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Amazon Fire TV, Ninja blenders, LEGO and more – Weekly roundup

on Saturday, April 19th, 2014
Posted in: News, The Gadgeteer

Did you miss one of our posts this week? We covered quite a few topics from Janet’s and my review of the Amazon Fire TV streaming video device, to Dave’s trip report when he and his son (the Gadgeteer Kit) attended a LEGO build challenge event and Mark’s news post about the Smartbean Bluetooth dongle. Read More…


nanoblock miniature building block kit giveaway

on Thursday, April 17th, 2014
Posted in: Contests, News

LEGO bricks are fun to build with, but if you want a change of pace, check out nanoblocks from The Ohio Art Company, makers of the famous Etch A Sketch. Nanoblocks are miniature building blocks that let you build detailed models that will fit in the palm of your hand. The folks at Nanoblocks is Read More…


How to find past product reviews and articles on The Gadgeteer

on Monday, April 14th, 2014

Since we updated the website layout at the end of last year, I’ve tried a couple different search plugins  that didn’t end up working very well, so I finally decided to go back to using Google’s search because it’s faster and works better than all the others I’ve tried. Here’s a quick tutorial that I Read More…


Gadgeteer: Show us your desk series – Elizabeth

on Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Posted in: Articles, The Gadgeteer

Hey everyone, welcome to my desk this time!  My room – er, I mean, office – has way more gadgets in it than these couple of photos show. I figure I’d stick to my main space to keep it short and sweet. 


YEZZ Freestyle Mobile smartphone giveaway!

on Sunday, April 6th, 2014
Posted in: Contests, News

YEZZ wants you to learn more about their line of unlocked Android smartphones and to help get the word out, they are going to give away one of them to one of our lucky readers. The winner will get to choose from either the YEZZ Andy 4 or the Andy 4.5. These phones are unlocked Read More…


Gadgeteer: Show us your desk series – Andy C.

on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
Posted in: Articles, The Gadgeteer

What does my desk look like?  I was afraid someone was going to ask!  There it is, in all it’s unvarnished glory.  Let me take you on a tour.


Gadgeteer: Show us your desk series – Ryan

By: Ryan Chapman
on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
Posted in: Articles, The Gadgeteer

My first computer was given to me in 9th grade, which was a laptop running Windows 98. Before that, we had rented a computer for word processing from a Nebraska agency, which ran Windows 95 and had a dot matrix printer along with it. Being one of the relatively young Gadgeteers, you may laugh at Read More…


Gadgeteer: Show us your desktop series – Bill K.

on Sunday, March 30th, 2014
Posted in: Articles, The Gadgeteer

When asked to participate in this series I was reluctant, actually I am reluctant, mainly because my writing area has been declared a mess by certain individuals in my household.  But then again, I subscribe to the old saying that “if a cluttered desk is evidence of a cluttered mind, what does an empty desk Read More…


Hop into Spring giveaway!

on Friday, March 28th, 2014
Posted in: Contests, News

I don’t know what it’s been like for the past 5 months in your neck of the woods, but here in Southern Indiana, it’s been one of the worst and longest Winters ever. Spring officially started last week, but we’ve seen snow and sleet since then. But I think I can see a light (what Read More…


Gadgeteer: Show us your desk series – Bill H.

on Thursday, March 27th, 2014
Posted in: Articles, The Gadgeteer

Recently, Julie asked for us to show our desks and what’s on them. With mine, there is not much to tell. I’m an art director by day and freelancer by night, so my desk is usually strewn with all kinds of junk. Add to that my passion for all things audio, and I keep pretty Read More…


Gadgeteer: Show us your desk series – Kathleen

By: Kathleen Chapman
on Sunday, March 23rd, 2014
Posted in: Articles, The Gadgeteer

I know that this is a series about each of the Gadgeteer members’ desks and what things we use to do our work, but since I have just started as a Gadgeteer, I will also show you where I do my homeschool teaching. To begin with, science and technology are in my blood, but so Read More…


Gadgeteer: Show us your desk series – Janet

on Friday, March 21st, 2014
Posted in: Articles, The Gadgeteer

I already told you about my spiffy elfa design-it-yourself desk.  (Check the related links at the end of this post to find the original post about my desk.)  Since I built that desk, I’ve moved to a new house, and my desk easily disassembled and reassembled at the new place.  It looks like it was Read More…

02) Bass, Keyboard and Microphone

Gadgeteer: Show us your desk series – Mark

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
Posted in: Articles, The Gadgeteer

