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JK Rowling has written a new Harry Potter story – wait, don’t get too excited

on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

I’m a big fan of the Harry Potter books. I’m not a crazy fan, I just really enjoyed the books and movies. So much so that I’ve yet to find another book series that I’ve liked better. I was bummed after watching the final movie because there would be no more books or movies toRead More…


eBook watch: Mytro by John Biggs

on Sunday, June 29th, 2014
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

My goal is to make more time in my day to read. I love reading but that seems to be one activity that gets pushed aside when my days get busy. That stops today. And the first book that I plan to read is Mytro by John Biggs. John is a Brooklyn NY based techRead More…

The Bounty Hunter Code

Get your bounty hunter on with The Bounty Hunter Code: From the Files of Boba Fett

on Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
Posted in: Gaming Gear, Geek Toys, News

We showed you “Star Wars: The Jedi Path“. We piqued your interest in the dark side with the “Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side“. Now we want to expose your inner bounty hunter with “The Bounty Hunter Code: From the Files of Boba Fett“. Written by Daniel Wallace, Ryder Windham and Jason FryRead More…


Unlock secrets from the Dark Side

on Monday, December 30th, 2013
Posted in: Geek Toys, News

Larry Geisz told us how to unlock our inner Jedi, and now this kit will help us unloose the power of the Dark Side.  The Book of Sith: Secrets from the Dark Side (Vault Edition) is a book and artifacts stored in a pyramid-shaped vault.  In addition to the book, which is filled with instruction manualsRead More…


Blast off with “LEGO Space: Building the Future” – New from No Starch Press

on Saturday, November 9th, 2013
Posted in: Geek Toys, News

LEGO Space: Building the Future from No Starch Press and authors Peter Reid and Tim Goddard take readers on a fantastic intergalactic LEGO adventure with sleek starships, cool robots, creepy aliens, fearsome space pirates, and much more. This 216 page hardcover book features color images and a selection of step-by-step building instructions that will letRead More…


Be inspired by Beautiful LEGO – New from No Starch Press

on Saturday, September 21st, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

If looking at your little brother’s LEGO creations never inspired your imagination, this new book from No Starch Press sure will. Beautiful LEGO by Mike Doyle is a 280 page coffee table book that features LEGO sculptures from dozens of artists. From abstract to life-like, the models featured in the pages of this book areRead More…


Now you can read by the light of your Moleskine

on Friday, April 12th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News

In addition to their journals, Moleskine makes accessories for readers and writers.  Their Rechargeable Booklight will shed light on the book you’re reading or on the journal you’re writing in.  It’s USB-rechargeable, has two LEDs, and it measures 7″ X 1.5″.  The Booklight has a soft-touch, matte plastic exterior and a flexible, bendable inner structure thatRead More…


Celebrate Game of Thrones season 3 by making your own paper flying dragons

on Sunday, March 31st, 2013
Posted in: Geek Toys, News

HBO’s popular fantasy series Game of Thrones is back tonight with episode 1 of season 3. You can get in on the fun with the Paper Flying Dragons book by Pat Murphy. This book includes fully illustrated punch out parts that will allow you to create 12 paper dragons includes: 5 foot long flyers, 5Read More…

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Unlock your inner Jedi with Vault Edition of The Jedi Path book

on Sunday, February 17th, 2013
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Now, I know what you are thinking, how does a book rate a mention on a gadget site? It does when the book is The Jedi Path:A Manual for Students of the Force and comes in a mechanical vault. This Vault Edition of the Jedi Path comes with: hardcover version of the book letter tracing theRead More…


4 LEGO books that will take your model building to the next level

on Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Did Santa bring you a bucket of LEGO bricks and now you have no idea what to build with them? Never fear my brick snapping friends, I have 4 books that will have you building cool stuff (or dreaming about building cool stuff) in no time.


The Airship graphic novel was printed on a 90yr old printing press and hand bound by author Todd Thyberg

on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

I think Todd Thyberg is cool. He’s kind of like Ben Franklin (printer), Jules Verne (sci fi writer), Betsy Ross (seamstress) and a smartphone geek all wrapped up in one person. Todd has written The Airship, a 12 page, 3 color illustrated sci fi graphic novel that has been printed on a 90 year old VandercookRead More…


Tiny Tim Book Light Looks Like Luxo Jr.

on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
Posted in: eBook Readers, Gear, News

Remember the Luxo lamps used in Pixar’s logo and cartoons?  The Tiny Tim Book Light from Mustard reminds me of that lamp.  The Tiny Tim is much smaller than even Luxo Jr., though.  The lamp is made of plastic and stands 1.6″ X 2″ X 6.7″, and its LED bulb is powered by three 1.5VRead More…


