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Cargo Works MacBook Air + iPad Sleeve has slim tactical style

on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

I like things that are simple and rugged. Add a few strips of MOLLE webbing and all the better. The Cargo Works MacBook Air + iPad Sleeves fits these criteria. As the name cleverly implies, it holds a MacBook Air in a neoprene zipper pocket as well as an iPad in a front flap pocketRead More…

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Don’t settle for a boring mouse. Get the full Spectrum with this Satechi mouse!

on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

If you’re tired of your boring white or black mouse but you can’t decide on a new color, get the Satechi Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse and get all the colors!  The mouse has an ergonomic design that’s comfortable in the hand, and it has 1000dpi resolution for precise mousing.  It may look white in someRead More…

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The latest Tokyoflash Japan watch uses its words to tell you the time

on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

Instead of interesting graphical displays, the latest Tokyoflash watch uses a word matrix to tell you the time or date.  The words needed to display the information flash on the face of the Kisai Kaidoku Wood watch, so you don’t have to learn to decode a pattern to tell the time.  As a matter ofRead More…

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Security goes tiny with the Safe+ Microlock

on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News

The Safe+ Microlock is a very small 2 digit combination lock (the combination comes preset and as far as I can tell, can’t be changed) with a 2.17ft (66cm) long wire cable that can be used to secure your belongings. When it’s not being used, it wraps up into a compact package that will easilyRead More…

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Turn any light bulb into a WiFi-connected bulb

on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

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 lampsRead More…

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Tailgate or camp with the comforts of home

on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

It hardly seems possible, but it’s only a few weeks until my daughter leaves for college – and that means football and tailgating season isn’t far behind.  And of course, it’s still summer, so it’s still camping season.  Why should you have to rough it while participating in either outdoor activity when you can takeRead More…

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ECOXGEAR gets tough and loud with the new ECOSTONE Bluetooth speaker

on Monday, July 28th, 2014

ECOXGEAR is well known for their rugged waterproof speakers and gear, have just released their biggest speaker yet, the ECOSTONE waterproof Bluetooth speaker. ECOXGEAR states that it is answering a demand for a tough speaker that can deliver a bigger sound. The rubberized shockproof casing protects the speaker if accidentally knocked into a pool or overboardRead More…

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This tiny Bluetooth speaker is big on design and features

on Monday, July 28th, 2014

The EDGE Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker and Handsfree Speakerphone is a tiny little cube that’s only 2.6″ on a side, but it’s loaded with functionality.  The 2″ speaker inside the cube produces 3W of sound for music, movies, games, and even phone calls.  A 3-hour charge of the  built-in lithium-ion battery provides about 5 hours ofRead More…

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Feeling too lazy to hold your tablet? Let the LazePad hold it for you.

on Monday, July 28th, 2014

Have you ever fallen asleep with your tablet in your hands and woken up when the tablet falls out of your hands and smacks you on the nose?  I have, more than I care to admit.   With the LazePad case, you can sleep easy without fear of a bruised nose or a bloody lipRead More…

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A jumbo name for a small product: the pocket-sized Elephant Steady iPhone video stabilizer

on Sunday, July 27th, 2014

I find as I am getting a little older, my hands just aren’t as steady as they use to be. Now for most things this is not an issue, but for shooting videos with my iPhone, this becomes a real problem. Elephant Steady, a Kickstarter project from ADPLUS Co., hopes to help the un-steady likeRead More…

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Here’s the perfect projection screen for the tiny, power-saving home theater projector

on Sunday, July 27th, 2014

If you are thinking about replacing your big, power- and space-hogging flat screen TV with a tiny projector like Chris Haynes did, you are probably considering what you can project the image on for the best picture.   You can just project it onto a white wall, but that doesn’t give you the best picture,Read More…

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Lasers, netcams, makerbots and big TV for tiny houses – Weekly roundup

on Saturday, July 26th, 2014
Posted in: News

Did you get your daily fix of The Gadgeteer this week? If not, you might have missed Dave’s review of the Wicked Laser Flashtorch flashlight, Andy’s review of the Belkin NetCam HD+, Smythe’s news post about makerbot 3D printers coming to Home Depot stores or Janet’s news about a black box that packs a lotRead More…

