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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…


Perk up your pix with a universal Clip-Slide lens

on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous

You’ve probably seen the oodles of clip on lenses for the iPhone that add macro, wide angle and other capabilities to the built in camera. Those of you without an iPhone may have felt left out, but now you don’t have to. The Clip-Slide lenses from are universal clips that should fit just aboutRead More…


Jackpen turns your smartphone into a ballpoint pen

on Sunday, October 27th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

We’ve all experienced an “oh crap” moment when we need a pen and there isn’t one to be found. I have a handy solution for you – if you carry a smartphone. It’s the Jackpen. A tiny ballpoint ink pen that stores in the earphone jack of your phone. When you need a pen, youRead More…


Two Guys Bowties – the bow tie you don’t have to tie

on Sunday, October 27th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Tulsa, Oklahoma based Two Guys Bowties is bringing something new to sharp dressed men everywhere. Their wooden bow ties are made from a selection of rare and exotic woods such as African Zebrawood, Peruvian Walnut, South American Bocote, Canary and interesting accent fabrics and leathers. The ties are can also feature laser etched patterns, inlaysRead More…


Awesome last minute Halloween costume idea. You’re welcome.

on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Become a mythical creature with this realistic unicorn mask. The Magic Unicorn Mask from is a rubber mask that features a flowing mane and of course, a unicorn horn. The crazy look in its eyes kind of creeps me out, but you have to admit that this mask would make you stand out atRead More…


Lucrin Smooth Lamb Leather Bag Holder review

on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, Reviews

The floor is a dirty place to set your bag down.  It doesn’t matter if you have an inexpensive fabric bag or a designer leather bag, you don’t want the bottom getting dirty nor do you want it to pick up the germs and other yucky stuff – that some people call bagteria – onRead More…


Gear that reminds you that “you rock!”

on Thursday, October 17th, 2013

I’ve never seen a Kickstarter project like this one before.  Instead of seeking funding for a single product, Rocket seems to be seeking funding for their entire line of doo-dads.  Everything in the Design Amplified Collection has a rock music theme, from the cord keeper that looks like a guitar to the glass markers thatRead More…


Awesome October gadget giveaway!

on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Hello gadget fans, it’s time for another fun gadget giveaway. This time around I have 4 prizes that will help you protect, power, sense and sprout. Yes, I said sprout. You need these prizes, so enter the contest. Come on, it’s quick and easy and you might win! Full details after the jump.


Oberon Extra Large Sketchbook review

on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, Reviews

No matter how tech-savvy or bleeding-edge you are, there are times when going “old school” should at least be considered. There is no doubt that the Gadgeteer Kid and I do enjoy our tech-gear, but he is also an aspiring artist who loves to draw. A digital tablet or loose sheet of paper just doesRead More…


Poo~Pourri, an awkward subject and rather, well, smelly

By: Leah Hallett
on Friday, October 4th, 2013

We all know poo happens, but did you know it doesn’t have to stink?  Yep, you heard me right, you can have stink-less #2 too by pre-treating your loo with a product called Poo~Pourri.  One of our most advanced senses, our sense of smell, isn’t fooled by covering up poo odor with fragrance.   Poo~Pourri doesn’t justRead More…


Now you can have your own Moleskine books custom printed from the Paper iPad app

on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

We told you about the Paper by FiftyThree app right after it came out.  It’s a beautiful journaling app that lets you create your own digital Moleskine-like notebooks full of your photos, drawings, and writings.  Now FiftyThree and Moleskine have joined forces to create Book to turn your virtual notebook into a real-life notebook.  After you’ve createdRead More…


Be inspired by Beautiful LEGO – New from No Starch Press

on Saturday, September 21st, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

If looking at your little brother’s LEGO creations never inspired your imagination, this new book from No Starch Press sure will. Beautiful LEGO by Mike Doyle is a 280 page coffee table book that features LEGO sculptures from dozens of artists. From abstract to life-like, the models featured in the pages of this book areRead More…


Julie’s gadget diary – Apple is boring and I miss Steve

on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
Posted in: Articles, Miscellaneous

I really tried to be excited about yesterday’s Apple iPhone 5C and 5S unveiling. As I watched the live stream, I kept telling myself maybe Apple will surprise me again. Maybe there will be “one more thing” to wow me. Maybe… But there wasn’t and it made me sad. Today I visited Apple’s site andRead More…


