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Gear that reminds you that “you rock!”

on Thursday, October 17th, 2013

I’ve never seen a Kickstarter project like this one before.  Instead of seeking funding for a single product, Rocket seems to be seeking funding for their entire line of doo-dads.  Everything in the Design Amplified Collection has a rock music theme, from the cord keeper that looks like a guitar to the glass markers that Read More…

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Levenger Circa Leverage Punch Review

on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

No matter how much I use my gadgets, I could never give up my paper and writing implements.  I’ve always loved school and office supplies, and I was in heaven when I discovered Levenger and their beautiful notebooks, rich papers, and beautiful pens.  Levenger’s Circa system notebooks are perhaps best described as the best of Read More…

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Keep Your Charging Cables Close at Hand with the Scosche clipSYNC Carabiner Cables

on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
Posted in: News, Travel Gear

About a year ago, we told you about the Scosche flipSYNC charging cables.  Now, Scosche has updated their compact cables and converted them to carabiner clips, so they’ll be even easier to keep on a keychain or clipped to your gear bag.  The clipSYNC gear features full-sized charging cables with a spring-loaded carabiner built in.  Each clipSYNC is less Read More…

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Explore the Solar System with NASA

on Sunday, September 11th, 2011
Posted in: News

Man has been exploring space since the dawn of time.  First by seeing pictures in the stars and making up stories of gods, then by using optics and physics to understand that Earth is not the center of the universe, and finally by venturing into space with manned and unmanned crafts.  A wealth of information Read More…

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Give Her Your Heart – Not Quite Literally

on Monday, August 29th, 2011
Posted in: News

Guys, it’s never too early to think about the perfect gift for the lady in your life.  Next time you need a present for your Significant Other, why not give her your heart?  This Anatomical Heart Necklace from ThinkGeek let’s you show your love without compromising your scientific standards.  The pewter pendant hangs from a Read More…

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Duluth Trading Mini Solar Kit

on Monday, August 1st, 2011
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

There are a variety of solar charging kits on the market, but not all of them can help you keep your cool.  This Mini Solar Kit from Duluth Trading Co. has several attachments that can keep you cool and do several other things, too.  First is the solar collector/battery power station (storage capacity not documented). Read More…

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Forget the Canned Air – Use Giottos Rocket Air Blasters to Keep Your Electronics Clean

on Thursday, July 28th, 2011
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

We recently noticed a lot of spots in pictures we were taking with our Nikon D80 camera.  A quick Google search suggested we needed to clean dust off the mirrors and the other internal components.  “Canned air” works well for cleaning dust out of nooks and crannies that all electronic devices have, but there are Read More…

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Zojirushi Stainless Steel Lunch Jars

on Friday, July 22nd, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News

Gadgeteers aren’t going to be satisfied with a plain brown lunch bag – where’s the fun in that?  We want a lunch box that does something special.  The Stainless Steel Lunch Jars from Zojirushi should please any gadget lover.  They will keep your lunch hot (or cold) for hours, and they look cool doing it. Read More…

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Purse Organization with RFID Blocking

on Friday, July 22nd, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News

These purse organizers were originally designed to keep women’s purses organized and to make it simpler to change bags, but I don’t see any reason why guys couldn’t make use of them in gear bags, too.  This Travelon RFID Blocking Purse Organizer has  a woven metallic fabric sandwiched inside the walls to protect RFID cards Read More…

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HomeSmart Offers a Low-Tech Way to Protect Your Identity

on Thursday, July 21st, 2011
Posted in: News

Instead of shredding all those papers with sensitive financial information, you can permanently obscure the information with the HomeSmart Black Out Security Stamper and Pen.  It looks like one of those self-inking return address stampers, but the Black Out stamper uses permanent ink that can’t be erased or washed out to stamp a jumbled pattern Read More…

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Explorer Touch Mouse from Microsoft

on Wednesday, July 20th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News

Microsoft has added a new mouse to their Touch line.  The Explorer Touch Mouse uses BlueTrack technology, combining the power of optical and precision of laser, for precise tracking on most any surface.  There are five programmable buttons on this mouse, and the scrolling strip lets you navigate up/down or side-to-side with a flick of Read More…

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Show Off Your Crafty Side With the DIY iPhone Case

By: Andy Simmons
on Thursday, July 14th, 2011
Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod

One really nice thing about being an iPhone owner is that the third-party accessories market is so enormous that one is never at a loss for accessory options.  However, there is a trend in phone cases in general to lean towards the sleek and industrial or luxurious, often leaving those whose tastes tend toward the Read More…

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Keep Your Writing Implement With Your Moleskine Notebook Without Using a Cover

on Sunday, July 10th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News

Moleskine is expanding their line with pens and pencils designed specifically for writing in their notebooks.  The pencils (shown top right) are 5″ X 0.375″ X 0.25″;  their rectangular shape allows them to fit more compactly against the notebook and their rounded edges make them feel more comfortable in the hand.  The pencils have 2B Read More…

