Reviews

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Grilled cheese sandwiches and buttered toast are two of my favorites. But buttering the bread when the butter has been taken straight from the refrigerator can be challenging because cold butter doesn't spread very easily. Taking the butter out ahead of time to soften is the easiest way to solve the problem, but for those times when you don't [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
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With all the headphones I review, there’s only been one or two that were wireless. While I appreciate the convenience of Bluetooth, it’s not something I look forward to regarding headphones. Headphones are capable of revealing too much information in music and all the minuses of Bluetooth seem to be magnified when they are wireless. [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
Aperlite 09

Typically I like to shoot pictures with natural ambient light since the shadows and lighting are what catch my eye anyway. But there are times when I need to control the light or open up some shadows therefore, using a flash or speedlight is needed. So whether you are a professional or amateur photographer, chances [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews
timeswirl

Have you ever wondered what we end up doing with the devices and products that we review? Do we continue to use them long after the review has been posted? Do we shove them in a drawer to collect dust? Do the products malfunction or break a week after we posted a glowing review? These reoccurring [...]

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Posted in: Reviews
gocase-compact-01

The GoPro is a popular action camera, but I've found it's got so many accessories, it sometimes needs a little help keeping things organized.  I think I have parts scattered in at least three boxes, which is pretty inconvenient.  GOcase has a solution for that. The packaging says "H3-Case" but the website calls this the [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, Reviews
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I spend a great deal of time on my feet walking around.  And a great deal of that time is spent outdoors, rain or shine, hot or cold.  About a year ago while I was walking around in the freezing cold and unable to feel my toes, I had a dream.  I dreamed that one [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Reviews
Axel_Soundscape_1

There are many factors that go into why one headphone is chosen over another: sound quality, comfort, looks or fashion—whatever. There are as many reasons as headphones to choose from. Recently, one company has designed a headphone that can be customized to a particular sound preference. Axel Audio has developed a system of taking a [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
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Back in 2012, the gadgeteer Kid and I did a joint review of the original Sphero programable, robotic ball. We had a good time playing with it; using it to not only entertain ourselves but the dog and cat as well. Recently the Orbotix engineers and designers have introduced a second generation Sphero robot ball [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Reviews
Inateck-Enclosure-Review-01

I'm a bit of a computer parts junkie. When a thumb drive or hard drive goes on a great sale, I grab it if it's my ideal price range. This leaves me with extra working parts around that I might not use right away.  Recently I swapped out an SATA hard drive for an SSD [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews
iClever-Bluetooth-Transmitter-and-Receiver-1

We have an old Yamaha receiver/amplifier that has 5.1 Pioneer surround sound speakers connected to it. I've been thinking for a while that it would be nice to be able to stream music through these speakers. There a several devices out there that will turn your non Bluetooth speakers into Bluetooth speakers to stream music to and [...]

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

Ridge Wallet review

The Ridge Wallet 9

I have struggled for many years to manage the size of my rear pocket wallet.  Sitting on a small leather brick is just not that comfortable, nor healthy for your spine.  If you are a back pocket wallet person, you can realize how your body has compensated over time by switching your wallet to your [...]

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Posted in: Reviews, Wallets
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It appears as though the endless East-coast Winter may have finally given way to Spring. With the warmer weather, refrigerators will soon be packed with fresh fruit from local farmer's markets, co-ops, and grocery stores.  However, even in the refrigerator, these fruits are prone to begin to spoil in just a few days.  In the [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
MM11

I've been searching for ways to attach my phone and tablet to the dash of my car.  Up until now, the options have been either destructive to the dash or I had to use a device that extended from the windshield.  Neither of these were satisfying, so the MagicMount from Scosche seemed to be a [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
EasyAcc MFi 3200mAh-2

If you have been reading my posts on The Gadgeteer you probably already know that I have increased the amount of travel I do, if you haven't, I have increased the amount of travel I do. The reason I mention this is because I have previously reviewed iPhone 5 cases that either had built into [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
Mio-Alpha2-1

I love trying out the latest in heart rate monitors, especially those that do not require straps. I currently use a Polar M400 (which Dave Rees reviewed in February of this year) with the Polar H7 Bluetooth heart sensor chest strap and they work really well, but it would be nice not to have to use [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews, Watches, Clocks
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Although I'm not the resident audiophile on the team, that role goes to Bill Henderson, I do love listening to music and am always looking for headphones that sound great and are comfortable to wear for an extended period of time. I don't think that shouldn't too be much to ask for, but it really [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
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After several days of using my Apple Watch Sport, I still haven't tried out everything it offers.  For example, I still haven't tried using it for music, because I don't typically carry music on my iPhone and use an iPod nano instead.  I have tried out a lot of things, and I have discovered that [...]

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Posted in: Featured Items, Reviews, Watches, Clocks
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I've had my eye on something like this for a long time:  A self-contained camera hidden in plain sight that doesn't require any fancy installation.  The Zone Shield AC Adaptor HD DVR is disguised as an ordinary "wall wart" power adapter.  Just plug it in and go!  Let's see how well it works. I'll get [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Home, Kitchen, Reviews
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Samsung's latest Android smartphones include the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the S6 edge. Both of these phones are essentially the same except that the S6 edge has a display with curved edges and the S6 does not. The curved display isn't a new feature though, it was first introduced with the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge which I [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Featured Items, Reviews
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Every time I write about Reid Heath Acoustic’s (RHA) in-ear headphones, it’s always about their “next big thing.” Each model seems to trump the previous one in interesting ways. Nice to see that nothing’s changed with RHA. Their new flagship earphone, the T10i (the i denotes a mic) certainly trumps everything before it. But this [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews