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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…

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Charge up to four devices simultaneously with this USB wall charger

on Friday, April 11th, 2014

The Sabrent 4-Port Compact USB Wall Charger can charge smart phones, tablets, and other USB-chargeable devices.  One port is rated for up to 2.4A to charge tablets quickly.  When you have multiple devices plugged in, the charger will balance power output at each port to keep the total load to 12.5 watts.  Has built-in over-current protection and Read More…

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Magically turn on your lights with a wave of your hand using the iON capacitive switch

By: Kathleen Chapman
on Friday, April 11th, 2014

You’ve just come home to a dark house and your arms are full of groceries. With the wave of an arm or hand over the iON capacitive switch, you can turn on (or off) your lights without having to set your groceries down! And for the germaphobes out there, you no longer have to touch Read More…

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Timbuk2 and TerraCycle join forces to create this messenger bag

on Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Backpacks, News

Timbuk2 bags have been featured on The Gadgeteer.  They make great bags to carry your gear or even your pets, and they’ll even allow you to customize your bag with special fabrics or color combinations.  For this new offering, they’ve joined forces with TerraCycle (a New Jersey-based business that makes consumer products from pre- and post-consumer Read More…

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Faveable helps you choose a laptop

on Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

Finding the right laptop for your special needs can be a very difficult process, especially in today’s market when there are dozens of brands and confusing specs to deal with. The team at Faveable have compiled a list of great laptop options to serve different needs. The list covers super-affordable Chromebooks, powerful gaming laptops, ultra-portable Read More…

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mophie’s keychain power reserve for iPhone and iPod

on Thursday, April 10th, 2014

I reviewed the mophie juice pack air case for my iPhone 5 recently, and I liked it a lot.  If you’d prefer to use your iPhone case-less but want to keep a backup power source at hand, you should check out mophie’s power reserve.  mophie packs 1350mAh of reserve power in a package only 1.50″ X 2.84″ Read More…

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Logitech launches the G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse

on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

If you are serious about your gaming. I mean REALLY serious, I’m not talking Angry Birds or Flappy Bird serious. Then you’re sure to drool over Logitech’s latest gaming peripheral. It’s the G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse, and it looks like a gamer’s dream gadget. This is a customizable mouse with the world’s first Read More…

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Brooks leather tool bag for bicyclists

on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

The Brooks Saddles Challenge Tool Bag was first designed and patented in 1896, and it’s been keeping bicyclists’ tools handy since then.  These gorgeous leather bags attach to the saddle of your bike with leather straps; the buckles of the straps are located inside the bag for greater security.  The strap that buckles the Tool Read More…

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Now they’re just enabling you: GabbaGoods #TheSelfie Camera Remote Shutter Release

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

The selfie craze has swept the nation, it has been determined that some people are even addicted to taking selfies.  With smartphones having front-facing cameras, I guess this phenomenon was pretty much inevitable.  Heck, I was taking selfies with my little Olympus Stylus pocket film camera back in the 1980′s, when I’d actually have to Read More…

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Keep your personal information safe with a Fellowes shredder

on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

This post brought to you by Fellowes, Inc. . All opinions are 100% mine. In the past couple of years, I’ve read stories about two medical clinics in my area dumping patient records.  They didn’t shred them; they just set boxes of records full of patients’ personal and medical information out by the dumpster behind Read More…

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Pamper your dry, itchy skin

on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

My hands are always drier than the desert, and the skin on my knuckles is usually cracked and often bleeding.  This used to happen to me only in the winter, but it’s a year-round thing for me now.  I slather on lotion, but it’s cold and stings.  The Heated Lotion Dispenser from Sharper Image will Read More…

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This 50 cent piece might help you escape from evil doers

on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

This coin from 5ive Star Gear might look like an ordinary Kennedy half dollar, but I assure you that it’s not. Go ahead, take a closer look… The genuine US coin has been modified into two pieces that pull apart to reveal a razor-sharp Japanese steel blade. This covert escape coin has been designed to Read More…

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Elgato announces their new Thunderbolt Dock

on Monday, April 7th, 2014
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

If, like my husband, you have a laptop that you plug into a monitor, connect to WiFi, and maybe attach a couple of USB peripherals, you’ll find connecting and disconnecting everything to be a pain.  At work, Butch plugs in a monitor, network, and a disk; when he needs to work from home, he only Read More…

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There’s a new Chromebox in town

on Monday, April 7th, 2014

Love your Chromebook as much as I do? Now there’s another device to use the super fast and browser based Chrome OS. ASUS has released a new Chromebox model, the M004U.   This nifty looking Chromebox has 4 USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit ethernet port, 802.11 b/g/n dual-band wireless, HDMI output, Displayport output, combo micrphone and headphone Read More…

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Keep Wil Wheaton at the TableTop

on Monday, April 7th, 2014

You know Wil Wheaton, right?  He’s an actor famous for playing Gordie in Stand by Me, Wesley Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation, and many more, including a slightly evil(er?) version of himself on The Big Bang Theory.  He’s also a writer and a gamer, and the host and co-creator of a web show Read More…

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Yellow Jacket backup battery case/stun gun for iPhone 4/4S and soon iPhone 5/5S

By: Kathleen Chapman
on Monday, April 7th, 2014

Now there’s protection for your phone AND you with the Yellow Jacket rechargeable backup battery case /stun gun. This case comes with a removable stun gun pack and provides protection for your iPhone 5/5S using TPE soft plastic (PC/ABS hard plastic on the iPhone 4/4S case) and doubles the life of your phone’s battery (1800mAh). Read More…

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YEZZ Freestyle Mobile smartphone giveaway!

on Sunday, April 6th, 2014
Posted in: Contests, News

YEZZ wants you to learn more about their line of unlocked Android smartphones and to help get the word out, they are going to give away one of them to one of our lucky readers. The winner will get to choose from either the YEZZ Andy 4 or the Andy 4.5. These phones are unlocked Read More…