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Not man enough to sit on the Iron Throne?

on Friday, January 17th, 2014

How about the rocking chair of 3 irons?  UncommonGoods offers some wooden rocking chairs by Michael Bellino that use things like golf clubs, baseball bats, hockey sticks, and other sports equipment as the back of the chair.  This Golf Club Rocker is made from unfinished Canadian white cedar and uses “reclaimed golf clubs” for the Read More…

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OpticsPlanet opens up the world of Google Glass to those of us without perfect vision

on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

If you require eyeglasses, you may find that Google Glass’s frame won’t work in conjunction with your current glasses.  Luckily, an employee of OpticsPlanet was invited to try Google Glass (GG for short), and when he found he couldn’t wear them with his current glasses, he asked his company for a solution.  OpticsPlanet came up Read More…

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Petbit is an activity tracker for your cat or dog

on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Of all the product reviews that I wrote last year, I posted the most reviews about activity trackers. I wear an activity tracking device every day for two reasons. First, I like to see how many steps I’ve walked each day and two, I earn points that I can exchange for money through my day Read More…

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Push it, push it real good with the Tao Wellshell

on Monday, January 6th, 2014

The Tao Wellshell is an exercise device that is small enough to hold in your hand. It has a built-in pressure sensor that allow you to do isometrics exercises  at your desk, on the airplane, while watching TV, or anytime you like. Isometrics help tone muscles with resistance without lifting weights. You use your own strength Read More…

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Withings unveils the Aura sleep tracking and improvement gadget

on Sunday, January 5th, 2014

I’ve been impressed by Withings fitness gadgets for years now. Ever since I first tried their wireless bathroom scale, I was hooked. Their Pulse activity tracker is my favorite pedometer due to ease of use and extra featurs like a heart rate monitor. Withings continues to offer health and fitness gear that provides more features 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…

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GAMAGO Contact Keys Lens Case

on Friday, December 27th, 2013

This is not strictly a gadget, but it’s a cute idea for the gadgety contact-lens wearer.  Instead of those generic cases, you can store you contacts in keyboard keys.  The compartments of the Contact Keys Lens Case are labeled like the L and R keys on a keyboard.  The snap-on covers keep your lenses safe Read More…

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EveryDrop – Portable water filter for on the go hydration

on Sunday, December 22nd, 2013

The EveryDrop from Whirlpool is a portable water filter that you can use anywhere to filter funky tastes and odors from hard, soft, cold or hot water. Hold the funnel shaped filter under your water faucet to filter tap water in real time as it runs through it. It can filter chlorine and chloramine from Read More…

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Sleep Therapy Mask helps you fall asleep more quickly

on Friday, December 20th, 2013

If you have trouble winding down enough to fall asleep at night, you might be interested in this Sleep Therapy Mask from Sharper Image that does more than just block the light.  It’s made of hypoallergenic foam, and Sharper Image says gazing at the blue lights inside the mask help you to relax and finally Read More…

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Happy – and safe – trails to you with these Tail Lights

on Monday, December 16th, 2013

I always cringe a little when I’m driving along and see horses and riders sharing the road.  It’s not because I don’t like horses or don’t want to share the road.  It’s because I’m always afraid that something will happen and a horse or rider will be injured or worse because someone in a car Read More…

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Blue Goji Goji Play review

on Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Getting fit and staying fit not only takes physical effort, but mental effort as well. Sometimes finding motivation to workout is harder than the actual workout itself. If you would rather play video games instead of walking on a treadmill, pedaling on a stationary bike or elliptical machine, the Goji Play from Blue Goji will Read More…

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Improve your game with this basketball and your iPhone or iPad

on Friday, December 6th, 2013

The Infomotion 94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball has miniaturized sensors inside, so it retains “regulation size, weight, spin, and bounce.”  When you pair it with the free app, you can get visual and audible feedback within seconds of each shot and dribble, so you can adjust as you play or practice.  The Bluetooth connection allows you Read More…

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Misfit Wearables releases Android app for Shine activity tracker

on Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Yesterday I posted a round up of 7 activity trackers of which the Misfit Shine was included. One of the knocks against this futuristic styled activity tracker has been the lack of an Android data syncing app. I’m happy to announce that the wait is over, Misfit Wearables has just released an Android app which Read More…

