Kathleen Chapman

Kathleen has always enjoyed technology and the sciences (biology and entomology). She's worked as a research technician and an end user services tech before becoming a stay-at-home mom and home educator. Her continued interest in technology led her to join the Gadgeteer team in 2014.

Don’t get tied up in knots over organizing your cables, use Untie Cord Organizer!

NEWS – I can’t stand a tangled cable mess, so I generally use hook-and-loop ties to organize my cables. But then I saw the Untie Cord Organizer and thought that that would be a clever and really quick way to neatly store my earbuds. The Untie organizer is a bendable stainless steel tie coated in …

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Here are a couple of inexpensive tips for covering up the cameras (or LED lights) on your devices

ARTICLE – I love my gadgets, but I don’t want to worry about the cameras on those devices getting hacked, so I cover many of them up. Am I paranoid? Maybe, but I know I’m not the only one concerned about this so I thought I’d pass on my tips to those of you who …

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The Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell: an alternative to those with subscription fees

NEWS – Netatmo is working on their own version of a smart doorbell: the Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell. What’s so special about it? Well, it doesn’t require a subscription service, it can tell when a detected motion is a person (not facial recognition) so that you don’t receive useless motion alerts, it notifies you instantly when …

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Momentum Aria LED Floodlight with WiFi Camera review

REVIEW – We have a Netatmo Presence Outdoor Security Camera and floodlight that has some blind spots that we’d like to fill with another motion detecting camera/floodlight. We wanted the new camera to detect and hopefully scare away any would-be thieves. Then recently, I was offered the Momentum Aria LED Floodlight with WiFi Camera to …

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Jaybird Tarah Pro Wireless Sport Headphones review

REVIEW – I love Jaybird headphones, mostly because they allow me to select my personal favorite equalizer setting via the Jaybird app and save it to the earphones. I recently reviewed the Jaybird Tarah Wireless Sport Headphones and really liked them, but my X3’s still reigned supreme. Then, a month after Jaybird released their latest …

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Make an interesting collage of photos instantly for your wall using the Modular Magnet Frame System

NEWS – I see photos of expertly decorated walls using a collage of photos and would love to recreate such designs on my wall but I’m not sure how to go about it. Who’s with me? Well, the Modular Magnetic Frame System by Magnaframe is here to help us out albeit with tiny special sized frames. …

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Get a cool foldable Bluetooth keyboard as a stocking stuffer

Do you need ideas for stocking stuffers or perhaps a gift for the office Christmas party? The BATTOP Upgrade Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard with Kickstand may be the ticket. It’s not your typical foldable keyboard. This one folds lengthwise. What a great idea! It works with iOS, Android, and Windows devices. You’ll have to use a …

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Night Sight is available now for Pixel phones and I love it

NEWS – Just in case you didn’t already know, the Night Sight feature on the Google Camera app is now available for Pixel phones. This feature allows you to take better photos under dark lighting conditions. I have been eagerly awaiting this feature since it was announced in October. I’m an amateur photographer and anything that …

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Act quickly and you can get the Fingbox for $69

NEWS – I reviewed the Fingbox in December 2017 here on the Gadgeteer. It is a small hockey puck-sized device that you connect to your router (it is NOT a firewall). It helps you to keep an inventory of the devices on your home WiFi network and will detect when a new device connects to your …

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Saddleback Leather Slim Laptop Briefcase review

REVIEW – Mmm, leather. The look. The smell. The durability. What’s not to love? I’m a huge fan of high-quality leather bags and wallets. Saddleback Leather updated their Slim Laptop Briefcase and I was given the opportunity to review it. What’s my impression? Simply put, it is a wonderful laptop briefcase – Saddleback bags are …

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Ovie Smarterware tells you when your food is about to spoil

NEWS – Do you have science experiments growing in your refrigerator? Do you throw away food before its time because you just don’t want to risk it? Ovie’s Smarterware was developed to help us clean up our refrigerators, take the guess-work out of our food storage dilemma, waste less food, and save money. Smarterware is …

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Jaybird Tarah Wireless Sport Headphones review

REVIEW – Jaybird recently came out with a couple of new in-ear headphones, one of which were the Jaybird Tarah Wireless Sport Headphones. I was excited to try them out because I’ve had such a good experience with the Jaybird X3 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones over the past year and a half. I think that my …

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