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FAA Says Some Electronics Can Now Be Used Throughout Your Flight

FAA Says Some Electronics Can Now Be Used Throughout Your Flight Oct 31st, 2013 at 11:46AM: Flickr/Jetstar If you're tired of shutting off your gadgets during take off and landing (or you're one of those passengers who surreptitiously leaves them on) then get ready for some good news. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it is loosening restrictions on the use of electronics in-flight, meaning some devices can now be used the entire time you're on the plane. ...

Gadling Gear Review: Bluetooth Speakers For Travel

Gadling Gear Review: Bluetooth Speakers For Travel Aug 27th, 2013 at 9:00AM: Damson Smartphones, tablets and iPods have made it incredibly easy to carry your entire music collection wherever you go. This is particularly useful when traveling; you get an entire library of songs right at your fingertips, helping to make those long stays in airports and hotels just a bit easier. Add a portable Bluetooth speaker to the mix and you have a wireless entertainment system with high...

Gadling Gear Review: Nyne NB-230 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Gadling Gear Review: Nyne NB-230 Portable Bluetooth Speaker May 20th, 2013 at 8:00AM: Nyne N-230 Over the past couple of years, the number of choices for consumers looking to buy a portable Bluetooth speaker has exploded. It wasn't all that long ago that our options were limited to just a few underpowered speakers that provided low-quality wireless audio, but now there are literally dozens of these speakers on the market making it much more of a challenge to decide which one to...

Gadling Gear Review: hipKey Proximity And Motion Sensor

Gadling Gear Review: hipKey Proximity And Motion Sensor Apr 15th, 2013 at 8:00AM: One of the best things about the rise of the smartphone over the past few years is the incredible number of creative ways that companies have come up with to utilize them. We've seen thousands of innovative and interesting apps, and more recently some cool secondary gadgets that extend their functionality by interfacing directly with the phone. Take for example the hipKey from a company called...

The Potential Of Google Glass For Travelers

The Potential Of Google Glass For Travelers Feb 22nd, 2013 at 8:00AM: One of the more interesting products currently in development at Google is a high-tech, wearable gadget known as Google Glass. In a nutshell, when worn like a typical pair of glasses, the device suspends a small LCD screen in your peripheral vision. When paired with a smartphone via BlueTooth, Glass is capable of displaying a variety of information without the user ever taking the phone out of...

Gadling Gear Review: Cubedge Edge.sound Portable Speaker

Gadling Gear Review: Cubedge Edge.sound Portable Speaker Oct 8th, 2012 at 8:00AM: Update: After posting this review I received an updated Edge.sound speaker with firmware 1.1 installed. That updated addresses a few minor technical issues and enhances the sound quality fairly significantly. The speaker is now much improved over the one that I initially tested, with bass sounding more pumped up and a better level of quality across the board. With the firmware update installed, it...

Gadling Gear Review: Phiaton Noise Canceling Earbuds

Oct 1st, 2012 at 8:00AM: I had a moment of anxiety when I boarded a recent flight from Amsterdam to Seattle. The middle cabin, where I was seated, was full of very small children. Now, before you hit send on that hate mail, let me tell you that I am always sympathetic with the yowling little ones; they're expressing exactly how I feel when I park myself in coach for a ten hour flight. But the noise, oh, lord, the noise,...

Gadling Gear Review: Jawbone Jambox Portable Speaker

Gadling Gear Review: Jawbone Jambox Portable Speaker Aug 27th, 2012 at 8:00AM: A few years back the Bluetooth portable speaker market was a small one that mainly consisted of tiny, underpowered speakers with mediocre sound. Then along came the original Jambox by Jawbone and consumers realized it was possible to get high quality sound in a small, yet stylish, package. Since then, the company has continued to refine the product, offering new features and updates. Their latest...

Gadling Gear Review: Geneva Model XS Travel Alarm Clock And Speaker System

Gadling Gear Review: Geneva Model XS Travel Alarm Clock And Speaker System Aug 13th, 2012 at 8:00AM: The travel alarm clock was once required equipment on any trip. These small, usually battery operated, clocks were essential to getting us up and moving in the morning no matter where we slept the night before. Slowly over time, the travel alarm clock has mostly been replaced by our cellphones, which have included alarm options for years. But if Geneva Sound System has their way, the travel alarm...

Bluetooth Zombies Stalk Our Travel Spaces

Bluetooth Zombies Stalk Our Travel Spaces Aug 3rd, 2012 at 10:00AM: If you're a frequent traveler you've seen them. Unlike real zombies, they don't just come out at night; they stalk airports, hotel lobbies and various modes of public transport everywhere. They're Bluetooth zombies, roaming our travel spaces, spewing words forth, loudly, into our public spaces. This morning, at a business class hotel in the Midwest, I had breakfast next to a woman who spent her...

