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  • A8 OBD Heads Up Display (HUD) review

    1 September 2015, 3:00 pm by: Andy Chen

    I love the idea of a heads up display, or HUD.  Jet fighters use them!  Fancy sports cars have them!  It’s the stuff of the future, right?  I jumped at the chance to try out the A8 HUD unit with OBD connectivity. The A8 HUD unit consists of a flat,…
  • Android Wear comes to iPhone

    1 September 2015, 1:52 pm by: John P. Feit

      Google announced that as of Monday, Google’s Android Wear smart watches will now connect to Apple’s iPhones (iPhone 5 and up). This is big news for those of us who have iPhones, but who are fans of Google’s many useful tools, such as Google Calendar,…
  • FLIR ONE thermal imaging camera review

    1 September 2015, 9:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    If you ever day dream about becoming a super hero who can see in the dark, through walls, ceilings and more, the FLIR ONE thermal imaging camera will make you feel like you that super power. Just plug it into your iPhone or Android phone and you’ll be able…
  • Cook your wieners in the GoSun Solar Cooker

    1 September 2015, 8:11 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    I like the idea of grilling outdoors, but over the years I’ve tried a gas grill and a charcoal grill and didn’t like using either one. Gas grills are a hassle because you have to replace the gas canister when it becomes empty. Charcoal grills are dirty,…
  • The Nomad Roadtrip car charger doubles as a backup battery when you’re not driving

    31 August 2015, 1:51 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Backup batteries come in all manner of shapes, sizes and capacities, but the Nomad Roadtrip is the first backup battery that I’ve seen that charges via your vehicle’s 12V power port. The Roadtrip can be used to charge your phone while you’re driving, but…
  • Shure SRH145 Headphone review

    31 August 2015, 12:00 pm by: Andy Chen

    I know Shure from their line of audio gear, including the famous SM58 microphone.  But headphones?  Not so familiar.  Today I get to try out the Shure SRH145 headphones. Sensitivity:  100 dB SPL/mW lmpedance:  34 Ohms Frequency Range:  25 Hz–18 kHz…
  • G-Shock goes smartwatch with GBA400 watch models

    31 August 2015, 10:00 am by: Andy Jacobs

    I’m a big fan of Casio’s G-Shock watches; I’ve worn them for years and can vouch that they are some of the toughest watches in the world and packed with useful features. The latest G-Shock GB400 models include some new features that caught my eye.…
  • REMORA stylus & pen holder for Apple iPad Smart Covers review

    31 August 2015, 9:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    iPad owners who use the Apple Smart Cover and also like to use a stylus to take notes or draw should check out the REMORA stylus & pen holder project on Kickstarter. It’s a leather stylus holder that magnetically sticks to the outside of the smart cover.…
  • ICON A5: Brilliant aircraft innovation – “…they shall mount up with wings as eagles.”

    31 August 2015, 8:00 am by: Kathleen Chapman

    The ICON A5 is a brilliantly engineered new airplane for those who would love to learn to fly and own their own plane but thought that it was beyond reach. This is an amphibious Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) that can land on water as well as a normal runway. The…
  • Coocheer Home Power Center review

    30 August 2015, 9:00 am by: Smythe Richbourg

    So, show of hands. Who doesn’t have at least one power strip active in your home? Anyone? And who doesn’t have at least two USB chargers plugged into those? Again, no hands? OK, I have the right audience. Coocheer has hit the trifecta of geek power needs…
  • Workout Sandbags are an alternative to pumping iron

    30 August 2015, 8:00 am by: Andy Jacobs

    One of the latest crazes in the fitness world is “functional fitness” (strength, mobility and endurance training for real-world use rather than very specific gym-type exercises) and one of the tools that is growing in popularity for functional fitness…
  • SpyCam drone, mice, dashcam and more – Weekly roundup

    29 August 2015, 5:51 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Don’t let this week end without making sure that you’ve read every single article that we posted on The Gadgeteer in the last seven days. Click through to see a list of all the news and reviews that we’ve posted this week. Reviews PERI GoCharge Ultra…
  • What to know before having the camera in your iPhone 6 Plus replaced due to the iSight recall

