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Is your HomePod leaving behind a white ring? Pad & Quill has a solution for that

  Unless you’ve been under a rock the past couple of days you have probably heard that Apples newest product the HomePod has been in the news. However, not for reasons, you may think. Seems like HomePod has been leaving behind a white ring on some wooden surfaces. Don’t worry Pad & Quill, best known for …

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The Twelve South SurfacePad is a leather jacket for your iPhone

The SurfacePad for iPhone is a thin, minimal leather cover for your iPhone 7/8, iPhone 7/8 Plus, or iPhone X.  It protects the front and back of your phone from pocket hazards and from getting surface scratches from tables and countertops.  The SurfacePad also serves as a stand to support your iPhone in the horizontal …

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SnapPower has a new easy to install USB wall outlet cover charger

When it comes to easy installs, SnapPower is the master. Remember their GuideLights outlet cover night light that I reviewed in 2014 and their SwitchLight switch plate night light which I reviewed last summer? Well, now they are back with an updated version of their SnapPower USB charger switch plate. The USB Charger 2 has …

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WaterField introduces the Micro Wallet V2.0

When it was first introduced, the Micro Wallet was sold with WaterField’s Cycling Ride Pouch.  People liked the small wallet but suggested some changes.  WaterField has incorporated some of those suggestions in the Micro Wallet V2.0.  One of the changes was to replace the zipper that just went along the top with one that curves …

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Phoozy protects your phone from extreme heat, cold, drops, scratches, and it even floats!

Looking not unlike an astronaut sleeping bag for your phone, Phoozy (cute name) claims to also have space-age powers.  Namely, that “It provides military grade protection from the sun, heat, cold, and shock while also providing float protection.”  It is literally made from materials that are used to protect astronauts from the extreme environments of …

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Protect your luggage with AirBolt, the first Bluetooth-connected travel lock

With the AirBolt, you won’t need a key nor a combination to unlock your luggage.  AirBolt connects to your mobile device via Bluetooth, so you can lock or unlock it using an app.  You can also track your luggage, sound alarms when your bag is moved past a proximity boundary, or sound an alarm to …

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You’ll always be in uniform with these Star Trek messenger bags

You may not be able to wear your Star Trek uniforms to work, but you can probably carry your gear in one of these Star Trek TNG Uniform Messenger Bags.  This exclusive from ThinkGeek, home of the coolest stuff, is officially licensed.  They are currently only available in Command Red and Sciences Blue. The bags …

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Manhattan Portage Pen Cases: compact, protective, durable affordable

Here at The Gadgeteer, we appreciate good gadget storage and transportation devices and pen/pencil cases are no exception.  If you are familiar with Manhattan Portage, you know that they offer high-quality, well-built and durable bags, backpacks, cases and other accessories at reasonable prices.  Recently I stumbled upon Manhattan Portage’s Pen Cases.  Built from 1000D CORDURA® Classic …

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Forget winter! Summer’s coming, and you’ll need a new grill!

According to Wikipedia, a kamado is a traditional wood- or charcoal-fired Japanese stove.  Americans were introduced to this style of cooking during WWII, and that design has been incorporated into ceramic grills, like these Kamado Grills.  This model from Vision Grills is made with a thick ceramic body to retain heat, and they are designed …

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WaterField adds RFID blocking to their Finn Wallet

Do a search and you’ll find a lot of articles about WaterField’s Finn wallets as they have evolved – and been reviewed – by The Gadgeteer over the years.  There’s a new evolution in the Finn design to discuss today.  WaterField has kept the same shape, materials, and functionality you love in the Finn and …

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Change the look and feel of the Apple Pencil with Ztylus

The Apple Pencil is perhaps a perfect stylus for drawing and writing on the iPad Pro, but some people (like me) may find its slim, slippery shape uncomfortable to hold for any length of time.  I like writing with markers and with pens with thick barrels, so I find that holding the Apple Pencil can …

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Charge your Apple Watch directly at the wall socket with this Wiplabs charger

Your Apple Watch charger won’t take up an inch of desk or nightstand space when you use the Wiplabs Apple Watch Wall Stand.  You’ll still have to use the charging puck that came with your Watch; just connect the USB plug on the cable into the power supply inside the Wall Stand, then plug the …

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Keep your beer bottle chill and protected with BottleKeeper

There are TONS of different bottles, flasks, tanks, and other container-type products for holding all manner of beverages. And that’s totally fine, because there is no “perfect” beverage holder. But BottleKeeper seems to be a bit unique. Slide your glass beverage bottle inside the neoprene-lined BottleKeeper and it will keep both your bottle and your …

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Giving new meaning to home delivery – Amazon can now deliver a pre-constructed 20- or 40-ft tiny home to you

Usually, when you hear about tiny homes, you hear the story of how the owner has crafted their home themselves.  If you aren’t handy, there are some options for buying a pre-made tiny home, if you’re lucky enough to find a manufacturer you can work with.  Now any of us could have a tiny home …

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