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Your child can learn about the world with the Little Passports sets

on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News

With these educational sets, your child can go on a virtual trip with Sam and Sofia as they explore the USA or the world.  Each month, she’ll receive a package with a letter from Sam and Sofia, maps, stickers, souvenirs, activities, and access to online activities.  The World Edition includes a suitcase and a passportRead More…

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JK Rowling has written a new Harry Potter story – wait, don’t get too excited

on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

I’m a big fan of the Harry Potter books. I’m not a crazy fan, I just really enjoyed the books and movies. So much so that I’ve yet to find another book series that I’ve liked better. I was bummed after watching the final movie because there would be no more books or movies toRead More…

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Your pet will travel in style with the Sleepypod Mobile Pet Bed

on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

Anyone who has tried to walk a cat on a leash knows there has to be a better way to travel with a cat.  People who infrequently travel with a pet in one of those plastic pet kennels knows that they aren’t all that great either because the dog or cat is often anxious atRead More…

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Use your smart phone or tablet as a remote shutter release for your DSLR

on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

I’ve purchased remote shutter releases for all of the Nikon DSLRs that I own.  Some are wireless, some are wired, but they all require me to push a button to get a photo – and that’s all it can do.  With the Triggertrap cable and an app for your smart phone (most versions of iPhoneRead More…

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NuNaturals sweet giveaway!

on Monday, July 7th, 2014

A few weeks ago, the nice folks at NuNaturals sent me an email asking if they could send me a sample of their latest stevia based product – NuStevia Cocoa Syrup. Stevia is a natural plant based sweetener that has zero calories and zero carbs. Since I’m a diabetic, I was very excited to try aRead More…

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Coca Cola fridge gives keeps your Coca-Colas cold

on Monday, July 7th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

In my research of dorm fridges, I’ve seen quite a few styles of small fridges.  This little Koolatron Coca Cola Can Fridge is one of the cuter models I’ve seen.  It’s not practical as a dorm fridge, but it would be cute and useful in your office or rumpus room at home.  It stands 17.75″Read More…

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Smarter toasters are hitting the streets – no, not the Cylons (at least not yet)

on Monday, July 7th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

It’s early in the morning. You have mouths to feed. The first round of toast comes out perfectly, but the second round? Burned! Grrr! Dualit has solved this problem. The Dualit 2 Slot and 4 Slot Lite Toasters are made with Dualit’s patented Climate Sensing Toasting Cycle technology. This technology detects the temperature of theRead More…

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Turn your kettle grill into a pizza oven with the KettlePizza

on Monday, July 7th, 2014

Earlier this year, we told you about a wood-fired pizza oven for your backyard that promised to make great pizza but cost $2700.  You like pizza, but you don’t have that kind of cash to dedicate to a large piece of equipment that can only make pizzas, you say?  What about a piece of equipment thatRead More…

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Your keys won’t be swimming with the fishes with the WaterBuoy

on Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Summer means swimming, fishing, boating, and other water-related activities for many people.  It’s good, relaxing fun until you lose something overboard.  With the WaterBuoy, you won’t have to worry about losing your keys, fishing tackle, camera, or anything weighing under 2.2 pounds.  With the WaterBuoy attached, your dropped items will float to the surface withinRead More…

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Magnets, flashlights, silicone wedding bands and a blanket in your pocket – Weekly roundup

on Saturday, July 5th, 2014
Posted in: News

Another week has gone by and in those last seven days we’ve brought you some great news and reviews including a review of some cool bullet shaped magnets, a unique flashlight that can be stored in a case that also holds three extra batteries, wedding bands made from silicone and a full sized blanket thatRead More…

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Dyson DC65 Animal vacuum for less than $500

on Saturday, July 5th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

If you really liked the Dyson DC65 Animal vacuum cleaner Julie reviewed in April of this year but were put off by the $600 price tag, then today may be your lucky day. QVC has the DC65 Animal as their Today’s Special Value deal, and they are offering it in red, blue, or purple forRead More…

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All Keyport Slides 2.0, including limited special edition colors, only $24 for a very limited time

on Saturday, July 5th, 2014
Posted in: Car Gear, News, Pocket Gear

Jackie Cheng reviewed the first version of the Keyport all-in-one high-tech keychain a few years ago, and he loved it so much that he bought another and then backed the Kickstarter for the second model.  Julie reviewed the Keyport Slide 2.0 when it was released last fall, and she still uses her Keyport every day.Read More…

