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Sunscreen for your laptop

on Sunday, April 13th, 2014
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

If you use your laptop outdoors for work or recreation, you may find it’s impossible to see your screen on bright, sunny days.  Throw a Pixel Sunscreen V2.0 in your gear bag, and you’ll be able to work outdoors, no matter how sunny the day is.  It’s made of polyurethane-coated nylon and ripstop taffeta, andRead More…


Elgato announces their new Thunderbolt Dock

on Monday, April 7th, 2014
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

If, like my husband, you have a laptop that you plug into a monitor, connect to WiFi, and maybe attach a couple of USB peripherals, you’ll find connecting and disconnecting everything to be a pain.  At work, Butch plugs in a monitor, network, and a disk; when he needs to work from home, he onlyRead More…


Bypass your MacBook Air’s battery with the BatteryBox – and charge your tablet and phone, too

on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Most external batteries can charge up your phone or your tablet, but you’re out of luck with your laptop.  The BatteryBox is only 0.98″ x 2.63″ x 3.55″ and just under 9 ounces, but it packs 50Wh of energy – enough juice to power your MacBook with enough left over to charge your mobile device, too.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 ComforterRead More…


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…


Logitech Laptop Speaker Z305 Review

on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

My laptop is my home away from home. It serves as everything from office to stereo to audio game centre. Being totally blind, I truly care about how things sound. Sadly, as far as laptop designers are concerned, sound is at best an ill-considered afterthought. That may well be fine for many poor souls afflictedRead More…


Need a whiteboard? Use the back of your laptop with DrawTop!

By: Brett Cooper
on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, Laptops and Gear, News

I frequently use a whiteboard to convey a concept or have a dialogue with a client.  With whiteboads and whiteboard markers it is a good chance that they are not what you want them to be when you show up at someone’s office:  the whiteboard is blurry or stained and there is usually one redRead More…


Keep Your Laptop Safe with TechSafe

on Saturday, July 23rd, 2011
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

If you use your laptop in public a lot, you’d probably benefit from having a means to secure it against theft.  Griffin offers the universal TechSafe Cable Lock System that uses the laptop’s hinge as the attachment point, so it will work equally well with all laptops.  You slide the patented hardened steel LockBlade throughRead More…


BlueLounge SpaceStation Organizes Your Desk and Cools Your Laptop

on Wednesday, July 21st, 2010
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

The BlueLounge SpaceStation looks simple – that’s it in the front of the picture – but it performs many jobs.  The SpaceStation is wedge-shaped, so resting the back of a laptop on it results in a more comfortable keyboard angle, and it allows air to flow underneath to keep the laptop cool.  The top of the SpaceStationRead More…


Philips SPA5210B/27 Notebook SoundBar

on Monday, June 14th, 2010

If your laptop computer suffers from wimpy, weak speakers, check out the Philips SPA5210B/27 Notebook SoundBar.  No frequency range is specified for the SoundBar, but Philips says that it uses a Neodynium magnet system and has a Bass Reflex lower-end enhancement method.  The SoundBar is 11.6″ X 3.7″ X 2″, weighs 0.8 pounds, and comes with aRead More…


Logitech Comfort Lapdesk

on Monday, December 21st, 2009
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

If you like to sit in your comfy chair and surf  the internet with your laptop (watching TV is optional), the Logitech Comfort Lapdesk may make it even more enjoyable.  The Comfort Lapdesk has a soft “air mesh” fabric that is comfortable on your legs, and its heat-shielding design protects your lap – and your laptop – from overheating. Read More…