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Using an old Apple iPad keyboard dock with your iPhone 5

on Saturday, October 20th, 2012

So, got a new iPhone 5 but can’t find a charging dock?  Bluetooth keyboards aren’t your style?  Well, do you have an Apple iPad keyboard dock?  All you’ll need is the Apple’s $29 Lightning to 30-pin Adapter.

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The Apple Lightning to USB Cable has Landed

on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Shortly after the iPhone 5 was available for pre-order, I went ahead and ordered up a pair of extra Lightning-to-USB cables from the Apple Store so I would have some extras for the office and travel.  I got them today, before the anticipated Friday, September 21st iPhone 5 release date.

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NewerTech Power2U AC/USB Outlet Review

on Sunday, September 9th, 2012

For a majority of us (especially those who regularly visit the Gadgeteer), the number of power-hungry tech-devices we must plug in is ever growing. Keeping those devices charged up while keeping the cable clutter down is a never-ending effort. To assist tech-toy junkies accomplish just that, NewerTechnology has released the Power2U AC/USB wall outlet, which replaces Read More…

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Mimoco Unveils Bruce Lee MIMOBOT Designer USB Flash Drive

on Friday, August 17th, 2012

When it comes to offering collectible USB flash drives, Mimobot is the leader. The latest addition to their Legends of MIMOBOT Series is the Bruce Lee X Mimobot. Available in 8, 16, 32 and 64GB capacities, this flash drive includes exclusive pre-loaded content such as sound bites from Bruce Lee’s classic movies, videos, icons, wallpapers Read More…

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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…

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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…

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BlueMic Tiki Knows What to Record and What not to Record

on Saturday, July 7th, 2012

The Tiki Microphone from Blue Microphone is a USB mic that offers two different recording modes. Intelligent Speech Mode has the ability to isolate desirable sounds like voices so that it can minimize background noises like typing, computer fans, etc. It can even mute the mic if needed. This feature improves vocal clarity for online communication Read More…

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USB Visible Light EL Cables Review

on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

My latest gadget goal is to lighten my gear bag load by half the weight and half the junk. One way to do that is to reduce the number of cables that I carry to just the bare essentials. I am not sure how they managed to breed, but looking in my gear bag pouches, Read More…

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AViiQ Ready Clip Review

on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

I’m in the process of reconfiguring my EDC (Everyday Carry) and have been looking at ways to condense and simplify the various cables that I currently have stuffed in my gear bag. When AViiQ recently offered to send me their Ready Clips, my ears perked up because they looked like a perfect replacement for my Read More…

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Pocket TV – Android Ice Cream Sandwich on an HDMI Stick

on Monday, June 11th, 2012

A few days ago Janet posted about Mini X TV Box from Brando that turns your TV into a smart TV by making it a monitor for Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). I thought it sounded like a really cool product until I heard about a new Kickstarter project called Pocket TV. The Pocket TV is an HDMI Read More…

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Bracketron Universal USB Power Dock Pro Flex Review

on Thursday, May 31st, 2012

When I drive, my iPhone is typically rattling around a cup holder or the center armrest between the front seats, neither of which is ideal. I cannot tell you the number of times it has fallen over or crashed to the floor of my vehicle. It is definitely not the ideal way to treat your Read More…

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Marvel’s Avengers fight crime and move files

on Sunday, May 13th, 2012

If you were one of the eleventy bazillion people that went to see Marvel’s The Avengers movie a couple weekends ago, congrats, you helped break box office records. But now that you’ve seen the movie, you are probably suffering from Avengers withdraw… Fill the void with more Avengers by collecting Dane-Elec’s character replica USB drives. Read More…

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AViiQ Ready Clips – Another Tangle-Fre​e Cable Idea

on Monday, April 30th, 2012

Janet has been posting some interesting reviews of cables kits that take up minimal gear bag space while still providing an ability to charge and sync data with our favorite USB enabled devices. Check the related links below to read her full reviews. Her articles have caused me to look for alternatives for my own disorganized Read More…

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Duracell Flash Memory Introduces New Rugged USB Drive

on Thursday, April 26th, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

I like the AA battery style design of Duracell’s new 32 GB Rugged USB Flash Drive. They feature a solid, Black rubberized housing with the famous copper ring. You won’t have to worry about losing the cap because this drive has a twist mechanism like a twist flashlight that will extend or retract the USB Read More…

