Morgan Bornstein

Citizen’s “Ride for Life” Earth Day event

In celebration of Earth Day, Citizen put on a “Ride for Light” event in New York City, where participants rode spin bikes to help light up the Earth.  Each bike was connected to the central globe by pedal-powered light strings. The faster someone pedaled, the further up the string the light would travel until it …

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Timbrefone passive speaker review

It’s no great secret that even at the highest volume, the sound level on a phone is rather lacking.  A Bluetooth or wired speaker system is a necessity if you are using your phone to stream music at home.  The trade offs with those solutions though are the inconvenience of portability as well as having …

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“Time” to reuse that iPhone 4

With the average smartphone lifespan of two years, there’s a good possibility you have an old iPhone or two shoved in a drawer or a box in the closet.  Consider pulling them out and recycling them into a very snazzy retro-style clock.  Cdock will turn your iPhone 4 or 4S into a sleek tabletop clock …

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The last guitar tuner you’ll ever need

Many guitar tuners have graced the pages of The Gadgeteer over the years, but the Roadie is possibly the new benchmark and the only one you’ll want in your gig bag.  It is a Kickstarter-funded creation that pairs a handheld auto tuner–the Roadie device itself– with a corresponding mobile app.  With the app you can …

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Kid-friendly programming tutorials delivered to your door

One of the biggest regrets I have is that I didn’t learn how to code when I was a kid. I’m a bit envious of those that can soon get a Bitsbox, a monthly subscription box teaching kids how to write programs through simple, fun games and activities.  It’s currently up on Kickstarter for funding, but the …

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How do you take your eggs–on a stick?

In a carnival world where just about everything from chicken to butter can be eaten “on a stick”, it was only a matter of time before the fad made its way to your kitchen.  Now I’m not particularly talented at making eggs either, although rarely have I faced the issues plaguing these poor people.  However, who …

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Balls of Steel with Arctic Core review

About a year and a half ago I reviewed a set of Balls of Steel, a drink cooler with a snappy name and ties to testicular cancer research; fifteen percent of their net profits are donated towards the cause.  They recently reached out again to ask if I’d like to review their version 2.0–Balls of …

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Empty your Gringotts account for this game

I’m actually happy Harry Potter hasn’t officially been made into a Monopoly game, as it deserves quite a few more bells and whistles than the standard ‘opoly treatment.  Lack of an official product has given fans an opportunity to fill that void with extremely creative iterations.  I’ve seen impressive printable files on Pinterest over the years, …

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A Playstation in every room

E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) kicked off this week and with it will come the “big” announcements from each of the three (Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo) major video game players.  From the Sony press conference was the announcement of the Sony Playstation TV, which had been released in Japan last year, coming to North America this fall. …

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Squeaky clean pores with Luna Mini

Perhaps one of the most important beauty/maintenance regimens you can do is taking care of the skin on your face.  Everyone is prone to the occasional breakout due to clogged pores or bacteria buildup.  The Luna Mini is a skincare device that utilizes “sonic pulsations” to break up the bacteria, oil, and makeup that cause breakouts, …

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Grovemade iPhone charging dock review

If your computer looks anything like mine, there are about 3-4 random charging cables dangling out of the back of it, corresponding to phones, tablets, e-readers, etc.  At the end of the day it’s the same annoyance of swatting through each cable to try to find the one I need.  My desk at the moment …

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Rack up some XPs by brushing

What better way to encourage brushing in kids (and some adults) than by gamifying the twice a day chore?  A team of inventors is seeking crowd funding to make the Grush (Gaming-toothbRUSH) into a reality.  The toothbrush itself doubles as a motion sensing controller which pairs with a smartphone running one of the brushing games.  Games are geared …

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