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Gadget deals – Save on an iPad Air, ASUS Chromebook, HTC One M8 and more

on Monday, September 15th, 2014
Posted in: News

Today we’re going to help you save money on smartphones like the HTC One M8, tablets like the Apple iPad Air, laptop computers like the ASUS C200MA Chromebook, desktop computers like the Lenovo Z40 mini tower, IPS monitors like the 24″ Dell UP2414Q Ultrasharp and more. As always, these deals and coupon codes are onlyRead More…

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The Nokero bulb is the “world’s only solar light bulb”

on Monday, September 15th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

I don’t know if this is the world’s only solar light bulb, but the Nokero Solar Light Bulb certainly looks useful for off-grid situations.  It charges its AA-sized NiMH batteries with a high-efficiency solar panel, and it can provide 6+ hours of 13.5 lumens of light from its four LEDs.  The bulb has a shatter-resistant polycarbonate globe,Read More…

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You need a custom-made wood dock for your new iPhone 6 Plus

on Monday, September 15th, 2014

WedgeDock, an Etsy shop, is offering a custom-made wood dock for the new iPhone 6 Plus.  Each dock is individually handmade in their small workshop in the USA.  It’s cut from a solid block of mahogany, and it has a no-tip design.  It works with the bulkiest cases, and it tips the iPhone slightly forwardRead More…

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Waterfield announces new cases for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

on Sunday, September 14th, 2014

The iPhone 6 is possibly too big for your pockets, and the iPhone 6 Plus is sure to be too big for any pockets not found on cargo pants.  Waterfield has new cases can solve the problem of how you’re going to carry your bigger iPhones with their new Spinn holster cases.  The cases areRead More…

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skydrop sprinkler controller checks the weather before watering your lawn

on Sunday, September 14th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Skydrop is a smart controller that connects directly to your lawn sprinkler system using WiFi. It can measure the soil conditions of your yard like humidity, temperature, wind, solar radiation and slope along with hyper-local weather data to help create a watering schedule that will conserve both water and money by preventing over watering. SkydropRead More…

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Reactions to Apple, nickels that point north, Martian watches and more – Weekly roundup

on Saturday, September 13th, 2014
Posted in: News

To help make sure that you didn’t miss any of our gadget related news, reviews or articles from this past week we’ve compiled a list for you. Click through to see the full list of news, reviews and articles from this past week. You can thank us later. Reviews Nock Co. Lookout, Sassafras and BrasstownRead More…

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Let Iron Man power your gadgets

on Saturday, September 13th, 2014

If you have a thing for Tony Stark aka Iron Man and also have a thing for gadgets, I have the perfect accessory to cover both. It’s the MARVEL Iron Man 3 Mark XLII (42) Armor Power Bank 5000mAh (Limited Edition) from Brando. Brando sent us an Iron Man inspired power bank that we reviewedRead More…

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Misfit Shine activity tracker app is now available for Windows Phone

on Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Of all the activity trackers that I’ve reviewed (there have been a lot!), the one that gets the award for the sleekest, most fashionable and most unique design is the Misfit Shine from Misfit Wearables. The Shine started out only working with iOS devices and then later became compatible with Android devices. Windows Phone usersRead More…

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Gear bags and accessories for the college student

on Saturday, September 13th, 2014

This post is brought to you by eBay. All opinions are 100% mine. My daughter started college this year, and we’ve discovered the type of backpack she used in high school isn’t working for her new environment.  In high school, she needed a giant bag to carry a ton of books.  She also had aRead More…

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Google Voice now officially supported on OBi VoIP devices

on Friday, September 12th, 2014
Posted in: News

Back in May of this year, Google had announced the end of support for XMPP based calling with Google voice.  With a Google voice account and an OBi device you can make and receive VoIP calls on a regular telephone, call internationally at low rates, and use premium features included free such as voicemail, call waiting,Read More…

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It’s easy to keep up with your glasses when you have a Lens Friend

on Friday, September 12th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News

The Lens Friend is a strip of silicone with magnets embedded in each end; when it’s folded in the middle, the ends grip together.  You can fold them over your shirt pocket, a collar, or your bag.  It has three 0.5″ loops on one end for you to slip one of the temples of yourRead More…

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The Seven Year Flashlight will be ready whenever you need it

on Friday, September 12th, 2014

The Seven Year Flashlight from Hammacher Schlemmer is a rechargeable flashlight that can hold a charge for seven years.  It has “specially-designed nickel metal hydride batteries that minimize power loss, ensuring reliable, full-power light for seven years on a single charge.”   It produces 200 lumens of light for 6 hours on a full charge,Read More…

