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Tailgate in style with these cooking appliances

on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Whether you want to have a nice spread for your tailgate party before the big game or travel in an RV, you’ll appreciate these Max Burton appliances.  They plug into a car’s 12V power outlet and prepare a meal as you travel.  The Digital Stove to Go (top, left) has a 1.5-qt capacity and reaches Read More…

RAVPower FileHub RP-WD01 WiFi file hub, SD card reader, and power bank review

By: Leah Hallett
on Sunday, September 29th, 2013

Do you want to expand the accessible storage of your tablet or smartphone but can’t because they don’t have an SD/microSD slot or USB port to do so?  The RAVPower  FileHub RP-WD01 3000 mAh power bank is a portable, self-powered WiFi file hub that doesn’t require any physical connection to your device.  The FileHub can transfer files via 802.11b/g/n or Read More…

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Eagle Tech Neptor 5600mAh portable battery pack review

By: Leah Hallett
on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Several times over the last couple of years, I’ve been left high and dry because my smartphone battery was so drained I wanted to “save” it in case of an emergency. There were still calls/texts/photos/global positioning I needed to do, but with no convenient place to recharge my phone, I was out of luck. That Read More…

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ECBC luggage charges your tech gear as you travel

on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Luggage is a necessary part of travel, but you might as well have it doing something beneficial for you while you lug it around.  These new bags in EBCB‘s  High Tech Rolling Luggage Collection all feature ECBC’s “FastPass system, a ‘TSA compliant’ front zippered flap that keeps all your electronic gear secured in a high-density Read More…

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Make the friendly skies friendlier with the Inflight Cup Holder

on Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Are you a regular flyer? Do you like to carry your coffee or drink onto your flight? Do you struggle with a place to put that coffee or drink during boarding or take off? If so, the Inflight Cup Holder by Hallere Design may be the solution you are looking for. The Inflight Cup Holder Read More…

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Nap comfortably anywhere with this pillow

on Friday, July 19th, 2013

The NapAnywhere pillow is a Kickstarter project developed by Ravi Shamaiengar, a medical doctor who was tired of the stiff, painful neck that resulted when he slept during travel.  He found those U-shaped pillows just didn’t offer the neck and head support that was needed for sleeping upright, so he says: “Using my knowledge of Read More…

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LederMann Extra Large Bridle Leather Travel Bag review

on Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

During my tenure here at The Gadgeteer, I have had the good fortune to review many high-quality bags and accessories from around the world, many of them leather and handmade by artisans from Italy to Argentina. I have taken a critical look at so many bags, I like to think of myself as a connoisseur of Read More…

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Keep your dog hydrated when you travel

on Monday, July 1st, 2013

We always take our dog, Teddy, along when we travel.  He’s an anxious little guy, and his car seat is next to a window (won’t fit anywhere else in the car) so he’s always in the sun.  Those two things, combined with his heavy coat, keep him a little overheated as we ride along.  We Read More…

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Iron Man Power Pack review

on Thursday, June 20th, 2013

I am a gadget guy, so I am always in need of a power source.  I have gadgets of all shapes and sizes which of course need to be charged.  So my eyes are always peeled for a portable power source.  So when I spotted the Iron Man Power Pack (hereafter referred to as the Read More…

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Father’s Day gift idea – RFID-blocking passport case

on Monday, June 3rd, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News, Travel Gear

If Dad’s an international traveler, he could probably use a travel documents organizer to make navigating customs easier.  This organizer from Travelon has the added bonus of protecting his passport from unauthorized RF scanning.  The RFID-blocking Safe ID Ripstop Boarding Pass Neck Wallet measures just  5.5″ x 4.5″ x 0.5″ when folded, and it comes with a Read More…

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Philips Norelco Multigroom Pro review

on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

I shave my face daily and the top of my head weekly. That is about it when it comes to personal grooming (although my wife might argue that my ear hair should be attended to more often). Add in the fact that occasionally I have to be away on travel for extended periods of time, Read More…

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Relive that golden age of air travel with the Pan Am 70′s Original Vintage-Style Tote Bag

on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

I know there will be some folks out there who, like me, still remember when leisure suits were cool, disco was the rage, and Pan Am ruled the air. And like me, we long for the simpler times when flying was a pleasant adventure and not a mundane task. Those days may never be back, Read More…

The Just Mobile Gum Duo has two USB ports - one 1 Amp and one 2.4 Amps.