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Samson Meteor Mic USB Studio Microphone Review

on Monday, April 9th, 2012

Most computers and mobile devices have built-in microphones now, and they are fine for phone calls and video calls.  They fall short when you need a higher-quality audio for podcasting or recording music.  There are a variety of microphones on the market, from cheap stalk microphones to studio-quality mics costing hundreds (or thousands) of dollars.  Read More…

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Lenovo ThinkVision LT1421 14″ LCD monitor with Plastic Cover Review

on Monday, March 19th, 2012

This post brought to you by Lenovo. All opinions are 100% mine. Is it possible to have a computer monitor that is too large? I think not! More is always better when it comes to screen real estate. But adding a 2nd monitor to your desktop or your laptop setup can be a hassle because Read More…

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USB Outlet Quattro from CurrentWerks

on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

It seems more and more gadgets, although they may have a wall wart, are ultimately USB-chargeable.  Replace a normal AC wall socket with the USB Outlet Quattro from CurrentWerks, and you’ll be able to charge up to four USB devices at once without using those wall warts.  With the Quattro, you have four standard USB Read More…

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Belkin’s Thunderbolt Express Dock

on Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Got a new Mac with the brand new Thunderbolt port but no accessories to connect to it?  The only accessories out now for the Thunderbolt port would be the $999 Apple Thunderbolt Display, a Thunderbolt to HDMI adaptor, or those pricey Thunderbolt External Hard Drives.  Don’t you just wish you could do more with that Read More…

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FXI Technology Cotton Candy – Sweet Android on a Stick

on Monday, November 21st, 2011

  Why carry around that big screen notebook or tablet or on the other hand have to put up with a small smartphone-sized screen when you can run Android on almost any device with a USB  or HDMI port and a screen?  The Cotton Candy from FXI Tech is a prototype USB-sized stick that allows Read More…

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Kensington AbsolutePower Laptop, Phone, Tablet Charger Review

By: Ken Schoenberg
on Monday, November 21st, 2011

Kensington Computer Products Group is one of the old-timers in the computerperipheral business having launched their first product (Apple II System Saver) back in 1981. Kensington’s most ubiquitous product is the K-Lock security slot that is found on many laptops. As Kensington is an established company with a history of quality products I felt relatively Read More…

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Zazzle Customized Doodle Speakers Review

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Friday, October 28th, 2011

I’m all about my Big Band music. I have an Mp3 player full of it.  I stream it via Live 365 Internet Subscription radio.  I even have vinyl records of old recordings, and I have stuff older than that.  I can’t always play my records and in my area; Big Band music cannot be found Read More…

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Copy some files and then pop the top on a cold one

on Saturday, October 22nd, 2011
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

Here’s another unusual USB flash drive to add to your collection. It’s the USB Bottle Opener Flash Drive II from Brando. It’s similar to the Lacie imaKey key shaped flash drive that we have reviewed. But, this one is shaped like a bottle opener. It’s made of metal and is available in 3 capacities: 2GB Read More…

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Hijakker bootable USB Drive with Xubuntu Review

on Thursday, October 13th, 2011
Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

I really don’t understand this device.  Someone at Hijakker took a $20 16GB USB drive and added an open source bootable version of Xubuntu and then they sell it for $60.  Their marketing then states “Have your own portable Windows on a USB Flash Drive!”, but they forget to mention that you will have to supply Read More…

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iFlashDrive – 2 way storage for iOS and PC/Mac devices

on Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

From the same company that created the HyperDrive, comes the iFlashDrive. This is a 2-way USB flashdrive that can has a 30 pin connector that can plug into iOS devices like the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. On the other end is a standard male USB connector that allows you to plug it into a Read More…

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IOGEAR 4-Port USB Sharing Station Allows Wi-Fi Access to USB Devices

on Saturday, August 6th, 2011
Posted in: Computer Gear, News

The new IOGEAR 4-Port USB Sharing Station looks like an easy way for multiple users to share USB devices (printers, external hard drives, MP3 Players, flash drives, USB speakers, cameras, scanners and more) wirelessly with both Windows and Mac OS X computers in your home or office. One idea for using the Share Station would Read More…