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.

Mobvoi TicWatch C2+ review – 1GB RAM makes quite a difference, but is it enough?

REVIEW – I’ve always liked the look and features of Apple watches but they only work with iPhones and I’m an Android user. So, my foray into wearable tech started years ago with fitness watches like Polar to keep track of my workout details. However, I quickly grew dissatisfied with the rubbery/plastic athletic watch look, …

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Label your cables with hook-and-loop Wrap-It Cable Labels

NEWS – Whenever I need to troubleshoot the cables of a device in our entertainment center, I curse the cable mess behind it. I waste loads of time just identifying the correct cables that belong to the device in question before I’ve even gotten the chance to do the actual work. Labels are definitely the …

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Organize your TV streaming device with the Wrap Caddy TV Streaming Device Cable Manager

NEWS – I detest the cable mess behind our TV and love simple ways to clean it up. If you do too, and you have a TV streaming device like an Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, or the like, you’ll want to check out the Wrap Caddy TV Streaming Device Cable Manager by Allsop. …

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Use the Force, or rather the Millennium Falcon, to wirelessly charge your phone!

NEWS – Why use a boring wireless charger when you can have the Millennium Falcon Wireless Charger with AC Adapter to charge your phone wirelessly! Some of you may say, “What a piece of junk!”. But Han would say, “It’s the ship that made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs”, so I imagine …

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Print your own USPS shipping labels at home using pirateship.com

ARTICLE – Arrrg. I can’t stand having to wait in line at our post office to have them weigh and print a shipping label for my packages. “I could do all of this at home.” I would grumble to myself while standing in line. “I know businesses have a way to print their own shipping …

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Looking for some interesting phone stands, pencil sharpeners, lamps, etc.? Check out Pendulux!

NEWS – I love finding interesting functional items for my home and Pendulux is one place to find those things. They have an eclectic assortment of items like phone/tablet stands, pencil sharpeners, clocks, lamps, tables, etc. The above photos give you a small sampling of what they have. The first photo is the Geneva Phone …

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Digging in your garden just got a whole lot easier with the Rotoshovel!

NEWS – Rotoshovel to the rescue! No more back-breaking arduous digging with a shovel in the backyard to plant your garden. This innovative digging tool was created by Rick Goren and is a cordless electric handheld shovel and auger in one. It uses a rechargeable 12-volt lithium-ion battery that will run for 1.5 hours and …

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elago’s Mini Car AirPods Case for AirPods 1 & 2 protects your buds and has glowing headlights and taillights!

NEWS – Looking for a unique case to protect your AirPods? elago has the case for you – the Mini Car AirPods Case for AirPods 1 & 2. The case accommodates AirPods 1 and 2, comes with a keychain, and is made out of silicone which provides great drop protection. And the headlights and taillights …

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The Chrome app on AR compatible Android devices will help you determine correct social distancing

NEWS – Have you been wondering how far you should be from someone in order to adhere to social distancing guidelines? Most people just estimate. However, using the Google Chrome app for Android devices that are augmented reality (AR) compatible will take the guesswork out of it. You will be able to get a visual …

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These Frigidaire mini-fridges make “cool” gifts for the high school graduate in your life

NEWS – Do you have a 2020 high school graduate in your life who is heading off to college in the fall? Are you wondering what to get him/her? How about a Frigidaire 3.2 cu ft. Retro Mini-Fridge? This refrigerator has an ice cube tray that fits in the 0.25 cu ft. freezer compartment, two …

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Alter your voice with this Star Wars: The Last Jedi Kylo Ren Electronic Voice Changer Mask

NEWS – I have an awesome young nephew who loves to run around in grandiose style completely immersing himself in whatever warrior-type character he is currently dressed as. While wildly racing about, he constantly drops hilarious one-liners like “Who wants to get dead?!?” Perhaps you can relate. This Star Wars: The Last Jedi Kylo Ren …

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SuperCalla: a magnetic coiling data/charging cable that is also a fidget toy!

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Charging and data transfer cables are often an annoying messy necessity. Why not make them fun and tidier all at the same time? SuperCalla is a data/charging cable that has been redesigned. It has several ring magnets located at certain distances along the length of the cable so that the cable can …

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Pull your kids around on a JetKids suitcase and then use it to “upgrade” their airline seat

NEWS – One day, we will get back to traveling again and when we do, this may be the suitcase you need if you happen to have toddlers. The JetKids suitcase by Stokke is a hard plastic carry-on sized suitcase that is rugged enough to pull your kids around the airport so you don’t have …

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