Windows Mobile

misfit

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 [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Windows Mobile
yezz

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 Mobile
adesso-compagno-x-keyboard-2

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 related, Bluetooth Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Windows Mobile
asus tablet

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 [...]

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Posted in: News, Tablets, Ultra Portables, Windows Mobile
nokia-icon-1

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 [...]

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Posted in: Featured Items, Reviews, Windows Mobile
nokia-2520-23

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 [...]

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Posted in: Featured Items, Reviews, Windows Mobile
lynktec-truglide-apex-1

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 [...]

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Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews, Styluses, Windows Mobile
garmin-hud1

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 related, Car Gear, GPS, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Windows Mobile
natgeo

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 [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News, Travel Gear, Windows Mobile
iwerkz-foldingkeyboard-8

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 [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Bluetooth Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews, Windows Mobile
powerjacket-schettino-review-12

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 [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, Reviews, Windows Mobile
built-smartphone-envelope

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 [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Windows Mobile
zite-google-reader-feeds-1

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 [...]

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Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Windows Mobile
next-issue-for-windows

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 [...]

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Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Windows Mobile
nokia-lumia-822-13

It's been so long since I reviewed a Windows phone, that they weren't even called Windows Phones back then. They were called Windows Mobile phones. So it's an understatement to say that I've been long overdue to try one. Verizon Wireless was kind enough to send me a loan of a Nokia Lumia 822 Windows [...]

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Posted in: Reviews, Windows Mobile

Ubuntu on your smartphone?

What do you use on your smartphone: iOS, Android, Windows? Well if Ubuntu has its way, it'll become another major player in the smartphone market as well. It's a pretty long video, but well worth a watch (the best phone interface info is between 6:20 and 13:45). What do you reckon? I think I want [...]

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Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Windows Mobile

ZOMM Wireless Leash review

schettino-zomm-wireless-leash-16

The ZOMM Wireless Leash (available in white, pink, or black) is a small key-fob sized Bluetooth hands-free speakerphone and alarm for any Bluetooth-enabled phone or, for that matter, any other BT device that can partner with it. It's touted as having three features: It sounds an alarm if it loses connection to its paired device, it [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Bluetooth Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Windows Mobile
gnomio

Let's see a show of hands, who remembers Microsoft's SPOT watches from over 8yrs ago? Smart Personal Object Technology watches not only told the time, but also used a wireless service to display news, stock prices, sports scores and weather. While we've seen a few Android based watches and Apple iPod nano watches, Windows Phone [...]

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Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks, Windows Mobile
talkingtiles-app

Last fall, I told you how one of my family members was using an iPad and some apps as he recovered from a stroke.  There are a lot of people, like George, who are non-verbal or speech-impaired due to a neurological disorder or brain trauma.  There have been many approaches to helping them communicate, and TalkingTILES [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Health, Fitness, Sports, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Windows Mobile
logitech-k810-bluetooth-keyboard

Logitech has announced their latest Bluetooth keyboard, the K810.  This keyboard has been optimized for Windows 8, but it works with other Windows, iOS, and Android devices.  The K810 has an aluminum body with a backlit keyboard with variable illumination and sensors that can detect when your hands are approaching and turn the lighting on. [...]

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Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Laptops and Gear, News, Windows Mobile