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ChargeSAFE – a MagSafe style connector for non-Apple laptops

on Monday, July 8th, 2013

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 pieceRead More…

The Stars – and the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga – came out for Sundance

on Thursday, January 24th, 2013
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

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 withRead More…


Julie’s Gadget Diary – Can a Samsung Chromebook replace my Macbook Air?

on Monday, November 19th, 2012

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. NowRead More…


Julie’s Gadget Diary – BookEndz Docks and USB Monitors

on Sunday, August 26th, 2012

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’tRead More…

Introducing the Lenovo IdeaPad U310 and U410 Ultrabooks (Sponsored Video)

on Thursday, August 9th, 2012
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

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 happyRead More…


Skooba Design Checkthrough Security Brief, Standard Review

By: James Goforth
on Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

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.Read More…


The Dell Ultrabook Challenge in San Francisco

on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

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 dueRead More…


ZunZun Computer Laptop Sun Visor Review

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Saturday, February 4th, 2012

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.  ForRead More…

side view, showing acute adjustment for laptop.

Crane Stand Pro Review

on Monday, January 9th, 2012

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.


Crimson Anti-Glare Screen Protector for MacBook Air Review

on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

  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 AirRead More…


Great Repair Site for Dell Laptop Owners

on Saturday, October 29th, 2011 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 partsRead More…


Dress your Macbook in a warm and cozy V_Neck Sleeve

on Thursday, October 20th, 2011
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

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 SleeveRead More…


Toshiba announces new laptop that displays glasses-free 3D and 2D content at the same time

on Tuesday, August 9th, 2011
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

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 windowRead More…


CoolerMaster NotePal Infinite EVO Laptop Cooler Review

on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

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 inRead More…


Logitech Speaker Lapdesk N550 Review

By: Don Zelazny
on Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

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 simplyRead More…

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Eguann 3D Laptop Skins Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Friday, January 21st, 2011

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.


StuckOff Justice League Laptop Sticker Review

on Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

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 hadRead More…

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3M Gold Privacy Filter Review

By: Anita Z
on Sunday, November 21st, 2010

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;Read More…


Edifier Offers Better Sound to Laptop Owners

on Sunday, October 24th, 2010

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 andRead More…


Why did my iPad Fail as a Laptop Replacement During my Vacation?

on Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

I just returned from a very nice vacation in Sanibel Island, Florida. If you’ve never visited, you should seriously consider it… trust me. I decided to conduct a little experiment and did not take along my trusty Macbook Pro. Instead, I made my iPad serve as my only computer traveling companion for the trip. I thoughtRead More…


Saddleback Leather Company Macbook Laptop Sleeve Review

on Monday, September 27th, 2010

Saddleback Leather Company offers a variety of rugged leather bags, suitcases, duffles, wallets and accessories that have earned the reputation of becoming heirloom quality items that your family will fight over after you’re dead. I don’t know if Macbook Pro laptops will be around at the time of my demise, but if they are, IRead More…


Toshiba Satellite L635 – A Kid-worthy Laptop

on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Toshiba and Best Buy have teamed up to create a full sized laptop just for kids ages 5-10. Besides featuring an Intel Celeron processor, 13.3-inch diagonal HD display, built-in DVD drive and Webcam, the L635 has a cleanable keyboard and a no-gloss Dura-cross textured finish that helps resist fingerprints. It also comes loaded with specialRead More…


elgato EyeTV Hybrid Review

on Monday, August 2nd, 2010

The elgato EyeTV Hybrid is a beautiful little USB 2.0 TV Tuner for Mac or Windows computers. It’s “hybrid” in that it will tune just about anything you’ve got: analog cable/tv, Digital/HDTV, and Clear QAM digital cable. It even has adapters so you can hook up a Composite or S-Video source (such as an analogRead More…


Whoopie Cushion or Laptop Desk?

on Thursday, July 15th, 2010
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

Designed by a chiropractor, the LapMate is a unique laptop desk that has a self-inflating mechanism. Just twist the valve on the side and it inflates to provide a soft platform to place your computer on your lap. When you’re finished, you just sit on the LapMate to deflate it (queue the passing gas noise).Read More…


AViiQ Announces Availability of Portable Laptop Stand

on Thursday, May 27th, 2010
Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News

The AViiQ Portable Laptop Stand provides an optimal ergonomic angle of 12 degrees. It is made from Hylite, a composite material comprised of aluminum sheets bonded to a polypropylene core. I’m not sure what the heck that is, the stand is very thin, stylish and folds down to 1/4” for extreme portability. It’s available nowRead More…