Reviews – The Gadgeteer https://the-gadgeteer.com Gadget news and reviews since 1997! Sun, 20 Nov 2022 16:26:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 https://the-gadgeteer.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/cropped-wp-icon-gadgeteer-logo-32x32.jpg Reviews – The Gadgeteer https://the-gadgeteer.com 32 32 HiCOZY Ice Maker review – a convenient source for extra nugget ice https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/20/hicozy-ice-maker-review-a-convenient-source-for-extra-nugget-ice/ https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/20/hicozy-ice-maker-review-a-convenient-source-for-extra-nugget-ice/#respond Sun, 20 Nov 2022 16:26:15 +0000 https://the-gadgeteer.com/?p=372926 REVIEW – Most Friday nights we have company over to our house.  Sometimes it’s just a couple, but other times it’s an entire crew.  On those nights, the ice maker built into our fridge struggles to create enough ice for everyone to keep their sweet teas icy and their sodas cold.  Sure, we could swing …

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Groove Life Groove Wallet review – quickly ejects your cards with a thumb swipe! https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/20/groove-life-groove-wallet-review-quickly-ejects-your-cards-with-a-thumb-swipe/ https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/20/groove-life-groove-wallet-review-quickly-ejects-your-cards-with-a-thumb-swipe/#respond Sun, 20 Nov 2022 15:04:47 +0000 https://the-gadgeteer.com/?p=373666 REVIEW – I love minimalist wallets because I don’t typically carry a bag (I’m never going to call it a purse!) when I’m out and about. I don’t want to bulk up my pockets, so when it comes to wallets, they have to be thin but functional. The newest wallet that I’ve been testing is …

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Toshiba CAF-Z85US Air Purifier review – Totally silent, totally clean https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/20/toshiba-caf-z85us-air-purifier-review-totally-silent-totally-clean/ https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/20/toshiba-caf-z85us-air-purifier-review-totally-silent-totally-clean/#respond Sun, 20 Nov 2022 13:44:17 +0000 https://the-gadgeteer.com/?p=372860 REVIEW – If you suffer from allergies, coughing, or just feeling down during various seasons, it may be related to the air quality in your home. For reasons I haven’t figured out, our family seems to be more sensitive to our environment than we used to be. I don’t think it’s the food we eat—my …

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Geometric Goods iPhone 14 Pro Leather Folio Case with Magsafe review https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/19/geometric-goods-iphone-14-pro-leather-folio-case-with-magsafe-review/ https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/19/geometric-goods-iphone-14-pro-leather-folio-case-with-magsafe-review/#comments Sat, 19 Nov 2022 21:09:31 +0000 https://the-gadgeteer.com/?p=372777 REVIEW – I have been searching for the perfect case since getting my new iPhone 14 Pro in October.  I used a Noreve Wallet Case I reviewed here on my iPhone 11 Pro last July.  I love having my wallet and phone all in a single carry item.  I was intrigued when the Geometric Goods …

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Tribit AquaEase Bluetooth shower speaker review https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/19/tribit-aquaease-bluetooth-shower-speaker-review/ https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/19/tribit-aquaease-bluetooth-shower-speaker-review/#respond Sat, 19 Nov 2022 17:26:31 +0000 https://the-gadgeteer.com/?p=371893 REVIEW – I have the privilege of using the shower in my basement that I rebuilt. I say privilege because I am the only one who uses it and I like that. When I rebuilt it, I was not sure exactly how it would be used in terms of who would use it, so I …

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Govee Envisual TV Backlight T2 review https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/19/govee-envisual-tv-backlight-t2-review/ https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/19/govee-envisual-tv-backlight-t2-review/#respond Sat, 19 Nov 2022 14:05:06 +0000 https://the-gadgeteer.com/?p=371683 REVIEW – While waiting for the next round of superhero blockbusters to arrive at theaters I’ve been upgrading my home theater quite a bit. It all started with the Govee Flow Pro TV Light Bars I reviewed back in February 2021. The Light Bars did bring my viewing experience to a higher level, but they …

