Computer Gear

varidesk-pro-plus-5

You've seen it, I've seen it, we've all read the warnings claiming that sitting too much is the new cancer. Trust me, cancer is no fun (voice of experience here), so finding alternatives to sitting all day is something everyone should consider. There are apps that will remind you to get up and move around [...]

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Inateck Adapter - 02

My overflowing drawer of semi-obsolete computer parts and cables contains a number of hard drives from old computers. I hold on to them partly to keep any personal data under my control, but also because “you never know” when I might need to recover that data, or maybe even find a way to repurpose an old hard [...]

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49porthub

It shouldn't come as a huge surprise that I have a LOT of gadgets that charge via USB, but this 49 port USB hub from Brando has enough ports for all of my gadgets and all the gadgets of my friends and family. The hub features 49 ports that supply 0.5 - 1.5A per port [...]

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satechi-machub

I used several iMacs over the years until I decided to downsize to a MacBook. I still love the iMac for its style and gorgeous display, but I've always questioned Apple's choice to locate the USB ports on the back side of the computer. I understand that they want to preserve the clean lines and [...]

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Truffol Station - 01

Okay, I just recently declared the Bolse 5-port USB desktop charger my favorite gadget of 2014. Now along comes the Truffol Station 5 with very similar functionality wrapped in a handsome wood exterior. It could look great on my nightstand! Can a pretty face lure me away from last year’s true love? Let’s take a look.  [...]

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Incase-Review-Main

Wear all the bags!  I've always been a fan of Incase backpacks.  I've used one in the past when I used to travel daily on public transportation, and it kept my tech gear protected.  This past month Incase was kind enough to send me their ICON Pack and City Collection Compact backpack along with some extra goodies [...]

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iPazzPort-Keyboard-Review-Main

Keyboards are a dime a dozen these days.  The feel of one is very important since I type a lot everyday.  I'm always on the lookout for one to use with my HTPC that I keep at home, so today I'll take a look at the iPazzPort Keyboard. This keyboard includes a touchpad that doubles [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews, Wireless
Rapoo-E6700-04

The proliferation of gadgets without keyboards has been explosive over the last few years, as have the options for keyboards to increase productivity.  The Surface and Surface Pro series, the numerous Windows, Android and iOS tablets...all of them call for a keyboard to really maximize productivity with these devices.  Rapoo generously sent us a sample [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Computer Gear, Reviews
tenonedesign-mountie

Ten One Design's Mountie is a specially designed clamp that will let you attach an iPhone, iPad, other smartphones and tablets to a MacBook or iMac. The clamp works with any MacBook or iMac made after 2012 and iPhone 4 and newer, iPad Air 1 & 2, iPad minis, and other devices that have a [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
game-of-throne-flash-drives

Or you could protect them with a Direwolf, if you prefer.  The 8GB USB flash drives concealed inside these Game of Thrones designs are ultra-thin, ultra-fast, and waterproof.  The Hand is a functional pin, and the Direwolf has a ring for attaching to your keychain.  Both are made of a zinc alloy; the wolf has [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News
brother-scanner-920dw-01

A scanner?  What is this, 1996?  Not too long ago I discontinued my home fax landline.  When was the last time I needed to fax, when everyone uses email?  Boy was I wrong.  I'm in the middle of a house remodel, and I'm finding lots of reasons to electronically scan and send documents, not just [...]

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Duet-1

Have you ever wished you could make your "i" device part of your computer, you know like an extra monitor or something. Duet is an app designed by ex Apple engineers that allows you to connect your "i" device to a Mac using the Lightning or 30 pin connector and making it in essence a [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
rapoo-t120p-1

I've been using a Logitech V470 Bluetooth Cordless Laser Mouse with my MacBook Pro for a few years now. I like the size and fact that is wireless, but lately it has started behaving strangely. The cursor moves erratically on the screen when I move the mouse, making it difficult to do detailed Photoshop edits to [...]

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Firefly-Serenity-USBflashdrive

Need a stocking stuffer for that diehard Firefly fan? How about getting him or her an 8 G capacity flash drive in the form of a three inch diecast metal replica of the Serenity? It has a loop for your keychain, a push button to eject the drive, and the engines even light up. In [...]

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doxie

If you're anything like me, you probably have drawers full of receipts, bills, forms, and more. Every year around tax time I grumble about the fact that I haven't kept better track of my receipts. I end up spending most of a day sorting through them and entering everything in a spreadsheet. Afterwards I'm left [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Home, Kitchen, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
Visenta Recon Wireless Folding Mouse

When traveling it's all about getting the maximum amount of items into the minimum amount of space. When it comes to computer peripherals we see that with small external hard drives and keyboards. The mouse seems to be the one device that although has gotten smaller, is still a bit bulky. The Recon Wireless Folding [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News, Travel Gear
TP-Link AV600-1

Home internet, wired or wireless? That's a big question now days with more folks working from home. With a lot of newer homes being built today having the house pre wired for Ethernet connections is a common practice. In older homes wireless seems to be the way to go, especially with faster speed wireless routers. [...]

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Buffalo01

One of the shortcomings of my smartphone is the limited storage.  The Moto G I purchased has 8 GB and is not expandable, making it hard to carry around my media and files.  I've moved some music and photos to cloud storage that can be streamed, but then I'm liable to exceed my data plan [...]

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macpro-deck

The Mac Pro is sleek and beautiful, and it looks great on your desk.  (Click the image for a better view.)  All the peripherals you attach to it may not look so beautiful cluttered around your desk top, though.  Hive73 created a beautiful, compact aluminum deck that neatly arranges those devices to keep your work [...]

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landingzone-dock-8

Only a few years ago, my personal computer was a large tower unit that took up way too much space in the corner of my office (aka Gadgeteer HQ). That computer had all sorts of peripherals attached to it including a monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, external hard drive, scanner, printer and more. These days I prefer a 13" Macbook Pro [...]

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