Category: Hardware Review

Creating Rituals to Care for Small Things

  Strategy is a big thing, but the success of strategy is based on the shepherding of small things. I recently lost two Small things: a Satechi BT MediaRemote Bluetooth Multi-Media Remote Control for iPhone, iPad & iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, MacBook, and Mac Mini and a Jawbone ICON HD Headset and THE NERD.

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Weeds Finale Reveals the Last iPhone

Cross-posted at iPhone Life. In the Weeds Finale there was only one phone: the iPhone 10. Jenji Kohan and her Weeds team weren’t trying to forecast the future, they were just trying to tell a story. They spent some time, however, imagining the world in which Nancy Botwin existed, and in doing so, they revealed the final iPhone phone design:.

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Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet Review now up at Pen Computing

  The iPad was purportedly inspired by the Star Trek P.A.D.D. or Personal Access Display Device. Those fictional devices had character. As much as I love my iPad, it is to some degree mundane in its elegance, and most of the other manufacturers have chosen to follow the path of exposed glass displays with smooth.

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mEdge Recon Review: Military Grade Cool up at iPhone Life

When I first opened the samples from the mEdge team, I was a little thrown by a green iPad case, its heavy, olive-colored nylon case covered in loops, and what to most people who have seen it, matching olive-colored carpet.  The case waited in line and kept kind of slipping down the testing queue. But.

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Review: Qmadix Vehicle Power Charger with Auxiliary USB Port now up at iPhone Life

I’ve switched recently from a single function power charger in my car to the Qmadix Vehicle Power Charger with Auxiliary USB Port. The white product with blue glow (from the internal LED indicating the unit has power) is well made and offer good utility. Read the full review at iPhone Life.  

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Review: fūl Sidecar tablet bag now on iPhone Life

Bag manufacturers spend much of their design budgets guessing what enough people will like in a bag so that a particular bag will sell well enough to make a profit. People want specific things from their bags. In a world of 7 Billion people, you need a lot of bag designs.Thus companies like fūl create.

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Review: Logitech iPad 2 Keyboard Case and Fold-up Keyboard

Keyboards of tablets are always a compromise if they are built for the tablet (vs. using a full external Bluetooth or USB keyboard). The two Logitech keyboards reviewed here are no different, but each offers a unique reason for being. First up with the Logitech Keyboard Case for iPad 2 that was designed in conjunction.

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Review: Fūl Brooklyn and Joint Venture Tablet/Notebook Computer Cases

I have been using these two Fūl bags for a few days now, and I am mostly impressed, but a bit disappointed when it comes to my personal preference to carry the preverbal digital-kitchen-sink with me on trips. These are high-quality bags, made of 1680 Denier Nylon (and a bit of neoprene in the case.

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Brenthaven Hardshell Folio for iPad

The roughly $40 Brenthaven Hardshell Folio for iPad is a very different kind of case for the iPad. First, it isn’t one of those fancy magnetic cases, so if you want your iPad to flip on at the opening of the case, this is not the case for you. That said, the Apple iPad 2.

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Acer Iconia Tab A500 Review

It may seem a little strange to be writing a review of a shipping tablet just as CES 2012 hits the shutdown button. But unlike much of the gear touted in blogs, endless television coverage and various radio shows, the Acer Iconia Tab A500 is shipping, and at a reasonable price. Many tablet manufacturers have.

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