Computer Gear

steelseries-rival700

Mice with OLED displays? I must be delusional right? Wrong! The new Rival 700 wired gaming mouse from SteelSeries features a small OLED display on the side that can be customized to show game stats, CPI settings and even show custom logos and 10 frames per second animations. If you think a gaming mouse with [...]

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netscout aircheck G2-04

Back in 2015, I moved into my remodeled home and discovered various ethernet issues with the wiring in the house.  Thankfully, I had some help with the Fluke LinkSprinter 300 network tester.  But what if you need some help troubleshooting Wi-Fi issues?  With the Netscout Aircheck G2, now you've got some help. The hardware may look [...]

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logitech-k480-5

Multiple device pairing seems to be a trending feature being added to the latest Bluetooth keyboards and the latest from Logitech is no exception. Logitech's K480 Bluetooth keyboard allows for three devices to be paired with easy switching between them. Is this a useful feature and should this keyboard earn a spot on your desk [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Computer Gear, Reviews
TheDuke - 8

Standing desks have been around for years, but they are making a comeback, due to some recent studies. The studies revolved around the dangers of sitting for prolonged periods. I've recently seen news reports of schools that are replacing traditional desks with standing desks, and the energizing effect they've had on students. So, with my [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Home and Kitchen, Reviews
amplifi

Most WiFi routers are flat boxes with flashing lights that you setup, stash under your desk and mostly forget about except for grumbling about dead spots when you're trying to surf from your back porch or your attic gadget cave. AmpliFi from Ubiquiti Networks, Inc. is a 802.11AC plug-and-play, multi-radio plug and play system that [...]

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satechi-mini-dock

I have been using a LandingZone dock with my Macbook Pro and 29" LG monitor for the past two years. I haven't had any real complaints about the LandingZone until I saw the new Satechi Aluminum Mini Docking Station and started thinking that maybe there is a better way to organize my connections. The Satechi docking [...]

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tenda-powerline-2

When you want a truly fast network connection, nothing beats a wired connection. The only issue with that is, traditionally, you either have to cut into walls and woodwork, or you have to leave wiring exposed and lying about. There is a third way, however - Power-line Communication. "Power-line communication (PLC) is a communication protocol [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews, Wireless
techorbits-wireless-charger-1

I have been obsessed with wireless charging ever since I got my Galaxy S6 Edge+ phone.  Cutting myself loose from charging cables is a wonderfully freeing experience, and I honestly think that wireless charging is going to be the future and all sorts of surfaces around the house, restaurants, and the office will be wireless [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Computer Gear, Reviews
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

If your Wi-Fi isn’t reaching the far dark corners of your abode, you know that needs to be fixed.  Most of us need internet access everywhere, all the time.  There are lots of Wi-Fi repeaters to choose from and more are coming to market almost daily. So far, there’s only one that brings actual light to [...]

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kanex-multisync-keyboard-1

The Kanex Multisync Mini Bluetooth Keyboard is a sleek Bluetooth keyboard that has been designed for Mac and iOS devices. And by devices, I mean multiple devices. This particular keyboard can switch between as many as four different devices with a quick press of two keys. Let's check it out. My main computer is a [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Computer Gear, Reviews
nexdock

In the early days of PDAs (personal digital assistants), I remember daydreaming about a computer the size of a Palm Pilot with a color touch screen display that would plug into a docking station with a larger display, keyboard and mouse when I was at work or at home. That way I would only have [...]

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Posted in: Android, Computer Gear, iOS, News
kinesis savant elite2-01

In my recording/audio booth, I'm constantly finding ways to make things a little more efficient in such a tiny, 5x5 foot space.  I like to keep my hands free when recording, so I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to try out the Kinesis Savant Elite2 Dual Pedal. I was immediately struck by how [...]

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adata-imemory-flash-drive-ue710-1

I normally use my new iPod Touch 6G just to have an iOS device to play around with and to test iOS accessories and associated apps for the Gadgeteer; thus, I do not keep a lot of files on my iPod. However, there are those in my family who do keep a lot of files [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, iOS, Reviews
iclever-ic-bk05-3

There are many different folding keyboards on the market for mobile warriors, prepared travelers, coffee shop surfers and tiny house Gadgeteers. These small keyboards are designed to take up minimal space while still providing a comfortable way to touch type on your mobile devices. I've tried many different ones over the years and I usually [...]

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brando-microsd-raid

This adapter from Brando looks like an interesting solution to replace or create more storage for a computer that uses 2.5 inch SATA hard drives. It's a micro SD to SATA 22-pin converter card card that has been designed to use up to 10 micro SD cards. Once installed, the it appears as an ordinary [...]

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