Kathleen Chapman

Kathleen has always enjoyed technology and the sciences (biology and entomology). She has worked as an entomological research technician, end user services tech, home educator, and technical project admin. Her continued interest in technology led her to join the Gadgeteer team in 2014.

Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8550 All-in-One Wide-format Supertank Printer review – now anyone can print beautiful detailed photos

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REVIEW – I’ve been enjoying printing photos from my Epson EcoTank Photo ET-8500 Wireless Color All-in-One Supertank Printer. Printing photos using this printer is effortless and fun. However, the maximum size photo I can print is 8×10 and I’d like to be able to print larger photos. I recently got the opportunity to review the […]

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Use the SuperBit to get into hard-to-reach spaces

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NEWS – Inevitably, while my husband is working on projects around the house, he stumbles upon a task that has a hard-to-reach screw. It’s frustrating to be hindered from completing a job by a simple but ill-placed screw! The SuperBit by Super Brand Tools aims to help the DIYer finish the project. It is a

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FJackets Women’s Real Leather Black Biker Jacket review

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REVIEW – I’ve had a black cowhide leather jacket for about 30 years and really like it, but I have been wondering if it’s time for an upgrade. When the FJackets Women’s Real Leather Black Biker Jacket came up for review, I was allowed to review it. How does it compare to my old jacket?

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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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