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Google Nexus 7 Sleeve and Case Options Unveiled by WaterField Designs

on Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Our friends at WaterField Designs have just announced a nice collection of Google Nexus 7 sized sleeves and cases. There are 7 products that are perfectly sized to hold the new Nexus 7 Android tablet or another similarly sized device such as the Kindle Fire, Barnes & Noble Nook and other 7 inch tablets. The Read More…


ARCHOS Announces new ELEMENTS Line of 7,8 and 9.7in Android Tablets

on Friday, July 6th, 2012

What must have features do you look for while shopping for an Android tablet? For me the tablet has to have access to the full Google Play market instead of some lame 3rd party version of the market that doesn’t have all the same apps. It also has to have a good price and be backed by a Read More…


Will the Roam MobileOS Game Controller Change Tablet Gaming?

on Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

There’s no doubt that gaming on the iPad and Android tablets is extremely popular. But if you’re like me, you really miss the feel and control that an analog joystick provides. I’ve tried a couple stick-on joysticks like the Fling and Joystick-it (see links below), but they always leave me wanting more. The Roam MobileOS Game Read More…


Sensu Artist Brush Capacitive Stylus Review

on Thursday, April 26th, 2012

If you enjoy painting on canvas, you might find that you also enjoy “painting” on an iPad. Or if you’ve never painted before, doing so on a tablet is fun and way less messy. I am a doodler and don’t claim to have any talent whatsoever. I just enjoy drawing cartoons and thingamabobs whenever I’m Read More…


Latest Asus Transformer Pad Tablet now Available at B&H Photo

on Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Asus announced the new Transformer TF300T tablet and B&H Photo now has them in stock. Priced at $399.00, this Android tablet offers the latest and greatest OS version (4.0 Ice Cream) along with a 1.2GHz Tegra 3 Quad-Core CPU, 10.1 1280 x 800 Resolution display, Micro HDMI Port & MicroSD Card Reader and 1GB internal memory Read More…


oStylus DOT Capacitive Stylus Review

on Friday, April 20th, 2012

A couple of years ago I reviewed a very unique Canadian made stylus called the oStylus. It had a very unique design with a bullseye style swivel tip. At the time I really liked the stylus because it made it much easier to draw due to the fact that I was able to see the Read More…


Apple iPad (3rd Generation) Review

on Sunday, March 25th, 2012

The anticipation for a new gadget can often be more exciting than getting the actual product in your hands. Apple’s new iPad definitely offers some nice updates with the Retina display, 4G and improved camera, but is it a worthy upgrade for someone that already has an iPad 2? Janet, Dave and I are here to Read More…


Ten One Design Pogo Sketch Plus Review

on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

The Pogo Sketch Plus from Ten One Design is a stylus for capacitive displays like those found on the iPad, iPhone and Android tablets. Check out my full report after the jump.


LapGear Smart-e Gives your Tablet a Home on your Lap

on Sunday, February 12th, 2012

The LapGear Smart-e universal tablet lapdesk is a padded holder for your favorite tablet device for comfortable couch or bed surfing. It offers an adjustable stand with a ledge that will keep your device from sliding around while you’re using it. The version pictured above sells for $35. A deluxe version that includes storage for Read More…


Amazon Kindle Fire Review

on Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Amazon introduced their first Kindle device back in 2007 when the dedicated eBook reader population was made up almost exclusively by Sony’s Reader line of products. The eReader population has grown to include more brands than I can count and in the last 5 years, we’ve seen the technology in this category evolve from e-Ink devices to Read More…

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Lifebook 2013 Concept – A single convergence device?

on Saturday, January 21st, 2012
Posted in: Gear, Laptops and Gear, News

Those of you who lug around a lot of gear like myself, and remember my article on a single convergence device, might just find this concept design by Indian Industrial Designer Prashant Chandra very interesting. His entry in the Fujitsu Design Awards competition, the Lifebook2013, was shortlisted to the top 100 from over 3000 entries from Read More…


ARCHOS Unveils the First Android Honeycomb Tablet under $200

on Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Should Amazon be worried that ARCHOS has just announced a 7 inch Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) tablet for $199? If I were faced with a buying decision between the Kindle Fire and this new ARCHOS 70b Internet Tablet, I would pick the ARCHOS due to the specs alone. The processor is faster than the Fire’s at 1.2Ghz, Read More…

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Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet Review

on Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

“The pen is mightier than the finger” -Ian 2011 (Apologies to Edward Bulwer-Lytton) Let me start this article by saying that if you’re looking for a technical review of the new Lenovo Thinkpad Tablet then this is not the article for you. There’s quite a few speed and feed reviews out there, but what I want to Read More…


