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Get your ears on, old school

By: Janet Cloninger in Gear, Headphones, News posted on April 16, 2014 12:00 pm

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…

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

By: Julie Strietelmeier in Android related, News posted on April 16, 2014 9:40 am

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…

Save your MacBook charger with a Juiceboxx

By: Janet Cloninger in Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Crowdfunded, News posted on April 16, 2014 8:05 am

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…

Faveable focuses on cool gadgets with huge discounts

By: Julie Strietelmeier in News posted on April 15, 2014 4:21 pm

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…

Clocks don’t come much more minimal than this

By: Janet Cloninger in News, Watches, Clocks posted on April 15, 2014 12:00 pm

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…

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

By: Mark Rosengarten in Bluetooth Gear, Earphones, Headphones, News posted on April 15, 2014 10:00 am

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…

This gear bag goes from day to night

By: Janet Cloninger in Bags, Backpacks, News posted on April 15, 2014 9:00 am

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…

Look ma no hands with the Hands Free iPad case

By: Larry Geisz in Bags, Backpacks, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News posted on April 15, 2014 8:00 am

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…

Charge all your portable devices with this Lumsing battery pack

By: Janet Cloninger in Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News posted on April 14, 2014 12:00 pm

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…

Mark your baked goods with your name

By: Janet Cloninger in Home, Kitchen, News posted on April 14, 2014 9:00 am

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…

Sunscreen for your laptop

By: Janet Cloninger in Laptops and Gear, News posted on April 13, 2014 9:00 am

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…

Faveable helps you pick a compact smartphone

By: Julie Strietelmeier in News posted on April 12, 2014 12:00 pm

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…

Keep your phone in your pocket – even while you sleep

By: Janet Cloninger in Home, Kitchen, News posted on April 12, 2014 9:00 am

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…

An emergency kit for electronic musicians

By: Janet Cloninger in Gear, Music Gear, News posted on April 11, 2014 12:00 pm

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…

Charge up to four devices simultaneously with this USB wall charger

By: Janet Cloninger in Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News posted on April 11, 2014 9:00 am

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…

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

By: Kathleen Chapman in Crowdfunded, Home, Kitchen, News posted on April 11, 2014 8:00 am

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…

Timbuk2 and TerraCycle join forces to create this messenger bag

By: Janet Cloninger in Bags, Backpacks, News posted on April 10, 2014 12:00 pm

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…

Faveable helps you choose a laptop

By: Julie Strietelmeier in Laptops and Gear, News posted on April 10, 2014 10:00 am

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…

mophie’s keychain power reserve for iPhone and iPod

By: Janet Cloninger in Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News posted on April 10, 2014 9:00 am

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…

Logitech launches the G502 Proteus Core Tunable Gaming Mouse

By: Julie Strietelmeier in Gaming Gear, News posted on April 9, 2014 2:00 pm

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…

Brooks leather tool bag for bicyclists

By: Janet Cloninger in Bags, Backpacks, Health, Fitness, Sports, News posted on April 9, 2014 12:00 pm

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…

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

By: Mark Rosengarten in Camera Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News posted on April 9, 2014 9:00 am

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…

Keep your personal information safe with a Fellowes shredder

By: Janet Cloninger in Home, Kitchen, News posted on April 9, 2014 8:00 am

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…

Pamper your dry, itchy skin

By: Janet Cloninger in Health, Fitness, Sports, Home, Kitchen, News posted on April 8, 2014 9:00 am

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…

This 50 cent piece might help you escape from evil doers

By: Julie Strietelmeier in News, Pocket Gear posted on April 8, 2014 8:00 am

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…