Laptops and Gear

News, reviews and articles about laptops and accessories.

Satechi Aluminum Mini Docking Station review

Laptops are fantastic for all your on the go computing tasks, but when you use them at home, they tend to become a magnet for cables connected to all the ports. When you want to go mobile, you have to unplug everything and then reconnect when you return. An easier way around this hassle is to …

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TarDisk Pear 2.0 can double the storage of your MacBook in 5 minutes

My main computer is a 13″ Apple MacBook Pro. I enjoy using it because it’s portable, has a retina display and great battery life. One thing I don’t like so much about it is that the disk space is not upgradable. Adding extra space for applications, music, photos and other files after the main disk …

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Add a microphone to your laptop with Samson’s new Go Mic Connect

Samson has announced an addition to their line of mobile friendly microphones with their new Go Mic Connect. The Go Mic Connect features a clip that adjusts to allow for easy mounting to the top of your laptop’s display or monitor. It has a cutout on the bottom edge of the clip that prevents it from …

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AirBar adds easy to use gesture control to your Windows laptop

Using tap and swipe gestures with our phones and tablets has become second nature, but that type of input control has yet to really take off with our laptops and desktop computers. The AirBar may soon change that. The AirBar is a thin black module with a USB connection that has been designed to sit …

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Kanzek Slim Safe Portfolio review

I enjoy using leather products because of their beauty and durability. Recently I had the opportunity to review Waterfield’s Cozmo 2.0 laptop leather bag. It was a very well made, wonderful laptop bag but a little too spacious for my personal preferences. I recently received the Kanzek Slim Safe Portfolio to review. I discovered that it is a …

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MacCase Premium Leather Briefcase review

I used to carry a backpack when traveling. Everywhere. I had decided that with the two laptops I used for demos (a Mac and a Windows machine, before the days of Intel Macs and virtual machines!), their chargers, hard drives for content and backup of presentations for the products I was training on, a single-shoulder …

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Waterfield Designs Cozmo 2.0 laptop bag review

Backpacks and messenger bags have become our preferred everyday carry bags. But what happens when you need something a little more business-like? Waterfield’s newly updated Cozmo 2.0 laptop bag seems to be the type of bag that would be useful in a business setting. While reviewing the bag, I found that it is even more …

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Julie’s gadget diary – I almost pre-ordered a Microsoft Surface Pro 4 today

Yesterday Dave Rees and I were chatting on Google Hangouts while we were watching Microsoft’s new hardware event. Microsoft announced three new Lumia Windows phones, a preview of HoloLens virtual gaming gear and a new fitness tracking band that all looked somewhat interesting to us. But, what Dave and I were most interested in was …

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This beautiful silver sphere is a 1TB USB 3.0 hard drive

The LaCie Sphere – designed, handcrafted, and silver plated by Cristofle’s workshop in France – is a 1TB USB 3.0 hard drive that is stunning as well as practical. It comes with a software suite that will allow you to set up automatic backups for your computer (PC and Mac) and ensure that your files …

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Lifeworks Voyager backpack review

When I travel, I have several gadgets I bring with me. For the past few years I have been using a beat-up backpack I purchased a decade ago, before tablets and smartphones were commonplace. While my old backpack got the job done, it wasn’t built to organize and contain today’s modern devices. I’d been looking …

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3M Privacy Filters can help prevent visual hacking

This post brought to you by 3M Company. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Gadgeteer. How many times have you sat next to a stranger on a bus, train, plane, or at a cafe, with your laptop or tablet’s screen visible? Most of you will say, that it happens to you …

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Marble’s not just for countertops now

If you love the look of rich marble, but you don’t like the faux marble look, you’re usually limited to using marble in your house.  Now you can also use real marble in these MIKOL cases for your MacBook, iPad, or iPhone 6/6 Plus.  The iPhone cases incorporate a piece of natural marble in the …

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Sonder Keyboard is a programmable Bluetooth keyboard that uses e-ink to relabel keys

Want to try out a Dvorak layout but don’t want to buy a new keyboard?  Do you often need to type a different currency symbol than your standard, but can’t remember the keystroke combination?  The Sonder Keyboard being developed in Sydney, Australia addresses these issues.  Utilizing e-ink technology you can reprogram your keyboard so that …

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Satechi adds a USB 3.0 hub, a SD card reader, and an external SATA III disk in one compact device

If space is at a premium on your desk, you’ll like the Satechi Aluminum USB 3.0 SATA III HDD/SSD Docking Station with 2-port Hub and SD Card Reader.  The aluminum docking station allows you to add 2.5″ or 3.5″ HDD or SSD disks without needing an enclosure, and you’ll be able to quickly switch between …

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