Reviews

Buffalo01

One of the shortcomings of my smartphone is the limited storage.  The Moto G I purchased has 8 GB and is not expandable, making it hard to carry around my media and files.  I've moved some music and photos to cloud storage that can be streamed, but then I'm liable to exceed my data plan [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews
iphone-6-plus-review-1

Although I stayed up until 3:00am ET to pre-order my iPhone 6 Plus from Verizon and got my order in within 8 minutes, I still was horrified to see that I could expect my new phone on October 14 instead of September 19!  I got lucky and received my 6 Plus earlier than expected, and [...]

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Posted in: Featured Items, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
Everything Tablet 360 case for iPad Air-1

iPad cases are a dime a dozen now days. They come in many styles, materials and sizes. I have stated in other reviews that I tend to be over protective of my electronic devices, so a case is a must. I currently sport a simple, but effective case to protect my iPad Air. It  protects [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
battroborg warrior 06

Remember "Rock'em Sock'em Robots"?  That was one toy Santa never brought.  Imagine my surprise when I was given a chance to check out a modern variant, the Battroborg Warrior by Tomy. Click on any image for full size. The Battroborgs are remote-controlled robots that respond to your "sword" controller motions via infrared. I received the [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, Reviews
LoFree-EDGE-bluetooth-speaker-6

Over the years, I've had the chance to review several small, wooden speakers from Pyramid Distribution.  You'll find links to those reviews at the end of this review.  I had assumed those cute little speakers, shaped like acorns or Scottie dogs, would be more fun than functional, but I was proven wrong by every one [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
loftek_ledworklight-1

I am the quintessential handyman...always building, repairing, and/or tearing out something. I started my first home improvement project nearly 25 years ago. Back in the day, there were limited battery operated tools and work typically involved dragging electrical cords everywhere you went. As battery technology improves and becomes much more cost effective, we find it powering devices/tools [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
runtastic-orbit-2

The latest activity tracker to show up for review is the Runtastic Orbit. This tracker counts your steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes and the quality and length of your sleep. How does it stand out from all the other fitness tracking devices that are currently on the market? Keep reading to find out. Orbit [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
Truffol-Strap-01

The Pebble has been one of the original smart watches to kickstart (pun intended) the smart watch revolution.  I backed the KickStarter campaign and have really enjoyed using it for these last couple of years, but boy, is the plastic wristband less than stylish! Luckily, the watchband can be switched out with various bands of your own [...]

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Posted in: Reviews, Watches, Clocks
Buffalo wireless travel router 1

Even though WiFi is usually provided for free in hotels here in the United States, it is very common to have a weak signal. Enter the travel router. It will connect to the hotel's internet connection via Ethernet cable (or wirelessly via WiFi) and allow you to connect all your devices to it wirelessly. Travel [...]

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Posted in: Reviews, Wireless
8driver1

I used to be an earbuds-kinda guy, because frankly, I was cheap. I didn't want to spend a small fortune on something to listen to my music. So I struggled for years with finding affordable earbuds that wouldn't fall out of my ears with the simple turn of my head, and ended up spending more money on one [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
remax-usb-3

USB cables, who cares right? You might become more interested when I tell you that these particular USB cables won't require you to pay attention to how you're plugging them in. Just like Apple's Lightning connector, these new USB cables from Remax that were sent to me from Brando, are reversible. Let me show you [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
27 Finished Product

It came in an unassuming box, fitting neatly into my mailbox in a bubble mailer.  I took it out and opened it up and lo!  There was THE gadget I HAD to get my hands on.  Since Maker Faire three years ago I had fallen in love with the Useless Machine.  There are so many [...]

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Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Geek Toys, Reviews
ClearStream Antenna 1a

We lost our internet connection for about 24 hours recently. After each of us wandered around aimlessly wondering what to do, we finally found some other things to occupy our time - you know, fun things like cleaning the house, playing board games, and being chased by angry wasps whose nest we had just sprayed [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
zero04

I'm starting to see the benefit in the multi-purposing of devices.  ZeroHour takes a flashlight  and uses the batteries to also serve as battery backup for devices powered by a USB cable.  As I usually carry two separate items in my car or pack to accomplish the same goal, I'm now able to cut back to just [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
9 wide shot

There have been a large number of Bluetooth audio devices reviewed here on The Gadgeteer lately!  Well, they are pretty popular devices.  Especially Bluetooth speakers.  They free you from the tangle of cables, after all!  What we have on offer here for your consideration is the Inateck BP-2001 Portable Bluetooth Speaker.  This review will be [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
jet-pens-1

Today I want to show you two ballpoint pens that have been designed to take up less space than traditional pens while still providing a comfortable writing experience. Everyday Carry (EDC) enthusiasts who are always on the look out for ways to pare down the size and weight of their gear bags might enjoy learning [...]

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Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews
grace-primo-1

When I was a kid I had a radio that could pull in all sorts of stations and bands. I loved turning the tuning knob very slowly so I could find every station possible, sometimes even finding foreign stations, which was always super cool. I'm guessing the market for radios like that one has pretty much dried [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
Olloclip_2

As the iPhone and other smart phones become the primary method for taking photos, an accessory market has developed. Now you can buy tripods, specialty cases, lenses and countless apps that promise to customize and improve anyone’s smart phone snaps. Up until now, I had never used additional hardware for iPhone photos. I just stuck [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
Screen Shot 2014-07-27 at 4.25.57 PM

I often think that I should have been born in an earlier time. Back when the world was a simpler place, a person's word/handshake was their bond, people made things with their hands, doors were left unlocked etc. The Colonel Littleton gear I have had the fortune to review is truly the embodiment of those [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear
landingzone-dock-8

Only a few years ago, my personal computer was a large tower unit that took up way too much space in the corner of my office (aka Gadgeteer HQ). That computer had all sorts of peripherals attached to it including a monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, external hard drive, scanner, printer and more. These days I prefer a 13" Macbook Pro [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews