Computer Gear

qwerkywriter

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 type [...]

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grovemade-desk-collection

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, [...]

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lg-29ea73-1

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 last [...]

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kano-computer-kit-2

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.  The [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Kid Gadgets, News
Audioengine_A2_1

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 most [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Computer Gear, Reviews
remote-mouse-app

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 iPhone [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Laptops and Gear, News
keyboard-shortcut-skins-2

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.  Skins [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Computer Gear, News
Rapoo-e9070-Kybrd-01

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 use [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews, Wireless
Nymi 1

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 authentication [...]

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wf-macprogo-1

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 your [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, Computer Gear, News
leef-copper

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 and [...]

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aoc-mysmart-android-all-in-one-pc

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 eMMC [...]

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satechi-4portusb3.0hubaluminumpremium_03

USB (Universal Serial Bus) has become the standard method of connecting just about anything to...well, just about anything else, but particularly desktop and laptop computers. Not only does a USB connection transfer data, it can also power a device. Many of us have so many USB-based devices that we frequently find ourselves needing more USB ports, [...]

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eblue-webtv1

The E-Blue Web@TV Wireless Keyboard Touchpad with Remote Control from Brando is a handheld remote for your computer that has every feature you could ever want in a remote. It supports Windows 8, Android, Mac, and PlayStation 3, allowing you to surf the web from your couch on your big screen TV or control a [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Computer Gear, News
jimi-usb1

When I was using an iMac as my main computer, I loved almost everything about it except for one thing... It was always a pain in the you-know-what when I needed to plug a cable or flash drive into one of the USB ports. In Apple's infinite wisdom (or lack thereof) they located the USB [...]

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satechi F1 stand-01

Are you fighting a never-ending battle for desktop organization?  The Satechi F1 Smart Monitor Stand just might be the ticket.  But how can a monitor stand help?  Let's take a look. Inside the box you'll get the the tray top, two metal U-shaped legs, and audio cable. The bottom of the stand is a bright, [...]

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hue-menu-mac-app

I got the Phillips Hue lights starter kit for Christmas, and I control them with an app on my iPhone or iPad.  Sometimes I'm at my computer and would like to turn on the lights, but I can't unless I have one of my mobile devices with me.  Phillips made the API available for third-party [...]

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Jyst Mobile AluDisc_2

Recently, I reviewed the Just Mobile HeadStand Headphone Hanger. It was my introduction to the minimalist design ethos of an accessory company whose products could have been made by Apple themselves. They are that beautiful. Just Mobile sent me their AluDisc 360-degree pedestal for iMac for review. Like the Headphone Hanger, the AluDisc is striking [...]

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mlogic-mback

Running low on desk space due due to that external hard drive, cables and other clutter? Check out the mBack from mLogic, a "Zero-Footprint Hard Drive for iMac and Apple Displays." Designed to attach to the circular cutout in the display stand of an Apple iMac or Apple display via a threaded cap, the mBack [...]

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i360-imac-stand

It's irritating when you need to slide your monitor so someone else can see it or your all-in-one computer so you can reach ports on the back to connect a new peripheral.  If you have an iMac or an Apple display, the aluminum-colored i360 iMac Turntable from Rain Design can make it easier to turn [...]

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