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.

Saddleback Leather Drawstring Leather Backpack review

REVIEW – I’ve found my new favorite backpack! It’s the new Saddleback Leather Drawstring Leather Backpack. It is simple in design, carries all that I need to carry, and is made with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. Read on for all the wonderful details. What is it? The Saddleback Leather Drawstring Leather Backpack is …

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The Silk Magnetic Cable Wrangler is attracted to your charging cables

NEWS – I just can’t help myself. I’m drawn to cable organizers like the Cable Wrangler (see what I did there?) by Silk, a company based in Austin, TX. Silk describes themselves as a “jaunty, down-to-earth, and highly-caffeinated group of folks that, since 2009, have taken our products seriously, but ourselves … not so much” …

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Opté Precision Skincare System: Use technology to precisely cover up your blemishes

NEWS – Proctor & Gamble has come out with a cool device called the Opté Precision Skincare System. It’s a wand that scans your face with a tiny digital camera at 150 images per second and uses blue LED lights to enhance the contrast in your skin. It detects “age and sun spots, redness and …

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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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