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.

Boring utensils – NOPE!! ChopChucks – OH YEAAAH!!!

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Eat like a pro! But not like any pro – like a Ninja!!! With ChopChucks, your food doesn’t Stand. A. Chance. ChopChucks double as reusable chopsticks and toy nunchucks made from titanium. As toy nunchucks, they are a portable 12 cm long. You can easily transform them into chopsticks by unscrewing the …

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Drone deliveries are becoming a reality for more people

ARTICLE – I recently read a news story about drone deliveries happening near me, right in the DFW area (see the Fox4 News video clip)! The company Wing (a subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet) is delivering select health and wellness items from a Walgreens in Little Elm to customers within four miles of the …

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3-month free trial for Audible and Amazon Music Unlimited

NEWS – Every now and then Amazon allows new subscribers in the U.S. not just a one-month free trial for Audible Premium Plus, but a three-month free trial. And this time, it is also including three free months of Amazon Music Unlimed too. After the free trial ends, you will be charged $14.95 per month …

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Thermacell LIV – A smart mosquito repellent solution for your backyard

NEWS – The Gadgeteer has reviewed a handful of Thermacell products with excellent results (Thermacell Mosquito Repellent review, Thermacell Repellent Camp Lantern review, Thermacell Mosquito Repellent Lantern review). Now Thermacell has come out with the Thermacell LIV Smart Mosquito Repellent System for your backyard. This interconnected-repeller system allows you to place the repellers exactly where …

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Tired of having a cold tush while watching your kids play soccer? Next time, grab a Terrain Heated Camping Chair!

NEWS – I’ve been there – you know – watching my kids play soccer on a cold and blustery day. My tush would have thanked me had I bought a Gobi Heat Terrain Heated Camping Chair. This collapsible steel-frame chair provides nine hours of heating time via two zones and charges in about 3-4 hours. …

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Hang your pictures in minutes with the Pro Picture Hanging System

NEWS – Hanging pictures around my home has always been a cumbersome and tedious task. However, the Go Hang It Pro Picture Hanging System is a clever tool kit that you can use to hang your pictures in just minutes. Rather than explaining how it works, it’s easier to show you: Isn’t that awesome? The …

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Need to fix your broken phone or laptop? Grab Mjolnir and save the day!

NEWS – Do you know of someone who might like to dive in and repair their own devices? The Marvel Mighty Thor Hammer Flashlight & Electronics 28-Piece Tool Kit might make a really cool gift for them (or you). The toolbox is in the shape of Thor’s hammer, Mjolnir… …and contains the following tools: Spudger …

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Gadgeteer team – gear we’re using in 2022 (Kathleen Chapman)

ARTICLE – I don’t need to go out much since I work from home (WFH). The photo above shows my unconventional WFH setup in our den/office. Space is limited since my husband also works from home. So, when space is a valuable commodity, go vertical! And that’s exactly what I did. Weird, eh? But since …

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Check it out – a shatterproof LED light bulb!

NEWS – A shatterproof LED light bulb? How “cool” is that (hehe)? IncrediBulb came up with the Shatterproof Flexible LED Light Bulb Multipack (not dimmable) for those of us with butterfingers. Yep, I’m talking to all those like me who tend to drop things. Who wants to drop an expensive LED bulb before you’ve even …

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Problems with clogged drains? Give Instant Drain Opener a try!

NEWS – Every now and then, I get a clogged drain around the house and it always seems to be an ordeal dealing with it. I recently came across One Second Plumber’s Instant Drain Opener and it looked like a potentially easy way to tackle the problem without using chemicals. It comes with a handle, …

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The Electric Grout Cleaning Machine: Clean your grout without being on your hands and knees with a toothbrush

NEWS – How does ANYONE have the time to clean their grout when you have to do it on your hands and knees with a toothbrush? Nope. Just nope. But Grout Groovy! came up with its clever Electric Grout Cleaning Machine which allows you to clean your grout standing up. You can use it with …

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The clever Amazing Rake Ergonomic 3-in-1 Garden Rake makes raking leaves easier!

NEWS – Oh my gosh, I hate raking leaves, so much so, I don’t get to it most years. When I saw the Amazing Rake Ergonomic 3-in-1 Garden Rake, I thought, “Now there’s someone who hates it just as much as I do, but found a clever way to make it much less painful. Yay!” …

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Multitools for science fiction fans

NEWS – Why settle for a boring-looking multitool when you can have one shaped like the Millenium Falcon? The Star Wars Millennium Falcon 8-in-1 Multitool includes a wire cutter, scraper, bottle opener, Phillip’s head screwdriver, hex wrench, butterfly wrench, flathead screwdriver, and protractor. If you have a science fiction fan in your family and are …

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