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CINQ adds more screen real estate to your laptop without needing any table top space

on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

We’ve told you about USB monitors before, but the CINQ includes a special clip that allows you to mount the 10.1 inch 720p monitor right to the side of your laptop’s display. The monitor is compatible with PCs and Macs and has a max resolution of 1280 x 720. It features a matte / anti-glare coating, Read More…

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Cooler Master Comforter Air review

on Friday, September 13th, 2013

Come on, you know you have felt it if you own a laptop. You’ve felt it in bed or on the couch maybe even when traveling. Admit it, you have felt the heat on your lap coming from your laptop computer.  It can be more than discomforting – it can down right burn. The Comforter Read More…

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Brenthaven BX2 Sleeve for 11″ MacBook Air review

on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

I have a couple of different bags that I use as my laptop bag.  One of them has a built-in, cushioned, zippered sleeve to hold my MacBook Air; my laptop is safe from scratches in there.  The other bag only has a laptop “divider” panel that’s open at the bottom and top, and my laptop Read More…

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I am Iron Man (gaming mouse)

on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

I’m not a gamer, so I’m not usually interested in gaming mice with their extra features and extra cost.  I might make an exception for this E-BLUE MARVEL IRON MAN 3 Edition USB Gaming Mouse from Brando.  This optical mouse seems to be corded, although most of the images manage to blur out or erase where Read More…

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CURB your over-heating laptop

on Friday, September 6th, 2013
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

If you have a laptop that tends to run hot, you’ve probably tried various ways to keep it cool.  While there are laptop stands out there with fans and other features that promise to keep the laptop cool, the simplest thing to do is simply make sure no vents are blocked and to get some Read More…

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Reduce the risk of repetitive stress injuries with this mouse pen

on Friday, September 6th, 2013

Information for the Penclic Mouse B2 says that using this pen-like mouse will “counteract static tensions in your arms, shoulders, and neck”  that you experience while using a traditional mouse.  With the Penclic Mouse B2, you rest your arm on the desktop and use the mouse just as you would use a pen so you Read More…

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Logitech introduces Ultrathin Touch Mouse

on Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Windows users who may have looked longingly at Apple’s Magic Mouse, can now have a mouse that is just as sleek and offers a couple other features that the Magic Mouse does not. The Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse has a smooth touch surface that is created by an invisible coating that helps you navigate your Read More…

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PNY introduces StorEDGE flash memory expansion modules for the Apple Macbook

on Monday, August 26th, 2013
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

The PNY StorEDGE is a flash memory card that fits in the SDXC slot of the 13-inch MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Pro with Retina display and provides extra storage without the extra weight or bulk of a traditional USB hard drive or even USB thumb drive. Unlike other solutions that you plug in, Read More…

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Alesya Bags Black by Popular Demand laptop bag for women

on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Women use the same gadgets as men, but some of us want a different type of gear bag to carry them in.  Typical unisex bags tend to skew “more manly”, and they often have a look that announces “expensive gear inside”.  Women may want a bag that looks more like a handbag to blend in Read More…

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Keep your Windows PC running at top condition with Jumpshot

on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

It’s a fact of life that PCs are vulnerable to malicious programs that can be picked up from simply visiting a seemingly harmless website or by opening an email.  There’s also usually a bunch unwanted programs that manufacturers seem to load up on their computers that waste your valuable disk space.  Both of these problems Read More…

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AOC’s latest USB monitor offers faster performance in a thinner package

on Sunday, August 4th, 2013

When I downsized from a 27″ iMac to a 13″ Macbook Air for my main computer, It felt liberating being able to carry around my computer anywhere I needed to go. But giving up a huge display for one much smaller did take some adjustment. When I’m couch surfing, I don’t really mind the smaller Read More…

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Why use a giant bag for a tiny laptop?

on Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

I have an 11″ MacBook Air, and it irks me to no end that most laptop bags that are supposedly designed for this tiny laptop will disclose in the fine print that they will accommodate up to a 15″ laptop.  I don’t want my Air floating around in a giant, heavy bag.  I don’t even Read More…

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Protect your health with the DefenderPad Laptop Radiation Shield

on Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Anyone who’s sat working with a laptop computer on their legs for any length of time realized how much heat they put out.  The heat can cause permanent damage and discoloration to the skin on your legs, and it can even adversely affect male fertility.  It’s not just heat you have to worry about, though. Read More…

