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Iron Giant Designs iPhone docks are crazy gorgeous and crazy expensive

on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Do you charge your iPhone with a boring old cable? What the heck is the matter with you? Are you a gadgeteer or what? I bet these docks from Iron Giant Designs will make you drool. They offer a limited number of docks that are made from a solid hunk of metal or clear material Read More…


TaskOne case turns your iPhone into a Swiss Army knife

on Sunday, November 25th, 2012

When I first saw the TaskOne iPhone case, I was sure it was a joke. It looked exactly like something we’d see as a news posting on April Fools Day. It also reminded me of the the Swiss Army Handspring Visor module we wrote / joked about back in 1999. But guess what? The TaskOne Read More…


MyBat iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S3 cases are spooky

on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

With Halloween just around the corner, here are a few spooky cases from myBat for your iPhone 4/4S and Samsung Galaxy S3 to consider. These cases have a two layer design that includes a soft rubberized base skin and then a hard plastic snap-on cover that provides the spooky details. Choose from the Spiderbite or the Skullcap Read More…


Ubooly – Teddy Ruxpin reincarnated into a smaller less creepy form factor

on Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Teddy Ruxpin (animatronic toy from the 80′s) always creeped me out with his freaky moving eyes and mouth. I never had one but I wonder how many kids were traumatized by that battery operated story telling bear? Fast forward 27 years and we now have Ubooly (say it like oo-boo-lee), an orange marsupial that can Read More…


INSTEON LED Bulb and Controller Review

on Sunday, October 7th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

I’ve been using X10 products to remotely and automatically control some of the lights and appliances in my house for years.  Insteon is the next generation of X10-compatible devices sold by SmartHome.   I’ve been considering updating the devices in my house to take advantage of the new technology, so I thought I’d start with Read More…


Apple iPhone 5 Review

on Thursday, October 4th, 2012

The countdown to the press event where Apple CEO Tim Cook unveiled the new iPhone 5 had Apple fan(atic)s like myself waiting on pins and needles to find out what amazing, revolutionary and insanely great features we would be offered with the new model. I had waited months, saving my Verizon upgrade to use on Read More…


ION iCade Mobile Gaming Controller Review

on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

There’s no denying the fact that people love playing games on the iPhone and iPod Touch. Using the capacitive touch screen to play puzzle and word games on these devices is fun and easy. But playing action games using an on screen touch controller is less fun and less easy. At least for me… I find that Read More…


Apple’s iPhone 5 Event is Over, Are You Happy or Meh?

on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

We’ve all been waiting for this day to come and now that Tim Cook has walked off the stage, it’s over. We now have to deal with being bombarded by every tech site’s rehashing of what was announced today, and I’m left feeling a bit like the end of a holiday dinner. You know how Read More…


VuPoint Solutions Photo Cube Photo Printer Review

on Monday, September 10th, 2012

If own an iPhone or Android smartphone and enjoy using your phone as a camera to snap all manner of pics, the VuPoint Solutions Photo Cube Photo Printer is a great little accessory to consider if you’re the type of person that likes instant gratification. Staples was kind enough to sent me this printer for Read More…


Keyway Designs Wood BackBoard for the iPhone 4S/4 Review

on Sunday, August 12th, 2012

When you’ve been doing the review gig for as long as I have (15yrs this month!), it takes a special product to make my eyes light up. Recently Kyle of Canadian based Keyway Designs sent me an email asking if he could send me a sample of one of their wood backboards for the iPhone. I Read More…


iPhoneography and the Mobile Art Movement

on Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Regulars here at The Gadgeteer know that I tend to blather on and on about how much I love the camera built into the iPhone 4S. It’s one of the main reasons why I continue to flutter back to the iPhone after taking brief vacations using other handsets. I guess I’m in good company because Read More…


ego Hybrid Series USB iPhone 4S Case Review

on Friday, August 10th, 2012

USB flash drives are crazy useful. I use them regularly with my IT job at Cummins. Typically I keep one in a zippered Waterfield pouch in my Timbuk2 messenger bag. That usually works out fine and dandy, but sometimes I forget to put it in my pocket and have to run back to my desk Read More…


New Iphone Scanner Just $39.95 from Ion

on Thursday, August 9th, 2012

The iPics 2 Go Scanner For iPhone 4/4S from IonAudio works with 35mm negatives, slides and both 3×5 and 4×6-inch pictures to convert them into images using your smartphone’s built in camera. It’s a specially designed fixture that holds the iPhone at an optimal distance from the media. It uses an LED light for even Read More…

