Mark Adkins

From Omaha. Into technology/gadgets, tortoises, magic, the outdoors, marriage, CPR/First Aid, and more. Married with 5 mostly grown children. Pet dog, 5 Red-foot Tortoises Tech includes Palm Centro, new HP Mini 1000XP, Fuji 4010, and lots of gadgets.

Freedom Input’s Freedom Pro Bluetooth Keyboard Review

Back in the day when Palms and PDAs ruled the portable electronics market, you could get several designs of folding or mini keyboards to connect to your PDA to turn it from a ‘consumptive’ device (that mostly displays content) to a ‘creative’ one (one that allows you to easily create new content). Sure, you could …

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Toshiba Thrive AT105-T1032 10.1″ Android Tablet Review

We had a good Christmas season at our house this year, electronics wise! A combination of events from price drops and clearances to unexpected cash meant that my wife and I both ended up with a tablet. She got a white 16GB iPad2, and I got a 32GB Toshiba Thrive AT105 10″ tablet. (I am not …

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SolLight Solicharger-SP Solar Charger/Speaker Case Review

How excited was I to try this product, a protective case that charges a wide variety of personal electronics – iPods, phones, GPS units, handheld game devices, and such – and has an amplified speaker built in? And can recharge itself with a built-in solar panel? And priced under $60! Woot woot! Sign me up! …

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Muse Mini Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review

I for one vastly prefer listening to speakers than headphones and I am always on the search for both the perfect personal portable speaker for general use, and amplified travel speakers to use in class. It would be great to get both in one package! The Muse Mini Portable Bluetooth Speaker is certainly small at …

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GiqueGEAR Smart Station Holster/Stand Review

The GiqueGEAR Smart Station is designed to act as a protective holster, a wallet replacement, and a workstation or stand for your smartphone. It claims to be “the ultimate home for your Android smartphone.”  As a local company, GiqueGear (pronounced ‘geek gear’, I think) already has a special place in my heart, but the claim of …

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Nutshell Smartphone Wallet Review

New Zealand’s Nutshell Corporation makes a series of cases for handheld devices called “Tuff-as-Nuts”. Gadgeteer Mike Reigel verified that the name was appropriate back in 2003. They combine that reputation with an interesting fastener in a tough wallet case for your smartphone.

Dremel 3000 Rotary Tool Review

We have reviewed Dremel tools before- the 300 series, the Trio, and a cordless tool, however the company just keeps making a good thing better. The new Dremel 3000 power rotary tool incorporates a lot of smaller changes, and one big one- the nose cap now acts as a wrench for loosening tools.

GetJar.com for Android – Free Apps Every Day

As most of us Android users already know, Amazon.com has been running a free Android app every day for the last several months. As you might expect, these run the gamut from ‘must have’ to ‘huh?’ with an added game show element that you never know what is coming up in the future. GetJar.com is …

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