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ToneFone – The world’s healthiest (and heaviest) iPhone case

on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Most people want their smartphones to be light weight and sexy, so they buy barely there cases that won’t cover up their phone’s slim lines. Those thin cases may look great, but they are doing nothing for your not so thin physique. Imagine if there was a way to use your phone in a normal 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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The Lock8 bike lock offers extra layers of protection

on Monday, March 10th, 2014

Although any bike lock can be broken by a determined theft, the Lock8 Smart Bike Lock offers extra layers of protection to make it less likely that your bike will be stolen. Part of the Lock8 is mounted on your bike, and it serves as the attachment point for a lock chain to secure your Read More…

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Misfit Wearables starts offering shirts and socks with pockets for the Shine tracker

on Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Misfit Wearables has just introduced their new line of Shine compatible clothing which includes t-shirts and socks. The Misfit Classic Tees and Super Dry Sport Socks feature specially designed pockets that are perfectly sized to hold a Misfit Shine activity tracker. The 100% cotton t-shirts have the pocket located on sleeve and have been designed with Read More…

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Fitness gadgets to complement your gym workouts

on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Continuing with our series of partnered posts from Faveable, a gadget discovery site, we have a selection of cool fitness gadgets which may work well with your current workout regime. First up we have a new activity tracker from Garmin, primarily known for their GPS range of products. The Garmin Vivofit features a pedometer, calorie counter, and Read More…

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Best home gym gadgets for fitness junkies

on Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Have you ever considered setting up a decent gym within the comforts of your own home? The idea must have crossed your mind, especially during the new year period when fitness resolutions are at an all time high. It’s not a bad idea considering the commute involved with regular gyms and rising monthly membership fees. Read More…

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LECHAL launches haptic based footwear

on Friday, February 28th, 2014

Initially developed to help people with visual impairments navigate the world, Ducere Technologies has launched LECHAL interactive haptic based footwear. Pronounced lay-ch-al, meaning “take me there” in Hindi, LECHAL footwear creates a hands-free navigation system through your feet, guiding the wearer towards their destination through simple vibrations in their shoes or insoles. Imagine exploring New Read More…

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Add some zombies to your workout routine

on Friday, February 21st, 2014

If you are into fitness, you’ve no doubt heard of kettlebells, the cast iron cannonball sized weights with a single looped handle on top. This traditional Russian piece of exercise equipment has been around since the 1700′s and provides a wider range of motion than dumbbells. Standard kettlebells will get the job done, but kettlebells Read More…

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Striiv to reach your fitness goals

on Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Of all the activity trackers that I’ve reviewed over the years, and there have been a lot of them, the Striiv has been the most fun to use for a couple different reasons. First of all, it has a large color touch screen LCD that is easy to read and use. But the main reason Read More…

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This humidifier looks at home in any room

on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

There was some discussion on the site recently about using a humidifier to help reduce stuffy noses during dry winter months.  I always hesitate to use humidifiers because I think that they’ll leave a puddle on the furniture they sit upon because the warm, wet air they exhale will cool and condense too quickly.  This Read More…

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Fellowes AeraMax DX55 Air Purifier review

on Friday, February 14th, 2014

This post brought to you by Fellowes . All opinions are 100% mine. In the past few months, my family and I moved into a condo.  Our old house was the dustiest house in the world, but we didn’t have any pollutants from nearby houses.  In the condo, we are in a building that’s occupied Read More…

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A fish-finding sonar that’s so small it can almost fit in your pocket

on Friday, February 14th, 2014

The Military Grade Portable Smartphone Fishfinding Sonar from FishHunter is so small, you can almost carry it in your pocket.  It’s shrunk down to fit inside a 8.5″ X 6.2″ X 3.0″ red rubber ball.  It has a rechargeable battery inside, and it comes with a charging stand.  You just float the military-grade sonar transducer in the Read More…