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Sit comfortably in front of your computer, even if you don’t have a desk

on Monday, September 8th, 2014

Sitting at a desk while working on a laptop or desktop computer can be very tiring.  If your desk height and chair height aren’t right for you, you can get back and neck pain, and you can even develop carpal tunnel problems with your wrists.  You can take the desk out of the equation withRead More…

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They may not make you play better, but NoScope Demon Series gaming glasses can help you play longer

on Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Have you ever found yourself deep in the jungle searching for bad guys, or how about deep in space looking for those aggressive aliens? If you play video games, especially FPS (First Person Shooters) games, you probably know what I am talking about. One issue I have noticed when putting in long sessions of gamingRead More…

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New WD My Passport Wireless is a backup hard drive that streams to smartphones and more

on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
Posted in: Computer Gear, News

I’m not a very good geek because I don’t have a backup of my backups. I use an Apple Time Capsule with a WD USB drive hanging off of it. Lately that drive has been acting a little wonky, so it’s time to replace it AND come up with a strategy for backing up that backup, preferably offsite.Read More…

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blink(1) is a USB LED status light that can alert you to almost anything

on Friday, August 29th, 2014

The blink(1) is a small USB LED status light that plugs into your PC, Mac, Linux or even Raspberry Pi device and can be set up to flash a certain color and pattern when something happens that you need to know about. That “something” is entirely up to you. For example: Do you want to knowRead More…

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Audioengine uses the words premium and Bluetooth in same sentence

on Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Will Bluetooth ever get any respect? It will if Audioengine has anything to say about it. Audioengine – known for dynamite speakers and DACs – have released their first Bluetooth product, the Audioengine B1 Premium Bluetooth Music Receiver. The B1 streams audio from any media player (iTunes, Amarra, Youtube, etc.) and connects to any musicRead More…

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Rapoo 3300P Wireless Optical Mouse review

on Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Personally, I can’t get enough peripherals for my desktop or laptop.  I needed a mouse that was small enough to throw into my bag whenever I went out, but nothing clunky.  Since I’ve reviewed other Rapoo products before, I grabbed the chance to  review the Rapoo 3300p Wireless Optical Mouse.  Let’s take a look!

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Edifier e25 Luna Eclipse speaker review

on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Among all the Bluetooth and desktop speakers I’ve reviewed, I’ve never tested both form factors in one speaker system. The Edifier e25 Luna Eclipse speakers combine the look and stereo separation of a dedicated desktop speaker with the convenience of Bluetooth. Not only that, they look like nothing else either. They even won the 2014 iFRead More…

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Don’t settle for a boring mouse. Get the full Spectrum with this Satechi mouse!

on Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

If you’re tired of your boring white or black mouse but you can’t decide on a new color, get the Satechi Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse and get all the colors!  The mouse has an ergonomic design that’s comfortable in the hand, and it has 1000dpi resolution for precise mousing.  It may look white in someRead More…

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Home, home on the (extended) range

on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Many people who are integrated into the Apple ecosystem – or BORG, as I like to call it – would never think about buying a router from anyone except Apple, no matter how good or cheap another brand may be. I know, because I paid $200 for an Apple Airport Extreme. I wondered if IRead More…

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MakerBot available in some Home Depot stores

on Sunday, July 20th, 2014
Posted in: Computer Gear, Gear, News

If you visit certain Home Depot stores in California, Illinois, or New York in the next few months, you may notice something new on sale that could prevent you from having to go back there for little widgets and such: they will be stocking three models of MakerBot 3D printers in those states soon! For Gadgeteers,Read More…

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Microsoft All-in-One Media Keyboard review

By: Greg Carter
on Friday, July 18th, 2014

I decided that I would write this review with the product I’m reviewing, the Microsoft All-in-One Media keyboard, and I’ll tell you right from the start that it is likely the last thing that I’ll type with this keyboard. After several weeks of cramped typing at my desk, I’m really looking forward to getting backRead More…

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Cut costs and energy with Philips new PowerSensor displays

on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Posted in: Computer Gear, News

Philip’s has just announced two new PowerSensor LED displays that cut energy costs up to 80% by detecting a user’s presence and automatically reducing the brightness when the person steps away from their computer. This not only reduces energy consumption and your electric bill, but it also helps prolong the life of the monitor. TheRead More…

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Past meets future with the Qwerkywriter mechanical keyboard

on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

When I was a kid, I used my mom’s old Underwood typewriter to write my own stories and newsletters that only myself and my sister read. I loved that typewriter, fitting in a piece of paper, twisting the knob on the platen to position the paper, pressing down the keys and seeing the individual typeRead More…

