Kathleen Chapman

Kathleen has always enjoyed technology and the sciences (biology and entomology). She has worked as an entomological 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.

The Glow Sketch Pillowcase would make a cool gift for the kids in your family!

NEWS – Are you racking your brain looking for a cool Christmas gift for the children in your family? Check out the Glow Sketch Pillowcase from Illuminated Apparel. This unique pillowcase has a glow-in-the-dark canvas on it such that when you use the Glow Torch (a UV glow pen according to the Illuminated Apparel website), …

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iKier K1 Pro Max laser engraver review – 5 features make it an awesome engraver!

REVIEW – After reviewing a few laser engravers, I’ve discovered some features that are important to me: an automatic air assist, autofocusing, and an easy way to position the laser over my material. When the iKier K1 Pro Max came up for review, I was eager to try it because it has all of the …

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The Anything Speaker turns all kinds of things into a speaker

NEWS – The Anything Speaker is a Bluetooth speaker that uses bone-conduction technology to turn anything flat into a speaker using its suction cup or adhesive pads. You can amplify your phone’s sound up to three times just by attaching this device to just about anything you want to (mirrors, tiles, tables, windows, or “even …

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The Halsa Breathing Necklace helps reduce your anxiety

NEWS – So many people deal with anxiety today which triggers your body to respond in a “fight or flight” mode with increased heart rate and respiration. If you or someone you know deals with this, the Halsa Breathing Necklace might help. The necklace is a stainless steel tube that you exhale through that works …

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Wizmaker Enclosure and Air Purifier for laser engravers review – the powerful exhaust fan and air purifier protect you from smoke and fumes

REVIEW – Laser engraving produces smoke and fumes (which are sometimes dangerous, depending on the material). To address those issues, I’ve been investigating enclosures and filters for my engravers. However, most enclosures are made of flexible material supported by a frame that you have to assemble and I wanted a rigid enclosure. When I saw …

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Sculpfun S30 Ultra 22W laser engraver review – awesome, though expensive

REVIEW – Over the last year, I’ve discovered that laser engraving is a fascinating and fun hobby. I’ve enjoyed using my Two Trees TTS-55 5W laser engraver but discovered that a more powerful diode laser would be better for cutting through thicker 6mm wood which is my material of choice. The Sculpfun S30 Ultra 22W …

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Battle Mother Nature using this Lightsaber Umbrella

NEWS – Use the Bestkee Lightsaber Umbrella (aka Bestkee LED Umbrella) to battle Mother Nature and her band of nasty elements! The center shaft of this umbrella lights up thanks to LEDs which make it look like a Lightsaber. There are seven LED colors. Just cycle through them until you get to the one you …

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Keep your screen cleaner handy with the Waterbear Universal Screen Cleaner

NEWS – I can’t stand fingerprints on my mobile devices. I usually use a microfiber cloth to clean them, but that means I have to find one first. The Waterbear Universal Screen Cleaner from KUVRD is a small cleaning patch or pad with silicone adhesive gel on the back (doesn’t leave residue) that you stick …

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DAYLODGE AirHaven 40 is an inflatable awning for the side of your vehicle to protect you from the sun and elements

NEWS – My husband enjoys rocketry. In the past, we would head out to a remote area where the Dallas Area Rocketry Society (DARS) would be launching rockets. Once there, we would pitch a pop-up canopy to protect us from the blazing Texas sun while my husband prepped his rockets for launch. The drawback to …

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Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 5 smartwatch review – a fantastic, fast, and fun smartwatch

REVIEW – I’ve been using Mobvoi’s TicWatch C2+ for the last few years and really enjoying it, but I’ve been thinking about an upgrade. Luckily, the TicWatch Pro 5 smartwatch recently came out and I was given the opportunity to review Mobvoi’s latest smartwatch. I had a blast using the Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 55 over …

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The Fitbench Free has all your basic needs covered for a great weight-training workout

NEWS – The Fitbench Free is a unique workout bench. It allows you to store four sets of dumbells and other equipment right on (or in) the bench. The bench has a soft-closing cushioned top and can be elevated to six different positions to tailor to your workout needs. It also has five steel anchor …

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