Pitaka MagEZ iPad mini charging stand review – power through the case and power through your day

REVIEW – There are cases, stands, and other options everywhere for the standard and iPad Pro models. The iPad mini, however, is usually limited to e-reader-type cases, rather than ones that expect pen or keyboard input. Pitaka has recently updated their business-class case for the mini to add their MagEZ (Pita!Flow?) charger attachment. They were …

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Amazon Prime Day is coming a week from today (7/12 – 7/13). Are you ready?

NEWS – One of the biggest shopping days of the year is Amazon Prime Day and it starts a week from today on 7/12/2022 at 12:00 AM PT and runs through 7/13/22 at 11:59 PM PT. Prime Day is when Amazon heavily discounts products exclusively for Amazon Prime members.  It’s like Black Friday in July …

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ORTUR Laser Master 2 S2 24V laser engraving machine review – frickin’ laser beams!

REVIEW – There have only been a handful of times in my life when I wished I had a laser cutter/engraver. It’s the sort of tool that hasn’t ever been at the top of my mind, but now that I’ve received the ORTUR Laser Master 2 S2 24V laser engraving machine to review, it’s opened …

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Get your LEGO build on with the Builder’s Mat from MOC.Industries

NEWS – MOC.Industries’s new Builder’s Mat is a 45 x 30 cm self-healing mat (similar material to that used in hobby / sewing cutting mats) designed to help layout new designs and structures built with LEGO-brand (or compatible) building bricks. The Builder’s Mat features layout grids for both studs-out modeling (such as for floors or …

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Here are 5 unusual multi-tools to consider for your EDC collection

NEWS – I enjoy discovering EDC gear that doesn’t fit the traditional definition of a multi-tool or survival tool. During one of my recent quests for new gear, I found 5 tools worthy enough to share with all of you. Let’s take a look. 1. Haxtec Hair Clip Multi-tool This stainless steel hair clip hides …

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Withings Scanwatch Horizon hybrid smartwatch review – A beast of a beauty

REVIEW –  The Withings Scanwatch Horizon has impressive looks but does it have what it takes to compete in the smartwatch arena with the other big names?  As a spoiler, I’m not shelving mine after this review ends. It ticks (yes) a lot of the smartwatch requirement boxes for me and, did I mention how …

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Elegoo Saturn 2 8K 3D printer review – highly detailed resin prints made easy-ish

REVIEW – There are two popular types of 3D printers on the market today: resin (SLA -Stereolithography) and FDM (fused deposition modeling). We’ve reviewed many of both types here at The Gadgeteer including the previous Saturn model, but this new Elegoo Saturn 2 8k 3D printer will be both my first resin printer to test, …

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Carex TENS 7000 pain management device review – pocket-sized pain relief

REVIEW – Good things can come with age.  Retirement – that’s good.  Social Security deposits – also good. Travel without regard to schedules – really, really good.  Aches and pains – not so much.  If you suffer from chronic muscle and nerve pain, treatment with transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, or TENS, can bring temporary relief. …

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Plugable USB-C Quad HDMI Docking Station review – One wire connects it all!

  REVIEW – It seems like everyone is working from home these days! If your employer is like mine, they give you a laptop, but the rest of the WFH kit is up to you. Working all day on a 15 inch laptop screen might be OK for some, but most crave a bit more …

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CIGA Design Mechanical Watch Series U Blue Planet review

REVIEW – Over the past 3 years, I have reviewed a few watches from a company called CIGA Design. This company usually produces automatic mechanical watches that are unique in design and they have worked flawlessly for me since I received them. CIGA is back at it again and has sent me their stainless steel …

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Haoyishu Outdoor Solar Lights review – Let your garden grow some glow!

REVIEW – The summer sun is here! Haoyishu’s lanterns and wall lamps soak up the sun during the day and bestow some glow at night. My wife and I love to add grandeur to the garden so adding some spiffy solar splendor is simple! What is it? Haoyishu’s LED solar lights convert sunlight to electricity, …

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WaterGuru SENSE pool monitor review – Keeps your pool sparkling clean all season

REVIEW – We’ve had a pool for five years since we moved into our current house. It’s been a real learning experience! And no matter what testing kits or chemicals we use, we always hit a rough patch over the hottest spell of the summer when the water gets cloudy or even worse, yellow or …

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Here’s a fully digital license plate for your car because it’s fun to make simple things more complex

NEWS – I guess someone thought that putting a new sticker or physical metal plate on your car every 12 months was just too hard, so they created a fully digital license plate. The Reviver RPlate is a weatherproof connected smart license plate for your vehicle that has a monochrome digital display that you can …

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This multi-tool walking stick will make your next hike amazing!

NEWS – Hiking and camping are wonderful ways to get outside and enjoy nature. I like hiking in my own woods but where I live the terrain is not flat. There are a lot of gullies and ravines. I usually grab a long stick at the beginning of the hike to use as a walking …

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