I first saw a post regarding a concept shoe with convertible heels on Book of Joe back in 2005, and now it looks like an easier to operate variation of the same idea has actually come to pass. Say hello to CAMiLEON, a company which produces women’s shoes with heels that can adjust from a pratical walking height ofRead more
Judie: Here’s how it all started. I got a press release from Kevin Doel regarding FlipSide, a new Windows Mobile MP3 Player which features “”Swooshing” Album Art as Part of Acclaimed Visual Interface.”
FlipSide, the MP3 player from Electric Pocket that has had BlackBerry users buzzing, is now available to users of Windows Mobile devices such as the Treo 700xw,
When I see products like TrimWater I wonder how any of it gets sold except through slick marketing. The company, the same one that makes TrimSpa diet products, used to market this through a now expired agreement with the TrimSpa diet folks, appears to have taken …. water … added flavoring and sweetener (10 calories per drink plus 3 GRead more
So, I guess it has been a while since I tried to work with any of the video I shot with my Sony camcorder. A few weeks ago, I decided to capture and edit some video from my son’s school concert. After about a half hour of fruitless searching, I realized a critical fact. My Toshiba Satellite laptop does notRead more
When I first saw these speakers I thought that they looked great, and the fact that they came with a remote was a bonus. Let’s see if they stand up to my standards in regards to audio quality and compatibility with my favorite OS, Linux.
In the package was a sub woofer with two satellite speakers, as well as a
Here’s a dirty secret of many online weather services. I’ve also seen this secret used by TV and RADIO weather forecasters for many years. Timely United States weather forecasts are distributed primarily from one organization. And they’re available online, for free and without any annoying banner advertisements or user registrations.Read more
Every now and then I like to step away from the computer and do my creating in an organic manner; one of my favorite means of artistic expression is embroidery, which I have been terribly lax about doing lately.
I was sent a Skooba Design DIY Skooba Skin last year, and after wasting half a moment considering whether I should
It’s a beautiful weekend and there is no better time to finally unclog that drain. I was lounging on the couch getting inspired by “Ask This Old House”. The resident plumber was describing all of the necessary tools to unclog one’s drain from using snakes and plungers. One method of using a plunger is to push the clog past theRead more
One of the things that I like the best about this job is the chance to look at and use some of the latest, greatest gadgets on the market today. I like writing for Gear Diary the best because of the diverse amount of products we get to look at. Recently, as many of you know, I’ve had the opportunityRead more
Last month Alison wrote asking about laptop bags which could also hold a DSLR with accessories for her upcoming trip, and one of the first things I said in my reply was that most of the ones I had seen were a bit drab, especially considering how much I know she loves color. See, that’s the thing about Alison –Read more
You might recall that I recently posted about LapWorks’ new line of painted Futuras? Well Bill, their PR guy, outed me in the comments for admiring the Largely Leopard version. I recently received the one that he took upon himself to send me my friend…not that I am complaining, mind you.
I thought it would be fun to post
Tributaries, makers of high-end audio-visual equipment, have put out their latest power management product, the T12. This power strip offers a massive 12 outlets! Now assuming you aren’t drawing so much power that you are blowing circuit breakers, this power-strip has one extremely helpful feature: 8 of the outlets have the ability to rotate 90 degrees to make managing thoseRead more
One of the problems I have always found with gadgets and technology is that the more useful they get, the less useable they become. What does that mean, exactly? Well, the best way to explain this is by looking at an example, such as digital video. I know an awful lot of people (many of whom read Gear Diary) whoRead more
How often does this happen? You start the shower so that it can warm up and then you’re distracted by other things. Maybe the kids call you from another room, you start folding clothes, reading an article in the newspaper. Suddenly 5, 10 or 15 minutes can suddenly pass and the entire time you’re wasting hot water. Evolve Showerheads hasRead more
I am on a search for an alternative to the vice-grip like David Clark headsets that the company gives us to use on our planes. The Dave Clarks have one thing going for them; they shut out noise from the outside very well. The price for this though, is they can get downright hot and painful after a couple ofRead more
Have you ever been sitting at brink of buying a new device and been totally perplexed as to what device to buy? I am sitting at this point.
The ultra low cost machines are the ones that really excite me at this point. You can buy so much power for less than what I paid for many Pocket PC’s and
I’ll be the first to admit that my backup habits leave something to be desired. Saying that I back up once in a blue moon might be too kind. I’m amazed that I’ve made it this far without a catastrophe. So, when I first saw the HP MediaSmart Server, I knew that I didn’t just want one, I needed one.Read more
I was in Sams Club yesterday and on three electronic items I price checked to Amazon.com, every one was CHEAPER by $10 to $30 at Amazon.com. This morning I’m noticing that Costco has the Nikon D40 for 9.99 – and sure enough Amazon beats them by (but Riz Camera actually has them all beat by $150! – link – Oops:Read more
Would you ever skydive? That’s a question that I’ve always answered with a resounding “no way – no how”. My fear of meeting “Mr Earth” face first is much stronger than any thrill seeking ambitions. At least I thought so until I found an indoor skydiving center located in Orlando.
Indoor skydiving offers the freedom and excitement of skydiving, but
I’m coming up on 2 months since I installed my Car PC, and I have to say it’s been great. Stability has probably been the most impressive thing, I haven’t had any issues with it crashing, and restart it maybe once a week to flush to memory and generally keep Windows happy.
I also received the final piece of the
I’m no Apple-basher. Sure, I use a Dell at work and an HP laptop at home, but my girlfriend is on Apple laptop number three in the past four years, and I went to college near Cupertino in the second half of the 1980′s. If you went to Stanford, you just accepted that you were supposed to pay three grandRead more
I’ve been using the Shift this morning and felt some thoughts were in order.
Sorry about the poor photo, the BlackJack II camera is crap
I popped my SIM card in for some high-speed data, and it is just so damned convenient! As soon as Vista starts up I have full internet access, wherever I am. SnapVue really is
Five years ago while at a conference in Orlando I booked an 8 lap session at the Richard Petty Driving Experience. They hold two classes daily – one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Surprisingly the hardest thing about the class was keeping up with the instructor. You’d think that once inside a race care that you’d tendRead more
It’s the age old problem: laptops get hot, and heat is bad for them. To top things off, portable computers aren’t exactly ergonomic when lying on a flat desk. What to do? Adding an adjustable height cooling platform is the easy solution; so today we’re going to take a look at one of the newest from LapWorks: the AttachéRead more