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ChargeSAFE – a MagSafe style connector for non-Apple laptops

on Monday, July 8th, 2013

Are a PC laptop owner who has been jealous of the MagSafe magnetic power connectors built into Apple Macbooks? The ChargeSAFE break-away laptop power connector might be the solution for you… if you own an HP, Dell, Alienware, IBM Thinkpad, Lenovo, Toshiba, ASUS, MSI, Gateway, Fujitsu or Sony laptop. The ChargeSAFE is a two piece Read More…

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Ditch batteries forever with the NX-ECO Battery-Free Wireless Notebook Mouse by Genius

on Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

The Genius NX-ECO is a 2.4GHz wireless mouse that doesn’t have a “battery” inside. At least not the typical type of battery that we’re all familiar with. It has a built-in gold capacitor which fully recharges in just three minutes using the included micro USB charging cable. The cable stores inside the mouse when not Read More…

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Waterfield cases and bags for the newest MacBook Airs

on Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Have you ordered one of the newly announced MacBook Airs with upgraded CPUs, WiFi, and battery life?  You know that new gadgets require new cases and covers, and Waterfield wants you to know that they have just what you need to protect and carry your new Air.  They have a line of cases, sleeves, and Read More…

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Keep the power cord connected to your Mac laptop with the MagStay MS-01

on Monday, May 13th, 2013
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

The purpose of a MagSafe connector is to have the power cable disconnect without pulling your laptop off the table should something snag the cable, but the MagStay MS-01 offers you a way to keep the cable firmly connected to your laptop if that feature bothers you.  The MagStay Power Connection Lock for MagSafe 2 accessory Read More…

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WaterField Design HardCase review

on Monday, April 29th, 2013

Not often do manufacturers design a laptop bag with one specific brand or even model in mind. I am not talking about a form-fitted case or sleeve, but an actual bag created and/or named to hold a certain device. But the folks at WaterField Designs have done just that; the HardCase is aimed specifically at Apple’s 13″ Read More…

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New On-Bike bags from Timbuk2 make your commute easier

on Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Spring is coming, and you may be thinking of starting to ride your bike to work or school.  Timbuk2 has three new on-bike bags to make carrying your gear easier.  First up is the Basket Cycling Case (marked 1. in the image), which works as a “basket” with a variety of front bike baskets and flat-bed bike Read More…

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Turn your MacBook Air into a desktop computer with the LandingZone dock

on Monday, March 18th, 2013
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

I love my 11″ MacBook Air, and it’s great to travel with.  It’s great to use at home, too, but sometimes I do wish for a bigger screen when I’m editing photos for my reviews or for a couple extra USB ports.  The docking stations from LandingZone give the Airs some features Apple didn’t.  Depending Read More…

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Genius Pen Mouse review

on Monday, March 18th, 2013

Have you ever used a pointing device that wasn’t a mouse?  I’ve used a trackball and touchpad, but they didn’t make me change from my mouse.  When I discovered the Pen Mouse by Genius, I figured it was worth a try, especially since I have been experiencing some wrist pain using the mouse.  Who knows, maybe Read More…

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Google introduces the Chromebook Pixel

on Monday, February 25th, 2013
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

Google has released its Chromebook Pixel, which looks like the nicest in the Chromebook series yet! It has a 12.85″ display with a 3:2 aspect ratio and super high pixel density – about 239 pixels/inch. They say this is more than the average 118 pixel/inch on other leading laptops, which will give us an ultra Read More…

The Stars – and the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga – came out for Sundance

on Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

This post brought to you by Lenovo. All opinions are 100% mine. For decades, celebrities and Hollywood stars have flocked to Utah in January to see (and be seen) the selection of films featured at the Sundance Film Festival. This year’s Festival just ended a few days ago, and as expected, it was crowded with Read More…

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Greene + Gray Tribal 11″ MacBook Air Sleeve review

on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

I have an 11″ MacBook Air laptop, and I love that it’s tiny enough to carry it most anywhere I go.  What I don’t love is the possibility of scratching my shiny aluminum laptop, so I need a sleeve to protect my MBA while it’s being carried in another bag.  I’ve found, once I read Read More…

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iHome 13″ Smart Sleeve for Mac review

on Monday, January 14th, 2013

We Gadgeteers haul our tech everywhere. Sometimes, we just need a few things, sometimes we need a lot. Sometimes we need to look presentable and business-like, sometimes it’s OK to look like we’re packing for a trip into a war zone or the wilderness. The 13″ Smart Sleeve for Mac from iHome is for those Read More…