Do you spend a lot of time in areas that lack cellular service?  If you do, you can supplement your cell phone with SPOT.  Anytime you find yourself in a remote (or not so remote) area without a usable cellular signal, you can pair your phone to the SPOT device via Bluetooth and "get connected to [...]

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Our smartphones and tablets continue to evolve with more memory, faster processors, larger displays, and better cameras, but have you ever considered the design of the audio jack? The 3.5mm jack that you plug your earbuds and headphones into hasn't changed in decades. The old saying "if it ain't broke don't fix it" is true, [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, News

These Lexar JumpDrive M10 Secure USB 3.0 flash drives have a little eInk screen on the front that constantly show you the amount of free space left in the drive.  Because they are USB 3.0 drives, they are up to 4x faster (up to 100MB/s read and 55MB/s write) than USB 2.0 drives.  Your data is [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News

It's officially spring, so let's celebrate with a Gadgeteer gadget giveaway! We are giving away 15 prizes for music lovers, fitness buffs, travelers and more.  We have a lot of good stuff to giveaway, so don’t waste any time, please click through to see the full list of prizes and instructions on how to enter. Kinivo: [...]

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I loved my 27" iMac for its sheer beauty and gorgeous display. But what I didn't love was all the ports hidden on the back side of the computer. Although the location of the ports allowed the iMac to have a very clean look and design, accessing the ports was a big pain in the [...]

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For some reason, ThinkGeek calls this the Smartphone Kit of Perpetual Cleaning.  It's not just for cleaning smartphones, though.  You can clean any of your devices with delicate glass parts, such as your camera lenses, as well as binoculars, telescopes, microscopes, and even your glasses and sunglasses.  The kit includes 12 disposable lens cleaners, Dust [...]

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Washing clothes can make the fabric pill and the colors fade.  Dry cleaning your clothes is costly and inconvenient.  Of course, you need cleaned clothes, so what do you do?  You could use the SWASH Express Clothing Care System instead.  Hang one or two items in the SWASH, insert a SWASH Pod, and your clothes [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Have you jumped on the Qi wireless charging band wagon yet? If you haven't, what the heck are you waiting for? Once you go wireless, you'll never want to plug in another micro USB cable into your phone again. Trust me. If you're lucky enough to have a smartphone that is Qi capable, the ORICO [...]

Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Computer Gear, News

As manufacturers continue to add more features and faster processors into our gadgets, the one feature that continues to lag behind in improvement is battery life. That may change soon now that Dyson and Michigan-based battery leader, Sakti3 have partnered together. Sakti3 grew out of the engineering department of the University of Michigan and was founded by CEO Ann Marie [...]

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If you use your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus without a case, you are certainly aware that the back camera doesn't fit flush with the back of the phone.  When you try to interact with the phone as it lays on a hard, flat surface, the phone will jiggle and rock as you touch it. [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News

It's time to catch up on all the gadget related news and reviews that we posted this week on The Gadgeteer. Click through to view a list of all the news, reviews and articles that we posted this week. Casetify Phone Case review Oberon Design Lilah Women's Leather Handbag review Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal [...]

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Epiphany shower 1

Water is such a beautiful, life giving precious resource and a fascinating chemical enigma - definitely something to be conserved. One of the ways to save water is by using low-flow shower heads, however "Low flow shower heads are weak and frustrating. No wonder nobody wants them!" (just ask Kramer for you Seinfeld fans out [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

It's not even available for pre-order yet, but the parade of Apple Watch accessories continues.  Adappt has just launched an Indigogo campaign seeking funding for watchband adapters to allow you to use any band with the Apple Watch.  The Adappt has the Apple Watch band connector on one side; the other side is the typical [...]

Posted in: Gear, News, Watches, Clocks
Amazon free apps

Amazon Appstore is offering 34 FREE apps until March 22. Some of the highlights include: Cut the Rope - was $0.99 Elements of Photography Pro - was $3.50 EasyTether - was $9.99 Business Calendar - was $4.99 NeoCal Advanced Calculator - was $9.99 Reading Trainer - was $2.99 HanDBase Database Manager - was $9.99 G-Stomper Studio - was $9.95 Cross DJ Pro - [...]

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There are a variety of ways you can open and lock your home's door without using a key.  I tried a WiFi-connected deadbolt that didn't work, no matter what type of interpretive dance I used to approach it.  I've been intrigued by other Kickstarter products that still haven't made it to market long after the [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Nyrius has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new method of automating control of lamps and small appliances in your home.  The Nyrius Smart Outlet connects to an app on your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth, so you don't even have to have an internet connection to use them.  So long as you are [...]

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Clio clear speaker

Are you tired of the standard look of Bluetooth speakers? Or perhaps you've had difficulty finding one to match your decor. Clio is a simply elegant Bluetooth 24 watt speaker that practically disappears into any environment and uses Edge Motion technology. Edge Motion™-driven speakers use piezo-electric actuators to stimulate the sides of an optically clear [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, News

Nomad says their Pod is the first portable battery for the Apple Watch.  You plug the Watch's charger into the Pod, then wind the excess cable around the Pod's spindle.  Snap on the Pod's stamped military-grade aluminum lid, and you'll have a hockey puck-sized charging stand with the Watch's magnetic charger exposed.  Inside is a high-density 1800mAh [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Watches, Clocks

We've just started planning for a small kitchen update.  We're replacing the countertop, replacing the flooring, and modifying a cabinet to replace the existing cooktop and wall oven with a slide-in range.  We've been taking lots of measurements, and it's a pain to take a measurement and stop to write each down so we don't forget. [...]

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Fitness trackers are terrific gadgets for helping you monitor your activity and fitness goals, but viewing the data from all your wearables can become a huge hassle since all of them have their own dedicated app. Instead of flipping between apps to check your steps, your sleep, and other data, check out Nudge. Nudge is [...]

Posted in: Android related, Health, Fitness, Sports, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News