Not too long ago I tested the cylinder-shaped, wifi-enabled Pittasoft BlackVue DR5000GW-HD dash cam. Now there’s a new model that adds a secondary camera for those rear-facing shots. Pittasoft calls it the BlackVue DR550GW-2CH, available September 2013. Let’s take a look.
The popularity of fitness bands and watches is currently at an all time high. Everyone wants to know how they measure up with their daily step count, running distance, and other health stats. One of the newest fitness watches to show up on the scene is from what I thought was an unlikely company – […]
I’ve been experimenting with different car dash cams since I discovered that the GoPro cameras don’t feature an auto-record-upon-power-up function. The last dash cam I reviewed was the Pittasoft BlackVue DR5000GW-HD, and before that, the DashCam Dually in 2010 (see related links for reviews of these products). I thought the BlackVue DR5000GW-HD did a pretty […]
The Magellan Roadmate 9250T-LMB GPS is one of the latest Roadmate dedicated GPS products from Magellan. It’s got a large 7″ touch display, live traffic, spoken road names and landmarks, video inputs for an optional rear view camera (not reviewed), Bluetooth supporting hands-free speakerphone, lifetime map updates, and more. In other words, it’s got more […]
If you’ve ever had an interest in geocaching but thought it would be too expensive to buy a handheld GPS and then too hard figure out how to load cache coordinates into it, here’s a GPS device for you. The Geomate.jr from Brand 44 Colorado comes preloaded with 250,000 geocaches covering all 50 states (or […]
Since my review of the Dash Cam Dually in 2010, I’ve had my eyes open for a quality in-car video recorder that wasn’t so large. The Pittasoft BlackVue DR5000GW-HD car camera is a tube-shaped device that promises to be just that, and it’s packed with some interesting features.
If your family is anything like mine, the dog is not just a pet, it is more like a child. We celebrate birthdays, they get Christmas presents, and whenever possible, they are with us. For dedicated pet parents, there is nothing worse than having a pet go missing. Securus makes a number of GPS locating […]
There are all sorts of activity monitors and pedometers on the market right now that will show humans how active or non-active they are. Now your pets can get some of that action, with new features from Tagg. We featured Tagg’s the Pet tracker back in 2011 and found it to be an interesting way to […]
Although it’s never (yet) happened to me personally, million of bags go missing each year from airports around the world. The Trakdot luggage tracker will not prevent your bag from being lost, but it will provide city-specific information on the whereabouts of your checked baggage. The small device fits into your checked bag and reports […]
The DeLorme inReach is the first affordable 2-way Satellite Communicator on the market. When you go camping, boating or traveling, you may think your cell phone will be there for you to get you out of an emergency situation. But only 10% of the world actually has cell phone coverage. Designed for remote or high-risk […]
I have a couple of Nikon DSLR cameras that I use for personal and Gadgeteer photography. Nikon cameras aren’t cheap, but hey – not every camera is mentioned in song, either. Accessories, especially the Nikon-branded ones, aren’t cheap, either. I’ve been slowly collecting studio lights, flashes for the hot shoe, filters – you get the […]
In 1969, Seiko introduced the first quartz watch, and now they are introducing the world’s first solar GPS watch. Using their own, patented, low-energy-consumption GPS receiver, the Astron is able to recognize all 39 time zones around the world to identify time zone and set the time and date data using the global network of […]
So you read our previous review of the LandAirSea SilverCloud GPS real-time tracking unit (see related posts at the bottom of this review), and you want something SMALLER and easier without the hassle of recharging batteries? Say hello to the Live Trac EZ from LiveViewGPS.
I’ve been playing with several different kinds of GPS tracking devices for a while, including the nu.m8 GPS Child Locator Watch. The nu.m8 GPS tracking system used a GPS receiver to determine location, and would “report” it’s location when “pinged” via SMS or computer to give the latest position. So for the most part, it […]