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  • LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book – New from No Starch Press

    24 April 2014, 1:00 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Discovery Book by Laurens Valk is a complete beginner’s guide to building and programming robots using the newest EV3 kit from LEGO. This is the follow up to his bestselling LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 Discovery Book. Laurens is a MINDSTORMS…
  • Now Apple iOS users can get 100GB of backup and sync cloud storage for $1 a year from IDrive

    24 April 2014, 12:00 pm by: Janet Cloninger

    IDrive had already made 100GB of cloud storage for $1 available to Android users earlier this year, and now they are extending the offer to iOS users.  You’ll need to download the IDrive mobile app and sign up through it for the $1/year deal.  You’ll…
  • SCOTTeVEST SeV Sterling Jacket for women review

    24 April 2014, 11:00 am by: Elizabeth Rodriguez

      Working in IT for my day job and being a gadget fan, I carry a lot of gear each day.  I’ve always admired the many reviews for SCOTTeVEST here on the-gadgeteer and now finally get a chance to do a review myself!  Spring season is upon us here in New…
  • Now your smartphone’s backup battery can jump start your car too

    24 April 2014, 10:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Here at The Gadgeteer we have seen and reviewed more than our fair share of portable backup batteries for smartphones and other USB devices. But we’ve never seen a smartphone sized backup battery that can also be used to jump start a car. That’s right, the…
  • Logitech introduces new cases for iPads

    24 April 2014, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    Logitech recently announced three new cases for the Apple iPad Air, iPad mini, and iPad mini with Retina display.  The Hinge (bottom, right) is a flexible, protective case made of “spill-resistant, wipe-clean materials to protect your iPad from accidental…
  • Jimi provides easier access to iMac USB connectors

    24 April 2014, 8:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    When I was using an iMac as my main computer, I loved almost everything about it except for one thing… It was always a pain in the you-know-what when I needed to plug a cable or flash drive into one of the USB ports. In Apple’s infinite wisdom (or lack…
  • Amped Wireless LongRange Bluetooth Speaker Adapter review

    24 April 2014, 5:00 am by: Mark Rosengarten

    I have an older DVD player/receiver/amplifier that I used to play CDs on.  I got tired of swapping CDs in and out a long time ago and my CDs have gone dusty on the shelf.  Then I got an opportunity to review the Amped Wireless Long Range Bluetooth Speaker…
  • Stepping on a LEGO brick won’t hurt if you’re wearing these slippers

    23 April 2014, 2:15 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Are you a LEGO fan? I bet you don’t have a pair of these snazzy LEGO slippers under your bed. Only the true LEGO fanatic will add a pair of these LEGO Brick slippers from Convenient Gadgets & Gifts to their brick collection. These slippers are designed in…
  • Never pay someone to scan your photo negatives again

    23 April 2014, 12:00 pm by: Janet Cloninger

    With the iPhone and Android Film Scanner, you’ll be able to scan your own 35mm photo negatives directly into your smartphone, as easily as snapping a photo.  And you’ll be able to color correct or even stitch together images before you save them.…
  • Quivvers Big Rig review

    23 April 2014, 11:00 am by: Smythe Richbourg

    When we’re out and about, most Gadgeteers carry a few things: smartphone, wallet, keys, tablet. Maybe a tin of mints. Oh, sure, if we’re gone for the day, we’ll have a bag of other stuff including power adapters, charging cables and batteries, energy…
  • WaterField adds 15 inch Rough Rider Leather Messenger Bag

    23 April 2014, 10:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    A couple months ago we told you about WaterField’s Rough Rider Leather Messenger Bag made of gorgeous distressed leather and available in a choice of six different accent colors: black, copper, pine, green, flame and pearl. The only down side to this bad was…
  • Four port USB charging hub for your car

    23 April 2014, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    USB charging hubs are everywhere, but this is the first one I’ve seen that’s designed for use in the car.  The Quad USB Power Charger from RichardSolo supplies 2.4A per port, so you can charge four power-hungry tablets simultaneously from your car’s DC…
  • The tablet wars heat up: the ASUS Vivo Tab Note 8

