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The tablet wars heat up: the ASUS Vivo Tab Note 8

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

I never get tired of tiny Windows machines.  I’ve owned everything from the OQO to the Fujitsu UH100 to the Viliv N5 to the Dell Venue Pro 8.  Now ASUS has tossed its large hat into the 8″ Windows tablet right with its new offering, the Vivo Tab Note 8.  Available in 32 and 64 Read More…

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Seatback mount for planes, trains, and buses

on Monday, April 21st, 2014

I’ve seen tray-top stands to hold your mobile devices during flights, but they always seemed a little dangerous to me.  Because they weren’t tied down in any way, it seemed that your mobile device could go flying in case of turbulence.  The cradle of the Skyview Seatback Mount for Mobile Devices holds mobile smart phones, tablets, Read More…

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This backup battery will let you use a USB keyboard with your tablet

on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

The EneBRICK from Cerevo packs a lot of function into a 4.9″ X 2.5″ X 0.9″ package.  It has a 6000mAh internal battery, and it has two USB ports for charging your mobile devices.  It also pulls open to expose a stand for your smart phone or tablet; it comes with adjusters that allow it Read More…

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Vaja Cases Small Messenger Bag for iPad mini and 7″ tablets review

on Thursday, March 27th, 2014

The iPad mini is small enough that I can take it anywhere I go.  My mini with Retina display fits inside some of my everyday carry bags, but not all of them.  When I’m carrying one of my smaller bags and want to take my mini along, I have to make a decision:  do I Read More…

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This universal tablet pad improves your tablet’s sound

on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

When you’re watching videos, it’s nice to have a stand to hold your tablet so you don’t have to.  The BiONN SoundPad universal tablet stand has 2.5W stereo speakers embedded in the front legs for better sound than your tablet can produce on its own.  The stand works with iOS, Windows, and Android tablets; it Read More…

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Microsoft Surface Power Cover finally…uh…surfaces!

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Fans of Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet, your wait is over!  Boost that Haswell goodness’ battery life a further 70% with the Surface Power Cover.  This keyboard boasts touch-typable keys that folds back out of the way when you want to use your Surface Pro as a tablet, disabling the keys or can be closed up Read More…

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It may not give you direction, but the Compass 2 can hold your iPad while you search

on Monday, March 17th, 2014

I am a big iPad user. It is my main device for writing. So, when I updated to a new iPad Air, I found myself looking for new accessories to use with it. I was especially looking for a new mobile stand. In my search I happened across the Compass 2 from a company called Read More…

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Now keep your phone and your tablet above it all with this acrylic stand

on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Last year we told you about the acrylic Touch Base for Smartphones from newPCgadgets to keep your phone elevated and safe on your desk.  This year, newPCgadgets is offering a new version of this stand that works for both phones and tablets.  They call it the Apple Store Acrylic Base, but it should work for Read More…

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Sumvision Cyclone Voyager 2 Android tablet review

on Monday, December 9th, 2013

I’m a recent “convert” from iOS to Android.  After owning first-and second-generation iPads, along with the iPhone 3GS and 4S, I decided to move over to Android, since those devices had more interesting features and naturally integrated with all the Google apps that I used.  With more features coming out in Android OS updates, I’ve Read More…

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MiniSuit BluBoard Bluetooth keyboard for iOS, Kindle, Android, Blackberry review

on Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Several months ago, a friend of mine gave me a challenge.  It was to write a page a day, any format I wanted, as long as I was writing roughly 700 words daily.  While by no means did I ever consistently meet that goal, it did kickstart the writing bug in me again. I primarily Read More…

Working where you want is very freeing - what true the promise of tablet computing.

Flote m2 Tablet Floor Stand review

on Monday, November 25th, 2013

The tablet stand is a totally new market, yet another that has sprung into being since the advent of the iPad and similar tablets in 2010. Two years ago, when you searched for iPad stand, or tablet stand, you got a few custom-built device holders, crafted in wood or acrylic, and most were more concerned Read More…

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Strotter Platforma iPad Case review

on Friday, November 8th, 2013

I have a confession to make.  I’m obsessed with iPad bags.  Since I purchased my iPad 2, I’ve been looking for the perfect bag or bags to carry it.  Strotter is feeding my obsession with their Platforma bag for the iPad and other tablets.  You know what they say: “you can never be too rich Read More…

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Keizus Quadropod review

on Monday, November 4th, 2013

Holding onto our devices during use can be a hassle. Be it a smartphone, tablet, phablet, iPod touch, or anything else, if you want to prop it up to use it to take a photo, watch a video, or have a video chat, an adjustable stand is something that’s going to come in  handy. Several Read More…

