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Why buy three accessories when one smartBandStand will do everything?

on Thursday, April 17th, 2014

The smartBandStand is an indiegogo project.  It’s an impact-resistant smartphone case with connector button, a fully-adjustable stand with tilt-screen feature, and an armband with Velcro or bungee-hook closure in one.  It will be available to fit various iPhone, Samsung, HTC, and LG smart phones; standard colors are black, white, or red.  It can stand on a Read More…

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Save your MacBook charger with a Juiceboxx

on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

If you have a MacBook, you know the chargers have built-in cord winders.  The problem with the winder is that it can put a lot of stress on the thin cable where it attaches to the charger.  This stress leads to broken cables, which leads to purchasing an expensive replacement charger.  The folks at Juiceboxx Read More…

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Magically turn on your lights with a wave of your hand using the iON capacitive switch

By: Kathleen Chapman
on Friday, April 11th, 2014

You’ve just come home to a dark house and your arms are full of groceries. With the wave of an arm or hand over the iON capacitive switch, you can turn on (or off) your lights without having to set your groceries down! And for the germaphobes out there, you no longer have to touch Read More…

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NKMOS Ultima S car mount review

on Thursday, April 10th, 2014

One of the perks of being a Gadgeteer is occasionally receiving (aka getting our grubby tech-loving hands on) a prototype of a product before the rest of the world. In this case, NKMOS has sent me one of their new all aluminum universal car mounts to give a try even before their Kickstarter campaign has Read More…

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Keep Wil Wheaton at the TableTop

on Monday, April 7th, 2014

You know Wil Wheaton, right?  He’s an actor famous for playing Gordie in Stand by Me, Wesley Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and many more, including a slightly evil(er?) version of himself on The Big Bang Theory.  He’s also a writer and a gamer, and the host and co-creator of a web show Read More…

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Micro Field Bag for iPhone

on Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Pad and Quill has a line of leather and canvas gear bags to hold your laptop and tablets, and they realized they had forgotten a gear bag for one very important item – the iPhone.  The Micro Field Bag for iPhone is made of full grain leather, 18-oz waxed canvas, and stitched with thread that is 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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Take your iPhone case to task with the myTask iPhone utility case

on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

Multi-taskers, I love them. They come on keychains, in wallets, heck even phone cases. But the one thing most phone case multi-taskers lack is versatility. The myTask, a Kickstarter project from TaskLab hopes to change that. Unlike other phone cases of this type that have a built-in set of tools, the myTask set up is Read More…

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Keep on rocking in the free world – in higher resolution

on Monday, March 17th, 2014

Digital music has changed how and where we can listen to music, but there are trade-offs for the portability.  Digital files often sacrifice some of the resolution for size so you can fit more music on your portable player, which means you loose some of the details and nuances the artist intended you to hear. Read More…

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The quest for a better Segway?

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Sunday, March 16th, 2014

When the Segway was first announced in 2001, inventor Dean Kamen declared that it would change the way people move around in urban environments.  While its incredibly high price tag made it unapproachable for most people, a new Indiegogo campaign, URB-E seeks to be the next urban transport king.  Available in the 3-wheel Commuter model or Read More…

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Fold your own stand-up desk

on Friday, March 14th, 2014

I constantly see articles about the health benefits of using a standing desk, but most home or work offices don’t have stand-up desks.  Replacing or modifying your current desk is expensive – and what do you do if you find that a standing desk just isn’t for you?  If you back this Kickstarter project for Read More…

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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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It won’t hold two of every animal, but the Arq Dock will hold your smart device

on Monday, March 10th, 2014

The title of this post is kind of funny because my household seems to have amassed two of every smart device we use, two iPhones and two iPads you get the picture. And like every household, the way we protect or enhance these devices varies by user. Anywhere between full-blown rugged protection to skinny and Read More…

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The first smart watch designed just for women

on Saturday, March 8th, 2014

The Smart & Cool Smartwatch is an Indiegogo project.  The designer says these are the first quartz, Bluetooth smart watches designed just for women, though they do promise there will be a men’s line soon.  These watches use Bluetooth 1.2.1 to connect with your smart phone.  When you have an incoming call, the caller ID Read More…