Drop test: Samsung Galaxy S3 vs. iPhone 4s

on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

SquareTrade is a company that offers extended warranties for high end electronic devices like cameras, tablets, smart phones, etc. This video from them shows the damage that happens when a shiny new Samsung Galaxy S3 and an iPhone 4s are subjected to 3 of the most common accidents: dropped to pavement from ear level, in the Read More…


FLASHr Adds Color LED Notifications to Your iPhone

on Saturday, July 21st, 2012

I somehow completely missed the iOS feature that allows you to use your iPhone’s camera LED flash to alert you when calls, texts, emails or other notifications are triggered. I’ve often wished that the iPhone had a status LED like most Android phones and now I find out that it actually does. That’s neat, but Read More…


ChargeCard is an iPhone Cable That Stores in Your Wallet

on Thursday, July 19th, 2012

ChargeCard is a clever USB cable for the iPhone that will never get in a tangle or knot. One end has a standard USB connector and the other end has a 30 pin iPhone connector. The cable folds up into a flat credit card shaped package that then fits in a card slot in your Read More…


Form Meets Function with the ego Hybrid iPhone Case

on Friday, July 13th, 2012

The iPhone Hybrid USB case from ego & company Inc. is one of the more unique and useful iPhone cases on the market because it includes a USB memory stick that stores in a slot on the back of the case. The Hybrid case is available in Blue (4GB), Pink (4GB), Yellow (8GB), Light Green (8GB), Read More…


Charge Your Smartphone in a Cube

on Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

This is another Kickstarter project.  The Cube: Home for Your iPhone + Android is a cup-like charger and dock for your Android smartphone or iPhone.  You simply insert the device’s charging cable through the bottom of the Cube, and it will be held securely in place to make docking/undocking easy.  The shape of the cup Read More…


Spike Keyboard will Turn your iPhone Into a Palm Treo

on Sunday, July 8th, 2012

There must be 100′s of iPad keyboards on the market, but you don’t see many keyboards being offered specifically for the iPhone. The ones that you can find aren’t nearly as cool as the Spike Keyboard which is currently seeking funding through Kickstarter. The Spike Keyboard will be available in 2 versions. They both feature Read More…


iSteady Shot M-27 Review

on Saturday, July 7th, 2012

The iPhone is not only one of the most popular smartphones on the market, but it’s also probably one of the most popular cameras. I have found that the camera ranks very high in the list of reasons why I enjoy using the iPhone 4S as my main phone. The iPhone can capture very good Read More…


Gear4 AirZone Series 1 AirPlay Speaker / Dock Review

on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Of all the speakers I have heard based on Apple’s Airplay technology, the Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air sounds the best. It has a presence and detail unmatched in other speakers. That said, it costs a whopping $600, making it unrealistic for the vast majority of people who want to experience the convenience of using Read More…


Wahoo Bike Pack for iPhone Review

on Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

With the winter nearly behind us (we live in the Pacific Northwest and the rain and bad weather really do not go away until after the 4th of July) and summer knocking on the door, it’s time for me to focus my exercise outdoors. With that hopefully comes fun new training technology to better enable Read More…


AOC Aire iPlay is the First LCD Monitor with Built-in iPod/iPhone Docking Station

on Sunday, June 17th, 2012

The AOC Aire iPlay (e2343Fi) is a 23″ inch monitor that is only 12.9 mm-thin and offers full HD 1080p resolution, a 50,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio and 2 ms response time. The feature that sets this particular monitor apart from all the others on the market is that it has a built-in 30-pin docking station Read More…


V-MODA introduces VAMP, an Audio Multitasker for the iPhone 4/4S

on Saturday, June 16th, 2012

V-MODA, maker of the Crossfade M-80 and Crossfade LP headphones, have introduced the VAMP, a headphone amplifier with a dedicated 150mW x 2 amplifier, DAC (Digital-to-Analog convertor), optical audio output and a 2200mAh battery – all integrated into a metal case for the iPhone 4/4S. It’s based on the GO-DAP 4.0 by VentureCraft, but tweaked Read More…


Chrono iPhone Case Straps you in for a Secure Grip

on Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Trying to design a better iPhone case ranks right up there with designing a better mouse trap. Everyone thinks they can do it, but only a rare few have. Most iPhone cases bore me because they all look relatively similar and have nothing that makes them stand out from all the other cases on the Read More…