Setting the tablet up is relatively easy, as a first-time wizard walks you through connecting to a wireless access point. The Nook HD then downloaded an update and installed, which took about five minutes in total.
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With Andoid competition being fierce, so many tablets out there competing with each other, the prices have been driven way down on many of them. The downside is that you usually get what you pay for.
The Skorpion is a device that has three detachable legs (for easy transport), a detachable rubber “tail”, and a weighted base to keep the cord in place. The tail of the Skorpion has adaptive “grip grooves” which can hold on to USB cables that are thick or thin.
Do you need to protect your phone but can’t use a good case? Are you using an extended battery and can’t use a case but still need protection? I have heard about the ZAGG Invisible Shield screen protectors for a while, but wasn’t convinced that the $15 entry price was worth it.
AT&T has a habit of building monopolies, which has several times been wrentched from their greedy corporate fingers. Back in the days when long-distance service was the marketable product, the communications juggernaut was bitch-slapped several times, and forced to reorganize. Then cell phones became the dominant commodity, and AT&T eventually sold to Cingular, which later [...]
Notebooks have an unnecessarily hard life. People tote them just about everywhere, but most of them are no more rugged than a child’s plastic toy. In spite of batteries (or perhaps because of), people tether their portable computers to their power adapters all of the time, which have a tendancy to get tugged, pulled and bent, eventually resulting in [...]
Decades ago, there was a man who had a dream of powering the entire world wirelessly. His vision was to use giant towers that would transmit electricity through the air, which would be harvested by receivers that would use them to power homes and electronics. Not that there were that many electronics back in [...]
Cell phones are practically ubiquotous in today’s modern society. A natural response to new technology are laws to make that technology safer. Most people use their cell phone as an extension of their physical being, and as such talk and text in the car, which have caused many unnecessary accidents. It is not advisable to [...]
I don’t travel much these days. Not since my youth when we would take trips from Tennessee to Florida or on long rides across the country in my friend’s brother’s eighteen-wheeler. Those trips consisted of endless hours of listening to whatever FM radio station was available in whatever Podunk town we happened to be going [...]
The Blackberry Storm 9530, what was for a long while hyped to be the potential iPhone-killer from RIM: beautiful, sleek, the first touch-screen Blackberry, with all the functionality that was deemed lacking in the perfect fruit-phone. As are most things in comparison to Apple products, it lacks the final grooming that a manicured and coiffed [...]
There are many many personal audio products available today; the most popular being mp3 players and portable gaming devices. The problem that many of them have are the incredibly cheap and uncomfortable earbuds that come with them. You’ve just shelled out a few hundred dollars for the latest gadget, and you still have to spend more [...]
Digital photogrophers need media… it’s a fact of life. You can be away on vacation or lost in the Australian bush, and inevitably you’ll run out of storage space on your memory cards. You can run out even quicker if you shoot in RAW mode or have one of those new-fangled HD video cameras that [...]
If you travel a lot, or even a little, chances are you own a laptop or notebook PC. And you probably own one of those neat little carrying cases as well. They have just enough room inside for the computer itself with a little left over to stick the power cord inside next to it. If you’re lucky, [...]
With the amount of gadgets and office equipment around now-a-days, it seems that the measly two to four average ports found on a desk or laptop computer is simply insufficient. Between printers, webcams,iPods, flash drives, etc., even an additional hub with four USB ports is not enough. Well, no worries now everyone… enter the Rosewill [...]
The Mistral USB Ventilator from Boynq is yet another genius invention. Home cooling units have always been helpful, especially in the heat. Have you ever been to an intense LAN party and sweated like a pig because you couldn’t get cool? Now you can pop in a suave-looking USB fan and cool yourself with your [...]
USB hubs are important for laptop-toters and PC nerds alike. It seems like even if we have four USB ports on our machine and perhaps two extra on the monitor, there is never enough room for all of our gadgets, printers, mp3 players, cameras, and flash drivers to plug in. So if you have to [...]
Boynq markets the D’light as a way to “set the mood”. Personally, I have never had someone trying to get it on set me in a computer chair, click on a USB light, and cue the Marvin Gaye. If you’re a dude looking for a way to seduce a chick, I’m pretty sure no USB [...]