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  • Belkin Qode Thin Type Keyboard Case for iPad Air review

    31 July 2014, 11:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    I’ve reviewed a lot of keyboard cases for iPads and iPad minis in my day, but I’m always game to try another.  I find that some are pretty uncomfortable to type on and some do very well for an undersized keyboard.  Then there’s the Belkin Qode Thin…
  • Waterfield Designs Cycling Ride Pouch is a wallet and then some for your bike gear

    31 July 2014, 9:07 am by: Andy Jacobs

    We’re fans of Waterfield Designs (AKA SFBags) around here at The Gadgeteer, and we’re also fans of wallets and pouches to hold our small personal items. Waterfield Designs teamed up with Australia-based ELEVEN vélo, a bicyling-focused design studio, to…
  • Keyport’s DEVGRU Camo Slides benefits Homes for Our Troops

    31 July 2014, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    I received an email from Keyport asking all their customers to help them raise awareness of Homes for Our Troops, which is a “privately funded national non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization committed to helping those who have selflessly given to our country and…
  • RTG R-PAL Personal Area Light review

    30 July 2014, 11:00 am by: Andy Chen

    My son just entered Cub Scouts not too long ago, and that got me thinking about camping lights… or just any light.  I grew up with bulky steel flashlights that never lasted long, or fidgety gas Coleman lights that some unlucky adult was constantly pumping…
  • Cargo Works MacBook Air + iPad Sleeve has slim tactical style

    30 July 2014, 10:00 am by: Andy Jacobs

    I like things that are simple and rugged. Add a few strips of MOLLE webbing and all the better. The Cargo Works MacBook Air + iPad Sleeves fits these criteria. As the name cleverly implies, it holds a MacBook Air in a neoprene zipper pocket as well as an iPad…
  • Don’t settle for a boring mouse. Get the full Spectrum with this Satechi mouse!

    30 July 2014, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    If you’re tired of your boring white or black mouse but you can’t decide on a new color, get the Satechi Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse and get all the colors!  The mouse has an ergonomic design that’s comfortable in the hand, and it has 1000dpi…
  • The latest Tokyoflash Japan watch uses its words to tell you the time

    30 July 2014, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    Instead of interesting graphical displays, the latest Tokyoflash watch uses a word matrix to tell you the time or date.  The words needed to display the information flash on the face of the Kisai Kaidoku Wood watch, so you don’t have to learn to decode a…
  • Nyne Bass wireless Bluetooth speaker review

    29 July 2014, 11:00 am by: Bill Henderson

    Despite the wonderful – and sometimes jawdropping – audio that manufacturers have been able to extract from small, portable Bluetooth speakers, there is still no substitution for size. Physics rules and if you’re going to get a decent amount of bass from…
  • Security goes tiny with the Safe+ Microlock

    29 July 2014, 10:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    The Safe+ Microlock is a very small 2 digit combination lock (the combination comes preset and as far as I can tell, can’t be changed) with a 2.17ft (66cm) long wire cable that can be used to secure your belongings. When it’s not being used, it wraps up…
  • Turn any light bulb into a WiFi-connected bulb

    29 July 2014, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    This Kickstarter project gives you the tools to turn any dimmable light bulb into a WiFi-controllable bulb.  You don’t need hubs, and getting your house connected is as easy as signing the bulb into your router.  The emberlight is a screw-in base that you…
  • Tailgate or camp with the comforts of home

    29 July 2014, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    It hardly seems possible, but it’s only a few weeks until my daughter leaves for college – and that means football and tailgating season isn’t far behind.  And of course, it’s still summer, so it’s still camping season.  Why should you have to…
  • RAVPower Dynamo On-the-Go Power Bank review

    28 July 2014, 11:00 am by: Smythe Richbourg

    Flashlights are a long-time geek obsession. Recently, we’ve had to add USB chargers, just because so many of our devices charge this way. Imagine combining the two into a single, portable device. Mmmmmm… Geek heaven! Well, that’s what the fine folks at…
  • ECOXGEAR gets tough and loud with the new ECOSTONE Bluetooth speaker

