Otterbox sent us one of their new Impact iPhone 3G cases to test. If you’re not familiar with OtterBox, they produce a line of rugged cases that fit iPods, iPhone (original and 3G), BlackBerry’s, Palm, HP, and more. The cases are virtually indestructible and provide protection to your smartphone in areas where it might otherwise be susceptible to damage fromRead more
Do you have a certain someone in your life who’s just a little too addicted to that damn iPhone. You know the type. He/She pays more attention to that phone than they do to you! With the holiday’s coming you may want to ease up on the nagging and give them something to show that you share in their newfoundRead more
Listening to the tunes on a digital music player can be such a solitary affair; if you want your favorite audiophile to get into the spirit of the season and share a bit, then you might want to gift him or her with the Altec Lansing Orbit.
Although it is larger than some of the other diminutive plug-in speakers
They say good things come in small packages. Well, after checking out the Super Talent Pico Thumb Drive, I am here to tell you that it is not so much good things, but great things that come in small packages. As in great big things. Like the 8GB of storage found in this tiny, 31.3 mm (yes that is millimeter)Read more
I’ve been testing this OEM BlackBerry Bold drop in charger for the last few days. The reason that I wanted a drop in charger like this is to use the BlackBerry Bold’s external charge connectors. Dropping in the device is easier than constantly connecting and disconnecting a mini USB cable. This is a charge only device – you cannot synchRead more
What…didn’t realize that yesterday was World Toilet Day? My how the holidays creep up on us. WaterAid has created a fun web site filled with lots of facts concerning toilets. For example did you know that 2.5 billion people use the toilet each day. The average person spends three years of their life on the toilet. In a given yearRead more
The timing could not have been better. Our ancient multifunction printer had seen its last day, and we needed a good printer to replace it since I do much of my writing from my home study and my wife has recently started her own business.
I was in the midst of doing the research as to which printer to buy
Still being very geeked about the announcement from Neuros, at lunch I was perusing the forums on the Neuros site and discovered just how hackable the Neuros Link will be. The answer is: VERY
The Neuros Link is running Ubuntu 8.10 according to Joe Born’s post in the forum and the specs page. That means that you can pretty much
It’s always a sad day when you learn the secret behind things that seem almost magical. My kids got a dose of this type of reality letdown the night they woke up while the tooth fairy was placing money under their pillow. For me it was about five minutes ago when I spotted these Taekwondo Practice Rebreakable Boards on DealExtreme.Read more
Oh to be one of those geeks who can effortlessly start up a remote control helicopter and make it fly, but alas. When I play with those type toys I am the one who will almost always immediately crash and burn…assuming I can even get lift off. It’s okay, though; I have found a flying toy which I can operate,Read more
momentem for BlackBerry is a mobile expense management software and reporting service suitable for anyone who tracks time. If you’re a true BlackBerry addict who bills by the hour – you need this software. Each time you reply to an email the momentem program and asks you to select a customer and project to bill for the time spent. NaturallyRead more
For the second time in 10 years our cabin in the Pennsylvania mountains was struck by lightning. And for the second time in 10 years walls had to be opened and the house rewired before it could be usable once again. Not fun at all. (And that is WITH a lightning box installed!)
This time, unfortunately, it wasn’t just the
When it comes to escaping from a wrecked vehicle or one submerged in water, you don’t dare lose a minute.
With two new automotive escape tools introduced by Houdini™, Inc., you can put your fears to rest.
I remember a few years ago selling my first item on eBay. It was a Jornada 680e and it was a very smooth experience. Since that time I have sold a lot of stuff on eBay, but over the last few months and years I’ve been very disappointed in eBay and the experience it now offers.
For starters there’s the
Jason D. O’Grady of The Apple Core posted up a nice video of the soon to be released BlackBerry Storm (11/21 release date via Verizon) which is Research In Motion’s eagerly anticipated entry into the world of touch screen devices. I’m still in the “wait and see” camp on this device. I’m concerned about a lack of innovative touch applicationsRead more
Everyone knows someone like this: they won’t trust their data to a PDA or mobile phone; they trust their important personal information to scraps of paper and cards that they stow in their wallet, gearbag or purse. This holiday season, you can help your favorite Neo-Luddite keep organized without the use of technology by giving them a Pocket.doc by ButtonedRead more
According to Wikipedia:
Steampunk is a subgenre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often set in Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such
If there’s one thing that I know about all of the mobile electronics I’ve got, its that power is a problem. I’ve got more device holders and power cords in my car than I know what to do with, AND I have so many that I had to get a goo-jam that increased the number of power sockets in myRead more
Here’s a timely review form the folks at Testfreaks. I was just remarking to myself earlier today that if I ever walked by my kids’ rooms and the lights were off, that I’d have to run outside and check to be sure I was in the right house. Seems that although my kids can master Monkey Ball and X-Plane onRead more
File this one under the “What A Great Idea”. Sit or Squat is a web site that tracks the location and condition of over 50,000 public toilets. If you’ve ever been in a big city like New York you know how frustrating it is to locate a clean toilet (or any toilet). When you’re out and about trying to answerRead more
More and more people are carrying Digital SLR or Single Lense Reflex cameras as their main camera, even for taking family pictures. However, these are still very pricey cameras. Sometimes the accessories themselves can cost more than the camera body. That’s why if you have a DSLR, camcorder or other small piece of electronic equipment, you need to run –Read more
Have you ever wanted to use your laptop but couldn’t stand how hot it is when sitting on your lap? How about using a notebook in bed? The USBFever Foldable Multi Notebook Stand may be just the thing you need for those two situations and more.
I was sent the black version of the Multi Notebook Stand.
The Multi Notebook
Up until now the only way I’d found to take screen shots of my BlackBerry was by using the USB cable to connect to a computer running screen capture software. This isn’t always convenient – especially if I’m out of the office and want to capture a screen image without the use of a cable. There’s a new free applicationRead more
Vendors love rebates. They know a large number of people fail to complete the forms. Even more people don’t read the small (microscopic) print on items like cell phones and fail to meet the qualifications for the rebate. Website Slickdeals is reporting that CPG (Continental Promotion Group) has filed for bankruptcy protection with assets of $1 to $10 million againstRead more