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Wooden desk accessories elevate your computer to a new level

on Friday, June 27th, 2014
Posted in: Computer Gear, News

It’s important to have your monitor at the proper angle to improve your working posture and reduce strain.  There are a lot of monitor stands on the market, but these wooden ones from Grovemade are perhaps the most elegant I’ve seen.  The Monitor Stand is a sculptural piece that can hold up to 200 pounds,Read More…

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LG 21:9 UltraWide IPS LED monitor (29EA73) review

on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

When I sold my 27 inch iMac a few years ago and switched to a 13 inch Macbook Air, it took me a little time to get used to having less screen real estate. For the most part I haven’t had too much trouble doing my work on the small screen. But for the lastRead More…

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A build-your-own-computer kit for kids ages 8 – 81

on Friday, June 20th, 2014

The Kano computer kit was successfully funded on Kickstarter in December 2013 – and when I say “successfully”, I mean it got more than 15X its $100,000 funding goal.  Kano will be shipping in July, and the company is now taking pre-orders for those of us who didn’t get in on the Kickstarter campaign.  TheRead More…

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Audioengine A2+ speakers review

on Thursday, June 19th, 2014

A year ago, I reviewed the monstrous but wonderful Audioengine A5+ speakers. These behemoths will rattle not only your windows, but the neighbor’s as well — yet still sound good doing it. But let’s be real, unless you have a big desk (I do), the A5+ speakers are just too big and loud for mostRead More…

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#ad Faveable shares deals on solid state drives

on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
Posted in: Computer Gear, News

Do you enjoy tinkering with your desktop or laptop computer? Maybe you’ve even built your own desktop computer by picking out the case, motherboard and other components. I used to love to do that back before I switched to Macs and laptops. Some folks like to customize their computers like they might customize a car. AndRead More…

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Use your iPhone as a remote mouse, a trackpad, or even as a media remote for your Mac or PC

on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Of course, you’ll probably find an actual mouse or actual trackpad easier to use, but at least having the option to use your iPhone as a Magic Trackpad or a mouse in an emergency situation could save the day.  With the Remote Mouse app, you’ll have multi-touch gestures, and you can even use the iPhoneRead More…

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Turn your keyboard into a photo-editing cheat sheet

on Saturday, June 7th, 2014

If you do a lot of photo editing, you may already know all the keyboard shortcuts to make your task easier.  But if you’re a novice, or a not-so-novice who just can’t remember all those shortcuts, these Keyboard Shortcut Skins for Apple keyboards will help you speed up the process of editing your photos.  SkinsRead More…

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Rapoo E9070 Wireless Ultra-slim Keyboard review

on Friday, May 30th, 2014

I realize that I definitely have a thing for nice input devices. I’m always on the lookout for a good keyboard and mouse (especially at work), since I type and sit all day long.  Recently I had the chance to review the Rapoo E9070 Wireless Ultra-slim Keyboard, so I took the chance since I already useRead More…

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Nymi: use your unique cardiac rhythm to replace all of your passwords

on Monday, May 26th, 2014
Posted in: Computer Gear, News

Most of us have so many logins and accounts with passwords that it has become necessary to use password managers just to keep them all straight. The obvious intention for all of these passwords is to make sure you are who you say you are before you are granted access. Nymi, a new biometric authenticationRead More…

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Take your Mac Pro everywhere with WaterField’s Mac Pro Go Case

on Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Did you buy one of Apple’s beautiful, but insanely expensive Mac Pros? Of course you did. And now you want to take your precious with you everywhere you go so everyone will know just how awesome you are. The Mac Pro Go Case from WaterField Designs has been designed especially for you – and yourRead More…

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These new USB flash drives from Leef are pretty as a penny

on Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Leef Technology, known for making a variety of very stylish USB flash drives, have just announced some additions their product line that follow their style conviction. Their new Copper Edition Flash Drives are encased in a unique copper skin and offer the fastest data speeds with features that include water, dust and shock-proof storage andRead More…

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AOC launches two mySmart Android all-in-one IPS desktop computers

on Monday, May 12th, 2014

AOC has introduced two new Android-based all-in-one desktop computers.  They are available with a 22″ screen (model A2272PW4T, $299.99) or a 24″ screen (model A2472PW4T, $399.99).  Both models share the following specs: 1920 X 1080 resolution Android 4.2 Ice Cream Sandwich NVIDIA T33 Quad Core 1.6Ghz System memory – 2GB LPDDR3 Storage memory – 8GB eMMCRead More…