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DualSaw Destroyer CS 650 review

on Sunday, September 21st, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

Although I am not a great handyman I get by. I know my circular saws from my reciprocating saws, my regular drill from my hammer drill, my sledge-hammer from my claw hammer. So when new ideas or technology comes on the market and we get a chance to review it I jump at the chance.Read More…

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Brainstorm Gear Cycling Jersey review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Last fall I purchased a road bike so I could start getting my stamina up for my next belt test in karate. After procrastinating for a little over half a year, I finally started riding. Normally when I go out I am in my biking shorts and some sort of t-shirt, since I always thoughtRead More…

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Justin 2,200mAh Power Travel Pack review

By: Greg Carter
on Saturday, September 20th, 2014

For those of us old enough to have noticed, it’s amazing how quickly phones have transitioned from stationary devices to portable toys for the rich-and-famous to in-case-of-emergency gear to essential, inseparable extensions of ourselves. Along with that dependency, we’ve developed a primal fear of, running down our life-giving phone batteries. One of the many companies providingRead More…

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JBL Clip Bluetooth speaker review

on Friday, September 19th, 2014

No matter how portable all those boxy Bluetooth speakers are, they are still boxes that need to be carried either by hand or thrown in a bag with other stuff. Whether you are going on a hike or doing yard work,, you still have to pick up the speaker when you move around. But whatRead More…

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Bumpies smartphone corner protector review

on Thursday, September 18th, 2014

When it comes to a minimalistic approach to protecting your smartphone, Bumpies takes the cake.  These stick-on plastic bits promise all-around protection with as little bulk as possible.  How does it work? Click all photos for a full size image. Exceeds Military Spec for Shock with ProDyn impact dissipating technology Reliable Bond with advanced removable adhesive Scratch Protection by elevating phone onRead More…

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Moose Brand wallets review

on Thursday, September 18th, 2014

I’ve never done drugs or gotten high unless you count snorting the addictive smell of these gorgeous leather wallets from Moose Brand. Hand me anything made of leather and I automatically bring it up to my nose for a sniff. Ahhhhh… There’s something comforting about the smell of leather – good leather though, not weirdlyRead More…

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Creative Sound Blaster Roar Bluetooth speaker review

on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

I’ve been reviewing a few Bluetooth speakers lately and while some are copy-cat versions that show little imagination in design or audio quality, others are unique enough to garner attention. The Creative Sound Blaster Roar speaker falls into that unique category. In some ways, maybe it’s too unique (more on that later). If you areRead More…

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Aukey Luna wireless charging dock review

on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Ever since I bought a Qi wireless charger for my Samsung Galaxy S3, I’ve become a Qi snob. I even hacked my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to add that capability to it. Now if a smartphone doesn’t have the ability to charge wirelessly, I’m not interested in using it as my primary device. Qi charging is soRead More…

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Zagg rugged folio for the Apple iPad mini review

on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

I enjoy my iPad mini, but I worry about dropping it or otherwise damaging the unit when I travel.  Also, it serves most of my needs, but there are still occasions where I need to set up a laptop to write a review or extended emails.  Now, with the rugged folio from Zagg, I have convertedRead More…

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The Cardiff Skate Company S1 skate review

on Monday, September 15th, 2014

Skate technology has come a long way since the first patented version of roller skates from the 1760’s. Things like polyurethane wheels over steel wheels, strap on skates over lace up boot skates and four wheel inline over the quad version skate. So, where’s the next big improvement? The Cardiff Skate Company thinks they haveRead More…

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Polar Loop activity tracker review

on Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Polar, who is well known for their heart rate sensors and sports watches, have a new wrist worn activity tracker called the Loop. The gadget category of activity trackers is so crowded that competition is fierce. Let’s see how the Polar Loop measures up. Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger size. Design TheRead More…

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Plantronics BackBeat FIT headphones review

on Saturday, September 13th, 2014

With so many headphones nowadays, I’m really surprised that wireless Bluetooth doesn’t come standard in every pair of headphones. When I moved away from the typical corded headphones I never looked back. If I had it my way, it would be wireless or nothing.  When I got the opportunity to review the BackBeat FIT headphones fromRead More…

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Shomer-Tec Covert Escape Compass review

on Friday, September 12th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

Which of these objects does not belong? Would you be surprised if I told you they are all compasses, even the nickel? It’s true. The nickel that you see in the image above is actually the Covert Escape Compass from Shomer-Tec. I was intrigued to learn how an ordinary nickel could be used as aRead More…

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TYLT ENERGI 5K+ 5200 mAh Battery Pack review

on Friday, September 12th, 2014

Backup batteries are a necessity for me and my husband. There have been times when both of our phones were on their last leg while sight seeing on vacation and we only had one portable battery. It would charge one device at a time and would do so very, VERY slowly. Nothing screams “Get aRead More…

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Fugoo Bluetooth Speakers review

on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

There are now so many portable speakers available that have Bluetooth, speakerphone capabilities, really good sound for their size, and decent battery life, that choosing one is getting harder and harder. But really, who cares? Just a few short years ago, these technological perks we take for granted were mind-blowing. This really is the startRead More…

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Martian Watches Notifier smart watch review

on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

  Last year, I reviewed the Martian Watches G2G smart watch, and I loved it.  Not only did that watch display information about incoming calls, emails, text messages, and other notifications, it had a Bluetooth speakerphone built in.  I loved the vintage styling of the G2G, and I loved that I could replace the watchRead More…

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Altego Lunar Mirror Messenger bag review

on Monday, September 8th, 2014
Posted in: Bags, Reviews

I have always had a fascination with messenger bags, but have never found one that fit my needs. I love the roominess of messenger bags but I hate the lack of compartment separation and a secure location for my laptop or iPad. The Lunar Mirror Messenger from Altego has a solution for my problem. Note:Read 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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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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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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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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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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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…

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Rokit Boost SwageU Bluetooth headphones review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Monday, September 1st, 2014

When I go out for a walk around the neighborhood, I always have to have music to listen to. Normally, plugging in my headphones and dropping my iPhone in my pocket works well, but lately I’ve been using an arm strap instead of my pockets. While it feels better for walking, the cord is startingRead More…

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Sumo Lounge Omni Reloaded review

on Saturday, August 30th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

I love my Lazy Boy couch and my double recliner, but most furniture items want you to adapt to them instead of the other way around.  You can’t easily move a recliner around your home from room to room or fold it up and shove it under the bed when you don’t need it. But withRead More…