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Buck Knives 941 Travelmate Kit review

on Thursday, August 28th, 2014

The next time I go camping will be never, but if you love that activity, the Buck Knives 941 Travelmate kit is a nifty addition you should consider adding to your camping kitchen gear. It packs a knife, fork and other tools in a convenient sheath that even prevents the spread of bacteria. Let’s take aRead More…

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Monkeylectric Monkey Light M210 and M232 wheel light review

on Thursday, August 28th, 2014

My son finally took up an interest in learning to ride a bike, so I’ve been looking into ways to increase visibility.  Bright clothing and reflectors are important, but a wild array of LED lights on the wheel?  This could be hard to ignore! (All images can be clicked for a full size image) WhatRead More…

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Did you know a donkey’s mouth is 20 times cleaner than most keyboards?*

on Thursday, August 28th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News

*That’s what the folks at AM Labs postulate, anyway.  There’s no data that actually quantifies and compares the cleanliness of the two, but you have a pretty good idea from just looking that your mobile devices and computer keyboards and screens have “schmutz” on them.  They have oil from your skin, dirt, dust, and grimeRead More…

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Let your tablet take a seat in this beautiful wood Desktop Chair

on Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Although BiteMyApple populates their store with successfully-funded, commercially-available crowd-funding projects for Apple products, the Desktop Chair v2 will actually work with most any tablet.  The Chair is made of “premium wood sheets that are cross-grained (layered perpendicularly) and hydraulic-hot-pressed to achieve maximum dimensional durability and precision.”  It’s bent and folded, and each end has aRead More…

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Gadget deals – Accessories for PS4, iPad, headphones and more

on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
Posted in: News

Sony PS4 Color Pack Pack of 4 Color Combo Protective Case’s For the Sony PS4 Game Controller for $5.67. 66% OFF SUPCASE Beetle Defense Series Full-body Hybrid Protective Case (with a Built-in Screen Protector). Dual Layer Design and Impact Resistant Bumper’s for $16.99. 66% OFF Audio-Technica These Audio-Technica Pro DJ Headphones are currently at 50%Read More…

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New series of Moleskine notebooks are compatible with Livescribe smartpens

on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Livescribe smartpen fans who also happen to be fans of Moleskine notebooks will be happy to learn that these two companies have teamed up to offer a new series of Livescribe Notebooks by Moleskine. These notebooks have Moleskine’s classic design features which includes ivory-colored acid-free paper, rounded corners, ribbon bookmark, elastic closure and an expanding inner pocket. Included in theRead More…

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New LG G3 Offers a Simplified User Experience (Sponsored)

on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
Posted in: Android related, News

New Smart Features Offer a Simplified User Experience This post is brought to you by LG G3. Boasting a revamped user interface and host of new features, the new LG G3 is the ultimate in smart technology. Unveiling the first 5.5­Inch Quad HD display announced in the U.S. market, Laser Auto Focus, Smart Notice andRead More…

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Bench Soft 2X USB Charging Cable for Android review

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Charging devices is one of the unpleasant and time-consuming tasks that we gadget addicts must endure, thanks to the primitive state of electrochemical energy storage.  While ultracapacitors have not yet set us free from the torturous charging wait time, there are products that purport to make that wait time shorter.  Bench Soft sent us thisRead More…

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Ladies, these boots are made for walking – and for holding your gear

on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News

The PURSE N’ BOOTS – EUROPEAN knee-high boots from Elizabeth Anne shoes are made of luxurious cowhide, and although they are made in a riding boot style, you can wear them for most any activity.  They are available in brown or black, in sizes from 5-12, and in slim, regular, and wide calf widths.  What setsRead More…

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Here’s the true secret to easily spreadable butter

on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

It seems many people are looking for the perfect method for buttering up their toasts and bagels.  Julie was disappointed with the knife that promised to use the heat of her hand to make butter spreadable that she reviewed yesterday.  As Julie mentioned, butter can actually be left out on the counter without refrigeration, butRead More…

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ScoopThat! and SpreadThat! self-warming ice cream scoop and butter knife review

on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

I love ice cream and I love butter, but what I don’t love is having to wait for them to soften and melt so that I can scoop and spread them. Is there a solution other than just waiting? Maybe… The self-warming ScoopTHAT and SpreadTHAT ice scream scoop and butter knife claim to solve theseRead More…

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Pyramid Distribution is now offering a Lightning cable that works as a sync/charge or charge-only cable

on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

A couple of months ago, we told you about a microUSB cable for Android devices that could act as a normal sync/charge cable, or it could protect your device from unwanted data exchange while you are charging at a public charging station and charge your device faster, as well.  Now Pyramid Distribution has a LightningRead More…

