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Stay alive and pop open a brew with SlideBelts Survival Belt

on Friday, August 22nd, 2014

I’ve watched the TV show Survivorman enough to know that in a survival situation, sometimes having the right tool can mean the difference between life and death. The folks at SlideBelts know this too. They took their already innovative no-hole belt design and are amping it up with new survival-type features in a crowdfunded Kickstarter campaign. In addition toRead More…

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Save space with collapsible buckets

on Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Janet recently turned me on to the Tiny House Nation TV show on the FYI channel. While I know I will never be able to talk Jeanne into downsizing to a 500 or smaller square foot house, I can’t help but dream about minimizing and simplifying all our junk. I love watching the Tiny HouseRead More…

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The new mophie juice pack is just for the Galaxy S5

on Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Cases with backup batteries are usually designed for the iPhone, but mophie’s newest case is for the Samsung Galaxy S5 phone.  This case covers the back and sides to protect your phone, and it wraps slightly around to the screen to keep it lifted off the tabletop should you lay the phone facedown.  Inside, there’sRead More…

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WaterField Designs introduces the new VertiGo 2.0 Laptop Bag

on Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, News

Actually, it’s not just a laptop bag, because the VertiGo 2.0 is available in three sizes: small holds an iPad Air and similar tablets; medium holds a 13″ Mac laptop; and large holds a 15″ Mac laptop.  The VertiGo 2.0 is the “ideal business and traveling companion that can hold a surprising amount of gearRead More…

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Gadget deals – Save on a variety of gaming gadgets including UK deals

on Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Posted in: Deals, Gaming Gear, News

Today’s gadget deals have been hand picked for our readers who enjoy video games. The list includes two controllers, a Sony PS4 wireless headset, HDMI cable and a deal on a Sony PS3 and a games for our UK readers. Mad Catz Optical Gaming Mouse Prepare for GTA:V on PC with the Mad Catz GamingRead More…

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Equalizer case for iPhone 5/5s

on Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Although the lights on the back of this iPhone 5/5s case look like an equalizer display, they don’t actually react to specific frequencies and the max levels are pre-set.  They will react to any music or ambient sound, and they look cool and add interest to what would normally be a plain, black cover overRead More…

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The Bolstr is smaller than a gear bag but bigger than a holster

on Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Crowdfunded, News

Men seem to like to carry lots of stuff in their pockets, and sometimes they have too much stuff and need a bag.  But many men have aversions to bags that are much smaller than a laptop bag or to bags that don’t look like they can be carried into war.  Sometimes neither of thoseRead More…

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Barnes & Noble announces new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK

on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

This post is sponsored by Barnes & Noble. This morning in New York City’s Union Square Store, Barnes & Noble & Samsung announced a historic partnership releasing the newest and latest Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 NOOK®. This new tablet provides the best of both worlds – a well designed technology backend and the excellent NOOK®Read More…

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This Belkin Powerhouse XL dock is designed for Android tablets and eReaders

on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

This PowerHouse Micro-USB Dock XL is designed for Android tablets and phones, eReaders, and similar devices charged by microUSB.  It has a dock to adjust the microUSB plug so you can dock many of your devices while they are still in a case.  You can rapidly charge your device while photos, music, apps, and other data transfers.Read More…

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This new watch from Tokyoflash Japan is Radioactive

on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

The face of the new Kisai Radioactive watch from Tokyoflash Japan looks like it could be the monitor display on a nuclear reactor.  The lights flash to display the time, and an animation mode will look like a constantly changing status display (can be turned off).  The case and band are made of brushed stainless steel,Read More…

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You won’t need a fancy compass with this nickel that points North

on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

The Covert Compass from Shomer-Tec is a genuine nickel that has been modified to function as a simple compass that will point to magnetic North. The nickel has a groove around the edge that is used to suspend the coin from a thread. You supply the thread and when dangled, the heads side of the coinRead More…

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Gadget deals – DIY Google Glass for $14 and more

on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
Posted in: Deals, News

Google Glass (Sort of) We give you, Google Glass! Super fun and super tongue in cheek! This is a simple and inexpensive DIY version of Google’s virtual reality glasses that was announced at the most recent Google I/O. Check them out for only $14 from Amazon!