Hi, my name is Mark Rosengarten and I have a problem.  It’s a gadget problem.  It’s an addiction and has been as long as I’ve been aware that there was such a thing as a gadget.  In fact, I have been an avid follower of The Gadgeteer since it got started, it has always been Read More…

LG desk-1

Gadgeteer: Show us your desk series – Larry

on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
Posted in: Articles, The Gadgeteer

So, Julie started this “Show us your desk series” and I thought I would add mine to the list. As you will see I don’t have the same amount of cool bric-a-brac that Julie posses, but then again she has been at this longer than I have . What you do get to see is Read More…


Gadgeteer: Show us your desk series – Dave

on Monday, March 17th, 2014
Posted in: Articles, The Gadgeteer

I have been a writer here at the Gadgeteer for over a decade. Hard to believe it has been that many years. It all started with a tech question in an email to Julie that led to her eventually asking me to join the team. I believe there were only four of us back in Read More…


Gadgeteer: Show us your desk series – Greg

By: Greg Carter
on Saturday, March 15th, 2014
Posted in: Articles, The Gadgeteer

I must say that I’m pretty satisfied with my workspace, having tailored it to my needs over six years as a remote home office employee. What you see above is the “electronics corner” of the room. The photo doesn’t include a massive (and messy) desk directly behind the chair; nor another corner with filing cabinets, Read More…


Gadgeteer: Show us your desk series – Julie

on Thursday, March 13th, 2014
Posted in: Articles, The Gadgeteer

Do you ever wonder where all the writing magic happens for the Gadgeteer news and reviews that you read on a daily basis? Do you picture us hunched over a keyboard in a Starbucks or a library somewhere? We want to give you a glimpse into how and where we get things done. This first Read More…


Saddleback Leather bag giveaway!

on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
Posted in: Articles, Contests

Gadgeteers, today is your lucky day to enter our contest to win your choice of one of three gorgeous leather bags from Saddleback Leather Company. We’ve been featuring bags from Saddleback for almost 7 years because their quality and workmanship is unsurpassed. They don’t offer a 100 year guarantee against defects in materials and workmanship Read More…


Help wanted – become part of The Gadgeteer team!

on Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Posted in: Articles, The Gadgeteer

Updated (02/14/17): Once or twice a year I post a help wanted notice asking for people to try out for a spot on our growing team of crazy gadget loving geeks. Right now I have 2-3 spots to fill. Are you one of them?


Starbucks Valentine’s Day giveaway!

on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
Posted in: Contests, News

Our friends at Starbucks want to help you celebrate Valentine’s Day by offering one lucky Gadgeteer reader a Valentine’s Day gift box that they can share with their #1 sweetie. Included in the gift box are 2 ceramic mugs, one Sweetheart 2014 CD with some of your favorite romantic tunes and two boxes of Starbucks Read More…


Gadgeteer state of the site address

on Sunday, February 9th, 2014
Posted in: Articles, The Gadgeteer

In the last couple of months you have seen some obvious changes to this web site. At the end of December we rolled out a brand new layout and at the beginning of this month we moved to a faster and more powerful server. I’ve been running The Gadgeteer for close to 17 years now Read More…


Spread the love Valentine’s Day Giveaway!

on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Posted in: Articles, Contests

How do gadgeteer’s celebrate Valentine’s Day? With flowers and a box of chocolates? Heck no, we celebrate with gadgets! This year we’re spreading the love with a giveaway of prizes that is sure to please almost anyone. It’s easy to enter, so what are you waiting for?


We’ve Moved!

on Saturday, February 1st, 2014
Posted in: Articles, The Gadgeteer

The Gadgeteer has moved to a new server. If you can see this post, your DNS has updated to our new IP address and you are viewing the newer and hopefully faster Gadgeteer.


We’re moving to a new server…

on Friday, January 31st, 2014
Posted in: Articles, The Gadgeteer

This is a quick announcement to let everyone know that we’ll be moving to a new web server with updated hardware, better performance and more file space. The move is planned for tonight or early Saturday, so there are a few things to be aware of. There may be a service disruption for a day or Read More…


EZ Buys Direct gift certificate giveaway!

on Thursday, January 16th, 2014
Posted in: Contests, News

Did Santa bring you a shiny new iPhone 5, iPad, iPad mini, Kindle, Samsung Galaxy Note 3 or other device? EZ Buys Direct wants to help you keep your new device protected from everyday wear and tear while also adding a touch of fun, style or whimsy. They are giving 5 lucky winners a $20 voucher that Read More…