Reviews

kinsa-1

Getting sick is obviously no fun, but having an easy way to track your fevers can be just a little more fun when you use the Kinsa Smart Thermometer. You might be thinking, why should I spend money on a digital thermometer when my old style glass thermometer or existing digital thermometer works just fine. [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
tribella_wine_aerator-1

The TRIbella Wine Aerator is designed to pour and aerate your red wine with both "joy and elegance". This multi-stream wine aeration device strives to make pouring your wine simple, elegant, and drip free. That's all fine but let's see how well it does during a couple evenings with my wife's Friday night wine club on whether [...]

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Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews
Magnasonic PP60-1

It is not often that I get to review a product that can be used for work and fun equally. Most items I review fall into one or the other category. What am I talking about? My new Magnasonic PP60 Pico projector. While most folks would see something like this as a work item only, [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews
lgg5-1

Verizon sent me short term loaner unit of the LG G5 a couple weeks ago and I've been holding off reviewing it until I received the camera grip module. Since the grip module isn't due to get here for another week or so, I thought I'd go ahead and split the review into two parts [...]

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Posted in: Android, Featured Items, Reviews
scosche-magicmountpro-5

For a while now, I've been looking at finding a good holder for my iPhone for when I am driving in the car. Mainly, I needed it for GPS, so I tried out one of those dash holders, which failed, and I promptly returned. My next option was trying a vent mount, and when the [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
Fugoo_XL_11

Over a year ago, I reviewed the small, but tough and waterproof Fugoo Bluetooth speaker. It became my choice when I need to just grab a speaker and go. It's not the best sounding portable speaker—that honor goes to the incredible and more expensive Bowers & Wilkins T7—but it does sound great and is one [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
PhotoFast-cr8800-2

iPhones are renowned for offering plentiful applications, ease of use, and quality hardware. But whether you are a supporter or detractor of all things Apple there's one thing you have to admit: they charge way too much for memory. the 48 GB jump from 16 GB to 64 GB costs $100, or over $2 per GB; the next [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, Reviews
timemachine

This week we have eight quick updates from Andy Jacobs who has been writing for the Gadgeteer for over six years. In that time he's posted 300 news and reviews articles, so he knows his stuff! If you've ever wondered how some of the products that we review stand up over time, this post is [...]

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ipazzport bluetooth keyboard amazon-16

Ever try to enter in your username and password using nothing more than a handheld remote?  I have several bluetooth keyboards I could use with my various streaming devices, such as Apple TV or Amazon Fire TV, but I never seem to have one handy.  The iPazzPort is a Bluetooth keyboard that comes with two [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews
tech21 EVO Endurance-2

Although the battery life on phones has gotten better, there are times I still find the need to charge my iPhone on the fly. In general, I do not keep a charging case on my phone mainly because of the added weight and size. There is a company out there that not only makes a case [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, Reviews
cable01

I had just purchased a Nexus 5x which incorporates the new USB-C connector for charging and I was looking for a spare cable.  Luckily I was offered the opportunity to check out the AluCable and figured that I'd scored a simple review and could crank out a couple of sentences and then I'd be done.  It [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
cappec-blaze-1

There are few things in life better than food cooked on the grill. Whether it be a steak, chicken, burger, or hot dog, there is just something about being cooked on the grill that makes everything a bit more delicious. Of course, not all grills have accurate temperature gauges built into them. This can be an [...]

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Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Reviews
iclever-ic-bk05-3

There are many different folding keyboards on the market for mobile warriors, prepared travelers, coffee shop surfers and tiny house Gadgeteers. These small keyboards are designed to take up minimal space while still providing a comfortable way to touch type on your mobile devices. I've tried many different ones over the years and I usually [...]

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Posted in: Android, Computer Gear, iOS, Reviews
VeryKool-SPARK-SL5011-Review02

The verykool Spark LTE SL5011 Android phone is an affordable alternative to other Android smartphones in the market right now.  We here at The Gadgeteer have received a few of these to review, so let's take a look at this Spark LTE SL5011 and what features are packed in this 5" smartphone. Note: Images can be [...]

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Posted in: Android, Reviews
timemachine

This week's review updates are from Steve Holt and include a storage gadget, charging gadgets and Bluetooth headphones. The original posting date of the reviews range from a little over six months ago, to more than a year and a half ago. Let's see how well these gadgets have held up over time. Is Steve [...]

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Samsung Gear VR review

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Julie and I just finished our Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge review last week. Not only did we each receive loaner units of the S7 Edge smartphone, but the Samsung Gear VR as well. After trying it out, we both agreed that the Gear VR deserved a review in and of itself. Dave: I have been [...]

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Posted in: Android, Gaming Gear, Reviews
keybiner-09

I don't like putting keys in my pockets.  Since I don't always carry a bag, I've been looking for a clever way to keys onto things.  But what if you could combine both?  That's where the Fortius Arms KeyBiner Carabiner comes in. That's right, a carabiner that actually holds your keys.  If you use a [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews

Zuli Smartplug review

Zuli Smartplug_4

The Zuli Smartplug Presence 3 Pack brings a new feature to the smart plug genre; they call it “Presence”. Simply put, after configuring the Zuli Smartplug, all it needs is your presence, or more accurately, your iPhone’s or iPad’s presence, to activate a light or appliance.  When you leave the room the Zuli Smartplug will [...]

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Posted in: Home and Kitchen, iOS, Reviews
ThiEye 03

My first impression on the i60 from ThiEYE was that it was going to be another POV action camera. Although it is similar to other cameras on the market, the i60 has some unique features of its own that makes it stand out from the rest. The i60 has the typical rectangle matchbox shape. It [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews
2016 03 20 iPhone Leather Car Mount - 9

For a gadget geek, I'm surprised to say I've never used a car mount for my phone. Eighteen years in two Miatas, there has always been enough of a shelf space around the gear shift to set it down on. And holding the phone always seemed a good enough solution. But as a new reviewer, [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, iOS, Reviews
timemachine

You come to the Gadgeteer to read our unbiased real world product reviews, but what happens after we post our reviews? Do we immediately stop using the product? Or does the product immediately stop working? We answer these questions in our regular review update posts like this one. Today Smythe Richbourg, who has been on [...]

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spartan_harseyfolder-1b

I have had many pocket knives over the years, from the first one I received as a cub scout to various sized and shaped ones I have strategically place throughout my world today. I have them stashed in my cars, desks, tool bag, EDC gear, etc. They are a very useful tool to have around without [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The Trimr All-In Tote (a new Kickstarter project) is a seriously stylish gym bag! And tough too! The heavy duty materials used could easily be found in a range bag filled with ammo and range safety equipment.  Instead, the ballistic-looking exterior is accented with 3 gold plated zipper pulls.  The bottom zipper opens w-i-d-e to [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
samsung-galaxy-s7-edge-1

The latest Samsung Galaxy smartphones are here! Dave Rees and I have each been lucky enough to score eval units of the S7 Edge and the Gear VR headset (we'll post a separate review of the VR headset soon) from Verizon Wireless. After a couple weeks with these devices it's time to let you know [...]

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Posted in: Android, Featured Items, Reviews
nyne rebel 14a

What is it with strange looking bluetooth speakers?  Earlier this year I had a chance to listen to the hole-in-the-middle Fluance Fi70.  This time, we're going to look at the distinctively angular Nyne Rebel splashproof portable Bluetooth speaker. If you're not familiar with Nyne, we've had a chance to review other speakers, such as the [...]

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