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Light up your tunes with Strobe earphones

on Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Do you sometimes feel lost in a sea of generic earbuds? Noma Strobe earphones are a way to stand out from the crowd. These earphones allow you to enjoy your music, take calls and issue voice commands just like most earphones. Where they stand out is that they also feature electroluminescent cables that light up andRead More…

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You want to dress like Captain Picard? Make it so!

on Saturday, July 26th, 2014
Posted in: Geek Toys, News

This jacket is as much like the original jacket worn by Jean-Luc Picard in the Star Trek: The Next Generation show as it can humanly be.  An original, screen-worn jacket that’s been preserved by a private collector was used as the pattern for this replica.  Synthetic fabrics were carefully color-matched to the original, and details, likeRead More…

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Samsung on the Level about beating Beats

on Friday, July 25th, 2014

It appears that Samsung has come out swinging in the “Let’s beat Beats” game. Say what you will about Beats audio quality (I do), you cannot argue with their marketing genius. They hold about 60% of the headphone market – which makes them a prime target. Samsung has released two new headphones, an earphone andRead More…

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Udemy probably has lessons for anything you want to learn

on Friday, July 25th, 2014

What do you want to learn more about?  How to program or start your own business?  How to take better pictures, decorate a cake, play a musical instrument?  How to dance or do yoga?  Udemy can provide you with classes on all these subjects – and many more.  Udemy is an app for iPhone orRead More…

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You can even cook in this emergency preparedness kit

on Friday, July 25th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear, Tools

This survival kit is expensive, but it has 25 life-saving items inside a box that you can even use to cook in.  The SOLKOA Survival Kit for Best Made is stored in an 18.75-cubic inch box machined from a single block of aircraft grade 6061 aluminum.  The box can be used for cooking or for boiling drinking water.Read More…

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Tom Bihn launches Aeronaut 30 Carry-On Bag, Night Flight Travel Duffle and more

on Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Tom Bihn, maker of travel bags and accessories that are designed smart and built strong in the USA, recently released several new items. First, the Aeronaut 30 Carry-on Travel Bag ($270, upper image). This is the little brother to the original Aeronaut 45 (as it has been renamed), and the numbers indicate their approximate volume in liters.Read More…

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Replace your big screen TV with a tiny black box

on Thursday, July 24th, 2014

My fascination with tiny houses and micro houses continues, and I saw a home theater system in one of the small homes that would work equally well in bigger spaces.  I was watching a video made by Derek Diedricksen for his Relaxshacks website in which he toured the small house built by Chris Haynes of TinyRead More…

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Protect yourself with the pd.id: Your Personal Drink ID

on Thursday, July 24th, 2014

My daughter is leaving for college soon, and I reminded her of two things:  1) She’s too young to drink alcoholic beverages, and 2) never drink anything at a party or gathering unless she broke the seal on the bottle or can herself and it has never left her hand and her direct sight.  TooRead More…

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Empty your Gringotts account for this game

on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Posted in: Gaming Gear, Geek Toys, News

I’m actually happy Harry Potter hasn’t officially been made into a Monopoly game, as it deserves quite a few more bells and whistles than the standard ‘opoly treatment.  Lack of an official product has given fans an opportunity to fill that void with extremely creative iterations.  I’ve seen impressive printable files on Pinterest over the years,Read More…

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Carry a camera tripod in your pocket

on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

You’ll always have a tripod when you need it if you carry a Bottle Cap Tripod in your pocket.  The bottom is a stretchy, rubber socket that fits on the top of most any kind of water or soda bottle.  The top is a standard tripod mount that works with any camera with a tripodRead More…

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Add a little bit of sunshine to your room with the Happy Sunflower Lamp

on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

The Happy Sunflower Wall Lamp will add whimsy and light to your child’s room.  The kit consists of a circular 10.8″ wall lamp with a face design on it and a collection of stickers to form the petals to turn the lamp into a potted sunflower.  (The stickers are easily removed.)  The fixture uses E14Read More…

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Record your travel adventures with the new Moleskine Voyageur notebook

on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
Posted in: News, Travel Gear

I always like to take my journal with me when I go on vacations so I can go back later and read about the things I’ve seen and done. I usually print out a Google map with the trip route and stops and glue it to the page that starts the trip. I also glueRead More…

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Home, home on the (extended) range

on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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 IRead More…