    28 July 2014, 10:00 am by: Bill Henderson

    ECOXGEAR is well known for their rugged waterproof speakers and gear, have just released their biggest speaker yet, the ECOSTONE waterproof Bluetooth speaker. ECOXGEAR states that it is answering a demand for a tough speaker that can deliver a bigger sound.…
  • This tiny Bluetooth speaker is big on design and features

    28 July 2014, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    The EDGE Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker and Handsfree Speakerphone is a tiny little cube that’s only 2.6″ on a side, but it’s loaded with functionality.  The 2″ speaker inside the cube produces 3W of sound for music, movies, games, and even phone…
  • Feeling too lazy to hold your tablet? Let the LazePad hold it for you.

    28 July 2014, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    Have you ever fallen asleep with your tablet in your hands and woken up when the tablet falls out of your hands and smacks you on the nose?  I have, more than I care to admit.   With the LazePad case, you can sleep easy without fear of a bruised nose or a…
  • WaterField Designs Franklin Tote review

    27 July 2014, 11:00 am by: Andy Chen

    Here at the-gadgeteer, we are equal parts gadget and bag fans.  Some of the best bags come from WaterField Designs, makers of some of the niftiest tech totes around.  Today we look at their new Franklin Tote. All pictures can be clicked for a larger image.…
  • A jumbo name for a small product: the pocket-sized Elephant Steady iPhone video stabilizer

    27 July 2014, 10:00 am by: Larry Geisz

    I find as I am getting a little older, my hands just aren’t as steady as they use to be. Now for most things this is not an issue, but for shooting videos with my iPhone, this becomes a real problem. Elephant Steady, a Kickstarter project from ADPLUS Co.,…
  • Here’s the perfect projection screen for the tiny, power-saving home theater projector

    27 July 2014, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    If you are thinking about replacing your big, power- and space-hogging flat screen TV with a tiny projector like Chris Haynes did, you are probably considering what you can project the image on for the best picture.   You can just project it onto a white…
  • Lasers, netcams, makerbots and big TV for tiny houses – Weekly roundup

    26 July 2014, 10:34 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Did you get your daily fix of The Gadgeteer this week? If not, you might have missed Dave’s review of the Wicked Laser Flashtorch flashlight, Andy’s review of the Belkin NetCam HD+, Smythe’s news post about makerbot 3D printers coming to Home Depot…
  • Pong iPhone case review

    26 July 2014, 11:00 am by: Larry Geisz

    When it comes to smart phone cases, it seems you must have an angle to be competitive in the market. Some are light weight, some super stylish, some are mega rugged. Pong cases have found their niche in protecting you from wireless radiation. Note: Images can…
  • Light up your tunes with Strobe earphones

    26 July 2014, 10:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Do you sometimes feel lost in a sea of generic earbuds? Noma Strobe earphones are a way to stand out from the crowd. These earphones allow you to enjoy your music, take calls and issue voice commands just like most earphones. Where they stand out is that they…
  • You want to dress like Captain Picard? Make it so!

    26 July 2014, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    This jacket is as much like the original jacket worn by Jean-Luc Picard in the Star Trek: The Next Generation show as it can humanly be.  An original, screen-worn jacket that’s been preserved by a private collector was used as the pattern for this replica.…
  • Samsung on the Level about beating Beats

    25 July 2014, 10:00 am by: Bill Henderson

    It appears that Samsung has come out swinging in the “Let’s beat Beats” game. Say what you will about Beats audio quality (I do), you cannot argue with their marketing genius. They hold about 60% of the headphone market – which makes them a prime…
  • Udemy probably has lessons for anything you want to learn

    25 July 2014, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    What do you want to learn more about?  How to program or start your own business?  How to take better pictures, decorate a cake, play a musical instrument?  How to dance or do yoga?  Udemy can provide you with classes on all these subjects – and many…
  • You can even cook in this emergency preparedness kit

    25 July 2014, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    This survival kit is expensive, but it has 25 life-saving items inside a box that you can even use to cook in.  The SOLKOA Survival Kit for Best Made is stored in an 18.75-cubic inch box machined from a single block of aircraft grade 6061 aluminum.  The…

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