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TGP # 267 – Amazon Tap



Welcome to The Gadget Professor Show #267 hosted by Don Baine.tapAmazon Tap – Alexa-Enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker.Just tap and ask for music from Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn
Uses the Alexa Voice Service when connected to Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot to play music, read the news, provide weather reports, and even order a pizza. When connected to Wi-Fi you can access Alexa, a cloud-based voice service that is always getting smarter. Just tap the microphone button and ask to hear news, set a timer, get the weather, and more. New skills are continually added—such as ordering a pizza from Domino’s, opening your garage with Garageio, and requesting a ride from Uber. Whether you’re heading to a party or pedaling to the park, Amazon Tap’s compact size makes it easy to move around. And at just over a pound, it’s perfectly portable. Just throw it in your backpack or, with the optional carrying sling, clip it to your bag and get going.A single battery charge provides up to 9 hours of continuous playback to keep you entertained—wherever you are. The included Charging Cradle makes recharging effortless, even while listening. And when Amazon Tap’s battery is low Alexa will say “Just so you know, the battery is currently low.”

Streams all your music via Bluetooth from your phone or tablet
Delivers crisp sound powered by Dolby, with dual stereo speakers that provide 360º omni-directional audio
Provides up to 9 hours of playback
Always getting smarter and adding new features and skills
Includes Charging Cradle

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TGP #266 – MEVO Intro



Welcome to The Gadget Professor Show #266 hosted by Don Baine.mevo Tonight we welcome the audience from GeekNewsCentral as I fill in for Todd Cochrane.

We take a quick look at some new technology gadgets – including the STINO, Droplr, and a quick peak at the MEVO.

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TGP # 264 INATECK Car Charger



Welcome to The Gadget Professor Show #264 hosted by Don Baine.INATECHINATECK Two 5V/2.1A charging ports plus a built-in 5V/2.4A output Lightning cable and a bonus Micro USB cable, no worries for the Apple and Android users left their charging cord behind.
Whether smartphone, GPS or vehicle travel data record with this dual USB car charger, you and your passengers are always ready to hit the road.
Intelligent Charging Technology: Built-in smart chipset detects your devices automatically to deliver the safest current.
Guaranteed security: With premium ABS+PC fireproof materials, this car charger is functioned with short circuit, over-watt, over-current and overheat protection. It is MFi, CE, FCC & RoHS certified to ensure its safety and reliability.
Package : 1 x 2-Port USB car Charger with a Built in MFi Lighting Cable; 1 x 4 feet Micro USB Charging Cable

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TGP # 263 – New Trent Airbender



Welcome to The Gadget Professor Show #263 hosted by Don Baine. newtrentiPad Air Keyboard Case, iPad Air 2 Keyboard Case, New Trent Airbender 3.0 Wireless Bluetooth iPad Air Keyboard Case with Detachable Re-designed Durable Corners for Apple iPad Air/iPad Air 2.Compatible for Apple iPad Air and iPad Air 2 ONLY. Will NOT fit iPad Pro, iPad Mini, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2 and iPad first generation.
Ultra-low profile Bluetooth keyboard with spacious, optimized key design and layout for a comfortable typing experience.
Multi-adjustable arm/stand for 360 degree vertical and horizontal iPad Air orientations. High quality hard clamshell case with matte finish. Replacement part can be located on the manufacturer’s website.
iPad Air keyboard case, iPad Air 2 keyboard case is perfect for home, work or travel use with your iPad Air or iPad Air 2. Due to the recent software updates introduced from Apple’s iOS Version 9.0 (and onwards), certain aspects related to the input method on Language Change may have changed. For all iOS devices running iOS Version 9.0 or newer, please use CTRL + Spacebar to initiate the Language Change function on the keyboard case.
Resolving bluetooth issues: i) Un-pairing and re-pairing the Bluetooth connection after restarting the Apple iPad Air / Air 2. ii) Please reset your iPad and close the applications that run in the background for an efficient use.

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TGP #262 Mpow Streambot



Welcome to The Gadget Professor Show #262 hosted by Don Baine.MPOWMpow Streambot 2-In-1 Bridges Your Bluetooth Device To Your Speakers Or Your Bluetooth Speakers To Your Audio Device.
Simple one-button switch to shift between transmitter(TX) and receiver(RX) mode. TX Mode:Plug In To Your Non-Bluetooth Device And Pair Up Your Bluetooth Speaker Or Headset. RX Mode: Plug Into Your Non-Bluetooth Speaker And Pair Up Your Bluetooth Phone Or MP3 Player.
Bluetooth-enable all 3.5mm media devices (enable Bluetooth receiving: speakers, headphones and more; enable Bluetooth transmission for: MP3, CD / DVD players, e-readers, TVs and more).
Built in battery for portable use, or fast-charging it through the USB cable, BUT, it can not be used while charging!
Ideal For Any Powered Speakers Or Devices Using Standard RCA Or 3.5mm Jack Or AD2P Bluetooth.

