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This is the most unique charging hub for the kitchen you’ll see today

on Sunday, April 20th, 2014

I’ve seen lots of attempts at creating a sleek charging station for the kitchen counter, but this is something I’ve never seen.  The TowlHub doesn’t take up any extra room on your counter, because it replaces your current paper towel holder.  It’s made of stainless steel with a weighted base for stability.  It holds any Read More…

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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…

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ZAGG introduces Auto-Fit keyboards for 7-10″ Android tablets

on Saturday, April 19th, 2014

The new line of Auto-Fit Bluetooth keyboards from ZAGG offers one-size fits all compatibility with a wide range of Android tablets from multiple manufacturers. The keyboards feature a spring-loaded cover that can expand to accommodate the specific height of the Android tablet. When inserted, the Auto-Fit keyboard turns the tablet into a pseudo mini laptop, with a cover that Read More…

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These light-up shoes are for adults

on Saturday, April 19th, 2014

If you walk/run, ride a bike, or do other outdoor activities at night, you need to make sure you’re visible to motorists.  There’s a lot of reflective clothing on the market, but they may not suit you for one reason or another.  With the PowerSpurz from 4id, you can add lights to your own shoes, Read More…

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Dual function pen and stylus from Levenger adds some color to your day

on Friday, April 18th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News

This simple ballpoint pen from Levenger adds a stylus tip, to make it even more functional.  The Chroma Lustra Stylus Ballpoint Pen is available in a few colors, but the blue and green colors seen here are currently on sale for only $19.95.  The pen has a solid brass body, and it measures 5-7/16″ X Read More…

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Aero-Tray allows you to maximize airplane tray table space

on Friday, April 18th, 2014

Traveling by airplane can be great for getting to your destination quicker than by car. I enjoy almost every aspect of air travel except for one – cramped seating space. I always feel like a sardine that has been crammed into a metal tin. It’s tolerable when all I want to do is play a Read More…

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Faveable provides gaming mice recommendations

on Friday, April 18th, 2014
Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

If you’re wondering which gaming mouse you should to go for, our friends at Faveable have compiled a list of awesome gaming mice to give you an edge while gaming. If you thought gaming mice are just for FPS games like Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite, Call of Duty and likes, think again! Today’s gaming mice Read More…

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New cases from Oberon Design turn your phone into a work of art

on Friday, April 18th, 2014

I’ve owned a few leather items from Oberon Design over the years, and I’ve found them all to be exquisitely crafted, sturdy, and made of quality materials.  I still have the first item a received from Oberon – a black leather handbag that was a Mother’s Day gift many years ago – and it still Read More…

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Why buy three accessories when one smartBandStand will do everything?

on Thursday, April 17th, 2014

The smartBandStand is an indiegogo project.  It’s an impact-resistant smartphone case with connector button, a fully-adjustable stand with tilt-screen feature, and an armband with Velcro or bungee-hook closure in one.  It will be available to fit various iPhone, Samsung, HTC, and LG smart phones; standard colors are black, white, or red.  It can stand on a Read More…

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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…

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Limited edition silicone Quasar watch from Tokyoflash Japan

on Thursday, April 17th, 2014
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

The latest offering from Tokyoflash Japan is the Limited Edition Kisai Quasar Silicone Watch.  The Quasar watch shows time as either a normal numeric format or as a pattern mode.  It has a silicone band and body with a inner metal casing.  It also has date and alarm modes, stop watch function, animation, and an electroluminescent Read More…

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Get your ears on, old school

on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Headphones, News

Instead of a Bluetooth headset or one of those old-fashioned telephone handsets, attach the CB Radio iPhone Handset to your smart phone for some Smokey and the Bandit fun.  It has a mute button that silences the other side like a real CB radio handset, so it’s not going to qualify as a hands-free device Read More…

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Snag a copy of “Best Android Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Opera vs. Dolphin”

on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
Posted in: Android related, News

Best Android Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Opera vs. Dolphin is a free 17 page guide that talks about Android web browser applications. In addition to Chrome (Android’s default browser) this guide looks at three other popular third-party browsers: Firefox, Opera and Dolphin. The browsers are graded on their user interface, speed, special features, standards and Read More…