Your business cards will be well-protected, if they survive the freezing process

on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

How to keep your business cards safe from the grubby mitts of those pesky Jawas?  Store them in the Han Solo in Carbonite Business Card Case from ThinkGeek.  Made of metallic zinc alloy, it is jet back and features the haunting likeness of everyone’s favorite scoundrel…er, nice man… in raised 3D sculpt.  A spring-loaded trayRead More…


Windows 8.1 Released on October 18th

on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Are you a Windows 8 user that wants their start button back, along with more improvements to the OS? If you already have tried the Windows 8.1 preview, Microsoft has finally announced that Windows 8.1 will be officially released on October 18th worldwide. It will be a free update for current Windows 8 customers, andRead More…

The Ohto Minimo ballpoint pen could be the world’s skinniest clicky pen

on Monday, August 12th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

The Ohto Minimo ballpoint pen has to be one of the thinnest and smallest clicky style (retractable point) ballpoint pens that I’ve ever seen. It features a metal body and pocket clip and is available in several colors including black, green, pink and orange. It comes with a special plastic card that has a sleeveRead More…


Facebook public post embedding announced

By: Leah Hallett
on Thursday, August 1st, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Is Facebook moving away from a mainly private social network?  Until now, there wasn’t an easy way to embed Facebook status updates, posts, or your favorite photo/video of the moment into other news websites or blogs.  Well, today that all changed.  Facebook wants to branch out into more “live” web events – think Twitter-esque.  Only a handful ofRead More…


MOO custom business cards and stickers review

on Monday, July 22nd, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

Business cards might be considered a little “old school” these days, but not everyone carries a smartphone that can transmit and receive contact info. If you’re looking for a new set of cards, MOO is a great online service that you can use to create custom business cards and stickers. They gave me a couponRead More…


Extreme Summer G-Form gear giveaway!

on Monday, July 22nd, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous

Enjoy the rest of your Summer with this great prize pack of extreme gear from G-Form. You’ll be able to protect your gadgets and yourself with a variety of protective cases and wearable gear! Full contest details after the break.

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Canon Pixma Comix app on Facebook review

By: Leah Hallett
on Sunday, July 21st, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

Ever daydreamed of being a character in your very own comic strip? Now with Canon’s new Pixma Comix App on the Canon U.S.A. Facebook page, you can do just that, for free. Use six images (either uploaded or already on Facebook) to embarrass yourself, friends, or family for many years to come in a printableRead More…


Back to school gadget giveaway!

on Monday, July 15th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous

Summer vacation is almost over and that means students will soon be heading back to school. What better way to celebrate (or make it less painful) than to give away a bunch of gadgets and gear! We have a variety of products for students and non-students alike. There’s something for everyone. Full contest details afterRead More…


Free professional workshops from creativeLIVE

By: Leah Hallett
on Friday, July 12th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

  Starting in 2010, creativeLIVE has broadcast workshops and seminars taught by leading professionals and educators in the fields of photography, design, business, lifestyle, and video… online for FREE!  These workshops are jam packed with knowledge so if you’re streaming the class, you really need to set aside uninterrupted time to soak it all in and/orRead More…


Dress for success… in the bedroom with Legendary Suitjamas

on Sunday, July 7th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Inspired by the character Barney Stinson on the hit CBS TV show How I Met Your Mother, Legendary Suitjamas are loungewear/sleepwear that has been designed to resemble a tailored suit. These upscale pajamas are handmade by tailors using the finest quality silk/cotton blend for comfort and breathability. Suitjamas are priced at $99.95 and are availableRead More…


SlimScan receipt scanner stores in your wallet

on Saturday, June 29th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

The Planon SlimScan SS100 is a credit card sized scanner that has been designed for scanning receipts and business cards. It’s about the same size as a stack of 3 credit cards at 2.0 x 3.1 x 0.12 inch, so it stores easily in a card slot in your wallet. Images are scanned at 300Read More…


You’ve heard of zen gardening, but how about zen drawing?

on Monday, June 17th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

The Buddha Board is a specially designed art board that you paint on with an included brush and water. That’s right, you don’t use paint or ink… just water. The zen aspect is that as the water evaporates your image will completely disappear. This is supposed to teach you to live in the now. Draw/writeRead More…