Do you love sipping lattes at a coffee shop while writing the next best-selling thriller, crunching numbers, or surfing TMZ while looking like you are doing something more important? In a public place your screen is not always your private space. This can especially be of concern when working with confidential information. Lets face it; we are curious people and can admit to glancing at a stranger’s computer screen before. The 3M Gold Privacy Filter helps prevent wandering eyes from seeing the contents of your computer screen, and instead they get a vibrant golden reflection. Read More →
Camera straps are accessories you usually do not think about, but Capturing Couture certainly did. They have created several lines of unique camera straps that can give your DSLR or point and shoot camera character and personality to match. Their fabrics and designs are beautiful and eye catching. These straps combine beauty with function. Most cameras come with a camera strap that screams the brand name in big bold letters across the length of the strap. Capturing Couture offers a wide selection of designs to suit your style without having to be a walking billboard for your camera maker.
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Have you ever dropped your laptop bag with your laptop in it? Ouch! If you are accident prone Brenthaven may have a bag or two to lighten the blow. Laptop bags have become ubiquitous. So many varieties, shapes and sizes to fit ones needs. Brenthaven makes a large variety of laptop bags and sleeves and is one of several companies that designs laptop bags that can sustain impact to protect the contents within it. The Brenthaven Prostyle SlimPack is a laptop backpack made with high density foam protection and a number of pockets and nooks and crannies to stash your gadgets and things. Read More →
The Time lapse PlantCam by Wingscapes allows you to watch your plants grow in fast-forward. The PlantCam is rugged and weatherproof, and automatically takes photos and videos at set time intervals. It then stitches the photos together to create a video showing in minutes or seconds what usually can’t be seen with the naked eye. The result is a seamless movie of your plants growing! Records data to internal memory (16MB) or a memory card (optional). You can also get creative and use the Timelapse PlantCam to create movies of parties, construction, weather or other events! Available online for $79.95.
I am all about convenience. Any thing that makes life easier, takes up less space and works well, is all-good by me. The Magic-Pro Tiny Keyboard from Pyramid Distribution makes my life easier. It is a keyboard, mouse and laser pointer that I can hold in the palm of my hand. The same size as a remote control, the Magic-Pro stands out because few devices match its functionality and size. The size makes it a perfect fit for interactive presentations and in my case and maybe yours, a media room with a computer based multimedia setup. Could it really be magical? Read More →
Aluratek’s “Libre” eBook Reader Pro is being added to Borders’ growing lineup of eReaders. Pre-orders are now being taken at www.borders.com/libre with shipments to begin on July 20. The Libre will be available at Borders for just $119.99, significantly lower in cost than many of the eReading devices now available. The Libre offers multi-function features such as the ability to play digital music and display digital photo albums at a low price-point. Other features include auto-off, page advance, innovative LCD technology and superior battery life that powers up to 24 hours of continuous use. With the included link to the Borders eBook store, Libre users can access the upcoming Borders branded eBook store powered by Kobo.
It’s summer! Today marks the first day of Summer 2010. It’s hot, schools out and the pools are open. Let summer time begin! Kodak has just the thing for catching all your summer fun with the Kodak Playsport HD Waterproof Pocket Video Camera. This video camera is made for play. It’s waterproof up to 10 ft. and built to sustain a tumble or two. Not to mention it shoots in 1080p, has a glare shield feature, 2-inch LCD screen, USB connection, rechargable Li-Ion batteries, SD card slot and color options (purple, blue, grey). The Kodak Playsport looks to be a good take along for beach vacations and summer days at the pool. The Kodak Playsport is available for $149.
Moshi calls itself the purveyors of electronics fashion. Like fashionable clothing, the Moshi Cardette Ultra has style, but what’s more, the Cardette Ultra is a card reader that holds many capabilities in a small package. The new Moshi Cardette Ultra has been redesigned from the original Cardette to be sleeker and complement iMac’s and MacBooks. Made of a light, slim and compact aluminum body, the 3 slot Cardette Ultra functions as a USB hub and high-speed card reader capable of supporting all existing memory card standards available. Read More →
You usually do not think of gadgets when you think of Pottery Barn, but PB Teen is offering up all kinds of goodies from electric guitar amps to mini speakers. PB Teen is Pottery Barn’s specialty store within a store offering up teen focused decor including some neat electronic accessories that work just a well for adults as they do for teens. The Hub Man, shown here, is a unique USB hub with a port at each of the little plastic man’s feet and arms. Similarly, there is Electro Man with 4 power outlets. Most power strips have 6 but this one makes up for it in cuteness! Hub Man sells for $19. Electro Man sells for $24. Then there is the USB Roll n’ Go Keyboard made of a rubber shell with electronic components within. The Roll n’ Go keyboard is waterproof and easy to clean. Available in gender friendly pink and blue. The Roll n’ Go Keyboard sells for $29.99. Free Shipping is also available on all of these items.