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GOOLOO GTX300 Power Station review – convenient power in a tidy package https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/18/gooloo-gtx300-power-station-review-convenient-power-in-a-tidy-package/ https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/18/gooloo-gtx300-power-station-review-convenient-power-in-a-tidy-package/#respond Fri, 18 Nov 2022 15:52:10 +0000 https://the-gadgeteer.com/?p=372560 REVIEW – Portable power stations are becoming increasingly popular because they are incredibly useful.  Now they are available in a number of different sizes, to meet varying needs.  Some of the larger ones are upwards of 2000 Wh, but that’s definitely not something you’d want to carry with you.  Those typically have wheels built in!  …

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Jiccoda LE-1 Laser Engraver review – Also on the cutting edge https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/18/jiccoda-le-1-laser-engraver-review-also-on-the-cutting-edge/ https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/18/jiccoda-le-1-laser-engraver-review-also-on-the-cutting-edge/#comments Fri, 18 Nov 2022 14:00:18 +0000 https://the-gadgeteer.com/?p=372770 REVIEW – Laser engravers/cutters are everywhere these days.  Seems like a lot of people discovered during COVID that making unique, personalized, and custom gifts is a great way to cut costs and even, perhaps, develop a side hustle.  Like with any hobby, though, having the right tools is the difference between great gifts and owning a …

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Eli & Elm Side Sleeper Pillow review – a luxurious pillow that does the job! https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/17/eli-elm-side-sleeper-pillow-review-a-luxurious-pillow-that-does-the-job/ https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/17/eli-elm-side-sleeper-pillow-review-a-luxurious-pillow-that-does-the-job/#respond Thu, 17 Nov 2022 17:56:36 +0000 https://the-gadgeteer.com/?p=372428 REVIEW – I’m trying to get used to side sleeping, but it’s not easy to get into that habit! So I’ve got this fancy Eli & Elm Side Sleeper pillow to see if it helps. It’s designed to position you — and keep you — on your side at night. It’s also a premium pillow …

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BougeRV 100W CIGS Flexible Solar Panel review https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/17/bougerv-100w-cigs-flexible-solar-panel-review/ https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/17/bougerv-100w-cigs-flexible-solar-panel-review/#comments Thu, 17 Nov 2022 14:20:34 +0000 https://the-gadgeteer.com/?p=372477 REVIEW – The BougeRV 100W CIGS Flexible Solar Panel is an extremely light, thin and flexible solar panel. Can a solar panel that can be fitted to curved surfaces actually continue to work? Does this very thin, less than a sixteenth of an inch thick solar panel convert sunlight to electricity as advertised?  Let’s find …

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Noreve Apple IPhone 14 Pro case review – Can you see me now? https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/17/noreve-apple-iphone-14-pro-case-review-can-you-see-me-now/ https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/17/noreve-apple-iphone-14-pro-case-review-can-you-see-me-now/#respond Thu, 17 Nov 2022 13:28:28 +0000 https://the-gadgeteer.com/?p=372721 REVIEW – Last month, my husband and I finally upgraded our iPhone 11 Pro phones to iPhone 14 Pro.  Since July of last year, my case of choice for my old phone was my Noreve iPhone 11 Pro Leather Wallet that I reviewed here.  So I readily volunteered when Noreve asked if anyone wanted to …

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AeroPress Stainless Steel Reusable Coffee Filter review – Simple, reusable, and durable https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/16/aeropress-stainless-steel-reusable-coffee-filter-review-simple-reusable-and-durable/ https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/16/aeropress-stainless-steel-reusable-coffee-filter-review-simple-reusable-and-durable/#comments Wed, 16 Nov 2022 17:12:39 +0000 https://the-gadgeteer.com/?p=372283 REVIEW – When I reviewed the AeroPress and AeroPress Go coffee makers back in 2019, I was impressed with both products.  But in the back of my mind, there was one feature that I thought would have made both products just a bit better: a reusable filter.  AeroPress must have finally read my mind, because …

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Tronsmart Bang Mini Portable Party Speaker review – She may be mini, but she be fierce https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/16/tronsmart-bang-mini-portable-party-speaker-review-she-may-be-mini-but-she-be-fierce/ https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/16/tronsmart-bang-mini-portable-party-speaker-review-she-may-be-mini-but-she-be-fierce/#respond Wed, 16 Nov 2022 14:01:35 +0000 https://the-gadgeteer.com/?p=372395 REVIEW – As the holidays approach, you may be thinking of either giving—or getting—a Bluetooth speaker as a gift. Unfortunately (or fortunately), there are so many to choose from, I almost feel sorry for the person who has to choose. I pay close attention to what’s available and I’m overwhelmed. Besides the big players in …

