Month: December 2004

Bag Strap Review

Here it is. Another review brought about by the reoccurring theme — “Bill whines about something and Julie comes to the rescue.” The strap on my laptop bag started rolling over and cutting into my sensitive shoulders. Whaaa. 🙁 The original strap was a two piece arrangement — a seatbelt type nylon strap with a …

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Hot and Cold Personal Fridge Review

Product Requirements:A DC cigar lighter / power port or a DC converter (for home/office use) Can you remember back when the first (somewhat) affordable portable travel coolers came out? Sized like conventional ice chests, these devices would keep food and beverages either hot or cold by using a vehicle’s DC power port. At the time, …

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ThinkOutside Stowaway Bluetooth Travel Mouse Review

Product Requirements:Device:Bluetooth enabled Pocket PCs running Windows Mobile 2003, Windows XP Bluetooth enabled computers/notebooks, Mac OS X Bluetooth enabled computers/notebooks The generic name given to a Windows Mobile enabled PDA is Pocket PC. This name really fits the description when you happen to have a Bluetooth PPC andThinkOutside’s Stowaway Bluetooth Travel Mouse. Known far and …

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ThinkOutside Stowaway Universal Bluetooth Keyboard Review

Product Requirements:Device:Bluetooth enabled Pocket PCs and Smart phones Most modern day PDAs have been designed to be entirely stylus driven. But sometimes you really just need a good old fashioned keyboard to get your job done. Enter the Stowaway Universal Bluetooth Keyboard from our friends atThinkOutside. While this product is far from old fashioned, it …

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Brando Bluetooth Smart Keyboard Review

Product Requirements:Device:Bluetooth enabled PDAs and Smart phones ThinkOutside’s Stowaway Universal Bluetooth Keyboard now has a competitor.Brando is selling a similarly sized product named the Smart Keyboard. Priced $50 cheaper, what does this keyboard have that might make you purchase it over ThinkOutside’s offering? Keep reading… Package Contents Smart Keyboard 2 AAA Batteries Zippered vinyl carrying …

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itzkitz ipodkitz Review

Product Requirements:Device:4G and iPod mini iPods If you’ve been drooling over aVaja iVod case for your 4th generation iPod, but didn’t want to shell out $70-100+ dollars just for a case, then you must read the rest of this review. ipodkitz from itzkitz give you not only an iVod-like case, but also a USB 2.0 …

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InnoPocket Metal Deluxe 4G iPod Case Review

Product Requirements:Device:Apple iPod (4th Generation models) 4th generation 20gb and 40gb AppleiPod owners looking for slim but rigid protection for their audio players will definitely want to take a close look at Innopocket’s Metal Deluxe case. This new case is a bit different from the3G case that I had reviewed just a few months ago. …

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Julie’s Gear Diary – 2004-12-22

Note to those of you dreaming of a white Christmas… STOP IT! Since early this morning, we’ve (Columbus, IN) received about 9 inches of the white stuff, with as many as 11 more predicted before the end of the day tomorrow. Eesh! Having a Direcway satellite dish for my broadband isn’t too fun when you …

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