Several weeks ago I posted the first part of this article where I talked about how I would be using a Dell XPS 13 laptop instead of my 13" MacBook Pro with retina display and 13" MacBook Air for a week. To remind folks, I only use Macs at home. There are no Windows PCs to be [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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In an effort to cure a raging case of tech boredom, I've been trying some experiments to see if various gadgets have the ability to replace my 13" Macbook Air as my go to workhorse computer. I recently tried this with a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Android tablet to less than a stellar outcome. Now [...]

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If you read my gadget diary post from last week, you'll remember that I sent my 3yr old 27" iMac to Powermax to get credit for a future purchase. They've already received the computer, so I'm just waiting for them to complete the review process before they deposit the credit into my account. I don't [...]

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Rob (The Gadgeteer's server master) and I have been chatting back and forth about new laptops. His older Macbook wouldn't upgrade to Mountain Lion, so he decided it was time to upgrade. This time around he decided to go with a Windows laptop to save some cash. That got me thinking... Could I be happy [...]

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I am a big fan of laptop/gear bags, and I'm always searching for a bag that not only will protect my equipment from everyday bumps, but also hold everything that I like to carry with me.  I was very happy when Julie was kind enough to assign me the Checkthrough Security Brief by Skooba Design. [...]

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I hate lugging around my work laptop because it is bulky and weighs too much. That's why my personal laptop is a 13" Macbook Air. I like thin and light. Those of you that prefer the Windows OS and are interested in an ultra portable computer should consider the Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook. It's due [...]

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ZunZun is a Dutch company that has a great idea.  They make sun visor shades for computer laptops 10.5" and 15.6" and even GPS units. These shades are essentially flexible hoods that attach via elastic bands around your computer to shade the screen so you can see it and still type on your keyboard.  For [...]

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Sometimes, however, you get to a location where there just isn't a good place to lay out your gear in any semblance of an order that will enhance your task at hand. Other times, you have so many different pieces of gear to use that there's no way to reach anything, if you don't have some sort of stacking system. Enter Crane Stand company, and their Crane Stand Pro.

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  Last month I did a review of the Crimson Frame Case for the iPhone 4. While I thought their aluminum case was too boxy and utilitarian, I loved the iPhone 4 screen protectors that Crimson included with the case. So much so, I wanted to see if their screen protectors for the MacBook Air [...]

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pplogo2010 is a family owned business that was started back in 2002. They have a shop in Austin, TX and a web site that specializes in Dell laptop repair and parts replacement supplies. You can send them your laptop for repair, or if you are a DIY kinda of person, you can purchase the parts [...]

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We dress ourselves. We dress our kids. Those of us who are a little on the kooky side even dress our pets... So it shouldn't be that unusual to dress our iPads and Macbooks too right? Computer Apparel is now offering the V_Neck Sleeve for iPads and 13", 15" and 17" Macbooks. The V_Neck Sleeve [...]

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Using auto-stereoscopic display technology, the new Toshiba Qosmio F755 3D laptop will be the first laptop on the market that is able to display glasses-free 3D and 2D content at the same time on the same screen. Users will have the option to watch 3D content in full-screen or condense it into a smaller window [...]

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I've always wondered if a reason that I've gone through 3 laptops in the past five years might be because they're running too hot.  For the most part I use a laptop as a desktop replacement and rarely take it on the road.  It either sits on the kitchen counter or on a desk in [...]

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Do you like to sit comfortably on your couch and rock out to some good music while you check out on your laptop? Anyway, if you have trouble jamming to the wimpy speakers installed on most laptops then the Logitech Speaker Lapdesk N550 may be just what you need. This handy little device simply [...]

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Eguann offers something rather unique for your laptop- 3D skins featuring a pattern carved into a scratch-proof, water-resistant rubbery skin! There are several plain and patterned options, many with a military theme. I asked for what looked like a black random pattern and a red 'dot' pattern that reminded me of LEGO. They arrived in [...]

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I am a hardcore Superman fan. Over my life, I have seen (almost) every show, movie, and cartoon Superman has ever been in; from the original shows from the 1950's to Smallville. This includes nearly every Justice League show as well. When I saw this Justice League sticker for MacBooks on I just had [...]

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Do you love sipping lattes at a coffee shop while writing the next best-selling thriller, crunching numbers, or surfing TMZ while looking like you are doing something more important? In a public place your screen is not always your private space. This can especially be of concern when working with confidential information.  Lets face it; [...]

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Laptop speakers aren't typically known for sounding all that great. You could always add a pair of big boxy speakers that plugin to headphone jacks... If that doesn't appeal to you, Edifier is offering a more elegant solution with their USB Soundbar Speaker. It features magnetically shielded drivers, efficient bass-reflex design, two 3-inch woofers and [...]

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