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  • Otium Gear smartwatch review

    5 July 2015, 9:00 am by: Dennis Moore

    I was a relatively early adopter of smartwatches; I owned the original Pebble smartwatch before upgrading to a Moto 360 last February. Admittedly, I was initially skeptical of their usefulness; however, my smartwatch quickly and seamlessly integrated itself…
  • Forget the Jetson’s robot maid – get a Robotic Bartender instead

    5 July 2015, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    Do you have a burning desire to have the hottest man cave (or woman cave) in town and you have an extra $25,000 just burning a hole in your pocket?  Get yourself a Robotic Bartender!  This bartender is the same computerized mixologist found in hotels and…
  • REI Mini MultiTowel, Samson Go Mic, Phiaton Chord MS 530 hadphones and more – Weekly roundup

    4 July 2015, 1:36 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Happy 4th of July! I know a lot of you are enjoying hotdogs, hamburgers, beer and fireworks right now, but if you want a break from all the festivities, we have you covered. Click through to see a list of everything we’ve posted here on the Gadgeteer this…
  • iFork is a great idea with a really dumb name

    4 July 2015, 11:16 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Wasn’t there a law passed several years ago banning the practice of adding an “i” in front of a product name just to sound techy and hip? Probably not, but there should be, call your congressman now. Anyway, the iFork (just saying the name makes me roll…
  • Phiaton Chord MS 530 Bluetooth headphone review

    4 July 2015, 10:00 am by: Bill Henderson

    Last year, I reviewed the Phiaton Bridge MS 500 headphones and found them to be stylish (if you like red), well-made, comfortable, and sound quite good for the price. At a slightly higher price, Phiaton offers a wireless Bluetooth headphone with active noise…
  • Shelfpack is the ultimate suitcase

    4 July 2015, 9:00 am by: Dennis Moore

    Whenever my family and I go on vacation we run into the same problem; there is never enough room in the hotel dresser to store all of our clothes. There are four of us and we usually end up “fighting” over who gets enough drawers. Inevitably, clothes end…
  • Enjoy a fresh cup of coffee when you’re in the great outdoors

    4 July 2015, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    If you camp or work outdoors, you may find yourself without a cup of coffee when you really want one.  With this compact kit, you’ll be able to have coffee whenever you have a fire or a camp stove to heat some water.  The Stanley Mountain Vacuum Coffee…
  • Fitbit Charge HR, Withings WiFi Body Scale, Evernote Smart Notebooks and more – Review updates

    3 July 2015, 11:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Have you ever read one of our older reviews from weeks, months or even years ago and wondered if we are still using the products? Would you like to know more about how our favorite and not so favorite products have stood the test of time? If you answered yes…
  • Satechi CD-NT Universal CD car mount and SCH-121 Cup Holder Mount reviews

    3 July 2015, 10:00 am by: Smythe Richbourg

    We Gadgeteers carry our phones everywhere. Even using wearable tech, we still want a phone with us, especially when we’re driving. The GPS/Mapping apps and constant connectivity your phone gives you can be the difference between sitting at a confusing…
  • Protect your MacBook charger’s cable with a Juiceboxx

    3 July 2015, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    If you have a MacBook, you know the chargers have built-in cord winders.  The problem with that winder is that it can put a lot of stress on the thin cable where it attaches to the charger if you wind it incorrectly.  Last year, we told you about the…
  • It’s not the Batarang, but it’s as close as you’re probably going to get

    3 July 2015, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    Of course Batman has a lot of cool gear and gadgets – he’s rich and has them custom made.  You may not have Batman’s resources, but you can have a knife that looks like Batman’s Batarang, which could  add some serious coolness to your Halloween…
  • Attach a patch with PatchPALS

    2 July 2015, 12:00 pm by: Andy Jacobs

    I’m a big fan of rucks (AKA backpacks), bags, pouches and other gear that utilizes webbing for customized, modular attachment. And since I’m also a big fan of Velcro-backed morale patches, PatchPALS by RuckWorks caught my eye. Elegant in its simplicity…
  • iFixit offers free iPhone Liberation Kits

