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ChargerLeash review

on Monday, March 3rd, 2014

It’s happened to me several times: I charge my device in a hotel room, disconnect in the morning to move to a different seat or go down for breakfast, come back, pack and leave, and abandon my cable under the nightstand. Now that we have multiple devices to charge, the likelihood that we’re going toRead More…

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SlideStand review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Sometimes you have a case you love, but you need a stand so you can FaceTime, Skype, or watch videos on your phone. Problem is, a lot of the cases that have stands built in are not as stylish as the ones you find without stands. In comes the SlideStand, a stick on stand forRead More…

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Truffol Autograph leather skin for iPhone 5/5S review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

Several months ago, I reviewed a few cases from Truffol. I loved them, but they caused signal degradation. Truffol took some of the comments they heard and went a step further when developing their latest product, the Truffol Autograph leather skin. Instead of a case, they have taken their high quality leather and made aRead More…

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Brando STAR WARS Darth Vader Lightsaber Portable Battery Charger review

on Thursday, February 20th, 2014

As huge Sci-Fi geeks and Star Wars fans, the Gadgeteer Kid and I have literally dozens of lightsabers kicking around our house. So, when Brando recently introduced a novelty smartphone accessory in the shape of Darth Vader’s lightsaber, I offered to take a look to see if the PowerBank was worthy enough to represent theRead More…

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LYNKtec TruGlide Apex Fine Point active stylus review

on Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Back in the good old days of PDAs, fine tipped styluses were everywhere. When PDAs were replaced by smartphones and tablets, styluses went on the endangered gadgets list . However, it didn’t take too long for them to start appearing again, but they all had wide tips that made writing with them feel more like youRead More…

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Vority X5S iPhone 5/5S charging case review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Phone cases are one of my secret passions. I love to have something different than everyone else, and I love color. One problem with the charging cases I’ve seen is that they are pretty limited in the colors you can have. I’ve seen black, white, and every once in a while, a blue or redRead More…

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Jackery Leaf iPhone 5 & 5S backup battery review

on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

The world of backup batteries for smart devices is a fiercely competitive one! There are generic, external charge-anything battery packs to device-specific cases. So how do you decide which one to get?  Jackery has designed the Leaf, a hybrid type charging system that allows you to attach the battery pack to your iPhone 5/5S when youRead More…

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Nextware Bloom: Handcrafted Wood Case for iPhone 5/5s review

on Monday, February 10th, 2014

I’m always on the lookout for new cases for my iPhone.  I’m pretty particular about fit and finish.  These handsome Bloom Handcrafted Wood Cases for the iPhone 5/5s by Nextware, which are still actively seeking funding on Kickstarter, caught my eye.  Thanks to Nextware for sending us an early sample so we can give them aRead More…

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Henge Docks Gravitas Lightning iPhone/iPad dock review

on Thursday, February 6th, 2014

When I’m at my desk, I like to have my iPhone propped up somehow while charging.  The problem is, most docks that have a charging cable attached to the bottom require you to use two hands to insert and remove the device.  That is, you hold down the dock with one hand, pull iPhone upRead More…

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PDair Premium Tempered Glass Film Screen Protector for the Apple iPad mini review

on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Although many today believe the Corning Gorilla glass on their smartphone is strong enough to protect itself, I love glass screen protectors.  Just the other day, a friend told me the tempered glass protector I gave (aka forced on) him as a Christmas gift had protected his screen from a long gash that some unknown objectRead More…

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Griffin Survivor case for iPad Air review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Friday, January 31st, 2014

So perhaps you’ve got, or are thinking about getting, an iPad Air. They are quite light, but also easy to drop, and if you have children or are prone to dropping your iPad frequently, you may find a need for a heavier-duty case. Griffin has come out with their Survivor line of cases for theRead More…

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Adonit Jot Script stylus review

on Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Hello, my name is Julie Strietelmeier and I’m a stylus addict. I like all types of styluses, plastic styluses, metal styluses, wooden styluses, styluses with a rubber tip, styluses with a disc tip and styluses with a paintbrush tip. But the Adonit Jot Script Evernote Edition is the first stylus I’ve tried for iOS devices that has aRead More…

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Just Mobile Aluframe for iPhone 5/5S review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Saturday, January 25th, 2014

