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Make sure your booze is for reals – Rotgutonix

This a gadget is still in the prototype stages, but I thought all partying gadgeteers might like to get a heads up about it. The Rotgutonix is a small handheld device that can detect adulterated alcohol, which is commonly known as rotgut. It has a built-in chemical sensor that can detect the quality of several …

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Sennheiser announces apt-X Bluetooth headphones

Sennheiser, maker of high-end consumer and professional audio gear, announced yesterday the addition of two Bluetooth headsets to their lineup, the PXC 310 BT and PX 210 BT.  Both models have onboard media controls, a folding design for travel, rechargeable lithium polymer batteries, and include an adapter and cable for listening to devices that do …

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Sony Announces New e-Book Readers

Sony is replacing the 505 and 700 Readers with two new models. The 300 is essentially a smaller version of the 505. It’s key differences are: 5″ screen instead of the 6″ screen of the 505. No memory card slots. No audio capabilities. No picture support (I assume in the books it supports pictures, but …

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The Gadgeteer turns 12yrs old – Big birthday giveaway!

Twelve years ago this month (give or take a week or two) I started The Gadgeteer as a goofy little review site on the then free webpage hosting service Geocities. People seemed to like my reviews, so I registered the domain name four months later, moved to a real hosting site – and the rest …

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Answer your cell calls on your landline

The new VTech LS6245 is the first expandable cordless phone system that combines touch-sensitive technology and Bluetooth capabilities. This phone allows you to connect landline and cell phone calls simultaneously and syncs with up to four different Bluetooth devices.  It has DECT 6.0 technology, advanced Bluetooth features and touch-sensitive interfaces on both the handset and …

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Versatile Bluetooth headset – novero TheFirstOne

novero is the result of a recent management buyout from Nokia, and has a distinguished history creating wireless products for clients including Land Rover, BMW, Volkswagen, Ford of Europe and others. Now, novero is expanding into lifestyle products and has just released TheFirstOne, a Bluetooth headset. I know that Bluetooth headsets are a dime a …

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A universal device stand for devices that need to… stand

Check out the iZel. It’s a $25 universal device stand that can be adjusted for portrait and landscape viewing. It has rubberized arms to hold your phone, video player, etc and can be adjusted for different viewing angles. It even stores flat, which makes it nice for travel. Go watch Jason Dunn’s video review over …

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Touch enabled Tapster Bluetooth headset

One of my main complaints about most Bluetooth headsets are the buttons that you use to control them. Fumbling around with your fingers trying to find the location of the button to answer a call or change the volume can be a pain – literally. Have you ever pressed a button on a headset and …

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Skin your BlackBerry Bold, Curve and Storm

If you want to add a little pizazz to your BlackBerry Bold, Curve or Storm, check out the new Vibes and Vibe FX flexible skins from iSkin. They are available in several candy colors and feature embedded Microban antimicrobial product protection. That way if you let someone with the H1N1 flu use your phone, you …

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