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KontrolFreek wants you to play video games like a boss

on Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

KontrolFreek is a company that makes video game accessories that snap directly onto the control sticks for Xbox and PlayStation handheld gaming controllers. These add-ons are compatible with both the new PS4 and Xbox One controllers as well as older console controllers like the Xbox 360 and PS3. They are designed to improve gaming performance, accuracyRead More…

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Join the dark side with your own posable Darth Vader metal figure

on Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Posted in: Geek Toys, News

Star Wars geeks will love this one. It’s a 5 inch tall Darth Vader figure from Herocross made of a hybrid metal material (not sure what that means exactly) with over 15 movable joints. The figure comes with four interchangeable hands to give Darth different gestures, a lightsaber (of course) and a display stand. TheRead More…

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Get lost in the Maze of time with this new Tokyoflash Japan watch

on Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Posted in: News, Watches, Clocks

The newest offering from Tokyoflash Japan is the Kisai Maze Wood LCD watch.  These watches have a wood case and leather straps with stainless steel buckles.  The faces can display time in a maze mode (03:39 on the left watch, 05:17 on the right) or in numeric time; they can also show date.  The MazeRead More…

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CalypsoCase announces luxury iPhone 6 and 6 Plus cases

on Thursday, September 11th, 2014

CalypsoCase makes luxurious hand-crafted cases from the “best natural Italian leathers.”  The make 500 pieces of each design, and each is numbered with a serial number.  You’d think this would make these iPhone cases out of reach for the average buyer, but they are surprisingly affordable.  They have announced three new designs for the iPhoneRead More…

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If you own a pickup truck, you’ll have a dry, covered place to sleep in case of emergency with this Rightline Gear tent

on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
Posted in: Car Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

Well, the title says it all.  This Rightline Gear tent is bottomless, so you can set it up without emptying the bed of the truck.  It’s made of gray and orange water-resistant polyester fabric with tape-sealed seams (PU 2000mm), and it has fiberglass poles.  It has two gear pockets, a lantern hanging hook, glow-in-the-dark zipper pulls,Read More…

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The iPhone 6 was just released, and Brando already has a battery case for it!

on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Brando is already offering an iPhone 6 case with a built-in backup battery.  If you order now, you can have it ready to go on your new iPhone 6 the second you take it out of the box.  The 3000mAh Power Jacket for iPhone 6 is for the new 4.7″ version.  The protective case snaps onRead More…

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Phorce Pro is a 3 way convertible bag that holds and charges your gear

on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

The Phorce Pro is a briefcase that converts into a backpack or messenger bag. That in itself is not unique; we’ve seen numerous bags that have this ability to convert from one form to another. What sets the Phorce Pro apart from those bags is that it has a built in rechargeable 26,000 mAH lithium-ionRead More…

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Make sure you look perfect before snapping that selfie with this brush

on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, somebody comes along with something like this…  The Selfie Brush for iPhone 5/5s holds your phone while you snap a selfie, after first brushing your hair to look your best, of course.  This paddle-style brush works as a protective phone case, too, so you can make calls,Read More…

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Swivl makes your smartphone or tablet follow you around like a puppy

on Monday, September 8th, 2014

Swivl is a robotic accessory for your Android, iOS or DSLR that’s been designed to make lectures and presentations more dynamic. It’s actually a special base that holds your mobile device (phone, tablet or camera) that can pan 360 degrees or tilt 20 degrees as you walk around the room. A small handheld dongle linksRead More…

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Track your family’s temperature readings with the Kinsa Smart Thermometer

on Monday, September 8th, 2014

The Kinsa Smart Thermometer is a smartphone connected digital thermometer that is compatible with a variety of iOS and Android devices (see compatibility info). The name “Kinsa” comes from the words Kinder, meaning child, and Kin, meaning family. The thermometer is thin and flexible for comfort and plugs into the headphone jack of the mobileRead More…

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Sit comfortably in front of your computer, even if you don’t have a desk

on Monday, September 8th, 2014

Sitting at a desk while working on a laptop or desktop computer can be very tiring.  If your desk height and chair height aren’t right for you, you can get back and neck pain, and you can even develop carpal tunnel problems with your wrists.  You can take the desk out of the equation withRead More…

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Your dog can play fetch by himself with the iFetch

on Monday, September 8th, 2014
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

iFetch is an interactive toy that pitches a ball for your dog, or cat, to fetch.  You can even train your pet to retrieve the ball and put it in the iFetch himself for never-ending fun, though you should monitor play time.  iFetch ball launcher is made of plastic and metal, and it comes withRead More…

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IK Multimedia announces iRig Mic Field for iOS devices

on Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Now you can capture high quality audio for video and audio projects anywhere with IK Multimedia’s new iRig Mic Field microphone. This new microphone has been designed especially for Lightning-compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices and features two high-quality cardioid electret condenser capsules, 24-bit audiophile-grade A/D converter (with 44.1/48kHz sample rate), 115 dB maximumRead More…