Spotlight Gadgets


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 [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

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 [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, News
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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 [...]

Posted in: News, Wireless

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 [...]

Posted in: Gaming Gear, 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 [...]

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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. [...]

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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
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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 [...]

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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