Laptops and Gear

toastmacbook-9

If you work at a company or go to school where a lot of folks have MacBooks or other pretty much identical laptops, you know the feeling: in a class or meeting, there's no way to tell which one is yours. Rather than have the same blank laptop, folks add stickers, decals, or snap-on plastic [...]

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Posted in: Cases and Covers, Laptops and Gear, Reviews
waterfield-syde

The new MacBooks will be available soon, so it's time to shop for a bag to protect them when you're going from place to place. WaterField's newest bag for the MacBook is the Syde. The Syde MacBook Case features a sleeve for the MacBook and another leather pocket that is attached to the syde (side) [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, News
svalt-d2

The new SVALT D2 Performance Cooling Dock has been designed to keep professional laptop workstations like high-end Apple MacBooks cool when doing CPU intensive tasks like video, image editing, etc. You know what happens when you push your laptop to the max, the fans come on. The SVALT D2 Performance Cooling Dock has an external [...]

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Chatlight review

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Do you take a lot of selfies, use Facetime, or make talking head style YouTube videos? Then you already know how important good lighting is when it comes to making good videos and images. The front facing cameras built into our laptops and most of our smartphones don't have a flash to bump up the [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Laptops and Gear, Reviews
pq_12mbvalet-1b

It has been awhile since I've had the opportunity to review anything from Pad & Quill. They have recently released a new line of minimalistic bags engineered to carry your MacBook and a bit of EDC gear in old world style. For this review, I'll be reviewing the Valet Luxury Laptop Bag for MacBook 12, an [...]

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finsix-dart-charger-7

Why does it seem like the lightest and thinnest laptops always have the bulkiest chargers? Laptops are fantastic until you have to travel with them and carry all the necessary accessories that go along with them. If your laptop only weighs 2 lbs, but the charger and cable weigh 1-2 lbs, where's the advantage to [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Laptops and Gear, Reviews
ToffeeCentennial - 1

Carrying things around has certainly changed in the last few years. Knapsacks used to be for school books or camping equipment. People in the work world carried briefcases. Then, suddenly, laptops happened, and slowly, the knapsack/backpack became ubiquitous. I've carried them off and on for years, for work and for pleasure. Toffee (spelled with reversed [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, Reviews
satechi-rose

Fans of Apple's rose gold MacBook, iPhone and Apple Watch can now choose from Satechi's growing line of matching accessories. Satechi's Metallic Series has been expanded to include rose gold versions of their wireless headphones, headphone stand, charging stations, Type-C Hub and new Type-C Micro/SD Card Reader. Additional Rose Gold items will be added to [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News
owc_thunderbolt2dock-1

Those of you with laptops know the hassle of plugging and unplugging peripherals when you need to expand the capabilities of your computer. More specifically those of you with Macintosh laptops have never had the option of an Apple made docking station. Well the engineers at OWC have designed a single cable solution to connect [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, Reviews
satechi-mini-docking-station-7

Laptops are fantastic for all your on the go computing tasks, but when you use them at home, they tend to become a magnet for cables connected to all the ports. When you want to go mobile, you have to unplug everything and then reconnect when you return. An easier way around this hassle is to [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, Reviews
tardisk

My main computer is a 13" Apple MacBook Pro. I enjoy using it because it's portable, has a retina display and great battery life. One thing I don't like so much about it is that the disk space is not upgradable. Adding extra space for applications, music, photos and other files after the main disk [...]

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samson-goconnect

Samson has announced an addition to their line of mobile friendly microphones with their new Go Mic Connect. The Go Mic Connect features a clip that adjusts to allow for easy mounting to the top of your laptop's display or monitor. It has a cutout on the bottom edge of the clip that prevents it from [...]

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airbar

Using tap and swipe gestures with our phones and tablets has become second nature, but that type of input control has yet to really take off with our laptops and desktop computers. The AirBar may soon change that. The AirBar is a thin black module with a USB connection that has been designed to sit [...]

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kanzek-slim-safe-portfolio-1

I enjoy using leather products because of their beauty and durability. Recently I had the opportunity to review Waterfield's Cozmo 2.0 laptop leather bag. It was a very well made, wonderful laptop bag but a little too spacious for my personal preferences. I recently received the Kanzek Slim Safe Portfolio to review. I discovered that it is a [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, Reviews

I used to carry a backpack when traveling. Everywhere. I had decided that with the two laptops I used for demos (a Mac and a Windows machine, before the days of Intel Macs and virtual machines!), their chargers, hard drives for content and backup of presentations for the products I was training on, a single-shoulder [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Laptops and Gear, Reviews