Laptops and Gear

lacie-cristofle-sphere

The LaCie Sphere - designed, handcrafted, and silver plated by Cristofle's workshop in France - is a 1TB USB 3.0 hard drive that is stunning as well as practical. It comes with a software suite that will allow you to set up automatic backups for your computer (PC and Mac) and ensure that your files [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News
jille-backpack-1

A few weeks ago, I went on an exciting road trip cross country to move my sister from Nebraska to Washington. I had to fly back and then ride with her and my mother in a full car, and I knew I could not bring a big backpack full of stuff like I normally do, [...]

Posted in: Bags, Camera Gear, Laptops and Gear, Reviews
lifeworks-voyager-1

When I travel, I have several gadgets I bring with me. For the past few years I have been using a beat-up backpack I purchased a decade ago, before tablets and smartphones were commonplace. While my old backpack got the job done, it wasn't built to organize and contain today's modern devices. I'd been looking [...]

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3m-1

This post brought to you by 3M Company. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Gadgeteer. How many times have you sat next to a stranger on a bus, train, plane, or at a cafe, with your laptop or tablet's screen visible? Most of you will say, that it happens to you [...]

Posted in: iOS, Laptops and Gear, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables
mikol-marble-cases

If you love the look of rich marble, but you don't like the faux marble look, you're usually limited to using marble in your house.  Now you can also use real marble in these MIKOL cases for your MacBook, iPad, or iPhone 6/6 Plus.  The iPhone cases incorporate a piece of natural marble in the [...]

Posted in: Cases and Covers, iOS, Laptops and Gear, News
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 [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News
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 [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News
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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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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 [...]

Posted in: Cases and 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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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