News

News about interesting gadgets, gear, mobile technology and lifestyle products.

A Watch for Astronomers

At least it’s a watch for the amateur astronomers!  ThinkGeek offers the Astrodea Celestial watch for about $600. It’s pricey, but the face revolves to show a real-time display of the position of stars and the sun.  The watch displays 1109 stars (brighter than +4.8 magnitude) and 169 galaxies.  Sorry, but it’s only accurate if you are near …

A Watch for AstronomersRead More

Forget the litter box, let the cat use YOUR toilet

Here at The Gadgeteer, some of the cat fanciers on the team have reviewed four different automated cat litter gadgets. First there was the ScoopFree, then the CatGenie, then the CatGenie 120 and just recently, the Litter Robot. Each one of these systems have their good points, but they all require you to purchase consumables …

Forget the litter box, let the cat use YOUR toiletRead More

Korg Pitchjack Guitar/Bass Tuner

The Korg Pitchjack is a chromatic tuner for guitars and basses.  It allows for tuning seven-string guitars (7B through 1E) and six-string basses (low B through high C).  It plugs into the instrument jack and has LEDs that show the string number and tuning status.  It even allows for flat tuning.  It’s angle is adjustable, it  has a …

Korg Pitchjack Guitar/Bass TunerRead More

StandHear lets you share a movie with a friend

The StandHear from Agent18 is an adjustable device stand for your iPhone, iPod touch, Blackberry Storm, Palm Pre, etc., that makes it a perfect accessory to take with you on your next flight. The feature that makes this $24.95 device shine is the built in earphone splitter. Now you can easily watch a movie with …

StandHear lets you share a movie with a friendRead More

Bluetooth Watch with Caller ID Display

ThinkGeek has a watch with Bluetooth 2.0 that pairs with your cellphone so you can see caller ID information right on your wrist without having to take your phone out of its case.  When your phone rings, the watch vibrates against your wrist to let you know you have a call.  There’s even a button …

Bluetooth Watch with Caller ID DisplayRead More

Turn your iPhone into an iMac for $30

The iClooly (I think I could have come up with a better name than that) from Pyramid Distribution is an aluminum desk stand for your iPhone 3G or 3GS that pivots for use in landscape and portrait orientations. There are cutouts for the docking connector, earphone jack and wake button, making it a nifty little …

Turn your iPhone into an iMac for $30Read More

It’s a Little Pitchy, Dawg–Karaoke Game

Just in time for the kick off of the ninth season of American Idol, there is the lengthily named The Only Scoring Karaoke Game to tell you just how pitchy your rendition of “Hey Jude” really is.  Featuring a wireless microphone with an adapter that plugs directly into your television, this karaoke game measures your pitch …

It’s a Little Pitchy, Dawg–Karaoke GameRead More

Convert Your Old Vinyl Albums to CDs with the Crosley Songwriter

If you have a lot of old cassette tapes, vinyl albums, 45s, and even 78s, you’ve probably had some sticker shock realizing how much it would cost on iTunes to convert all that music to digital files – if the songs are even available.  The Crosley Songwriter is a nostalgic-looking media player that can playback …

Convert Your Old Vinyl Albums to CDs with the Crosley SongwriterRead More

Pandigital Photolink One-Touch Scans Your Snapshots

The Photolink One-Touch from Pandigital might be an easy way for people to quickly archive old family snapshots without needing a computer. It’s a 600 DPI scanner that can handle up to 5 x 7 inch images and saves the files to a memory card using its built-in 5-in-1 card reader. The price is nice …

Pandigital Photolink One-Touch Scans Your SnapshotsRead More