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Posts about a variety of topics which are not news and are not reviews.

Plain text journaling – Trading in old tech for new?

ARTICLE – In 2022 I changed away from years of using a paper journal/planner book. My word processor was fountain pens. I switched to plain text journaling and scheduling. All along I used the ‘aCalendar’ app on my phone, which automatically syncs to Google Calendar. But my paper journal/planner was my complete backup to aCalendar, …

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Reading and drawing comics on my iPad – Julie’s gadget diary

ARTICLE – I’ve started reading comics again. But instead of buying them from a shop, I’m using the Hoopla app on my iPad Pro to check out digital copies from my library for free! Right now I’m reading two comic series. The first one is called Eight Million Genies by Charles Soule who has written …

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The year in review – Favorite gadgets of the Gadgeteer team for 2022 (part 3)

ARTICLE – It’s time to finish up this series of the Gadgeteer team’s favorite gadgets of 2022. This year’s favorites have turned out to be a nice range of products. We’ve seen some categories that show up a little more often than others like power stations, robot vacuums, but for the most part, it’s a …

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The year in review – Favorite gadgets of the Gadgeteer team for 2022 (part 2)

ARTICLE – Here we go with part two of the Gadgeteer team’s favorite gadgets of 2022. So far vacuums and chargers seem to be winning the favorite product category but we’ll have to see how it plays out after the rest of the series posts. Be sure to check out part 1  and part 2 …

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The year in review – Favorite gadgets of the Gadgeteer team for 2022 (part 1)

ARTICLE – Each year around this time, I ask the Gadgeteer team to send me a list of their favorite products for the year. I told them that the products that they picked didn’t need to be restricted to only the items that they have reviewed on the Gadgeteer this year, but that they could …

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5 last minute unique multi-tools and EDC gift ideas plus 1 crazy idea!

ARTICLE – We’re coming down to the wire of shopping time with Christmas in just one week. If you’re still struggling to finish your gift purchasing, I have a short list of ideas specifically for the people on your list who like unique multi-tools and other EDC gear. Ready, set, shop! 1. Leatherman Signal multi-tool …

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5 must-have winter storm gadgets to survive the season plus 1 crazy gadget!

ARTICLE – Winter can be a tough time of year for many people, especially when severe storms hit. But with the right gadgets, you can make it through any storm. Back in the 70s when I was a kid, we had a blizzard in Southern Indiana and lost power for a couple of days. During …

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2022 Holiday gift guide hub – We help you find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list!

ARTICLE – We’re here to help you with your holiday shopping list this season by providing you with a variety of categories and products so that you can find the perfect gifts for all the favorite people on your shopping list including yourself! The very best part is that you won’t have to drive around from …

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2022 Holiday gift guides – Gift ideas for the gadget obsessed!

ARTICLE – If you’re here, you love gadgets so here is a selection of cool gifts that will make the gadget obsessed happy! LUMI KEYS keyboard If have someone on your gift list (or even yourself) who has always wanted to learn how to play the piano, this is the right gadget for you. LUMI …

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2022 Holiday gift guides – For home and family

ARTICLE – Here is a selection of gift ideas that will make homeowners and their families happy. Schneider Electric Square D Wiser Energy Monitor What’s really the best gift for every Dad? One that will save him money! If your Dad has ever told you to turn off the lights or don’t touch the thermostat, …

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2022 Holiday gift guides – Gifts for health and fitness fanatics!

ARTICLE – I’m sure you have at least one person on your gift buying list that is serious about their health and fitness. These gift ideas are for them! LesMills SMARTBAR weight set The SMARTBAR weight set from LesMills is an exciting new take on fitness equipment that makes it easier than ever to make …

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2022 Holiday gift guides – Gift ideas for photographers

ARTICLE – Here are some gift ideas for the photographer on your shopping list! Datacolor Spyder Checkr Photo Need something a little different for the super particular photographer you know? The Datacolor Spyder Checkr Photo might just be a perfect choice! This color calibration tool does a lot more than the old white balance target …

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2022 Holiday gift guides – Gifts for your favorite foodie

ARTICLE – Here are our gift ideas for cooks, grillers, and foodies. Walker’s Shortbread Cookies A package of Walker’s shortbread cookies is sure to bring the holiday spirit and a smiling face to anyone who receives them. These are some of my all-time personal favorite cookies because they not only taste delicious but they are …

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2022 Holiday gift guides – Gift ideas for travelers

ARTICLE – Here are our gift ideas for the globe trotters or day trippers on your holiday gift giving list this year. Orvis backseat protector Like many pet parents, we like to take our pets with us when we go on road trips and adventures. Unfortunately, that also means our backseats end up accumulating a …

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