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  • Colonel Littleton No. 43 Mailbag Briefcase review

    30 October 2014, 10:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    The Colonel Littleton No. 43 Mailbag Briefcase is a gorgeous shoulder bag reminiscent of the mail pouches carried by pony express riders from days before email and the internet. This bag is made in Tennessee of vintage brown polished leather with a very soft…
  • Keep your hands warm, answer your phone, and light your way with these gloves

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

    The Light Casting Gloves will keep your hands warm this winter.  They have a “wind- and water-resistant outer shell, polyester insulation that keeps hands warm, and a brushed tricot lining that is soft and smooth against hands.”  They also have a…
  • Live long and prosper – and take my card, please!

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

    Devoted fans of Mr. Spock will love this business card holder.  The Bronze Spock Business Card Holder is apparently only bronze colored, because it is made of Polystone.  It measures 4.25″ x 2.5″ x 6.5″.  It shows Spock’s hand in his famous Vulcan…
  • Nexus 6 is available for pre-order today, but are you considering the DROID Turbo instead?

    29 October 2014, 1:09 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Today’s buzz is all about the Nexus 6 becoming available for pre-order, but at a sky high price of $649 for the 32GB version and $699 for 64GB, I’m not ready to take that plunge without trying one first. The DROID Turbo by Motorola, announced yesterday by…
  • RHA MA750i in-ear headphone review

    29 October 2014, 10:00 am by: Bill Henderson

    When a headphone company is primarily known for making products that sound better than other brands more expensive offerings, what happens when they create a premier model that’s not so inexpensive anymore? How much better can it be, especially when compared…
  • If you like a stylus, then you should have put a ring on it

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

    All the single ladies and gents who like to use a stylus but who can never find the thing when they want it need the Ring Stylus from Kikkerland Design. This stylus fits a size 8 finger, or you can wear it on a keyring or around your neck on a chain, so…
  • Add a little steampunk ambiance to your home with these switch plates

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

    If normal switch plate covers are too mundane for you, try these Toggle Switch Plates from UncommonGoods for a little Rube Goldberg steampunk style.  They are designed by father and son Lance and L J Nybye.  The plates are made with brass hardware and…
  • TYLT adds two new Qi chargers to their wireless charging lineup

    28 October 2014, 2:00 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    The TYLT VÜ Wireless Charger that Dave reviewed earlier this year is still my favorite Qi charger. I ended up buying one after reading his review and have been happily using it with my LG G3 on my night stand next to my bed every night. I’m happy to report…
  • Gilmour LeakFree garden hose system review

    28 October 2014, 10:00 am by: Greg Carter

    I take good care of most of my tools and equipment, but my garden hose is an exception. I think it’s because we share a mutual dislike. The hose kinks when I uncoil it, then tangles and resists when I try to put it back neatly. And the connections between…
  • Mini Eco-i-Lite is a power failure light, flashlight, and nightlight in one

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

    The Mini Eco-i-Lite from the Container Store plugs into an outlet and can serve as a dim nightlight.  If you need a flashlight, just lift the cylinder out of the charging base and turn on the LED flashlight.  If you lose power, the flashlight comes on…
  • Amazon Fire TV is now on a Stick, and Amazon Prime members can save 50%

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

    If you had your interest piqued by the Amazon Fire TV that was released earlier this year, but you didn’t want to pay $100 for it, the Amazon Fire TV Stick is for you.  It’s only $39, but Amazon Prime members get it for only $19 if they order before 6:00…
  • Fitbit announces the Charge, Charge HR and Surge activity trackers

    27 October 2014, 5:44 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    It must be Fitbit day at The Gadgeteer because earlier this morning Janet showed us a fancy ladies pendant and bracelet holder for the Fitbit Flex activity tracker and now I am going to tell you about three brand new trackers that were announced earlier…
  • iPega wants you to get touchy feely with your Bluetooth iOS and Android gaming controller

    27 October 2014, 2:00 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    If you enjoy playing games on your smartphone, the iPega Bluetooth Controller with Touchpad adds a traditional gaming controller to your mobile device for added fun and play-ability. The iPega which does not require any special drivers, is compatible with…
  • It’s all about cool with the A2 portable speaker