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Zyxel WiFi 6E Access Point review https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/16/zyxel-wifi-6e-access-point-review/ https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/16/zyxel-wifi-6e-access-point-review/#respond Wed, 16 Nov 2022 12:58:11 +0000 https://the-gadgeteer.com/?p=370401 REVIEW – Ever since I purchased my home and added probably 50 permanent smart devices, I have been working to make sure that I have the best/strongest wireless signal just about everywhere in my home. My plan is to install the best Access Points that I can get my hands on in strategic parts of …

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Fiido L3 Commuter eBike review – Go the distance and then some https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/15/fiido-l3-commuter-ebike-review-go-the-distance-and-then-some/ https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/15/fiido-l3-commuter-ebike-review-go-the-distance-and-then-some/#respond Tue, 15 Nov 2022 17:42:33 +0000 https://the-gadgeteer.com/?p=372383 REVIEW – Back in the eighties there was a movie call American Flyers.  The movie had the distinction of introducing Kevin Costner’s mustache as a costar, but for me it rekindled my love of cycling.  Flash forward 40 some odd years and Father Time has been anything but kind.  I still love to get out …

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Gaomon PD1220 11.6 inch graphics tablet review https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/15/gaomon-pd1220-11-6-inch-graphics-tablet-review/ https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/15/gaomon-pd1220-11-6-inch-graphics-tablet-review/#respond Tue, 15 Nov 2022 14:01:23 +0000 https://the-gadgeteer.com/?p=371411 REVIEW – Recently, I started getting into the hobby of stained glass. One of the parts of the hobby I really wanted to get into was creating my own designs. Drawing a nice smooth curved line with a mouse is nearly impossible so I’ve been on the look out for a budget graphics tablet I …

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Dr. Massage Serenity Auto Fitness Roller review – a muscle recovery multitasker! https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/14/dr-massage-serenity-auto-fitness-roller-review-a-muscle-recovery-multitasker/ https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/14/dr-massage-serenity-auto-fitness-roller-review-a-muscle-recovery-multitasker/#respond Mon, 14 Nov 2022 14:09:19 +0000 https://the-gadgeteer.com/?p=372004 REVIEW – What are you using for muscle recovery after your workouts? A foam roller? A Massage gun? A heating pad? The Dr. Massage Serenity Auto Fitness Roller combines all three in a single device for relieving your aches and pains. To the review! What is it? The Dr. Massage Serenity Auto Fitness Roller is …

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Waterdrop G3P800 reverse osmosis tankless water filter review https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/14/waterdrop-g3p800-reverse-osmosis-tankless-water-filter-review/ https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/14/waterdrop-g3p800-reverse-osmosis-tankless-water-filter-review/#comments Mon, 14 Nov 2022 13:12:25 +0000 https://the-gadgeteer.com/?p=371486 REVIEW – As water testing becomes more sensitive and regulations become more stringent, people look to ensure they are drinking contaminant-free water. The Waterdrop G3P800 is a water filter that uses reverse osmosis and UV to treat up to 800 gallons per day. I have one to review. Read on to see what I think! …

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EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid Closed Acoustic Wireless Earbuds with Dongle review https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/13/epos-gtw-270-hybrid-closed-acoustic-wireless-earbuds-with-dongle-review/ https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/13/epos-gtw-270-hybrid-closed-acoustic-wireless-earbuds-with-dongle-review/#respond Sun, 13 Nov 2022 14:00:00 +0000 https://the-gadgeteer.com/?p=371400 REVIEW – In May 2021 I reviewed the EPOS GTW 270 Hybrid Wireless Earbuds, and overall, I was quite impressed.  However, I thought they lacked two critical features.  EPOS recently updated these earbuds, but did they add the critical features I thought were missing?  Read on to find out! What is it? The EPOS GTW …

