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Fiber Optic

Gizmodo this week reported something that sent chills to all of us that rely on the Internet for so much of our lives. It seems that we are getting close to reaching the physical capacity of the underlying cable infrastructure that keeps the information superhighway speeding along. According to researchers in London, fiber optic cables, [...]

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onandoff-sound-cover-ipad-air-2

Even though my iPad Air 2 has louder speakers than any other iPad I've owned, it's still not capable of room-filling sound.  The Sound Cover from onandoff promises to increase the sound of an iPad Air or Air 2 by up to 400%.  The Sound Cover snaps on over the front of the iPad to protect the [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
mosquito-repelling-flameless-torch

It's that time of the year that everyone dreads here in the South - mosquito season.  The joke is that the mosquito is the state bird, but it's no joke when you can't even enjoy your outdoor spaces because it seems you and everyone with you are the main course at the mosquitoes' banquet.  Set [...]

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week

This week we featured some great reviews and news on all sorts of gadget related topics. Please take a few minutes and review this list of all the reviews, articles and news posts that we published this week on The Gadgeteer. Mio Alpha 2 Heart Rate Sport Watch review EasyAcc MFi 3200mAh iPhone 6 battery [...]

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Google-Project-Fi

In addition to the big carriers like Verizon, AT&T, T-mobile, and Sprint, Google is now entering the wireless service arena with their Project Fi network using the Nexus 6, which is currently the only supported device. This project doesn't create a new network, but rather uses network equipment that is already in place and is [...]

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joylabz-makeymakeygo-1

Have you ever wanted to use a doughnut as your spacebar? Have you been hankering to use jello as a game controller? Yeah me neither, but now you can thanks to the most unusual Kickstarter project ever, Makey Makey Go. Makey Makey Go is a device composed of a USB dongle and a wire with [...]

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Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, News
watchkeeper-for-apple-watch-2

Most charging stands for the Apple Watch leave the Watch hanging or laying open and unprotected, but the WatchKeeper is a leather-bound rigid, protective storage box with the magnetic charging cable completely contained inside.  The Watch lays in a EVA foam protective tray and is further protected by the EVA foam lining inside the top [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases, Covers, News, Watches, Clocks
Amazon-FreeApps

I'm a bargain hunter so when I see Amazon offering more than just their Free App of the Day deal, I'm interested and I figure that some of you may be too. Amazon is offering over $110 in paid apps and games for free until May 16. Some of the highlights include: Bike Race Pro [...]

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Posted in: Android related, News
corkcicle-wedge

Corkcicle says the Whiskey Wedge is the artful way to a perfectly chilled, but not watered down, drink.  The Whiskey Wedge includes a glass and a silicone wedge.  To prepare the glass for use, you insert the silicone form into the glass, then fill the glass with water through the opening in the top of [...]

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raggededge-carbon-fiber-belt

We've reviewed wallets and iPad bags from RAGGEDedge Gear before, and we found them to be very sturdy and well made.  The mother-and-daughter team who own RAGGEDedge Gear are expanding their line, and they are now offering belts.  These custom-sized Carbon Fiber Belts from RAGGEDedge Gear can stand up to what you're dishing out.  The [...]

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powerskin-pop

If you complain about your iPhone or Android phone running out of battery at the most inopportune times, you need a backup battery. But which one do you buy? They come in all shapes, all sizes and all capacities. But the one thing the Powerskin PoP'n backup battery pack has going for it is the [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
waterfield-rapide

To help celebrate National Bike to Work Day this Friday, WaterField has just announced a new pouch that they have designed to attach to your bike's seat. The Rapide Bicycle Saddlebag is a US made bag with a cool retro vibe made from full-grain leather and waxed canvas. It holds a removable mini tool roll that organizes [...]

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eva-medical-sock-puller

We've talked about various electronic gadgets to help our elders stay in touch without overwhelming them with technology, but we haven't really discussed other ways to make their lives easier.  The Sock Aid with Foam Grip is a device to help people with arthritis of the hips or knees, back pain, or other physical limitations [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
black-terra-cotta-beer-tumblers-2

If you like to serve your beer (or soft drinks) in chilled glasses but have limited space in your fridge to store the glasses until you need them, you need to check out the Black Terra Cotta Beer Tumblers that can be chilled and ready in 90 seconds.  To prepare the mugs, you just soak [...]

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coolbox-coolbox-1

I frequently find myself working around my house, trying to do an adequate impersonation of a handyman. I firmly believe for every job there is the right tool, but recently I discovered a tool that may be right for every job. The Coolbox is a toolbox for the modern handyman. It features two built-in marine [...]

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garmin-forerunner225

One of the worst things about exercising with a heart rate monitor is the strap. It sticks to your sweaty body. It gets wet and smelly. If it’s too tight, it can irritate your skin. Garmin just announced a new Forerunner that does away with all that nastiness. The Forerunner 225 GPS Running Watch can [...]

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Posted in: GPS, Health, Fitness, Sports, News
speck-candyshell-fit-apple-watch

Speck's new Candyshell Fit for the Apple Watch is based on the dual-layer construction of their Candyshell line of cases for other devices; the hard polycarbonate outer case protects against impact and a TPU inner layer absorbs shocks.  The Fit will cover and protect your Watch, whether you are working out or just going about your day. [...]

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marshall-kilburn-portable-speaker

Marshall Headphones has produced some home speakers in the past, but their newly announced Kilburn is their first portable speaker.  Of course, it wouldn't be a Marshall without that iconic Marshall amp style, grid, and classic logo.  It connects via Bluetooth v4.0 + EDR or a audio cable.  It has a 4" woofer and 2 [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, News
cellphone-plane-1

In 2013 the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) overturned a longstanding ban on using electronic devices during takeoff and landing. While the rest of us were thrilled, the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) was less than pleased. In 2014 they filed a lawsuit arguing that the FAA overstepped its authority. The AFA argued that passengers are [...]

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vinylplay-record-turntable

The Flexson VinylPlay Digital Turntable has been selected by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Design Store to appear in its NYCxDesign 2015 London Tech City collection, celebrating the best and brightest in British technology.  Flexson designed the VinylPlay turntable to "bridge the gap between complex, audiophile turntables and poor-quality digital decks", and it is designed to stream [...]

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