Tablets, Ultra Portables

News, reviews and articles about tablets and ultra portable computers and accessories.

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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Logitech now offering a keyboard case for the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7

I love the Samsung Galaxy S Tab 10.5 tablet that I bought earlier this year. I even took it with me on our last vacation to use instead of my Macbook Air. It worked pretty well except when I needed to type in a lot of text. For those times, I prefer an actual keyboard. …

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Cleanstylus is a stylus holding clip for your Surface Pro and iPad tablets

Using a stylus with your Android, iPad and Microsoft Surface Pro tablets is perfect for note taking and drawing. But the one feature lacking in 99% of tablets is that there’s no place to store the stylus when you’re not using it. So it ends up at the bottom of your bag or is easily lost. …

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Phorm is the world’s first morphing touchscreen case

Typing on a touchscreen is more difficult that typing on normal keyboards because the smooth, flat screen offers you no physical clues to let you know if you’ve even touched a key as you type.  The Phorm case changes that by overlaying physical clues on the touchscreen when you need it.  Slide a switch on the …

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E Fun Nextbook Windows 10.1″ 2-in-1 tablet review

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 …

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The iPhone 6 in this case survived a fall from the stratosphere

The photo of the cased iPhone 6 in space isn’t an artist’s rendering; it was taken by the camera sent up on the weather balloon with this phone.  Urban Armor Gear tested their iPhone 6 case by sending it up to the stratosphere and dropping it from 101,000+ feet.  During the trip up and down, …

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Carry your tablet in a sleek, simple carrycase

The Earhart Tablet Carrycase from Materials + Process is a pouch to carry a tablet and a couple other things – perhaps a small notepad and a writing implement, as seen here.  The Earhart is made by a design firm in San Fransisco that was started by Christine Marcelino.  The company’s  “mission is to design and craft …

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Dot-Tec DotPen active stylus review

My love for styluses goes way back to the good old days of the Palm Pilot PDA. If you know what that is, you’ll also remember the plastic “toothpick” stylus that started it all. When the iPhone and iPad came on the scene the stylus disappeared for awhile because touch screens changed from resistive to capacitive …

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Check out these trendy universal tablet stands from Ninki-UP

Here’s a holiday gift idea for all of the iPad and other  tablet fans on your shopping list. They are universal tablet stands from the French company Ninki-UP. They offer six styles of stands that are compatible with tablets ranging in size from 7-11 inches. These acrylic stands feature flexible arms that can be adjusted to provide …

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Rail Slice and Rail Artifact tablet stands are made from reclaimed century old railroad steel

How would you like to own a 100+ year old piece of railroad steel from the Louisville and Nashville Railroad? Nashville based Rail Yard Studios takes chunks of reclaimed forged rail steel and turn them into unique hand-made tablet stands that can be used to display your iPad, Android and other tablets. Each stand is …

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The AARP RealPad may give your older family members what they need in a tablet

This new RealPad from AARP probably isn’t a lot different from many other 7.9″ Android tablets on the market, but it has one advantage over them.  The fact that AARP is endorsing them and has some of their services set up as apps on the tablet may be enough to give tech-fearful people the confidence to think …

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Would you pay $20 for a gadget that cleans smudges and fingerprints off your touchscreen?

If you own a smartphone or a tablet it’s almost a sure thing that you have smudges and fingerprints on the touchscreen. Most of us rub the device on our pant leg or grab a tissue to polish off the nasty smears. If that way of dealing with this issue is just too mediocre for …

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Kindle Fire HDX bundle at a special price

QVC’s Today’s Special Value is Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX bundled with a Belkin case and an Amazon multi-tip Kindle stylus.  The 7″ Kindle Fire HDX has a 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, Adreno 330 graphics processor, 7″ anti-glare HD color display with 1920 X 1200 resolution and an advanced polarizing filter, unlimited Cloud storage for …

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Just in time for holiday shopping: Amazon announces the Fire HD Kids Edition tablet

This isn’t some tablet-like toy that will disappoint your kids.  The Fire HD Kids Edition tablet is the latest-generation Fire HD tablet, wrapped in a kid-proof case.  Amazon is so sure of the protective abilities of this case that they’ll replace the tablet for free if the kid manages to break it.  The Fire HD …

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