Spotlight Gadgets

zoku-character-faces-2

We've told you about a variety of Zoku frozen treats makers, beginning with the Zoku Quick Pop Maker back in 2009.  That pop maker is still around, and Zoku has introduced an accessory kit that lets you add bits of fruit to your pop.  Using the cutters and the layout paddle, you can arrange small [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News
design-amplified-collection

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 [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, News
circa-leverage-punch-1

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 [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Reviews
scosche-clipSYNC-cables

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 [...]

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Posted in: News, Travel Gear
NASA-solor-system-exploration

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 [...]

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Posted in: News
thinkgeek-heart-necklace

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 [...]

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Posted in: News
duluth-trading-mini-solar-kit

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). [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
giottos-rocket-air-blasters

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 [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, News
zojirushi-mr-bento-stainless-lunch-jar

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. [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
travelon-rfid-blocking-organizer

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 [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
homesmart-black-out-ID-protection

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 [...]

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Posted in: News
microsoft-explorer-touch-mouse

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 [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
connectdesign-DIY case

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 [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod
moleskine-pencils-and-pens

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 [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
iCufflinks

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, [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
Megawing-Hookeychain-01

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 [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
JayBird-JF3

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 [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, News
WN3000RPT_NA_InWall 001

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 [...]

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Posted in: News, Wireless
dreamGEAR-TriMount

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 [...]

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Posted in: Gaming Gear, News
Aluratek-USB_Charging_Station

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 [...]

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Posted in: News