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Gadgets | The Gadget Consultant - Part 2

Freddy Cloud

Frederick (“Freddy”) Cloud has had a passion for all things electronic since he “accidently” caused the class Commodore PET to malfunction in 8th grade. “I swear. I didn’t do it on purpose” He was quoted as saying to a very unhappy computer teacher... Read his full bio

Category Archives: Gadgets

When is a watch not *just* a watch

When is a watch not *just* a watch

On March 18th, Google announced its newest platform entitled Android Wear. Now, you can guess by the title that this is aimed at the growing wearables market, which includes things like smart watches like the Pebble and those adorable fitness bands like the FitBit and the Nike Fuel Band. These devices have lead the wayContinue Reading

Life’s too short to have a bad cup of coffee

Life’s too short to have a bad cup of coffee

Know what that is? That, my friends, is an original Mr. Coffee. That gizmo right there was practically in every home that had a coffee drinking adult. I remember sneaking a sip of my mom’s coffee one day, and thinking to myself “Who on earth would purposely drink this crap”. I mean think about itContinue Reading

Samsung at Mobile World Congress

Samsung at Mobile World Congress

Samsung not only announced a new phone at Mobile World Congress (the Galaxy S5), but also 3 new wearables. First, the GS5. Spec-wise, the GS5 is definitely an upgrade over the GS4. It’s slightly bigger than the GS4, and it has a soft touch dimpled back instead of the plastic back the GS4 has. ItContinue Reading

Day One (ish) of Mobile World Congress …

Day One (ish) of Mobile World Congress …

“One-ish” because there are things that were announced on Sunday, but Monday was the “official” kick off to Mobile World Congress. I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about a Monday. I’m going to, of course, talk about the announcements that got me a bit excited, although there are quite a few smaller companiesContinue Reading

Going against the curve

Going against the curve

So another CES has come and gone, and in its wake lies me recovering from achy feet and gadget overload. I’m planning on doing more “What I saw at CES” posts, but this first one is going to focus on what I saw regarding televisions that stood out to me. Needless to say, there wereContinue Reading

Day 3 at CES with Kwikset

Day 3 at CES with Kwikset

I capped off my time with Kwikset at CES by talking to some of their partner companies to see how they use Kwikset’s products with their product lines. On their own, the Kevo and the Smartcode Deadbolt with Home Connect will change the way you look at securing your home, but when you have aContinue Reading

Day 2 at CES with Kwikset

Day 2 at CES with Kwikset

You thought the Kevo was Kwikset’s only new product shown at CES 2014? Not at all. Kwikset has taken their Smartcode Deadbolt and created a new product that has Home Connect Technology. But before I go into that, I need to talk to you about something that you may not be familiar with: Z-Wave. What’sContinue Reading

Day 1 at CES with Kwikset

Day 1 at CES with Kwikset

Greetings from sunny (and a tad chilly) Las Vegas and the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show! On my first day at CES I got to spend more time with Kwikset and the Kevo smart lock, so I want to talk a bit more about it. Again, what Kevo does is allow you to lock and unlockContinue Reading

Pepcom Experience with Kwikset

Pepcom Experience with Kwikset

I want you to picture this scenario … You’re working late, have a briefcase or bag full of stuff you need to look at when you get home, and finding your keys to get in your car is not something you have the energy to do. But having a newer car, you simply approach yourContinue Reading

Samsung’s Cornucopia of Tablets

Samsung’s Cornucopia of Tablets

In a previous post I listed the 5 tablets that I thought would make great gifts this holiday season. Conspicuous in its absence from my list is anything from Samsung. Please believe that this is not a reflection on the quality of Samsung’s products; we actually use a great number of them in my family,Continue Reading