Pocket Gear

News, reviews and articles about pocket gear.

Boats-To-Go MP3 Boombox Review

Back in 1984 (geesh, I’m old) I received a wonderful Christmas present.  It was my very first boom box, and it had dual tape decks and a radio, and a line-in jack to plug up a microphone.  I didn’t want one of those single tape deck boom boxes, no sir. I wanted to be big …

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Spotlight Shifter 1.0 LED Torch/Flashlight Review

In the  1990s for me there was only one EDC (Every Day Carry) flashlight, and that was the Mini Maglite AA.  Its small size, aluminum construction, adjustable spot to flood light beam,  ruggedness, water resistance, candle mode, and spare bulb in tail made this so versatile for me. From in my toolkit for work, to …

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Don’t Get Caught Flat-Footed Without a Flashlight Again

The Gadgeteer has covered a lot of flashlights in the past, but I don’t recall seeing a flat one before.  This little Flat Flashlight from Perpetual Kid is small enough to fit on your keychain or in a pocket, so you’ll never find yourself without a flashlight again.  It’s only 2.5 inches long X 1.75 …

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Just Mobile Gum Backup Battery Review

We rely so much on our smartphones these days, not just for phone calls but also for the information and access that they supply.  Bigger screens are nice, but it’s always a compromise between screen size, weight and battery life.  What do you do when you’re not near a power point all day (or multiple …

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The World’s Smallest and Most Portable iPhone Charger

There are two types of iPhone users: The ones that have multiple iPhone charging cords laying around everywhere and the ones that can never find their iPhone charging cord.  As for me, I have a charging cord in almost every room in the house.  But I do wish there was a simpler way of charging …

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Dealextreme 22000mcd LED Keychain Light Review

With the annual Dance Eisteddfod coming up, I needed to replenish my supply of small LED flashlights.  Trying to read a program to see when the boys are dancing in a dark concert hall is a pain, you can’t use a light that’s too bright and these 22000mcd LED Keychain Lights from DealExtreme fit the bill perfectly. Gadgets don’t …

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Twelve South PlugBug 10W USB iPad/iPhone Charger Plus MacBook Plug Attachment Review

I’ve been on a quest to minimize the gear I need to carry to charge/sync my electronics.  My current cable/connector bag is 10.5″ X 4.5″ X 3.5″ and weighs 1.75 pounds.  It’s stuffed with cables I almost never use, so it’s hard to find the one or two cables I do use.  I certainly don’t …

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Digital Zone Juicebar DO10-JB Pocket Solar Charger Review

In my ever-present quest for more power for my gadgets, I was excited about the chance to review the solar DO10-JB Pocket Charger from Juicebar when the people at CableOrganizer offered to send one. I have tried other mobile power solutions that haven’t always cut the mustard, so to speak. But the price of this little …

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Innergie Charge and Sync 3-in-1 USB Cable Review

I recently reviewed a small set of Incase USB cables that will lighten your daily-carry load, and now I’ll tell you about a single USB cable from Innergie that can charge almost every USB device you own.  The Charge & Sync 3-in-1 USB Cable contains a miniUSB, microUSB, and Apple 30-pin connector in a single …

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WINGStand Portable Stand for iPhone and iPad and other Bluetooth Devices Review

As I’ve mentioned before, the thing I haven’t liked about the iPads I’ve owned is the on-screen keyboard.  The virtual keys don’t lend themselves to touch typing.  None of the keyboard cases I’ve tried were what I’ve been looking for, because they have cramped, undersized keyboards, often with a non-standard layout.  The best keyboard I’ve …

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LittleBonsai The Clip is Simple, Functional, Versatile

Fans of EDC (EveryDay Carry, the art and science of preparedness through personal gadget selection) have been using belt-mounted key holders for years.  How about one that does more than just its obvious function? Billed as “The world’s most talented keychain,” The Clip from LittleBonsai is a stainless steel belt clip that can hold your …

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Standeazy Stand for Smart Phones

The Standeazy smart phone stands work with most every smart phone on the market now.  They’re made of polypropylene, and they are about the size of a credit card.  They fold up and store in your wallet when you don’t need them, and they’ll open into a stand that can support your phone in either …

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Remember NetZero? They’re Offering Free Mobile Broadband*

Remember back in the day when NetZero offered free dial-up service and the only thing you had to suffer through was seeing advertisements?  Well NetZero is back to offer free mobile broadband*.  Yes, the asterisk is placed there on purpose.  So what does that asterisk mean?  The free version of NetZero Mobile Broadband is the …

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