I’ve seen a lot of iPod and iPhone docks that do more than just charge the device. My Griffin Simplifi contains both memory card reader as well as a USB hub along with its 30-pin dock connector which charges and syncs the iPhone or iPod. I’ve also seen docks with hard drives built it and others with clocks or radios.Read more
Bluelounge makes a variety of products that are sophisticated as much they are simple. Most of their items offer unique and interesting ways to organize the home or office. Just recently announced, their CableBox Mini, which is a successor to their popular CableBox, allows for multiple grounded electronic devices to be grouped together into a single power source.
Some two years ago I bought a 2GB Livescribe Pulse Smartpen. When used with Livescribe’s special paper the Pulse recorded both pen strokes and audio which were then later transferred to my computer. From there I could view the notes, listen to the recorded audio or, almost magically, tap anywhere in my text and hear the audio connected to theRead more
I found almost the perfect headset for both gamers and office workers. What am I talking about? The NOX Audio Specialist headphones that’s what! Let’s go over the basics.
First, the NOX Audio headphones comes in a great case that has some structure to it. This is great for those who just want to protect their headphones while they are
It is starting to be that time of year. What do I mean? Thunderstorm and Tornado Season that’s what I mean. That is followed by the Hurricane season. The best thing to do to stay safe during this season is to take time to prepare now before the worst happens. One device that will help you keep informed during aRead more
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Intel confirmed at IDF 2009 (Intel Developers Conference) that they expect manufacturers to ship Light Peak sometime in 2011. Light Peak is a connection technology similar to what USB devices do now, except it operates at 10gbps. That’s 10 gigabits per second connection rate, which is double the speed of USB 3.0, and about 20 times
Have you ever actually looked at how many USB devices you own or use? I recently had this realization while moving my desktop computer set up around. My mid-2007 Mac Mini does not have near enough ports to connect all of my gear so I have a standard USB hub which is full and only leaves me with one hard
From The Neat Company….. “The NeatDesk is a high-speed desktop scanner and digital filing system that will quickly turn all the paper on your desk into organized, digital files. More than just a great scanner, NeatDesk also includes patented NeatWorks software to identify and extract key information from your paper files, then automatically organizes it in the easy to use
A number of years ago I wanted to begin moving toward having a “paperless” life. I was tired of being swamped by piles of paper. It was getting out of control. The first step in my trying to unclutter my life (it is still “in process”) was to purchase a high-speed scanner. I did a good deal of research andRead more
In a world of industrial (i.e. boring) looking business phones the newly announced Panasonic KX-NT400 seeks to break free.
The KX-NT400 is marketed as an elegant and powerful IP network telephone that redefines the traditional business phone through its use of a 5.7-inch color touchscreen that provides quick and convenient access to Panasonic network cameras and business applications on your
My man cave/guitar room/sports memorabilia room/computer room is not the largest room in the house. Last summer we decided to replace a large computer desk with a small one on wheels. My only problem with new table was finding a place for everything. I liked the smaller footprint, but needed a way to organize my desk while making it still
Look! It’s LEGO brick … but not!
In a perfect world, you would be able to snap USB Fever’s cheerful 4-port USB 2.0 Hub right on top of the LEGO PC case mod you’d just completed, or at least snap two of them together to make a hub-brick, but alas … the bottoms of these “special” Legos are flat. At
The Logitech G27 racing wheel is the follow up to Logitech’s wonderful G25 racing wheel that came out a few years back. It is developed mainly for the hardcore gamers who love to experience every bit of the game, and play it in true sense. It is designed to provide the best racing experience to the PlayStation gaming station usersRead more
Going green and buying electronics usually don’t mesh very well. Thinksound set out to create great sounding headphones that were also friendly to the environment too. Not an easy task to say the least, but one the company took very seriously.
Thinksound‘s lineup currently consists of two eco-friendly headphones. The company was kind enough to send me both to
We saw a lot of neat stuff at CES last month. One of the most interesting, at least to my mind, was a small hand-held scanner from PlanOn. At just about 9 inches long and a tiny bit thicker than an iPhone, the DocuPen X05 isn’t cheap… but it’s pretty impressive nonetheless.
The company sent me a loaner unit, and
Desk space is at a premium. You’ve got too many cords wrangled all over the place for your gadgets. Why not pair it down and introduce a little convergence right at your fingertips with USB Fever’s brand new Keyboard Mousepad with 3-port USB hub. It’s a mouse pad with numeric keys right at your fingertips, married beautifully to a
The gold connectors on the bottom of the Google Nexus One are to be used for dock accessories, including a Desktop Dock and a Car Dock, but those accessories were nowhere to be found. Today, the Desktop dock is now available for order.
Here’s another slightly offbeat, community designed product from the folks at Quirky. The Space Bar is the 23rd product designed and developed by the community initiative that gives creative thinkers the opportunity to get their product ideas out into the marketplace. (Previously we reviewed the PowerCurl and the number of us continue to use them here on the site.)
Quirky, who use a community-driven process to determine which products to bring to market, and brings many products to market very quickly, have released their latest effort – Quirky Cable Caps.
These caps, in 6 different styles, are designed to protect the (male) ends of USB cables and wrap up any excess cable as well. They each have a wild-looking
As I’ve written numerous times here on the site, I am a huge user of voice recognition software. I’m blown away by Dragon Dictation on the iPhone, use Dragon NaturallySpeaking on my Windows 7 machine, and I have MacSpeech Dictate on both my iMac and my MacBook Pro.
When I upgraded to the current version of MacSpeech Dictate I discovered
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to review the Seagate FreeAgent Go. It is a small, pocket-sized external hard drive that looks sleek and has a tremendous capacity. One of the nice features of the hard drive is that it has only one port- a Mini USB. You can, however, purchase an optional dock for the hard driveRead more
I tend to use my iMac for everything from music to tv to movies when I am in my home study. And why not? After all, the 24″ screen is great for TV and movies. (And the 27″ will be even better!!) There are, however, a few things that make the experience quite a bit better. First off, the SRSRead more
UPDATE: Larry just let me know that someone on Twitter just got a notification that their new 27″ has shipped while the Apple store still shows shipping delayed 2 weeks. That may mean the 2 week delay is merely a supply demand issue. We’ll hopefully know more soon.
I was going to buy a new 27″ iMac when they were
I recently made the move to making G-Mail my full time e-mail client. In conjunction with the move, I also stopped using the Mac OS Mail application and am strictly reading and writing my e-mail via the G-Mail web based client.
The transition has take some getting used to. Reading and writing via the G-Mail site is a different experience