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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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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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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…

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Just Mobile announces new AluPen Digital active stylus

on Friday, June 27th, 2014

Just Mobile is the latest mobile accessory maker to begin offering an active stylus. Active styluses are battery powered fine tipped styluses that do not require Bluetooth pairing or proprietary apps. The AluPen Digital features a 1.8mm tip, an aluminum body, a pocket clip and a twist action barrel that extends and retracts the clip toRead More…

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RAVPower RP-PB14 Xtreme 23000mAh portable external battery charger review

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

Technology has come a long way in the last two decades but, sadly, battery technology has barely kept pace.  We use the same electrochemical principles that Allesandro Volta used when he invented the voltaic pile in the 1800′s.  We have found better materials and have improved on the design to squeeze every available electron fromRead More…

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LYNKtec Apex fine point rechargeable active stylus review

on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Active styluses are a relatively new category of capacitive styluses for tablets and smartphones. These styluses have fine point tips like a normal pen or pencil and are also powered by batteries. The newest active stylus that I have had the opportunity to test is the Apex fine point rechargeable active stylus from LYNKtec. This activeRead More…

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Cammy IP camera cloud viewing app review

on Sunday, June 15th, 2014

If you have ever been to a party where they say to BYOB – bring your own beer, then you’ll understand the concept of the Cammy IP camera cloud viewing app that requires you to BYOC – bring your own camera. As a diehard fan of Dropcam cameras, I was intrigued by Cammy for one importantRead More…

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Acme Studio 7FP pen review

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Sunday, May 25th, 2014

I like pens.  Beats the heck out of carving pictograms into rock.  You know, take a harder rock and scrape it against the softer rock.  The process is tedious but the results do last a long time.  Pens make it a lot easier and, as everyone knows, they are mightier than swords.  If only NedRead More…

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Soft-Tec Ducati Folio for iPad Air review

on Saturday, May 24th, 2014

  Summer is upon us and what better way to enjoy the day than to pull out the Ducati and take it for a spin. Now some of you may not be familiar with the smooth clean lines, red and black color scheme as well as the polycarbonate shell and Tech-Grip material used on thisRead More…

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WeatherFlow Wind Meter review

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

I am a mild-mannered chemistry teacher most of the year but for two weeks out of every year I visit the Great Plains in search of the most intense weather Mother Nature can throw at us.  I have been bringing a Kestrel 4000 weather meter with me to measure the temperature, dewpoint and wind speedRead More…

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Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor review

on Monday, May 19th, 2014

High blood pressure (hypertension) can be a silent killer that sneaks up on you with a POW! One minute you feel fine and then next minute you’ve had a stroke, a heart attack or kidney failure. To prevent these problems, it’s best to be proactive and check your blood pressure on a regular basis. But howRead More…

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Bowers & Wilkins P7 headphone review

on Thursday, May 15th, 2014

The release of the Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones was a shot across the bow to other headphone makers that the high-end audio industry had woken up and taken notice of a coming trend in personal listening. That trend has now become a wave as other high-end speaker makers have followed B&W’s lead. We areRead More…

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Just Mobile AluBolt lightning dock for iPhone/iPad review

on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Sometimes I feel like Don Quixote on some quest to find… the perfect iPhone dock.  The Just Mobile AluBolt is the latest iPhone dock to grab my attention.  Will it be the one for me?   Inside the box you find… the dock.  That’s it.  No padding, nothing. The USB cable is permanently attached.  YouRead More…

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Primovisto iPad Air Bamboo Case review

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

You’ve just spent a mint on that shiny new iDevice and want to sheath it in something nice, classy, protective and did I mention classy?  Here’s an interesting option for you:  a thick, understated yet elegant bamboo case!  This offering is from Primovisto and, while it ticks the boxes for elegant, chic, solid and classy,Read More…

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uNu Aero wireless charging battery case and mat for iPhone 5/5S review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

I admit, when I read Gadgeteer reviews for the wireless charging pads, I am jealous. While I love my iPhone, I wish I could easily charge it up like the Android phones do. For an iPhone to have the same capabilities, we have to have a case, like the uNu Aero wireless charging battery case and mat.Read More…

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BUKcase Cote for iPad and iPhone 5/5s review

on Friday, May 2nd, 2014

The warmth of real leather pairs so well with the clean, metallic sheen of today’s electronics. I never tire of feeling and smelling this old-world material while using cutting edge technology. The folks at BUKcase have added a very simple series to their product line for iPhones and iPads, which they call Cote. I wasRead More…

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ADATA DashDrive Air AE400 wireless storage reader and power bank review

on Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Over the years we’ve reviewed quite a few backup batteries for smartphones and other devices. These accessories come in very handy for frequent travelers who never know when they will have access to a power outlet to recharge their devices. But for the most part, backup batteries have just one purpose and that is to rechargeRead More…

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RAVPower 30W/6A 4-Port USB Wall Charger review

on Thursday, May 1st, 2014

I am always on the hunt for an open outlet to charge my devices. And where are they located? Generally behind some piece of furniture! It’s a wonder I haven’t become a contortionist by now after all the practice I’ve had squeezing into narrow spaces to plug in our phones and tablets. Older houses or hotelsRead More…

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Oberon Design Leather iPhone 5/5s Case review

on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

As always, I’m happy to try out new cases for my electronics, especially when they are as well made and beautiful as Oberon Design products are.  When Oberon offered The Gadgeteer a chance to review their new leather iPhone cases, I asked Julie if I could try them out.  I was thrilled when I receivedRead More…

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Grovemade iPhone charging dock review

on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

If your computer looks anything like mine, there are about 3-4 random charging cables dangling out of the back of it, corresponding to phones, tablets, e-readers, etc.  At the end of the day it’s the same annoyance of swatting through each cable to try to find the one I need.  My desk at the momentRead More…

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ZAGG invisibleSHIELD GLASS screen protector review

on Monday, April 28th, 2014

I am a huge advocate for screen protection and when available, full-body protection on my electronic devices…from my smartphone to my laptop. For years, ZAGG invisibleSHIELD films have protected my smart-devices, even now one of their full-body films protects my MacBook Pro. But in the past few years, glass screen protectors have become increasingly moreRead More…