Reviews

a118c-dashcam-1

It's a cloudless night with a full moon and you're driving along a deserted road in the middle of nowhere with thick forest on both sides of the road. With the windows rolled down you can hear your tires crunching over the gravel as you drive slowly. The sound almost puts you into a trance but [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Car Gear, Reviews
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Yesterday we took a quick look at the new HBO Now streaming service on the Apple TV.  With HBO Now, you can access all of HBO's original programming plus a variety of movies without needing an HBO subscription through your cable company.  You only need a broadband connection, and you'll need the iPad connected to [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
timeswirl

Today we have 16 reviews that have been updated for your viewing pleasure. Click through to see a list of updated reviews and then scroll to the bottom of each of the listed reviews to read the latest update. ReadyCap Camera Lens Cap Holder review by Andy Jacobs Kaufmann Mercantile EDC Kit review by Andy [...]

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Plantronics Voyager Legend 1

Bluetooth hands-free headsets or smart car calling features are becoming more and more necessary now that 14 states have banned hand-held cell phone use while driving, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association.  Even if your state doesn't have a ban on hand-held cell phone use while driving, there are bans on people using them in school [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
hbo-now-apple-tv-7a

Our condo complex provides cable service as part of our monthly HOA fees, but that service is standard definition.  We rent a cable box directly from Time Warner so we can see high-def programming with our "free" cable, but we don't have any premium channels.  I feel left out sometimes when people talk about all [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
ergo-desktop-kangaroo-pro-1

Sitting all day in front of a computer is both monotonous and unhealthy. That's why sit-stand desks are gaining in popularity. The ability to quickly switch from sitting to standing is a great way to burn a few extra calories, improve circulation, help with back problems and more. Last month I reviewed my first standing [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
spike02

A couple of reviews ago, I mentioned that I had a new job and was receiving many business cards and I reviewed a solution to mange them.  Well, if one is receiving business cards it's normal to exchange your card, so I needed a way to carry them.  I did dig up an old silver [...]

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Posted in: Reviews, Wallets
MOS-Spring-Lightning-cable-2

I had an old 30-pin Apple cable that I used literally for many years with no problems.  I got it with my ancient 3rd-gen 15GB white iPod and used it with every Apple device I owned until Apple switched to the Lightning connector.  That old 30-pin cable had a much longer plastic collar under the [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
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The Fitbit Surge is Fitbit's most advanced activity tracker yet. It tracks all the same things as their other trackers, but also includes advanced features like GPS and basic smartwatch features along with an always on large touch screen display. I recently reviewed the Fitbit Charge HR which quickly became my new favorite fitness tracker replacing the Withings Pulse. [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews, Watches, Clocks
iclever-dual-usb-wall-charger-ic-tc02-5

Everybody can use more USB chargers, right?  True, but you need to make sure that the USB charger can charge your most power-hungry gadgets before you waste money buying it.  You don't want the charge to take longer than the battery life because you're trying to use an under-powered charger.  Slow charges shouldn't be a [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
Moleskine-Review-10

Earlier this month, Moleskine sent an invite over to the gadgeteer crew to check out a showroom event for their Moleskine 2015 collection, located at the NYU store in New York City.  I was lucky enough to be able to attend the event and check out their new line of bags, notebooks, and other accessories. They were [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Gear, Reviews
recess-wallet-7

Several years ago, my mother had a simple card wallet that I really liked. Unfortunately, we could never find it in stores, so I have been using a men's wallet for a couple years now to make do. I never carry cash anyway, so why do I need a full blown wallet? The Recess Holdster [...]

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Posted in: Reviews, Wallets
timeswirl

The Gadgeteer is almost 18 years old. So you can imagine how many reviews we posted in that length of time. If you've ever wondering how products perform over time, these gadget review updates that we post each week are our way of letting you know. Every Thursday we try to post a selection of updates [...]

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knomo-knomad-tablet-organizer-1

Do you use your tablet at work, carrying it from meeting to meeting or between worksites?  You can carry everything in a large gear bag, but that's probably overkill if you're just walking down the hall to a conference room.  Or if you're flying, you need a compact bag that can fit all your electronic gear, [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
cargoworks-mb-1

The Cargo Works 13" MacBook EDC Kit might be marketed towards MacBook owners, but this zippered bag is perfect for any 13 inch laptop. It offers a separate zippered section for the computer and multiple pockets and Molle strips inside and outside the bag so you can attach your favorite EDC items. Let's check it out. Note: [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Reviews
TIDAL logo

When reviewing headphones, earphones and speakers, there is always one constant throughout: A music source. Whether it’s vinyl, CD, iTunes, music burned in Apple Lossless, FLAC, Spotify/Pandora or even FM radio, the music has to come from somewhere. Then there’s the music player: iPhone/Android smartphone, various iPods, digital audio players, computer, home stereo. As you [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
fitbit-chargehr-3

Two years ago Fibit introduced the Fitbit Force wrist worn activity tracker. It was really popular until people started complaining about irritations and rashes while wearing the device on their wrist. The Force ended up being taken off the market when Fitbit conducted a voluntary recall in February 2014. Now one year later, the most [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews, Watches, Clocks
smsaudio_sync50-1

As I have said before, I prefer earbuds, having tried literally dozens of them from stock earbuds to wireless sport headphones to extravagant, handmade monitors and everything in between. I like their small, compact, transportable form-factor for travel, working out, puttering around the house, etc. Be that as it may, it surprises me how many people are [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
ivation acoustix-04

As a rule, I don't get that excited about Bluetooth speakers anymore unless there's a feature that really grabs my attention.  The last waterproof Bluetooth speaker I reviewed was the NYNE Aqua floating Bluetooth speaker.  What's so different about the Ivation Acoustix waterproof Bluetooth speaker? In the box, you get pretty much what you expect:  A [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
Miu Aroma Diffuser 9

About a year ago, I hopped on the essential oils bandwagon because several people I know use them for health and wellness purposes. However, I simply enjoyed the aroma and so did my kids. I've since purchased two ultrasonic diffusers, both of which have had drawbacks. One of these, the H2EO Ultrasonic Diffuser, leaves about [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Home, Kitchen, Reviews