    23 April 2014, 8:00 am by: Mark Rosengarten

    I never get tired of tiny Windows machines.  I’ve owned everything from the OQO to the Fujitsu UH100 to the Viliv N5 to the Dell Venue Pro 8.  Now ASUS has tossed its large hat into the 8″ Windows tablet right with its new offering, the Vivo Tab Note…
  • Papago GoWatch 770 review

    23 April 2014, 7:00 am by: Ryan Chapman

    I’ve never been much of a fan of watches. I’d either lose them, break them, or forget to wear them. Then cell phones came along, further denying my need for a time keeping device. However, I came upon a change of heart when I started coaching tennis. The…
  • Everpurse introduces the Mini iPhone charging wallet

    22 April 2014, 5:00 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Do you remember the Everpurse iPhone charging clutch purse and handbags that we have covered here (see related links below) in the past? The company behind those products has just introduced the Everpurse Mini charging hard-shell wallet. The Mini can charge…
  • Drink from your phone… or listen to music from your water bottle…

    22 April 2014, 12:00 pm by: Janet Cloninger

    The AdNArt SNB5 The Beat Silicone Hydra Bottle is a reusable water bottle with a chamber to hold your iPhone 4 or 5 (though it will work with other similarly-sized phones).  The 18-oz bottle is made of 100% silicone and is BPA- and phthalate-free.  It has a…
  • HTC One M8 Android smartphone review

    22 April 2014, 10:11 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    The new HTC One M8 smartphone is one of the sleekest Android smartphones currently on the market. Once again HTC has skipped the slick plastic case that people often tag with the word “cheap” and decided to go with a premium designed metal case that looks…
  • Rack up some XPs by brushing

    22 April 2014, 9:00 am by: Morgan Bornstein

    What better way to encourage brushing in kids (and some adults) than by gamifying the twice a day chore?  A team of inventors is seeking crowd funding to make the Grush (Gaming-toothbRUSH) into a reality.  The toothbrush itself doubles as a motion sensing…
  • Protect your personal data and charge your phone with this wallet

    22 April 2014, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    QVC’s special value of the day is a choice of an RFID-blocking wallet in either a men’s or women’s styling.  The HALO wallets shield your RFID-enabled cards from being scanned without your knowledge – perhaps by people looking to steal your identity.…
  • Faveable shares great deals on Jawbone JAMBOX Bluetooth Speaker, Samsung SSD and more

    21 April 2014, 1:00 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Hope you had a good weekend, and are ready for another edition of partnered content from Faveable.com – this time around they are continuing the focus on some awesome every-day gadgets available with killer deals. First up, a very popular and…
  • Seatback mount for planes, trains, and buses

    21 April 2014, 12:00 pm by: Janet Cloninger

    I’ve seen tray-top stands to hold your mobile devices during flights, but they always seemed a little dangerous to me.  Because they weren’t tied down in any way, it seemed that your mobile device could go flying in case of turbulence.  The cradle of the…
  • Oral-B Deep Sweep 1000 electric toothbrush review

    21 April 2014, 11:00 am by: Andy Chen

    “He needs to brush longer,” said my son’s dentist.  Funny, I seem to get that from my dentist as well.  What good could an electric toothbrush do that can’t be accomplished with a regular toothbrush?  Today we look at the Oral-B Deep Sweep 1000…
  • Protect your new Samsung Galaxy S5 with a DRACOdesign Supernova Aluminum Bumper

    21 April 2014, 9:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Available in 5 colors including the Electric Blue that you see above is DRACOdesign’s latest bumper case for Samsung’s latest smartphone, the Galaxy S5. The Supernova bumper is made of ultra-lightweight airplane grade aluminum and provides maximum…
  • Charge your devices while you recharge yourself in the great outdoors

    21 April 2014, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    The Bang Bang Solar Tent incorporates a solar charging panel so you can keep your devices charged in the great outdoors.  After all, you don’t want to rough it too much!  The 5W solar panel charges a lithium storage battery, which can then be used to…
  • Saddleback Leather iPad case giveaway!

    21 April 2014, 7:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Gadgeteers, today is your lucky day to enter our contest to win your choice of one of three rugged leather iPad cases from Saddleback Leather Company. If you win, you’ll be able to protect your iPad, iPad mini or iPad Air with a leather case that has been…

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