Steve Holt

When I opened the box, the smell immediately hit me.  That smell of well-tanned leather.  You know the smell.  You hold it up to your nose and leave it there for awhile.  Yeah, it was like that when I opened the box on the Mr. Lentz leather briefcase.  I have had ‘genuine leather’ goods my… Read More

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You can never have too many portable chargers in my opinion.  I have them everywhere, at my house, my office, and my car.  I also give them as gifts to my friends and family, and I have reviewed many of them here at the Gadgeteer.  So I am always on the lookout for new features… Read More

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There is no shortage of home security devices out there, and I have even reviewed an indoor camera here at the Gadgeteer that I liked a lot. But I needed an outdoor camera as well for an area outside my home that is somewhat hidden from view and could easily be used to break into… Read More

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When Apple released the AirPods and I saw them for the first time, I did a double-take because at first, I thought that they were just weirdly shaped earrings.  Now I see them everywhere.  And at a price of $159, I imagine that losing them would be top of mind for most AirPods owners.  So what… Read More

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When I find a gadget that can make my life easier in some way, that gadget tends to stay in my life.  And the gadgets that just look pretty usually don’t end up finding a place in my day-to-day routine.  So when I ran across the Logitech ZeroTouch car mount (air vent model), with its… Read More

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When I got my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ I embraced wireless charging.  I had been especially looking forward to that feature when considering the purchase of my phone, so I started looking for wireless chargers right off the bat.  I have reviewed several here on the Gadgeteer, and I now have a good idea of… Read More

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Once in awhile, a product comes along that changes your life.  I have run across a handful of those types of products, and rather than build up the suspense, I’ll just go ahead and say it.  The $11.99 Dodocool magnetic micro USB cable is the best cable I have ever owned.  Bar none. Is it… Read More

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I use many gadgets on a daily basis, but these gadgets are the ones that I couldn’t live without.  I use them literally every day and they are an important part of my life.  If I lost one of them (which has happened) I would be like a small child who drops their ice cream… Read More

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I have watched with great interest the Bluetooth tracker segment of the gadget market for some time.  I have tried to figure out how I would use such gadgets in my own life, and have wondered just how well they work.  So I got my hands on the $19.99 MYNT Bluetooth tracker and put it… Read More

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When it comes to backpacks, you can never have too many, right?  Especially if you are a student, or a frequent traveler, or a wandering nomad.  Brevite makes a line of bags that are designed especially for folks who regularly carry photography equipment, but I find that their bags are great for just about anyone… Read More

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I have lost track of the number of leather wallets I have gone through over the years.  I am sure the same thing has happened to you… at some point they all fall apart at the seems.  This problem inspired American Benchcraft to create a line of leather products that are crafted not with stitched… Read More

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I have been a huge fan of the mini tablet form factor.  I have used one since the original Nexus 7 came out in 2012 and it is one of the small handful of gadgets I literally use every day.  It is light enough to hold in bed at night no matter which way you… Read More

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Your smartphone case really isn’t something that you should think that much about. But it should definitely accomplish several things while you aren’t thinking about it.  It should never get in the way.  It should protect your phone if you drop it.  It shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg.  And it should be quality… Read More

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I have been looking for a reliable home security camera and my wants are pretty simple.  I want to be able to connect via my smartphone to watch the camera if I want, I would like to be notified if something moves in the house, and I want it to be affordable.  The $139.99 Spotcam… Read More

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Here at the Gadgeteer we review lots of car chargers.  I mean lots.  All shapes and sizes.  But the Nonda Zus car charger is different.  We all know how anemic standard car lighter charging ports can be, right?  I have long since given up on them and in fact, the last 3 cars I have purchased had… Read More

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