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This backup battery will let you use a USB keyboard with your tablet

on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

The EneBRICK from Cerevo packs a lot of function into a 4.9″ X 2.5″ X 0.9″ package.  It has a 6000mAh internal battery, and it has two USB ports for charging your mobile devices.  It also pulls open to expose a stand for your smart phone or tablet; it comes with adjusters that allow it Read More…

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Sherwood Excape EXM-30 Bluetooth speaker review

on Friday, March 21st, 2014

Portable speaker systems range in price from $20-30 for the little pocket-sized ones to huge $600-800 units that can become your entire stereo. Where’s the sweet spot? We’ve reviewed many here at The Gadgeteer, and the ones I actually consider for purchase or gifting usually fall somewhere in the $100-$250 range. I was sent Sherwood’s Read More…

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Add an eInk screen to your smartphone

on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

OAXIS produces cases for your iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy Note II that incorporate a 3.5″ ePaper screen into the back of the case.  The ePaper screen connects via Bluetooth and serves as an auxiliary screen.  Using a special app “allows users to control and manage the second screen to display images, notifications, reminders, and Read More…

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Modern sound from a steampunk device

on Saturday, March 1st, 2014

The Bluetooth Sound Enhancing Amplifier looks like steampunk, but it has some modern features married with some old technology.  The amplifier uses two 6N3 vacuum tubes to “generate 20 RMS watts per channel of distortion-free signal, adding punch and clarity to high bit-rate MP3s, Apple Lossless, or CD-quality audio played wirelessly from an iPhone, iPad, iPod Read More…

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Your Nokia phone can keep track of your treasures

on Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, News

With Nokia Treasure Tags, your Nokia phone will notify you before you leave behind your keys, wallet, or whatever you’ve tagged.  The Treasure Tags use Bluetooth 4.0 (with Proximity Profile (PXP), Object Push profile (OPP) 1.1, Find Me Profile (FMP)) to pair with your phone to notify you before you leave something behind.  It has a Read More…

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You’ll be a smash wearing The Dash wireless smart in-ear headphones

on Friday, February 14th, 2014

We are constantly seeing the evolution of the headphone! We have gone from big to small, from wired to wireless, and from over the ear to in the ear. Now Bragi wants to bring you the next evolution of head phone with The Dash, wireless smart in-ear headphones as an active Kickstarter project. The Dash Read More…

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Listen to music without getting frost-bitten ears

on Monday, February 10th, 2014

This winter has been the pits.  It’s cold and snowy, and I’m ready for it to be over.  There’s still several weeks to suffer through before spring, and Hammacher Schlemmer has some Bluetooth earbuds that will keep your ears warm while we’re waiting.  The Wireless Headphone Ear Warmers have integrated speakers and a microphone so Read More…

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Old becomes new with Ion Cassette Adapter Bluetooth

on Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Anybody with an older car can relate to this: You have a smartphone with all the latest Bluetooth connectivity, but your car stereo is still oh so 90s with its cassette and maybe CD player. No USB. No AUX port. Certainly no Bluetooth… until now. Ion has made it possible for any Bluetooth-enabled device to Read 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 the Read More…

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Add Bluetooth to your car for streaming music and hands-free calling

on Thursday, December 5th, 2013

My car doesn’t have Bluetooth connectivity, so I have to plug my iPod into the Apple-specific input jack in my car to listen to music through the car’s speakers.  If I had the Kinivo BTC450 Bluetooth Hands-free Car Kit, I could add Bluetooth streaming and hands-free calling just by plugging into the 3.5mm audio jack Read More…

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Boston Acoustics TVee One Speaker Base review

on Saturday, November 30th, 2013

One thing that’s almost certain is that the quality of the sound from flat screen TV speakers rarely equals the quality of the picture.  It’s understandable, considering the size and location of the speakers.  You can of course invest in a surround-sound system and wire up your TV viewing room, or there is the option Read More…

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Your headphones just became Bluetooth headphones with ClipR

on Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Do you have a favorite set of headphones or earphones, the ones you would love to take with you everywhere, the ones that are broken in just right, not only for your musical taste but also fit fantastically? Now don’t you wish those headphones or earphones were Bluetooth-enabled so you don’t have to carry your Read More…

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Panasonic KX-TG9541 Cordless Phone with Link-to-Cell review

on Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Who reading this doesn’t have a cell/smart phone? With mobile technology today, I would venture to guess a lot of our readers have done away with an old-fashioned line (landline or VOIP) in favor of cellular service. But, what if you have both a cell phone and a line service, or what if you just Read More…