    29 August 2015, 9:45 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    iPhone 6 Plus owners should be aware that Apple is recalling a select number of iPhones for an iSight camera defect that causes blurry shots. If your 6 Plus has a serial number that is in the range of the potentially defective group of devices, Apple will…
  • Papago GoSafe 520 dashcam review

    28 August 2015, 11:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    “But officer, he caused the accident, not me. Really, I swear!” Although you may be telling the truth, you need evidence to back up your claims when it comes to traffic accidents. One way to do that is with a dashcam. Dashcams are windshield mounted…
  • Collect your vitals with the BodiMetrics Performance Monitor

    28 August 2015, 10:00 am by: Kathleen Chapman

    I love to collect and analyze data, especially my health data. I like seeing the changes that take place as I make alterations to my exercise program or eating habits. The BodiMetrics Performance Monitor (this is how it is marketed in the United States; it is…
  • Carte Blanche BLOC charging dock review

    28 August 2015, 9:00 am by: Smythe Richbourg

    Oops, they did it again. The nice people at Apple, with their new products and popularity, are inspiring an entire ecosystem to sprout up around Watch accessories. We’ve reviewed several here, and I’m sure that trend will continue. This latest charging…
  • The last flask you’ll ever need

    28 August 2015, 8:00 am by: Smythe Richbourg

    There’s a new Kickstarter campaign for something we’ve not seen a lot of on The Gadgeteer – a thermal flask. It’s called the Kole, and is handmade from stainless steel and oak. It can hold 2.4 ounces, and hold hot espresso (4 shots!) or cool whiskey,…
  • Whipping Post Roll Top Backpack review

    27 August 2015, 1:50 pm by: Dave Rees

    The Whipping Post roll top backpack is a nice looking bag reminiscent of days gone by. This backpack is made of brown polished leather with a vintage look and feel that reminds me of walking to school a hundred years ago. The rustic bag is large enough to…
  • The new Bosch GLM 50 C laser measuring tool has all the bells and whistles

    27 August 2015, 9:58 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Do-it-yourselfers who love checking out new tools are going to want to get their hands on the GLM 50 C measuring tool from Bosch. Not only does this modern day “tape measure” use lasers for precise measuring , but it also features a large easy to read full…
  • Laser Pegs light up construction toy (4-in-1 helicopter set) review

    27 August 2015, 9:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Kids and many adults like myself enjoy playing with the iconic multi-colored LEGO bricks and mini figures. But if you’re looking for a new construction toy that is both educational, and can also be used with LEGO bricks, Laser Pegs light up construction toy…
  • The VuPoint kinetic emergency flashlight will never run out of juice

    27 August 2015, 8:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    How many times do you need to use a flashlight only to discover that the batteries are dead or so drained that the light emitted from the flashlight is too dim to be of any use? The VuPoint kinetic emergency flashlight sounds like a wonderful alternative to…
  • Electrohome Archer Turntable Stereo System Review

    26 August 2015, 5:17 pm by: Raul Sanchez

    Nowadays, when you bring up the words record player people automatically assume the ones with two steel chrome turntables with some DJ, wearing Beats headphones, at a rave spinning EDM and trance music and wearing dark sunglasses in a dark club. But that’s…
  • RHA Audio goes small after years of going bigger

    26 August 2015, 1:47 pm by: Bill Henderson

    Leave it to RHA (Reid Heath Ltd) Audio to continually surprise us with new products. After years of going upmarket with model after model at dizzying speed, RHA has dialed back a bit by releasing an extremely affordable earphone, the S500i. The 500i aluminum…
  • Free up blocked outlets on your power strips

    26 August 2015, 10:00 am by: Kathleen Chapman

    Raise your hand if you have power strip outlets that are covered up by obtrusively large or awkwardly shaped AC adapters? Yeah, me too. The Etekcity 10 pack of one-foot extension cables are what we need. These will add enough length to get those adapters out…
  • Seagate Backup Plus Drive 4TB review

    4 December 2001, 7:00 pm by: Steve Holt

    If you have used computers for any length of time, you have experienced it.  Your computer hard drive or your cellphone dies for one reason or another, and all your files are gone, including all those photos and videos you painstakingly organized into those…

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