Laptops and Gear

ECBC-Hercules-1

Backpacks are handy when traveling. They allow you to carry things on your back, leaving your hands free to pull other luggage. Better still, the TSA or security checkpoint friendly backpacks make getting through security with your laptop and other devices quick and painless (relatively speaking). With these backpacks, the laptop portion opens so that [...]

0 comments
Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, Reviews
dagne-dover-tote-2

This bag proves that gear bags big enough to hold all your gear can be fashionable.  The Tote from Dagne Dover is made of coated canvas with 100% genuine leather trim and 14k gold-plated zinc-alloy hardware.  It measures 16” wide X 7” deep X 12” tall and weighs 3.4 pounds.  The 8.5" strap drop allows the bag [...]

0 comments
Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, News
calypsocase-macbook-7

Over Christmas, I finally jumped into the MacBook scene and picked up a 13" MacBook Pro with Retina display. The first thing I thought when I bought it was, "I need to find some sort of case for this expensive laptop!" For the first few months, I carried the laptop in two hands always, and [...]

1 comment
Posted in: Cases, Covers, Laptops and Gear, Reviews
corsair-flash-survivor-usb-3-flash-drive

If you don't like to leave home without your digital data, you should check out the Corsair Flash Survivor Stealth USB 3.0 flash drive.  The casing is made of anodized, aircraft-grade aluminum, and it's waterproof to 200 meters, and it's both vibration- and shock-resistant.  Because it's USB 3.0, it offers read-speeds up to 4 times faster [...]

3 comments
Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News, Pocket Gear
grovemade-desk

What is your design style when it comes to your workspace? Do you prefer modern? Shabby Chic? Steampunk? If you're into warm woods that offer sleek beauty with ergonomic and storage benefits, check out Grovemade's new desktop collection. Handcrafted from domestic hardwoods, these desk accessories are available in maple or walnut and include a monitor [...]

0 comments
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News
cocoon-leather-slim-backpack-2

My husband has the Cocoon SLIM backpack, and he uses it daily.  It's become his favorite gear bag because it's comfortable to wear on his back even when loaded down with his 15" work MacBook, his iPad, and various papers, cables, chargers, and other gear.  Now, Cocoon is making the SLIM backpack available in a [...]

0 comments
Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, News
dell-xps13-100

Several weeks ago I posted the first part of this article where I talked about how I would be using a Dell XPS 13 laptop instead of my 13" MacBook Pro with retina display and 13" MacBook Air for a week. To remind folks, I only use Macs at home. There are no Windows PCs to be [...]

13 comments
Posted in: Articles, Laptops and Gear
lexar-jump-drive-m10

These Lexar JumpDrive M10 Secure USB 3.0 flash drives have a little eInk screen on the front that constantly show you the amount of free space left in the drive.  Because they are USB 3.0 drives, they are up to 4x faster (up to 100MB/s read and 55MB/s write) than USB 2.0 drives.  Your data is [...]

0 comments
Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News
odin-projection-mouse

After I recovered from the cool factor, I've always wondered why people would want to use a projection keyboard with their tablet or smartphone.  Sure, the projected keyboard is likely bigger than the on-screen keyboard, but it still suffers from the same problems that the virtual keyboard does - flat, no tactile feedback to let [...]

2 comments
Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News
levenger-sit-to-stand-rolling-workstation

If you'd like to have a convertible sit-to-stand desk for your home but don't have a lot of room to dedicate to a work station, Levenger's Sit-to-Stand Rolling Workstation should be considered.  Like many of the laptop work desks I've seen at Levenger, this desk has a generous desktop (28" wide X 18.75" deep) that [...]

4 comments
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Laptops and Gear, News
dell-xps13

I've been a Mac fan for many years now, to the point where we're an all Apple household with three MacBooks. Jeanne has a 2010 15" MacBook Pro, while I have a 2014 13" MacBook Pro with retina display and a 2011 13" MacBook Air. The MBP has been my main workhorse for Gadgeteer reviews and Photoshop work, and the [...]

33 comments
Posted in: Articles, Laptops and Gear
cargo-works-macbook-edc-bag-2

The 13" MacBook EDC Kit is a sleek, minimal bag that's big enough to carry a 13" MacBook laptop, iPad, phone, mouse, cables, chargers, and other things you need to make it through your day in the internal pockets.  The outside front of the bag is covered with Molle webbing, where you can stash everything [...]

0 comments
Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, News
waterfield-bolt-brief-bag

The Bolt Briefcase from Waterfield has a more traditional business case look, so it's not quite as casual looking as a messenger bag can be. It will look equally at home in casual weekend use and in more formal business environments.  It's available in two sizes:  small to fit up to a 13" MacBook and large to [...]

0 comments
Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, 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 [...]

0 comments
Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, 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 [...]

2 comments
Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, Reviews
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 [...]

2 comments
Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News, Travel Gear
mpb-microsd-adapter

Adding more file storage to a MacBook Pro or MacBook Air usually means hanging an external hard drive off a USB port, plugging in a USB flash drive or inserting an SD card. All these ways will work just fine, but they aren't the most elegant solutions. Dangling an external drive from your laptop when you're [...]

7 comments
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News
kickflip-laptop-stand

The Kickflip acts as a laptop stand for your laptop without requiring you to carry an extra item in your laptop bag.  The Kickflip is a hinge that attaches to the bottom of your device with "a high-tech, German engineered gel adhesive. It forms a strong bond with your laptop to hold firm yet removes [...]

3 comments
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News
booq-taipan-shock-2

booq has a new backpack that they think is perfect for professionals.  The Taipan shock bag is made of 1680D tri-weave polyester exterior fabric with a water-repellent coating; the embossed red interior fabric makes it easier to find items stored inside.  The bag is loaded with pockets and storage compartments:  large main compartment with document storage; separate, [...]

0 comments
Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, News
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 [...]

2 comments
Posted in: Computer Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, Laptops and Gear, News