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

DualSaw Destroyer CS 650 review

DualSaw Destroyer CS 650-1

Although I am not a great handyman I get by. I know my circular saws from my reciprocating saws, my regular drill from my hammer drill, my sledge-hammer from my claw hammer. So when new ideas or technology comes on the market and we get a chance to review it I jump at the chance. [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews
brainstorm-bikejersey-2

Last fall I purchased a road bike so I could start getting my stamina up for my next belt test in karate. After procrastinating for a little over half a year, I finally started riding. Normally when I go out I am in my biking shorts and some sort of t-shirt, since I always thought [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews
Just Power Stick

For those of us old enough to have noticed, it’s amazing how quickly phones have transitioned from stationary devices to portable toys for the rich-and-famous to in-case-of-emergency gear to essential, inseparable extensions of ourselves. Along with that dependency, we've developed a primal fear of, running down our life-giving phone batteries. One of the many companies providing [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews, Travel Gear
JBL_Clip_7

No matter how portable all those boxy Bluetooth speakers are, they are still boxes that need to be carried either by hand or thrown in a bag with other stuff. Whether you are going on a hike or doing yard work,, you still have to pick up the speaker when you move around. But what [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
bumpies 01

When it comes to a minimalistic approach to protecting your smartphone, Bumpies takes the cake.  These stick-on plastic bits promise all-around protection with as little bulk as possible.  How does it work? Click all photos for a full size image. Exceeds Military Spec for Shock with ProDyn impact dissipating technology Reliable Bond with advanced removable adhesive Scratch Protection by elevating phone on [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
moosebrand-wallet-1

I've never done drugs or gotten high unless you count snorting the addictive smell of these gorgeous leather wallets from Moose Brand. Hand me anything made of leather and I automatically bring it up to my nose for a sniff. Ahhhhh... There's something comforting about the smell of leather - good leather though, not weirdly [...]

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Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews, Wallets