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  • 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…
  • Tech21 Classic Tactical Black iPhone 6 case review

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

    When I (finally) upgraded my iPhone 5 to the 6, the first thing I did was buy a case for it. I will not ever go without a case for my iPhone … period. I am basically clumsy and always dropping things. I’ve seen too many iPhones with cracked screens to ever…
  • The Bluesmart is the world’s first “smart, connected carryon”

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

    The Bluesmart carryon is actively seeking funding on indiegogo, although it’s already raised more than 650% of its funding goal with 33 days left in the funding period.  This piece of luggage connects to your smartphone via an app and tells you all about…
  • You won’t worry about pickpockets when wearing SCOTTeVEST Travel Boxers

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

    It will take a special, ultra-determined, and skillful pickpocket to snag your phone or passport while they are stored in these SCOTTeVEST Travel Boxers.  The underwear is made of a nylon/lycra blend with Aegis Microbe Shield, an “antimicrobial treatment…
  • Waterproof video on the go with the Ricoh WG-M1 camera

    23 October 2014, 12:55 pm by: Larry Geisz

    Portable action cameras are almost a dime a dozen now days, and with so many models, designs, features and accessories it can be hard to choose. Ricoh, a well-known name in imaging has dropped their hat into the action video camera race with the WG-M1. What…
  • Wellograph Wellness Watch review

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

    The Wellograph Wellness Watch is an activity tracker disguised as a fashionable wrist watch or visa versa. The Wellograph is a unisex watch that features a sapphire crystal, always on display and a heart rate sensor. Let’s put it through its paces and see…
  • Incase Quick Sling Bag for iPad is ideal for those who use their iPads as laptop replacements

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

    Years ago, when the iPad first was released, I reviewed the Incase Travel Kit Plus for iPad and found it was perfect for carrying the iPad, Apple Bluetooth keyboard, cables and chargers, and the included stand.  Well, perfect if it only had a shoulder strap,…
  • You’ll never be caught in the dark with a dead phone with the Nova BLOX

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

    Juno Power offers the new Nova BLOX backup batteries.  They are cased in a smooth-finish aluminum shell that Juno Power says is about half the size of the palm of a hand.  Inside, they store 4000mAh of power that can give you hours of extra power for your…
  • Savel saves half of your fruit for later

    22 October 2014, 5:30 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    It goes without saying, but I’m saying it anyway, that I love gadgets. I even love gadgets that I’d never buy and that have been designed to fix a problem that is best fixed with a solution that is much less expensive. Today’s example is the Savel by…
  • Arctic S111BT Bluetooth v4.0 speaker review

    22 October 2014, 10:00 am by: Andy Chen

    I’ve had the chance to review a few Bluetooth speakers now, but the Arctic S111BT is the first pair I’ve tried that’s designed as two separate speakers, wired together as a left and right pair. Each photo can be clicked for a larger view. Yes, this is…
  • Tokyoflash Japan’s latest watch lets you customize how you see time

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

    The new Kisai Adjust Wood watch from Tokyoflash Japan lets you select from six colors for the LED display, choose 12- or 24-hour time mode, and select whether the time is displayed horizontally or vertically.  It also has date, alarm, and animation functions.…
  • Spigen calls these iPhone 6/6 Plus cases the “thinnest protective cases ever made”

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

    Spigen’s Air Skin cases for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are only 0.4mm thick and weigh only 4 grams and 6 grams, respectively.  That’s hardly bulkier than a sticker skin, but the Air Skin cases are made using a new technology which compresses…
  • Zepp adds more pep with new software update

    21 October 2014, 1:00 pm by: Larry Geisz

    A while back I had an opportunity to review the Zepp golf sports sensor. The Zepp sensor is designed to help you improve your tennis, golf or baseball swings by being attached to your racket, club or bat. As good as the Zepp is, they have just upped their game…
  • H.Tang is a smartwatch for the fashion conscious woman

    21 October 2014, 11:17 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Most smartwatches on the market are chunky, bulky and definitely not feminine. Enter the H.Tang smartwatch, which is currently seeking funding through Pozible.com. This smartwatch looks more like a fancy bracelet than a watch that can track your activity,…
  • Ematic EGD172 7″ dual core tablet with Android 4.4 KitKat review

    21 October 2014, 9:00 am by: Smythe Richbourg

    I’ve been an Apple product user since 1987, and wear that badge with honor. So I’ve never really used Android more than just flicking around on demo models in stores or using a friend’s device. That’s why, when Julie offered this unit to the team, I…
  • Relive the 80’s with the RichardSolo BT-4000 Rechargeable Wireless Boombox

    21 October 2014, 8:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Remember the 80’s and 90’s before there was such a thing as the iPod? In those days, the music player of choice was the boombox. Now you can relive those days with the RichardSolo BT-4000 Rechargeable Wireless Boombox. It might look retro, but it’s…
  • Julie’s gadget diary – A few days with the iPhone 6

    20 October 2014, 5:45 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Last week Janet posted a great review of the iPhone 6 Plus. Go check it out of you haven’t read it yet. Verizon Wireless was nice enough to send me the smaller iPhone 6 to try out for a few days. Instead of writing a traditional review, I thought I would do…
  • DIY Project: Dropcam Pro outdoor enclosure

    20 October 2014, 10:00 am by: Dave Rees

    It is not that the Logitech Alert video surveillance system we use has become all that long in the tooth. It still works well enough. The fact is I want/need to expand my coverage and their outdoor cameras are difficult to get ahold of and surprisingly…
  • Do GameDay Right™ with LG, the official corporate partner of NCAA® Football [Sponsored post]

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

    Post sponsored by Lunchbox but all opinions are my own. It’s autumn, and that means cooler weather, kids are in school, and college football is in season.  Do you know what the above collegiate teams all have in common?  The University of Georgia, Ohio…
  • ARCHOS VR Glasses + smartphone = immerse VR experience

    20 October 2014, 8:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Due next month, affordable ARCHOS VR Glasses paired with an Android, Windows Phone or iOS smartphone up to 6 inches will provide users with a lightweight virtual reality experience that will transform games and movies into fun and educational adventures that…
  • KidFit is an activity tracker just for kids

    19 October 2014, 2:55 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Activity trackers are very popular right now. Every tech company under the sun seems to be announcing a new tracker every week or so. These trackers are almost exclusively designed for adults, but younger kids can definitely benefit from motivation to get more…

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