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IOGEAR Wireless 5×2 HD Matrix review

on Monday, August 11th, 2014

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 ourRead More…

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D-Link mydlink WiFi Smart Plug review

on Friday, June 6th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

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 hubRead More…

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D-Link Outdoor HD Wireless Network Camera DCS-2330L review

on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

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 aRead More…

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Withings Smart Body Analyzer WS-50 review

on Sunday, October 27th, 2013

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, orRead More…

RAVPower FileHub RP-WD01 WiFi file hub, SD card reader, and power bank review

By: Leah Hallett
on Sunday, September 29th, 2013

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 orRead More…

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Geneva Model S loses a dock and gains much more

on Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

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 docksRead More…

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Eye-Fi simplifies getting your pictures from your camera to your mobile device

on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
Posted in: Camera Gear, News, Wireless

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 cardsRead More…

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Globalgig mobile hotspot review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

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, youRead More…

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Bring connectivity to your devices with the Electric Imp

By: Paul Grunwald
on Thursday, February 14th, 2013

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,Read More…

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Native Union has made the Switch. Will you?

on Thursday, January 31st, 2013

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 heardRead More…

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Avantree Saturn Bluetooth music adapter review

on Monday, January 21st, 2013

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.

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Look up in the air, it’s SoundFly!

on Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

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 seemRead More…

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HSTi Wireless Media Stick review

on Saturday, November 3rd, 2012

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 notRead More…

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republic wireless hybrid calling BETA review

on Thursday, October 25th, 2012

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 perfectRead More…

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Eye-Fi Announces a 16GB Class 10 Memory Card

on Friday, October 5th, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, News

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 youRead More…

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netTALK DUO WiFi Review

on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

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.Read More…

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jitterbug plus Review

on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
Posted in: Reviews, Wireless

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 comeRead More…

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Intellinet Wireless 450N Dual-Band Gigabit Router and Wireless 300N Dual-Band USB Adapter Review

on Monday, June 18th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

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 theRead More…

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Print from Smartphones and Tablets with the Epson Expression Home XP-400 Small-in-One Printer

on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, Home, Kitchen, News

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 withRead More…

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Give Dad the Gift of Sound with SMS Audio Sync by 50 Wireless Headphones

on Friday, May 25th, 2012

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 donationRead More…

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Anytone AT-400C CDMA Cellular Repeater Review

on Monday, April 2nd, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

One of the downsides of living rural is the lack of cellular coverage, at least in my neighborhood as I’m lucky to get a signal on my T-Mobile phone and have a weak signal on my Verizon phone in my house.  The folks at MyAmplifiers.com think they may have the solution with their AnyTone AT-400C CDMA CellularRead More…

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One Step Closer to Becoming a Borg

on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

You know you want to and now you can. Just slip on one of these USB Wireless Air Mice gloves from Brando, and you’ll be the envy of all your geek buddies. You’ll not only look like a tool borg, but you’ll be able to move your mouse cursor just by waving your omnipotent finger. It’s compatibleRead More…

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Eye-Fi Connect X2 Wireless SD Card Review Revisited

on Friday, February 24th, 2012
Posted in: Camera Gear, Reviews

Julie last did a review of the Eye-Fi photo-transfer SD cards in May 2010 . There’s been a few changes since then so having just obtained a Connect X2 SD card with wireless photo and video uploads from Eye-Fi (with assistance from Julie), I thought I’d cover some of the features not covered in Julie’s olderRead More…

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Nyrius HD 1080p Digital Wireless Audio Video Sender Review

on Sunday, February 12th, 2012

I’ve been looking for some way to occasionally watch TV on my bedroom TV without the monthly expense of a cable hookup and digital settop box in there.  I’ve tried an antenna that worked great for local HD stations, and I’ve tried a wireless transmitter that worked great with my Blu-ray player but not withRead More…

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Epson’s New Wide-Format Artisan 1430 Printer

on Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

The new wide-format Artisan 1430 inkjet printer from Epson gives you prints up to 13″ X 19″.  This printer has  advanced color and lighting correction for amazing photos, and it includes Adobe® Photoshop® Elements for more editing features.  You can print Ultra Hi-Definition prints (5760 x 1440 optimized dpi) on paper or photo paper, andRead More…