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Pawtec UltraSlim External USB 3.0 Slot-Loading BDXL 3D Blu-Ray Writer review

on Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Got that sleek new laptop that’s missing an optical drive?  Or maybe you just need to add Blu-ray writing?  The Pawtec UltraSlim External USB 3.0 Slot-Loading BDXL 3D Blu-Ray Writer may be just the thing you need.


NewerTech miniStack MAX 2.0TB 7200RPM “Quad Interface” Storage Solution review

on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews

Back in May, I posted a news item about the Newer Technology miniStack MAX.  As I said in that post, the miniStack MAX is “an external drive, SD card reader, one charging-only USB-A port, 2 USB 3.0 A ports, one USB 3.0 B port, eSATA port, 2 Firewire 800 ports, and an optical drive withRead More…


NewerTechnology’s miniStack Max four-in-one storage, data access, and connectivity solution

on Monday, May 6th, 2013
Posted in: Computer Gear, News

Man, I wish I hadn’t recently bought the Apple USB SuperDrive for my Mac mini.  In this “I coulda had a V-8″ moment, I realize I could have added an external drive, SD card reader, one charging-only USB-A port, 2 USB 3.0 A ports, one USB 3.0 B port, eSATA port, 2 Firewire 800 ports,Read More…


Kanex XD – Fullscreen HD Games and Blu Ray on the iMac

on Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Until the time the iMacs start sporting an HDMI input, the Kanex XD is one of the easiest plug and play conversion solutions for using the 27″ iMac as a display for HD gaming systems and Blu-Ray playback.  It features a single HDMI input and a Mini DisplayPort out.  Simply connect your HDMI-enabled source ofRead More…


Upgrade Your Blu-Ray Experience – Sony BDP-S770

By: Griffin Peyton
on Thursday, January 28th, 2010

While the rest of the world is busy drooling over the newest edition to the Cupertino family (see previous posts from Julie and Andy), there are, in fact, other interesting additions to our beloved world of gadgetry.  Case in point: the BDP-S770 Blu-Ray player from Sony. This isn’t your grandma’s Blu-Ray player, boasting a bevyRead More…


Samsung adds YouTube to its Blu-ray players

on Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

From today all new Samsung Blu-ray players will include the YouTube feature as standard and will also now support MKV file formats. Existing owners of Samsung Blu-ray players will be able to upgrade their device with both features via a firmware update from Customers can simply update their Samsung Blu-ray player by visiting,Read More…


HP Pavilion dv2 Wrap Up

on Sunday, July 26th, 2009

I’ve been using the HP Pavilion dv2 laptop off and on for about a month now. As it tends to go with most gadgets that pass through my hands, there are things that I really like about this device and then there are some things that cause me disappointment.


The HP Pavilion dv2 is a HOT notebook

on Friday, June 19th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

I’m a few days into my Mac vacation and so far I’ve only broke the rules once… I used my Mac / Photoshop to work up the images in this article. Gimp is nice, but I’ve been unable to figure out how to save jpgs at lower resolutions while having them still look crisp. OtherRead More…


The HP Pavilion dv2 – A vacation from my Macs

on Tuesday, June 16th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Ok friends, it’s honesty time. I have a secret to let you all in on and it’s a kinda big and I’m more than  a little ashamed to admit it. But I feel safe with you guys, so here goes… I’ve been pretty much all Mac all the time since July, 2005. I made theRead More…


Panasonic gives you Blu-Ray to go

on Monday, June 1st, 2009

Panasonic has just announced the first standalone portable Blu-Ray player. The DMP-B15 has been designed to provide the ultimate High Definition Blu-ray experience for those on the go. It features a high quality 8.9-inch WSVGA LCD screen and includes Panasonic’s VIERA CAST™ Internet accessibility and BD Live functionality, as well as a SD Memory CardRead More…


Insignia Blu-ray DVD Player (NS-2BRDVD) Review

on Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

I was one of those people that picked the wrong side in the hi-def DVD format wars. I purchased an HD DVD player add-on for my XBox 360. Of course only a few months after I did, the war was over, Blu-ray won and NetFlix sent me a Dear Julie letter letting me know thatRead More…