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Firefly turns wheelchairs into 3 wheeled “motorcycles”

on Friday, July 4th, 2014

Rio Mobility’s Firefly offers a new method of transportation for adults and children who are confined to a wheelchair but still have use of their hands and arms. The Firefly is an electric powered handcycle that straps to an existing wheelchair that doubles the speed and distance of conventional power wheelchairs. It’s fully adjustable forRead More…

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You might not be able to control the weather, but you can control this cloud lamp

on Friday, July 4th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

This Interactive Cloud Lamp is more of an art piece than task lighting.  It looks fluffy like a real cloud and hangs from your ceiling like a small thundercloud.  It has interactive, color-changing Philips lights inside and a speaker system that can stream music from any Bluetooth-enabled device or produce the thunder that goes alongRead More…

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The new SCOTTeVEST protects your identity with RFID blocking

on Friday, July 4th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

If you’ve read The Gadgeteer for a while, you’ve surely seen a review of a SCOTTeVEST product.  Their clothing is designed to look sleek on the outside while storing a plethora of tech gadgets and the other gear you need for the day hidden in interior pockets.  Their new RFID Travel Vests are designed with theRead More…

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mophie introduces a space pack case for iPhone 5/5s with even more space

on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Earlier this year, we told you about the mophie space pack case for iPhone 5/5s that not only includes a backup battery that doubles the phone’s battery life, but also expanded the phone’s storage.  The original space pack cases added 16 or 32 GB of extra storage.  Using the iOS Space app, you could save extraRead More…

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Add a Bluetooth speaker to your lamp

on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

I have an iPad mini with Retina display, and I love everything about it except for its wimpy speaker.  I do like that it has an external speaker so I can – in theory – listen to sounds from the mini without having to plug in headphones.  In practice, I can barely hear the thing,Read More…

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LazyBunz are water floats that let you sit upright

on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

Summer activities often include spending time at the beach or lake enjoying the water. If you’re not a fan of inner tubes, swimming noodles, and life jackets as a way to float in the water, check out the LazyBunz water floats for adults. They are bright vinyl covered floats that are made in the USARead More…

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Kensington’s new KeyFolio Thin X3 keyboard can charge your smartphone too

on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

We review a lot of external battery packs here on The Gadgeteer. They come in all manner of shapes, sizes and colors, but they all suffer from one problem – they are just one more thing you have to carry around with you. One solution to this problem is to use gadgets that have aRead More…

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When is a flashlight not just a flashlight? When that flashlight is the new Capsule Task Light

on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

Now I know what you may be thinking, wow another flashlight and you may be right. The Capsule Task Light from Striker caught my eye not only for its design, but the accessories included with it. The Capsule Task Light operates on three standard AAA batteries, has an LED array that produces up to 60Read More…

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Fix a flat tire on your bike without even removing the tire

on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

We just found an inexpensive bike for our daughter to take with her to college, and now we begin the expensive task of collecting all the things she’ll need to keep it on the road.  I’ve been trying to find items for a tool kit that she can carry in her backpack, and of courseRead More…

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Cut costs and energy with Philips new PowerSensor displays

on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Posted in: Computer Gear, News

Philip’s has just announced two new PowerSensor LED displays that cut energy costs up to 80% by detecting a user’s presence and automatically reducing the brightness when the person steps away from their computer. This not only reduces energy consumption and your electric bill, but it also helps prolong the life of the monitor. TheRead More…

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Past meets future with the Qwerkywriter mechanical keyboard

on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

When I was a kid, I used my mom’s old Underwood typewriter to write my own stories and newsletters that only myself and my sister read. I loved that typewriter, fitting in a piece of paper, twisting the knob on the platen to position the paper, pressing down the keys and seeing the individual typeRead More…

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Freeze your own treats in these plastic zipper bags

on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

When I was a kid, my sisters and I loved frozen treats that we called Icicles.  There’s a similar treat available now called Otter Pops.  I’m not sure what those ice-pops were made from, but I’m pretty sure it was nothing but sugar and artificial color and flavorings.  With Zipzicle Pouches, you can serve yourRead More…

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Samsung Gear Live…WATCH for it!

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Smartwatches have been a dream of technophiles since the Dick Tracy days.  While they have not yet reached the dream of the standalone phone, what they can do while partnered with a smartphone far outstrips anything Tracy’s wrist gear aspired to.  Hot on the heels of Samsung’s Tizen-powered Gear 2 watch, the Gear Live watchRead More…