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Gift ideas – 7 activity trackers to support your upcoming New Year’s resolutions

on Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Thanksgiving and Black Friday are behind, but there is still plenty of time to get your holiday shopping completed and we’re here to offer some inspiration on  popular gadget categories like iPhone / iPad cases, Bluetooth speakers, headphones, wallets and styluses. First up, activity trackers. This has been a popular category for 2013. I know Read More…

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Fitbit Force activity tracker review

on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

When it comes to activity trackers and pedometers, Fitbit is at the top of the list in brand recognition and popularity. They’ve been around for several years and their fitness products continue to evolve and improve. Earlier this year, they came out with their first wrist worn device – the Fitbit Flex. Now six months Read More…

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Fitbug Orb activity tracker review

on Monday, November 25th, 2013

The Fitbug Orb is a relatively inexpensive activity tracker that not only helps you track your steps and aerobic activity, but it can also track your sleep and comes with a digital coach named KiK who gives you a little kick when you you need some inspiration to get moving. Let’s see if the Fitbug Read More…

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Spark Wireless Activity Tracker review

on Friday, November 15th, 2013

We all know that being fit equals better health, but it also means big money for companies looking to ride the fitness tracking wave. Activity trackers are becoming so popular that they are replacing pendants and bracelets as a new form of jewelry.  The Spark Wireless Activity Tracker is a tracker that can be worn Read More…

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Easily convert your conventional desk to a standing desk without permanent modifications

on Friday, November 15th, 2013

There’s been some interest here at The Gadgeteer in standing desks.  Standing while you work offers great health benefits, and many desk-bound workers could benefit from being able to stand while they work.  There are many solutions that allow you to work as you stand, but most of them seem to involve replacing conventional desks Read More…

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Coaches (and parents) can see at a glance when an athlete may have sustained a concussion

on Thursday, November 14th, 2013

I’ve heard a lot of reports about the dangers of brain concussion in athletes in the last year or so.  All sorts of sports can pose a risk of concussion, even when protective gear is worn.  When my daughter was at a Taekwondo tournament, a black belt received a kick to head and fell to Read More…

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Increase your safety by adding turn signals to you bicycle

on Friday, November 8th, 2013

Attach the Wireless Bicycle Turn Signal from Fancy to the post under the seat of your bike, and you’ll increase your visibility and safety.  A wireless push-button controller mounts on the handlebars controls the left/right turn signals and the hazard/safety mode.  The ultra-bright LEDs and an audible alarm ensures that others are aware of your Read More…

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Underwater Audio Waterproof iPod Shuffle Swimbuds Headphones Bundle review

on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Many people like to listen to music as they workout, but the conditions can be dangerous for your audio device or even your headphones.  Body sweat or rain can fry your electronics, and you can’t even think about swimming with most gear.  Underwater Audio sells an iPod shuffle that “will go with you from land Read More…

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Eau Good water bottle makes tap water taste like bottled water

on Monday, October 28th, 2013

I like the taste of bottled water much more than the taste of the water that comes out of a tap. But buying bottled water is both expensive and wasteful due to all the plastic. Enter the Eau Good water bottle designed by European design firm Black and Blum. The Eau Good is a BPA Read More…

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Withings Smart Body Analyzer WS-50 review

on Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Throughout my life I have worked out diligently in a never ending effort to run faster/further, jump higher, hit harder, etc. As many longtime athletes know, to maintain that same fitness level requires an ever increasing effort and perseverance as the years and decades roll by. Historically I have rarely measured my weight, BMI, or Read More…

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Only Bodyweight helps you stay fit without a gym

on Saturday, October 26th, 2013

For us road warriors, fitting in a workout while away from home can be difficult.  Hotel gyms vary widely in their usefulness, and just plain finding the time for fitness – either while traveling or at home – can be challenging.   Only Bodyweight, a web-based, customizable, exercise program that uses bodyweight-only exercises, might help solve Read More…

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E-cigarette review – One year later

on Friday, October 25th, 2013

Over 10 months ago I wrote a review of the Ego-T e-cigarette and 10 months later the article is still getting on average of around 100 hits per day. Is this a sign perhaps that e-cigarettes are becoming more and more popular?  For me it’s now over 12 months of vaping. Am I still using the Read More…