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MBI HF flashlight review

on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

  I would think it is fair to say that we have done our fair share of flashlight reviews at The Gadgeteer. We get them in all shapes and sizes, so for me to do a review on one it has to be unique or have an unexpected feature. The MBI HF from Match BoxRead More…

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TKS: Titanium Key System review

on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

I love the concept of Kickstarter, enabling those with ideas to bring them to life and put them out there for the world to see.  If others agree, they put their hard earned money down to fund the creation of something new and (hopefully) innovative. Occasionally, the Gadgeteer gets to tryout Kickstarter projects before theirRead More…

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Key|Smart review

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews

There’s a great thing about being a teacher…being entrusted with a large number of keys.  Keys to my classrooms, to the different cabinets in the classroom, my desk, my filing cabinets, cabinets in different rooms, the bathroom and the goggle cabinet.  I teach chemistry and there are a large number of cabinets I need toRead More…

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Kenu Airframe portable car mount review

on Monday, March 17th, 2014

“Slip sliding away.  Slip sliding away. You know the nearer your destination, the more you’re slip sliding away.”  Paul Simon wasn’t singing those words about how your cellphone acts inside your car when you are driving, but they couldn’t be more apropos.  I have lost track of the number of times I have placed myRead More…

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Calibre ULTRA’GO nano Power Station back up battery review

on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Carrying a cell phone is the norm these days. As cell phones continue to get bigger and faster, it’s hard to keep them running for a full day if you’re a heavy user. Many users solve this by carrying a portable battery to charge their phones. There are plenty of portable battery solutions out there,Read More…

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HDZ Concepts Titanium Wallet Sized Utility Bottle Opener and Pocket Multi Tool review

on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews

The world of pocket multi-tools seems to be never ending. They are made out of a variety materials such as stainless steel, carbon fiber, aluminum, or titanium with sizes and shapes only limited by the desired functions to be built into the multi-tool itself. Although I love a lot of these ingeniously designed multi-tools, sometimesRead More…

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Parachute multi-tool review

on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews

I have said it before, and I will probably say it many more times here on The Gadgeteer pages: I am a pocket multi-tool junkie. I love having the ability to carry around small gadgets that can perform several different functions. I especially like items that I can fit on a keyring or into aRead More…

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Flipside 3X Wallet review

on Sunday, December 8th, 2013

It’s always fun to see how a popular product evolves over time. The new Flipside 3X Wallet has been updated with more capacity for bills and cards, stronger hinges, a newly redesigned locking mechanism, rugged new texture on the outer shell that resists most scratches and a smoother curve geometry, making it slightly smaller andRead More…

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Pelican 2370 3-in-1 Color Mode LED Flashlight review

on Thursday, November 21st, 2013

If you are familiar with the name Pelican, then you may know that they are known for their cases that are tough, durable, and long-lasting.  I was unaware that Pelican made flashlights, so naturally I was very curious on how good their flashlights could be. I assumed that if they made solid cases that they wouldRead More…

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Scosche microBOX microUSB cable review

on Friday, October 25th, 2013

Having extra microUSB cables in my bag is such a necessity these days with all the devices that I own. I have two Android phones (one for work, one personal), an Android tablet, and various other gadgets that need a microUSB cable to sync or charge. I had the chance to review the microBOX retractable charge andRead More…

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Left Field Design CardClip review

on Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Left Field Design has a Kickstarter project that takes an old-world design and evolves it for modern times. The LFD CardClip is a machined (money) clip-style slim wallet, engineered to securely carry your identification, a few credit cards, and paper money. I have been considering trying something like this for too long now. So, when Julie offeredRead More…

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StatGear T3 Tactical Auto Rescue Tool review

on Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Having previously been in the public safety field for a number of years, I have come to realize how important a good knife can be when you are on the job. The problem with most knives is that they have a single functional; they are designed to cut. Yes, I have seen knives that haveRead More…

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Keyport Slide 2.0 keychain review

on Saturday, September 7th, 2013

About 3 years ago, Jackie reviewed the original Keyport Slide and liked it so much that he ended up buying a second one and then he helped fund the Kickstarter project for version 2.0, which I’m going to show you today. The Keyport Slide 2.0 reinvents the everyday clunky bulky keychain into something more compact andRead More…

