Reviews

Posted in: Laptops and Gear, Reviews
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Every evening between 6 pm to 9 pm and later on the weekends, I turn from a mild-mannered Gadgeteer into a couch potato. If Jeanne and I are not watching our favorite TV shows and movies, we're surfing on our MacBook Pros. Jeanne uses a larger version of the Lapinator laptop desk that I reviewed… Read More

Posted in: iOS, Laptops and Gear, Reviews
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"That's the coolest MacBook cover I have ever seen! Is that real stone?" This was the comment I received in my first meeting after setting up my new Cover-Up laptop Stone Skin. Yes, it is cool. And yes, it's real stone. Cover-up sent me two covers for this evaluation, they are unlike anything I have… Read More

Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
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Aside from a house, a vehicle may be one of the priciest purchases a person will make. That being the case, most people want to make sure they protect their investment. One of the easiest ways to protect that investment is to know where the vehicle is at all times. Carlock is a small device… Read More

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Standing desks have been gaining in popularity for years since various studies were released warning of the dangers of prolonged sitting. There are now tons of standing desk options to fit every type of home or office environment. The FlexiSpot M4B Corner Standing Desk is a great, affordable choice for people who have an existing… Read More

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews
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If you've been a patron of The Gadgeteer for some time, you may likely surmise that I've been on a quest to identify a pair of Bluetooth wireless headphones that will perform well for me in a variety of situations, but mainly for use during heavy exercise. After evaluating a variety of similar products, all of which basically… Read More

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews
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There are times you want to watch TV, not the computer, and those in the general vicinity don't really want to hear the sound. (This is known as an opportunity for innovation, or the start of an argument, depending on how it's handled and the personalities involved.) Recently, I was offered the Noontec Hammo TV… Read More

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews
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As a frequent business meeting presenter, I have a variety of device-to-display adapters in my travel bag.  And this collection continues to evolve over time when newer technology such as USB-C video output becomes more prevalent.  Keeping up with this trend, StarTech offers a line of USB-C video adapters and provided VGA and HDMI versions to… Read More

Posted in: Reviews, Watches and Clocks
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How many of you wake to sounds from your smartphone, charging on or near your bed? How many of you still have a clock in your bedroom for timekeeping (not for decoration)? These two questions will determine your interest in the latest gadget to cross my review desk: the Sandman Alarm Clock. Note: Photos may… Read More

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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These Mpow Bluetooth headphones are a decent, moderately priced option for people who prefer traditional over-the-ear headphones versus earbuds. They are stylish, portable and offer the choice of a wired connection as well as Bluetooth. Mpow Bluetooth Headset 3.5mm Audio Cable USB Charging Cable Packing Bag User Manual Bluetooth Version: 4.0 Range: 33 feet (10 meters)… Read More

Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews
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If you can touch type on your mobile device faster than you can tap type (I just made up that new term), then a Bluetooth keyboard is a useful productivity tool when you have a lot of text to enter. There are already eleventy billion different travel sized Bluetooth keyboards on the market, so let's look… Read More

Posted in: iOS, Reviews
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If you're a seeker of new and innovative accessories to control your smart home, read on fellow venturer!  The PureSwitch smart plug, made by PureGear, is a gem of a find and integrates with Apple Homekit to allow you to operate your appliances and doohickeys from wherever you are.  Let's check it out.  There is… Read More

Posted in: Reviews, Wallets
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If you've ever used a binder clip as a pseudo-minimalist wallet, then you'll want to check out this review of the Edwin Wallet from Hive Design. It's like a binder clip on steroids and it just might become your new favorite wallet. Let's take a look. The Edwin Wallet is a wallet based off a… Read More

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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Grace Digital must have adopted the slogan, “Go big or go home,” because the EcoBoulder Waterproof Bluetooth speaker from their ECOXGEAR speaker line is, well—B.I.G. This thing is huge—and heavy. The EcoBoulder comes with a retractable handle and wheels. From a distance, it could easily be mistaken for a small travel suitcase. It also doubles… Read More

Posted in: Android, iOS, Reviews
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I have a lot of devices.  There, I said it.  Each has a purpose, but all share one common need for data, whether that is supplying it in the form of pictures (my Nikon S220 camera) or consuming it as video (my iPad and Android tablet).  The problem is that each has a different connector and… Read More

Posted in: Reviews, Travel Gear
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If you've ever found yourself in a situation where you have some food, but no spoon, fork, or knife to help you eat it, you might want to consider adding the Unitensil from Folditflat to your arsenal of EDC tools. The Folditflat Unitensil is a 3-in-1 reusable and foldable eating utensil that has a spoon, fork and a… Read More