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ADATA DashDrive Durable UD320 USB OTG flash drive review

on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Here’s another portable and relatively inexpensive way to expand the memory of your Android device. It’s the ADATA DashDrive Durable UD320 USB OTG flash drive, which comes in 16 and 32GB capacities. I was sent the 32GB version to test. Let’s see how it works.

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Magnetic Holders Eye Loop eyeglass holders review

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

I have worn eyeglasses since I was in second grade.  My first pair was short-lived, I had not gotten used to wearing them yet and I took them off every day at lunch in the cafeteria.  For some reason, I had the habit of putting them in the brown paper bag that my mom packed Read More…

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Leef Access microSD card reader for Android review

on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

If you’re an Android user with a device that lacks a microSD card slot, you need to pay attention to this review. Don’t worry, I won’t take much of your time because there’s not a whole lot I can say about the Leef Access microSD card reader for Android, other than it’s tiny and only Read More…

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Zoom iQ5 Professional Stereo Microphone for iOS review

on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Over the years, video quality has gotten better on smartphones, but if there’s one area that hasn’t changed much, it is the audio recording side of things.  Have you ever wished your Lightning connector-equipped iOS device (iPhone, iPod, iPad) had a better microphone?  The Zoom iQ5 Professional Stereo Microphone for iOS gives you just that Read More…

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Armytek Barracuda flashlight review

on Monday, March 31st, 2014
Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews

Flashlights come in all shapes and sizes nowadays, and LED technology has enabled blindingly bright units to be smaller than some coins. But, for longer distances, there always needs for a good reflector and lens system involved, in order to amplify the LED’s glow. Enter the ArmyTek Barracuda, a powerful, rugged, handheld light with a Read More…

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Levenger True Writer Foliage Fountain Pen review

on Sunday, March 30th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

I’ve always loved pens, and I still buy them even though I don’t use them as much these days.  I like my pens to be beautiful as well as useful, and I’ve noticed that my hands are much more comfortable writing with pens with bigger barrels.  My go-to pen these days is a beautiful, screaming Read More…

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MIXBAG modular shoulder bag review

on Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Bags for this and bags for that. I have specialized bags and cases for almost all of my daily use items. The problem with all these bags and cases is that they lack versatility. While some have the ability to carry other item besides the items it was designed for, there is usually no easy Read More…

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Kensington AbsolutePower 2.1 Fast Charge for Tablets with PowerWhiz review

on Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Personal mobile devices need power.  They crave it, like a politician craves…well, power.  Alright, maybe not quite like that, but it’s an inescapable fact.  And because of this, we have chargers tucked all over our homes, offices and vehicles to power up or top off when needed, which for many of us is quite often. Read More…

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ADATA Elite CE700 Wireless Charging Stand review

on Friday, March 28th, 2014

Some people will scoff, but I love wireless charging. Not having to plug a micro USB cable into my phone every time I need to top off the battery is a hassle, when wireless charging is an alternative. Once you’ve experienced the luxury of simply placing your device on a flat charging pad or a Read More…

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Vaja Cases Small Messenger Bag for iPad mini and 7″ tablets review

on Thursday, March 27th, 2014

The iPad mini is small enough that I can take it anywhere I go.  My mini with Retina display fits inside some of my everyday carry bags, but not all of them.  When I’m carrying one of my smaller bags and want to take my mini along, I have to make a decision:  do I Read More…

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iDevices iGrillmini review

on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

The Gadgeteer Kid and I are huge carnivores, as are many of our friends and family members. We barbecue year-round, especially during the summer months. As many of you aficionados of the grill know, cooking everyone’s meal to perfection can be a challenge. Well, the folks at iDevices have recently introduced the iGrillmini, a smaller, Read More…

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Nokia Lumia Icon Windows Phone 8 smartphone review

on Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

I enjoyed reviewing the Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows 8.1 RT tablet a few weeks ago and since it’s been over a year, I thought it was time that I reviewed another Windows Phone device as well. Verizon offered to send me the Nokia Lumia Icon (aka Lumia 929), which is available exclusively from them. I Read More…

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Satechi ReadMate LED Desktop Magnifier review

on Monday, March 24th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

I recently posted a news article about the Satechi ReadMate LED Desktop Magnifier, a powerful, 5X magnifier to help you see small print, fine details on collectibles, or even the splinter that’s stuck in your finger.  I’ve always been nearsighted as a bat, but I could always see even the tiniest details up close.  As Read More…