    27 October 2014, 12:00 pm by: Larry Geisz

    So, you now own the ultimate mobile device and have decked it out with the best accessories. But what about portable speakers? If you are Bang & Olufsen, you design the BEOPLAY A2. The A2 is a 10.1″ x 5.6″ x 1.7″, 2.4 pound, rechargeable, Bluetooth 4.0,…
  • SJCAM SJ4000 Action Camera review

    27 October 2014, 10:00 am by: Raul Sanchez

    Time for another review for another action camera. This time this review is for SJCAM’s Sports HD DV 1080P camera, the  SJ4000. At first glance, this camera resembles the look and feel similar to a GoPro camera. Many available action cameras on the market…
  • Brew your coffee your way with this Timbuk2 travel kit

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

    If your coffee is the key to a good morning for you, and if the cost of getting it your way is no object, then the Blue Bottle Coffee Travel Kit from Timbuk2 Bags is the perfect addition to your travel gear.  The kit is packed in a Timbuk2 bag with 14-oz…
  • Wear your Fitbit in style with these Tory Burch accessories

    27 October 2014, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    Ladies, do you love wearing your Fitbit fitness tracker but wish it looked more stylish and less rubbery and sporty?  If you’d like to have a Fitbit that looks like jewelry, then check out these pieces developed by Tory Burch in collaboration with Fitbit.…
  • LifeBEAM bicycling helmet monitors your heart rate, calories, and performance

    26 October 2014, 1:00 pm by: Kathleen Chapman

    The LifeBEAM bicycling helmet has an all weather compatible “advanced optical” sensor in the helmet to collect data on your heart rate, calories and performance. But the best thing about this helmet is that you are not tied down to communicating that data…
  • Bowers & Wilkins go Bluetooth with the T7 speaker

    26 October 2014, 10:00 am by: Bill Henderson

    Let’s face it: Bluetooth speakers are nothing new. What is new however, is a Bowers & Wilkins Bluetooth speaker. B&W is one of the most revered speaker companies in the world and their wireless Airplay speakers—Zeppelin and A series—are among the best.…
  • How I outfitted my iPhone 6 Plus – multi-item review

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

    I had given a lot of thought about how I wanted to protect and carry my iPhone 6 Plus before I even received it.  I knew I wanted a case for it, but I didn’t want it to cover up the beautiful gold color that I had been pining for since I saw it on […]
  • A week with the iPhone 6, Boombotix times 2 and more – Weekly roundup

    25 October 2014, 8:53 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Just in case you might have missed one of our posts, here’s a full listing of all the news, reviews and articles that we posted this week on The Gadgeteer. Reviews TYLT Energi+ Backpack review Ematic EGD172 7″ dual core tablet with Android 4.4 KitKat…
  • Boombotix Boombot Rex portable Bluetooth speaker review

    25 October 2014, 12:00 pm by: Bill Henderson

    The Boombotix Boombot Rex joins an ever-increasing group of small and affordable wireless speakers that sound way better than our old portable radios ever did. This market is becoming so crowded, that it’s hard to keep up with the speakers – much less…
  • Boombotix Boombot Rex Bluetooth speaker review

    25 October 2014, 10:00 am by: Smythe Richbourg

    Bluetooth speakers are everywhere. I’ve seen them in the grocery store line, at convenience stores – everywhere but gum ball machines and neighborhood lemonade stands. Many are OK for listening to podcasts or ball games when you’re on a bike ride or park…
  • Dyson’s new humidifier kills bacteria using ultraviolet light

    25 October 2014, 9:00 am by: Kathleen Chapman

    Living in Wisconsin (we lived there years ago) meant aeon long winters, heart stopping heating bills, and desert dry air. We used humidifiers to try to add invaluable moisture to the air to help decrease respiratory illnesses or alleviate the symptoms, but…
  • This car mount will charge your iPhone 5/5s in its mophie case without plugging in a cable

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

    Well, without plugging a cable into the phone or case, anyway.  The juice pack car dock from mophie attaches to your car’s windshield or dash with suction cups, and you’ll plug its cable into your car’s power outlet.  When you mount your iPhone 5 or 5s…

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