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SCOTTeVEST SeV Sterling Jacket for women review

on Thursday, April 24th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

  Working in IT for my day job and being a gadget fan, I carry a lot of gear each day.  I’ve always admired the many reviews for SCOTTeVEST here on the-gadgeteer and now finally get a chance to do a review myself!  Spring season is upon us here in New York, so this looked Read More…

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Dual function pen and stylus from Levenger adds some color to your day

on Friday, April 18th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News

This simple ballpoint pen from Levenger adds a stylus tip, to make it even more functional.  The Chroma Lustra Stylus Ballpoint Pen is available in a few colors, but the blue and green colors seen here are currently on sale for only $19.95.  The pen has a solid brass body, and it measures 5-7/16″ X Read More…

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Get your ears on, old school

on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Headphones, News

Instead of a Bluetooth headset or one of those old-fashioned telephone handsets, attach the CB Radio iPhone Handset to your smart phone for some Smokey and the Bandit fun.  It has a mute button that silences the other side like a real CB radio handset, so it’s not going to qualify as a hands-free device Read More…

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An emergency kit for electronic musicians

on Friday, April 11th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Music Gear, News

If you are a musician using amplified instruments, a DJ, or the tech guy who sets the equipment up, you’ll want to have the Electronic Musician’s Emergency Adapters kit in your gear.  The kit includes a variety of adapters – male audio plugs, female audio jacks, and couplers in 1/4″ and 1/8″ sizes, cables, XLR Read More…

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Monteverde One Touch Stylus Tool Ballpoint pen review

on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews, Tools

I am not much of a pen to paper writer, I use my iPad to write as much as possible. But I do own pens for those occasions when I do need to write something. So, for me to want to review a pen it has to be a little different in either design or Read More…

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Now you can control your Phillips Hue lights from your Mac computer

on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

I got the Phillips Hue lights starter kit for Christmas, and I control them with an app on my iPhone or iPad.  Sometimes I’m at my computer and would like to turn on the lights, but I can’t unless I have one of my mobile devices with me.  Phillips made the API available for third-party Read More…

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This backup battery will let you use a USB keyboard with your tablet

on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

The EneBRICK from Cerevo packs a lot of function into a 4.9″ X 2.5″ X 0.9″ package.  It has a 6000mAh internal battery, and it has two USB ports for charging your mobile devices.  It also pulls open to expose a stand for your smart phone or tablet; it comes with adjusters that allow it Read More…

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Levenger True Writer Foliage Fountain Pen review

on Sunday, March 30th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

I’ve always loved pens, and I still buy them even though I don’t use them as much these days.  I like my pens to be beautiful as well as useful, and I’ve noticed that my hands are much more comfortable writing with pens with bigger barrels.  My go-to pen these days is a beautiful, screaming Read More…

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Outdoor writing products for outdoor writing people

on Saturday, March 29th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News

Rite in the Rain notebooks were invented almost 100 years ago by Jerry Darling to address the problem of soggy and illegible paperwork that plagued the Pacific Northwest logging industry.  Although Mr. Darling passed away long ago, his company continues in the hands of Scott and Todd Silver, who have continued to work to improve their Read More…

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MrLentz – a wallet so minimal, it doesn’t even need the period in Mr.

on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News

The MrLentz Jasper Wallet is so minimal, it’s made with a single piece of leather, a couple of rivets, and no snaps to close it.  The wallet is made of hand-cut, top-grain vegetable tanned leather, and dyed using all-natural, non-toxic, and handmade dyes.  It’s been hand-conditioned with extra virgin olive oil, beeswax, and carnauba wax, Read More…

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Satechi ReadMate LED Desktop Magnifier review

on Monday, March 24th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

I recently posted a news article about the Satechi ReadMate LED Desktop Magnifier, a powerful, 5X magnifier to help you see small print, fine details on collectibles, or even the splinter that’s stuck in your finger.  I’ve always been nearsighted as a bat, but I could always see even the tiniest details up close.  As Read More…

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This is the proof that you are the center of the solar system!

on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News

This necklace from ThinkGeek puts the solar system around your neck.  The Complete Solar System Necklace puts the sun front and center, with the eight planets spaced on each side of the necklace.  Don’t feel bad for Pluto, though.  He may be only a minor planet now, but ThinkGeek arranged for an exclusive version of Read More…

