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Wireless Garden StashCard

on Friday, February 10th, 2006
Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous

I don’t know about you, but the PCMCIA slot on my laptop is the last place I would ever think of to hide anything, so I guess that it makes sense this there is now a product which utilizes this easily overlooked area. Wireless Garden has introduced the StashCard, billed as "a secret drawer for Read More…

The Ball Bluetooth Wireless Trackball

on Thursday, January 19th, 2006
Posted in: Wireless

I have reviewed four different Bluetooth mice in the last couple of years. First there was Bluetake’s BT500. Next it was the Mouse BT from MacMice, then ThinkOutside’s Stowaway Travel Mouse and finally Bluetake’s BT510. At the end of each of my reviews I always had the same complaint regarding the fact that there wasn’t Read More…

Saitek Audio A-250 Wireless 2.1 Speaker System

on Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

The house that we live in was built in 1928, but it had a major remodel in 1995. One of the many selling points when I purchased it in 1997 was the built-in stereo speaker system throughout, which was controlled by a multi-knobbed box which was attached to the wall by a bundle of cables. Read More…

DocuPen R700 Handheld Scanner

on Monday, January 2nd, 2006

Being able to scan documents, magazine articles or pages from books is easy when you’re in the office with a flatbed scanner nearby. But doing that same action when you’re at a bookstore or library isn’t all that simple unless you plan to carry your laptop and a big flatbed scanner with you. The folks Read More…

USB Geek Drumming Santa

on Monday, December 5th, 2005

It’s not often that a product brings out the total Scrooge in me, but somehow or another this one certainly did. Perhaps it was the incessant noise produced when going to this product’s webpage, or perhaps it was because the noise actually produced by this USB driven toy was even worse in person…I don’t know. Read More…

Plasticsmith’s Mac mini Stands

on Monday, December 5th, 2005
Posted in: Computer Gear

If you are an Apple Mac mini owner, you already know that you have one of the smallest, quietest, and coolest desktop computers available on the market today. I really love mine! But the first thing that I realized after unpacking and setting it up was that I really didn’t want to set it beside Read More…

BuddhaPad Mouse Pad

on Monday, December 5th, 2005

"Rub Buddha’s belly for good luck," haven’t we all heard that before? Well now a mouse pad is out that takes that old saying literally. Billed as "The only mouse pad to generate good fortune every time you use it," the BuddhaPad is set to "make good things happen." How does it work? Well, on Read More…

I.R.I.S. IRISPen Express Text Recognition Pen Scanner

on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

There have been so many times that I have needed to transpose written text from a document in hand to a document on my computer. When it is an entire document, such as a lease on which I am changing terms before returning, I’ll generally scan the entire document into Word using my desktop scanner/printer Read More…

USB Geek Wireless Optical Liquid Mouse

on Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

Some days it seems as if my desktop is lit up like a veritable Christmas Tree, and I don’t see it getting any better anytime soon. I have green LEDs glowing for my desktop speakers, wireless mouse, PPC-6700 cradle and wireless router. Blue LEDs glow from my external hard drive, iPod charger / card reader Read More…

Jetart Technology ThermoEye Instant Temperature Detector

on Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

Today I am going to take a look a the Jetart Technology ThermoEye, a device with dual temperature sensors, which can be used to monitor the temperature of two separate locations – or two separate devices.   Included in the packaging are the ThermoEye device, a CR2032 battery, a dual sensor cable, a Velcro mounting Read More…

USB Geek USB Optical Car Mouse

on Monday, September 19th, 2005
Posted in: Computer Gear

When I was a kid, I could spend hours with my brother and his extensive collection of Matchbox cars. Mark had every cool racer from a 70s model Corvette to a tricked-out GTO. He had military jeeps, fire trucks and police cars, the gas station play set and a case that opened into a car Read More…

StealthSurfer II

on Tuesday, July 12th, 2005

I really find it disturbing that even if you are completely fastidious about purging temporary files, personal information can still be harvested from a computer’s hard drive. What  if you are on vacation and happen to use an internet cafe’s computer? Or what if you are a student using a PC in one of your Read More…

Ideative easySD Card

on Friday, June 10th, 2005

Product Requirements: Device: Any device that can accommodate an SD card, or any USB port Ideative Inc., the company that brought us the FlexUSB doo-hickey, are now offering 128mb SD cards. These aren’t ordinary SD cards though… These cards have a built in USB connector, alleviating the need for a separate flash card reader. While Read More…

