Reviews

yada_dashcam_6

About a year ago, I was in a collision caused by a driver who suddenly turned in front of me. I took a lot of pictures, one of which eventually proved that I was not at fault, but a dash cam such as the Yada Dash Road Cam HD would have given the insurance company [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
choetech-wireless-charger-1

Ever since purchasing my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ I have enjoyed the benefit of rapid charging.  I can charge my phone for 30 min using the rapid charger that came with the phone and get 50% in battery capacity.  The problem is that I have to use the charger that came with the phone to [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
adidas-fitsmart

I am a relative newcomer when it comes to the fitness band scene. While I reviewed one almost two years ago, I didn't find myself using it after the review was finished. Last summer I picked up my first all around fitness band and I have been using it ever since. The Adidas Micoach Fit [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
xtreem-drone-1

I can't explain why, but I'm fascinated by drones. I think it may be because I've always harbored the idea of being a helicopter pilot, but could never afford the schooling. I guess flying a miniaturized version is the next best thing. Previously, I reviewed the Axis Aerius quadcopter, supposedly the world's smallest drone. I [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Geek Toys, Reviews
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I love a good pen.  It's something that I use every day along with a good notebook, so having a good writing instrument is important to me.  Olixar has released the Hexstyli 6-in-1 pen that has various gadgets built into it. Let's take a look and see what it has. Note: Images can be clicked to view [...]

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Posted in: Paper and Pens, Reviews, Styluses
Phiaton_Bluetooth_Earphones_10

I’ve always liked Phiaton’s earphones and headphones, Their MS 100 BA balanced armature earphones are one of the best bargains available. The Chord MS 530 headphones are a comfortable pair of Bluetooth/Noise canceling headphones that look as good as they sound. Phiaton has adapted the noise canceling tech for their BT 100 NC earphones. Bluetooth [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
TYLT ENERGI 6K+1

Traveling with all your electronic gadgets can be a loathsome affair. Between packing chargers, charging cables and backup batteries, you may need an extra carry on bag just to tote them around. TYLT has come up with a good solution to this problem with their ENERGI 6K+ smart charger. DON'T MISS: TYLT VÜ-Solo Wireless Charger review Note: [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
BT09

I guess it's my turn to review a Bluetooth headphone.  There's a bunch out there and we've looked at  several of them at The Gadgeteer.  I'm not an audiophile, but I can tell the difference between good and bad sound for the music I enjoy, so I'll share my experience with the 808.For the most part, I consume music by [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews
firstdraft-2

For those of you like myself, who enjoy using a paper journal / notebook, do you love the notebook that you're currently using? Joe and Ryan of First Draft Co. set out to create a notebook that they would love to use. They sent me one of their US made notebooks to see if I would love [...]

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Posted in: Paper and Pens, Reviews
aardvark HD_13

Our sewer line needed replacing recently.  The plumbers used a really long "snake" with a camera at the end to see where they were going.  I have no plans to repair toilets or examine indoor plumbing, but the Aardvark HD3M waterproof wireless inspection camera might take me places I never thought possible. The camera comes [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Reviews
usagear-s17-1

After my first child was born I went out and purchased a DSLR camera. My wife and I weren't impressed with the pictures our pocket camera was taking and wanted to properly document the childhood of Earth's future ruler. After my second child was born, we purchased extra batteries and memory cards. We needed the [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, Reviews
tiltcard-6

Have you ever found yourself needing to view your mobile device hands-free? Maybe you're at a coffee shop enjoying a cup of joe and a scone, but also want to watch a video while you're eating and drinking. The Tiltcard is a credit card sized steel stand that props up your smartphone or small tablet [...]

