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Saturday night is the perfect time to catch up on all the news, reviews and articles that we posted this week on The Gadgeteer. There's bound to be some posts that you didn't get a chance to read earlier this week, so check out the full list after the break. Thinksound Rain2 in-ear headphones review [...]

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overlord-cookbook

Earlier this week one of my friends from work stopped me at the water dispenser to tell me that he had something to show me. A few minutes later he handed me his copy of the Kitchen Overlord Illustrated Geek Cookbook by Chris-Rachael Oseland. This hard cover cookbook reads like a comic book with recipes [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
Auris_zwing_2

Up until now, any Bluetooth or Airplay speakers were dependent on the device that was doing the streaming, whether it be a laptop, smartphone or desktop computer. It’s no big deal that the new, portable auris zwing portable speaker/boombox does that, but it will also do it independently of any device—as in all by itself. [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, News
Pinch multi-tool

Pocket tools come in many sizes and shapes these days, and are made of many exotic materials. So, what makes a pocket tool different? To me lately it has been size and weight. I have my fair share of "pocket tools" that are usually around the size of a credit card. That is great if [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
misfit-minute-fitness-coach-app-apple-watch

As you may have heard, the Apple Watch starts being delivered tomorrow.  As the delivery time approached, more and more apps were being announced for the Watch, and one of the latest announcements is the Misfit Minute fitness coaching app.  Yes, it's from the makers of the Misfit trackers, so it should be a welcome [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
philips-led-bulbs-2-for-1

Home Depot is offering a 2-pack of Philips 60W-equivalent Soft White A19 LED Light Bulbs for $4.97.  These bulbs use 8.5W and produce 800 lumens of 2700K light.  Philips says they use 85% less energy compared to a standard incandescent 60-Watt light bulb and cost about $1.02/year to use (assuming 3 hours of use/day at [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
Pixel-Block-1

Everything we do seems to be tracked these days, even when we open our emails. According to Wired.com, "Marketers—or anyone who’s inspired to snoop—simply insert a transparent 1×1 image [pixel] into an email. When that email is opened, the image pings the server it originated from with information like the time, your location, and the [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
travelon-anti-theft-classic-neck-wallet

My husband was telling me about a co-worker who has to travel outside the country a lot on business.  This person said he was swarmed by a crowd of people, all talking at him and bumping into him in the lobby of his hotel.  When he reached into his pocket, grabbed his wallet out, and [...]

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Posted in: News, Travel Gear, Wallets
sideclick-remote-control-2

The TV in my bedroom has what has to be the worst remote ever created.  It seems to be underpowered, and there's an opaque cover over the wimpy IR sender that means it sometimes takes what seems like a dozen tries to get the TV to simply turn on or off.  I need to get [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, News
Master-Chief-motorcycle-helmet-1

It's spring! Time to set aside your games of Halo and enjoy the outdoors by taking a ride on your motorcycle. But you don't have to leave Halo behind completely - now you can be Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 while you ride around town with this Spartan motorcycle helmet from NECAonline.com. There have been other Halo [...]

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Posted in: Gaming Gear, Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, News
cupholder-charging-station-2

It's nice to have a place in your car to set your drink, but it's even nicer to have a place to keep your phone where you can see it while it's navigating for you or while it's charging.  With the Cupholder Charging Station, you can convert one drink holder in the center console into [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, News
hootoo-tripmate-nano-2

The HT-TM02 TripMate Nano Wireless N Pocket Travel Router is tiny enough, at 2.2" X 2" X 0.7" and 1 ounce, to fit in a pocket or bag.  It's a 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz wireless router that lets you create a personal WiFi network for your mobile devices and laptop when you travel.  You can also plug in a [...]

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Posted in: News, Travel Gear, Wireless
Goodwood wooden watches

Seems like all the rage and talk recently has been about the new Apple watch and why not, it's new and neat, but what if you are looking for that unique classic watch, the kind that only tells time? The Goodwood wooden watch is a Kickstarter project that may be just what you are looking [...]

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Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks
pavara-kitchen-tidy

This seems to be a product in search of a problem, but the PAVARA sink tidy is also in search of funding at Kickstarter.  I'm just getting started on the process of updating my kitchen.  You know me, I'm always interested in new gadgets, and a gadget for my upgraded kitchen seemed intriguing.  This product [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
luna-guitar-free-usb-upgrade

My husband, Butch, has helped me review a few methods of directly recording guitar music into music-recording software.  Some methods required an interface between the guitar and the computer with the software, and he also reviewed the Squier by Fender Strat guitar with the USB interface built in.  Both methods worked well, but having the [...]

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Posted in: Music Gear, News
brando-s6

If you just picked up a shiny new Samsung Galaxy S6 and would like to protect and extend its battery life, meet the Power Jacket from Brando. The Power Jacket protects the back of the phone, while also adding an extra 3200 mAh of battery life. It snaps on the back of the phone and [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
block-apple-watch-charging-stand-with-battery

Like many other charging stands created for the Apple Watch, the BLOC is a sleek, elegant charging station for your Apple Watch.  It will look and work perfectly on your bedside table for those nightly charging sessions.  Unlike most other charging stands, the BLOC is also a portable power bank for your Watch, just in [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
multi-function-cooler-and-picnic-table-2

Summer's nearly here, and it's almost time to start planning picnics.  If you don't like sitting on the ground with the dirt and insects, you probably prefer going to places with picnic tables available, but with the Multi Function Rolling Cooler with Table and 2 Chairs, you can go anywhere and still enjoy using a [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
android-collectibles-bundle-2

After reading Julie's posts comparing Android and Apple, do you find yourself firmly in the pro-Android camp?  Or maybe you're just in the pro-cute robot camp?  These official Google-approved bot figures from the Big Box Edition collectors series will make a cute addition to your office or home desk to show your Android or robot pride.  Each [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Geek Toys, News
week

Did you visit The Gadgeteer every day this week to get your daily dose of gadget related news, articles and reviews? If you answered no, then here’s a quick way to catch up. Click through to see the full list of news, articles and reviews from this past week. Lutman Swich premium Qi wireless charging [...]

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