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.

15 watt wireless charging is on the horizon

15 Watt Wireless Charging Solution

I have just recently upgraded my phone to one that supports wireless charging and was excited to try it for the first time. I was going to purchase a five watt wireless charger until I came across a press release from Freescale Semiconductor about their 15 watt wireless charging solution. Their design will support faster,

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Nixplay Edge 13″ WiFi Cloud Frame review

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I have hundreds of photos stored on a computer and external hard drive just sitting there being neglected. 🙁 I’ve always intended on printing my favorites but never got around to it and now there are so many, the task is overwhelming. I also intended on buying a digital frame to display them; however, I

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Choetech 50W 6 Port Desktop Smart USB Wall Charger review

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We have so many devices that are charged via USB in our house that multiport USB wall chargers have become a necessity for us. The Choetech 50 Watt 6 Port Desktop Smart USB Wall Charger is one that was offered to the Gadgeteer for review and I quickly volunteered to test it. To quote He-Man,

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Dino Pet: a different kind of “pet” – the glowing kind!

Dino care

Don’t want to get a dog, cat, or gerbil for your kids? How about a fascinating different kind of “pet” – one that glows in the dark? Dino Pet is simply a container of photosynthetic bioluminescing dinoflagellates. These dinoflagellates are single celled algae that produce their own food via photosynthesis just like plants and will

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Arctic P614 BT (Bluetooth) headphones review

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What would the world look like without music? Much less happy I would guess. Music is a vital part of our lives, however, it is not always appropriate to share that music with those around you (like at work) making earbuds or headphones a necessity. The Arctic P614 BT (for Bluetooth) headphones are one of

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Smuggle your files on board Firefly’s Serenity USB flash drive

Firefly Serenity USBflashdrive

Need a stocking stuffer for that diehard Firefly fan? How about getting him or her an 8 G capacity flash drive in the form of a three inch diecast metal replica of the Serenity? It has a loop for your keychain, a push button to eject the drive, and the engines even light up. In

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OxyLED T120 Dimmable Eye-care LED desk lamp review

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I just love the concept of LEDs. They save so much on energy and energy costs, run at a much cooler temperature than other lighting options (cool!), work forever (well okay, so not forever, but a REALLY long time), and now they have a softer yellow light available in lamps – take my money! The

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These ARE the droids you’re looking for this Christmas

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Celebrate with the Force this Christmas by decorating with these Kurt S. Adler Star Wars lawn ornaments. Each 36 inch character (which includes Darth Vader, R2D2, a Storm Trooper, and Yoda) contains 50 lights and is decked out in Christmas apparel to join you in celebrating the holidays. When decorating this Christmas, “Do, or do

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Microsoft Band: Microsoft’s cross-platform activity tracker/smart watch

Microsoft band

The Microsoft Band is Microsoft’s contribution to the wearables market. It is a cross-platform Bluetooth device that works on Windows Phone 8.1 update, iOS 7.1 and 8, and Android 4.3-4.4 devices. It has a full-color touch display and will track your sleep patterns, number of steps taken, calories burned, and heart rate and has watch functions such

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Problems with stale pantry food? Evak Glass Food Storage to the rescue!

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Want to organize your pantry and keep food from going stale? The Prepara Evak Airtight Glass Food Storage solution may be just the thing for you. I have been looking around for a durable airtight solution, but not necessarily to stave off stale food. My desire is to find a product that is truly airtight to

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LifeBEAM bicycling helmet monitors your heart rate, calories, and performance

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The LifeBEAM bicycling helmet has an all weather compatible “advanced optical” sensor in the helmet to collect data on your heart rate, calories and performance. But the best thing about this helmet is that you are not tied down to communicating that data to only one device or app. This helmet will transmit the data via

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