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Easily transfer data from your old PC to your new Windows 8 PC with this Belkin cable

on Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

The Easy Transfer Cable for Windows 8 from Belkin will do just that – make transferring data to your new Windows 8 PC a snap.  The 8-ft long cable comes with Microsoft Easy Transfer software (on CD).  You simply insert the CD in the old computer and launch the transfer utility, then put the CDRead More…


Scosche sneakPEEK II Cable Outputs iPad and iPhone Video to your TV

on Friday, October 8th, 2010

The next time you want to show the video from your iPhone or iPad on a large screen, grab the Scosche sneakPEEK II cable. It features both component & composite cable connections. Sorry, no HDMI though. The cables have 24k gold plated tips for enhanced durability and superior audio quality. It also features an integratedRead More…


Gear Ties are Twist Ties on Steroids

on Thursday, September 16th, 2010
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

If you’re tired of using the little paper covered twist ties to manage your cable clutter, Gear Ties may be the answer. They are reusable rubber covered twist ties that come in a variety of colors and sizes that range from 3″ to a whopping 32″ long. Besides using them to organize your cables, youRead More…


Universal Network Cable

on Monday, February 22nd, 2010

This Universal Network Cable from would be great for all the IT people out there that are constantly in need of different network cables.  The Universal Network Cable has a selector to convert it to 5 different cable types.  Cable options include rolled, crossover, straight-through, loopback, and T1.  Priced at $24.99, it seems reasonableRead More…


Tame unruly cables with one of their own kind

on Sunday, November 22nd, 2009
Posted in: News

As much as we gadget-fiends might like to have Bluetooth or WiFi connections for all of our peripheral devices, unfortunately the technosphere hasn’t yet caught up to our vision.  If cable management is an issue for you, check out the Gumbycord, er… Flexicord (sorry, couldn’t resist) by Ziotek.  Patent-pending Memory Cord Technology allows Flexicord toRead More…


Suction cup mounted headphone wrap – Cableyoyo POP

on Monday, August 17th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

We’ve see various headphone cable organizers on the market, but here’s one that features a suction cup – so it has to be cool… right? The Cableyoyo POP from Radtech features a compact Polyethylene winder body and a pure gum rubber suction cup that attaches easily to any hard smooth surface. The Pop also includesRead More…


CableDrop Cable Clips – No more cable diving

on Thursday, July 16th, 2009
Posted in: Computer Gear

If you don’t have a hole in your desk for cables, this set of 6 peel and stick clips will keep the various cables cluttering your desk from falling on the floor. They can also be used to route cables for a more tidy desk. The are available from ThinkGeek for $9.99 a set.


Save money on cables by skipping brick and mortar stores

on Wednesday, May 13th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

I really hate it when I get a new gadget to review and find out too late that the necessary cables to hook it up haven’t been included in the package. There’s nothing worse than making a quick trip to Walmart, Best Buy, etc. only to have sticker shock when I see how much theyRead More…

Griffin Simplifi USB Dock / Card Reader Review

on Thursday, October 30th, 2008

If you prefer your desktop to be as uncluttered as possible, one of Griffin’s
newest products can help you out. It is the Simplifi iPod / iPhone USB dock and
card reader. Let’s take a closer look…


on Friday, November 23rd, 2007
Posted in: Gear

The DOCKEY is a nicely engineered, small tech-accessory for those road-warriors with mini-USB devices. It replaces the ‘factory-supplied’ cable, allowing you to sync and charge a multitude of devices, including but not limited to the Blackberry, HTC, and many types of cellphones.

WirelessGround USB Leather Hand Strap

on Thursday, November 15th, 2007
Posted in: Gear

It seems like we don’t see many people here in the states using hand straps on their mobile phones and digital audio players like they do in other countries. About the only small electronic devices where you do see hand straps used with, are digital cameras. That might change with this nifty hand strap from WirelessGround.

USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Adapter with One Touch Backup

on Monday, August 7th, 2006

Here is a review of a product that doesn’t appear to be all that exciting until you really require a use for it. It’s the latest version of a USB 2.0 to IDE / SATA cable from Brando. The first such cable I reviewed was back in 2004. It would only allow you to connect a 3.5 inch IDE drive to your PC or Mac. One year later, the 2nd version of this cable added the ability to connect 2.5 inch drives. Earlier this Spring, yet another iteration of this cable added SATA drive capability. And now the latest version adds one touch backup and a new compact adapter design.

