Add a secure AirPod holder to the Apple Watch band

If you ever take out your Apple AirPods while you’re working out or while you’re at work and want someplace safer than a shirt pocket to store them, look at the AirPod holder from the SuperheroDIY shop at Etsy.  The holder is custom “3D printed in PLA plastic at high resolution to meet the designed …

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Ergotron WorkFit-Z Mini Sit-Stand Desktop review

So you’re thinking about the benefits of a standing desk, but it just doesn’t fit into your workspace plans. Maybe you don’t have even have a traditional desk! Here’s where products like the WorkFit-Z come in. It’s a stand that converts any work surface into a adjustable sitting/standing desk. This particular model is designed for …

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Hasbro’s Star Wars Ultimate Co-pilot Chewie might just be the most adorable thing in the galaxy

There were a lot of cool things unveiled at this year’s New York Toy Fair, but Hasbro may have topped them all when they introduced the galaxy to the Star Wars Ultimate Co-pilot Chewie. As the newest addition to their FurReal line not only is the 16” tall animatronic fuzz ball cute to look at he also …

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Jamee Miller takes on the challenge of dyslexia and hits a homerun with the Read ‘n Style Pen

Jamee Miller is a small town girl who grew up with dyslexia. She came up with the idea of the Read ‘n Style pen while in college and struggling to read assignments.  She then partnered with the startup company Hidden Abilities to turn the concept of the Read ‘n Style pen into a reality. It …

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This Steampunk Robot lamp is also a charging station

I’m continuing my fascination with charging stations this week with this Steampunk Robot lamp.  The lamp comes standard with “two grounded, tamper-resistant AC outlets, two high-power USB charging ports, a full-range sliding dimmer with blue LED indicator gauge for the lamp, and a smartphone charging cradle that can accommodate even the largest smartphone with a …

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KeyClip2.0, BAUBAX 2.0 travel jacket, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

This week we are bringing you four currently running crowdfunding campaigns from Kickstarter. This week’s campaigns are for people interested in EDC pocket gear, travel gear, and photography gear. Check out our picks for this week’s notable crowdfunding campaigns. KeyClip Wallet 2.0 – Combine Your Everyday Carry What is it? KeyClip is a minimal wallet …

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This wireless parking sensor prevents bumps when parking your car

All our cars have rear-view cameras that help with parking, but sometimes you still need a bit more information than the camera can give you.  Two of our cars also have built-in proximity sensors that warn you when you’re getting too close to an obstacle with either the front or rear bumpers, but our daughter’s …

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Suaoki 150Wh Portable Solar Charger review

In the summer of 2017, my family traveled to my wife’s home in the central Philippines. While waiting for a ferry to her island, an earthquake struck. Moments later, the power went out. In a few days, the rolling blackouts, heat, humidity and need to keep medical equipment functioning drove the need to purchase a …

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These are the charging stations you were looking for!

ThinkGeek once again serves up useful gear in a cool form factor.  This Star Wars R2-D2 AC / USB Power Station expands a single US standard Type B wall outlet socket into a charging station for all our mobile gear.  R2 is big and will block the second socket on the wall outlet, but it will provide …

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Add USB charging to your wall outlets without needing an electrician

The thingCHARGER Universal Charging Station adds two USB charging ports and a phone/tablet charging station to a wall outlet by simply plugging it into a dual 3-prong outlet.  Both of the 3-prong outlets are still available for other devices, and you can now charge two devices using the two USB ports on the bottom of …

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JBL Boombox portable Bluetooth speaker review

Within the last couple of years, I’ve gotten to review some big (in size and sound) Bluetooth speakers. These massive new generation boomboxes have replaced the old cassette and CD driven monsters from the 80s with better sound and much better ease of use. Factor in weather resistance and you’ve got yourself a winning package. …

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Expand your control over your iDevices home automation products with the Instant Switch

iDevices recently announced the availability of their new Instant Switch, a wireless remote control switch that connects to your favorite iDevices product.  The Switch is battery powered, so it doesn’t require wiring.  You can mount it directly on the wall with its included 3M Command adhesive strip and faceplate anywhere you’d like an extra control …

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Julie’s gadget diary – Update on my plan to ditch my notebooks

In my last gadget diary post from over a week ago, I announced that I was going to give up my paper notebooks in favor of a digital To-Do system to help me manage my tasks. After I published that post, quite a few of you gave me ideas for different apps to try (thanks!). …

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Essential Phone, new Waterfield wallets, Mission Workshop pants, and more – Weekly roundup

Wow, where did this week go? It’s Saturday, which means it’s time for you to take a quick look through a list of everything that we wrote about this week on The Gadgeteer. We have news, we have reviews, and we have articles about your favorite gadgets. Enjoy! News New 2018 spring colors from Topo …

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