Netbook

The newest generation of the 10" eCAFE netbooks from Hercules are very thin and light, but they aren't light on features.  Both the Slim HD and the EX HD can playback 720p HD video, and both allow you to surf, check email, shop, and more.  They have 10" screens, 3 USB ports, an Ethernet port… Read More

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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

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Cakewalk's V-Studio 20 is an all-in-one recording device for guitarists and singer-songwriters who want a simple way to make music with incredible tones. It's one of the first music production products for Netbooks, the V-Studio 20 offers a user interface optimized for the Netbook screen (1024 x 600 display) and runs seamlessly with lower CPU… Read More

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Ok.  Anyone who has read the Gadgeteer knows that I love laptop bags.  I have no idea why…some people collect stamps… I collect laptop bags.   I have two sizes of computers… my large Dell and my 10.2 inch Acer Aspire One Netbook.    I’m a writer so I lug my laptops around with me everywhere and… Read More

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With everything that is out there on the market for laptop protection, you almost can’t beat SLAPPA laptop sleeves.   I’m a serious laptop bag/laptop sleeve person.  It’s not that I can’t get enough protection for my devices, I just dig sleeves and bags.  The protection from scratches, bumps, chips, dirt and spilled things doesn’t hurt… Read More

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The Averatec N1200 is the latest and (touted as) thinnest netbook out there. It’s thin but it’s not the lightest.  At 2.2lbs, it matches the weight of Acer’s Aspire netbook.  But it is thin.  I measures at less than 1 inch thick and you can get up to six hours of battery life using the… Read More

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The Mirus Schoolmate Convertible is a netbook with an 8.9" LCD screen (1024 X 600 resolution) that can also be used as a tablet.  The Schoolmate Convertible has 1 GB of memory, a 60 GB PATA disk, 802.11 b/g/n wireless, an Intel Atom processor, and runs Windows XP.  It comes with speakers and built-in microphone and… Read More

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Posted in: Laptops and Gear, News, Wireless

I get quite a few emails every week asking for advice on which laptop to purchase, what mobile phone to buy, help with picking a gear bag, etc. Unfortunately, I don't always have time to offer advice or I don't have enough knowledge on the subject to answer the question in the first place. As… Read More

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Netbooks have become extremely popular due to their affordable price and small size which makes them wonderful travel companions. But can a netbook make a great learning tool for kids? If it is the Intel-Powered Convertible classmate PC it can. The classmate PC isn't just a regular netbook. It's also a touch screen tablet computer… Read More

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Posted in: Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables

Timbuk2's new Freestyle Messenger bag is a scaled down version of their laptop messenger bag that I've been carrying for over a year now. It looks like a perfect gear bag for your netbook, Kindle, nook or Sony Touch eBook reader. I really like Timbuk2's bags and the price seems reasonable at $65… Read More

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If you are looking for a way to mount your netbook to surfaces in your home or car, Aileron Designs has introduced an extensive line of hard shell, netbook computer cases and mounting systems. The Minimount case for netbooks is an all-aluminum hard shell enclosure with a quick connect mounting feature. The cases are available… Read More

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We've seen hard cases for Macbooks for years, but now that netbooks have exploded in popularity, it's their turn. Hard Candy Cases are easy to snap on polycarbonate shells that protect your netbook from every day bumps and scratches. That have a unique bubble texture and are available in several colors for ACER, ASUS and… Read More

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Skooba's new Netbook Neo Sleeve is a form-fitting, padded neoprene zippered case that protects your 10 inch netbook from everyday abuse such as bumps and scratches. You can carry the Neo by itself with the included shoulder strap or inside another larger gear bag. There's even a zipper compartment on the front that provides space… Read More

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Introducing The Litl WebBook

There's a new 'WebBook' on the market called Litl, and it's a top-to-bottom operation that's designing the whole widget with the philosophy of "The computer works for you ( not the other way around )". Litl has designed both the hardware and the software with the web experience as the priority, and they call the… Read More

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People who have an interest in reading ebooks but who want a multi-functional device may be interested in the enTourage eDGe device.  The eDGe closes like a book, and it has a 9.7” (measured diagonally) e-Ink screen on the left and a 10.1” (diagonal) 1024 X 600 pixel color touchscreen on the left. The eDGe… Read More

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