Spotlight Gadgets

leaf-tie

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 [...]

{ 0 comments }
Posted in: Gear, News
EmSEEQ-C 017

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 [...]

{ 1 comment }
Posted in: News
dane-elec-tron-flash-drives

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 [...]

{ 0 comments }
Posted in: Gear, News
monteverde-stylus-pen

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 [...]

{ 0 comments }
Posted in: Gear, News, Styluses
sony-ericsson-ms430-7

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 [...]

{ 8 comments }
Posted in: Android, Audio, Video, TV, iOS
i-microphone

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.  [...]

{ 4 comments }
Posted in: Android, iOS, News
sabre-home-and-away-pepper-spray-kit

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 [...]

{ 1 comment }
Posted in: News
bobsled-by-tmobile-for-facebook

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 [...]

{ 1 comment }
Posted in: News
icushions

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.  iCushions.net 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 [...]

{ 1 comment }
Posted in: iOS, News
bluetrek-carbon

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.  [...]

{ 17 comments }
Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, News
sculpteo-graduate-figurine

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 [...]

{ 4 comments }
Posted in: News
Joulies-01

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 [...]

{ 13 comments }
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 [...]

{ 7 comments }
toddygear-smart-cloth

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 [...]

{ 0 comments }
Posted in: Gear, News
unica-italian-design-usb-drives

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 [...]

{ 0 comments }
Posted in: Gear, News
convenient-gadgets-and-gifts-ice-cubes

And I'm sure whimsical drinks taste better than plain ones!  Convenient Gadgets & Gifts is offering a line of reusable ice cubes and trays to make your own cubes that are anything but "cubular".  The reusable cubes are dishwasher safe, filled with purified water, and won't water down your drink.  They come in fun shapes, [...]

{ 0 comments }
Posted in: Geek Toys, News
medge-nook

M-Edge has announced several Nook Color accessories that will be available through the M-Edge online store, as well as Best Buy stores. These new accessories include resized and updated versions of their Executive, GO!, Latitude, and Trip Jackets, as well as sleeves and bookstands for the popular Barnes & Noble eBook Reader. Prices range from [...]

{ 0 comments }
Posted in: eBook Readers, News
compspy

The CompSpy Stealth Computer Spy w/Remote Spying from Gadgets and Gear is a covert application that runs in the background of a computer. Will instantly email you when certain keywords have been typed in. It will also send screen shots. Installs in 15 seconds on any Windows PC or laptop and is not detected by [...]

{ 4 comments }
Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News
ipad2-iguy

While I wait for my iPad 2 to be delivered, I thought I'd shop around for a case. I ordered one of the covers with it, but I may be carrying this iPad with me more than the original, so I will probably want to protect it a bit more. I happened upon a great [...]

{ 2 comments }
Posted in: iOS, News

Happy iPad 2 Day!

apple-ipad-2-impressions-1

As you may have heard, today is the release day for the Apple iPad 2. Luckily, my husband, Butch, was already scheduled for vacation today, so he was kind enough to sacrifice half his day waiting in line at the local Apple store. Butch told me that the Apple employees provided coffee, water, and even [...]

{ 31 comments }
Posted in: iOS, News
gear4-angrybirds-ipad2

Fan of the popular game Angry Birds? Come on, who isn't? Buying the Apple iPad 2 tomorrow? Then it should be a no brainer that you will need the Angry Bird's case from Gear4. Pre-order this snap on shell at MobileFun.co.uk for £24.95.

{ 1 comment }
Posted in: iOS, News
bear-grylls-ultimate-multi-tool

Remember Bear Grylls, who had that survival show called "Man vs. Wild"?  Gerber has a series of tools that they've dubbed the Bear Grylls Survival Series, and one of the tools in this line is the "Ultimate Multi-Tool".  This tool has 12 stainless steel implements that lock into place for easier, safer use.  The handles [...]

{ 9 comments }
Posted in: Gear, News
axbo

The aXbo Sleepphase Alarm Clock knows the perfect time to wake you up and now it knows just the right length of time to let you snooze when you press the snooze button. aXbo has launched a new feature called iSnooze which considers your sleep phases unlike snooze features that wake you at fixed intervals. [...]

{ 4 comments }
Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Watches and Clocks
maplexo-iphone4

We are avid recyclers are our house. We save #1 and #2 plastics, soda cans, tin cans, glass, paper and cardboard. I wish my local recycle center accepted even more types of plastic; but if they accept it, we recycle it. That's why I love it when people reuse old worn out and broken items [...]

{ 2 comments }
Posted in: iOS, News
smartshopper

Several years ago I reviewed the SmartShopper grocery list recording device. The SmartShopper has been recently upgraded with a smaller design and extra features like a built in timer, ability to keep two lists and ways to sort the list by your store layout. The SmartShopper still doesn't require ink, but it does use small [...]

{ 7 comments }
Posted in: Home and Kitchen, News