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Product Requirements: Device: Windows PC running 98SE, 2000 or XP. Digital cameras are available in all sorts of shapes and sizes these days. From the typical run of the mill point and shoot variety that we're all familiar with, to something a little more exotic like the James Bond Stealth cam that we reviewed here [...]

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LobeMan FM Radio Review

Product Requirements: A local FM radio station If you read Julie's and my CES trip report, then by now you know about LobeMan, the product that came from out of nowhere and pleasantly surprised me. No, I was definitely not in the market for an in-ear FM radio when Scott Hynd, their Director of Marketing, [...]

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Portable cassette players used to come in two main flavors: the basic walkman, with ear buds or headphones, and models with built-in speakers for more “social” uses. The speakers weren’t ever very good, but then the quality of the cassette recordings wasn’t great either. Portable CD players provide a much better music quality through headphones, [...]

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Product Requirements: Device: TV or Monitor with RCA audio / video inputs I've made it a personal goal to "tech out" my home as much as possible in the next few months. Even though I'm the Gadgeteer, I do not have the latest and greatest smart home products. Heck, even my TV is an old [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Home and Kitchen

  "Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast"  Right? Well, that really all depends on just how good your speakers sound! This review is going to take a look at the Audio Notepad Speaker System from Zmart Shoppers, which is actually a repackaging of the 56MS system from AcousticSpecialties. More about the repackaging details [...]

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Product Requirements: Basic set of hand tools, wire stripper, wiring harness and stereo installation kit for your specific car's make and model If you’re in the market for an affordable CD/DVD/MP3 stereo, then the feature rich FORYOU DV-200 in-dash car stereo may be, well, just for you. My Gadgeteer wife, Judie, received this review unit [...]

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Product Requirements: Device: PC with the following minimum requirements: Pentium®-class processor; Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows 2000, or Windows XP; Memory: 32 MB of RAM & 15 MB of hard-disk space; CD-ROM drive for software installation; Sound card or powered speakers; Available USB port. Wow!  Good things [...]

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Product Requirements: Device: An audio device with a headphone jack and a stereo with an FM receiver There are so many uses the Digiana Wireless Audio Portable FM Linker, that I almost don't know where to begin...but I will touch on just a few scenarios for those that didn't realize that they might be able [...]

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Product Requirements: Device: Windows 98 and higher Repeat after me: convergence, convergence, convergence. That's the name of the game these days when it comes to new home entertainment and PC interaction devices. No longer are we content to just sit in our home offices to listen and watch the media stored on our PCs. Instead, [...]

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Posted in: Home and Kitchen

So you want a digital camera, a digital camcorder, a PC web cam, a voice recorder and a data storage device. So many gadgets but so little money after Christmas. Will say hello to the Nisis Pocket DV2 Digital Video Camera which delivers all these features in a truly pocket size gizmo and for only [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear

My first DVD player review was the NextBase unit from Merconnet.com. That was last summer, and I've been using it ever since. A very small and portable player, it worked great and didn't take up much room at all on my entertainment center. I was surprised when Merconnet contacted me a few week ago to [...]

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If you've been looking for a very small monitor or TV for a room or vehicle, you'll want to learn more about the GMX 6" TFT / LCD Monitor with TV Tuner from Merconnet. The items included in the package are: the 6" LCD, small IR remote control, AC adapter, 12V car adapter, plastic stand [...]

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Device Requirements: PC - Windows 98/98SE, 2000, ME, XP; Mac - Mac OS 8.6, 9.X, 10.1 Note: DOS volumes are not adequately supported by MacOS 10.0.x and loss of data can occur   A couple of years ago, when I was first hearing about compact devices that could not only play MP3s but that could [...]

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Posted in: Gear

Can you believe that I haven't purchased a DVD player yet? And I call myself a Gadgeteer?! Yes, it's sad but true... I guess I can rationalize this by also telling you that I subscribe to EVERY premium movie channel there is on DirecTV. So see, I do watch movies! I just never had the [...]

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Product Requirements: Device: A television with audio and video input jacks How many of you have basically traded in your VHS collection for the DVD equivalent? If you were one of the early adopters, then you can remember when an inexpensive DVD player was upwards of $300, and the word "portable" only applied to the [...]

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Product Requirements: Device: Almost any portable music device with a headphone jack and an FM radio It is an inevitable thing that you may have the "world's greatest" stereo system in your car or house; but the music that you want to hear at some point and time will happen to be in a format [...]

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Tivo Review

A few weeks ago I was talking with an acquaintance and he told me that the TiVo that they had purchased for Christmas 2000 had really changed the way they watched TV.  Their lives are busy (two school aged kids and both parents work) and this allowed all to watch what they wanted when they [...]

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VRJoy Review

VRJoy are LCD shutter glasses that transform images, movies and games into stereoscopic 3D.  These glasses will work with any computer that uses a CRT monitor. They will also work with any operating system. There isn't any software that you have to install to use these glasses if you just want to view images, or [...]

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Pocket BiteMate Review

Program Requirements: Desktop: Windows 95 or 98 The Pocket BiteMate, from E.W. Bridge LLC is a pocket sized, solid state, digital multimedia recorder and player. This little gadget will not only allow you to record just about anything, but it comes with a desktop software package that enables you to download the sound bites into [...]

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