Spotlight Gadgets


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. [...]

Posted in: 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 [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, 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 [...]

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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 [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, News

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 [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, iOS, 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 [...]

Posted in: Gear, News

Amber Alerts notify us when a child has been lost or taken and is in danger.  Missing children aren't the only vulnerable people in need of immediate recovery, though.  Elderly people, those with mental illness, Alzheimer patients, and others with cognitive impairment may also go missing and will need assistance returning home where they can [...]

Posted in: News

If you're a fan of the TRON movies, you might enjoy storing your data on a Tron light cycle.  Dane-Elec has two limited-edition USB 2.0 flash drives that come with some extras:  lights and sound effects, rotating video of the light cycle, movie trailers and posters, and wallpaper inspired by the TRON universe.  Two models [...]

Posted in: Gear, News

The Monteverde One-Touch Stylus Ballpoint Pen has the features you expect from a refillable ballpoint - one-hand click to open, and it can accept standard ink, gel ink, or liquid ink ballpoint refills.  What you don't expect is that you can also use this ballpoint to write on capacitive touch screens.  The clicker has a [...]

Posted in: Gear, News, Styluses

Sometimes you don't want to use earbuds or headphones to listen to music or videos on your mobile device. For those times, it's nice to have an external speaker. The Sony Ericsson MS430 Portable Media Speaker Stand offers a compact speaker that doubles as a stand. Note: The images in this review are clickable. Click [...]

Posted in: Android, Audio, Video, TV, iOS

CompuExpert, a division of Digital Interactive Systems Corp. extensively searches the globe for the most innovative and unique electronic gadgets and peripherals and brings them exclusively to the North American market.  They are introducing the i-Microphone, a convenient and affordable device to enhance the recording capabilities of your US smartphone and other US mobile devices.  [...]

Posted in: Android, iOS, News

I know pepper spray isn't the first thing you consider for a Mother's Day gift, but I think giving something to keep your mother safe is a great way to show her you love her.  The Sabre Pepper Spray Home & Away Protection Kit contains a small canister for her keychain, and a larger glow-in-the-dark [...]

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T-Mobile is joining the ranks of Google Voice and Skype by allowing you to make free calls to Facebook friends.  You download the Bobsled app, then you can call any of your friends through Facebook Chat by just clicking on their Facebook name.  You can call anyone around the world, and computer-to-computer calls are always [...]

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I've seen pillows used as iPhone stands before. like the Movie Wedge reviewed by Andy Chen.  Until now, I'd never seen a pillow that looked like an iPhone. offers reproductions of the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3G in pillow form.  The pillows have a polyester/spandex fabric covering and polystyrene bead filling.  The pillows measure [...]

Posted in: iOS, News

Carbon is the first Bluetooth headset made of carbon fiber, and it weighs only 5.9 grams.  Bluetrek designed the Carbon with Noiselock noise cancellation, a manual on/off switch, and multipoint technology so you can connect with two devices at once.  Colored LEDs and voice alerts in three languages (English, Spanish, and Mandarin) indicate headset status.  [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, News

The Sculpteo company "prints", or creates, 3-dimensional figures from a 3-D computer file.  If you are a graphical designer, you can create your own images and have them rendered by Sculpteo.  If, like me, you have no artistic abilities, Sculpteo can help you create a 3-D likeness of yourself or a loved one.  You simply [...]

Posted in: News

I'll come right out and admit that I have an obsession with Kickstarter lately, and with the sorts of brilliant ideas that have been rolling out of there recently, it's pretty obvious why. One of the more recent projects up for funding is Coffee Joulies.  What appear to be large, shiny coffee beans are in [...]

Turtle-Turtle Play-01

There's a shared obsession with unique writing instruments here at The Gadgeteer, so it's sort of a big deal if I can beat my fellow Gadgeteers to posting about a new and different gadgety pen.  Turtle, a new company based out of the UK, has just released their first two contributions to the world of [...]

The ToddyGear Smart Cloths have a plush microfiber side to clean and buff and a patterned silky microfiber side to polish.  They are very effective for cleaning phones, computer and tablet screens, even your eyeglasses without using any liquid.  The also have the AEGIS Microbe Shield® technology to protect from germs, mold and mildew, making [...]

Posted in: Gear, News

I have a fascination for USB flash drive jewelry, and Unica Italian Design has some really pretty pieces that caught my interest.  Unica Italian Design is a company formed by people with years of experience in designing and manufacturing gold and silver jewelry.  Their mission was to combine jewelry with technology to make art out [...]

Posted in: Gear, News