When I decided to get the iPhone 5S, I knew that I had to have the gold version. Not only was it ‘rare’ at the time, but it just looked different. Since then, I’ve been looking for a nice bumper frame to go along with my phone so I can show off my phone yetRead More…

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ElementCase Ronin G10 Stealth iPhone 5/5s Case review

on Friday, January 10th, 2014

Element Case creates some very nicely engineered smartphone cases. I reviewed their Sector 5 iPhone case about a year ago and still consider it one of the most innovative, tech-geek stylish bumper cases I have ever seen. Their new Ronin G10 Stealth bumper case for the iPhone 5/5s looks just as cool, but in a meaner,Read More…

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nimblstand tablet + Apple Wireless Keyboard stand review

on Monday, January 6th, 2014

There are all sorts of cases with built-in keyboards for iPads and Android tablets. But the problem with 99% of them is that they aren’t designed to allow you to use the tablet + keyboard on your lap like you can with a laptop computer. Another problem is that most of the keyboards used withRead More…

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Logitech Harmony Ultimate review

on Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Last year Julie reviewed the Logitech Harmony Touch universal remote control that she continues to use to this day. I have used numerous Harmony remotes over the years, and from what I read in Julie’s write up, the Touch appeared to be the best yet; its size, form and screen interface are more polished and functionalRead More…

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Zepp sensor for golf review

on Monday, December 30th, 2013

Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, three great golfers I will never be like. Let’s face it, three golfers most of us will never be like. What makes these golfers or most professional golfers so much better than the rest of us? Why are they on the tour and we are not? I mean besides theRead More…

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PDair leather iPad mini with Retina display case review

on Thursday, December 26th, 2013

PDair makes accessories for nearly every mainstream device on the market today. When you go to their website, the long list of manufacturers they cater to is impressive. In this instance, PDair sent me one of their Leather Case for Apple iPad Mini with Retina display – Business Type to take a look at. Note: ImagesRead More…

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Saddleback Leather iPad Air case (prototype) review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

If you plan to upgrade, or have upgraded to an iPad Air, you’ve probably noticed by now that most of the cases no longer fit. The iPad Air, to me, seems too breakable to just throw in a backpack on a trip, so I needed a good, solid case for travel. Saddleback Leather is workingRead More…

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Ovision underwater housing for iPhone review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Friday, December 20th, 2013

In this day and age, many young people have given up using a point and shoot camera and rely solely on their cell phone cameras for taking pictures. With the advances in camera technology in phones, minus having zoom, the quality can be on par with many point and shoots. But what happens when youRead More…

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Waterlogue app for iOS devices mini-review

on Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Why no, this isn’t a hallway in the Louvre!  It’s my hallway displaying my new “watercolors” I just created.  You’ll notice I said “created”, not “painted”.  I can’t paint or draw, but I can use an app to turn my snapshots into watercolors.  With the Waterlogue app from Tinrocket, LLC, I can easily convert anyRead More…

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Korus V400 and V600 Premium Wireless Speakers review

on Thursday, December 19th, 2013

We sure do review a lot of audio related gadgets here on The Gadgeteer. Bill Henderson or as I call him, Mr. Headphones, almost exclusively reviews headphones, earphones and speakers. This year I’ve done my fair share of portable Bluetooth speaker reviews as well, but one category that hasn’t received a lot of our attention are theRead More…

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Protect America Home Security System review

on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

When it comes to home security, peace of mind seems to be a factor in the type of security you get. And with several home security companies competing for your business I guess what it really breaks down to is the ease of use,  added options, and the service.  When I received the security systemRead More…

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Arkon Slim-Grip Ultra Mounts for smartphones and tablets review

on Friday, December 13th, 2013

Car interiors are becoming increasingly cluttered places.  When I got my new car, I decided not to mount my phone because I could not find a spot I liked.  When I heard of the new Arkon Slim-Grip Ultra Mounts, I had to take a closer look.  Would this give me more mounting options than I thoughtRead More…

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Blue Goji Goji Play review

on Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Getting fit and staying fit not only takes physical effort, but mental effort as well. Sometimes finding motivation to workout is harder than the actual workout itself. If you would rather play video games instead of walking on a treadmill, pedaling on a stationary bike or elliptical machine, the Goji Play from Blue Goji willRead More…