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The new SCOTTeVEST protects your identity with RFID blocking

on Friday, July 4th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

If you’ve read The Gadgeteer for a while, you’ve surely seen a review of a SCOTTeVEST product.  Their clothing is designed to look sleek on the outside while storing a plethora of tech gadgets and the other gear you need for the day hidden in interior pockets.  Their new RFID Travel Vests are designed with theRead More…

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MBI HF flashlight review

on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

  I would think it is fair to say that we have done our fair share of flashlight reviews at The Gadgeteer. We get them in all shapes and sizes, so for me to do a review on one it has to be unique or have an unexpected feature. The MBI HF from Match BoxRead More…

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LazyBunz are water floats that let you sit upright

on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

Summer activities often include spending time at the beach or lake enjoying the water. If you’re not a fan of inner tubes, swimming noodles, and life jackets as a way to float in the water, check out the LazyBunz water floats for adults. They are bright vinyl covered floats that are made in the USARead More…

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When is a flashlight not just a flashlight? When that flashlight is the new Capsule Task Light

on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

Now I know what you may be thinking, wow another flashlight and you may be right. The Capsule Task Light from Striker caught my eye not only for its design, but the accessories included with it. The Capsule Task Light operates on three standard AAA batteries, has an LED array that produces up to 60Read More…

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Cartegram is a global scavenger hunt game

on Monday, June 30th, 2014

Cartegram is a Kickstarter campaign for a scavenger hunt game that gets you off the couch and outside exploring your own town. Don’t worry, it’s not like geocaching where you have to use a GPS and sometimes cryptic clues to find the cache. Cartegram looks to be a significantly easier than that because everyone who plays will haveRead More…

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Be ready for a picnic in the park with a blanket you can carry in your pocket

on Monday, June 30th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

Having a picnic in the grass, spending the day at the beach, going to a concert in the park, taking a long walk and deciding to sit in the shade and talk before heading home – all these things can involve you sitting in the grass, dirt, or sand.  Sometimes you might not mind gettingRead More…

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Build your fire in a back-to-the-future fire pit

on Monday, June 30th, 2014

I’ve had a life-long love of mid-century architecture and design.  We finally are living in a mid-century building, but it’s a condo building, so I’m not free to decorate the outside of my home.  In case you are lucky enough to have a fabulous atomic-age home with your own outdoor area, here’s the perfect fireRead More…

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Luci is a solar-powered LED lantern

on Monday, June 23rd, 2014

The folks at MPOWERD were inspired to create their LED lantern after the earthquake in 2010 left Haiti devastated and in the dark.  They developed Luci, a tiny but powerful solar-powered lantern that can provide light and safety to people worldwide.  You can keep one in your emergency preparedness kit or in your camping gear.Read More…

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It’s easy to score with Hat Trick BBQ tools

on Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Hockey season is over and you’re jonesing for some stick time, but the temperature outside could melt steel let alone your backyard ice rink. Hat Trick BBQ has the solution to get that stick back in your hands, or at least part of a hockey stick. Hat Trick BBQ has come up with a conceptRead More…

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#ad It’s time to char some meat with these BBQ gadget ideas from Faveable

on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

This Saturday is officially the first day of Summer and there are only a few days until the fourth of July, so you know what that means… it’s time to bust out the grill and get cooking. No matter if you have a crazy expensive gas grill with all the bells and whistles, or if youRead More…

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Your future will be bright with one of these 10 flashlights [sponsored post]

on Thursday, June 12th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

Whether you’re camping out in the wilderness, scared of monsters under your bed or just need some help lighting the way when you take Fido out for his evening constitutional, a good flashlight is one tool that everyone needs at least one of. Today’s list from Faveable gives you 10 recommendations for flashlights that willRead More…

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Would you believe – bike fenders you can carry on a keychain?

on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

If you’re a bike commuter, you know how a sudden rainstorm can wreck your day.  If your bike doesn’t have a rear fender, you can end up with mud, water, or road grease sprayed up the back of your clothing – not how you want to show up for a meeting or your work day.Read More…

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You’ll be ready for a cookout anywhere with this portable grill

on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

Summer’s here, and it’s time for camping, tailgating, and picnicking.  If you want to cook your food at your destination, you’ll have to hope there’s some sort of grill there or that open fires are allowed.  If you take along the Cookout Crusader Portable Grill, you won’t worry about the cooking situation.  The stainless steelRead More…

