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Pamper your dry, itchy skin

on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

My hands are always drier than the desert, and the skin on my knuckles is usually cracked and often bleeding.  This used to happen to me only in the winter, but it’s a year-round thing for me now.  I slather on lotion, but it’s cold and stings.  The Heated Lotion Dispenser from Sharper Image will Read More…


Withings launches new Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor

on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Three years ago Withings introduced their first blood pressure monitor for the iPhone and now their latest version of this convenient health tracking gadget has been updated to be completely wireless. Hypertension is know as the silent killer because there are often no symptoms until it’s too late. Regular blood pressure checks will allow you Read More…


Is the AeroLife air-based nutrition system the future of food?

on Saturday, January 25th, 2014

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of AeroLife™ . All opinions are 100% mine. One day humans will no longer need to eat foods or drink liquids in order to receive their proper daily nutrition. Does that sound like a crazy idea? The AeroLife air-based nutrition system makes me believe a Read More…


Easily convert your conventional desk to a standing desk without permanent modifications

on Friday, November 15th, 2013

There’s been some interest here at The Gadgeteer in standing desks.  Standing while you work offers great health benefits, and many desk-bound workers could benefit from being able to stand while they work.  There are many solutions that allow you to work as you stand, but most of them seem to involve replacing conventional desks Read More…


Only Bodyweight helps you stay fit without a gym

on Saturday, October 26th, 2013

For us road warriors, fitting in a workout while away from home can be difficult.  Hotel gyms vary widely in their usefulness, and just plain finding the time for fitness – either while traveling or at home – can be challenging.   Only Bodyweight, a web-based, customizable, exercise program that uses bodyweight-only exercises, might help solve Read More…


Re-Timer light therapy glasses

on Friday, May 31st, 2013

If you suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder) or from jet lag, you may have considered light therapy.  Most light therapy devices I’ve seen are banks of lights that you must sit in front of for periods of time, and you may feel you don’t have the time to devote to this therapy.  The Re-Timer Read More…


Mio Alpha Heart Rate Watch review

on Thursday, April 18th, 2013

No one would ever mistake me for an athlete; nevertheless, I was intrigued by the Mio Alpha Heart Rate wrist watch from Mio Global because I’ve been attempting to get in better shape.  Anything to help me prolong my  life is a good thing, and in conjunction with my Fitbit and Aria devices, I figured Read More…


Withings Smart Body Analyzer – WiFi scale that tracks weight, fat, heart rate and air quality

on Sunday, April 7th, 2013

I reviewed the Withings original WiFi Body Scale back in 2010 and have been using it almost daily ever since. I like how it records my weight so that I can see trends using my Android smartphone or iOS device. Withings has recently announced a new model called the Smart Body Analyzer. Priced at $149.99, Read More…


Different battery mod types for e-cigarettes

on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

I felt it was time for a quick followup on my original Joyetech e-cigarette review.  I’ve now been almost six months cigarette-free, that’s approximately 4500 cigarettes I haven’t smoked!  So no 4000+ nasty chemicals, a huge saving in money, my taste has returned, I’m feeling way healthier and my clothes (and I) don’t stink ! Read More…


fitbit one and fitbit zip review

on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

As an adult I realize that it is prudent to take care of your body so that it lasts as long as possible, but intentions are easier than practice.   Motivation is the issue, and that’s where two devices from fitbit, the One and Zip,  can help you keep track of your progress and hopefully lead Read More…


Blip Wi-Fi Blood Pressure Monitor review

on Sunday, December 16th, 2012

There are all sorts of gadgets on the market today that will help you keep track of your health stats. There are Fitbits and Nike Fuel bands to let you know how active you are, Withings WiFi Scales to let you keep an eye on your weight and now there’s the Blip WiFi Blood Pressure Read More…

Jawbone Up

Jawbone UP – Take 2

on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

The exercise band/pedometer/calorie-counter market is growing and growing, and Jawbone’s first foray into the market created quite a stir. Much is the pity it was for the wrong reasons. Due to design faults, Jawbone, better known for their speakers and headsets, recalled the first model after a short time on the market.  Their new and improved Read More…


Misfit Shine – Is it the coolest pedometer, activity tracker yet?

on Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Are you feeling guilty about everything you ate yesterday for Thanksgiving? Yeah me too… especially because all I did after dinner was sit around visiting with relatives. I didn’t move much at all, which isn’t good. Pedometers and activity trackers have become more and more popular in the past couple of years because they show Read More…


A Bathroom Scale That Fits in Your Gear Bag and Your Tiny Bathroom

on Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

When was the last time you wished you had a bathroom scale that you could take with you everywhere you go? If the answer to that question is anything but never, you need to go eat a cheeseburger and get over it. But I’m not judging. Ok maybe a little. For those of us that Read More…


Achy Feet and Calves? Your iPhone and the OSIM uSqueeze will Fix Them Right Up

on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

It’s been a long day at the office, school, factory, chain gang, (insert your job here) and all you want to do is go home and have your significant other rub your feet. If you don’t have an SO or your SO refuses to touch your little piggys, the OSIM uSqueeze may be the next Read More…


Sanofi iBGStar Blood Glucose Meter – FDA approved iPhone/iPod Accessory

on Friday, May 11th, 2012

Sanofi has what’s probably the  first FDA-approved iPod/iPhone accessory with its iBGStar Blood Glucose Monitoring System. But to make best use of it, you’ll probably have to be a diabetic.  The compact iBGStar module plugs directly into the iPhone or iPod touch and can immediately displays results.  The iBGStar Diabetes Manager app  allows users to Read More…


Craving a cheeseburger, but on a diet? No problem, just sniff your pen.

on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Are you day dreaming about a big slice of chocolate cake right now? Curb that craving by sniffing your pen. Say what? Sniffing the Diet Support Pen is supposed to curb your appetite and put you in a calm state of mind within 5 minutes of sniffage. The Diet Pen looks like an ordinary pen with a ballpoint Read More…


Striiv Smart Pedometer Review

on Monday, May 7th, 2012

Let’s face it, working out is not fun. Those of you that think it is, are just crazy because working out has fried your brain. For us normal (aka lazy) folks, we know the real truth. Working out is never going to be as much fun as sitting on our LazyBoy recliner watching The Game Read More…


PolarPillow Review

on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

I have my thermostat set to go down to 68 degrees at night because I sleep better when it’s cool. When I was asked if I would be interested in reviewing the PolarPillow,   I was intrigued by their claims that it would keep my head cool for hours without the need for refrigeration, batteries or water. Read More…


Manage Your Diabetes with Diabetes Pilot

on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Diabetes management is a game of numbers.  How many carbs eaten, insulin injected, blood glucose numbers.  Blood glucose meters usually come with a little booklet to track some of these numbers in, but they’re always small, quickly filled up, and easily lost.  Digital Altitudes, LLC has software products that help you track everything you need Read More…


Suunto Elementum Terra All Black Watch Review

on Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

The All Black is ‘just…’ a new color scheme in the existing Sunnto Elementum Terra line. The all-black casing and negative display make for a stealthy (Stargate ;)) look, while retaining all the functionality of the Terra clan. I have always been tempted by Suunto’s luxury line of Elementum Terra watches but to be honest Read More…


Fitbit Announces the Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale

on Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Are you sticking to your 2012 resolution to get fit and lose weight? Using gadgets to keep track of your workout data and stats can really help you stay motivated. Last summer I had the opportunity to review the Fitbit activity monitor and found it to be a fun way to help me know if Read More…


Withings Announces World’s First Internet Connected Baby and Toddler Scale

on Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Withings already has a WiFi Body Scale for adults that sends your weight to an app for easy tracking.  Now they are introducing the world’s first internet-connected baby and toddler scale.  The Withings Smart Baby Scale won the 2012 CES Innovations Award.  It has a weighing basket for babies that removes and packs compactly for Read More… Tech Germs

16% of cell phones have poop on them – what are you going to do about it?

By: Brett Cooper
on Monday, November 21st, 2011

You may want to reconsider using your friend’s cell phone to make a call or send a text.  According to, 16% of all cell phones have poop on them.  And when you use a computer keyboard at the office or in the school’s computer lab you may want to bring a disinfecting wipe with Read More…


Watch TV or Read in the Arms of Comfort

on Friday, September 16th, 2011

When I was in college, everybody had these bed pillows that looked like the back of a chair with arms.  We called these pillows “husbands”, and they were great back support while we sat on our beds doing assignments for hours.  I had seen a few husbands in stores over the years, but none were Read More…