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TGP #260 HooToo ELITE Wireless Router/Streamer



Welcome to The Gadget Professor Show #260 hosted by Don Baine.hootooHooToo Wireless Travel Router, USB Port, High Performance- TripMate ELITE ENDLESS MEDIA STREAMING: Seamlessly stream your videos, photos, and music to your connected TVs, media players, smartphones, tablets, TV sticks and other DLNA devices.
TRAVEL ROUTER: Instantly convert a wired network to wireless with easy setup. Also can bridge an existing wireless network, create your own secure Wi-Fi network.
FREE UP SPACE: Backup your photos and videos from your iPhone, Android phones, iPad or other mobile devices to attached USB flash drive, hard disk. Free up space on your phones.
LIGHTWEIGHT AND SMALL: Powered by USB for extreme portability, which is only weighted 1oz.
PACKAGE CONTENTS: HooToo TripMate Nano (HT-TM02) , USB cable, User Manual, 1 year HooToo warranty

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TGP #259 – NetReset



Welcome to The Gadget Professor Show #259 hosted by Don Baine.NetResetNetReset is a device that power cycles (reboots) your modem and router in sequential order on a daily basis. The sequential power cycle allows your equipment to receive updated information from your internet service provider, auto-correct issues, and maximize internet speeds due to a fresh connection. Power source for resolving networking issues through modem and router with sequential power cycling
Scheduled automatic power cycle for faster internet
Automates networking sequence for restoring connectivity after power outages
20 day battery backup for programmed reset time
Compatible with all modems, routers, or network combinations

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TGP # 258 Stojo Collapsible Cup



Welcome to The Gadget Professor Show #258 hosted by Don Baine, produced by Mike Baine.
stojoULTRA PORTABLE REUSABLE CUP COFFEE. Collapsible cup expands. Coffee Cup has 3.5″ diameter and is only 2″ thick when collapsed. 12 oz cup.
SILICONE CUP breaks down for easy cleaning. Dishwasher and microwave SAFE.
Mugs made from SAFE, RECYCLABLE materials. No BPAs, phthalates, leads or glues.
FOOD GRADE SILICONE CUP AND STOPPER. Coffee mug has a POLYPROPYLENE lid and heat sleeve.
THERMAL POCKET CUP and travel mug is LEAK PROOF.

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TGP # 257 UltraBrite LED Lamp



Welcome to The Gadget Professor Show #257 hosted by Don Baine, produced by Mike Baine.350-1041303-847__1UltraBrite LED Desk Lamp -I believe this is only available at Costco ($29.99). Amazon has a similar LED light without the USB charging on the back.
1 – 2.1 USB Port
1 – 1.0 USB Port
3 Speed Fan
Dimmer Function
3 Lighting Modes
Touch Control
Spec on the Amazon Light are as follows – Features the same except the USB charging is NOT on the Amazon Light
Super bright LED reading light with 500 Lux of brightness. Light panel with 32 pieces of LED light modules produce eye-pleasing natural daylight at 5500-6500 Kelvin color temperature. Light emitting panel provides powerful yet even light without harsh glare or shadows. Latest technology bulbs are energy efficient and consume only 12 Watts of power. Save money and lower your power bills.
Patented Turcom TS-7006 features a unique bladeless fan with no noisy spinning blades. You will not find any other LED light with this cooling function. The bladeless fan provides effective cooling with smooth stream of powerful air flow. Three fan speed level adjustments for just the right amount of cooling.
Use this eye protective table lamp while reading, working, studying or relaxing. Modern design suitable for use at the office, computer desk, living room, college dorm room or as a nightstand light by your bedside. Adjustable light intensity allows you to dim the lamp to suit the time of day or your mood. Enjoy comfortable, non-flickering light for stress-free productivity and down-time.
Adjustable gooseneck stand swivels, tilts, rotates and allows you to position the light in any direction. The eco-friendly LEDs last over 20 years, you will not need to change bulbs again. Sensor touch On/Off buttons for fan and light brightness. Elegantly designed with a fashionable white and gray color scheme.
Turcom AirLight LED Desk Lamp

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TGP #256 – iClever Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker



Welcome to The Gadget Professor Show #256 hosted by Don Baine, produced by Mike Baine.Waterproof-Speaker_011 Iclever Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
Compact and water resistant: palm size with wristlet and IP65 water resistant ability make it ideal for indoor and outdoor use
Superior sound streaming: seamless streaming crystal clear stereo sound from your digital devices for excellent listening enjoyment
Incredible battery life: up to 10 hours playing time powered by built-in 2000mAh rechargeable lithium battery
Fashion design: unique cubic shape, classy materials and craft makes it outstandingly stylish and popular
What you can get: Bluetooth waterproof speaker, micro usb charging cable, 3.5mm aux-in audio cable and user manual
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