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Tempo wearable monitor for seniors helps you keep a discreet eye on your elderly relatives

on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Do you have an aging parent or relative who wants to live on their own, but you are concerned about fading health?  They don’t want to live with you or in an assisted living facility, but you’d like a way to know what is happening with them on a daily basis?  There are various monitoring devicesRead More…

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Venostech SideCar connects your phone or tablet to your laptop for multi-display productivity

on Monday, August 25th, 2014

Small laptops are great when you need something that is ultra portable, but the trade off is that they usually have smaller displays which ends up making you feel cramped and squinty. The Venostech SideCar is an interesting solution that doesn’t require any power and uses devices you already own to add additional screen spaceRead More…

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Pivos Xios XS Media Center review

on Monday, August 25th, 2014

There are a lot of TV set top boxes out there. The closest I’ve come to using one is using Chromecast or our Xbox for streaming various forms of media. That’s not to say that I haven’t been interested, so when The Gadgeteer was offered the Pivos Xios XS Media Center for review (an Android/XBMCRead More…

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This game not only improves your child’s memory, it helps him remember family members

on Monday, August 25th, 2014
Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News

I’ve heard of people who make little photo books for their young children that contain pictures of their family members who live far away.  The child may not see Grammy very often, but she’ll be familiar with Grammy’s face from looking at the photo album and talking with her parents about the pictures as theyRead More…

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The QiStone+ backup battery wirelessly charges any Qi-chargeable device

on Monday, August 25th, 2014

The QiStone+ charger is described as the only truly wireless power bank.  The charger has a 4000mAh battery that can keep your phone or other Qi-chargeable device powered up during your day.  You can even charge two devices simultaneously with the QiStone+ charger – one wirelessly on the Qi transmitter on the top of the powerRead More…

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This baseball cap will defend you against bad guys

on Sunday, August 24th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News

If you ever find yourself in a sketchy situation where you feel threatened by bodily harm, the Fab Defense “Gotcha” Cap Less-Lethal Self-Defense Tool may help you escape. The Gotcha cap looks like an ordinary cloth baseball cap, which comes in five different colors and has an area on the front to attach your favoriteRead More…

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Logitech Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Speaker Jettison Edition review

on Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Yes, another Bluetooth speaker.  Maybe I’m a grouch, or old fashioned, or something else, but I see very little use or need for Bluetooth speakers.  The only one I own is the a secondhand Jawbone Jambox, and I never use THAT.  Then I found out the Logitech Ultimate Ears UE Boom model was highly rated, so I thoughtRead More…

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Keep your unplugged power cords within easy reach with the Plug Out organizers

on Sunday, August 24th, 2014

If you have more things to plug in than you have outlets or if you just keep things unplugged to prevent power draw when appliances aren’t in use, you’d probably like a way to keep those unplugged cables in clear view and within easy reach.  These Plug Out plug organizers are silicone strips that adhereRead More…

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Dashcams, Android gadgets and more – Weekly roundup

on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
Posted in: News

This week we featured reviews about two different dashcams and news about interesting products like a three port USB hub for your Android devices, a special Belkin charger for Android devices and lots more. Click through to see the full list of news, reviews and articles from this past week. Reviews LG G3 Quick Circle Qi WirelessRead More…

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Loyal Stricklin Ruck Sack is so gorgeous (and expensive) that you might be afraid to use it

on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News

I don’t even like backpacks, but the Ruck Sack from Loyal Stricklin is so lovely to look at that I can picture myself hiking picturesque trails with it strapped on my back. These bags are handmade in a studio which is located in an historic train depot in Alabama. The ruck sack is made ofRead More…

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Walhub switch plate storage review

By: Greg Carter
on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

Do you frequently misplace your keys in your house or apartment? Share your keys with others in your household and need a common access point? Like to dump your keys as soon as you come in so they’ll be accessible when you leave? Leave outgoing mail near the door so you don’t forget to postRead More…

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Get ready for Oktoberfest with Das Can-In-Stein

on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Your barware might not include expensive ceramic or metal beer steins, but you can simulate the look with these Das Can-In-Stein beverage can holders.  Simply slip any standard 12 ounce can into the “scaffolding”, and you’ll have a stein, complete with handle and thumb-opened hinged lid.  Although it looks like pewter, Das Can-In-Stein is madeRead More…

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Stay alive and pop open a brew with SlideBelts Survival Belt

on Friday, August 22nd, 2014

I’ve watched the TV show Survivorman enough to know that in a survival situation, sometimes having the right tool can mean the difference between life and death. The folks at SlideBelts know this too. They took their already innovative no-hole belt design and are amping it up with new survival-type features in a crowdfunded Kickstarter campaign. In addition toRead More…