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

Our favorite EDC multi-tools and knives

ARTICLE – I’ve always loved reading about other people’s favorite EDC items, so I thought all of you might like to know what some of us here at the Gadgeteer use on a regular basis. For this team article, I asked everyone to tell me about their favorite knife or multi-tool. See if you can …

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6 ergonomic gadget cases you won’t know how you lived without

ARTICLE – Ergonomics is related to designing things, so they fit the people who use them, helping individuals get things done more efficiently. Many ergonomic products center on increasing user comfort. These ergonomic gadget cases are ideal if you want to keep enjoying a tech-heavy lifestyle while protecting your gadgets and avoiding bodily strain. 1. …

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The year in review – Favorite gadgets of the Gadgeteer team for 2019 (part 2)

ARTICLE – A few days ago we posted part one of the Gadgeteer’s favorite gadgets of 2019 and today we’re back with the rest of the team’s favorite gear and gadgets (including mine) from the past year. Enjoy! Julie Strietelmeier Huawei P30 Pro Android Smartphone review I have to say that this has been my …

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The year in review – Favorite gadgets of the Gadgeteer team for 2019 (part 1)

ARTICLE – A few weeks ago I asked everyone on the Gadgeteer team to send me a list of their favorite products of 2019. I told them that the products that they pick didn’t need to be restricted to the items that they had reviewed this year, but that they could include any products that …

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6 noise-reducing gadgets to help you work or sleep

ARTICLE  – Have you ever been lying in bed unable to fall asleep due to loud traffic or obnoxious neighbors? It turns out that enduring stressful noises like these negatively impacts our well-being. Similarly, sounds in the workplace can disrupt us and influence our productivity, which is where noise-reducing and noise-canceling gadgets come in to save …

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Today’s top car tech trends you should look out for

ARTICLE – Today’s cars have a ton of features we could only dream of. For instance, cars today now have sophisticated entertainment systems, with small television screens for passengers, and speakers we can connect to our mobile phones. Different knick-knacks and accessories exist to help us monitor car safety, have our phones nearby, and even …

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Penny-pinching Nespresso owners savor Geesta foils

ARTICLE – While traveling Europe, we knew we were in a nice hotel if it had a Nespresso coffee maker. So when I saw one of these fancy machines for less than $150 at a Black Friday sale, the temptation proved too great. While the foamy, coffee goodness did not disappoint, we quickly ran out …

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Julie’s gadget diary – Android user now have a coveted iPhone feature

ARTICLE – See anything different in the screenshot above of the Google Messages app? It’s those 3 little dots at the bottom that bounce up and down when the person who you’re texting is replying to you. That’s right, iPhone snobs will no longer be able to gloat about how great their blue bubbles are …

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6 office gadgets you can rent when work calls you away from home

ARTICLE – Whether you travel a lot or only need to do so occasionally, having the office gadgets you need can make a tremendous difference in your productivity. Unfortunately, the equipment can be too bulky to carry in your luggage, and it may not be feasible to travel with due to fragility. Here are six …

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Julie’s gadget diary – The Pixel 4 XL makes me want to switch to an iPhone

ARTICLE – The Pixel 2 XL was my all-time favorite smartphone for a couple of years and I kept going back to it each time I’d try the newest flagship from various other phone makers. I purchased the Pixel 3 XL last year but promptly returned it because it felt almost identical to the 2 …

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thetruesize.com website shows you just how distorted the Mercator projection map is

ARTICLE – A while ago I was watching an episode of “The West Wing” (season 2 episode 16, “Somebody’s Going to Emergency, Somebody’s Going to Jail”). In the “Cartographers for Social Equality” portion of the show, it really hit me (just like CJ) that the Mercator projection map that I have been using since I …

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Amazon’s Subscribe & Save auto-delivers discounts and convenience

ARTICLE – I got hooked on Amazon’s Subscribe & Save program when my boys were infants. As a busy, working mom, it was almost too good to be true, the idea that I’d never again run out of diapers, wipes or formula. A decade later, and I’m still using this service every month. In fact, …

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In-ear epiphany: Apple AirPods Pro first impressions

ARTICLE – When Apple revealed their AirPods Pro, featuring a more secure fitting in-ear style, I immediately put in my order. Lo and behold, a mere 30 hours later, they arrived at my office. I spent the last several hours putting them through their paces and here are some initial thoughts. New wider case The …

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