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MiteMite Newspaper Laptop Sleeve for MacBook Pro

If you like unusual accessories or if you want to disguise your laptop from thieves, a company in Spain may have your answer.  MiteMite Unnecessary Objects Lab produces vinyl laptop sleeves that look like folded newspapers.  You can choose from four different European newspapers.  The bags are designed for the MacBook Pro, but they can …

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Nook Gets a Firmware Update and Now I Can Recommend It

When I reviewed the nook eBook reader last week,  I concluded the review by saying that I couldn’t make up my mind if I liked or disliked the device and that I couldn’t recommend it until the performance issues were resolved. Last night Janet asked me if my nook had received the firmware update. I …

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Logitech Comfort Lapdesk

If you like to sit in your comfy chair and surf  the internet with your laptop (watching TV is optional), the Logitech Comfort Lapdesk may make it even more enjoyable.  The Comfort Lapdesk has a soft “air mesh” fabric that is comfortable on your legs, and its heat-shielding design protects your lap – and your laptop – from overheating.  …

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BearExtender n3 Boosts Your Mac’s WiFi Range By 4x

Does your Mac’s WiFi need a little extra power? The BearExtender n3 802.11n WiFi adapter has a maximum output of 700 mW compared to 32 mW output from an Airport Extreme card. Combined with an external 2 dBi gain antenna the BearExtender n3 offers up to 2-4 times the range of your current wireless card …

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Philips DC570 Docking Entertainment System Giveaway

Philips is offering one lucky Gadgeteer reader a DC570 Docking Entertainment System. This 3 foot tall 2.1 sound system has a built-in subwoofer and a digital FM tuner with 20 presets. It has a manufacturers’ suggested retail price of $179.99, but you can get one for free if you win this contest. You can’t win …

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The Exotac MATCHCAP keeps your matches dry

The Exotac MATCHCAP is a waterproof aluminum match holder can carry all sizes of matches from standard kitchen matches to NATO lifeboat matches and even the extended length matches sold by REI. It has a dual-striker design so that you can use safety matches, strike-anywhere matches, or a combination of two. An O-ring keeps both …

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Speedtech SM-28 Skymaster Handheld Weather Monitor

If you’re an outdoorsman (or if you are impacted by the current winter storm), you need a way to monitor weather conditions.  The Speedtech SM-28 Handheld Weather Monitor is a lightweight weather tool that lets you monitor most every possible environmental condition.  It has a lanyard to keep it handy, and the cover flips open to …

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iPod Building Block Speaker

Here’s a cute add-on speaker for your iPod from Vat19.   This little “building block” speaker is the size of a standard Lego block (2.3 X .5 X .5 inches), and it works with any iPod with the dock connector that doesn’t already have a speaker built-in.  No battery is required; it draws power from your …

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CD Jewelry Brings Music to Your Ears

Don’t freak out, we’re not going to start reviewing earrings on The Gadgeteer. 😉 These earrings from CD Jewelry Art.Com are just so unique that I had to share them with all our  girly geek readers. They are made from re-purposed / recycled audio CDs. More than 9 billion CDs are produced annually and the …

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Environmentally Friendly with a Sense of Humor

These tabletop items from Vat19 can help you do your part to reduce waste and appeal to your sense of humor.  They offer a line of reusable melamine plates and cups that look like their wasteful cousins.  There are melamine “paper” plates that look like the thin, pleated edge paper products – set of four …

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Questia – The Online Library Now Available as an iPhone App

Questia is an online research library with current non-fiction and reference books and periodicals.  For $9.95 a month, you get access to all their books on any one topic, or you can access their entire catalog of more than 70,000 titles for $19.95 a month.  You’ll have an online workspace to store your notes in folders;  you can …

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Win a Plantronics Headset Twitter Contest

With Oregon and Hawaii banning hand-held cell phones while driving on January 1, Plantronics is helping to spread the word by hosting a nationwide Twitter contest to give away the award-winning Discovery 975 ($129) and Voyager Pro ($99 – available online for about $80) Bluetooth Headsets throughout December – and one winner will also win …

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