Windows Phone


Earlier this year, Andy Chen and I told you about the Satechi Home Button and the Satechi Media Button. Andy wasn't too impressed with the Home button, but I'm still using the Media button in my MINI Cooper to control Pandora and Spotify on my drives to and from work. The new Satechi BT Cortana Button [...]

Posted in: News, Windows Phone

Logitech is now offering their popular Keys-To-Go keyboard for the iPad, redesigned for Android and Windows Mobile devices. This  ultra portable Bluetooth keyboard features a water-repellent FabricSkin that protects the keyboard from spills and dirt, a well-spaced layout with Android and Windows shortcut keys, a rechargeable battery that lasts up to three months and a [...]

Posted in: Android, Bluetooth Gear, News, Windows Phone

Who besides me remembers the Stowaway folding keyboard from ThinkOutside? Although it's been over 15 years ago since I reviewed it, I continue to think about how cool it was and still is after all these years. If there was a Bluetooth version of this Stowaway keyboard available today, I'd buy one. But there isn't, so [...]

Posted in: Android, Bluetooth Gear, iOS, News, Windows Phone

Actually, the Smart 16-LED Warm White Light 3-Mode Fill Light for Mobile Phone works with iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch, Android phones and tablets, and with Windows 8 devices.  You'll need a headphone jack to plug the unit in, and you'll need the iBlazr software to automatically fire the flash.  Apparently, you can also just turn the [...]

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Posted in: Android, Camera Gear, iOS, News, Windows Phone

Here's a low tech alternative to the expensive hi-tech problem of viewing movies on your smartphone. Instead of crowding around your phone's screen, project the image on a wall using the Smartphone Projector. This DIY kit is made of sturdy cardboard and a comes with a glass lens that will magnify the image on the [...]

Posted in: Android, Audio, Video, TV, iOS, News, Windows Phone

The Nokia Lumia 830 is now available in the U.S. online exclusively at AT& and at AT&T retail stores. The Lumia 830 is a Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone with all the special attributes that I love including Qi wireless charging, replaceable battery, microSD card slot, FM radio and a double tap screen wakeup feature. It even comes [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Windows Phone

Of all the activity trackers that I've reviewed (there have been a lot!), the one that gets the award for the sleekest, most fashionable and most unique design is the Misfit Shine from Misfit Wearables. The Shine started out only working with iOS devices and then later became compatible with Android devices. Windows Phone users [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Windows Phone

We introduced you to YEZZ last month when we gave away one of their unlocked Android phones. Now they are introducing an unlocked Windows Phone 8.1. The Billy 4.7 is a dual-SIM device wrapped in a 7.2mm ultra-slim, light weight aluminum shell. “Today we are introducing the world’s thinnest mobile device based on Windows Phone [...]

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Posted in: News, Windows Phone

Although Adesso mentions Windows 8 in the title and Android in the description, the Compagno X Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard with Universal Case Stand for Windows 8 Tablets should work with any mobile device with Bluetooth 3.0 wireless technology compatibility (backwards compatible with  2.1, 2.0, 1.2 & 1.1).  The aluminum keyboard has an 84-key US layout with scissor-switch [...]

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Posted in: Android, Bluetooth Gear, iOS, News, Windows Phone
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I never get tired of tiny Windows machines.  I've owned everything from the OQO to the Fujitsu UH100 to the Viliv N5 to the Dell Venue Pro 8.  Now ASUS has tossed its large hat into the 8" Windows tablet right with its new offering, the Vivo Tab Note 8.  Available in 32 and 64 [...]

Posted in: News, Tablets, Ultra Portables, Windows Phone

I enjoyed reviewing the Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows 8.1 RT tablet a few weeks ago and since it's been over a year, I thought it was time that I reviewed another Windows Phone device as well. Verizon offered to send me the Nokia Lumia Icon (aka Lumia 929), which is available exclusively from them. I [...]

Posted in: Reviews, Windows Phone

Years ago I was the ultimate Apple fan girl and wanted little to do with Android devices because they seemed clunky and lacked apps. Time went by, I dumped Apple, and have been firmly in the Android camp for a couple years. Now I find that Apple devices bore me to tears. I've tried a [...]

Posted in: Reviews, Windows Phone

Back in the good old days of PDAs, fine tipped styluses were everywhere. When PDAs were replaced by smartphones and tablets, styluses went on the endangered gadgets list . However, it didn't take too long for them to start appearing again, but they all had wide tips that made writing with them feel more like you [...]

Posted in: Android, iOS, Reviews, Styluses, Windows Phone

Using your smartphone to help you navigate while driving is obviously commonplace these days. But the problem with using your phone or even a stand alone GPS is that they require you to look away from the road to view navigation information. Garmin's new HUD+ is a small device that uses Bluetooth to pair with [...]

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Posted in: Android, Car Gear, GPS, iOS, News, Windows Phone

It might be hard to believe, but National Geographic has been around for 125 years. To celebrate this important milestone, they sent one of their award winning photographer's Stephen Alvarez on an incredible ten day 2112 mile journey across the American west. Stephen didn't pack a collection of bulky cameras and lenses for this trip [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, News, Travel Gear, Windows Phone

I have never been considered a workaholic, at least not when it comes to my day job. But when it comes to The Gadgeteer, I can't unplug and to be honest, I don't want to. I enjoy working on reviews and answering emails, even while I'm on vacation. This year we went to Sanibel Island Florida [...]

Posted in: Android, Bluetooth Gear, iOS, Reviews, Windows Phone

The Power Jacket for Nokia Lumia 920 from Brando is an extended battery/case that can nearly double the battery life for the Lumia 920, if you're willing to accept the trade-offs that come with it.  So what are the trade-offs?  Let's look at them. Besides the nearly impossible to photograph black version I received above, the [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, Reviews, Windows Phone

We've reviewed a few of Built's protective neoprene cases on The Gadgeteer.  I've tried several of their products, and their Neoprene Tote Bag for 13” Apple MacBook Pro is still my favorite laptop bag.  This is the first time I've seen their phone wallets, and they look very interesting.  They have the Smartphone Envelope for bigger [...]

Posted in: Android, Cases and Covers, iOS, News, Windows Phone

A lot of people were upset by yesterday's surprise announcement of Google Reader's imminent demise.  In response, Zite spent a few hours making some changes to incorporate your Google Reader feeds into their apps - that doesn't rely on Google's infrastructure.  Zite is an app available for mobile devices - Android, iPhone/iPad, and WP7.  It [...]

Posted in: Android, iOS, News, Windows Phone

We've told you about Next Issue a couple of times now.  I've been using it since it was made available for iOS devices, and it's saved me a ton of money on the magazines my family reads monthly.  Next Issue has just announced that they now have an app for Windows 8 machines.  For only [...]

Posted in: Android, iOS, News, Windows Phone