There are new innovations being made in technology all the time. Some are outlandish, but some become a vital part of our lives. I believe that the laser measuring tool is one of those devices that will become (if it hasn't already) a vital part of our lives, especially for those who are involved in [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews

Have you ever wanted to build a guitar or a ukulele but felt it was completely beyond your capabilities, time and budget? Me too. That's why I was very curious to try the Wolfelele kit when I saw it because it didn't require tools I didn't own, a huge investment in time and best of all, [...]

Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Music Gear, Reviews

BYB E-0454 LED lantern review

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I've got quite a few flashlights, but not so many lanterns.  Today we look at the BYBLight BYB E-0454 LED lantern which promises light weight, durable design, and high brightness. When collapsed, the BYB E-0454 is about the size of a small oil filter. From the Amazon page listing: Military grade* exterior is water resistant [...]

Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews

Monitors, monitors, and more monitors - I need as many as possible when I'm working.  I work for a network operations center, so my eyes are constantly on screens looking out for I.T. issues, writing emails, helping users with remote sessions, troubleshooting servers, and the like.  Just like at work, my home office needs a decent set up [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews

Difficult to believe that it has been nearly three years since I reviewed the original Jaybird BlueBuds X wireless sports earbuds. Jaybird was one of the first manufacturers to create a minimalist wireless set of earbuds engineered to survive a rainy run or extra sweaty workout. Well as we all know, three years is a long [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews

I enjoy using leather products because of their beauty and durability. Recently I had the opportunity to review Waterfield's Cozmo 2.0 laptop leather bag. It was a very well made, wonderful laptop bag but a little too spacious for my personal preferences. I recently received the Kanzek Slim Safe Portfolio to review. I discovered that it is a [...]

Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, Reviews

When I play music on my ukulele, I'm usually doing so in front of my computer, which I use to display the sheet music. I have a large collection of songs that are in .PDF and .TXT formats. There's one problem that I have been trying to solve for a long time, how to flip [...]

Posted in: Music Gear, Reviews

Last year I reviewed the Kenu Airframe+ cell phone car mount.  It made my list of my top gadgets for 2014.  It was the ultimate combination of portability, price, functionality, style, and performance for any car mount I have ever used.  So simple in design, and yet so awesome.  This year, Kenu came out with [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews

I am currently obsessed with pens. But not just any old run of mill type of ballpoint pens, I'm interested in uniquely designed pens that you can't buy at your local Walmart superstore. I am looking for a combination of good looks, good feel and of course, good writing. The newest pen that I've had the [...]

Posted in: Paper and Pens, Reviews

I have a confession to make.  I am a caseaholic. I already had three iPhone cases before my iPhone 6 Plus even arrived.  I had a black leather folio case, a knock-off of a Twelve South BookBook brown leather wallet case, and a blue slim case with holster from Best Buy.  I had wanted to [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, iOS, Reviews

We review a lot of leather products on The Gadgeteer, but out of all the companies that we deal with, the leather products from Colonel Littleton are my favorite. Their leather is the softest I've ever felt and their designs and craftsmanship harken back to a time when quality really meant something. Did I really [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, Paper and Pens, Reviews

Sometimes, one has to be careful what they wish for. Case in point: I was given the opportunity to review the new Aiaiai TMA-2 modular headphones, I eagerly said, "Sure!" Later I received a box with every part available for the TMA-2 to help make a recommendation about what combinations might work best depending on [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews

Most of us use our smartphones in our car for navigation, music, podcasts, etc. Unless you're an early adopter of Android Auto or CarPlay, chances are you need a safe and easy way to keep your phone accessible while driving. It's not hard to find a smartphone mount for your car, they're a dime a [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews

How do you get your images, videos and files onto or off of your iOS devices? Do you email them to yourself? Share them to iCloud, Google Drive, Facebook, Dropbox, etc? The iAccess from Leef is an alternative to those methods that adds a microSD slot to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. They sent [...]

Posted in: iOS, Reviews

When fellow Gadgeteer, Dave Rees, came to me and asked me to review a garage door controller, I was unsure, since I had no experience messing with garage door openers. Since it came with free installation, I agreed. A garage door controller and monitor is quite a bit outside of the box for me, but [...]

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews

Have you given much thought about split keyrings? No? Ok, me neither. But let's do that now. The split keyring has remained virtually unchanged in decades. That is until now. The HANDGREY KNOX is the keyring reinvented. HANDGREY is currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter and sent me one of their KNOX keyrings to [...]

Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews

I've done a couple of Bluetooth speaker reviews in my short time with The Gadgeteer and have had the good fortune to review some really nice speakers. Despite that, I keep volunteering to review speakers because I really love listening to music. Reviewing these speakers gives me an excuse to blast some music and get [...]

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

When you review gadgets like I do, product images are just as important as the words I write. Not to pat myself on the back too hard, but I think I do a pretty good job when in it comes to product photography. I have no illusions that I'm a professional macro photographer though, and [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

Like most parents, my wife and I prefer to have our kids playing as opposed to zoning out in front of the TV. We do our best to try to incorporate learning into playtime, but it's not always easy. Fortunately, educational toy makers like Wonder Workshop do their best to make playtime fun and educational. [...]

Posted in: iOS, Kid Gadgets, Reviews

Grovemade's minimalist wallet combines a modern wallet design with an anodized aluminum frame with a more traditional material like leather. This wallet designed to provide quick access to up to five credit cards. Should it earn a spot in your pocket? Let me tell you about it and you can decide. Note: Images can be [...]

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