    2 July 2015, 11:00 am by: Margaret Dornbusch

    With a nod to Independence Day, iFixit is giving away 10,000 iPhone Liberation Kits for free. iFixit is a wiki-based site that teaches people how to fix things. Anyone can create a repair manual for a device. They also sell tools to help people get into and…
  • Marley Get Together Bluetooth speaker review

    2 July 2015, 10:00 am by: Andy Chen

    I’ve been on a personal quest to find the “perfect” Bluetooth speaker.  This time, I get to check out one unit that struck me with handsome good looks from The House of Marley called the Get Together.  Do sound and function match outward appearances?…
  • Marble’s not just for countertops now

    2 July 2015, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    If you love the look of rich marble, but you don’t like the faux marble look, you’re usually limited to using marble in your house.  Now you can also use real marble in these MIKOL cases for your MacBook, iPad, or iPhone 6/6 Plus.  The iPhone cases…
  • Interested in wet shaving? Try Wet Shave Club!

    2 July 2015, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    A while ago, I told you about the Dopp kit full of wet shaving gear I put together for my husband so he didn’t have to resort to horrible disposable razors and canned shaving cream when he traveled.  If that kit inspired you to want to give wet shaving a…
  • Wireless charging RC car + Formula E racer = Cool

    1 July 2015, 1:08 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Whether you are interested in wireless charging, remote control cars or Formula E race cars, you’ll have to admit that this video promoting Qualcomm’s Halo wireless charging technology is very cool. The video shows driver Lucas di Grassi in a Formula E…
  • Keyboardio Model 01 presales begin on Kickstarter

    1 July 2015, 11:00 am by: Margaret Dornbusch

    Keyboardio’s Model 01 ergonomic keyboard launched on Kickstarter Monday, June 15. Keyboardio hit its $120,000 goal in 2.5 hours and currently stand at $370,000 in funding. The Keyboardio Model 01 features an adjustable two-piece maple body, an advanced…
  • Samson Go Mic Direct microphone review

    1 July 2015, 10:00 am by: Smythe Richbourg

    If you’re using your computer for any sort of sound input, you’ve probably already decided the built-in microphone is useless after more than the occasional snippet. If you’re doing voiceover for video or Skyping/FaceTiming for any kind of podcast or…
  • This stand makes watching videos on your tablet easier – and easier to hear

    1 July 2015, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    The JamSpot Tablet Stand holds your tablet or phone while you use it or while you watch videos.  Lots of stands do that, but not many add Bluetooth speakers so that you can actually hear the video you’re watching.  The JamSpot folds up to fit in your gear…
  • Tokyoflash Japan introduces four new Bluetooth Link watches

    1 July 2015, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    Tokyoflash Japan usually has only one new watch at a time for us, but today we have four new ones to tell you about.  Each of the watches is part of Tokyoflash Japan’s Kisai Link Bluetooth-enabled line; their first Kisai Link offering was a bracelet that…
  • HidrateMe – My water bottle is smarter than your water bottle

    30 June 2015, 1:00 pm by: Leslie Hosmer

    Drinking plenty of water everyday is a pretty basic way to stay healthy and feel good.  I have known this for years, and I still can’t manage to drink the recommended amount on a daily basis.  There is hope for me.  HidrateMe begins shipping in December…
  • This Samsung Galaxy S6 case will give you cancer

    30 June 2015, 12:11 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    What is the best way to combine your love (addiction) to nicotine with your need to protect your Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone? With the Samsung Galaxy S6 Lighter Back Case of course! This case not only protects your phone from everyday wear and tear, but also…
  • Sonder Keyboard is a programmable Bluetooth keyboard that uses e-ink to relabel keys

    30 June 2015, 11:00 am by: Ian Lim

    Want to try out a Dvorak layout but don’t want to buy a new keyboard?  Do you often need to type a different currency symbol than your standard, but can’t remember the keystroke combination?  The Sonder Keyboard being developed in Sydney, Australia…
  • REI Mini MultiTowel review

    30 June 2015, 10:00 am by: Andy Jacobs

    In the worlds of rucking, backpacking, hiking and travel, there is an axiom: “Ounces become pounds.” This is loosely translated as, “Even small, lightweight items can add up to a lot of extra weight when walking around carrying that weight for…

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