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Super Slim Portable Battery with Flash Memory review

on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Technology is awesome and convenient, especially smartphones and tablets.  They are getting smaller, faster, and can have pretty good battery life built in.  Sometimes you go to an event where your mobile phone is searching for signal constantly, in which you find yourself in the predicament of losing battery charge quickly.  It’s always a good ideaRead More…

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OLight M10 Maverick LED flashlight review

on Monday, August 19th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews

We love flashlights here at The-Gadgeteer. They are valuable tools to have around for emergencies or work usages.  Most flashlights these days are LED based because of the advantages of energy efficiency and high lumens output. I’m here to test OLight’s M10 Maverick LED Flashlight that was provided by BatteryJunction.com. The OLight M10 Maverick is a mini LEDRead More…

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BIC Tech Stylus 2-in-1 Pen review

on Saturday, August 10th, 2013

I am a big fan of tablets for my everyday reading of news, setting reminders, and writing down notes.  I’ve tried a couple of styluses back when I owned my first iPad, and I continue to try them for my Nexus 7.  I also enjoy a good old-fashioned pen when I need to write downRead More…

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True Utility TrueLite Maxi 3W Flashlight review

on Thursday, August 1st, 2013

I must admit that I have not, until this review, really joined the LED flashlight revolution. I do have a pen knife and other little knickknacks with LED lights incorporated into them, but they are not what I would call full-fledged utility flashlights. So getting a chance to review the True Utility TrueLite Maxi 3WRead More…

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EiMIM X, Y, and Z Pens review

on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

EiMIM, which is pronounced with a hard “I”, I-mim or eye-mim, stands for Everything in Moderation, Including Moderation. That is the philosophy of EiMIM’s founder Will Hodges, who says “Basically, I like to keep things simple, but every once in a while you have to let loose and splurge”. Will is based in Texas and loves hisRead More…

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WaterField Designs Finn Wallet review

on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

When I find a product or a brand that I like, I tend to be very loyal to it. As an example, I’ve been using the same exact WaterField Designs Catch Wallet since I reviewed it back in 2005.  I even gave them as gifts to everyone on The Gadgeteer team a couple years ago. WhenRead More…

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Namiki Falcon Fountain Pen review

on Friday, May 31st, 2013
Posted in: Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews

I have always wanted to try an actual fountain pen but have never had the chance. I wanted to see if something worthwhile has been lost overtime with the advent and widespread use of the ballpoint pen. So when the folks at GoldSpot.com offered to send the Namiki Falcon Fountain Pen, I totally raised myRead More…

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Fish Bone Knotless Gear Tie review

on Monday, May 20th, 2013
Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews

Are you a paracord junkie? Do you whip out that trusty paracord at the drop of a hat to secure things in your everyday life? After you are done securing what ever it was with your trusty paracord do you cuss trying take the knots out of the cord? If you answered yes to anyRead More…

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Tool Logic Survival Card 2 review

on Sunday, April 21st, 2013
Posted in: Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews

Are you a doomsday prepper or real world survivalist? Do you like to be prepared for any situation at anytime? Do you need an EDC tool that is multi-functional as well as practical? Do you need that tool to fit into your wallet?  Tool Logic‘s Survival Card 2 may give you that peace of mind youRead More…

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INOVA Microlight STS keychain flashlight review

on Thursday, April 18th, 2013
Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews

A few days ago I posted a news item about the INOVA Microlight STS keychain flashlight. We’ve all seen similar looking flashlights small enough to easily fit on a keychain, but the INOVA Microlight STS Swipe to Shine from Nite Ize has something I’ve never seen before with any flashlight… touch/gesture controls. That’s right, there areRead More…

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Fenix LD22 LED flashlight review

on Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Several years ago, Julie reviewed the Fenix LD20 LED flashlight (see related links) which, for the most part, received a positive review. The only negative comment she gave involved how Fenix engineered its brightness/mode switching feature. With the LD20, you had to twist the cap to switch between modes. Well, it looks like their designers listenedRead More…

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Titanium Escape Ring review

on Monday, March 4th, 2013

(Cue the Mission Impossible theme) You never know when you’ll find yourself in some third-world nation, taking the wrong turn down a dark alley only to find yourself gagged, bagged, and cuffed in an old abandoned warehouse… these things happen. Scenario aside, there are manufacturers who create hidden tools engineered to get you out ofRead More…