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The TANDA zap promises to zap your acne away in just one day

on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Eight years ago, The Gadgeteer reviewed the Zeno Acne Treatment device, and that review is still being read today.  Acne is a horrible thing that sits right there on your face, for everyone to see.  It can sap your confidence in your appearance, it can physically hurt, and it can leave scars.  People try all kindsRead More…

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Two new 3-in-1 cables from Bloobury lighten your daily carry kit

on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Last year, we told you about a 2.5′ retractable 3-in-1 cable from Bloobury that combined an Apple 30-pin connector, an Apple Lightning connector, and a microUSB connector in one cable.  That cable could easily replace three cables in your gear bag, but what if you’re not a fan of the retractable cable format?  This yearRead More…

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Get your hydration fix in a flash with the collapsable Stash Bottle

on Monday, August 18th, 2014

Always on the lookout for neat travel gear, I recently stumbled upon this product from Hydrapak, the Stash Bottle a collapsible TPU walled water bottle. What makes this so interesting to me is that when not in use, the hard molded top and bottom can be collapsed together for storage. This feature is a travelersRead More…

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The Solar Strap lets you wear your solar charger

on Monday, August 18th, 2014

There are a lot of solar chargers on the market, and most of them seem to require you to set them up and leave them in direct sunlight.  Those types are more useful if you have set up camp and will stay around the same place for a long while, but they aren’t so usefulRead More…

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These SmartPlanet lunch containers expand to hold your lunch and flatten for the trip home

on Monday, August 18th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

SmartPlanet has a line of lunch containers that flatten up for compact carrying home after the lunch is eaten.  More importantly for people with not much storage in the kitchen, they don’t take up a lot of storage space, either.  The Collapsible Eco Meal Kits have BPA-free silicone bases that open to hold your food,Read More…

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Here’s a Writer’s Block that you won’t mind having

on Sunday, August 17th, 2014
Posted in: Crowdfunded, News

If flinging your 3×5 inch pocket notebook on your desk is no longer an option for you, I have a solution to keep your workspace more organized. It’s called the Writer’s Block and it’s a new Kickstarter project from the makers of Word. notebooks. The Writer’s Block is made of a solid piece of brass,Read More…

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Transform your Android device into a desktop computer with three USB 3.0 ports

on Sunday, August 17th, 2014
Posted in: Android related, News

I used to day dream about only needing one pocket sized device for all my communicating and computing needs. One device that would serve as my phone, my camera, my laptop and my desktop computer. That reality keeps getting closer because the hardware is already available with gadgets like the UNITEK Y-3068 USB 3.0 3-PortRead More…

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Simplify your home automation with the SmartThings Hub and app

on Sunday, August 17th, 2014

There are a lot of home automation devices out there, each with their own app. As you work towards the smart home of your dreams, before long, you’ll have multiple apps for your multiple devices. You can simplify things by controlling everything with the SmartThings Hub and iOS/Android app (you’ll need at least iOS 7.0Read More…

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Chargers and gaming accessories – Weekly roundup

on Saturday, August 16th, 2014
Posted in: News

This past week we seemed to focus on two different themes. For reviews, we had not one, but three charger reviews. And for news we had quite a few video game related posts. If you’re not interested in either of those two topics, never fear because we had posts about tools, lifelogging cameras, LED lamps, cameraRead More…

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VSSL – Survival kit in a tube

on Saturday, August 16th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

I just finished reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed, a book about a woman who hiked the PCT (Pacific Coast Trail) all by herself. It made me wish I could do something like that. But the problem is that my idea of camping is sitting on my front porch in my pajamas while surfing my favoriteRead More…

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You won’t be a square with the Polaroid Cube

on Saturday, August 16th, 2014
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

If you’re a product of the 60′s, 70′s or even the 80′s, you probably know the Polaroid name. But when the digital age went into full effect the Polaroid brand, probably best known for its instant cameras faded some. In honor of their 75th year in business Polaroid is trying to make a comeback with theRead More…

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Make a statement with the OM/ONE levitating Bluetooth speaker

on Saturday, August 16th, 2014

One thing I used to daydream about as a child is having the power of levitation/telekinesis. To this day, that would be my super power if I could have one. And guess what? Now there’s a LEVITATING Bluetooth speaker in the works! The OM/ONE is a small orb speaker that measures 3.6 inches in diameterRead More…

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Gadget deals – HTC Desire 816, Ottie car mount and more including UK deals

on Friday, August 15th, 2014
Posted in: Deals, News

Today we have some money saving deals on an Android smartphone, a mount for a smartphone and a backup battery for a smartphone. Today we are also happy to provide three deals for our UK readers. HTC Desire 816, 5.5″ Android Phablet on Virgin Mobile Part phone, part tablet, the 816 is perfect for thoseRead More…