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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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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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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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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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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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Dog & Bone Backbone wireless charging case, pad and Backbone battery review

on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

We have posted news articles here on The Gadgeteer about multitasking phone cases before. To be honest I have been enamored by a few, but in the end I have to ask myself “would I really use this in the real world”? In most cases I would have to say no, the gadgets or gimmicksRead More…

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LG G3 Quick Circle Qi Wireless Charging Cover review

on Sunday, August 17th, 2014

I recently upgraded from a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to a LG G3 smartphone. Having reviewing the LG G2 last year, I was expecting the G3 to have Qi charging capability right out of the box. I was really disappointed when I found out that this would not be the case with the US versionsRead More…

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IDAPT i4+ universal charger review

on Friday, August 15th, 2014

Chances are pretty good that you have at least one universal charger already.  One was probably even given to you as a gift over the holidays from a relative who thought it sounded “techie.” I may be just a little bitter because I find one in my stocking every year from my mother, and theyRead More…

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Narrative Clip wearble lifelogging camera review

on Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Do you have a good memory? Do you remember everything that happened on your last birthday, vacation or family outing? Do you wish you had some pictures from that one time… at band camp? Although most of us carry a smartphone with a camera, we can’t take a picture every minute to document our lives. That wouldRead More…

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Lynktec GripStand tablet stand review

on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

There’s a new-ish technology being used in many items, and I’m kinda digging it. It’s the microsuction tech being used by case and stand makers for securing items to smooth surfaces. The folks at Lynktec use it to hold their new GripStand to the back of an iPad or tablet – or even a flat, smoothRead More…

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LG G3 Android smartphone review

on Monday, August 4th, 2014

I’m crazy lucky (although some would use the word spoiled) because I have the opportunity to review any phone that runs on Verizon’s network. I just tell my Verizon contact what I’d like to do a review and they send me a loaner phone for a couple weeks. Yeah, I’m definitely spoiled. So much so that I haven’t reallyRead More…

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Spree Fitness Monitor review

on Friday, August 1st, 2014

Exercise has been an important part of my life for the past 17 years. My biggest challenge is staying motivated. I don’t like gyms or running and since I exercise at home using DVD programs (Insanity, Insanity The Asylum, and Tae Bo Get Ripped Advanced), I don’t have anyone to motivate me or hold meRead More…

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Belkin Qode Thin Type Keyboard Case for iPad Air review

on Thursday, July 31st, 2014

I’ve reviewed a lot of keyboard cases for iPads and iPad minis in my day, but I’m always game to try another.  I find that some are pretty uncomfortable to type on and some do very well for an undersized keyboard.  Then there’s the Belkin Qode Thin Type Keyboard Case for iPad Air, which isRead More…

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Pong iPhone case review

on Saturday, July 26th, 2014

When it comes to smart phone cases, it seems you must have an angle to be competitive in the market. Some are light weight, some super stylish, some are mega rugged. Pong cases have found their niche in protecting you from wireless radiation. Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger size. To beRead More…

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Tablift hands-free tablet stand review

on Thursday, July 24th, 2014

I constantly struggle with the tablet vs. laptop decision.  Laptops are great, but tablets are lighter.  But tablets don’t exactly do the hands-free or lap TOP bit very well unless you have some fancy case or stand.  Today let’s take a look at the uniquely-shaped Tablift. All images can be clicked for a larger image.Read More…

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IK Multimedia iRing motion music controller review

on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

I don’t consider myself a musician even though I can play a few instruments (barely). However I do consider myself a musical hobbyist because I enjoy doodling around with the ukulele and music apps on my iOS and Android tablets. When the people at IK Multimedia contacted me to ask if I might like toRead More…

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Expert Shield Screen Protector review

on Thursday, July 10th, 2014

I have a Fujifilm X-M1 camera that I purchased not too long ago. I thoroughly enjoy using this camera and intend to take good care of it. I had been thinking about purchasing a screen protector for the LCD screen to protect it from scratches, especially when I wear the camera around my neck andRead More…

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Kinivo BTC450 Bluetooth Car Kit review

on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

A few weeks ago I posted an article about two of my Cummins co-workers who had integrated a Nexus 7 tablet into their vehicles. I was really impressed by their ingenuity and was inspired to inject a little more tech into my 2013 MINI Cooper. You’d probably think my car would have all the tech bellsRead More…

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T-Mobile/Uncarrier 5.0 Test Drive review

on Monday, July 7th, 2014

Well, I did the deed… I signed up for T-Mobile’s new Test Drive program John Legere announced late last month. My hope was that their service really is a more cost-effective, viable option for our family. Verizon has been our cellular provider for nearly a decade. But their Cadillac service has always come at a premiumRead More…

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Pressy programmable Android button review

on Sunday, July 6th, 2014

I bet I’m not the only person who misses the good old days when phones (even smartphones) had a physical button for every task. There was a button to answer a call, a button to end a call and so on. Once touch screens became popular, smartphone manufacturers seemed to stop using buttons almost overnight.Read More…

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Urban Armor Gear iPhone 5S case review

on Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Yes, I’m still looking for a smartphone case that’s “just right”.   Lately I’ve been leaning towards rugged-looking cases.  Today let’s look at the Urban Armor Gear case for the iPhone 5S. Urban Armor Gear makes several different-colored iPhone 5S cases.  This is the white colored one with black inserts, called the “Navigator”.  The only differenceRead More…

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PUC Wireless MIDI for iOS and Mac review

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Friday, July 4th, 2014

When the Camera Connection Kit first came out for the iPad, it immediately was exploited by musicians worldwide to use the iPad as a MIDI-connected device.  The iPad suddenly became a must-have device for making music.  Apps that mimicked classic synths like the Korg Electribe and MS-20 came out as well as production studio appsRead More…

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IDAPT Universal HUG Desk Holder for tablet review

on Monday, June 30th, 2014

The market is flooded with tablet holders.  What works in one case may not work for another.  And what if you change tablets from an iPad to an Android to something different?  The IDAPT Universal HUG Desk Holder addresses all of that in a cleverly designed tablet stand. The HUG Desk Holder comes in aRead More…

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Focal Spirit Classic and Professional headphones review

on Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Focal (pronounced foe-kal) may not be a name consumers are familiar with, but they should be. Focal is a French maker of high-end (expensive) speakers. Their award-winning design and sound are famous among the upper-crust audiophile crowd. The Focal Grande Utopia EM speakers look like nothing else and their $180,000 per pair price looks likeRead More…