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Fall 2017 gadget giveaway

To celebrate fall, we are giving away two prize packs consisting of eight awesome products from Skylink, Circle, Adaptive Sound Technologies Inc, …

Home Automation

The UBTECH Stormtrooper robot will recognize your face

Star Wars nerds from the dark side are going to love the Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper Robot by UBTECH. This robot has augmented reality (AR) …

Robots

Winegard’s new Elite 7550 antenna brings in stations from more than 70 miles away

When we moved into our house back in 1999, we put up a 30 foot TV antenna tower so we could get the Indianapolis network TV stations for CBS, NBC, …

Antenna

Skyroam SOLIS 4G LTE Global WiFi hotspot review

When we are researching for places to spend our vacation, I always ask Jeanne to make sure that the place where we’ll be staying has internet access. …

Wi-Fi

This pill bottle will remind you to take your meds and warn you if you already did

At least once a day I roll my eyes at an announcement for a new IoT (Internet of Things) gadget. Do we really need another toaster, refrigerator, or …

Internet of Things

FrontRow camera review

If you feel compelled to take your phone out of your pocket to snap pictures and record videos throughout your day, a device like the FrontRow camera …

Gear & Gadgets

Bucardo makes covers that turn your Apple Watch into a pocket watch

I love watches, but I hate wearing them. And now that I carry a smartphone in my pocket almost 24/7, I don’t really need to wear a watch on my wrist. …

Smartwatches

Dog walking is made easier with the hands-free Lishinu dog leash

Your pooch needs daily exercise just like you do, but walking your dog with a traditional leash means not being able to use one of your hands. The …

Pets

Switching from Verizon to T-Mobile, Alpine Division backpack, V-MODA speaker, and more – Weekly roundup

Hi Gadgeteers! You know what time it is, it’s that time of the week where I give you a list of everything that we posted this week on The Gadgeteer. …

Action Jacket, a new fanny pack, travel backpacks, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

Here are our picks for this week’s notable crowdfunding projects that we think are worthy of your pledge considerations.The Action Jacket<b>blurb by</b> …

Cool Stuff

Deal: Buy an LG TV from Amazon and they will mount it on your wall for FREE

If you have the available space, mounting your TV on a wall is a game changer when it comes to improving the experience of movies and TV shows. …

Amazon

Don’t clip your bags, cap them

Are clips or twist ties the best way to secure a bag rice, beans, coffee, cereal, etc? One alternative to consider is a Bag Cap from ROMMEKA. What …

Hacking

Use the magic of fire to charge your gadgets

Can you imagine what the first humans thought when they were able to create fire for the first time? You can experience a tiny bit of that magic by …

Gear & Gadgets

Even your car deserves an awesome gear bag

Keep all the miscellaneous gear in your car in one place with a Seat Organizer from Ketzel. These multi-compartment leather holders are designed to …

Neat

Snag a copy of “Coding For Dummies” (Free eBook expires 10/17/17 )

Coding For Dummies is an ebook which normally costs $16.00 but it is being offered FREE of charge until 10/17/17. This ebook offers hands-on …

Programming

Julie’s gadget diary – First it was iPhone to Android and now I’m switching from Verizon to T-Mobile

If you’ve been following along at home, you know that I recently had a 3-month fling with an iPhone 7 Plus but just switched back to Android a few …

Phones

Naztech will add a solid state “hard drive” to your iPhone or iPad

iPhones and iPads consume content like a hungry teenager and that means it might not take long for your device’s storage to become full. And on the …

iOS

Turn a pumpkin into a keg with the Pumpkin Tap Kit

The Pumpkin Tap Kit from Kegworks is the perfect gadget for your next Oktoberfest, fall picnic, tailgating party, etc. It is a shank and faucet that …

Pumpkins

Ninjas love Kwikset’s latest electronic deadbolt lock

When it comes to style, Kwikset’s Obsidian touchscreen deadbolt door lock is a far cry from their Kevo lock that I reviewed last year. This new lock …

Home Automation

Use the power of the sun to charge your gadgets with this ultra thin solar charger

Paying your electric bill every month is a real drag when you can get as much power as you want from the sun – for free. Ok, it’s not totally free …

Gear & Gadgets

Phiaton BT 460 Headphones, Colonel Littleton No. 18 Leather Hunt Bag, and more – Review updates

You love our reviews and we love writing them. To provide even more value, we like to update our past reviews on a regular basis so you will know how …

Headphones

Burn more calories wurfing in front of your standing desk

Standing desks have obvious benefits. They promote standing to do your daily office work instead of sitting in front of your computer all day. I’ve …

Standing Desks

Samsung Wisenet SmartCam A1 home security system review

There are several considerations to keep in mind when shopping for a home security camera. Do you want a cloud-based camera or a camera that saves …

Home Automation

The Gadgeteer team’s favorite gear bags (part 3)

Welcome to part three of an on-going series where we tell you about the gear that we use on a daily basis. Today we have the favorite gear bags for …

Shopping

Keep your BBQ tools all in one place with the BBQ 5-in-1 Multi-tool

Simplify camping, tailgating, and other outdoor cooking activities with the BBQ 5-in-1 Multi-tool which keeps all the essential cooking implements …

BBQ

Slingshots, cool pens, iPad Pro cases, wallets, and more – Weekly roundup

Here we go again Gadgeteers! We’ve survived another 7 days or 168 hrs, or 10,080 minutes. That calls for a celebration and I have just the thing to …

Gear & Gadgets

Gear lust alert: titanium wedding bands with mechanical latches

Do you remember the Kinekt Design’s Gear Ring with the tiny rotating gears? I thought that ring was the ultimate geek ring, but I just found a …

Jewelry

Dear diary, charge my phone

Stationary devotees will love their paper notebook will also love the Moleskine Power Bank because it looks just like a small classic Moleskine …

Powerbank

Sketchcase literally turns your MacBook into a whiteboard

Do you remember the Wipebook reusable journal that featured whiteboard style pages that could be wiped clean and used over and over again? If you …

Whiteboards