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We love our family room/den. It's the place to be in our house probably because it's a really comfortable room and most of our devices are in there: the Wii, the Chromecast, the Xbox, and our computer. One thing in particular that I have been wanting for a while is to be able to play our [...]

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

I've been playing around with home automation products for awhile, but so far I haven't found anything that is easy to use or conforms to a well established standard.  I have some Insteon devices, X-10 devices, and there are also Zigby and Z-wave protocol devices available.   All of these require some sort of hub [...]

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I've been looking into a security system for my home, but I keep running into the cost issue of a monthly service charge.  So, I took a different tack and decided to cobble together my own using off the shelf network cameras.  I had several cameras arrayed around the house, but I was missing a [...]

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Throughout my life I have worked out diligently in a never ending effort to run faster/further, jump higher, hit harder, etc. As many longtime athletes know, to maintain that same fitness level requires an ever increasing effort and perseverance as the years and decades roll by. Historically I have rarely measured my weight, BMI, or [...]

Posted in: Android related, Bluetooth Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Wireless

Do you want to expand the accessible storage of your tablet or smartphone but can't because they don’t have an SD/microSD slot or USB port to do so?  The RAVPower  FileHub RP-WD01 3000 mAh power bank is a portable, self-powered WiFi file hub that doesn't require any physical connection to your device.  The FileHub can transfer files via 802.11b/g/n or [...]

Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews, Travel Gear, Wireless

Last year, The Gadgeteer reviewed the beautiful and innovative Geneva Model S. Nothing looked like it (or still looks like it) and the motorized dock was a conversation starter. However, that was so then and this is now. Once the iPhone 5 and new iPad ditched the 30-pin connector, the days of speakers with docks [...]

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We've reviewed several Eye-Fi cards at The Gadgeteer.  They are a great way to add WiFi capabilities to a camera that doesn't have it already, and they greatly simplify getting your pictures to your computer for editing and storage.  What if you'd rather have them transfer directly to your smart phone or tablet?  Eye-Fi cards [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, News, Wireless

When planning a vacation, one of the key features I look for in a hotel is whether or not they have WiFi internet access. In Europe, I once had to resort to a McDonald's to send an email to my family. Nowadays, while there are different mobile hotspots you can use in the USA, you [...]

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The Electric Imp is now out of beta and shipping developer kits. The Imp is an SD-card sized WiFi (802.11b/g/n) module with built-in antenna, 6 I/O, Arm Cortex M3 Micro-controller, and a Cloud-based infrastructure for programming and control. The I/O supports serial, I2C, SPI, A2D, D2A, and PWM interfaces. The Imp uses the Squirrel programming language, [...]

Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Geek Toys, News, Wireless

The portable speaker market is getting more and more crowded ... and more interesting as well. Jambox, FoxL, Scosche, JBL, Braven, and a host of others are competing for your wallet and coming up with some twists in design and/or features to grab your attention. Native Union is a company you may not have heard [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, News

I've noticed that many of the new audio gadgets are now Bluetooth-capable, but what can you do about those that aren't or are legacy products?  Avantree provides a solution with their Saturn Bluetooth receiver and transmitter, a small portable device that can turn your wired audio device into a wireless device. * Bluetooth profiles supported: [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews

Maybe the JBL SoundFly is appropriately named. With Apple’s AirPlay technology, sound kinda flies from your iDevice to the speaker. There’s no wires, so how else is it going to get there? Now that Apple has nixed the 30-pin dock, it’s a given that AirPlay wireless speakers will only become more popular. New speakers seem [...]

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Last year I bought 2 new TVs for my house. I got a great price on both of them, and the HD picture looks great on both of them.  And being the tech guy that I am, I immediately started looking for ways to take advantage of that gorgeous HD screen.  The TVs were not [...]

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When I saw that you could get a non-contract phone plan with unlimited calling, data and texts for $19/month, it was an easy decision to jump in.  republic wireless can offer this deal because it uses both the cellular network and WiFi, something they call hybrid calling, to route your calls and data.   This is perfect [...]

Posted in: Android related, Reviews, Wireless

We've done a lot of reviews of various models of Eye-Fi cards here at the Gadgeteer.  Check the related posts (after the jump) to see a list of some Eye-Fi reviews.  These SD cards have built-in WiFi to give your camera the ability to transfer photos to your computer, tablet, or smartphone wirelessly, so you [...]

Posted in: Camera Gear, News

netTALK DUO WiFi Review


About two years ago, I reviewed the netTALK DUO.  Since then the people at netTALK have been keeping themselves busy by coming out with a new version, the netTALK DUO WiFi, which allows you to place the device anywhere there's power and a WiFi signal.  You're no longer tethered to either the computer or a router. [...]

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jitterbug plus Review


There is a group of people who could use an alternative to the smartphone.  Those would be people in my age group (variously called baby boomers, senior citizens, the wrinklies, or Q-tips), some of whom have problems navigating the complex displays and keyboards of most cellphones.  Greatcall has an answer for these folks and has just come [...]

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The Intellinet Wireless 450N Dual-Band Gigabit Router and Wireless 300N Dual-Band USB Adapter are two high-performance, if somewhat bare-bones dual band MIMO 802.11n devices from Intellinet Network Solutions. For this review I swapped out my existing 802.11n router for the Intellinet 450N and tested its performance with a number of different clients. To test the [...]

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The new Expression Home XP-400 Small-in-One printer from Epson will allow you to print with EPSON Connect, Apple AirPrint, and Google Cloud Print, or by sending your document to the printer's unique email address, so printing from tablets and smartphones won't be a nightmare.  The Small-in-One printers have a compact size, but they are packed with [...]

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Seems like everybody in the music industry has their own headphone brand now, and SMS Audio and 50 Cent have teamed up for his brand.  The line has earbuds and wireless or wired over-ear headphones, and 50 Cent's line has a difference.  For every domestic sale of headphones from the SMS Audio website, a donation [...]

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