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IK Multimedia announces iRig Mic Field for iOS devices

on Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Now you can capture high quality audio for video and audio projects anywhere with IK Multimedia’s new iRig Mic Field microphone. This new microphone has been designed especially for Lightning-compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch devices and features two high-quality cardioid electret condenser capsules, 24-bit audiophile-grade A/D converter (with 44.1/48kHz sample rate), 115 dB maximumRead More…

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Nock Co. Lookout, Sassafras and Brasstown pen cases review

on Sunday, September 7th, 2014
Posted in: Cases, Covers, Reviews

We’re fans of all manner of writing instruments as well as accessories to carry and organize them here at The Gadgeteer. When I stumbled upon the Nock Co.’s pen cases during their crowdfunded Kickstarter campaign a while back, I was immediately interested in their styling and utility—they reminding me of Tom Bihn’s excellent travel items inRead More…

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This backpack holds an already assembled emergency preparedness kit

on Sunday, September 7th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Gear, News

The Catastrophe Backpack from Herrington is equipped to help you withstand a disaster or to help you assist in recovery efforts.  It has 14 pockets and sleeves that come loaded with a lot of gear:  poncho; thermal blanket; respirator mask; personal hygiene and medical first aid kits; signal mirror and whistle; compass and magnifying glass;Read More…

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Volkswagen, Garmin, Belkin, Philips and more – Weekly roundup

on Saturday, September 6th, 2014
Posted in: News

To help make sure that you didn’t miss any of our gadget related news, reviews or articles from this past week we’ve compiled a list for you. Click through to see the full list of news, reviews and articles from this past week. You can thank us later. Reviews SunJack Phone portable solar charger reviewRead More…

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Moto Hint is a Bluetooth headset that doesn’t make you look like a tool or does it?

on Saturday, September 6th, 2014
Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, News

Earlier this week Motorola took the wraps off two new smartphones and the Moto 360 smartwatch, but the new device that caught my interest the most is the Motorola Hint Bluetooth headset. This is the first headset that I’ve seen in a very long time that I’d actually consider wearing – in public. That’s becauseRead More…

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Play games on your smartphone using only your breath

on Saturday, September 6th, 2014

Do you play games on your smartphone to relax and de-stress? The Zenytime Puck is a small handheld Bluetooth gadget that pairs with your iOS or Android smartphone and is used like a joystick to play games – but instead of manipulating it with your hands, you breath into it. No, I’m not kidding. TheRead More…

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Balls of Steel with Arctic Core review

on Saturday, September 6th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

About a year and a half ago I reviewed a set of Balls of Steel, a drink cooler with a snappy name and ties to testicular cancer research; fifteen percent of their net profits are donated towards the cause.  They recently reached out again to ask if I’d like to review their version 2.0–Balls ofRead More…

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Matt Ferguson’s Star Wars Trilogy on sale for a very limited time

on Saturday, September 6th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

These Star Wars art prints by Matt Ferguson allow you to pay homage to your favorite movies and add some artwork to your home or office.  These prints are very limited edition.  If you want one, you’ll need to place an order before Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 11:59PM ET.  The actual number of printsRead More…

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Bowers & Wilkins debut significant improvements to two headphones

on Friday, September 5th, 2014

The cool thing about top-of-the-line products and patience is that one benefits the other. Case in point: The new Bowers & Wilkins Series 2 P5 headphone and C5 earphone. Patience is rewarded because B&W has incorporated elements from their P7 headphone into the less expensive P5, improving just about every internal component. The P7’s successRead More…

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PlayTape lets your child (or you) lay down roads or train track quickly and inexpensively

on Friday, September 5th, 2014
Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News

PlayTape is a roll of tape similar to painter’s tape that looks like a 2-lane blacktop road or railroad tracks. It’s a low-tack adhesive tape that is easy to tear and sticks to any flat surface without leaving behind sticky residue. Kids can stick it to hardwood or low pile carpeted floors to create raceRead More…

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Garmin vivofit activity tracker review

on Friday, September 5th, 2014

I have a thing for activity trackers, fitness trackers, pedometers or whatever other name you like to call them. I’ve reviewed at least a dozen of them in the last couple of years and don’t see an end to their popularity anytime soon. The latest tracker to track my steps is the vivofit from Garmin.Read More…

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September is National Preparedness Month – let Champ Preparedness help you get prepared

on Friday, September 5th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Home, Kitchen, News

Were you aware that it is National Preparedness Month?  Are you part of the sixty percent of Americans determined by the American Red Cross that are wholly unprepared for a disaster?  Emergencies don’t have to be huge things, like hurricanes, tornados, or floods; they can be smaller things like car accidents or smaller damages to yourRead More…