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NKMOS Ultima car mount review

on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

There are countless cheap plastic mounts designed to hold your smart device while driving in an orientation that enables your device to function handsfree while keeping both hands on the wheel. Many of these mounts work just fine and fulfill their intended purpose. But when I can avoid plastic, I do and typically look for Read More…

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Minisuit Bluetooth QWERTY Keyboard Stand Case for iPad mini 1 & 2 review

on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

When Apple released the iPad mini with Retina display, some people were disappointed because it was slightly thicker than the original.  That meant it was probable that many accessories for the original wouldn’t work with the newest model.  That’s not the case with the Minisuit Bluetooth QWERTY Keyboard Stand Case for iPad mini 1 & Read More…

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Sherwood Excape EXM-30 Bluetooth speaker review

on Friday, March 21st, 2014

Portable speaker systems range in price from $20-30 for the little pocket-sized ones to huge $600-800 units that can become your entire stereo. Where’s the sweet spot? We’ve reviewed many here at The Gadgeteer, and the ones I actually consider for purchase or gifting usually fall somewhere in the $100-$250 range. I was sent Sherwood’s Read More…

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KOR Nava hydration vessel water bottle review

on Friday, March 21st, 2014

We all know that we should be drinking more water, but it can be tough to accomplish that task when your tap water tastes like…well, tap water. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I prefer the taste of bottled water over tap water, which can often have a funky flavor. Bottled water Read More…

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Levenger smartPlanner and “Paper Apps” review

on Thursday, March 20th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

There was a time when I used a paper planner religiously to track personal and family appointments, events and celebrations, and even mundane things like when recycling will be picked up.  Today I use apps on my iPad for these tasks, but sometimes I still miss the beautiful leather planner cover I had and the Read More…

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Wrappz personalized iPad skin review

on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

For work I occasionally use an iPad 4th generation, which is useful in many ways.  It’s black, and well, looks the same as everyone else’s iPad.  The company “Wrappz” gave us a chance to review a personalized case or skin off their site, so I chose to try a skin for my iPad.  Let’s see Read More…

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JetPens paper clip roundup review

on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

Have you ever given much thought to the evolution of the paper clip and other methods of attaching papers together? Yeah, me neither. But let’s think about it now… A patent for the first bent wire clip was issued in 1867, but the style of paper clip that we know and use today was introduced Read More…

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Kenu Airframe portable car mount review

on Monday, March 17th, 2014

“Slip sliding away.  Slip sliding away. You know the nearer your destination, the more you’re slip sliding away.”  Paul Simon wasn’t singing those words about how your cellphone acts inside your car when you are driving, but they couldn’t be more apropos.  I have lost track of the number of times I have placed my Read More…

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SpyTec SJ-1000 Full HD action camera review

on Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Recently I had the chance to review the SpyTec SJ-3000 action cam.  It was good for the price.  Today we’re looking at the 3000′s sibling, the SpyTec SJ-1000 Full HD Action Camera which features auto record on external power for use as a dash cam.

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Ooma Telo and Home Phone Service review

on Saturday, March 15th, 2014
Posted in: Reviews, Wireless

It won’t be long before the wire-line telephone system finally gets turned off.  Now would be a good time to make the move to either using your cell as your primary phone or, as in my case, move over to VOIP ( voice over INTERNET protocol ).  If you are a regular reader of The Gadgeteer, Read More…

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Dyson Digital Slim DC59 Animal rechargeable vacuum review

on Friday, March 14th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

You might be wondering, “Julie, what’s up with all of these vacuum reviews that you’ve been posting lately?” You’re not alone, I’m also wondering why I keep saying yes to vacuum review offers. Maybe it’s some deep seated need to make sure my carpets are clean. Nah… More likely it’s because I hate my 1000 Read More…

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Just Mobile AluDisc review

on Thursday, March 13th, 2014
Posted in: Computer Gear, Gear, Reviews

Recently, I reviewed the Just Mobile HeadStand Headphone Hanger. It was my introduction to the minimalist design ethos of an accessory company whose products could have been made by Apple themselves. They are that beautiful. Just Mobile sent me their AluDisc 360-degree pedestal for iMac for review.