I remember in grade-school staying up late with the lights off in my room listening to Toledo Goaldiggers hockey games on my portable black RCA transistor radio.  I remember picking up a St. Louis station from my then home in Toledo and thinking how cool that was. Enter the Wi-Fi radio, in this case the [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Reviews, Wireless

Does your Mac's WiFi need a little extra power? The BearExtender n3 802.11n WiFi adapter has a maximum output of 700 mW compared to 32 mW output from an Airport Extreme card. Combined with an external 2 dBi gain antenna the BearExtender n3 offers up to 2-4 times the range of your current wireless card [...]

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Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News, Wireless

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of EyeFi. All opinions are 100% mine. This past summer, Shari reviewed the Eye-Fi wireless SD card. After her review, I kept meaning to pick up one for myself so that I could see how well it would work with my new Canon G11 digital [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

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) [...]

Posted in: Watches and Clocks

For part of the year I live in an area where the local telecom company advertises dial-up as high speed Internet access.  To keep my sanity and actually get something done, I spend a lot of time at the library using their broadband connection or war-driving looking for open hot spots.  With the Wi-Fire WiFi [...]

Posted in: Laptops and Gear, Wireless

I'm a big fan of the Logitech Squeezebox devices. Earlier this the year, we reviewed the Squeezebox Boom, which I really enjoyed. Now there's even more to like with two new devices: the Logitech Squeezebox Touch (pictured on the Left) and the Logitech Squeezebox Radio (on the Right). The Touch features a 4.3-inch color touch [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV

Rise of the MiFi


Never find yourself in need of a WiFi hotspot again-it will be in your pocket.   The Verizon MiFi 2200 is an uber-portable (roughly the size of a credit card, about as thick as an iPod) hotspot, connecting up to 5 WiFi-enabled devices simultaneously to Verizon's 3G network.  Added bonus--when attached to a laptop through [...]

Posted in: Travel Gear, Wireless

When I bought my first wireless router, I was a pioneer in a the vast and largely-empty 2.4GHz radio band.  Times have changed though, and my neighborhood is now a war zone of wireless access points battling for control of their chosen channel.  It's become so crowded that I occasionally have to revisit and tweak [...]

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Archos 704 wifi

The Archos 704 wifi Mobile DVR is packed with features that are sure to appeal to many different types of consumers.  And although it carries a premium price, Archos is hoping that you'll see the value in the plethora of features and options that the 704 wifi offers. If you want a device to carry [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Tablets, Ultra Portables, Travel Gear

The Wi-Fire from hField Technologies, Inc. is a compact, range-extending USB device that claims to enable you to access a wireless Internet connection from up to 1,000 feet away–three times the range of your internal wireless adapter. It's priced at $59.00.

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The new X-series Sony Walkman personal audio and video device has a 3 inch OLED touchscreen and a Slacker Radio application built in to it. The player comes with special noise canceling earbuds and is Sony's first Walkman product with Wi-Fi integration. The device looks really sexy, but the $399 price for only 32GB is [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV

The Mvix claims that their new Nubbin USB Wireless-N adapter is the world's smallest. The price is pretty small too. It's only $39.

Posted in: Wireless

The Ira from Myine brings wireless internet radio to your home entertainment system by way of a 2 x 6 x 3 inch module. They claim that it takes only 3 minutes to set it up. Anyone else out there in gadget land enjoy listening to streaming radio? Would you buy the Ira for $149.99?

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV

I'm not quite sure who came up with the name of this device but ummm... yay them! The Beetle BANG is a handheld WiFi Optimizer that verifies, sweeps, measures and optimizes all popular 802.11 Wi-Fi network standards including 802.11b/g (2.4 GHz), 802.11a (5 GHz) and even 802.11n. It can be yours for the low low [...]


It's only been four months since I reviewed Slacker's first generation Slacker Personal Radio Player, and now they have a new model available called the G2. I've loved using their first player, so I was super excited to be able to get my hands on a second generation unit. Second generation units are always better than their predecessors right? Let's find out...

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV

It's been three years since I reviewed my favorite WiFi scanner / finder, Canary Wireless's Digital Hotspotter. I've reviewed other scanners, but always liked the Hotspotter best due to its one button super fast scanning ability. That's why I was very happy when the folks at Canary Wireless sent me their 2nd generation Digital Hotspotter HS-20 to review.

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Posted in: Gear, Wireless

My never ending quest to find the world's coolest and most feature loaded clock recently led me to the chumby. What the heck is a chumby you ask? It's a small touch screen device that functions as a clock and also displays information from the web such as news, stocks, photos and more by connecting to the internet via WiFi. At the time of this writing, the chumby is not yet selling to the public. I was lucky enough to get on a list to buy one of the first 50 units that were available. That means that it is possible that some features and hardware details may change in the production version of this product that should be available before the end of the year. With that said, let's take a look at this cool little device.

Posted in: Home and Kitchen, Watches and Clocks, Wireless

Wi-Fi finders or detectors are nifty little gadgets to keep in your gear bag for those times when you want to scope out nearby hotspots, without booting up your laptop or traversing menus on your WiFi enabled phone / PDA. These finders are typically small pocket friendly devices, whose sole purpose is to report information regarding detectable hotspots. I have one today from StarTech.com that not only will help you find nearby access points (hotspots), but can turn your computer into one.

Posted in: Gear, Wireless

We have had several WiFi finder reviews posted here on The Gadgeteer. They are great little tools that make finding a WiFi hotspot an easy task. At least easier than the chore of booting up your laptop and checking manually for available networks. Of the 3 reviews (Canary, Kensington and Smart ID) that I've personally [...]

Posted in: Gear, Wireless

If you happen to be using a Pocket PC that doesn't have built-in WiFi, there is no need to settle for a bulky card which sticks awkwardly from the SD slot. Instead, take a look at the pocketGEAR Australia SDIO Wireless LAN Card, touted as being the "World's Smallest WiFi Card". Included in the package [...]

Posted in: Windows Phone, Wireless