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Get your iPad Air or Mini to stick around with the MagBak iPad mount

on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Last year I posted news on the MagBak magnetic mounting system for iPads. Alex Baca is at it again for a new MagBak project on Kickstarter – the MagBak for the iPad Air and Mini. Like the original, this version is composed of silicone covered adhesive pads with embedded magnets. This design allows you to Read More…

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You’ll no longer need a third hand to keep hold of that &*%(^ screw

on Friday, February 28th, 2014

Some of these handy-looking Screw Grabbers would have saved a lot of swearing around these parts recently while we were assembling a butcher block cart and wire basket drawer sets for the closets.  This Kickstarter project is seeking funding for a Screw Grabbers, which are “transparent rubber sleeves that slide onto screwdrivers to hold a Read More…

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Would this be what Dr Jones uses for his iPad, the Heming leather iPad case?

on Friday, February 28th, 2014

If you have an iPad chances are you go to some lengths to protect your investment. But, if you are like me you don’t want a run of the mill, everyday, everyone else has one type of case. You want something a little different as well as something that is quality made. The Heming a Read More…

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Now for something completely different the Mini Museum

on Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Posted in: Crowdfunded, Geek Toys, News

You are a person of intrigue and as such you are a trend setter, a person living on the edge with the latest and greatest, a pioneer in cool. So what can I get to impress you, to wow you, to elevate my status beyond worldly? How about the Mini Museum a Kick-starter project from Read More…

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miggo – Cameras Best Amigo camera case review

on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Ever wanted to bring your DSLR or mirrorless camera somewhere, but thought twice because you were either worried about protecting it, or didn’t want to lug it in a bulky case?  Three chaps named Ohad, Yuval and Guy wanted to solve that problem, so they designed miggo, your “Camera’s Best Amigo,” which is current nearing Read More…

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Give your shoelaces the slip with ZIPPED

on Monday, February 24th, 2014
Posted in: Crowdfunded, Gear, News

We live in a fast paced world, so why shouldn’t our shoes. I mean tying and untying them just doesn’t make sense in this society of innovators. While shoes using the ZIPPED, an active indiegogo project, aren’t the Marty McFly shoes from Back to the Future, they are a nice alternative to tying your laces. Read More…

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This wallet is so solid it’s Liquid

on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Wallet designs seem to have undergone a radical change from our past simple leather bifold and trifold designs. With all of this changing going on, how do you set yourself apart from the crowd? The Liquid wallet hopes to do so with functionality. The Liquid is a current Kickstarter project by for a multi functional card type Read More…

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Important notice to Kickstarter supporters

on Monday, February 17th, 2014
Posted in: Crowdfunded, News

You perhaps have heard by now about the security breach at Kickstarter last week.  They announced on February 15 that “hackers had sought and gained unauthorized access to some of our customers’ data. Upon learning this, we immediately closed the security breach and began strengthening security measures throughout the Kickstarter system.”  The breach had occurred Read More…

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You’ll be a smash wearing The Dash wireless smart in-ear headphones

on Friday, February 14th, 2014

We are constantly seeing the evolution of the headphone! We have gone from big to small, from wired to wireless, and from over the ear to in the ear. Now Bragi wants to bring you the next evolution of head phone with The Dash, wireless smart in-ear headphones as an active Kickstarter project. The Dash Read More…

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An iPhone 5/5s case so minimal, it’s almost not there

on Thursday, February 13th, 2014

This Kickstarter project is seeking funding for an iPhone case so minimal that it almost doesn’t exist.  Instead of a case that engulfs the sides and back of the iPhone or even a bumper case that covers the sides, and sometimes impacts cellular reception, the Bumprz case simply covers the corners.  The designers contend that Read More…

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Carbonlite aerospace-grade carbon fiber minimal wallet

on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
Posted in: Crowdfunded, News, Wallets

This is a Kickstarter project that’s already raised over 7X the funding goal with just over a week left in the funding period.  The Carbonlite wallet is a minimalist wallet made from two plates of “premium aerospace grade 6k 2×2 weave instead of the standard 3k 1×1. All of our carbon fiber has a smooth, Read More…