Archive for Category: "Gadgets"

Fellowes AeraMax DX55 Air Purifier Review

Fellowes AeraMax DX55 Air Purifier Review

One of the great things about the Fellowes is that it uses a negligible amount of electricity and is practically silent. I feel satisfied that I can get some dust removal without adding to the noise already in the room.

Dropcam: Socialize Your Home Security

Dropcam: Socialize Your Home Security

The same cool, hip people who want to record every facet of their life now have a new socially-connected home security camera with full CVR service that you can monitor from your phone or tablet so you never miss the life in front of you.

Belkin MultiTasker Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014

Belkin MultiTasker Case for Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014

If you’re going to own a premium tablet, then you need a good carrying case. I decided on this case because of its premium feel and exact-fitting polycarbonate tray.

ZAGG High Definition Invisible Shield (Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014) Review

ZAGG High Definition Invisible Shield (Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014) Review

ZAGG invisible shield screen protectors have a reputation for being expensive, but they also have a reputation of being the best. I have tried generic screen protectors for other devices such as a PSP, Vita and other phones and tablets, and they end up introducing air bubbles and peeling corners after a while.

Nook HD Review

Nook HD Review

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.

AGPtek TP10AYA 7-Inch Tablet Review

AGPtek TP10AYA 7-Inch Tablet Review

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.

Cooler Master Skorpion Mouse Bungee Review

Cooler Master Skorpion Mouse Bungee Review

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.

ZAGG Invisible Shield Screen Protector Review

ZAGG Invisible Shield Screen Protector Review

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.

Verizon’s iPhone vs AT&T iPhone vs Jailbreak

Verizon’s iPhone vs AT&T iPhone vs Jailbreak

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 […]

Cooler Master NA90 Universal Notebook PSU Review

Cooler Master NA90 Universal Notebook PSU Review

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 […]

Entire PowerMat Lineup Tested

Entire PowerMat Lineup Tested

  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 […]

Hacking the Mio C220 GPS

Hacking the Mio C220 GPS

I’ve never owned a pocket knife.  I discovered long ago when my grandfather gave me my first Coleman multi-tool that a simple blade that tucks into its own handle is nothing compared to a nice multi-tool with screwdrivers, blades, saws, ect… So when I bought my Mio C220 GPS unit for my geocaching hobby, I […]

NitroX X835 Bluetooth Handsfree Kit

NitroX X835 Bluetooth Handsfree Kit

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 […]

Nanovision MIMO UM-710 USB Monitor

Nanovision MIMO UM-710 USB Monitor

Multiple displays are starting to become rather commonplace.  Whether you’re a programmer or graphic designer and just need the screen real estate, or just an office worker who wants to keep IM constantly visible, multiple monitors definately increase productivity. If you’re like one of many technology junkies today, then your computer of choice may be […]

Black and Decker PowerToGo 20W Review

Black and Decker PowerToGo 20W Review

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 […]

Blackberry Storm 9530 Review

Blackberry Storm 9530 Review

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 […]

DisplayLink USB Graphics Adapter

DisplayLink USB Graphics Adapter

Multiple monitors used to be a luxury for the uber-geek or extreme office worker.  Nowadays multi-mon is practically essential in the workplace, and even at home.  Many people got used to the notion that multitasking required flipping through many windows, which is why the whole usability scheme of a “taskbar” became necessary.  Now that desktop space […]

Acoustibuds Earphone Adapters

Acoustibuds Earphone Adapters

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 Foci PhotoSafe II Review

Digital Foci PhotoSafe II Review

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 […]

Verbatim Notebook Essentials Kit

Verbatim Notebook Essentials Kit

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, […]