Just Mobile Gum Max Duo review

on Thursday, April 25th, 2013

A new entrant into the crowded field of portable power supplies has recently arrived from a trusted mobile vendor – Just Mobile.  It sports some unique features without missing any of the standard items. The Gum Max Duo (GMD) is Just Mobile’s  top-of-the-line USB charger, and it packs quite a wallop: 11.2 Amp/hours of power! Let’s Read More…

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Henty Wingman review

on Monday, April 22nd, 2013

When you need to travel with a clean shirt or suit – whether it be by bike, walking or airplane – the big problem is keeping your clothes neat and pressed.  Whether I’ve folded them into a carry bag or put them into a traditional suit bag, my first job when I get to my Read More…

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The Daypack from Heimplanet is a convertible carrier

on Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Need a versatile bag to carry your odds and ends to work or even on an outdoor adventure? The Daypack from Heimplanet might provide the solution you are looking for. The Daypack can be converted from a backpack to messenger-style bag by stowing the backpack strap inside a zippered compartment on the back of the Read More…

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Globalgig mobile hotspot review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

When planning a vacation, one of the key features I look for in a hotel is whether or not they have WiFi internet access. In Europe, I once had to resort to a McDonald’s to send an email to my family. Nowadays, while there are different mobile hotspots you can use in the USA, you Read More…

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Travel light with the RichardSolo Wall and Car Combo Charger Pro

on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
Posted in: Car Gear, Gear, News, Travel Gear

RichardSolo has a great addition to your travel gear.  Their Wall and Car Combo Charger Pro looks like a regular USB wall charger.  It has a single USB port that provides up to 2.1A for fast charging of tablets as well as phones.  It takes 100/240V input, which means you’ll be able to use it internationally Read More…

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Eton FRX3 American Red Cross Emergency Radio review

on Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Unless I’m in the car, I don’t listen to terrestrial, broadcast radio anymore.  At work I have satellite radio, and at home it’s an iPod in a dock.  I haven’t had a dedicated “AM/FM” radio in ages, but since I live in earthquake country (San Francisco Bay Area), I’m overdue.  Thank goodness the Eton FRX3 Read More…

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XPAL Power SpareOne Emergency Phone review

on Sunday, March 17th, 2013
Posted in: Reviews, Travel Gear

Ever wish you had a backup cell phone, or wish you had a spare laying around “just in case”?  The SpareOne Emergency Phone by XPAL Power just might be the thing for you.  The SpareOne Emergency Phone is a lightweight GSM phone that is powered by a single AA battery with a staggering 15 year Read More…

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Worried about dents in your new luggage? Don’t with Crash Baggage

on Saturday, March 16th, 2013

In a world of careless baggage handlers, damage to your luggage is not uncommon. Crash Baggage has introduced a line of luggage that takes the worry out of dings and dents by pre-molding them into the their luggage line. Crash Baggage markets this unique feature as a way to easily identify your luggage as well Read More…

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TSA relaxes ban on knives and sharp sticks on planes

By: Paul Grunwald
on Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Though you still can’t carry your complete Zombie Apocalypse toolkit with you on a plane (my personal favorite, the Dead On Annihilator Superhammer is shown), as of April 25th, 2013, the TSA is changing the rules on small pocketknives, toy bats, ski poles, hockey and lacross sticks, pool cues, and golf clubs. Now, if I Read More…

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Wallet-sized ChargeCard cable now available.

on Monday, March 4th, 2013

Last July, Julie told us about a crowd-funding project for a charging cable that could be carried in a credit-card slot in your wallet.  That project was very successfully funded at more than 3 times the goal, and now the ChargeCard is ready for shipping to the general public.  BiteMyApple, a website that sells only Read More…

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Titanium Escape Ring review

on Monday, March 4th, 2013

(Cue the Mission Impossible theme) You never know when you’ll find yourself in some third-world nation, taking the wrong turn down a dark alley only to find yourself gagged, bagged, and cuffed in an old abandoned warehouse… these things happen. Scenario aside, there are manufacturers who create hidden tools engineered to get you out of Read More…

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The Solid Gray Backpack – A backpack even a Storm Trooper would wear

on Monday, March 4th, 2013

I may be the only one, but I love gadgets and gear that look like they could have been used in my favorite “Sci Fi” movies.  The Solid Gray Backpack is one of those products, and I’m  thinking of Star Wars. Made from polypropene block copolymer, the backpack measures 19.7 X 12.6 X 7.9 inches Read More…

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Get your mobile java on with Nomad, The Go Everywhere Espresso Machine

on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Out camping and need that espresso fix, but can’t find a coffee shop? Nomad, The Go Everywhere Espresso Machine, a Kickstarter project from UniTerra, can solve that problem. Nomad is a portable hand-pumped espresso machine that is small and sturdy enough to carry almost anywhere. To use the Nomad, you add hot water to the water Read More…