Gear Diary

I have been on a quest to find the best tool to chronicle the events of my life. This quest has led me to look for the answer to the question of which is the better journal keeping method, pen and paper or an electronic gadget? Analog or digital? Or maybe a combination of both… Read More

It’s the beginning of a new year, which for a lot of people, means that it is time to start a new journal or diary. I’ve been wrestling with the decision of whether to stay traditional and keep my journal in a Moleskine, Rhodia or similar notebook, or go digital and use a diary app… Read More

I pre-ordered the Nook ebook reader within a day or so after they were officially announced on October 20th. For over a month now, the expected ship date on my order status page has been 11/30th. That’s today in case you haven’t checked the calendar :) All day I’ve been keeping an eye on that… Read More

I’m extremely happy with my new 27″ iMac (quad-core i7) because is fast and quiet. I wasn’t sure how well I would adjust to the wireless keyboard and the new magic mouse. I’m so accustomed to a full sized keyboard and Logitech MX Revolution mouse, that both felt really awkward to use at first. I… Read More

I stayed home from work today because I was feeling blah and while I was chatting with Dave, I happened to look over at the wireless LCD of the Brickhouse Security Wi-Spi EX30 and noticed that a FedEx truck had pulled into my driveway. Since I still had on my PJs, I wasn’t planning to… Read More

Is it weird that I don’t consider myself a writer even though I’ve written thousands, if not a million words in the 12 years that The Gadgeteer has been in existence? To me a writer is someone who writes stories and books. I don’t fit that criteria, but would like to. That’s why I’ve decided… Read More

Rob just sent me the link this house in Wales that a man built for his family. It’s a real life hobbit house if ever there was one. I’ve always dreamed of living in a house built into the side of a hill or a tree house, so this is just beyond cool in my… Read More

I’m not sure why it is, but I’m feeling a little bit nostalgic today, so I decided to take a look back in time to see what reviews were posted here on The Gadgeteer 10 years ago, 5 years ago and 1 year ago on this date. 10 years ago (1999) PDA-Pak Review I believe… Read More

Today Apple announced new hardware and the most exciting part for me was the new ginormous 27″ iMacs. I’ve been dealing with a sick 3yr old iMac for several months now and recently wrestled with the decision to buy a laptop or another desktop. After today’s revelations, I’m definitely going to continue to use a… Read More

We’re swiftly coming into the golden age of eBooks. For those of us that have been reading them on our PDAs and smartphones for years, it seems like it’s taken quite awhile to get to this point. All of a sudden, eReaders are popping up all over the place, with the Kindle 2, Sony’s eReader… Read More

Would a robot help you stick to your diet? Autom from Intuitive Automata thinks it can. var playerSeed = new PlayerSeed('SmartPlayer_3'); playerSeed.sid = 348; playerSeed.width = '500'; playerSeed.height = '300'; playerSeed.videoControlDisplayColor = '#5E7984'; playerSeed.playList = '188840184'; playerSeed.autoStart= false; playerSeed.hasCompanion=true; playerSeed.companionPos= 'bottom'; playerSeed.Load(); // ]]>… Read More

Here is some more info about the forthcoming Palm Pixi. I really hate the name ;) var playerSeed = new PlayerSeed('SmartPlayer_2'); playerSeed.sid = 348; playerSeed.width = '500'; playerSeed.height = '300'; playerSeed.videoControlDisplayColor = '#5E7984'; playerSeed.playList = '188834142'; playerSeed.autoStart= false; playerSeed.hasCompanion=true; playerSeed.companionPos= 'bottom'; playerSeed.Load(); // ]]>… Read More

I found this video interesting because it shows how GPS gadgets are being integrated into tourist attractions. var playerSeed = new PlayerSeed('SmartPlayer_1'); playerSeed.sid = 348; playerSeed.width = '500'; playerSeed.height = '300'; playerSeed.videoControlDisplayColor = '#5E7984'; playerSeed.playList = '188837498'; playerSeed.autoStart= false; playerSeed.hasCompanion=true; playerSeed.companionPos= 'bottom'; playerSeed.Load(); // ]]>… Read More

Even though the Nokia E71 isn’t brand spanking new, it is a good phone. If you’ve been thinking of buying one, this might be helpful… var playerSeed = new PlayerSeed('SmartPlayer_0'); playerSeed.sid = 348; playerSeed.width = '500'; playerSeed.height = '300'; playerSeed.videoControlDisplayColor = '#5E7984'; playerSeed.playList = '177263953'; playerSeed.autoStart= false; playerSeed.hasCompanion=true; playerSeed.companionPos= 'bottom'; playerSeed.Load(); // ]]>… Read More

I have loved the Logitech Squeezebox devices that I’ve reviewed in the past (example: Logitech Squeezebox Boom). Now they have some new devices. Take a look… var playerSeed = new PlayerSeed('SmartPlayer_9'); playerSeed.sid = 348; playerSeed.width = '500'; playerSeed.height = '300'; playerSeed.videoControlDisplayColor = '#5E7984'; playerSeed.playList = '188835238'; playerSeed.autoStart= false; playerSeed.hasCompanion=true; playerSeed.companionPos= 'bottom'; playerSeed.Load(); // ]]>… Read More

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