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Velodyne vFree On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones review

on Sunday, November 24th, 2013

As our society becomes more and more mobile – and wireless – headphone makers are stepping up and providing consumers with choices. Some of those choices are a new breed of Bluetooth headphones that provide a freedom that could only be imagined just a few years ago. Velodyne – famous for subwoofers – now offers Read More…

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BRAVEN goes big (and now wet) with 855s Bluetooth Speaker

on Monday, November 11th, 2013

Wow. In a recent news item, I stated how Braven isn’t taking it easy after a string of successful portable speakers by releasing the monstrous Braven 800 – a direct competitor to Jawbone’s BigJambox speaker. It’s only been a few days, but Braven went and did it again with the Braven 855s, an identical twin Read More…

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Braven adds another number to its line-up

on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

The Braven numbers just keep piling up. The portable Bluetooth speaker maker has introduced the 710, yet another model in their ever-expanding lineup. What makes this speaker different from the similar 650 is: NFC (near field communication) pairing with non-iDevices, true stereo left and right pairing using two speakers, HD audio drivers, and APTX Bluetooth. Read More…

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WalletTrackR review

on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

I’ve come to the conclusion that there is an epidemic of people losing phones/wallets as evidenced by the number of tracking devices available on the market.  I recently received the TrackR by Phone Halo to check out, and my preliminary impression was very positive.  Here was something that I could stick in my wallet or hang on Read More…

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Divoom Bluetune-Bean Bluetooth speaker review

on Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

We like our tunes!  And as much as we like our personal earbuds, sometimes we don’t just want to keep the music to ourselves, we want to jam out loud or share it with the folks around us.  The Divoom Bluetune-Bean Bluetooth portable speaker and speakerphone does this in a fun, compact shape and size.  Read More…

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Smartwatches not your thing? How about a Vybe smart bracelet?

on Friday, November 1st, 2013

If a smartwatch is too bulky for your wrist, but you still would like call answer and reject capabilities, check out the Vybe Smart Bracelet. The Vybe is a crowdfunded project that notifies the wearer of calls, messages and a lost phone. It can be worn on your wrist or your ankle and comes in Read More…

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Adapt converts standard headphones to Bluetooth

on Monday, October 28th, 2013

The Adapt Bluetooth Headphone Adapter from Outdoor Tech is slightly misnamed.  It doesn’t just work with headphones and earbuds; it can work with any speakers or device with a 3.5mm audio-in jack.  When you use it with your headphones or earbuds, you’ll convert your standard headphones into Bluetooth gear.  Simply clip the Adapt to your Read More…

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BitLock: A keyless lock for your bicycle

on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

I’ve been researching keyless locks for houses recently, and I found this method of locking up your bike.  BitLock is a Kickstarter project actively seeking funding.  BitLock is a big, sturdy-looking lock for securing your bike to a post or rack.  It’s made of re-enforced, heat-treated, cut-resistant steel; the shackle is 0.47″ thick, so it Read More…

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PROTAG review

on Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Recently my wife lost her purse, and it got me thinking if there was a device that would alert her when she and her purse were separated.  Not too long afterward, I came upon the PROTAG by Innova, a device that works with a smartphone to keep track of your personal items and sends alerts when Read More…

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The new Wacom Intuos Creative Stylus can take the pressure

on Saturday, October 12th, 2013

The Intuos Creative Stylus from Wacom is a capacitive stylus for the iPad 3, 4, iPad mini and newer iOS tablets, which will recognize up to 2048 levels of pressure. When used with a compatible application like Wacom’s own Bamboo Paper or Sketchbook Pro from Autodesk, pressure on the pen’s nib will translate into thicker or Read More…

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Minisuit Nexus 7 (2013) Keyboard Case review

on Monday, October 7th, 2013

During my vacation planning this year, I decided that I was going to leave my 13in Macbook Air laptop at home and only take my Nexus 7 2013 Android tablet. I figured it was a good way to keep me from wanting to do real work while I was supposed to be relaxing on Sanibel Read More…

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Put some zip in your golf, tennis or baseball swings with the Zepp sensor

on Sunday, October 6th, 2013

Baseball, tennis and golf are three sports where it’s all in the swing. But how do you get that perfect swing, or even that better swing? Coaching is a good method, but you always have to work around their schedule and the cost! I know folks that video tape themselves, but it is hard to Read More…