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GripBase Podium review

on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Anyone who has used an iPad or other tablet while standing, walking around, or speaking to a group, without the ability to rest it on something solid, has known the pain that juggling these tools can bring. Since it is a two-handed device, holding with one and manipulating with the other means you’ve got to Read More…

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Add a different dimension to family game night with DICE+

on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Have you ever had a game board that was useless because you lost the playing pieces or the dice?  You can always buy new dice, but you can’t necessarily get new game pieces.  Why not just replace it with a suite of games for your tablet and a Bluetooth dice?  DICE+ is a universal board Read More…

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Hold your tablet with TwoHands II

on Monday, October 21st, 2013

Felix came onto the scene with the MonkeyOh tablet holder, which looked as if a monkey was holding your tablet for you.  It was cute and functional, but it didn’t really fold up nicely to take along in your gear bag.  The TwoHands  holders do; they look a little bit like a giant clothes pin. Read More…

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Sensu Solo paintbrush stylus review

on Friday, October 18th, 2013

I opened my mailbox the other day to find the Sensu Solo paintbrush stylus waiting for me. Sensu isn’t new to the stylus scene, they have been offering what I consider the most realistic feeling paintbrush stylus for over a year. See my review of the Sensu Artist Brush in the related links below. The Read More…

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Booq Viper Courier 13 review

on Friday, October 11th, 2013

Ah, gadget lovers and their gear. Hauling around our stuff used to be such a hassle.  Today, it’s all about carrying multiple screens rather than a single screen and power adapter. Most of us carry a smartphone, as well as a tablet or phablet, and maybe a laptop. To accommodate the changes wrought by the Read More…

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This Victorinox knife block also serves as a tablet stand

on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

There are a lot of cooking apps and videos available for tablets.  You can watch videos as you cook to learn new techniques or follow a recipe in your virtual recipe box, but whatever you’re doing on a tablet in the kitchen, you’ll need a stand to keep it safe and viewable.  There are countless Read More…

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Minisuit Nexus 7 (2013) Keyboard Case review

on Monday, October 7th, 2013

During my vacation planning this year, I decided that I was going to leave my 13in Macbook Air laptop at home and only take my Nexus 7 2013 Android tablet. I figured it was a good way to keep me from wanting to do real work while I was supposed to be relaxing on Sanibel Read More…

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Tablet atop a tripod – my screen’s bigger than your screen

By: Leah Hallett
on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

AllPuter.com is offering the Tablet / iPad Holder / Mount w/ Adapter Ready for Camera Tripod that transforms your tablet into a tripod-mounted camera with an extra-large viewing screen.  Taking photos of family and friends from a tripod inevitably leads to a small crowd of eyeballs glaring down on the tiny camera LCD screen to review the pictures; everyone wants to check Read More…

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Ematic launches the EGP008 Android tablet for $130

on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Ematic is a leader in “value tablets”, and they have just released the EGP008, an HD Pro Series 8” tablet with Android 4.1 (“Jelly Bean”) and Google Play.  The tablet has a 1.6GHz dual core processor and dedicated quad core GPU, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of memory (expandable with up to 32GB more with the microSD slot, Read More…

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iProp Universal Tablet Stand review

on Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Don’t be fooled by the “i” in the name, the iProp Universal Tablet Stand  (not to be confused with the other iProp iPad floor stand reviewed by Julie) is a universal tablet/smartphone stand, which my Kindle Fire has been nestled in for a few weeks now.  It is advertised to be a self-adjusting stand that reduces neck Read More…

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Amped Wireless TAN1 High Power Wi-Fi Adapter for Windows 8 review

on Saturday, June 29th, 2013

The TAN1 High Power Wi-Fi Adapter for Windows 8 from Amped Wireless is a USB 2.0 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi adapter that uses high-power transmission amplifiers and high-gain antennas to boost wireless range of Windows 8 devices. I tested it out on my aging Acer Netbook to see how it stacked up against typical low-end, built-in Read More…

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This may be the most beautiful iPad bag ever designed for women

on Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

The Brahmin “Theo-Melbourne” iPad Crossbody Bag is the most beautiful iPad accessory I’ve seen.  The bag is made of crocodile-embossed leather, and it has two exterior pockets (one open and one flap-covered).  Inside the front section are organizer pockets for your phone, cards, and pens, a zippered divider pocket, and room for more of your Read More…