If working through the pandemic has meant that you’ve been at home more than usual, then you’ve likely run into challenges that have made you wish for equipment upgrades. One of my biggest pain points has been virtual conference calls. Having to do so many virtual meetings in the past year has exposed how insufficient my iMac’s built-in webcam has always been. If you’ve felt let-down by your video conferencing set-up, then the new AnkerWork PowerConf C300 Webcam and the PowerConf S500 Conference Speaker might be of interest.
Greg recently posted news about the new Master & Dynamic MW08 ANC true wireless earbuds. I’ve been using a pair for the last two weeks, and I’m more than a bit impressed. In fact, I am happy to report that I have a new favorite pair of wireless earbuds. They are comfortable, offer excellent hybrid noise cancellation, and sound fantastic.
Do you remember the no-button iPod shuffle? Apple removed the buttons, and many of us bought accessories that brought them back. In recent years the same thing is happening with Apple’s laptops. My MacBook, for example, has just one USB-C port. That’s simply not enough. And that’s why moshi just released the Moshi Symbus Mini 7-in-1 Portable USB-C Hub.
A storm some weeks ago left us in the cold, literally. We had no idea how long the power would be out, but my wife and I still needed to work. Thankfully, we’d been sent the Goal Zero Sherpa 100PD Power Bank and Yeti 200X Portable Power Station for us to check out; these power sources kept our phones, tablets, and computers going until our electricity returned.
This week, Sandisk, WD, and WD_BLACK have announced that four of their popular portable SSD lines will soon be available with 4TB updates. If you’re a photographer, content creator, or gamer, you’ll definitely want to check out the larger capacities now available in the SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD V2, SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2, WD_BLACK P50 Game Drive SSD, and the WD My Passport SSD.
This Holiday Season will be unlike any we have previously experienced, and gift-giving will be too. After all, people feel the financial pinch and, many of us are spending more time in our homes than ever. Here are some of the items that might make meaningful and practical gifts this year. You might see something for you, too!
Many of us are working differently than we ever have before. For me, that has meant getting the best work setup at home that I possibly could. For me, that means two 27” monitors, a camera, a microphone, and assorted other peripherals. the Brydge Stone Pro Thunderbolt 3 Multiport Hub is key to it all working together, and it’s currently on sale.
Back in 2016, when I purchased my MacBook, I thought that 1TB of storage would go far. At the time, I was using Dropbox to store larger files in an attempt to go all-in on cloud storage. Four years later, and I once again find value in having my crucial documents and files readily available without having to use a browser to get to them. And thanks to these LaCie and Seagate portable storage solutions, I’ve been able to do just that.
If you find yourself dreading multiple power bricks to charge all of your devices, and you are looking for an all-in-one solution that you certainly won’t leave behind, the Chargeasap Omega might be the device you need to add to your shopping cart.
Even though most of the products I have no longer have headphone jacks, when I want to know that I’m going to get substantial audio quality from anything, then I want to be able to add an excellent mobile amplifier. Luckily I had the opportunity to check out the Helm Audio DB12 AAAMP Mobile Headphone Amplifier.
When Jess and I went into the hospital, I told myself I would be carrying my MacBook Pro to browse the internet and get some things done in between monitoring the baby. But I needed something to actually carry it around in. Just in time, the Moft Carry Sleeve arrived at my doorstep.
Cloud backups are great, but there is nothing better than knowing you have a hard copy of everything important — whether it be your computer backup or all of the photos that you have ever taken. The thing is that all these types of files can take up a lot of memory space, and that’s where the Western Digital My Passport SSD comes in so handy. It was already available in 500GB and 1TB sizes, but now you can get one with 2TB.
If your charging brick has become a dead weight, don’t feel that you have to continue packing it! The Aukey Omnia 100W PD Wall Charger is a smart and affordable upgrade. At just 2.3″ wide by 2.3″ tall by 1.3″ thick, The Omnia 100W is tiny, powerful, and perfect for travel.
Even though this pandemic has reduced business travel, there are still times when we need to carry our gear, even if it’s just to spend the day working in the park. The new Waterfield Outback Duo is a perfect solution for now, and when we’re eventually “back.”
Due to the global pandemic, those of us who have been unexpectedly thrust into working from home have had to figure out how to get our work done while sheltering in place. We wanted to share some of the things that have helped us stay productive and more-or-less content since we began physically distancing ourselves from our loved ones and friends who live outside of our homes.
I’ll never understand why chargers with only one USB port are sold. 9 times out of 10, if you’re charging your laptop, you’ll want to top-off your phone as well. And since many modern laptops only include one Type-C port, you’re SOL unless you have a separate charger. With the Aukey Omnia 65W Fast Charge USB-C Dual Port Charger, that’s not an issue.
The MOFT Stand is an adhesive that sits at the back of your devices, such as your laptops and even now your phones and tablets to make sure that you can enjoy an ergonomic comfort regardless of the situation.
Everything we own these days needs to be charged. Phones, computers, earbuds, toothbrushes, watches, hats…if it’s an item you carry, it probably has a charging cable. Which means you need lots of power bricks. Aukey wants to help, and their new Omnia Series will make your life at least a little easier, even if you need to charge your shoes.
OWC products are a mainstay of my computing these days. At home, my MacBook Pro functions as a dual-screen desktop computer thanks to the OWC Thunderbolt 3 Dock. When I’m on the go, OWC’s Travel Dock has helped compensate for the laptop’s two meager USB-C ports. The company has released an update to the OWC USB-C Travel Dock; it’s great.
As a personal fan of Creative’s products, I was pretty stoked to hear that they would be releasing three products that would be sure to bring the noise. I had a chance to check out all three, so let’s dive in.
For the past few years, I’ve been trying to increase Gear Diary’s presence on YouTube. Sure, we are approaching nine million lifetime views but that’s not enough. But do make a decent video requires a good microphone. I’ve tried a few, but MXL Podcasting APS Bundle promises to make it even easier.