Computer Gear

wd-passport-1

As our gadgets become increasingly mobile, we become more and more reliant on the cloud. In the past two years I myself have purchased a Chromebook and a laptop with limited storage, geared toward cloud utilization. As convenient as the cloud is, there are times when a more traditional storage solution is required. In my [...]

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Windows 10

If you don't already know (or if you have not reserved your copy) Windows 10 is launching tomorrow July 29, 2015. Although that in itself is not groundbreaking or earth shattering news, the fact that you can get it for free is. Now, don't get me wrong I am not the biggest Windows fan, but [...]

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sata-usbc

Are you the owner of a shiny new 2015 Apple MacBook with the USB Type-C port? As you're building up your collection of USB Type-C accessories, the USB 3.1 Type-C to SATA Combo Adapter from Brando is a handy device that you might want to consider adding to your gadget toolbox. Although flash storage is [...]

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Kanex-Dock-Review-Main

I recently bought a new Macbook Pro with Retina display, and have been looking for a dock to use with my widescreen monitor and various peripherals. There are a bunch of thunderbolt docks available by brands such as Belkin, CalDigit and Elgato, but I got the chance to look at the Kanex Thunderbolt 2 Express dock. [...]

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keyboardio_model_01_1

Keyboardio's Model 01 ergonomic keyboard launched on Kickstarter Monday, June 15. Keyboardio hit its $120,000 goal in 2.5 hours and currently stand at $370,000 in funding. The Keyboardio Model 01 features an adjustable two-piece maple body, an advanced ergonomic design, sculpted keycaps, and applications-specific macros. Built on Arduino technology, the Model 01 is hacker-friendly open [...]

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Sonder Keyboard

Want to try out a Dvorak layout but don't want to buy a new keyboard?  Do you often need to type a different currency symbol than your standard, but can't remember the keystroke combination?  The Sonder Keyboard being developed in Sydney, Australia addresses these issues.  Utilizing e-ink technology you can reprogram your keyboard so that [...]

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minion-flash

I know there are more than a few of you out there who love those little yellow gibberish-speaking Minion characters from the Despicable Me movies and their soon to be released solo movie due out in July. Now you can have your own set of Dave, Kevin and Stuart Minions that not only look cute, [...]

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choetech C0045S-01

More power!  That's the cry of today's desktop.  If you're anything like me, you probably have a tangled web of mismatched chargers, or you may find yourself looking behind furniture for that spare outlet to test out some gadget.  The CHOETECH Desktop Multi USB Power Strip aims to address this in one simple package. The CHOETECH Desktop [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Computer Gear, Reviews
satechi-sata-disk-docking-station

If space is at a premium on your desk, you'll like the Satechi Aluminum USB 3.0 SATA III HDD/SSD Docking Station with 2-port Hub and SD Card Reader.  The aluminum docking station allows you to add 2.5" or 3.5" HDD or SSD disks without needing an enclosure, and you'll be able to quickly switch between [...]

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evomouse-8

When is the last time you gave much thought to mice? No, not the critters with beady little eyes, I'm talking about the mice you use with your desktop and laptop computers. Other than wireless, there really hasn't been that much innovation in the input device that millions of people use every day. Until now. The [...]

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logitech-play-mice

Why have a boring black or white computer mouse when you can have a colorful Logitech Play Collection Mouse?  The mice are covered with bright animal designs or with geometric designs.  They fit comfortably in your hand, and they track precisely and accurately, thanks to Logitech's 1000 dpi Advanced Optical Tracking.  They are compatible with [...]

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inatek hb4009-01

So you've got two computers on your desk.  Windows, Mac, or one of each?  OK, now what if you wanted to move files between the two?  Instead of flash drives, setting up a home network and storage, or even emailing yourself a file (we've all done that before!), how about just one USB device that [...]

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HP_Perfection - 1

Capturing images has changed dramatically since 2007 when the iPhone brought in the expectation of having a really capable camera with you at all times. With the miniaturization of smaller image capture sensors, scanners, as well as phones, have gradually increased in processing power to the level that every office of any size will have [...]

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EasyACC-H70-7

I recently purchased a 1993 Midwest Micro Elite notebook off of eBay.  It boots to BIOS but that's about it.  I just wanted to own my very first "real" laptop computer again...I sold it off on the comp.sys.laptops USENET group back around 1995 and kind of regretted it ever since.  It has a serial port, [...]

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Satechi-Stand-Review-Main

For my home office I use an iMac, which normally sits at the wrong height for my posture since I place my keyboard directly on the same surface as where my iMac stands.  It would be nice to raise it up a bit, and also add a small USB hub since I only have four [...]

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Inateck-Enclosure-Review-01

I'm a bit of a computer parts junkie. When a thumb drive or hard drive goes on a great sale, I grab it if it's my ideal price range. This leaves me with extra working parts around that I might not use right away.  Recently I swapped out an SATA hard drive for an SSD [...]

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hp-sprout

The HP Sprout is an all-in-one desktop computer with the power to set your mind and hands free to design.  The Sprout runs Windows 8.1 on a machine with a 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7-4790S processor, 8 GB DDR3-1600 memory (expandable to 16 GB), NVIDIA™ GeForce GT 745A graphics with 2GB DDR3 dedicated memory, and a 1TB SATA [...]

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infinit-filetransfer-1

As a gadget geek, I find myself using several different devices throughout the day. I often find myself starting a project on one device, only to finish it on another. This often results in having to transfer pictures, videos, and documents from one device to another. Generally this is an easy process, I can attach [...]

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synergy-synergypro-1

Synergy, a mouse and keyboard sharing utility, recently released a new version of its software – Synergy Pro. The Pro version offers turn-key SSL encryption, which helps keep sensitive data safe on public networks, as well as upgraded technical support. Synergy lets you use one mouse and keyboard combination on two or more different computers. [...]

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patriot-typec

The Type-C USB flash memory drive from Patriot has been designed for computers that feature a Type-C USB port like Apple's new MacBook. Whether you hate the idea of a laptop with just one port or love it, you have to admit that it will be a hassle to use an adapter every time you [...]

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