Laptops and Gear

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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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 [...]

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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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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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
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
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
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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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, [...]

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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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HEX Front View

I can work anywhere, as long as I have my laptop computer. Sure, with cloud access I can manage pretty well with just a smartphone - and even better with a tablet - but the laptop still makes it much easier to work and store or access everything I need. Therefore, I rarely travel very [...]

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venos-sidecar

Small laptops are great when you need something that is ultra portable, but the trade off is that they usually have smaller displays which ends up making you feel cramped and squinty. The Venostech SideCar is an interesting solution that doesn't require any power and uses devices you already own to add additional screen space [...]

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Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables
vertigo-2-0-laptop-bag-2

Actually, it's not just a laptop bag, because the VertiGo 2.0 is available in three sizes: small holds an iPad Air and similar tablets; medium holds a 13" Mac laptop; and large holds a 15" Mac laptop.  The VertiGo 2.0 is the "ideal business and traveling companion that can hold a surprising amount of gear [...]

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cargoworks-macbookair+ipadsleeve

I like things that are simple and rugged. Add a few strips of MOLLE webbing and all the better. The Cargo Works MacBook Air + iPad Sleeves fits these criteria. As the name cleverly implies, it holds a MacBook Air in a neoprene zipper pocket as well as an iPad in a front flap pocket [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Laptops and Gear, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables
satechi-spectrum-mouse-2

If you're tired of your boring white or black mouse but you can't decide on a new color, get the Satechi Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse and get all the colors!  The mouse has an ergonomic design that's comfortable in the hand, and it has 1000dpi resolution for precise mousing.  It may look white in some [...]

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