Years ago, just after graduating college, my first big purchase was a receiver, turntable, and speakers.  I eventually added a better turntable, a cassette deck, and finally a CD player.  Over the years, I replaced all my vinyl albums with CDs and pared my components down to just a CD player, my receiver, and speakers.  Finally, [...]

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

As an iPad user, I am always interested in seeing what new covers and sleeves are available. I especially like the "non-form-fitting" sleeves, so that I can use them with other covers, backing cases, etc. Such is the Lorton and Horn iPad sleeve. Note: Photos may be tapped or clicked for a larger image. Made [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews

 The Verykool SL5000 is an affordable alternative to other Android smartphones in the market right now.  I snapped up this little guy to see how it compares to my Nexus 5 and other Android phones that I've used in the past.  It packs quite a feature set for an unlocked phone at good price, so let's [...]

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I'm a big Star Trek fan and always wished that the holodeck was a real thing instead of a fantasy created for a TV show. The idea of being able to walk into a different world with a flip of a button sounds so cool. Imagine being able to visit the Sydney Opera House in [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Geek Toys, Reviews

Years ago, I had the Altec Lansing iMT800 MIX BoomBox and absolutely loved it. I eventually gave it to one of my sons as I upgraded my speakers, but I still have a soft spot in my heart (head?) for that monster—and it was a monster! However, with the popularity of Bluetooth and convenience trumping [...]

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

Whether you like it or not, the selfie is here to stay.  Capturing yourself in the moment is an extremely popular form of self-expression these days.  Heck, I used to turn my film camera around and point it towards myself and take what I hoped would be a usable shot.  Even some new phones are [...]

Posted in: Android related, Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews

Portable gadget power is a constant need for many of us at The Gadgeteer and I suspect for you as well.  The TYLT ENERGI 2K Travel Charger and SYNCABLE-DUO Charge and Sync Cable seem to be a good solution.  The ENERGI 2K is a combination charger & portable battery, while the SYNCABLE-DUO is a charge/sync [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews

In an ever more-crowded field, PhoneSuit has released an interesting charger for iPhones, iPads and iPods. It's not a big brick to plug your official cable into, but a svelte little tube that connects directly to your device and provides about a full charge. I was sent two for review, in black and a deep [...]

Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews

For my work I carry a bunch of stuff with me including a laptop, iPad, two mobile phones, a notebook, and various thumb drives, a portable drive, and tools.  I always keep an eye out for gear bags that look sturdy, can handle all my gear, any kind of weather and that I can throw around. [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Reviews

Installing a whole home audio system used to be a chore. Now with wireless systems like the Korus V400 and V600 (reviewed on the Gadgeteer), Sonos, and others, you no longer have to deal with the hassle of hard wiring the speakers into your home. You can even buy speakers one at a time and easily expand [...]

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The Colonel Littleton No. 43 Mailbag Briefcase is a gorgeous shoulder bag reminiscent of the mail pouches carried by pony express riders from days before email and the internet. This bag is made in Tennessee of vintage brown polished leather with a very soft dry-milled leather flap that has brass shield on embossed with the bag's serial [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Reviews

When a headphone company is primarily known for making products that sound better than other brands more expensive offerings, what happens when they create a premier model that’s not so inexpensive anymore? How much better can it be, especially when compared to their already excellent, but less costly models? Will this new in-ear headphones sound [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews

I take good care of most of my tools and equipment, but my garden hose is an exception. I think it’s because we share a mutual dislike. The hose kinks when I uncoil it, then tangles and resists when I try to put it back neatly. And the connections between hoses and nozzles always manage [...]

Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
SJ400 with included underwater housing.

Time for another review for another action camera. This time this review is for SJCAM's Sports HD DV 1080P camera, the  SJ4000. At first glance, this camera resembles the look and feel similar to a GoPro camera. Many available action cameras on the market have taken a cue in design and form from GoPro cameras and this [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

I had given a lot of thought about how I wanted to protect and carry my iPhone 6 Plus before I even received it.  I knew I wanted a case for it, but I didn't want it to cover up the beautiful gold color that I had been pining for since I saw it on [...]

Posted in: Bags, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews

The Boombotix Boombot Rex joins an ever-increasing group of small and affordable wireless speakers that sound way better than our old portable radios ever did. This market is becoming so crowded, that it’s hard to keep up with the speakers – much less review all of them. When I do review a speaker, I try [...]

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

Bluetooth speakers are everywhere. I've seen them in the grocery store line, at convenience stores - everywhere but gum ball machines and neighborhood lemonade stands. Many are OK for listening to podcasts or ball games when you're on a bike ride or park or something, but if you want something to stand up to the [...]

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

When I (finally) upgraded my iPhone 5 to the 6, the first thing I did was buy a case for it. I will not ever go without a case for my iPhone … period. I am basically clumsy and always dropping things. I’ve seen too many iPhones with cracked screens to ever want to take [...]

Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews

The Wellograph Wellness Watch is an activity tracker disguised as a fashionable wrist watch or visa versa. The Wellograph is a unisex watch that features a sapphire crystal, always on display and a heart rate sensor. Let's put it through its paces and see how it shapes up. See what I did there? Note: Images can be clicked [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews, Watches, Clocks
arctic S111BT-01

I've had the chance to review a few Bluetooth speakers now, but the Arctic S111BT is the first pair I've tried that's designed as two separate speakers, wired together as a left and right pair. Each photo can be clicked for a larger view. Yes, this is Arctic, the company formerly known as Arctic Cooling, [...]

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