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Drummerz Drumsticks – Create a beat that anyone can march to

on Friday, May 17th, 2013

As someone who loves music, is a wannabe musician, iPad mini owner and The Gadgeteer, I love any gadgets or apps that allow me turn my tablet into a musical instrument. We’ve seen apps that convert your iPad into a piano, guitar, ukulele and even a drum set. Using your fingers to play piano, guitar Read More…


Archos introduces the ChefPad, an Android tablet especially for cooking enthusiasts

on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

The ChefPad from Archos is a full-featured Android tablet that’s been pre-loaded with the best apps for cooking enthusiasts.  The tablet has a dual-core 1.6GHz CPU, a quad-core GPU, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB capacity (expandable via microSD card) and is powered by Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).  It also has a 9.7” 1024 X 768 capacitive screen, 2MP Read More…


Nyon Estylo stylus review

on Saturday, May 4th, 2013

When you’re in the product review biz like we are around here, you know there are going to be some lemons mixed in with the diamonds. But it’s even more disappointing when you spend your own money on something and it turns out to be a dud. That’s what happened to me when I recently Read More…


iPad iBed stand let’s you enjoy breakfast in bed with your tablet

on Tuesday, April 30th, 2013

Now you can safely enjoy breakfast in bed while reading the newspaper on your iPad.  The Kikkerland iPad iBed Stand looks like a lapdesk with a padded bottom, but it has a slot that acts as an iPad stand.  You can use the rest of the desk to hold your Sunday breakfast, papers, or even Read More…


HP Slate 7 Android tablet now available

on Sunday, April 28th, 2013

  HP has just released its 7″ Android tablet in the US – the Slate 7.  It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and features an ARM Cortex-A9 Dual-Core (1.6 GHz) processor, 8GB internal memory, 1GB DDR3 SDRAM, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 1024 x 600 screen.  It has a front-facing (VGA) webcam and a 3MP rear-facing webcam. A microSD Read More…


Nantucket Mini Easel from Levenger

on Monday, April 8th, 2013

Levenger has developed an impressive line of iPad accessories, and they’ve been expanding their line to include some accessories designed specifically for the smaller iPad mini.  Their new Nantucket Mini Easel Stand for the iPad mini is sized to be just right for the smaller iPad, other small tablets, or even a smart phone.  It’s Read More…


WHITE STONE The Stylus ARCPEN review

on Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Trying to choose your perfect stylus is a tough task due to the huge variety of capacitive styluses to choose from. There are tiny ones like the MicroStylus that stores in your device’s headphone jack to long ones like the Joy Factory Monet Stylus that looks more like a drumstick than a stylus. I think the Read More…


Octa’s Monkey Tail iPad stand is now available at

on Monday, April 1st, 2013

Remember the Octa TabletTail Vacuum Dock and Whale Tail stand (see related reviews)?  They have another TabletTail kit available, the MonkeyTail, and it’s available now at  ( only sells successfully-funded former Kickstarter projects that have made it into production.)  Just like the WhaleTail kit, the MonkeyTail and the vacuum dock work with most tablets. Read More…


Start playing your PC games on a tablet with the Razer Edge

By: Ryan Chapman
on Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Razer has been known for years for their gaming peripherals. However, at CES 2013, Razer debuted something completely different: the Razer Edge gaming system. Designed specifically for PC gamers, the Razer Edge is a tablet that is capable of playing the latest PC games. It runs Windows 8, which means you get a fully-functioning 10-inch Read More…


Get a free Nook Simple Touch with the purchase of the Nook HD+

on Monday, March 25th, 2013

If you’re looking to buy a Nook HD+ tablet from Barnes & Noble, now is the time to do it.  Until 3/31/13, you’ll receive a free Nook Simple Touch eBook reader with the purchase of a Nook HD+.  The Simple Touch is normally $79.  This offer is valid for both the 16GB Nook HD + Read More…


Levenger’s Pocquettes iPad mini Travel Case

on Monday, March 25th, 2013

Levenger is offering another beautiful entry in their line of tech cases.  The Pocquettes iPad mini Travel Case is made of textured full-grain leather.  If it’s anything like my Pocquette’s checkbook cover, the leather is buttery soft but strong.  The case measures 7.5″ wide X 9″ tall X 0.5″ thick. It has two zippered pockets on Read More…

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Tech meets fashion with the Flaxus wearable mobile device stylus

on Monday, March 18th, 2013

Do you like to use a stylus with your mobile devices but never have one handy? Do you like to look hip and trendy? Do you like your accessories to be functional as well as fashionable? Then the Flaxus by AEGLO, a current Kicksarter project may be just the stylus for you. The Flaxus combines Read More…