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Logitech MX Mechanical Mini Keyboard for Mac, and MX Master 3S Mouse for Mac review – great stuff, now Mac-specific! https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/13/logitech-mx-mechanical-mini-keyboard-for-mac-and-mx-master-3s-mouse-for-mac-review-great-stuff-now-mac-specific/ https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/13/logitech-mx-mechanical-mini-keyboard-for-mac-and-mx-master-3s-mouse-for-mac-review-great-stuff-now-mac-specific/#respond Sun, 13 Nov 2022 13:00:56 +0000 https://the-gadgeteer.com/?p=372101 REVIEW – Like many of us these days, I work at my computer a lot.  I have a laptop, but that spends most of its life plugged into a docking station, so a good external keyboard and mouse are critical components.   The Logitech MX Master series have emerged as go-to products for professionals across many …

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Mujjo Full Leather MagSafe iPhone wallet review https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/12/mujjo-full-leather-magsafe-iphone-wallet-review/ https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/12/mujjo-full-leather-magsafe-iphone-wallet-review/#respond Sat, 12 Nov 2022 15:00:07 +0000 https://the-gadgeteer.com/?p=372153 REVIEW – When we upgraded our iPhone 11 Pros to the new iPhone 14 Pro, our old cases no longer worked.  I had been using a leather wallet case from Noreve,  and my husband liked that I could carry my cards and phone all in a single item.  However, he did not want a full …

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Toshiba TRSH01 Electric Rice Cooker review – Consistently scrumptious grains of gastronomic delight! https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/12/toshiba-trsh01-electric-rice-cooker-review-consistently-scrumptious-grains-of-gastronomic-delight/ https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/12/toshiba-trsh01-electric-rice-cooker-review-consistently-scrumptious-grains-of-gastronomic-delight/#respond Sat, 12 Nov 2022 14:00:03 +0000 https://the-gadgeteer.com/?p=371952 REVIEW – Cooking rice is an art. People eat a lot of rice. People in my house eat a lot of rice, I stink at art so it’s best to let a professional handle the job. The Toshiba TRSH01 Electric Rice Cooker is just the expert I need to rescue my family from my kitchen …

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Skilhunt EC300 multicolor LED flashlight review – 15 lighting modes from mini to mighty https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/11/skilhunt-ec300-multicolor-led-flashlight-review-15-lighting-modes-from-mini-to-mighty/ https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/11/skilhunt-ec300-multicolor-led-flashlight-review-15-lighting-modes-from-mini-to-mighty/#comments Fri, 11 Nov 2022 16:00:46 +0000 https://the-gadgeteer.com/?p=371897 REVIEW – The Skilhunt EC300 Multicolor LED Flashlight has 15 light modes. It took lots of practice to figure out the modes but I got ‘em now, and this flashlight became one of my favorites thanks to all it can do. It has a 0.5 lumen light that is great if you need a tiny …

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Huion Kamvas 24 Plus Pen Display review – It’s both a drawing tablet AND a monitor! https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/11/huion-kamvas-24-plus-pen-display-review-its-both-a-drawing-tablet-and-a-monitor/ https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/11/huion-kamvas-24-plus-pen-display-review-its-both-a-drawing-tablet-and-a-monitor/#comments Fri, 11 Nov 2022 13:58:50 +0000 https://the-gadgeteer.com/?p=371809 REVIEW – If you’re a digital artist, graphic designer, or just a photo hobbyist and you don’t already own a graphics tablet, you may need to rethink that. There are so many choices today among tablets, it’s becoming overwhelming. In digital prehistoric times, there was one company that made graphics tablets—Wacom. They were quite simply …

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Mpowerd Luci Beam 2 in 1 Solar Headlamp and Flashlight review https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/11/mpowerd-luci-beam-2-in-1-solar-headlamp-and-flashlight-review/ https://the-gadgeteer.com/2022/11/11/mpowerd-luci-beam-2-in-1-solar-headlamp-and-flashlight-review/#respond Fri, 11 Nov 2022 13:00:59 +0000 https://the-gadgeteer.com/?p=371646 REVIEW – I have a bunch of headlamps but the Mpowerd Luci Beam 2 in 1 Solar Headlamp and Flashlight brings a new concept to the game by combining a headlamp with a flashlight body that also has a solar panel. Let’s see if the Mpowerd Luci Beam is on to something.    What is it? Mpowerd …

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