Nabi Tablet – A tablet for your kids

on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Want to introduce your kids to the tablet world but you’re not quite willing to hand them your expensive iPad?  Check out the Nabi Kids Tablet, a Toys “R” Us exclusive.  This 7 inch capacitive multi-touch tablet runs on Android OS (not sure which version) and sports a Duo Core 1.1GHz processor.  The Nabi is pre-loaded Read More…


Thousands of Apps and Games Coming To Kindle Fire Next Week

on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
Posted in: Android related, News

The wait for Amazon’s Kindle Fire is almost over. Just one week to go and then we’ll see if this small tablet can give Apple’s iPad a run for its money. In case you weren’t aware, the Fire isn’t just a color Kindle eReader. You’ll be able to do a lot more with this 199 dollar 7 inch Read More…


HP updates the Slate 500 and names it Slate 2

on Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

HP has just released an update for their Windows 7 based slate tablet.  The newer Slate 2 has a faster Atom processor at 1.5 GHz, Swype input support and 32GB SSD to start.  They also changed the backing of their Slate 2 to be flat instead of the diamond style they had in the previous Read More…


FoneStand Smartphone and Tablet Stand Review

on Sunday, October 30th, 2011

When you want to use your smartphone or tablet hands free, you really need some sort of stand for it. Just like cases, there are a wide variety of device stands on the market. Today I want to show you the FoneStand. It’s an inexpensive plastic stand that can be used for iPhones, Android phones Read More…


Kindle Fire – A Tablet for the Masses?

By: Ken Schoenberg
on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

So, the Amazon “Kindle Fire” tablet is now reality and I believe it will be a big seller. At $199 it is within shouting distance of that “no brainer” gadget purchase price. Best of all, for us consumers, Amazon is forcing the rest of the tablet market to prove their value and “reason for being”. Read More…


Amazon Announces the $199 Kindle Fire Tablet and Three Kindle E-Readers

By: Ken Schoenberg
on Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

As expected, Inc.’s CEO Jeff Bezos announced the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet and a trio of new Kindle e-readers two carrying the name and capability, “Touch”. The Fire will have a 7-inch screen and run on a heavily modified version of Google, Inc.’s Android operating system. Included with the Fire will be a one-month Read More…


Post PC? It Looks More Like the Post TV Era

By: Ken Schoenberg
on Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
Posted in: Articles, Miscellaneous

About a year and a half ago Steve Jobs introduced the iPad and declared that we were now in the “Post PC Era”. I purchased an iPad, then I bought an Asus eee Transformer (with dock) and finally bought an HP TouchPad. They all do about the same things with various strengths and weaknesses; overall Read More…


XStylus Touch – Best Capacitive Stylus Design Yet?

on Saturday, September 17th, 2011

The stylus is making a comeback in a big way this year. We’ve reviewed quite a few here on The Gadgeteer (see the list of related posts below for just a few of them…). I’m still trying to find the BEST stylus out there and I’m thinking that the XStylus Touch might be it. I Read More…


Samsung Galaxy Note – Boldly Going Where Tablets Were Meant To Go

By: Ken Schoenberg
on Friday, September 2nd, 2011
Posted in: Android related, News

Lately, most of the tablet talk has centered on HP and the TouchPad/webOS soap opera. The drama continued today when various tech news outlets reported that HP may be making as many as 1,000,000 more TouchPads to fulfill commitments with their supply-side vendors. At an estimated loss of almost $200 per unit I’ve got to Read More…


Wacom’s Inkling lets you draw without a tablet

on Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Most Wacom tablets have to be connected to a computer for it to work.  But what if you prefer drawing on physical paper with a pen?  That’s where Wacom’s Inkling comes in.  It works similar to the Livescribe but the Inkling doesn’t require special paper. The Inkling uses a clip-on receiver that you attach to Read More…


Netflix & Crackle Now Running on Asus Transfromer

By: Ken Schoenberg
on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
Posted in: Android related, News

Asus’ Honeycomb-enabled tablet the Eee Pad Transformer TF 101 received an over-the-air upgrade yesterday that enabled U.S. owners to watch Netflix “Instant Watch” content and Sony’s Crackle. The Transformer has been running the latest version of Android (3.2) for a couple of weeks but required an additional patch to enable the Netflix server to allow Read More…


Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Verizon 4G LTE Review

on Thursday, August 18th, 2011

Back in December of last year, I had the opportunity to review Samsung’s first Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab 7″. I liked it well enough, but ended my review saying that I really wanted an iPad sized Android tablet because a 10″ screen is the sweet spot for me. Since that time I’ve reviewed a Read More…