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Leave your reminders and to-do lists on your door, so you’ll never forget them again!

on Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, News

When I need to remind myself to do something that’s not part of my normal routine, I leave a note on the front door.  I don’t like taping things to the freshly painted door, and tiny little sticky notes can be overlooked or fall off during the night.  I usually write my reminder or to-doRead More…

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This simple doodad can make using a ceiling fan easier

on Friday, August 1st, 2014

There’s nothing world-changing about the Harbor Breeze Brushed Nickel and White Pull Chain set, but it will make it plainly obvious to everyone in your family and to visitors which chain turns on the light attached to the ceiling fan and which adjusts the fan speed.  The brushed nickel chain pulls look like a tiny light bulbRead More…

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JK Rowling has written a new Harry Potter story – wait, don’t get too excited

on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

I’m a big fan of the Harry Potter books. I’m not a crazy fan, I just really enjoyed the books and movies. So much so that I’ve yet to find another book series that I’ve liked better. I was bummed after watching the final movie because there would be no more books or movies toRead More…

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Google’s Made with Code

on Monday, June 23rd, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

In a recent blog post, Google has announced that they are launching Made with Code, an initiative to inspire girls to code.  The program will include coding projects such as programming and designing a 3D printed bracelet, collaborations with organizations such as Girl Scouts of America, and investing $50 million dollars over the next three years forRead More…

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Amazon Prime Music – Amazon’s newest perk for Prime members

on Friday, June 13th, 2014

Recently, Amazon announced that it would be raising the rates for their Prime membership.  It was the first increase in years, and I didn’t think it was too much to bear, because I use Amazon – and free Prime shipping – frequently.  Amazon isn’t just increasing the rates to compensate for rising shipping costs; they’reRead More…

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#ad Faveable helps you out with a list of Father’s Day gift ideas

on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Have you picked out a Father’s Day gift for your dear old dad yet? If not, you better get busy because there are only 12 days till Father’s Day. I know that shopping for men can sometimes be difficult (especially if it’s a woman doing the shopping), so Faveable has come to the rescue withRead More…

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Word. Notebooks are feeling a little blue

on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Do you have a favorite brand of pocket notebook? I have stacks of Moleskine cahiers and Field Notes notebooks which I carry in my bag for on the spot note taking and also have them in my home made leather cover to keep track of Gadgeteer business tasks. But for to-do lists, my favorite pocket notebooksRead More…

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Sidekick 3D printed journal pen holder review

on Friday, May 23rd, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

The Sidekick is a journal pen holder that is made in the USA eight at a time from starch based plastic using a homemade 3D printer. The Sidekick sticks on to most any hard covered notebook or journal from popular companies like Moleskine, Rhodia, Leuchturm and many more. It adds a convenient holder for your favorite writing instrumentRead More…

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NANOTIPS add touch screen compatibility to any glove

on Friday, April 25th, 2014

NANOTIPS is a liquid polyamide solution that you can use on your favorite gloves to turn them into touchscreen compatible gloves. Simply brush the liquid on the finger tips, allow to dry and then use. Yes, I know winter is over for the majority of us in the US, but most people own multiple pairs of highRead More…

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How to find past product reviews and articles on The Gadgeteer

on Monday, April 14th, 2014

Since we updated the website layout at the end of last year, I’ve tried a couple different search plugins  that didn’t end up working very well, so I finally decided to go back to using Google’s search because it’s faster and works better than all the others I’ve tried. Here’s a quick tutorial that IRead More…

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Magnetic Holders Eye Loop eyeglass holders review

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

I have worn eyeglasses since I was in second grade.  My first pair was short-lived, I had not gotten used to wearing them yet and I took them off every day at lunch in the cafeteria.  For some reason, I had the habit of putting them in the brown paper bag that my mom packedRead More…

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#ad Bacon makes everything better

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

Do you love bacon? Is there anyone besides a vegetarian who can honestly answer no to that question? Bacon aficionados will appreciate today’s partnered post with Faveable.com, a gadget and cool-stuff discovery site for men. Their team has shortlisted some really interesting products with a bacon theme! Some of the items on the list are productsRead 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 mayRead More…