Back in mid-February The Gadegteer reviewed the Microsoft Arc Keyboard. Now Microsoft has come out with the Arc Keyboard in eye catching white. The white is accented with a lime green on the keys and the bottom. Like in the original, it comes with a 2.4 GHz USB nano transceiver that easily stows on the bottom of the keyboard. The white and lime green gives it a clean modern look, but the keyboard still does not in the same variety of colors as its Arc Mouse companion. The main Gadgeteer gripe was that the keyboard did not come with a built in mouse, which remains true with this version. If it helps any, a matching white Arc Mouse is available (comes with a separate 2.4 GHz USB transceiver). The Special Edition Microsoft Arc Keyboard in white is only available online at Amazon for $59.99.
Cirago makes many multimedia products including the Cirago Multimedia Center 1000, CMC2000, and CiragoTV Mini Media Player reviewed by The Gadgeteer. Recently Cirago released the Network USB Storage Link (NUS1000), which turns your USB hard drives into network attached storage devices. Packed into a super small box (about the size of a handheld PDA) are 4 USB ports that can provide a web server, print server, media server, iTunes server and BitTorrent client. That is a lot for a little box to do.
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On February 21st Microsoft is introducing the Arc Keyboard exclusively in BestBuy stores. Like Microsoft’s Arc Mouse, the Arc Keyboard stands out for its design. About the size and weight of a thick magazine, the Arc Keyboard blends inconspicuously into its surroundings. It stores conveniently and maintains a low profile. The Arc Keyboard weighs less than a pound and measures less than an inch thick. Upon closer look, it is evident that there were aesthetic design considerations made in creating this keyboard. Read More →
It’s a sunny day and you get out your digital camera to snap a shot. The only trouble is you can barely see the screen because of the glare from the bright sun. Except that when you go to look through the view finder, you find that your hi-tech camera may not have a view finder. So, you aim, you shoot, and you hope for the best. It happens to many of us. The Xtend-a-View Pro, by Photosolve, makes efforts to resolve this problem. Read More →
When it comes to portable DVD/TV players the Envizen 7” Portable Digital TV and DVD player (Duo Box Pro) is nothing revolutionary, however, it is unique because it packs in several functions in one portable device. Its no-frills design allows you to watch TV, play DVDs and video games, slideshow digital photos, and listen to music. The Duo Box Pro is one of only several devices that combine digital television and a DVD player in a portable device. Read More →
I write this review as I fly at 35,000 feet in the air. I thought this would be the ideal place to review and test the noise-canceling feature of the Able Planet True Fidelity Active Noise Canceling Headphones (NC300B). Technology used in high quality hearing aids is implemented in these headphones to enhance sounds and reduce external noise. The result is a full rich sound that is pleasure to my ears, especially in an airplane’s cabin. And that’s not all… Read More →
The Hauppauge HD PVR allows users to record HD content off a cable or satellite set top box to their computer’s hard drive, and from the recordings, create HD quality DVDs for their personal media libraries. The HD PVR is one of the only mass marketed HD personal video recorders presently sold to the consumer. The strengths of this device lie in its ability to allow the user to burn TV shows and movies to DVD and the ability to optimize recordings for various video playback devices (e.g., Playstation 3, Xbox 360, iPhone, iPod, Zune, etc). Read More →
Apple introduced the Magic Mouse today and besides being magical it is smart and sleek. The concept of using gestures to interact with a device was made popular in the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Macbook. Now the concept comes to the desktop in the first ever multi-touch external mouse. The Magic Mouse has a smooth and sleek look with no visible buttons. The entire surface of the Magic Mouse is clickable. Drag your fingers along the surface of the mouse for scrolling. Other features include screen zoom and two-finger swipe to browse Safari and iPhoto. The Magic Mouse uses laser tracking and Bluetooth. It is now included with every iMac purchase and, for the rest of Mac users, it’s $69.
If you have ever had a multi-monitor setup you know the added productivity it can provide. The Diamond USB Display Adapter is a simple device that allows you to add an additional monitor using a spare USB port. The adapter is basically a portable video card that works with your Mac or PC. The Diamond USB Adapter provides a portable solution for setting up multiple monitors, particularly ideal for laptop setups. Read More →