Bluetake BT510 Bluetooth Mouse Review

on Thursday, May 26th, 2005

Product Requirements: Device: Windows XP,2000,ME,98SE Mac OS X 10.2.6 or higher After reviewing the Logitech MX1000 Laser Cordless mouse about 8 months ago, I happily retired my run of the mill wired mouse to a drawer. I really love the MX1000, but I’m not so enamored that I won’t try something new when it comes Read More…

USB Optical Mouse – With Floating Homer J. Simpson Review

on Thursday, May 19th, 2005

Product Requirements: A free USB port Summer is officially here and with it comes the seasonal malaise of knowing that kids everywhere are off from school…while we, the adults of the world are still stuck at work. I won’t get into the unfairness of it all in this review, but I am happy to tell Read More…

Sprinters Fireworks 7 Port USB 2.0 Hub Review

on Friday, March 25th, 2005

  Ok, this is for all of you hax0rs, modders and gamers out there that love flashing LEDs. I’m going to start by saying that I’m not into all the blinky lights. They kind of get on my nerves. Does that make me old? ;o) Oh well… If you are not old, or do like Read More…

Pressure Drop PaperHub Review

on Friday, March 25th, 2005

  It is easy to overlook everyday objects as ho-hum necessities. One such object that we probably never give a second thought to, is the paper tray or in/out box as it used to be called. Most of us have either seen a paper tray or have one on our desks at work and home. Read More…

CORDination Station PRO Series 1 Review

on Monday, January 24th, 2005

It is a known fact that home office floors are the perfect environment for spaghetti breeding grounds. Not Italian spaghetti, but cable spaghetti! Just look under your desk and you’ll see exactly what I mean. Need a real example? Then check out these pictures of just a few of the items that I have in Read More…

A4 Tech NB30 Battery Free Wireless Optical Mouse Review

on Monday, January 17th, 2005
Posted in: Computer Gear

Product Requirements: Windows Me/2000/XP/2003, USB Port, IBM or Compatible Systems, Mac, a non-metal desk Not too long ago, I got my first rechargeable wireless mouse. I absolutely love the thing, but I have to admit that there have been several times where I have forgotten to put in in its holster at night to charge. Read More…

ThinkOutside Stowaway Bluetooth Travel Mouse Review

on Tuesday, December 28th, 2004

Product Requirements: Device: Bluetooth enabled Pocket PCs running Windows Mobile 2003, Windows XP Bluetooth enabled computers/notebooks, Mac OS X Bluetooth enabled computers/notebooks The generic name given to a Windows Mobile enabled PDA is Pocket PC. This name really fits the description when you happen to have a Bluetooth PPC and ThinkOutside’s Stowaway Bluetooth Travel Mouse. Read More…

Panram Cat BAR USB Flash Drive Review

on Tuesday, December 7th, 2004

Product Requirements: Device: Windows ME/2000/XP (98SE with driver), Mac OS 9.0 or higher, Linux 2.4 or higher Everyone and their uncle seems to have a USB drive these days. You see them dangling from key chains, lanyards or popped from pockets when the opportunity presents itself. Most USB drives on the market tend to be Read More…

USB Optical Liquid Mouse – with Floating Santa Review

on Monday, November 29th, 2004
Posted in: Computer Gear

Product Requirements: A free USB port In keeping with the Holiday Season, I have found yet another way to spread some Holiday cheer without calling too much attention to your workspace. This USB Optical Liquid Mouse with Floating Santa is a great replacement for your usual mouse that includes a liquid filled area in it’s Read More…

Logitech MX1000 Laser Cordless Mouse Review

on Monday, October 18th, 2004

Product Requirements: Device: Windows XP or Mac OS X computers with a free USB or PS/2 port Having recently reviewed two different wireless mice, I quickly came to the conclusion that I’m so over old fashioned wired mice. The two products that I reviewed were both Bluetooth mice. The Bluetake BT500 and the MacMice BT Read More…

ASUS WL-330 Pocket Access Point

on Tuesday, September 28th, 2004

Product Requirements: Device: Microsoft Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP An Ethernet (10Base-T or 100Base-TX) adapter for wired client A least one 802.11b (11Mbps) or 802.11g (54Mbps) wireless adapter for wireless mobile client An installed TCP/IP and Internet browser   I’ve been a big fan of ASUS products for a long while now. In fact, I have built two Read More…

USB Mini Vacuum Review

on Friday, September 24th, 2004

Product Requirements: An available USB port Does your desk seem to accumulate an ungodly amount of dust? Mine certainly does. I am not exactly sure what the true culprit is, but I suspect it is a combination of pet hair (from the two dachshunds that share the office with Steve, Sarah and me), West Texas Read More…