Computer Gear

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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Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews, Wireless
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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Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, Reviews
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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Posted in: Computer Gear, News
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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Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews
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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Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews
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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Posted in: Computer Gear, News
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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mobo-computer-station-2

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 with [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, Laptops and Gear, News
NoScope glasses Demon serires

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 gaming [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Gaming Gear, News
wd-mypassportwifi

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. [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, News
blink1-2

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 know [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Do-It-Yourself, How-To, News
Audioengine_B1

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 music [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Computer Gear, News
Rapoo-3300P-Mouse-02

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! Note: Images can [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews, Wireless
Edifier_Luna_Eclipse_5

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 iF [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Computer Gear, Reviews