Gear Diary


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 snapshot [...]

Posted in: iOS, News, Paper and Pens

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? [...]

Posted in: Articles, Miscellaneous

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 [...]

Posted in: News, Paper and Pens

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 app [...]

Posted in: Articles, Miscellaneous

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 [...]

Posted in: eBook Readers

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. I [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and 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 to [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear

NaNoWriMo Tools?


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 decided [...]


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 my [...]


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. 10 years ago (1999) PDA-Pak Review I believe [...]


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 a [...]


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 eReader [...]

Posted in: eBook Readers, News

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 they [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous

Would a robot help you stick to your diet? Autom from Intuitive Automata thinks it can. var playerSeed = new PlayerSeed('SmartPlayer_3'); playerSeed.sid = 348; playerSeed.width = '500'; playerSeed.height = '300'; playerSeed.videoControlDisplayColor = '#5E7984'; playerSeed.playList = '188840184'; playerSeed.autoStart= false; playerSeed.hasCompanion=true; playerSeed.companionPos= 'bottom'; playerSeed.Load(); // ]]>

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Here is some more info about the forthcoming Palm Pixi. I really hate the name ;) var playerSeed = new PlayerSeed('SmartPlayer_2'); playerSeed.sid = 348; playerSeed.width = '500'; playerSeed.height = '300'; playerSeed.videoControlDisplayColor = '#5E7984'; playerSeed.playList = '188834142'; playerSeed.autoStart= false; playerSeed.hasCompanion=true; playerSeed.companionPos= 'bottom'; playerSeed.Load(); // ]]>