Tablet

I have been a huge fan of the mini tablet form factor.  I have used one since the original Nexus 7 came out in 2012 and it is one of the small handful of gadgets I literally use every day.  It is light enough to hold in bed at night no matter which way you… Read More

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Posted in: Android, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables

Developed closely with Microsoft Corp. and Intel, the Nextbook Windows 10.1" 2-in-1 tablet from E Fun is the first Windows 8.1 device that can be used as both a laptop or a tablet that also has an MSRP below $200 ($179 at Walmart). It features a detachable POGO keyboard, a free one year subscription for Office 365 Personal… Read More

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Posted in: Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables

Tablet users who enjoy using a real honest to goodness physical keyboard with their devices have a large selection of different Bluetooth keyboards to choose from, but one of the best in my opinion, is Apple's wireless keyboard. The only problem with this keyboard is that it wasn't designed for use with a tablet and is lacking… Read More

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Posted in: Android, iOS, News

I enjoy playing games on my Android smartphones and tablets, but I tend to stick with puzzle games like Words with Friends instead of action games that require onscreen controls. I find onscreen gaming controls to be hard to use because they provide no tactile feedback. We've reviewed joysticks that stick on top of the screen… Read More

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Posted in: Android, Gaming Gear, Reviews

When we're out and about, most Gadgeteers carry a few things: smartphone, wallet, keys, tablet. Maybe a tin of mints. Oh, sure, if we're gone for the day, we'll have a bag of other stuff including power adapters, charging cables and batteries, energy bars, and enough EDC stuff to survive a moon landing. But when… Read More

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Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear

Years ago I was the ultimate Apple fan girl and wanted little to do with Android devices because they seemed clunky and lacked apps. Time went by, I dumped Apple, and have been firmly in the Android camp for a couple years. Now I find that Apple devices bore me to tears. I've tried a… Read More

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Posted in: Reviews, Windows Phone

These Perfect Choice Canvas 14" Laptop & Tablet Messenger bags have room for all your gear.  There's a padded laptop compartment that fits laptops up to 14".  An interior slip pocket holds a 10" tablet, and there are other compartments for the rest of your gear.  It's made of durable canvas that has been waxed… Read More

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Posted in: Bags, News

There are all sorts of cases with built-in keyboards for iPads and Android tablets. But the problem with 99% of them is that they aren't designed to allow you to use the tablet + keyboard on your lap like you can with a laptop computer. Another problem is that most of the keyboards used with… Read More

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Posted in: Android, iOS, Reviews

GripBase Podium review

Anyone who has used an iPad or other tablet while standing, walking around, or speaking to a group, without the ability to rest it on something solid, has known the pain that juggling these tools can bring. Since it is a two-handed device, holding with one and manipulating with the other means you've got to… Read More

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Posted in: iOS, Music Gear, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables

A few weeks ago the people at Stickteck approached me to see if I had any interest in reviewing their DRUMMERZ Tablet Drumsticks. Since I'm up for almost anything, I said sure and a few days later I found a set of specially made capacitive drumsticks in my mailbox. Are the DRUMMERZ a worthy set of sticks… Read More

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Posted in: Android, iOS, Music Gear, Reviews

As someone who loves music, is a wannabe musician, iPad mini owner and The Gadgeteer, I love any gadgets or apps that allow me turn my tablet into a musical instrument. We've seen apps that convert your iPad into a piano, guitar, ukulele and even a drum set. Using your fingers to play piano, guitar… Read More

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Posted in: Android, iOS, Music Gear, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

  HP has just released its 7" Android tablet in the US - the Slate 7.  It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and features an ARM Cortex-A9 Dual-Core (1.6 GHz) processor, 8GB internal memory, 1GB DDR3 SDRAM, WiFi, Bluetooth, and a 1024 x 600 screen.  It has a front-facing (VGA) webcam and a 3MP rear-facing webcam. A microSD… Read More

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Posted in: Android

What has eight arms and holds your tablet? If you answered the Spiderpodium Tablet by Breffo you would be right. The Spiderpodium Tablet is the big brother to the original Spiderpodium designed to hold handheld devices. This stand utilizes its eight flexible rubber coated steel arms to hold your tablet devices securely at just about… Read More

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Posted in: iOS, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

The Nomad FLeX is the newest capacitive paintbrush stylus to be offered by Nomad Brush. I reviewed their original Compose Dual Tip paintbrush stylus a couple years ago and found it to offer a better painting experience when compared to a normal stylus. If you enjoy creating art on your iPad, Android or other tablet… Read More

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Posted in: Android, iOS, Reviews, Styluses

I typically carry my gear around with me in the Colonel Littleton No. 1943 Navigator bag I reviewed last year. But there are those occasions where I want my iPad mini with me either totally by itself or in something like my gi/sports bag. In both situations, I do not want my tablet rattling around… Read More

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Posted in: Cases and Covers, eBook Readers, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables