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  • Miggo AGUA IPx3 storm-resistant camera bag review

    29 May 2015, 10:00 am by: Andy Chen

    We love bags at the-gadgeteer!  We’ve seen so many, the only drawback is it takes quite a bit to surprise us.  That’s why the Miggo AGUA camera bag Kickstarter campaign got my attention.  Is it a bag, or is it a case?  Or something totally unique? Bags…
  • The SLIDE minimalist wallet is comfortable for front or back pocket carry

    29 May 2015, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    The SLIDE wallet is a successful Kickstarter project that’s now available for purchase by all.  The SLIDE is a minimalist wallet that can hold up to eight cards.  Keep the most used cards at the front and back to easily grab; a notch on one bottom corner…
  • Give Dad a gift subscription for Father’s Day

    29 May 2015, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    Earlier in the year, I told you about Mancrates.  These are gifts for the cigar smoker, gamer, poker player, wet shaver, and other types of men (and women) that come packed in wooden crates.  Part of the fun of the Mancrates gifts was getting to pry open the…
  • Bellabeat Leaf is a fitness tracker designed for women that looks like jewerly

    28 May 2015, 11:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    There are so many activity trackers on the market that it can be very difficult to choose one. Most trackers we see are black plastic bands that have been designed to be worn on the wrist and are not exactly what would be considered fashionable. We’ve seen…
  • ECBC Hercules Laptop Backpack with FastPass System review

    28 May 2015, 10:00 am by: Kathleen Chapman

    Backpacks are handy when traveling. They allow you to carry things on your back, leaving your hands free to pull other luggage. Better still, the TSA or security checkpoint friendly backpacks make getting through security with your laptop and other devices…
  • This Bluetooth handset is Mid-Century Modern and fabulous!

    28 May 2015, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    I love Mid-Century Modern architecture, furniture, and interior decor.  I used to have one of the coolest Mid-Century telephones ever created – the Ericsson Ericofon.  It looked unlike any other phone that came before it; it was sleek, modern, and…
  • Building your own tables is a SNAP with these legs

    28 May 2015, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    Have you ever built your own furniture?  I’m not talking about creating a beautifully handcrafted piece of heirloom-quality furniture like a Chippendale chair.  I’m talking about using pallets or screwing some legs onto a board – either because you…
  • Wake up and smell the…money?

    27 May 2015, 5:22 pm by: Dennis Moore

    There are few things worse than the shrill, sleep interrupting sound of your morning alarm. What if instead of being abruptly awoken by that awful sound, you could be gently stirred from sleep by an intoxicating aroma? The team behind the SensorWake wants…
  • Now your iPhone can control multiple Nova Bluetooth flashes for better photos

    27 May 2015, 11:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Janet and I have both reported on the Nova Bluetooth LED flash for iPhone and iOS devices (see related links list below). Now version 1.2 of the app that controls the Nova flash has the capability to allow one iPhone to control up to ten Nova flash units. We…
  • BlueDriver OBD2 Bluetooth Scan Tool review

    27 May 2015, 10:00 am by: Kathleen Chapman

    Cars have become more advanced, and along with the new computer and emissions controls have come the warning indicator lights or “idiot lights” that will go off if the computer detects something wrong with a system in your vehicle. Thankfully, a standard…
  • Keep Dad on time with this watch winder for Father’s Day

    27 May 2015, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    If Dad likes old-school, automatic-winding watches, he’ll want a way to keep them wound and ready for wearing.  The Leather 2 Watch Winder is a leather-covered, glass-topped box with room to display two watches and keep them dust-free.  The interior stand…
  • The LifeProof NUUD case makes your iPad Air 2 life-proof

    27 May 2015, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    If you live with your iPad Air 2 constantly by your side or in your hands, you know that the world is full of dangers for expensive electronic devices.  The LifeProof NUUD case for the iPad Air 2 will help you keep your device safe, no matter what conditions…
  • Know when your iPhone or iPad is finished charging with the Scosche flatOUT LED cable

    26 May 2015, 3:55 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    I don’t know about you, but I like to have a status LED on my gadgets that lets me know when they are fully charged so I don’t have to manually turn them on to check the battery level. Most of the Android smartphones that I’ve owned have this feature,…
  • Satechi Aluminum Monitor Stand review

    26 May 2015, 10:00 am by: Elizabeth Rodriguez

    For my home office I use an iMac, which normally sits at the wrong height for my posture since I place my keyboard directly on the same surface as where my iMac stands.  It would be nice to raise it up a bit, and also add a small USB hub since I only have…
  • Carry this tiny pump in your pocket

    26 May 2015, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    You’ll never be stranded with a flat tire on your bicycle or have to cancel the basketball game due to an under-inflated ball again!  The Mobo Pocket Air Pump is about small enough to hide in your closed fist and weighs only 2 ounces.  The sleek aluminum…
  • Say “I Do” with a set of matching Droid wedding bands

    26 May 2015, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    We recently told you about a Star Wars lightsaber engagement ring, now here’s a Star Wars Droid wedding ring that will work for men or women.  The ring is from PaulMichaelDesign on Etsy; he also made the Goodbye Old Friend LLAP necklace (tribute to…
  • Couchlet turns your couch or bed into a USB charger

    25 May 2015, 5:46 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    How many times have you been relaxing on the couch or in bed when your smartphone or tablet runs out of juice? If you’re lazy like I am, you probably don’t want to get up and plug in your device to charge it because let’s face it, getting up is too much…
  • Leeo Smart Alert Nightlight review

    25 May 2015, 10:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    We live in a condo building that was built in 1963.  It’s a 14-story building with more than 100 units in it.  In addition to each unit having their own fire alarms, there is a central fire alarm system for the entire building.  Because the building is…
  • Easily remove ticks without touching them or needing tweezers

    25 May 2015, 9:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    The Ticked Off plastic spoon may remind you of the sporks KFC used to use, but don’t use this to eat with!  This little tool is the easy way to remove ticks that have bitten a human or an animal.  You just place the slot near the tick and slide the…
  • You can even handwash your clothes in the Samsung activewash™ machine

    25 May 2015, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    If you have a cramped laundry room or perhaps just have your machines in a closet, you probably don’t have room for a utility sink for handwashing delicates or for soaking stains before washing.  The new Samsung activewash™ High-Efficiency Top Loading…
  • Traxedo is the perfect clothing for dinner parties and your next marathon

    24 May 2015, 4:51 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Tracksuits have never been considered dinner party appropriate garb until now. Traxedos are tracksuits that, you guessed it, look like a tuxedo. Silly? Yes. Only worn by dorks and tools? Most likely. But hey, don’t let that stop you. You’ll definitely turn…
  • Genius Pack 22″ Carry On review

    24 May 2015, 10:00 am by: Smythe Richbourg

    Have you ever stood at the baggage conveyor after a flight and wondered which black rolling bag was yours? I sure have. We have half a dozen in the attic in various sizes and weights, so when our Benevolent Gadgeteer Overlord offered the Genius Pack, I…
  • Save 20% this Memorial Day weekend on a Keyport keychain organizer

    24 May 2015, 8:00 am by: Janet Cloninger

    Both Julie and Jackie Cheng have reviewed the Keyport keychain alternative, and both like and still use their Keyports.  (Read Jackie’s review of the original Keyport here and Julie’s review of the Keyport Slide 2.0 here.)  After reading their rave…
  • Sphero robot, Axel Soundscape headphones, ThermaCELL insoles and more – Weekly roundup

    23 May 2015, 3:00 pm by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Don’t let the weekend go by without making sure that you didn’t miss any of this week’s content. Click through to see the full list of the gadget related news, reviews and articles that were posted on The Gadgeteer this past week. Reviews Sphero 2.0…
  • Cooks Innovations Butter Mill review

    23 May 2015, 10:00 am by: Julie Strietelmeier

    Grilled cheese sandwiches and buttered toast are two of my favorites. But buttering the bread when the butter has been taken straight from the refrigerator can be challenging because cold butter doesn’t spread very easily. Taking the butter out ahead of…

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