Smythe Richbourg

A gadget nerd from childhood, Smythe has always been drawn to solving everyday problems with clever tools. An Apple fan since his Mac Plus in 1987, he's sure the company will one day do great things, despite being perpetually doomed by their competition.

YooTech Qi Wireless Charger Stand with Cooling Fan review

REVIEW – Most moderate- to high-end phones these days include Qi charging as a given. Because of this, manufacturers are finding it profitable to bring out chargers that can fit into our environment easily, but sometimes, you just want a simple stand/charger with no frills, right? YooTech has just released such a charger and we …

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BlitzWolf Selfie Stick review

REVIEW – Selfie Sticks are a universally polarizing thing. Folks either adore them or detest them. But if you add in a shutter remote and a tripod that folds up into the handle, is it still a selfie stick? This is the question brought to mind by the new BlitzWolf Selfie Stick model BW-BS10, which …

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BetterAir Biotica800 Probiotic Air Purifier review

REVIEW – Better air quality indoors has been shown to improve health for humans and pets. Whether it’s a super-fine HEPA filter, a radical new way of zapping allergies, or misting healthy essential oils into the air to combat the effects of the bad bugs, we’ve covered devices for this here at The Gadgeteer. Today, …

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Kanex GoPower Apple Watch Charging Stand with Wireless QI Charging Base review

REVIEW – Qi charging continues to be placed everywhere there is a flat surface. The Apple Watch Kanex charging stand I reviewed over two years ago as the first Watch charger that did not require adding your own charger has now been given the wireless treatment for phones as well – meet the Kanex GoPower …

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WANDRD VEER 18-liter packable daypack backpack review

REVIEW – When you’re traveling, having a bag to carry around town for day trips is sometimes a hassle. I have at times tossed smaller bags into my checked luggage, but they were always thin, uncomfortable, and offered little protection for my “good” travel camera. WANDRD, a Utah-based company, has released a pack they call …

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Pad & Quill Oxford iPad Sleeve review

REVIEW – Carrying around your stuff can sometimes be simple – grab your laptop/iPad/phone/whatever and walk out. But if you know you’re going to be spending more time typing and need your iPad and your trusty external keyboard, things get more complicated. This is the issue targeted by Pad & Quill with their recent Oxford …

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CycleVision integrates front and rear-facing cameras to bike helmets

NEWS – Riding a bike in the US in many places is a dangerous proposition. I’ve been cut off, had “right-crosses” that almost took me out, and the ubiquitous shouts from drivers who don’t seem to realize that I also pay taxes and have a right to the roadway. Capturing those moments, in case litigation …

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Phoozy Capsule tablet and laptop case review

REVIEW – Laptops and tablets are – big slabs of glass and electronics that want more than anything to find a hard surface or body of water to throw themselves into. Or it can sometimes feel that way when you’re traveling with them! A company called Phoozy has created a series of covers they call …

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Brightech Owen Nightstand review

REVIEW – It’s back-to-school time, and folks are thinking about changing where they live, setting up dorm rooms, and generally getting ready to snuggle down and study. Having a cozy corner with a lamp and a place to sit your coffee/tea/adult beverage has been a necessity since students read by oil lamps and candles. Nowadays, …

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PurePort promises clean and clear Lightning plugs and ports

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – For iPhone users, especially the ones who put their iPhones in a pocket (isn’t that everyone?), the curse of pocket lint and random moisture tends to fill the ports of those devices with a substance that refuses to be extricated, especially once you’ve jammed the plug into it a few times when …

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VogDUO Charger Go USB-C car charger review

VogDuo Charger Go and USB-C cable

REVIEW – We all have charging units in our cars. It’s part of the Gadgeteer Code. Some of us even have power inverters that provide AC power. With today’s larger devices, however, the trickle of power our cars provide needs to be stepped up a bit for the larger phones, tablets, laptops, action cameras, and …

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