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Evernote Teams up with Moleskine to Offer Smart Notebooks

on Saturday, August 25th, 2012

If you are an Evernote user, you probably already know that you can backup your paper notebooks and journals by snapping pictures of the pages and uploading them into your account. Evernote and Moleskine are coming together to offer smart notebooks that offer features that make this task even better. When you take a snapshotRead More…


Digital Journaling Methods

on Monday, February 20th, 2012
Posted in: Articles, Miscellaneous

I have been on a quest to find the best tool to chronicle the events of my life. This quest has led me to look for the answer to the question of which is the better journal keeping method, pen and paper or an electronic gadget? Analog or digital? Or maybe a combination of both?Read More…


Daycraft – Alternatives to Moleskine and Rhodia Notebooks

on Friday, January 27th, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Who among us is a notebook / stationary junky? Let’s see a show of hands please… Me too. That’s why I was grinning from ear to ear when the mailman dropped off a box of samples from a company that I’d not heard of before: Daycraft. I suppose the reason why I’ve not heard ofRead More…


Starting a New Journal – Which Format Do you Use, Digital or Analog?

on Saturday, January 7th, 2012
Posted in: Articles, Miscellaneous

It’s the beginning of a new year, which for a lot of people, means that it is time to start a new journal or diary. I’ve been wrestling with the decision of whether to stay traditional and keep my journal in a Moleskine, Rhodia or similar notebook, or go digital and use a diary appRead More…


Barnes and Noble is making me grumpy

on Monday, November 30th, 2009
Posted in: eBook Readers

I pre-ordered the Nook ebook reader within a day or so after they were officially announced on October 20th. For over a month now, the expected ship date on my order status page has been 11/30th. That’s today in case you haven’t checked the calendar All day I’ve been keeping an eye on that orderRead More…


Apple Magic mouse is not so magical for me

on Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

I’m extremely happy with my new 27″ iMac (quad-core i7) because is fast and quiet. I wasn’t sure how well I would adjust to the wireless keyboard and the new magic mouse. I’m so accustomed to a full sized keyboard and Logitech MX Revolution mouse, that both felt really awkward to use at first. IRead More…


My 27″ iMac arrives 3 days early – Lucky Friday the 13th

on Friday, November 13th, 2009
Posted in: Computer Gear

I stayed home from work today because I was feeling blah and while I was chatting with Dave, I happened to look over at the wireless LCD of the Brickhouse Security Wi-Spi EX30 and noticed that a FedEx truck had pulled into my driveway. Since I still had on my PJs, I wasn’t planning toRead More…


NaNoWriMo Tools?

on Friday, October 30th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Is it weird that I don’t consider myself a writer even though I’ve written thousands, if not a million words in the 12 years that The Gadgeteer has been in existence? To me a writer is someone who writes stories and books. I don’t fit that criteria, but would like to. That’s why I’ve decidedRead More…


I want one – a real life Hobbit house

on Monday, October 26th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Rob just sent me the link this house in Wales that a man built for his family. It’s a real life hobbit house if ever there was one. I’ve always dreamed of living in a house built into the side of a hill or a tree house, so this is just beyond cool in myRead More…


A look back – 10, 5 and 1 year ago today on The Gadgeteer

on Sunday, October 25th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

I’m not sure why it is, but I’m feeling a little bit nostalgic today, so I decided to take a look back in time to see what reviews were posted here on The Gadgeteer 10 years ago, 5 years ago and 1 year ago on this date.

New iMacs with a whopping 27″ display – Out comes my credit card

on Tuesday, October 20th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Today Apple announced new hardware and the most exciting part for me was the new ginormous 27″ iMacs. I’ve been dealing with a sick 3yr old iMac for several months now and recently wrestled with the decision to buy a laptop or another desktop. After today’s revelations, I’m definitely going to continue to use aRead More…


First came books, then came eBooks and now Vooks?

on Sunday, October 18th, 2009
Posted in: eBook Readers, News

We’re swiftly coming into the golden age of eBooks. For those of us that have been reading them on our PDAs and smartphones for years, it seems like it’s taken quite awhile to get to this point. All of a sudden, eReaders are popping up all over the place, with the Kindle 2, Sony’s eReaderRead More…

Your tangle of cables might win you $100

on Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

How often do people win prizes just for being messy? Not too often right? Those of you with crazy cable situations are in luck, because you can win $100 worth of store credit at the Optimized Cable Company. Just send them a picture of your messiest cable setup and you might be lucky when theyRead More…

Video of the Day – Robot Coaches Users Through Diet Routines

on Saturday, October 10th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Would a robot help you stick to your diet? Autom from Intuitive Automata thinks it can.

Video of the Day – Palm introduces Pixi

on Thursday, October 8th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Here is some more info about the forthcoming Palm Pixi. I really hate the name

Video of the Day – GPS Guides Tourists Through Kew Gardens

on Tuesday, October 6th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

I found this video interesting because it shows how GPS gadgets are being integrated into tourist attractions.

Video of the Day – Nokia E71 Smartphone Review

on Monday, October 5th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Even though the Nokia E71 isn’t brand spanking new, it is a good phone. If you’ve been thinking of buying one, this might be helpful…

Video of the Day – Logitech’s New Squeezebox Products

on Friday, October 2nd, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

I have loved the Logitech Squeezebox devices that I’ve reviewed in the past (example: Logitech Squeezebox Boom). Now they have some new devices. Take a look…

What is the perfect computer for Grandma?

on Friday, October 2nd, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Even 10 yrs after it was originally posted, I continue to receive emails and comments about my review of the Mailstation email appliance. For example, the other day I received this email: Hi Julie, My mom just turned 95 and is sharper than I. She has a mymailstation for emailing, which is a larger portionRead More…

Video of the Day – Free WebApp Alternatives to Expensive Software

on Thursday, October 1st, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Nice collection of FREE web based apps that can take the place of mega expensive apps like Photoshop and Microsoft Office.

Become a product reviewer!

on Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

I receive emails all the time where people ask me how they can become a product reviewer like The Gadgeteer. Starting your own website can be really hard work, so here’s an easier way to get some experience – sign up for an account at ExpoTV. Then you can apply to do video reviews ofRead More…

Video of the Day – Panasonic’s Evolta robot cycles to a world record

on Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Now we just need batteries that will last this long in our laptops!

10 reasons why I’m upgrading to another desktop instead of a laptop

on Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

I recently posted a short article talking about my problem with trying to decide between buying a desktop or laptop as an upgrade my currently failing 24″ iMac. A lot of you offered me many convincing comments to that post that advised me to go with a laptop (thanks to everyone that shared their opinions).Read More…

Video of the Day – Fix the Annoying Cell Phone Buzz in your …

on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

This is a problem that I notice all the time with my GSM phones. Neat fix, but I’d have to buy a bazillion choke cores to eliminate the noise everywhere I go. That said, it’s an easy fix. Check it out…

MvixUSA celebrates their 4th anniversary by giving you a gift

on Monday, September 28th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

To celebrate MvixUSA’s 4th Anniversary, they are giving away a free retractable Ethernet cable to the first 1000 claims! No need to purchase anything, simply go to their site and fill up the form and the Ethernet cable will be on its way to your home. This cable allows you to connect a HTPC likeRead More…