Gadling Gear Review: Braven 600 Portable Speaker

Gadling Gear Review: Braven 600 Portable Speaker Jul 9th, 2012 at 8:00AM: A month or so back we posted some suggestions for tech and travel gifts for dads and grads with the Braven 600 portable speaker earning a spot on that list. This small, yet powerful, sound system is so impressive that we thought it was worth a full review as the compact speaker has a lot to offer travelers beyond just listening to their music on the go. The first thing you'll notice about the...

Gadling Gear Review: SuperTooth Disco Portal Speaker

Gadling Gear Review: SuperTooth Disco Portal Speaker May 21st, 2012 at 8:00AM: One of the best things about carrying smartphones, tablets and laptops with us when we travel, is that we are also generally carrying our entire music libraries with us as well. The problem is, the speakers on those devices aren't usually the best for enjoying that music and we don't always want to wear headphones to get the best sound. Fortunately a number of companies now make excellent portable...

Gadling gear review: Supertooth HD Bluetooth car speakerphone

Gadling gear review: Supertooth HD Bluetooth car speakerphone Mar 14th, 2012 at 12:00PM: One of the best accessories for any road trip these days is a good handsfree Bluetooth device that allows drivers to take and make phone calls while keeping their hands firmly on the wheel. An increasing number of new cars come equipped with these systems, but for those of us not fortunate enough to own such a vehicle there are a number of options available that deliver similar functionality. Take...

Gadling gear review: Satechi SoundFly View Bluetooth FM transmitter

Gadling gear review: Satechi SoundFly View Bluetooth FM transmitter Feb 13th, 2012 at 8:00AM: One of the great features of owning a smartphone is that it allows us to carry our entire library of music, not to mention stream live audio or video, anywhere we go. That feature is great for when you get stuck in line at the DMV or are stranded in the waiting room at your doctor's office, so it seems only natural that smartphone users would want to listen to that music or streaming audio in...

SkyMall Monday: Cell Phone Handset Battle

SkyMall Monday: Cell Phone Handset Battle Dec 19th, 2011 at 1:00PM: If you've used an iPhone, you know that holding it up to your ear for a long period of time can be uncomfortable. If you need to be on a lengthy call, cradling the iPhone in your hand can get tiresome. Speakerphone is not always a viable option and headphones can be unsafe for your ears. Thankfully, SkyMall offers two options for adding a handset to your iPhone. This week, SkyMall Monday...

Motorola Roadster Bluetooth hands free car kit review

Motorola Roadster Bluetooth hands free car kit review Mar 4th, 2011 at 4:30PM: The Motorola Roadster Bluetooth hands free car kit is one of the smallest on the market, with one of the best feature sets. Times are changing - and it is no longer socially (or legally) acceptable to be driving around with your phone in one hand and your steering wheel in the other. Sure, not all cities or states have introduced legal measures to ban the use of your phone without a hands...

Review: Jawbone ICON Earwear Collection Bluetooth headset

Review: Jawbone ICON Earwear Collection Bluetooth headset Nov 24th, 2010 at 4:30PM: Ah, the Bluetooth headset - the kind of gadget you either love or hate. If you love them, you'll probably have one stuck to your head 24/7. The Jawbone series of headsets from Aliph have long been considered the best of the best in Bluetooth - and rightfully so. Even in its first version back in 2006, Jawbone headsets used technology not found on any other headset. Since then, Jawbone...

Review: Callpod Onyx and Vetro Bluetooth headsets

Review: Callpod Onyx and Vetro Bluetooth headsets Sep 27th, 2010 at 4:30PM: The world of Bluetooth headsets is relatively boring - the vast majority of headsets look dull and offer only mediocre functionality. Because of this, I'll usually skip the chance to review most of them - and only focus on headsets with something not found elsewhere. This explains why this review will take a closer look at the Callpod Onyx and Vetro Bluetooth headsets. Inside these headsets...

New and improved nio Bluetooth tag keeps track of your belongings

New and improved nio Bluetooth tag keeps track of your belongings Aug 24th, 2010 at 11:00AM: Last year, Gadling was one of the first sites in the world to bring you a full review of the nio Bluetooth property security tag. Since then, several other companies have popped up with similar products, but nio remains the first to market, giving them quite a bit of street cred. Almost a year has passed since that review, and this week, nio released version 2.0 of their tag, along with...

Jabra CRUISER Bluetooth hands-free speakerphone reviewed

Jabra CRUISER Bluetooth hands-free speakerphone reviewed Aug 2nd, 2010 at 3:30PM: Depending on where you live, the law may prohibit using your mobile phone without a headset or speakerphone. And even if the law is on your side, driving around while trying to juggle your phone is just not a good idea. So, to keep you and everyone else on the road a bit safer, we've taken the Jabra CRUISER car speakerphone for a ride. The CRUISER is a very compact device, on the top are a...

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