Work Gear

Lumina Webcam Review: It’s Cute, Tiny, and Surprisingly Good

Before Covid, I rarely used webcams. Calls requiring my video presence weren’t part of my normal day-to-day, but that’s no longer the case. Video conference calls have become my new normal, and that’s why the Lumina webcam seemed like a perfect fit when I was offered a review unit. Lumina is a tiny, premium webcam that claims to provide adaptive color correction, a realistic depth of field effect, and AI features — including adjustable bokeh and cameraman effects — so you’ll always look your best. Intrigued? Read on.


WaterField Pro Executive Backpack Review: A Well-Organized and Professional Backpack That’s Perfect for Commuters, Road Warriors, and Remote Workers

If you are one of the many who now has to work remotely, or if you regularly commute and need a bag that can hold it all and then some, you’ve come to the right review. Finding a well-made backpack that looks professional, has intelligently designed compartments, and that’s comfortable to carry when fully loaded is no easy feat; the WaterField Pro Executive Backpack handles it with élan.


Lenovo Aims to Help Education Through the Pandemic with the Lenovo 10W tablet, Lenovo 13W Yoga, and Lenovo NetFilter

It’s been almost two years since the pandemic began. Ask any parent how it’s going, but keep a box of tissues, a bottle of wine, or both handy for the response. Lenovo may not be able to help there, but they are looking for how they can use technology to help kids get caught back up after what’s been a very uneven two years of schooling. They’re rolling out the Lenovo 10W tablet, Lenovo 13W Yoga, and Lenovo NetFilter to help get kids hooked up with the right tools to keep their education going!




Lenovo ThinkVision T86, T75, and T65 Large Format Displays Will Make Remote Meetings and Classrooms More Collaborative, Interactive, and Engaging

Ahead of CES 2022, we’ve got word that there’s a new line-up of Lenovo ThinkVision large format displays designed for remote and in-person classrooms and meetings. The Lenovo ThinkVision T86, T75, and T65 are each 4K displays that come sized by inches corresponding to their names. Each ThinkVision Display has integrated whiteboard software that offers a comfortable writing experience for the person presenting; each display comes complete with speakers, microphones, and modular webcams, so they are ideally suited for collaborating with people —in-person or over conference calls.


6 Tips for Evaluating Software for Your Company’s Tech Stack

Evaluating software can be dizzying. With dozens of options to choose from, they all start to look the same after a while. But this isn’t a decision that you can afford to make lightly. Adding a new piece of software into your tech stack has the potential to impact nearly every aspect of your business.


Liteband PRO 1000 Headlamp Review: A Wide, Bright Light When You Need to See Hands-Free

Headlamps are one of the most convenient ways to carry a flashlight hands-free when you are in the dark. Most headlamps have a single focussed beam that aims light directly in front of you, but that’s not the case with the Liteband PRO 1000 Headlamp; it provides a 210º beam, shining a light on everything directly in your path and on both sides. Wondering if this might be an even better lighting solution, especially when walking or working outdoors at night, I asked a long-time headlamp wearer, my husband Kev, to give the Lightband PRO 1000 a try.


Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1300 Is a Compact but Powerful Scanner

Scansnap scanners have been a mainstay of my workflow for years. Rarely does a day pass by that I don’t use one. In January, we brought word of two new scanners, the iX1600 and iX1400. This morning Fujitsu announced an addition to that lineup; the Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1300 has a compact design but includes some impressive features.


Is Your Business Optimizing Its Cloud Usage?

The majority of today’s business services are cloud-based, but despite the popularity of these programs, many businesses don’t really understand what makes them unique. As such, they also regularly struggle to optimize their use of the tools. If your business is working with a variety of cloud-based tools, then it’s time to back up a few steps to ensure you’re set up for success.



iStorage diskAshur M2 Review: Rugged, Waterproof Portable Memory Drive with Serious Built-In Security

Everything important anymore is stored on our computers, laptops, and portable flash drives. This data can include personal things like photos, medical information, passwords, the projects we are working on, or the novel we keep starting and stopping. Depending on our jobs, that data can also include sensitive materials that could wreck our companies and livelihoods if it fell into the wrong hands. Knowing that our personal or work information is protected while remaining portable and accessible — especially in this time of hybrid-work locations — is essential, and that’s where the iStorage diskAshur M2 comes in.


Flexispot Sit2Go 2-in-1 Fitness Chair Review: Lets You Stay Productive and Keep in Shape

A few years ago, I purchased an exercise bike with a small desk large enough for a laptop. The exercise bike was uncomfortable, and the desk surface was too small; I never liked it enough to use it regularly. Recently, I’ve been trying out the Flexispot Sit2Go 2-in-1 Fitness Chair. The Sit2Go is a desk chair and exercise bike combination that works with your current standing desk; it’s turned out to be an excellent option for staying active even as I sit writing!



Beyerdynamic PHONUM Wireless Bluetooth Speakerphone Review: Hands-Free Conference and Video Calls Perfected

Conference calls are a fact of life, whether you work in a cubicle, a corner office, a home office, or a camper van on the road. During calls, it is important to hear, be heard, and be able to interact naturally as the conversation flows. That’s not always possible on a phone or laptop, especially when you have multiple people on your end of the call. The Beyerdynamic PHONUM Wireless Bluetooth Speakerphone can help with that.


Lenovo and AT&T Combine Computers and Connectivity Like Cookies and Milk

Whether your workplace has a return-to-work plan or if you’re going to be rocking working permanently in your PJs from your living room, there’s a strong chance you’re going to be getting more and more work done on the go. The pandemic jump-started the concept of working from anywhere, and that’s not going to end even when it’s safe to go back into the water office. Lenovo and AT&T are looking to make this new work from anywhere in the world smoother and more efficient with a pair of Lenovo laptops connected right to that sweet, sweet AT&T mobile network!


Eggtronic Sirius 65W Universal Charger Review: A Powerful 65W USB Type-C GaN Charger for All of Your Gadgets

It seems that most devices I use as of late are charged via USB-C. From my phone to laptop and everything in between, one charging solution works for them all. I often find myself stranded in various places needing to charge, so having another charging option strong enough for everything, including my laptop, is a game-changer; the Eggtronic Sirius 65W Universal Charger does just that.


Mavix M4 Gaming Chair Offers Affordable Comfort While Gaming and Working

I recently reviewed the Mavix M5 Gaming Chair, and I’m currently writing this post while comfortably sitting in it. Mavix is known for comfort, build quality, and premium features; the company has just announced the M4 Gaming Chair, now available for preorder. Starting at $444, the Mavix M4 Gaming Chair comes in as the most affordable option in their line.


Dell Monitors Expanded with Video Conferencing, High Resolution, Portability, and More!

At this point, we’re all heading into close to 18 months of hybrid-to-remote work. One way or another, the idea of getting work done from someplace other than your main office isn’t going away; companies can’t and don’t want to put that genie back into the bottle. Dell is on it with new monitors for when you’re working on the go, working from home, or just upgrading your office gear.


Xebec Tri-Screen 2 Review: Bring Triple the Screens and Triple the Productivity to Your Laptop!

There’s been a few small positives to working from home during the pandemic. One was that I’ve really dialed in what I need to work remotely, in terms of work software and hardware like external mouse, extra monitor, etc. Unfortunately, if I want to work on the go, I can’t easily carry a full-size monitor with me, so I was super excited to review the Xebec Tri-Screen 2 and see if portable multi-screen work was truly possible!