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This phone armband is a wallet, too

on Friday, September 5th, 2014

If you like to take along your phone or media player while you exercise outdoors, you probably have considered an armband at some point.  These Armpockets from Herrington are more than just a phone holder.  They have three internal pockets with room for IDs, cash, even keys in addition to your phone.  The Armpocket isRead More…

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Veto Pro Pac introduces new smaller sized Model MC tool bag

on Thursday, September 4th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, News

Veto Pro Pac, makers of some of the most rugged tool bags in existence, have just added a brand new bag to their line up. It’s the Model MC and it claims to live up to the old saying that good things come in small packages. This tool bag has all the features Veto fans haveRead More…

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They may not make you play better, but NoScope Demon Series gaming glasses can help you play longer

on Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Have you ever found yourself deep in the jungle searching for bad guys, or how about deep in space looking for those aggressive aliens? If you play video games, especially FPS (First Person Shooters) games, you probably know what I am talking about. One issue I have noticed when putting in long sessions of gamingRead More…

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Philips now offers a warm-white LED bulb for their Hue WiFi-connected lighting system

on Thursday, September 4th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

My mission is to automate the lighting in my house.  I don’t have to have every light connected to the internet, but I would like to have WiFi-connected and controllable bulbs in certain rooms in my house.  I got the Hue Starter Kit for Christmas last winter, and I use them in my living roomRead More…

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HEX Convertible Laptop Briefcase review

By: Greg Carter
on Thursday, September 4th, 2014

I can work anywhere, as long as I have my laptop computer. Sure, with cloud access I can manage pretty well with just a smartphone – and even better with a tablet – but the laptop still makes it much easier to work and store or access everything I need. Therefore, I rarely travel veryRead More…

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Survival Pucks Compact Emergency Kits

on Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Each of these little 3.25″ diameter X 1.1″ thick canisters contain emergency supplies.  The containers are made of 5000-series aluminum and have knurled screw-on lids; they are waterproof and have waterproof labels.  When you pull the label off, the the lid is a serviceable signal mirror.  What’s inside these little canisters are the kits that canRead More…

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Dyson unveils the Dyson 360 Eye cyclonic robot vacuum cleaner

on Thursday, September 4th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

In all my gadget reviewing years, I have yet to try or even test a robotic vacuum cleaner. It hasn’t been from lack of desire, I just haven’t found one worth trying – till now. Today in Tokyo, Dyson unveiled the Dyson 360 Eye cyclonic robot vacuum cleaner and it looks very impressive. From itsRead More…

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New WD My Passport Wireless is a backup hard drive that streams to smartphones and more

on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Posted in: Computer Gear, News

I’m not a very good geek because I don’t have a backup of my backups. I use an Apple Time Capsule with a WD USB drive hanging off of it. Lately that drive has been acting a little wonky, so it’s time to replace it AND come up with a strategy for backing up that backup, preferably offsite.Read More…

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Gadget deals – Save on iTunes, iPad mini, iPhone and a Nokia Lumia

on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Posted in: News

If you’re in the market for a new iOS tablet or an unlocked iPhone, today’s quick deals will save you a bundle. And if you’re not a huge fan of Apple products, we have a deal for the popular Nokia Lumia unlocked Windows smartphone. iTunes Gift Card – $50 for only $40 Available for todayRead More…

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UnoTelly SmartDNS and VPN review

on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

I am what many people would call, a “cord-cutter”.  In my living space I don’t subscribe to cable, and generally watch my TV online with services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Youtube.  A few years ago I lived in England and loved watching BBC iPlayer, but now that I live back in the US, IRead More…

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This iPhone charger is so clever, MacGyver would be impressed!

on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

There is a world full of backup batteries and charging accessories for your smartphone, especially for iPhones.  There are cases with built-in backup batteries – but they add a lot of bulk to the iPhone.  There are backup batteries – but they are big, and you’ll need a cable, too.  And if your backup batteryRead More…

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This bathtub grows with your baby

on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News

Any new parent is aware of how much stuff a baby requires, and they’re also aware of how much room all of that stuff requires.  While you don’t have to have a special tub to bathe the baby, those infant tubs do help make bath time feel a bit safer.  We had a nice babyRead More…

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Rocki Play WiFi streaming audio adapter review

on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Many people would agree with me if I said that the Sonos wireless speaker system is the gold standard if you want to play music wirelessly in your home or business.  The feature set and options for Sonos are pretty extensive and performance is great. But it comes at a ‘gold standard’ price in myRead More…