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Panram Cat BAR USB Flash Drive Review

Product Requirements: Device: Windows ME/2000/XP (98SE with driver), Mac OS 9.0 or higher, Linux 2.4 or higher Everyone and their uncle seems to have a USB drive these days. You see them dangling from key chains, lanyards or popped from pockets when the opportunity presents itself. Most USB drives on the market tend to be …

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USB Optical Liquid Mouse – with Floating Santa Review

Product Requirements: A free USB port In keeping with the Holiday Season, I have found yet another way to spread some Holiday cheer without calling too much attention to your workspace. This USB Optical Liquid Mouse with Floating Santa is a great replacement for your usual mouse that includes a liquid filled area in it’s …

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FrogPad iFrog Bluetooth Keyboard Review

The FrogPad is a one-handed keypad designed to provide all the functionality of a full keyboard in a small form.  The designers intended to provide a comfortable, productive device that could be used by those with disabilities and to relieve or prevent carpal tunnel stress.  After a year of marketing the USB version, the eponymous …

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Griffin Technology’s radioSHARK

Product Requirements: Device: Windows XP or 2000, Mac 10.2 or higher AM/FM radio. Sounds a little retro these days with XM and Sirius satellite radio being all the rage. While satellite radio is undeniably cool, you still can’t beat your local radio stations for community news, events, weather and programming. Wouldn’t it be cool if …

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Logitech MX1000 Laser Cordless Mouse Review

Product Requirements: Device: Windows XP or Mac OS X computers with a free USB or PS/2 port Having recently reviewed two different wireless mice, I quickly came to the conclusion that I’m so over old fashioned wired mice. The two products that I reviewed were both Bluetooth mice. The Bluetake BT500 and the MacMice BT …

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USB Mini Vacuum Review

Product Requirements: An available USB port Does your desk seem to accumulate an ungodly amount of dust? Mine certainly does. I am not exactly sure what the true culprit is, but I suspect it is a combination of pet hair (from the two dachshunds that share the office with Steve, Sarah and me), West Texas …

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MacMice The Mouse BT Review

Product Requirements: Device: Mac OS X 10.1 or higher and Windows XP systems that support the Bluetooth v1.0 HID device profile Not too long ago, I reviewed Bluetake’s BT500 Bluetooth mouse. While it worked pretty much flawlessly with my Apple PowerBook, the short battery life left me wanting more. I actually ended up going back …

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Hotway Hotreader Review

Product Requirements: Device: A computer running Win98SE/2000/ME/XP/Mac OS 8.6 or higher USB port Owners of products utilizing one of Sony’s proprietary memory card formats might want to consider Hotway’s Hotreader offered by the Brando Workshop (USB). It supports all four of the Sony Memory stick formats (Memory Stick 4MB~128MB, Memory Stick PRO 256MB~1GB, Memory Stick …

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Brando Workshop USB Wireless Security Lock Review

Product Requirements: A Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP desktop or laptop computer with a USB port We all like to think that our computer files will not be disturbed when we walk away from them, but depending on who you work or live with, this might be the impossible dream. Whether you require protection from a snooping co-worker …

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Sony HDD Photo Storage HDPS-M1 Review

Product Requirements: Device: Windows ME, 2000 (SP4 or later), XP (Home or Pro) Mac OS X (10.3 or later) USB port (1.1 or 2.0) for data transfer to PC or Mac Sony Memory Stick (original, PRO, MagicGate, ROM, Memory Select, DUO) or Compact Flash PhotoDiary (included software): Windows (same as above — will not run …

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Cyclops AP280 USB Mini Ionizer / Air Purifier Review

Product Requirements: USB port on computer or laptop The day that the first computer appeared with a USB port must have been the time that many an inventor started thinking, “Hmmm – what would I like to power with my desktop?” Some of the applications made sense – in fact they have become almost the …

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Matias Tactile Pro Mac Keyboard Review

Product Requirements: Device: Mac OS X computer or laptop with a free USB port, Windows PC or laptop with a free USB port Do high schools still teach touch typing these days? I don’t think I’ll ever forget Typing 101 with Mr. Owens. With his salt and pepper afro and the way he’d say gobblygook …

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Bluetake BT500 Bluetooth Mouse Review

Product Requirements: Device: Windows XP/2000/ME/98SE, Mac OS X v.10.2.6 or later Remember when Bluetooth was just for mobile phones? This wireless technology seems to be finally gaining some momentum now that it is showing up in other devices, such as keyboards, stereo headphones and mice. Bluetake’s BT500 Bluetooth Mouse is just such a device that …

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Wiebetech ComboGB Portable Hard Drive Review

Product Requirements: Device: Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, Mac OS 9.1, 9.2 or OS X, Linux I’ve been looking for a data backup device for my PC (and now my PowerBook) for what seems like forever. Having reviewed what I believe was the first Firewire keychain drive on the market 2yrs ago, I was already …

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Iomega Micro Mini USB 2.0 Drive Review

Product Requirements: Device: Win98/98SE/ME/2000/XP, Mac OS 8.6 or later, Linux 2.4.x USB flash drives come in many shapes and sizes and with added features like cameras and mp3 players. These little gadgets are a great way to carry important files with you everywhere you go. Today I’ll be telling you about the Iomega Micro Mini …

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