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  • Dual function pen and stylus from Levenger adds some color to your day

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

    This simple ballpoint pen from Levenger adds a stylus tip, to make it even more functional.  The Chroma Lustra Stylus Ballpoint Pen is available in a few colors, but the blue and green colors seen here are currently on sale for only $19.95.  The pen has a…
  • ABCO Tech Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Shower Speaker Auto FM Shower Radio review

    18 April 2014, 11:00 am by: Mark Rosengarten

    I am a big fan of audiobooks and podcasts.  I am an even bigger fan of listening to them while in the shower.  In the past, I have done this by cranking up the volume on my desktop stereo system that I have hooked up to my desktop computer’s sound card. …
  • Aero-Tray allows you to maximize airplane tray table space

    18 April 2014, 10:12 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Traveling by airplane can be great for getting to your destination quicker than by car. I enjoy almost every aspect of air travel except for one – cramped seating space. I always feel like a sardine that has been crammed into a metal tin. It’s tolerable…
  • Faveable provides gaming mice recommendations

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

    If you’re wondering which gaming mouse you should to go for, our friends at Faveable have compiled a list of awesome gaming mice to give you an edge while gaming. If you thought gaming mice are just for FPS games like Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite, Call…
  • New cases from Oberon Design turn your phone into a work of art

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

    I’ve owned a few leather items from Oberon Design over the years, and I’ve found them all to be exquisitely crafted, sturdy, and made of quality materials.  I still have the first item a received from Oberon – a black leather handbag that was a…
  • Why buy three accessories when one smartBandStand will do everything?

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

    The smartBandStand is an indiegogo project.  It’s an impact-resistant smartphone case with connector button, a fully-adjustable stand with tilt-screen feature, and an armband with Velcro or bungee-hook closure in one.  It will be available to fit various…
  • Ninja Ultima Blender BL830CB review

    17 April 2014, 11:00 am by: Cheri Henderson

    No, I’m not Bill Henderson, aka Mr. Headphones. I’m his wife, Cheri. And let me start this review by telling you a little about what it’s like to be the wife of Bill Henderson. I’m a freelance writer and editor who works out of a home office. I spend a…
  • nanoblock miniature building block kit giveaway

    17 April 2014, 9:58 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    LEGO bricks are fun to build with, but if you want a change of pace, check out nanoblocks from The Ohio Art Company, makers of the famous Etch A Sketch. Nanoblocks are miniature building blocks that let you build detailed models that will fit in the palm of…
  • Keyway Designs Safari hybrid iPhone 5/5S case review

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

    I became an iPhone owner just a few weeks ago, after years of disgruntled Android usage.  I’m almost embarrassed to admit that one of the key deciding factors in the switch over was the bevy of peripheral “toys” that can be added to an iPhone, including…
  • Limited edition silicone Quasar watch from Tokyoflash Japan

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

    The latest offering from Tokyoflash Japan is the Limited Edition Kisai Quasar Silicone Watch.  The Quasar watch shows time as either a normal numeric format or as a pattern mode.  It has a silicone band and body with a inner metal casing.  It also has date…
  • Get your ears on, old school

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

    Instead of a Bluetooth headset or one of those old-fashioned telephone handsets, attach the CB Radio iPhone Handset to your smart phone for some Smokey and the Bandit fun.  It has a mute button that silences the other side like a real CB radio handset, so…
  • Pad & Quill Field Bag review

    16 April 2014, 11:00 am by: Dave Rees

    Pad & Quill have been creating handmade tech-accessories with old-world craftsmanship for many years now. Kari and Brian (Mr. and Mrs. PQ) pride themselves on not creating “cheap, mass produced crap” but incredibly well constructed items they would be…
  • Snag a copy of “Best Android Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Opera vs. Dolphin”

    16 April 2014, 9:40 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Best Android Browser: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Opera vs. Dolphin is a free 17 page guide that talks about Android web browser applications. In addition to Chrome (Android’s default browser) this guide looks at three other popular third-party browsers:…
  • Save your MacBook charger with a Juiceboxx

    16 April 2014, 8:05 am by: Janet Cloninger

    If you have a MacBook, you know the chargers have built-in cord winders.  The problem with the winder is that it can put a lot of stress on the thin cable where it attaches to the charger.  This stress leads to broken cables, which leads to purchasing an…
  • Faveable focuses on cool gadgets with huge discounts

    15 April 2014, 4:21 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Thanks for tuning in to another partnered posts from Faveable. Over the last couple of months, we’ve posted some collection articles related to gadgets and men’s stuff provided by Faveable.com. Based on feedback received, folks over a Faveable have decided…
  • Clocks don’t come much more minimal than this

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

    The Wyzer Wall Clock is just a pair of hands – no numbers, no markers, and no face.  It’s made of PET plastic, and it measures 23.6″ in diameter.  It requires a AA battery to power the German movement, and you’ll have to provide your own battery.…
  • Amazon Fire TV review

    15 April 2014, 11:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Three years ago, Janet and I posted a dual review of two of Roku’s latest video streaming devices at that time, and we’ve been using those devices ever since.  Over the years, I’ve used similar devices like the Apple TV (original model), Boxee Box,…
  • Turn any pair of headphones into Bluetooth headphones! The Smartbean Bluetooth Wireless Receiver

    15 April 2014, 10:00 am by: Mark Rosengarten

    There seems to be a plethora of Bluetooth audio products out these days.  I had been interested in wireless headphones but the price has been a huge factor in why I don’t have them.  Battery life is also an issue…when you have a compact device, you are…
  • This gear bag goes from day to night

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

    Levenger is having a sale this week on their Carezza Day-to-Night Clutch.  Like the other bags that Levenger sells, these bags look like regular handbags, but they function like gear bags.  You can use this bag as a strapless clutch bag, or you can add the…
  • Look ma no hands with the Hands Free iPad case

    15 April 2014, 8:00 am by: Larry Geisz

    So, you have decided to take your iPad use to the next level and use it for working situations. If you’re in an office all day that’s no problem, but what if you are on the go or in the field a lot – how do you carry and keep up with it? The Hands Read…
  • Charge all your portable devices with this Lumsing battery pack

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

    With the Lumsing 11000mAh 5 x USB External Battery Pack, you can charge up to five phones or two tablets simultaneously.  The 11000mAh lithium-ion battery holds more than enough power to keep a gear bag full of mobile devices going during your longest trip.…
  • Kamerar KamPro Handle Kit review

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

    The GoPro action cameras are synonymous with capturing exciting video.  But what if you want to hold the tiny camera instead of strapping to your helmet or the handlebars on your bike?  The Kamerar KamPro Handle Kit is a flexible and clever way to do just…
  • LEGO MINDSTORMS Build 4 Good Robo Challenge event report

    14 April 2014, 10:00 am by: Dave Rees

    This past week, the Gadgeteer Kid and I had the opportunity to attend the “Build 4 Good” LEGO MINDSTORMS Robo Challenge at The EMP Museum here in Seattle. The premiss of the competition was to use MINDSTORMS to solve real problems or otherwise improve…
  • Mark your baked goods with your name

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

    You work hard to make beautiful, tasty pie crusts, cookies, and other pastries, so you should be proud to have everyone know you made them.  With a Personalized rolling pin from ValekRollingPins on Etsy, you can have a rolling pin custom engraved with your…
  • How to find past product reviews and articles on The Gadgeteer

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

    Since we updated the website layout at the end of last year, I’ve tried a couple different search plugins  that didn’t end up working very well, so I finally decided to go back to using Google’s search because it’s faster and works better than all the…

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