Often times case manufacturers work hard at creating cases that look great but in doing so sacrifice how the cases feels when held in your hand. Ergonomics play a key role in keeping you comfortable while sitting at your desk, on your computer. The Module SmartCase from Dacha Works seeks to create the same level [...]
After going to many conferences for my day job, one thing I have always stuffed in my bag has been a power strip. As any geek knows, there is rarely enough outlets in the hotel room where you need them. Plus most power strips have all the outlets arranged such that you can’t plug to [...]
Sometimes a product does not have to be complex to be great. Little nifty things like the 3 beads on the Zagg Smartbuds Dan just reviewed. It seems so simple, but makes a world of difference in its use. Is the Wii Pedestal Base one of these products? Let’s find out.
Teleread reported over the weekend that the International ISBN Agency has confirmed each version of an ebook should be assigned what’s called an ISBN, or specific set of numbers to identify it in inventory systems. There has been some confusion about this, as publishers didn’t want to have to apply for ISBNs for each type [...]
Android does not come with even a basic notes application. Luckily there are services like Evernote available, but sometimes you need a local notes application (rather than a cloud based one). That’s where Easy Note+Todo steps up. Can it replace a notes app and a to-do list? Read on and find out!
It’s really no secret that many of the Gear Diary team are simply loving Slacker Radio on their smartphones. If you really want a great take on how Slacker can be customized to fit into your lifestyle, just read’s Dan’s recent post on how much use he’s been getting from Slacker. Well, guess what? If [...]
Yesterday, I showed off the HP USB 2.0 Docking Station. It’s great for easily connecting your computer to all those peripherals (printer, external monitor, etc). Today, I’m taking a close look at the Display Link USB 2.0 display adapter. So “What’s a display adapter?” you ask. If you need to share your monitor through multiple [...]
While the last few months have been dominated by publisher drama, it looks like things are quieting down, and we’re starting to hear more about upcoming readers (hardware and software). We have a lot to cover, including the (supposed) upcoming release of a much anticipated reader, so let’s get started! First, let’s start with the [...]
A few months ago I found myself a little bit short in the headphones department. I had given away most of the headphones I had used and reviewed and one of the two pair that I tended to use on a daily basis broke. I mentioned this to Judie and she was kind enough to [...]
The (possible) internal memo from Suzuki management to product team: “Make our sport utility Grand Vitara a bit grander.” Under the mantra of “Travel light and live fully,” Suzuki positions the Grand Vitara (along with some of its other vehicles) as a “lifestage” vehicle, not a move up or a move over.
Where it all started So you say you’re getting download errors on HD movies in iTunes? You’ve contacted Apple support, and they haven’t been able to help? Your HD movie sits there in your download queue, just sitting and sitting, and when you try to download it, it times out after slooooowly downloading just a [...]
photo credit: Alex E. Proimos Starting next month, we’ll be bringing the Dear Gear Diary series. Each week, we will be picking out an email or two sent in by our readers, and then posting them with our answers. With this series we hope that we will be able to help out with your gadget-related [...]
So no, you cannot play with an iPad yet. You cannot even order one. So what can you do while you wait for this groundbreaking gadget to become available? How about stock up on accessories?!?! Have a bag ready for the day when that beautiful new iPad finally reaches your fingertips. Cocoon Innovations has introduced [...]
After several years of mobile device designs trending toward smooth, curving lines and symmetrical shapes, the Motorola Droid stands out. Sure, you’ll see lots of non-geeks carrying it, but from the angular design of the device itself to the style of the commercials Verizon developed to sell it, it’s clear that the Droid is intended [...]