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We love our family room/den. It's the place to be in our house probably because it's a really comfortable room and most of our devices are in there: the Wii, the Chromecast, the Xbox, and our computer. One thing in particular that I have been wanting for a while is to be able to play our [...]

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Personally, I can't get enough peripherals for my desktop or laptop.  I needed a mouse that was small enough to throw into my bag whenever I went out, but nothing clunky.  Since I've reviewed other Rapoo products before, I grabbed the chance to  review the Rapoo 3300p Wireless Optical Mouse.  Let's take a look! Note: Images can [...]

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posted in Computer Gear, Reviews, Wireless

This Kickstarter project gives you the tools to turn any dimmable light bulb into a WiFi-controllable bulb.  You don't need hubs, and getting your house connected is as easy as signing the bulb into your router.  The emberlight is a screw-in base that you can use with any of your current light fixtures or lamps [...]

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posted in Home, Kitchen, News, Wireless

Many people who are integrated into the Apple ecosystem – or BORG, as I like to call it – would never think about buying a router from anyone except Apple, no matter how good or cheap another brand may be. I know, because I paid $200 for an Apple Airport Extreme. I wondered if I [...]

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posted in Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News, Wireless

I've avoided playing with "home" monitoring cameras because (1) I live in a tiny condo in San Francisco, and (2) my son is 8 now and we're past the baby monitoring stage.  I do have friends and family with small children, so I figured I owed it to them to stay on top of this [...]

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posted in Camera Gear, Home, Kitchen, Wireless

I decided that I would write this review with the product I’m reviewing, the Microsoft All-in-One Media keyboard, and I’ll tell you right from the start that it is likely the last thing that I’ll type with this keyboard. After several weeks of cramped typing at my desk, I’m really looking forward to getting back [...]

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posted in Computer Gear, Reviews, Wireless

Tablets and smart phones are a great way to carry and share photos; they have replaced those little photo albums called "brag books" that people used to carry in their purses or gear bags.  Many of these mobile devices have cameras to take photos with, but let's face it, the quality of those photos aren't [...]

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posted in Android related, Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Wireless

This week T-Mobile announced the latest tweak to their Uncarrier movement - version 5.0. The highlight of Uncarrier 5.0 includes a free 7-day test drive of their network (on a iPhone 5s no less). With supposedly no strings attached. And to sweeten the deal, T-Mobile is also giving its customers free music streaming that does [...]

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I realize that I definitely have a thing for nice input devices. I'm always on the lookout for a good keyboard and mouse (especially at work), since I type and sit all day long.  Recently I had the chance to review the Rapoo E9070 Wireless Ultra-slim Keyboard, so I took the chance since I already use [...]

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posted in Computer Gear, Reviews, Wireless

I really like the convenience and features of a hands-free Bluetooth headset, however, when I wear them I can't  get passed the stigma of the hands-free headset sticking out of my ear like a small USB thumb drive.  Nevermind the ones with a boom mic  protruding down the side of my face towards my mouth. Don't get [...]

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posted in Bluetooth Gear, Car Gear, Reviews, Wireless

PlantLink review

I wonder if there is a Plant Killers Anonymous organization out there. If so, I would definitely be a member. "Hello, My name is Kathleen, I'm a biologist and I kill plants." As a college student I studied mostly animal biology and didn't focus on plant studies. At the time I thought, "Seriously, what does [...]

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posted in Home, Kitchen, Reviews, Wireless

This BiT Busters video features a shoot out between an Aruba access point and a Cisco access point to see how well they compete when adding device after device to both APs. The loser gets shredded. Can you guess who ends up in pieces? This is an interesting video because I keep thinking about what [...]

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posted in News, Wireless

Over the years we've reviewed quite a few backup batteries for smartphones and other devices. These accessories come in very handy for frequent travelers who never know when they will have access to a power outlet to recharge their devices. But for the most part, backup batteries have just one purpose and that is to recharge [...]

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posted in Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews, Wireless

"Open the pod bay doors, HAL", "I'm sorry, Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that" is exactly what popped into my mind the first time I saw the CERA wireless portable speaker from Tego Audio. You may think that is a funny thought to pop into my head, but looking at the speaker and how its [...]

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posted in Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews, Wireless

It won't be long before the wire-line telephone system finally gets turned off.  Now would be a good time to make the move to either using your cell as your primary phone or, as in my case, move over to VOIP ( voice over INTERNET protocol ).  If you are a regular reader of The Gadgeteer, [...]

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posted in Reviews, Wireless

Boasting clearer vocals and deeper bass compared to the industry standard, the Encore Wi-Fi Music System from Grace Digital features a 2.1-channel audio system with dual 3” tweeter/midrange speakers and a bottom facing 4” woofer powered by a digital class D amp. This system is designed to connect to your Wi-Fi network for access to thousands of [...]

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posted in Audio, Video, TV Gear, News, Watches, Clocks, Wireless

I have had the opportunity to try many of the variety of Qi charging stands currently available - from the no-name flat plastic slab to the Brando stand to the Nokia 901 Fatboy pillow. While all get the job done and are nice enough, they are not very polished. The engineers at TYLT have taken [...]

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posted in Android related, Reviews, Wireless

Scratch Wireless review

A cell phone is the one tech item that almost everyone has.  It's the most useful daily tech item that everyone uses, but it's also one of the most expensive items to own.  A decent voice+data service will cost over $1,000 every year per person.  There are cheaper cellular services out there that can get [...]

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posted in Android related, Reviews, Wireless

I believe wireless is the future of charging our power hungry smart-devices. For those of us who already embrace this near hassle-free way of juicing up our devices, our choices of charger design is a bit limited. A majority of the chargers currently available are flat slabs of plastic that you lay your Qi-enabled device on. [...]

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According to Belkin's latest press release, they are introducing new WeMo products at the 2014 CES.  I've been using Belkin WeMo Switches to automate my lamps for months now, and they have worked flawlessly.  I wanted to use some of their WeMo Light Switches to control ceiling lights, but the wiring in my older home [...]

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posted in Home, Kitchen, News, Wireless