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  • Happy Thanksgiving 2014

    27 November 2014, 9:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    From all of us here at The Gadgeteer to all of you, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your feasts today. I hope to try turducken for the first time later today and I’m also looking forward to a big piece of pumpkin pie slathered in whipped cream.…
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 review

    27 November 2014, 7:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Last year at this time, I took a look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and ended up feeling that the device was too large for me. Funny thing is that not long after that article was posted, I started using a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 as my primary device. After a…
  • LEGO’s new set is for the birds

    26 November 2014, 4:11 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    I love LEGO but have never really gotten into collecting all of the specialized sets based off of characters from TV and movies like The Simpsons, The Hobbit, Star Wars, etc. I prefer generic LEGO sets best because they inspire more creativity. That said, I…
  • Focal Spirit One S headphones review

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

    When an audio company has a verified headphone hit on their hands, what can they do to improve it—fix something that isn’t really broken? If you’re Focal, you look forward—not back. So they decided to make their popular Spirit One headphone better by…
  • MarBlue is offering their indestructible HeadFoams headphones in adult sizes

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

    We recently told you about the MarBlue HeadFoams headphones for children that can stand up to the punishment kids dish out and keep functioning.  Well, kids aren’t the only ones who are hard on their headphones, so MarBlue is introducing some HeadFoams…
  • This Grovemade case is as beautiful as the iPhone it protects

    26 November 2014, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    Grovemade constructed this beautiful case from Oregon Claro walnut and premium vegetable-tanned leather.  The wood frame was CNC-milled with the layout taking advantage of the strength of grain direction; it has precision-crafted corner joints and lasercut…
  • Go paperless and wireless with the Doxie Go Plus & Doxie Go Wi-Fi scanners

    25 November 2014, 3:00 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    If you’re anything like me, you probably have drawers full of receipts, bills, forms, and more. Every year around tax time I grumble about the fact that I haven’t kept better track of my receipts. I end up spending most of a day sorting through them and…
  • A-Audio shoots for audio bliss in three stages

    25 November 2014, 11:00 am by: Bill Henderson

    Left to right: Lyric, Legacy, Icon You may not be familiar with A-Audio brand, but that just means that this Miami, FL based company is trying extra heard to win listeners over with their new line of headphones: On-ear Lyric, Over-ear Legacy and the newest…
  • Veto Pro Pac Model MC tool bag review

    25 November 2014, 10:00 am by: Andy Chen

    I used to carry tools around for a living.  A good tool bag was critical.  I ended up with a variety of boxes with wheels on them just to lug them around town.  I don’t do that anymore, but since I rent and don’t live in a house, space is at a premium.…
  • Now you can make Pepsi sodas at home with your SodaStream machine

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

    Well, you can make Pepsi at home if you are lucky enough to live in the test area.  Pepsi and SodaStream have announced a joint project called Pepsi Homemade.  You’ll carbonate water using your SodaStream, and then you add one of the Pepsi or Sierra Mist…
  • Decorate your office for Christmas while you charge your iPhone

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

    This little string of Christmas lights will make charging your iPhone or iPad a happy part of your holiday.  The iPhone Merry Charger cable will make your home office festive, and you can even brighten up your work area, if you are allowed to plug in a…
  • Turn a pizza box into artwork for your walls

    24 November 2014, 12:48 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Adding or changing the artwork on your walls can be an expensive project. Even if you use your own images, you still have to get the pictures matted and framed, which is not cheap. Then there’s the problem with doing it all over again when you start growing…
  • Master and Dynamic: Classically designed headphones with a thoroughly modern sound

    24 November 2014, 10:59 am by: Bill Henderson

    One of the ways to keep top headphone makers innovating is a healthy dose of competition. Master and Dynamic is a new headphone (and earphone) company that could be the cause of some sleepless nights among its competitors. Their use of premium…
  • Mio LINK heart rate wristband review

    24 November 2014, 10:00 am by: Dave Rees

    For those of you who monitor your heart rate with a chest strap while working out, I am sure you know the pain and irritation they can cause. Just this past week, while reviewing a different fitness device, the included Bluetooth HR chest strap literally made…
  • Ikea’s toolkit is easy to store and easy on your pocketbook

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

    Julie’s post about the clever but expensive Strelka tool kit yesterday reminded me of my favorite little tool kit.  Although my husband has a nice kit that has more expensive tools than this little kit from Ikea, the Fixa 17-piece tool kit has everything…
  • Keep your phone charged with the Power Wallet

    24 November 2014, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    The Power Wallet from Photojojo is big enough to use as your go-to-lunch wallet, with room for your phone inside, plus room for cards and cash, too.  At 4.5” high X 8.5” long X 1” deep, it’s big enough to accommodate the iPhone 6 Plus.  The wallet…
  • Strelka is a toolbox that fits on your bookshelf

    23 November 2014, 4:40 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    I have a large Craftsman toolbox in my garage that contains all manner of screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers and more. But not everyone has a garage or room for such a collection of tools. The Strelka ToolBook is a toolbox that stores in your home on the book…
  • Store these full sized gear bags on your keychain

    23 November 2014, 12:30 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Minimalists will love these foldable bags that roll up into a palm sized bundle that you can hang from your keychain when you’re not using them to hold your gear. For those of you who don’t like to carry a messenger bag, backpack or duffle bag all the…
  • Old school meets new school with this candle powered LED lantern

    23 November 2014, 11:15 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    If you have a Caframo Limited JOI Candle Powered Lamp, the next time the power goes out you won’t have to scurry around looking for batteries to feed your flashlights. The Caframo is a small lantern with 8 LEDs that doesn’t require batteries, charging,…
  • Keurig 2.0 Model K550 Coffee Brewing System review

    23 November 2014, 10:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    Keurig coffee brewing systems have been around for a while now.  There have been a lot of models over the years, but they remained pretty much the same.  They still only brewed a single cup at a time.  They all used the little pre-filled K-Cups available in…
  • RoboReel, Sony Xperia, Drift Light Bulb, dream phones and more – Weekly roundup

    22 November 2014, 5:34 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Did you visit The Gadgeteer every day this week to get your fix of gadget related news and reviews? If you answered no, then here’s a quick way to catch up. Click through to see the full list of news, reviews and articles from this past week Reviews RoboReel…
  • A yoga mouse or the Recon Wireless Folding Mouse?

    22 November 2014, 1:49 pm by: Larry Geisz

    When traveling it’s all about getting the maximum amount of items into the minimum amount of space. When it comes to computer peripherals we see that with small external hard drives and keyboards. The mouse seems to be the one device that although has gotten…
  • Gadgeteer team thoughts – What’s my dream phone?

    22 November 2014, 11:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Do you ever dream about the perfect smartphone? Of course you do, you are visiting The Gadgeteer after all. Well that’s the question I posed to my team of cracker jack gadget writers this week and here are their answers, including my own thoughts on the…
  • OxyLED T120 Dimmable Eye-care LED desk lamp review

    22 November 2014, 10:00 am by: Kathleen Chapman

    I just love the concept of LEDs. They save so much on energy and energy costs, run at a much cooler temperature than other lighting options (cool!), work forever (well okay, so not forever, but a REALLY long time), and now they have a softer yellow light…
  • The Chillsner keeps that Pilsner cold!

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

    Is there anything worse than drinking a beverage that’s less than frosty and tasty?  I think not, and the creators of the Chillsner agree, too.  The Chillsner’s stainless-steel frame is filled with a proprietary non-toxic thermal gel; you keep it in the…

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