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Junior doesn’t get a completely free ride anymore!

on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

When you have a tiny child, you can choose from a variety of ways to “wear” your child for easy carrying while keeping your hands free.  Some choose to carry their very young child in a sling, others choose a product like a Baby Bjorn.  Once your child gets big enough to walk, you loseRead More…

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This Timbuk2 messenger has a cool surprise inside

on Monday, June 2nd, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News, Outdoor Gear

The Dolores Chiller Messenger 2014 is the latest of Timbuk2′s cooler bags.  Each year the bag’s colors are inspired by a different beer; this year’s yellow, black, and silver scheme is inspired by Japan’s Sapporo beer.  The bag has a TPU lining for “easy cleaning and keeping the elements out”.  It has the standard NapoleonRead More…

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Spin Chill turns a warm beverage into a cold beverage in only 60 seconds

on Friday, May 23rd, 2014

When you’re hot and thirsty, the first thing you think of that will fix the situation is a cold drink. Maybe an ice cold soda or a beer… But what if the only beverages available are at room temperature. Sure, you can pour them over ice, but that usually results in a watered down flavorless drinkRead More…

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This scooter will let you travel 500 miles on $1 worth of “fuel”

on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

If I lived in a large city with crazy traffic, and insane parking space rentals, I’d seriously look into buying an alternative vehicle like the e-Scooter from EcoReco. This is an eco-friendly electric scooter with a quiet motor that outputs zero exhaust and no CO2 emissions. The scooter’s high-capacity Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) rechargeable batteryRead More…

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WeatherFlow Wind Meter review

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

I am a mild-mannered chemistry teacher most of the year but for two weeks out of every year I visit the Great Plains in search of the most intense weather Mother Nature can throw at us.  I have been bringing a Kestrel 4000 weather meter with me to measure the temperature, dewpoint and wind speedRead More…

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Protect your skin with the JUNE sun monitor

on Friday, May 16th, 2014

The “jewel” on the bracelet seen here is actually a sun exposure monitor from Netatmo.  JUNE isn’t just for when you are on the beach or at the pool; it’s to be worn for your entire day.  It measures the total amount of sun exposure you get while you go about your day – runningRead More…

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Lapel Torch is a headlamp alternative

on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

Headlamps have become quite popular, and for good reason. They offer a hands-free light source that can be aimed anywhere you are looking. I recently stumbled upon this alternative to the headlamp, the Lapel Torch from Snow Peak. It consists of a light, cable and power supply. The light can be quickly mounted via two smallRead More…

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It may be impossible to swallow, but The Pill can make your golf game healthier

on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

As a golfer I am always looking for useful tools and ways to improve my game. When looking for training aids, ideally they should offer some form of instant feedback, a way to tell if you are doing it right or wrong. The Pill from The Pill Golf is one tool that meets that criteria.Read More…

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As seen on TV: Pocket Hose Ultra garden hose review

on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

I’m approaching this review of the Pocket Hose Ultra differently than I usually do with my other reviews. I’m going into it knowing that I will need to make at least 2 more updates before I’m able to form an opinion or make a recommendation to buy this item. We see a lot of  “AsRead More…

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Serious about grilling? The Airlighter will have charcoal ready in 5 mins without lighter fluid

on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Winter is gone and that means it’s time to get outdoors and fire up the grill for some burgers and hotdogs. I’m not sure about you, but it always makes me a little queasy when I have to squirt lighter fluid on charcoal. I know most of it burns away once the charcoal comes upRead More…

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SCOTTeVEST SeV Sterling Jacket for women review

on Thursday, April 24th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

  Working in IT for my day job and being a gadget fan, I carry a lot of gear each day.  I’ve always admired the many reviews for SCOTTeVEST here on the-gadgeteer and now finally get a chance to do a review myself!  Spring season is upon us here in New York, so this lookedRead More…

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Charge your devices while you recharge yourself in the great outdoors

on Monday, April 21st, 2014

The Bang Bang Solar Tent incorporates a solar charging panel so you can keep your devices charged in the great outdoors.  After all, you don’t want to rough it too much!  The 5W solar panel charges a lithium storage battery, which can then be used to charge phones, cameras, LED lights, and other low-voltage devices.Read More…