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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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Carry your MacBook, iPad, and other essential gear in this sleeve from Cargo Works

on Friday, July 11th, 2014

If you’re like me, you travel with a plethora of Apple products, but you’d like to travel with that gear in the smallest bag possible.  The MacBook Module Sleeve from Cargo Works can carry a MacBook Pro (with or without Retina display), your iPad, and iPhone, and still have room for a charger or aRead More…

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Ten One Design is having an art contest for tablet doodlers

on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

If you like to create artwork on your iPad, Android or other tablet with Ten One Design Pogo styluses, you should check out the 6th Annual Pogo Art Contest in honor of the company’s Pogo-branded sketching tools. The contest runs from July 7 through August 31, so you have plenty of time to get creativeRead More…

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Share files wirelessly to your mobile device from your camera

on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Tablets and smart phones are a great way to carry and share photos; they have replaced those little photo albums called “brag books” that people used to carry in their purses or gear bags.  Many of these mobile devices have cameras to take photos with, but let’s face it, the quality of those photos aren’tRead 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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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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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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Exercise enthusiasts really need smarter socks…

on Monday, June 30th, 2014

Do your feet hurt after exercising? It could be the way you land on your feet. How would you know how to correct that? Well, obviously you need smarter socks. The Sensoria Fitness Socks may be what your aching feet need. The material of the socks incorporates sensors that connect via Bluetooth to an ankletRead More…

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Charge your tablet with your lap desk

on Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Hammacher Schlemmer proports to have the only lap desk that can charge your iPad and iPhone simultaneously.  The desk has an easel to support your tablet and phone; it’s adjustable to nine different angles, so you can find the perfect viewing angle.  The legs are also adjustable to three positions, so you’ll find the perfectRead More…

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A minimal iPhone wallet for women

on Friday, June 27th, 2014

There have been many minimal wallets and iPhone wallets featured on The Gadgeteer, but they are usually for men or unisex.  This iPhone wallet is for women who can’t count on their clothing having a handy pocket to hold the iPhone wallet.  The Libby from Bandolier is made of pebbled black leather;  it covers theRead More…

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This case adds more than just a pretty face to your iPad mini

on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

The Pelican ProGear Vault Series Case for iPad mini is as versatile as it’s strong.  The case has rubber edge seals to block out rain, snow and dust; an elastomeric copolymer rubber interior to absorb impact forces; an optical-grade glass camera lens cover; and waterproof Gore-Tex membrane covers over the microphone and speakers to protect without impactingRead More…

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Control your child’s access to games and apps on their device from your device

on Friday, June 20th, 2014

If your child has his or her own Android phone or tablet, you might want to set some limits on exactly when they can access the apps on the device.  Using the DinnerTime parental controls app, you can set times during which the child cannot use any app on the tablet.  There’s a Dinner TimeRead More…

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“The Vessyl with the pestle has the brew that is true…”

on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Most of our appliances communicate with us now, so it was only a matter of time before our dinnerware did too. The Vessyl, created by a company called Mark One, is a 13 ounce cup that contains sensors which can determine the type of drink (including sodas, alcohol, smoothies, tea, coffee, etc.) as well asRead More…

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This multi-function iPhone 5/5s case can open a drink and store your data, too

on Monday, June 16th, 2014

Actually, the ReadyCase for iPhone 5/5s can do more than that.  It can protect your phone, as you’d expect, but it also incorporates a multi-function tool that has a can opener, screwdriver, and regular and serrated blades.  There’s also a your choice of a 4GB or 8GB flash drive that stores data and serves asRead More…

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Make taking selfies easier with Brando’s Quick Selfie Pole with Shutter Button

on Friday, June 13th, 2014

When using your cell phone to take selfies, you are limited by the length of your arm.  That limits the number of people you’re able to include in a photo, and you may find it hard to trigger the camera when you’ve got your arm stretched out to the limit.  With Brando’s Quick Selfie PoleRead More…

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Add some extra light on the subject with this iPhone camera flash accessory

on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

iPhones have decent cameras, and you can snap even better photos with the built-in flash.  That flash does have its problems, though, because it’s fired directly at the subject.  Photos can look harsh if you were too close to the subject, or they can be dark if you were too far away.  The Nova externalRead More…

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Snappgrip adds DSLR-like controls to your iPhone

on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

It can be hard to hold the iPhone steady while you reach for the virtual button on the screen or find a volume button to trigger the camera to snap a picture.  If you like taking pictures with your iPhone but you’d like controls that are easier to find and use, consider the Snappgrip iPhoneRead More…

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Use your iPhone as a remote mouse, a trackpad, or even as a media remote for your Mac or PC

on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Of course, you’ll probably find an actual mouse or actual trackpad easier to use, but at least having the option to use your iPhone as a Magic Trackpad or a mouse in an emergency situation could save the day.  With the Remote Mouse app, you’ll have multi-touch gestures, and you can even use the iPhoneRead More…

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iPhone gaming gone flat? Get the thrill back with the Junglecat iPhone 5/5S game controller

on Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Ok, so you could say I am a gaming junky when I am not writing or recovering from my various ailments. The one thing that has eluded me in my gaming is a decent game controller for my iPhone 5. Enter the Junglecat from Razer an iPhone 5 and 5S compatible phone case and gameRead More…

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Get more GOOOOALS with the miCoach Smart Ball

on Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Adidas has created the miCoach Smart Ball for young and adult soccer players who are serious about improving various dead ball shot skills (i.e. penalty kicks, goal kicks, corner kicks, etc.). The sensors inside the ball monitor statistics like speed, power, spin, impact points, and trajectory, which are then sent via Bluetooth 4.0 to theRead More…

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Give Dad a handmade leather case for his iPad Air for Father’s Day

on Thursday, June 5th, 2014

The Walden case for iPad Air from Pad & Quill is luxurious in its simplicity.  It’s handmade in Minnesota using Spanish bonded leathers in onyx black or whiskey.  The interior is available in a selection of coordinating colors, and you can choose an optional interior slip-in pocket, if desired.  The case is held closed by anRead More…

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This Lightning cable has beauty and brawn

on Saturday, May 24th, 2014

The AluCable Flat Lightning Cable from Just Mobile has slim connectors encased in aluminum for extra strength.  The flat cable is four feet long – one more than standard Lightning cables.  It’s Apple-certified, so you know it will work with your iOS devices.  It’s available in three color combinations:  black cable with gray connectors; whiteRead More…

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Drop protection for your iPad minus the case

on Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Two of my favorite things about the iPad Air and iPad mini are their size and style. Even though I’m more drawn to Android devices these days, I still really prefer the way Apple products look and feel. No one does product design like Apple. That’s why I never can figure out why you would ever wantRead More…

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Improve photo and video quality with the Olloclip iPad 4-in-1 Photo Lens

on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Someone once said that your best camera is the one you happen to have with you.  Sometimes your iPad is the camera you happen to have, and for some people, the iPad is the only camera they have.  The iPad’s back camera is pretty good, but it could be improved, and that’s the purpose ofRead More…

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Nutrition becomes easier with the Prep Pad smart food scale

on Friday, May 16th, 2014

If it’s time to get serious about what you put into your body, consider the Prep Pad from The Orange Chef Co. The Prep Pad is a smart food scale that pairs with your iPad and the Countertop iOS app to show the nutritional breakdown of food in a simple, easy to understand way. TheRead More…