It’s been a little over a month since I received a Qtek 8500, HTC‘s first clamshell phone which runs the Windows Mobile 5 Smartphone operating system. Unlike some of the other Smartphone OS devices available, such as the Dash and the Q, which attempt to “be all and do all” without the benefit of a touch screen andRead more
Some back-story on my mom: She is the queen of forwarding questionable email advice that includes every popular urban legend imaginable. It got so bad for a while that I would simply respond to each message with a Snopes link.
So tonight my mother (of all people) sent this to me…and some of these made me laugh out loud. I
As you are a reader of Gear Diary, it’s pretty likely that your house is something like mine–an impossible flood of electronic gizmos, gadgets, and geegaws, both portable, and not, but all requiring a simply astonishing amount of plug-in space for wall current.� Around our stereo area it can get bad, sure; the receiver, TV, VCR, DVD, TiVo box, satelliteRead more
The i.Tech Bluetooth Virtual Keyboard has been on my list of must-try items ever since I first heard about it – which if I remember correctly was in 2003!
The first time I saw pictures of a keyboard which worked by beaming a red�laser display on any flat surface, my inner geek did a happy dance! This is a product
I’d be the first to admit that I have never been snowboarding. I’m such a klutz that it takes very little imagination to picture me lying flat on my face in the snow or worse – lying broken at a tree’s base. So would it make me a total poseur if I said that I am intrigued by much ofRead more
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of reviewing a Vaja case for my O2 XDA Atom.� As we often do, Judie and I were chatting online about�Vaja’s cases, and she described them as �yummy� when it came to their deep leather scent.�I laughed this off, but after experiencing their case�s wonderful aroma for myself, I can tell youRead more
[Ed. note: This unboxing with comments was written and translated by Michael Lin ("puttingdog") and posted on the Palm is Life Forum. The original Chinese version with larger pictures may be seen here. Gear Diary would like to thank Michael for making his pictures and commentary available to an English Speaking audience and Larry for obtaining Michael’s permissionRead more
[Ed. Note: If you have one, be responsible when you play with your laser. Joe has passed on these articles that show what can happen when you are having some "innocent" laser fun.]
Powerful lasers, a thing that only used to be found in sci-fi movies and TV shows and in the arsenal of the military. Who would have known
Not long ago I was asked if I would like to try SkinIt, a protective and colorful way to personalize many popular consumer electronic items with custom vinyl overlays. Of course I wanted to give them a try, but the art choices were almost overwhelming…and then there was the decision of which gadgets to skin. SkinIt makes overlays for mobileRead more
[Ed. note: This article has been translated by Larry from the original Chinese, which was posted by Yada on the Palm is Life Forum. All pictures are thumbnails - click them to see larger versions.]
2006 Taipei IT Show – by Yada from “Palm Is Life“
The “2006 Taipei IT Show” has begun on December 2 at
Things have been absolutely crazy here at my house for the last couple of months. Between the excitement (and crazy hours) of starting Gear Diary and keeping up with contacts I’ve made over the years, I have also been doing two other things that are very near and dear to my heart – running my family’s ranch and being theRead more
Oh the winter holidays are here again. I was feeling festive this year and was planning on buying one of them light up USB Snowmen from ThinkGeek to bring some holiday cheer to my computer workstation. What? was my reaction when searching the ThinkGeek website, no USB Snowman to be found. Oh well, maybe they will have them again soon.Read more
Have you got a filthy television or computer screen lurking somewhere in the house? I do, or rather, I did.
While my laptop’s screen is usually kept as spotless as possible – because I am obsessive like that – Sarah’s looks like it has been pulling weekend duty in a public library. Those that hate fingerprinted screens might want to
I received a pre-release copy of Astraware‘s new game Glyph this morning…
According to Astraware, Glyph is played by clearing “groups of like-colored gemstones to break through the layers of rock and reveal the glyphs. Several different types of powerup will aid you in your task. Progress through 5 elemental areas and 125 levels to complete Quest mode, or