Let Dora or SpongeBob protect your Kindle Fire while the kiddies play

on Friday, March 15th, 2013

I’ve seen lots of accessories designed to protect an iPad while children use it, but this is the first accessory I’ve seen for the Kindle Fire tablet.  Amazon has two versions of the Inflatable Play Cube for Kindle Fire – Dora the Explorer or SpongeBob SquarePants.  These cubes weigh about 2 pounds, and they inflate Read More…


MobileFun Ultimate Nexus 7 Accessory Pack review

on Friday, March 8th, 2013

With the exception of my cellphone, no other gadget spends more time in my hand than my Nexus 7. I use it for gaming, email, web surfing, social media engagement, music, videos, RSS reader, Skyping, and as a bedtime alarm clock. I am always looking for accessories for it.  Kinda like those people who are Read More…


The Griffin Mouth Stick Stylus makes tablets more accessible to those with manual disabilities

on Friday, March 1st, 2013

I love hearing about how differently-abled people are able to use and benefit from iPads and other tablets.  My own family found how useful the iPad was after one of my relatives had a stroke (see related posts).  My relative had partial movement in his left arm and full use of his right, so he Read More…


GearZap Nexus 7 Case-Compatible Desktop Sync and Charge Cradle review

on Thursday, February 28th, 2013

My favorite gadget right now is my Nexus 7 tablet.  I don’t go too many places without it, because it has become a natural extension of my work and my leisure. And so, I am always on the lookout for accessories for it.  But all accessories are not created equal, as you know.  When GearZap Read More…


White Stone ARCPEN – Handmade luxury stylus

on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

The White Stone ARCPEN is a handmade solid wood stylus for capacitive touch screens. It has a luxury high-end look and is available in 3 finishes including Bubinga, Maple Cherry and Maple White with an ergonomic chrome plated grip and a silicone tip. Included with the stylus is a leather case that will protect it when it Read More…


HP announces the Slate 7, their new 7″ Android tablet

on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

The Slate 7 is the newest Android tablet from HP.  The Slate 7 has a “fully-featuered” 7″ screen and front and rear cameras.  The back is made of painted stainless steel, which probably explains why this small tablet weighs 13 ounces.  This tablet runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), and as HP says, it’s capable of running Read More…

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FocalPrice Portable Plastic Fold-UP Stand review

on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

I like to travel. When I travel, I am almost never without my iPad and various accessories (cables, headphones, keyboard). The one thing I have yet to find is a portable stand that is not only lightweight but robust enough to stand up to the rigors of my travel. The Portable Fold-UP Stand from FocalPrice Read More…


Williams-Sonoma Smart Tools tablet stand and Bluetooth speaker

on Thursday, February 21st, 2013

If you use your tablet in your kitchen while making recipes, watching cooking lessons, or just listening to music, you are aware of the challenges of using it while keeping it protected.  Williams-Sonoma offers three items in their Smart Tools line which they have designed to make it easy to use your tablet in a Read More…

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Armed for action, the Spiderpodium Tablet keeps your tablet device secure

on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

What has eight arms and holds your tablet? If you answered the Spiderpodium Tablet by Breffo you would be right. The Spiderpodium Tablet is the big brother to the original Spiderpodium designed to hold handheld devices. This stand utilizes its eight flexible rubber coated steel arms to hold your tablet devices securely at just about Read More…


Octa TabletTail Vacuum Dock and WhaleTail Kit for tablets and eReaders review

on Sunday, January 27th, 2013

When I first saw the Octa stand last year, I thought it was cute and whimsical.  Many gadget accessories are very serious and seem to be designed to fit into the most sedate business environment.  When designers do decide to mix it up, it’s often just to offer a brighter color in the same overall Read More…


The Wedge stand also keeps your screen clean

on Friday, January 18th, 2013

The Wedge from ToddyGear is a multipurpose gadget.  It’s a microfiber screen cleaner – plush on one side to clean your screen and silky on the other side to polish the screen.  It even has a antimicrobial agent to prevent growth of mold and mildew.  This little beanbag can also serve as a stand for Read More…


IPEVO Telescoping Stylus review

on Sunday, January 13th, 2013

I’m a heavy iPad user and always carry it around with me during meetings for when I need to pull up a document to show the employees.  Most of the time I just prop up the iPad and point to a chart.  The problem with that is that it leaves a whole bunch of ugly Read More…


Tablet bag for women from Vera Bradley

on Friday, January 11th, 2013

    Over the past couple of years, Vera Bradley has been expanding their Tech line of bags and accessories for gadgets.  They’ve just introduced the Tablet Hipster, a variation of their popular Hipster bag.  The Tablet Hipster has a dedicated pocket in front to hold a tablet, and a center zipper compartment to hold Read More…