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It’s official, Amazon Prime membership fees are going up

on Thursday, March 13th, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

I just received this email from Amazon: Dear Julie Strietelmeier, We are writing to provide you advance notice that the price of your Prime membership will be increasing. The annual rate will be $99 when your membership renews on December 21, 2014. Even as fuel and transportation costs have increased, the price of Prime hasRead More…

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Engrain Tactile Keys add a little nature to your Apple Wireless Keyboards

on Friday, March 7th, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Engrain Tactile Keys are handcrafted wooden key cover stickers for your Apple wireless keyboard (both the compact and standard sized version with the numeric keypad). They are made of Sassafras wood with a 3M adhesive that is strong enough to hold up to years of use while still allowing for easy removal without damage toRead More…

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Sorta adaptive notebinder review

on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

Does this sound familiar? You’re happily writing in your brand new hardbound journal when you suddenly make a mistake. Maybe you misspelled a word, your penmanship was sloppy or you just weren’t happy with an entry. Now you feel like you ruined your journal. If you’ve ever wished that you could remove pages, add pagesRead More…

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To be or to bespoke…

By: Alester Lazar
on Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

On a daily basis I utilize a number of “Everyday Carry” items and each day I continue my quest for additions to my EDC collection. Enter Bespoke Post. They have hit the ground running in the newish phenomenon of subscription boxes. We used to be able to just get meats and cheeses on a monthly basis.Read More…

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Trade your old phones and tablets to Staples for eCash cards

on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Recycling old gadgets is not a new idea for Staples, they have been offering free electronics recycling service for the past seven years. Since 2007, they have recycled 64 million pounds of e-waste in the United States and plan to take their recycling global by setting a goal to recycle 40 million pounds of e-wasteRead More…

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Combine a dinosaur and a meteorite a what do you get?

on Friday, January 17th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, News

No, not a dinosaur extinction event!  If you’re jewelrybyjohan, you’ll get a one-of-a-kind ring.  The Dinosaur Bone/Gibeon Meteorite ring featured in this Etsy shop is made of titanium, 14K gold, dinosaur bone from the Morrison Formation in Utah, and fragments of the Gibeon meteorite that has been etched with acid to reveal the crystal structure.  jewlerybyjohan says theRead More…

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Wipebook – Dry erase notebooks

on Saturday, December 14th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Dry erase boards are modern day chalkboards. Write something on them and when you’re finished, just wipe them off and then you can start all over. If you’ve ever wanted a portable version of a dry erase board, the Wipebook is it. This notebook features 25 smooth pages that work with dry erase and correctableRead More…

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Coin – Is this the one credit card to rule them all?

on Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

How many credit cards, debit cards, membership cards and gift cards are crammed into your wallet? If your answer is more than 2, the Coin card could reduce your total number of cards down to just one. Coin looks like a regular credit card and can be swiped used and swiped just like a regular card.Read More…

Verizon now offering pre-paid $5/day data plan for tablet users

on Friday, November 22nd, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

If you have a Verizon LTE enabled tablet but find that you use WiFi more than the LTE option, you can save yourself some money and use Verizon’s new pre-paid $5/day plan. Five dollars provides 24 hours of LTE data access with 300 megabytes of data. If you run out of data before the 24hrsRead More…

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Now you can have a dry-erase whiteboard anywhere if you have a paint roller

on Monday, November 18th, 2013

I’ve seen chalkboard paint, but I’ve never seen dry-erase whiteboard paint before.  With IdeaPaint, you can add a dry erase board to walls, tabletops, or other suitable surfaces using just a paint roller.  (Professional installation is available, too, for the non-DIYers.)  It’s available in the standard white, but it’s also available in black or inRead More…

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Add a touch of Rebellion to casual Fridays

on Friday, November 15th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, News

These Star Wars Polo Shirts from ThinkGeek lets you show your undying fandom without violating dress codes.  After all, what’s the big difference between wearing somebody’s reptile logo or Boba Fett’s Mandalorian symbol on your chest, other than the coolness factor?  The Imperial insignia is available in black on heather gray shirts, the Rebel AllianceRead More…

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Word Standard Memorandum notebook – everything old is new again

on Thursday, October 31st, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

If you’ve been wanting to start a journal, but need a little inspiration to get started, check out this new vintage style Standard Memorandum notebook from Word. Styled after the pocket journals from 100 years ago, The Standard Memorandum provides dated pages for 1 year. Each page offers 3 lines per day, with 7 daysRead More…