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Listen to your favorite FM station on your iOS device

on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

I listen to the radio in my car, but that’s about the only place I can listen these days.  I don’t have a radio in my house anymore, and my iPhone doesn’t have a built-in radio.  With the 8 Pin Lightning Compatible FM Radio for iPhones and iPads from Allputer, you can listen to the radioRead More…


Automatica automatically syncs with the cloud to provide you with mobile tunes

on Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
Posted in: Car Gear, News

  If your vehicle has a built in USB port, the Automatica might become your next favorite gadget. The Automatica USB device is a small computer that emulates a USB mass storage device connected to your car and constantly updated by an Internet WiFi connection. It syncs with cloud storage services such as Dropbox, GoogleRead More…

Geneva WorldRadio_4

New Geneva radio takes on the world

on Thursday, December 6th, 2012

My grandfather was a shortwave radio user and had a 1930s radio set with headphones that I loved playing with it as a kid. There was a definite retro coolness to it that I appreciate as a designer. As an homage to the days of world-band radios, Geneva Lab – a maker of popular highRead More…


Oxygen Audio O CAR – Car Radio Built for the iPhone

on Thursday, August 25th, 2011

If you’re an iPhone user that also happens to be shopping for a new head unit for your vehicle, you might want to check out Oxygen Audio’s new O CAR stereo which has been designed specifically for the iPhone. The O CAR features a built-in RDS-enabled AM/FM tuner, Bluetooth connectivity and a 4-channel, 55-watt ampRead More…


Pure Evoke Flow Radio Review

on Monday, April 4th, 2011

This is a difficult review to write. Not because the Evoke is frustrating to use, because it can be or that it’s wonderful because it can be that, also. What makes it hard is that the Pure Evoke Flow Radio does so many things, I having to choose what to write about and what toRead More…

Eton SolarLink FR360R

Eton/Red Cross ARCFR360R Solarlink Emergency Radio Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

After reviewing the Eton/Red Cross Aluminator Flashlight , I was happy to receive an Eton/Red Cross ARCFR360R SolarLink Emergency Radio as a gift. Being a preparedness-minded kinda gadgeteer, I was really looking forward to adding this feature-filled gadget to my kit. Note: This is a 2nd opinion on this product. Janet reviewed the ETON SolarlinkRead More…


Sony Announces New Xplod In-Dash Car Stereos Designed For Connectivity and Customization

on Saturday, September 18th, 2010
Posted in: Car Gear, News

I drive a 2006 Mazda 3 5 Door and love it except for two things. The A/C is crappy and so is the stock stereo. I keep toying with the idea of replacing the stereo and these new Sony Xplod in-dash units might make me finally pull the trigger. Sony has introduced 4 different radiosRead More…


Yellow Submarine Bath Radio

on Friday, August 13th, 2010

To complement the yellow submarine tea infuser Julie told us about earlier this year, Uncommon Goods is offering a yellow submarine radio.  The submarine is covered in rubber to protect the radio components while it bobs along in your bathtub.  The Submarine Bath Radio is $30.00.


A Sound System on Steroids – The Bosch Power Box 360

on Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Built for the job / construction site, the Bosch Power Box 360 is one tough radio / sound system. It was first introduced in 2004, but has been updated with two new models that retain the signature roll-cage design. Both have a 5 speaker design with an integrated sub woofer. They have a special weatherRead More…


iHome iP39 Dual Kitchen Timer and Alarm Clock Radio Speaker System for iPhone/iPod

on Thursday, June 10th, 2010

The iHome iP39 speaker system for iPhone/iPod is designed for the kitchen.  The sleek design doesn’t take up much counter space, and its stainless steel finishes help it blend in with the current trend in kitchen appliances.  You can use cooking apps to prepare a meal while charging your iPhone/iPod.  The iP39 has dual kitchenRead More…


Motz Tiny Wooden Emotion Speaker

on Monday, May 24th, 2010

Pyramid Distribution is now carrying another handcrafted Motz wooden speaker. Their first speaker was shaped like an acorn, while this one has a more traditional box shape. It’s made of apricot wood includes a USB connector for charging the internal Lithium Polymer battery and a standard 35mm jack to connect to audio sources. It alsoRead More…


PURE Brings Their WiFi Radios to the US

on Monday, May 3rd, 2010

PURE announced today that three of its highly anticipated internet-connected radios will be available for purchase in North America on July 1, 2010. Pictured is the Oasis Flow. You can read about the other two products in the press release.


Griffin iFM adds radio to your iPhone or iPod

on Monday, April 26th, 2010

So your iPod or iPhone’s got your personal music collection.  And it’s got streaming music through Pandora.  But what if you want good ol’, low-tech local FM radio on your iPhone or iPod?  Till now, there’s been no good solution, but Griffin‘s iFM may have solved that.  Plug iFM into your iPod and it wakesRead More…

Everything that comes in the box

Mini Solar Set Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Sunday, March 28th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

This is a cool idea- a solar panel charging ‘handle’ with interchangeable heads. The ‘mini kit’ includes a flashlight, book light, fan, radio/speaker, and a USB charger head. Let’s take a closer look…


The Radio Bookmark for NPR Stations

on Sunday, November 29th, 2009
Posted in: News

If you are a fan of NPR radio programming, you’ll probably want a Radio Bookmark.  Do you find yourself getting to your destination in the middle of a program you really want to hear or in the middle of a song that you want to know more about?   If you have the Radio Bookmark youRead More…

Do you care about HD radio for your iPhone?

on Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Gigaware hopes you do as they have released an in-line controller that provides HD Radio for your iPhone or iPod touch. It attaches to the dock connector to allow you to receive HD radio signals that offer CD-quality sound. Song information, such as title and artist, appears on your iPod’s display, iTunes Tagging saves artistRead More…


iLuv sees double with iMM183 Dual Dock Alarm Clock

on Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Not to be outdone by the iHome iP88 Dual Dock Alarm Clock, iLuv has just announced their own version. The iMM183 Hi-Fi Dual Dock Alarm Clock has all the features that you would expect to be included in a clock radio, but it includes a trick up its sleeve that might have you choosing itRead More…


Get your NPR fix with the Livio NPR Radio

on Monday, October 19th, 2009
Posted in: News

From the company that brought us the Livio Pandora Radio, comes the Livio NPR Radio. It’s the first internet radio with an exclusive menu dedicated to NPR stations and programs. NPR stands for National Public Radio. It’s a a privately supported, not-for-profit membership organization that produces noncommercial news, talk, and entertainment programming. Now, with oneRead More…


Clock radio for a 2 iPhone family – iHome iP88

on Wednesday, September 30th, 2009
Posted in: Watches, Clocks

The last iHome clock radio that we reviewed here on The Gadgeteer was the iHome iH5. Since then, I’ve missed out on a lot of cool products from this company, like their latest one – the iHome iP88. The main feature with this clock radio is the dual iPhone / iPod charging docks. The iP88Read More…


New chumby one – More clock radio, less squishy clock thingy

on Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
Posted in: Watches, Clocks

Wow, time flies! I reviewed the original Chumby almost two years ago and coming in early November we’ll get a chance to check out a brand new version: the chumby one clock radio. It looks like this new model is focusing more radio features as it has Pandora (and can access other internet radio stations)Read More…


Sansa slotRadio Review

on Wednesday, June 10th, 2009

Last winter I reviewed the slotMusic player from Sansa. I thought it was an ok player for $20, but the lack of display and CD music cards made it less than desirable. Now we have another option with the slotRadio player. It includes a display and can play preloaded cards with 1000’s of songs asRead More…