Miscellaneous

Mass Fidelity_Core_2

When I reviewed the Mass Fidelity Relay Bluetooth digital audio converter, I was struck how well made and solid the DAC is, as well as how it makes life easier dealing with my older stereo equipment. However, the Relay is a niche product that will not be useful to everyone. Not so with the new [...]

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betabrand-smugglersjacket

With Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens breaking records daily, the popularity of that Galaxy Far, Far Away is at an all-time high. So what better time for Betabrand to introduce their crowd-funded Smuggler's Jacket. Inspired by the jacket worn by everyone's favorite scruffy-looking nerf herder in Star Wars: Episode VI - The Empire [...]

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lock-laces

Need a stocking stuffer idea? How about LOCK LACES? These laces allow you to tighten shoe laces quickly and easily whether you need to get your kids out the door fast, are going out for a quick run, have difficulty with finger dexterity, or just want some laces that look pretty cool. One size fits [...]

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ms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMATD2qk564 The world feels like a scary place these days, so it's always nice when news is heartwarming rather than heart wrenching. Recently Microsoft organized a group of their store employees and a New York City children's choir to sing a holiday song of friendship and peace in from of the 5th Avenue Apple store. [...]

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thanksgiving2015

Everyone here at The Gadgeteer would like to wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy your day with family, friends and good food. Make sure that you eat plenty of turkey so you'll have enough stamina for all of your Black Friday shopping adventures tomorrow. And if you're like me and would rather [...]

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amazon-blackfriday-week

Everyone knows that the day after Thanksgiving is known as Black Friday. It's traditionally the day when stores offer their best deals for people who are shopping for holiday gifts. But why wait until Friday when you can take advantage of some great deals right now from Amazon. From now until November 27, Amazon is [...]

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microsoft_future_visions

I know this is a gadget blog, but most of us who love gadgets also love science fiction. Microsoft just announced the release of an anthology of short stories written by contemporary science fiction greats such as Elizabeth Bear, Greg Bear, David Brin, and Ann Leckie. To provide inspiration for the stories, Microsoft let the [...]

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mybivy

Twenty-one year old Tyler Skluzacek created a smartwatch and smartphone app called myBivy (short for my bivouac, which is a military encampment with tents or shelter in which to rest) to help soldiers suffering from night terrors, a major symptom of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. Tyler's father was suffering from night terrors and [...]

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Audioengine HD6-3

Audioengine has created some outstanding and affordable speakers along with other audio components over the last 10 years. Their A5+ is a killer speaker that sounds terrific and packs a powerful punch. It was their top-of-the-line speaker—until now. Just in time for the holidays, Audioengine has released the HD6 speaker—a new concept in both sound [...]

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squeeze-test

Two weeks ago everyone (including myself) was freaking out about the Nexus 6P bend video that was posted on BGR.com. Last year people were going nuts about the iPhone 6 bending problem. Have you ever wondered where the bend test idea originated from in the first place? Who was the first person to test for [...]

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staples-ipad-air2-sale

I know there are a lot of iPad fans out there and if you've been waiting for a deal to purchase an iPad Air 2, now is the time. Staples has discounted the iPad Air 2 WiFi models ($100 off the 16 GB models and up to $140 off the 128 GB models). Additionally, the [...]

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amazon-black-friday-2015

Amazon stated in a press release today that they are launching a Black Friday Deals store starting today and continuing until December 22. They will have deals on electronics, toys, jewelry, clothing, etc. Amazon Prime members will have access to "more than 30,000 Lightning Deals 30 minutes early" through Prime Early Access and all shoppers [...]

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magic-leap-solar-system-620x342

First of all, let me preface this by adding this small caveat to the title. It should say is Magic Leap the next version of technology that Google Glass promised but failed to deliver?  What is Magic Leap?  Right now, Magic Leap, is a tech start-up, located in South Florida.  The company has raised over [...]

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coocheer_lightbox3

When I was a kid, I loved playing with a little plastic light box. It came with cartoon templates you could trace to make your own creations. The Coocheer LED Artcraft Tracing Light Pad-ultra Thin, Dimmable LED, Professional Drawing Light Box is modern, and better, version of that old light box. Instead of a 60-watt [...]

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lumoid-lumoid-1

The high cost of many gadgets can make them a risky investment. What if you end up not liking or needing that expensive smartwatch you just purchased? Sure you can sell it on the internet, but you might end up taking a loss. I recently found out about a service, Lumoid, that will allow you [...]

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handscape-handy-case

HandScape has developed a new case called HandyCase for your iPhone 6/6+, iPhone 6S/6S+, iPad Mini 1, 2 & 3, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro. This fascinating case allows you to pop in your device, turn on the case, connect it via Bluetooth Low Energy, then start using all of your fingers to select [...]

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marquee

Mighty Marquees are small affordable backlit displays that you can customize with different graphics or your own artwork. They feature a 9x3x2 inch light box that is powered by USB. Either plug in to a USB AC adapter or use with a USB backup battery for maximum portability. Inside the box are 15 super-bright LED [...]

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Gear Gripz review

Shot with DxO ONE

Incredibly smooth finishes on whisper-thin slabs of slick metal and glass. Gravity. Hard landing surfaces. Does this combination sound familiar? Of course it does - it's our Gadgeteer shared nightmare of dropping a piece of tech and seeing it shatter to the ground in slow motion as we're diving to the rescue. We could always [...]

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nerdwax

I've been wearing glasses since I was in third grade. The only thing that I don't like about my glasses is that they slide down my nose. I have no idea how many times a day I push them back up, but I'm sure it's a lot, especially when I'm outside in hot weather or [...]

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PatchPALS review

patchPALS_00

Velcro®-backed patches have become very popular in some circles, especially within military and related communities where they are often called "morale" patches. Additionally, clothing, backpacks and other soft goods designed for military, police or similar occupations include strips of webbing that can be used as modular attachment points for the customized addition of pouches and other accessories. [...]

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wintercroft-dragon1

I spied this awesome Halloween (or festival) mask on the Make: website. Wintercroft sells all kinds of mask templates (the above is the Dragon Mask V1) and instructions that are immediately available as PDF files after your purchase. All you have to do is print the templates out on paper, adhere them to the cardstock, cut [...]

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boeing-microlattice

Boeing is considering using metallic microlattice in future airplanes and yes, it is balanced on top of the head of a dandelion. It's "approximately one hundred times lighter than Styrofoam" (from HRL Laboratories) - that's how lightweight this new material is. It is described as an "ordered network of interconnected hollow struts made from a [...]

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openrov-1

Before I pursued a degree in entomology, I first considered marine biology. I've always marveled at the unusual life forms out there, many of which exist in the ocean and many are in places most of us don't have access to. The company OpenROV has sold personal underwater robot kits for those like me who [...]

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panasonic1

This is a sponsored blog; while the views expressed here were genuinely mine, consideration was paid to me by Panasonic eneloop to write about their contest. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, eneloop (a rechargeable battery product line from Panasonic Energy Corporation of America) is holding a Sweepstakes titled the “10 for 10 Tenth Anniversary Giveaway” [...]

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nfc-2-3

The NFC Ring is back with a new Kickstarter campaign, an updated look and improved tech under the hood... or I guess I should say under the band since it's a ring. Smartphones are cool and smart watches may be fun, but a smart ring is the ultimate in geek gear. Let's check out what's [...]

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