There are fast computers, and then there are FAST COMPUTERS. What you or I might consider fast for a consumer is very different than the needs of an architect, graphic designer, game designer, or any other processor-intensive workload. Lenovo and AMD have upgraded the ThinkStation P620 with the speedy and vaguely threateningly-named AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro Processor, putting absolutely top of the line power into one desktop.
Back in March, when I was told that I would be working from home for the foreseeable future, I knew that I was going to need a monitor to get work done. The issue is that most larger monitors and displays cost a fortune, or have been sold out for months. Then I discovered the Lepow Portable Monitor.
ISOtunes produces headphones for people who work in loud conditions such as workshops, construction, lawn care, and more. Their headphones are designed to reduce outside noise in order to protect your ears from long term hearing loss. The OSHA compliant ISOtunes FREE is their latest product, offering true wireless connectivity while staying true to their goal of hearing protection.
As work becomes more and more global, video conferencing has gone from science fiction to a staple of the modern business world. Lenovo has a way to make that smoother with the ThinkSmart View, a touchscreen video conferencing system to make video chats smoother with Microsoft Teams integration.
Logitech describes their new Logitech Zone Wireless as being, a “wireless Bluetooth headset designed to control your acoustic environment and get stuff done in open workspaces.” In lay terms, the new headset is designed for people who work in open offices or who need to make and take a lot of calls during the day. Is the new headset worth the $199.99 for the Zone Wireless?” Let’s take a look?
Lenovo makes every flavor of business computer out there, but they also create software and hardware for your business needs that go beyond the keyboard. That’s where their new ThinkSmart Hub 500 for Zoom Rooms comes in, with tools to make video conferences level up to something out of Star Trek.
This past week I was scheduled to lead a book discussion. It was a deep and complex work we were going to discuss, and I decided it would be best to have some visual aids. Thankfully, I had the new Acer C202i portable projector in hand for the review. It was simple to use and worked fabulously well!
I recently reviewed the Varidesk ProPlus 36 Electric Sit-Stand desk converter. It’s awesome. (Read my review.) I also reviewed the Varidesk PowerHub. It’s also pretty great. (Read my review.) In the third and last review of this series, we are taking a look at the Varidesk Varichair. This unusual chair was built with sit-stand desks in mind!
I needed more work space, so I recently added a fixed desk to my office’s standing desk and placed my iMac on it. The problem was, my computer was now only usable when seated. Thankfully, the Varidesk ProPlus 36 Electric arrived for review. It once again lets me work both seated and standing. It came fully assembled and ready to go.
When it comes to having a printer at home, I am a firm believer that every home deserves one. There have been plenty of times I’ve had to print a boarding pass, or just a document I needed a physical copy of and wished I had one. But not all printers are created equally, and this is proven by the Epson WorkForce ET-4750.
Poly describes their new Studio USB Video Bar as “built for small rooms and big ideas.” The Poly Studio is a relatively small video conferencing bar that’s packed with tech. It brings surprisingly powerful conferencing tools to any room that has a monitor/tv and a computer. Under $1000, it’s an excellent solution for any organization needing access to video conferencing.
With an influx of advanced gadgets on the market, offices no longer have an excuse to stay in the past. Why write down your appointments when you can get an AI tool to do it for you? With that mindset, you can rearrange your working environment with futuristic items.
Lenovo always comes to CES prepared with a roster of heavy-hitting announcements, and this year is no exception. With ThinkPad X1 Carbon and ThinkPad X1 Yoga updates, some seriously big monitors, and a few amazing accessories to round things out; let’s dive in!
When I was a kid father had a large utilitarian leather briefcase that opened like a clamshell. It wasn’t much to look at but it certainly got the job done. The Wellington & Cromwell Hatch Briefcase takes that classic design to new heights. Made from beautiful leather, it has an elegant look that’s certain to add to your professional appearance.
A few months ago I reviewed the Scosche MagicMount Pro Charge. It is a wireless car charger that holds your phone in place via magnets. I not only love it, but I use it every single day. The same magic is available for your desk thanks to the indoor version of the Scosche MagicMount Pro Charge.
My weeks are filled with meetings. In addition to various weekly meetings with my staff, with students becoming bar or bat mitzvah, and with my various boards, I have numerous meetings each week connected to upcoming weddings and funerals. The Royole RoWrite is a notepad for the digital age, and it is my new best “work-friend.” Reasonably priced, it works.
Let’s face it, as paperless as we’re going, you still need a printer regularly. School forms, medical forms, random reports, all kinds of things still sometimes need to be printed physically. So you need a printer, and you might as well have one that’s compact and can handle everything from basic printing to photos. Enter the Epson XP-6000.
Wedding planning takes a lot of patience and can be even more expensive. So when Jess and I had the opportunity to review Epson’s XP-5100, we instantly knew that we could save a bit of money simply doing what we could to from home.
The folks at Rocketbook make an awesome product. Jot down your thoughts, snap a photo with the app, and upload it to the cloud service or email of your choice. Wipe your notebook clean, and do it all over again. They’ve teamed up with the folks at Think Board to combine Rocketbook’s magic with Think Board’s peel and stick whiteboards to create the Think Board X, so even your murderboard can be properly immortalized in the cloud.
How would you like a rechargeable, durable, multi-purpose, high-performance LED light that can be held in hand, attached to ferrous metal surfaces with its built-in magnet, and aimed in one of 12 indented positions to put the beam right where you need it? If that sounds good, then you’ll want the MAXXEON CYCLOPS WorkStar 800 Rechargeable LED Inspection Light.
I love the Varidesk sit-stand desk I reviewed a few months ago. (Read the review.) It went together in minutes, is exceptionally stable and moves from one position to the next with the push of a button. When I was looking into how best to accessorize the desk I came across the VariDesk ActiveMat Rocker. It is an unusual accessory and worth a serious look.