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Posted in: Android, iOS, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables
HEOS_One_2

When it comes to multiroom music systems, Sonos is the king. However, being the king makes you a target and Denon has Sonos in its sights . Denon’s ammunition is HEOS (Home Entertainment Operating System). This system ranges from the small HEOS 1 speaker to full-blown wireless home theater systems. The HEOS 1 is the [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews
tec-picopen-ti-2

TEC Accessories is now offering a new version of their PicoPen which I reviewed back in 2009. Their original EDC pen was made of stainless steel and was pretty tiny. This new version is the PicoPen Ti and it's longer, wider and stronger. Let's take a look. The new PicoPen Ti is noticeably larger when [...]

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Posted in: Paper and Pens, Reviews
foscam-fi9900p-1

Cloud based security cameras like the Nest Cam, Logitech's Logi Circle cam, the FLIR FX security camera and others are very popular because they are easy to setup, have a mobile app and don't require special wiring to use them. Then there are wireless IP cameras like those from Foscam that are also easy to [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Home and Kitchen, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

Years ago, in the early days of the iPad, there were few innovators who went beyond the basics of what Apple offered in their iPad cases - the basic folded angles that propped up the iPad at two angles for video or keyboard use. One of the few case manufacturers of the era to go [...]

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Posted in: Cases and Covers, iOS, Reviews
pivotalliving-smartscale-1

Half of my reviews start with me explaining how I'm trying to live healthier.....this review will be no different. The last year I've been trying to get into better shape in terms of weight and cardiovascular ability. The Gadgeteer has been very helpful with this; I've had the chance to review heart rate monitors, run [...]

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

Virtual reality headsets like the much talked about Oculus Rift are the next big thing in immersive entertainment and education. Feeling like you're really part of a game, "traveling" to new destinations without leaving your home and learning new skills from your couch are quickly becoming a reality. Just a few weeks ago, I read an [...]

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Posted in: Android, Audio, Video, TV, Geek Toys, Reviews
soundblaster-x4h-4.jpg

Here you see the latest headphones from Creative Labs, the Sound Blaster X H5 Pro-Gaming headphones. The headphones were recently released at Gamescon in Cologne, Germany. As with music the quality of the gaming experience depends a great deal on the quality of the headphones you use.  These head phones don't disappoint and will give [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Gaming Gear, Reviews
Bowers_Wilkins_P5_Wireless_8

It's hard to write anything new about the Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless headphone because so much of what needs to be said has already been said—twice! My review of the P5 Wireless is based on the P5 Series 2 which in turn was largely based on my impressions of the original P5. Sure, the P5 [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews
lumintop_toolAAA_09

A light source is touted by many as an indispensable item, not only from an emergency survival standpoint, but also from an everyday utilitarian one. While many of us (incluing yours truly) would like to carry a powerful light source with us every day, it just may not be practical. With flashlight technology improving every year, [...]

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Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews
Anker_2

Many people have more than one portable device that they carry with them. And whether they are smartphones, iPhones, tablets, Kindles,  iPads and even GPS units, one thing is for certain and that is that the device will eventually need charging at one point or another. But with all our running around and busy lifestyle, a wall [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
Mass_Fidelity_Relay_3.

Let’s talk Bluetooth—again. Bluetooth began as a convenient, but spotty and bad-sounding way to listen to music without wires. Today, Bluetooth has improved dramatically in sound quality and signal strength—although it can still occasionally have annoying drop-outs. It’s almost gotten to the point that wireless—whether it’s Apple’s Airplay, wifi, or the ubiquitous Bluetooth is becoming [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews

We Gadgeteers love our flashlights, don't we? Small and large, piercing the darkness like a searchlight or dimly preserving our tactical night vision, we love them all. I was recently sent my first Klarus unit to test, the AR10 rechargeable flashlight. It's a pretty straightforward torch, at first glance, but there are hidden superpowers within. [...]

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Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews
IK-irig-duopro1

  As a musician who is better in my mind than in person, I love gadgets that help make me sound better than I am.  Plugging my acoustic-electric guitar in is one way I can do that, and the IK Multimedia iRig Pro DUO is an excellent choice for doing this.  The unit is small, [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, iOS, Music Gear, Reviews