LEGO Model Building Gets SERIOUS

on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News

I’m not a gun person, but I can’t help but be impressed by Jack Streat’s LEGO Heavy Weapons book from No Starch Press. First of all, he’s only 17 years old! Secondly, he offers plans for replicas of 4 guns: a Desert Eagle handgun, AKS-74U assault rifle, Lee Enfield sniper rifle and a SPAS combat shotgun. The plans don’tRead More…


The Photography eBook Collection Free from Adorama Learning Center

on Sunday, April 1st, 2012
Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, News

Taking good photos is very important to me.  Not only do I want to have good photos of family and friends, but I need good photos for my reviews here at The Gadgeteer.  The Adorama Learning Center has three eBooks that can help me improve my photo skills, and they are offering free downloads ofRead More…

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Encyclopedia Britannica – In Print No More

on Sunday, March 18th, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

The first edition of Encyclopedia Britannica was released in 1768 by three visionary Scotsmen. It became the standard reference on many a household bookshelf. On March 13th 2012 via their blog, they announced that after 244 years their current 32-volume printed edition (the first edition was 3 volumes) would be the last print version available when theirRead More…

Albatros Bookmark Follows your Reading Journey

on Sunday, March 4th, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Now I must admit pretty much all my reading’s done on my Kindle these days, but the Albatros Bookmark looks very interesting.  Made in France the bookmark is made of a thin piece of polyester and thanks to its structure and shape, everytime you turn a page, the bookmark follows.  Available for pre-order via IndiegogoRead More…


Levenger India Cloud Book Pillow Review

on Monday, November 28th, 2011

How would you like to give a gift this holiday season that’s actually multiple gifts in one?  You can, with the India Cloud Book Pillow from Levenger.  The recipient will get a great book pillow that works with paper books, eBook readers, and tablets.  Other people will receive the gift of a living wage andRead More…


Bookmarker that points the way

on Saturday, November 12th, 2011
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

If you still read dead tree books and need a way to mark your page that’s a little more fun than traditional bookmarkers, you might like the FingerPrint Bookmark Band. It’s a silicone rubber band with a molded finger that will point to a specific sentence. They are available in assorted colors. The only problemRead More…


Amazon Introduces the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library

on Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

Not long ago, Amazon made it possible for you to borrow books from participating libraries, and now they’ve introduced the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.  To participate, you must be an Amazon Prime member, and it appears you must own an actual Kindle.  There are 5000 titles available now, including 100 current and former New YorkRead More…


Cult of LEGO Book Review

on Monday, October 24th, 2011

Even though I’m a big fan of eBooks, I still love browsing through honest to goodness physical books. I find that there are some types of books that I prefer to be of the dead tree variety. One of these types is the large format, picture rich, coffee table book. I have a great exampleRead More…


Gadget Nation – Coffee Table Book for Gadgeteers

on Saturday, October 23rd, 2010
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Here’s a great gift idea for your favorite gadgeteer. It’s a coffee table book titled Gadget Nation by Steve Greenberg aka “The Innovation Insider”. Steve travels the country looking for innovative products and reports on them through various television programs such as NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s Early Show, ABC’s World News This Morning and WorldRead More…


LEGO Technic Idea Books will Inspire Enthusiasts to Design, Invent, and Build

on Thursday, September 9th, 2010

If you thought the LEGO Stop Animation Digital Video Camera that Janet posted about earlier today was interesting, you might want to check out the 3 volume series of LEGO Technic Idea Books from O’Reilly. These books offer 100’s of ideas through photographs with little to no text. Volume 1 is The LEGO Technic IdeaRead More…


The BookGem Holds Whatever You’re Reading

on Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Most stands for electronic devices are built to be used with only one device.  The BookGem can hold a multitude of devices – an iPad or other tablet, a Kindle or Kindle DX, Sony readers, nook, Kobo reader – even a paper book.  The BookGem is made in the USA of ABS plastic.  Folded up,Read More…

Simply Audio

Simply AudioBooks Audio Book Review

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Thursday, May 6th, 2010

With the advent of computer e Readers, Kindle and Nook, it would seem as though the book in audio form would be obsolete.   I’ve never been a big fan of audio books.  I like the idea a lot because it makes literature in all forms available to the visually impaired, it’s an interesting way toRead More…

Everything that comes in the box

Mini Solar Set Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Sunday, March 28th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

This is a cool idea- a solar panel charging ‘handle’ with interchangeable heads. The ‘mini kit’ includes a flashlight, book light, fan, radio/speaker, and a USB charger head. Let’s take a closer look…