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Levenger smartPlanner and “Paper Apps” review

on Thursday, March 20th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

There was a time when I used a paper planner religiously to track personal and family appointments, events and celebrations, and even mundane things like when recycling will be picked up.  Today I use apps on my iPad for these tasks, but sometimes I still miss the beautiful leather planner cover I had and the Read More…

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Keep your music files in this guitar

on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear

Not everybody uses flash drives any more, but if you do, this is a cute option for you to consider.  The USB Wooden Guitar Keychain Flash Drive is designed to hang on your keychain, so it’s always at the ready.  It’s available in 2GB ($14), 4GB ($15), 8GB ($17), 16GB ($23), or $32GB ($33) capacities.  This Read More…

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If the pen is mightier than the sword, what can you say about a lightsaber pen?

on Monday, March 17th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News

If you use these Star Wars Light-Up Lightsaber Pens from ThinkGeek, you’ll be able to cut through the hardest school or work assignment.  The blades light up in your choice of blue, red, or green.  (Batteries are not replaceable, so use the (light) Force wisely, young Jedi.)  Purists should know that the hilt is generic Read More…

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Makemoney Clip expands to hold your dough

on Sunday, March 16th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear

The Makemoney Clip looks a bit like a stylized paper clip, but it’s designed to hold money instead of printer paper.  It’s made of your choice of copper or bronze, and the metal has a bit of give so it can hold a little or a lot of money.  The clips are coated with a Read More…

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Have you noticed what small fonts are in use today?

on Friday, March 14th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, News

Does it seem like everything is printed with the tiniest fonts possible these days?  Or maybe as my Dad used to say, perhaps your arms are getting too short to hold things far enough away for you to see details?  If you are finding it hard to see details, regardless of your reason, you may Read More…

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LinkSprinter is Fluke’s latest network testing tool that sends results to the cloud

on Friday, March 14th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News

If you’re a geek or nerd worth the salt in your bread, you’ve no doubt heard of Fluke. They make those easily recognizable yellow digital multimeters that I used to see on every workbench when I worked at Cummins Electronics back in the day. Their newest tool is a small network tester called the LinkSprinter 200. Read More…

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Keep your MacBook charger in The Loop

on Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Although The Goods repeatedly states that The Loop case is for men, I don’t see anything that makes it unsuitable for women.  The Loop is made of durable, 5-oz Dakota black vegetable oil-tanned cowhide leather.  The pouch at the bottom holds the power brick and the thin cord with the MagSafe connector for either the MacBook Read More…

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Just Mobile AluDisc review

on Thursday, March 13th, 2014
Posted in: Computer Gear, Gear, Reviews

Recently, I reviewed the Just Mobile HeadStand Headphone Hanger. It was my introduction to the minimalist design ethos of an accessory company whose products could have been made by Apple themselves. They are that beautiful. Just Mobile sent me their AluDisc 360-degree pedestal for iMac for review.

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You won’t be bugged by the Mantis and Cricket multi-tools

on Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Pocket multi-tools, you all know I love them. I have several reviews and news post about them here on The Gadgeteer, so in keeping with my fetish interest, I have found another set of multi-tools on Kickstarter. The Mantis and the Cricket from Jeff Morin, are two versatile  multi-tools designed to make your life easier. The Read More…

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Multi-purpose pegboard stand

on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News

Pegboard is a great substrate for building tool and utensil organizers, and it seems to be the inspiration for this little multi-purpose stand from Federal Warehouse.  Peg is a dock for your phone, a display for your jewelry or accessories, a desktop organizer, or whatever you can dream up.  The body is made of aluminum, and Read More…

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Chefs have knife rolls; what do gadget lovers use?

on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

According to ThinkGeek, they use cord rolls.  The Cordito Leather Cable Wrap is made of premium leather with metal button closures.  It measures 12.25″ long x 5.5″ wide when opened flat; rolled, it has about a 2″ diameter (depending on what you have in there).  It’s designed with a pouch to hold two power adapters, and Read More…

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Boldly going somewhere…

on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News

The Boldly Going Somewhere… ring might be the first step in your continuing mission of matrimony, or it could just be a way to show your love for Gene Roddenberry’s beloved space saga.  The ring is available in a variety of metals and stones.  The silver with blue topaz and cubic zirconia stones version is Read More…

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Canless canned air

on Monday, March 3rd, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News

Canned air is very convenient for cleaning computer keyboards and internals, but it’s not the safest stuff to use.  It uses nasty propellants to drive the air out of the can, and those aren’t good for the environment or your health if you breathe them in.  The cans get super cold quickly, and they can Read More…