Brando USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Cable

on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

If you are a geek, chances are that you have a gear bag or a gear closet / cabinet. If your geekiness is truly l33t, you may even have both. Yes, I am proud to say that I do have both! I carry a nice assortment of gear ‘stuff’ with me in my gear bagRead More…

BoxWave miniSync with Wall and Car Chargers

on Wednesday, February 15th, 2006
Posted in: Gear, Windows Mobile

One of the things I like best about many of the latest Windows Mobile devices is that they are now using mini USB connectors to accomplish syncing and charging. This means that the same set of cables used for my HTC Apache / PPC-6700 will work with the HTC Universal I am currently testing, andRead More…

Gomadic Charger Cables with Tip Exchange Technology

on Friday, December 23rd, 2005
Posted in: Windows Mobile

Right around the corner from my office is a closet which acts as the receptacle for all of the gadgets’ boxes and accessories currently being used in our household – well, the ones that will fit, anyway. Inside this closet sits a large cardboard box which holds nothing but power cords, adapters, odd cables andRead More…

USB 2.0 to IDE Cable Version 2

on Sunday, August 21st, 2005

When Brando sent me the USB 2.0 to IDE Cable a year ago, I didn’t think I’d ever have the opportunity to actually put it to use. However, I was wrong and was able to eventually put it through its paces for a review. But after that one use and review, this cable has stayedRead More…

BoxWave MiniSync for the Samsung i500/i550

on Friday, August 12th, 2005
Posted in: Uncategorized

When I first got my Samsung SPH-i550, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the cradle from its predecessor, the Samsung SPH-i500, could be used for the new model’s syncing and charging. Obviously unlike some Palm OS devices, Samsung had kept the same connector port. This was good news because it meant that technically, anythingRead More…

Seidio INNODock Desktop Cradle for Treo 650

on Thursday, July 28th, 2005
Posted in: Uncategorized

Does it bug the bajeezus out of anyone besides myself that it seems to have become a trend for PDA manufacturers not to include a desktop cradle with their PDAs any longer? We as consumers spend hundreds of dollars on these devices only to be given a cheapo charging cable instead of a charging cradle.Read More…

Seidio Treo 650 Retractable Sync & Charger USB Cable Review

on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005
Posted in: Uncategorized

Product Requirements: Device: PalmOne Treo 650 I have been happily using the USB Retractable SyncCharger Cable from Brando’s Workshop with my PalmOne Treo 650 for several weeks now. I haven’t had a reason to switch to another syncing and charging solution until Seidio contacted me to let me know about their cable.   Their cableRead More…

BoxWave VersaCharger Review

on Thursday, October 7th, 2004

Product Requirements: A USB sync/charger for your electronic device Buying a PDA that comes with a cradle is just wonderful for those who sit at a desk day in and day out. Viewing that PDA’s screen when it is sitting propped up at an appropriate angle is quite convenient. However, the first time the ownerRead More…

Brando USB 2.0 to IDE Cable Review

on Thursday, May 13th, 2004

Product Requirements: Device: Windows 98SE or higher Mac OS 8.6 or higher When I found a USB 2.0 to IDE cable in a package of other review items that I had received from Brando’s Workshop, I had to wonder when and if I’d ever be able to actually review it. According to the packaging, thisRead More…

JAVOSync and USB Car Charger Review

on Monday, May 10th, 2004
Posted in: Windows Mobile

Anytime Julie or I get a new PDA, we immediately begin the search for accessories that will enhance its use. Not long after I ordered the Sony TH55, we received an email from JavoEdge about their range of products. Thinking of my upcoming 4Corners trip, I knew it would be much more convenient to haveRead More…

USB Sync Cable with On/OFF Charging Control Review

on Tuesday, November 11th, 2003
Posted in: Windows Mobile

Product Requirements: Palm m500 series. Palm Tungsten T series, Palm Zire 71, CLIÉ T/NR/SL/SJ/NX/NZ/TG/TJ series, CLIÉ N/S series, iPAQ 1910/221x/38xx/39xx/54xx/55xx series, ASUS A620, MiTAC Mio 338/528, Viewsonic V35, O2xda/xda2 One of the first things many people do when they get a new PDA is buy an extra cradle so that they can sync and chargeRead More…

SyncGear 3-in-1 Palm Cable Review

on Monday, June 2nd, 2003
Posted in: Uncategorized

Product Requirements: Device: Palm PDAs with a universal connector Windows 98SE and higher So, you’ve got a Palm with a universal connector and an SD (Secure Digital) memory expansion slot. How would you like a hotsync / charge cable for your PDA that also included a card reader? Intrigued? I was too when I heardRead More…

Seidio 2-in-1 iPAQ Charger Review

on Friday, October 18th, 2002
Posted in: Windows Mobile

Product Requirements: Device: Compaq iPAQ 3800/3900 series PDA   There are days when I feel like the Joker was talking about us (instead of Batman) when he said, "Where does [The Gadgeteer] get those wonderful toys?" I mean, it seems like hardly a week will go by when Julie and I don’t find a productRead More…