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Save your MacBook charger with a Juiceboxx

on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

If you have a MacBook, you know the chargers have built-in cord winders.  The problem with the winder is that it can put a lot of stress on the thin cable where it attaches to the charger.  This stress leads to broken cables, which leads to purchasing an expensive replacement charger.  The folks at Juiceboxx Read More…

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Faveable focuses on cool gadgets with huge discounts

on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Posted in: News

Thanks for tuning in to another partnered posts from Faveable. Over the last couple of months, we’ve posted some collection articles related to gadgets and men’s stuff provided by Faveable.com. Based on feedback received, folks over a Faveable have decided to focus on discounted products at least once a week. This will ensure that you Read More…

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Clocks don’t come much more minimal than this

on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

The Wyzer Wall Clock is just a pair of hands – no numbers, no markers, and no face.  It’s made of PET plastic, and it measures 23.6″ in diameter.  It requires a AA battery to power the German movement, and you’ll have to provide your own battery.  You can use it as it is, with Read More…

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Turn any pair of headphones into Bluetooth headphones! The Smartbean Bluetooth Wireless Receiver

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

There seems to be a plethora of Bluetooth audio products out these days.  I had been interested in wireless headphones but the price has been a huge factor in why I don’t have them.  Battery life is also an issue…when you have a compact device, you are really limited in how long you’ll be grokking Read More…

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This gear bag goes from day to night

on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

Levenger is having a sale this week on their Carezza Day-to-Night Clutch.  Like the other bags that Levenger sells, these bags look like regular handbags, but they function like gear bags.  You can use this bag as a strapless clutch bag, or you can add the strap (25.5″ drop) and carry it as a cross-body Read More…

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Look ma no hands with the Hands Free iPad case

on Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

So, you have decided to take your iPad use to the next level and use it for working situations. If you’re in an office all day that’s no problem, but what if you are on the go or in the field a lot – how do you carry and keep up with it? The Hands Read More…

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Charge all your portable devices with this Lumsing battery pack

on Monday, April 14th, 2014

With the Lumsing 11000mAh 5 x USB External Battery Pack, you can charge up to five phones or two tablets simultaneously.  The 11000mAh lithium-ion battery holds more than enough power to keep a gear bag full of mobile devices going during your longest trip.  The five 5V USB ports output between 0.6A up to 2.1A.  The integrated Read More…

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Mark your baked goods with your name

on Monday, April 14th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

You work hard to make beautiful, tasty pie crusts, cookies, and other pastries, so you should be proud to have everyone know you made them.  With a Personalized rolling pin from ValekRollingPins on Etsy, you can have a rolling pin custom engraved with your name.  The rolling pins are made of beech, and they are Read More…

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Sunscreen for your laptop

on Sunday, April 13th, 2014
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

If you use your laptop outdoors for work or recreation, you may find it’s impossible to see your screen on bright, sunny days.  Throw a Pixel Sunscreen V2.0 in your gear bag, and you’ll be able to work outdoors, no matter how sunny the day is.  It’s made of polyurethane-coated nylon and ripstop taffeta, and Read More…

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Faveable helps you pick a compact smartphone

on Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Posted in: News

Are you in the bigger is better camp when it comes to choosing a smartphone, or do you prefer a phone that will fit in your pocket? These days it seems like manufactures are pushing the limits of how large a phone can be before it’s no longer a phone. That’s where the word “phablet” Read More…

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Keep your phone in your pocket – even while you sleep

on Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

I use my iPhone as my only alarm clock these days.  Combine being blind as a bat, early-morning grogginess, and not remembering exactly where I put my iPhone on my night table before falling asleep, and I have to do some serious fumbling to find the phone and shut off the alarm in the morning. Read More…

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An emergency kit for electronic musicians

on Friday, April 11th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Music Gear, News

If you are a musician using amplified instruments, a DJ, or the tech guy who sets the equipment up, you’ll want to have the Electronic Musician’s Emergency Adapters kit in your gear.  The kit includes a variety of adapters – male audio plugs, female audio jacks, and couplers in 1/4″ and 1/8″ sizes, cables, XLR Read More…