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Dress to iMpress with the iCufflinks

on Monday, June 20th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News

These cufflinks from Adafruit Industries are made of machined aluminum to look like the power button on an Apple computer.  Inside the cufflinks are tiny circuit boards and LEDs.  Insert a battery in each before wearing, and the power symbol will glow with a pulsing light for 24 hours.  The source code, circuit board files, Read More…

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Hang Your Keys Almost Anywhere With Hookeychain

By: Andy Simmons
on Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Sometimes it’s hard being a gadget lover.  Here at The Gadgeteer, we’ve told you about and/or reviewed a ton of keychain tools over the years, and I’d be lying if I told you that for at least half of them, I’ve found myself flush with new-gadget-frenzy, my cursor hovering over the “buy” button, only to Read More…

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JayBird JF3 Freedom Bluetooth Earbuds Put Wireless Music In Your Ears

By: Andy Simmons
on Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

If there’s one thing I hate about exercising while wearing earbuds, it’s that it’s far too easy to accidentally snag the cable on something and yank one or both buds out of my ears.  Bluetooth headphones solve the cable problem, but most Bluetooth headphones are either circumaural or supra-aural, and thus too big and heavy Read More…

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Extend Your Network With the Netgear WN3000RP Universal WiFi Range Extender

By: Andy Simmons
on Tuesday, June 14th, 2011
Posted in: News, Wireless

Not all of us are lucky enough to have a home that’s wired for Ethernet, and for many of us who have to depend on wireless for network access within the home, there are places where our wireless signal just doesn’t quite reach.  Wireless network extenders solve this problem, and are nothing new, but most Read More…

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TriMount Turns Your TV Into an Ugly But Organized Gaming Nirvana

By: Andy Simmons
on Monday, June 13th, 2011
Posted in: Gaming Gear, News

Once upon a time, it was possible for hardcore gamers to ply their avocation inconspicuously, their games and controllers stored in boxes, and their consoles tucked away behind the doors of their entertainment center or component cabinet.  These days, however, motion is A Big Deal, and as a result, taking full advantage of a modern Read More…

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Expand Your Charging Options With the Aluratek Mini USB Charging Station

By: Andy Simmons
on Monday, June 13th, 2011
Posted in: News

If there’s any single pain that is shared by all true gadget fiends, it’s the fact that there are never, ever enough outlets to accommodate all of the power adapters and chargers for one’s gadgets.  Aluratek’s Mini Surge Dual USB Charging Station attempts to solve that problem by turning a single grounded power outlet into Read More…

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Limited Edition Gold POP Phone from Native Union

on Sunday, June 12th, 2011
Posted in: News

There have been a lot of stories in the news recently about the dangers of cell phone radiation.  Use the Limited Edition Gold POP Phone from Native Union, and you’ll reduce your exposure – near your head, anyway.  The POP Phone looks like the handset from an old telephone; it even has the curled cord. Read More…

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Micro-Plus EX puts 9 tools on your keyring

on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

As Julie wrote a few posts down, here at The Gadgeteer, we can’t get enough keychain tools and gadgets.  So here’s another, the Swiss+Tech Micro-Plus EX 9-in-1 Key Ring Tool.  As the somewhat lengthy name implies, 9 tools are embedded in this little gem, including pliers, bottle opener, 4 screwdrivers, and wire cutter/stripper/crimper.  All stainless Read More…

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Get rid of bright LED lights with LightDims

on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
Posted in: News

There are probably a good amount of gadgets around the house that have an obnoxiously bright LED–from your alarm clock to DVD player to television.  LightDims are designed to fit over the LED and reduce or eliminate the glare of the light.  LightDims are essentially just stickers.  Yes, a Hello Kitty sticker for 10 cents Read More…

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USB Film Roll from Photojojo

on Saturday, June 4th, 2011
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

These USB flash drives from Photojojo are made from upcycled 35mm film rolls.  Because they were reclaimed from film developing labs, you won’t know what brand of film you’ll receive.  Each 4GB drive holds – not 36 pictures – but hundreds.  Each USB Film Roll costs $20, and they’d make a great gift for photographers Read More…

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Etymotic Enhances hf3 and mc3 Headsets With Awareness! App

By: Andy Simmons
on Friday, June 3rd, 2011

If you’ve ever worn a good pair of earbuds, you know that the noise isolation that they provide can be a double-edged sword.  On the one hand, it’s nice to be able to shut out the chatter of coworkers or other customers in the coffee shop.  On the other hand, shutting out the sound of Read More…

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Pretty Up Your Cables with Leaf Ties

on Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News

If you’re tired of plain cable ties, check out these Leaf Ties.  You’ll get 12 cable ties in a package that are strong, permanent, secure, weatherproof, and easy to remove.  You can use them to corral your cables, support a young plant in your garden, or even to identify your luggage.  They come from a UK company Read More…