Gadget News December 2009

The Ultimate Gift Giving Guide 2009
Techware Labs :: Saturday, December 19, 2009
Everyone knows that a geeks favorite things are gadgets, gizmos, and pizza pockets. In fact its a well known fact that we geeks are all competing for who has the most and best gadgets. In the spirit of the holidays TechwareLabs has put together the Ultimate Gift Giving Guide that should help you in making some choices for that geek in your life, even if that geek is you.

2009 Buying Guide
Tweak Town :: Thursday, December 17, 2009
“If you are anything like me, Christmas is a fairly stressful time of the year. But this year the Digital Lounge has come to the rescue, so you don’t have to buy the family socks and other assorted junk.

We hope this buying guide has helped just a little. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the loyal readers of the Digital Lounge for the readership and hope they’ve enjoyed my musings. My best wishes to you all for a happy and safe break and I look forward to seeing you all back in 2010.”

Holiday 2009 Stocking Stuffer Buyers Guide
Think Computers :: Monday, December 14, 2009
“Well it is that time of year again! The holiday season means tons of buying gifts for family and friends. Sometimes it is hard to find the right gift for someone, so we have compiled a list of great tech-related stocking stuffers for you. Some of these items are very inexpensive and others will break your bank, but they are small items that will fit perfectly inside of holiday stocking, so let’s take a look at what we picked out this year.”

Callpod Chargepod 6-way Charging Device Review
Legit Reviews :: Friday, December 11, 2009
“The Chargepod worked like a charm and reduced all of the cables we had around the office down to just one. The only downside to the Chargepod would be price, but when you think about it most families have thousands of dollars worth of electronics. Spending $39.99 on the Callpod Chargepod Value Pack and then $9.95 for extra cables isn’t really that big of a price to pay for the convenience that offers. Not only that, but it might also reduce the chances of you getting hurt from tripping over all those charger cables you have in your house…”

A quick first look at USB 3.0 performance
Tech Report :: Friday, December 11, 2009
USB 2.0 has been around for nearly a decade—an eternity in the PC world. We’ve taken a quick first look at its replacement, SuperSpeed USB 3.0, to see what’s up with the spec and how a first implementation measures up.

Titan Fenrir & Skalli CPU Coolers Review
Hardware Canucks :: Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Even though the high and mid ranges of the CPU cooler market may seem to be cluttered with products, there is always room for more competition. Competition is just what Titan is hoping to offer with two of their newest CPU coolers: the Fenrir and the Skalli. While they may be targeted at different price ranges, they form the heart of what Titan hopes will be their answer to some of the most popular CPU coolers on the market today.

2009 Holiday Buying Guide: Top 10 Gadgets 
Test Freaks :: Tuesday, December 08, 2009
“Have someone on your holiday list who loves a good quality gadget? Of course you do – how could you not? Whether you need some brand spankin’ new gadgets for your hubby or your son (or you’re trying to catch some holiday savings to pick up some new gadgets for yourself), we’ve got you covered. At Test Freaks we collect product reviews from all over the world to find out what’s truly the best of the best. Today we’re going to cover some of the hottest and highest-rated gadgets for the 2009 holiday shopping season. No matter what your gift recipients are into, you should be able to find something on this list to satisfy, from headphones and GPS units to cell phones and home theater equipment.”

Proporta Turbo Charger 3400 Review 
XS Reviews :: Monday, December 07, 2009
“These days portable equipment is as ubiquitous as vomit in pub toilets, which in turn has meant a general move towards devices that allow you to recharge in-situ. Presumably so as to avoid the need to wipe said vomit from a nearby mains socket, and saving you the trouble of constantly needing to replace removable batteries. It’s also standard practice to make just enough of your product proprietary – or dependent on something that is – in order to maximise profit without pushing the consumer too far. This means you can end up carrying around a separate charger for every portable item you own along with the bushel of interfacing cables. Adaptors are of course abound, but it would be nice if more devices came with a selection of common fittings the way the Turbocharger 3400 does. This portable charger gives you the ability to juice up anything from mobile phones to hand-held consoles, and all on the move.”

Desk Genie Non-Slip Charging Desk Stand 
Test Freaks :: Saturday, December 05, 2009
“It’s been a while since I’ve really taken a look at any cell phone accessories, we’ve looked at cases and a couple basic stands, but how about something that’s truly multi-functional. Today for review I’ve got a product called the Desk Genie, it’s a non-slip charging stand for your desk, but it’s much more than that. The Desk Genie features two USB ports along with an 8 in 1 card reader, and the ability to charge most any portable device out there today. I was a bit skeptical of this device at first, but I figured I’d give it a try anyway. I’ve come to like the Desk Genie in my time with it, it’s very useful especially since it’s a card reader and USB hub as well as the charger, but there is one improvement I’d make to it, read on to learn more… ”

Proporta Leather Style eReader Case
Tweak Town :: Friday, December 04, 2009
“You’ve just dropped a lot of money on a fancy new eBook reader with that fancy new eInk screen. But you want to wow everyone when you pull it out in your local coffee shop.

Padded and felt-lined, this pocket will keep your digital reading device scratch free and looking nice, while an elastic cord and button stop it slipping out of the top.”

Be.ez LE Rush 13 – Lagoon Dream MacBook Commuter Bag 
TestFreaks :: Tuesday, December 01, 2009
“The LE Rush 13 is designed specifically to house 13” MacBook model laptops. Lagoon Dream is the color of the particular unit I was sent, as the bag also comes in Black Coffee and Lime Park flavors. Protecting our computers is an important part of ownership, especially when you’ve shelled out as much cash as it takes to pick up Apple gear. Bags like this are an essential part of life for laptop owners who take their hardware with them. Without any further introduction, let’s take a look. “