The Leap Motion Controller is small but powerful. It has yet to ship but, if it works as advertised, it will change computing forever. That’s not hyperbole. I mean, seriously, the Leap promises to let you scroll by simply waving your hands, use your finger as a gun while playing a first person shooter or draw by waving a pencilRead more
It’s 2013, and the year is off to a running start. No doubt someone in your home received some new gear over the holidays. And regardless of the brand all the gadgets have one thing in common – they need to be protected. This is especially so in 2013, when mobility is the name of the game.
Think about it,
Time is ticking down to the Big Present-giving Holiday, and unless you’ve finished your shopping, you’re probably getting close to panic time. So in the spirit of trying to help you all out, your friends here at Gear Diary bring you news of various sales and other holiday-related shopping tips, which hopefully help you get through the madness. Like this
If you use a MacBook and either an iMac or a ThunderBolt Display, Just Mobile’s AluRack will help you keep things neat and tidy while letting you be more productive than ever. We recently looked at the company’s AluBase. It holds your MacBook in a vertical position on your desk and lets you connect it to your big, beautiful iMacRead more
Sometimes simplicity is best. That the case with JustMobile’s AluBase and AluRack stands for the MacBook family of notebooks. Each holds your MacBook in an uncomplicated manner and allows you to connect it to an external monitor, keyboard and mouse thereby using your notebook as a desktop computer.
Let’s take a look at the AluBase.
From Just Mobile:
So you have a pretty, new MacBook Pro or MacBook air. Shiny! Smooth! Nice! And you want to keep it that way. But you don’t want to add a ton of bulk to it–after all, one of the reasons to get a MacBook–particularly a MacBook Air–is that it’s so thin and light, right? So what do you do? Well, maybe
At present my only computer is a 15″ MacBook Pro with Retina display. I love it.
Similarly, Elana’s only computer is an 11″ MacBook air. She loves it.
When Elana works on her MBA, she always does so with the computer sitting atop the Rain Design mStand for MacBook I reviewed back in December of 2010. After a full two
As I have quickly learned while trying to shoot videos for the site and record audio for an interactive iBook I am creating, having a high quality microphone can make all the difference. Blue’s Spark Digital is “the world’s first studio-grade condenser microphone to offer both USB and iPad connectivity”.
We’ve reviewed a number of the company’s various microphone offerings
Every now and then a product comes along that not only meets your expectations but actually exceeds them. That’s the case so far with the Libratone Zipp AirPlay Wireless Speaker. Sure, it has a cool, unique look. And sure, the fact that you can change the wool covers then, in seconds, have a speaker that looks completely different is very
photos by Kevin Stanford
We have already looked at a number of offerings from Think Tank Photo. We reviewed the ThinkTank Retrospective 7 Camera Bag. (Read the review.) We also reviewed the ThinkTank Photo StreetWalker Camera Backpack that has now taken up residence with Judie. (Read the review.) And finally we reviewed the Think Tank Photo
JustMobile always offers accessories that look great AND are highly functional. Today they sent word of two new products designed for use with MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs. The AluBase and AluRack take different approaches to accomplishing the same task and, each in their own way, they help turn your laptop into functional, and sleek, desktop.
First up is theRead more
We’ve looked at numerous iPad stands but few have been as simple and natural as this Desktop Chair from Moku Woodware. The Desktop Chair promises to “turn your laptop into a desktop”. Made from natural basswood, the Desktop Chair looks neat on its own and works well, except when it doesn’t. Let’s take a look.
From Moku Woodware:
Drawing on the same design cues we’ve seen in recent products, Skooba Design has just announced three new upcoming ways to carry, protect and organize your gear. It will, of course, come as no small surprise that we are looking forward to getting our hands on each.
So what HAS Skooba rolled out?
There’s the Photo/Tablet Traveler V.3. I’veRead more
With Apple changing their dock connector this year, I’ve finally moved to a portable Bluetooth streaming speaker system in my work space; and while it works well enough, it’s an oddly shaped gray plastic box. I keep it hidden at the bottom of our television stand; that way we can hear it, but no one has to look at it.
The MacBook Pro with retina display really improved on the built-in microphones Apple had been previously using. By including dual-array mics, Apple was able to create a system that allows users to use voice and video chat without a headset. The dual-array setup is also quite useful with the built-in voice recognition that comes with OS X Mountain Lion and,Read more
If, like Judie and me, you got a MacBook Pro with retina display, then you know it is a lot of computer and can easily serve as your only computer. It is for Judie and me and, save for the 512GB of storage, there is zero compromise involved.
And if you have a MBPr you also know that while it
While I was waiting for my MacBook Pro with Retina display to show up, Dan was kind enough to loan me his 13″ MacBook Air. Once it had arrived, I found his Air inside a protective plastic shell … which I promptly removed.
I did wonder for a few moments about whether or not I was taking a chance of
When it comes to protecting our various devices, there are a few companies upon which we tend to rely. Of course there is the old standby Zagg, there is our newsletter underwriter Bodyguardz and there is Wrapsol. We reviewed various offerings from each company and have, for the most part, been impressed by all of them.
Which you choose to
A few weeks back I wrote an initial post about upping my photographic game. After much thought and discussion I purchased a Canon G3i DSLR with an extra lens, and I have been accumulating additional accessories to go with it. (As a result there are a good many reviews on the way!!) Of course, I need a convenient and protectiveRead more
As Judie and I posted last week, the MacBook Pro Retina may be pricey but it is also an amazing computer. Honestly, after using it for almost two weeks I can, without hesitation, call it the best computer I have ever owned. It is fast, quiet, runs cool and it has a screen that must be seen to be appreciated.Read more
When Apple first announced the new MacBook Pro with retina display they stressed that it was the best notebook they have ever built AND it had the best speakers they have ever put into a Mac notebook. After almost two weeks I can confidently say that this is absolutely the best computer I have ever used. At the same time,Read more
So you got one of the new MacBook Pro with retina displays and love it. But there is a problem. Thanks to its thinner design and lighter weight the 15″ notebook is far more portable than its predecessor but you aren’t quite sure what you should use to carry it. Waterfield SFBags has some great options. In fact, they haveRead more
We took a look at the Jabra Supreme headset back in October. (Read the review.) It was an impressive Bluetooth headset; it offered active noise cancellation, and the headset was designed for noisy environments.
The active noise cancellation cut through much of the ambient noise and allowed for clear conversations on both sides. Sure, the active noise cancellationRead more
There’s no surprise here. Apple announces a new device one day and Waterfield Designs announces stylish ways to carry and protect it on the next. In this case, the new Apple products are the MacBook air Retina display Macbook Pro, while the new Waterfield bags include a Tote and a custom-sized Laptop Sleeve for the 15″ MacBook Pro and otherRead more
We’re huge fans of TwelveSouth and love watching their relatively small portfolio slowly grow as new products are added. That only seems to happen a few times each year so. Well, this is one of those times and, while the new product is not something you NEED, and is not something that is completely NEW, it is something that thoseRead more