I've been using an HP Mediasmart for the past several months to backup all my PCs, archive my massive photo collection and stream music to all of my media players. This week I found a very easy way to rip my DVDs to my HP MediaSmart EX487.
With all the buzz leading up to the Palm Pre launch, you would think that the Pre would kill off all other smartphones. The other phones are still alive I am happy to report for the sake of my trusty BlackBerry Bold. The Pre officially launched and I finally got the chance to get my hands on it. It didnâ€™t disappoint as it has some key distinguishing features like a GUI optimized for real multitasking.
MacSpeech Dictate is a voice-recognition application for OSx users. I just unboxed a copy of MacSpeech and wrote this review by talking to my MacBook Pro.
iHome's iP71 notebook speakers are feature packed and include an integrated iPod dock. The iP71's sound quality isn't stunning, but there's still a lot to like about this product. The speakers are shielded, which means they're resistant to interference caused by iPhones and other mobile devices.
The Mini 2140 is clearly tailored to suit the needs of business users. Weâ€™ve awarded the Mini 2140 a Notebooks.com Editorâ€™s Choice award for its outstanding build quality, customization options and long battery life. In a sea of netbooks, the Mini 2140 stands out as the only real business machine.
AMD sent over an HP Pavilion dv2 for us to evaluate and I wanted to share some photos of it and my first thoughts. The HP Pavilion dv2 fits somewhere between a premium ultraportable and a netbook, sharing some characteristics of each.
The Otterbox impact case does a great job at protecting the iPhone 3G without adding too much bulk. I've bought a handful of thin iPhone cases, but haven't liked any of them as much as the OttherBox iPhone 3G Impact Case.
The TR-10 is perfectly shaped to plug into an available usb port and place right next to you on your desk or coffee table. Do you find yourself using Skype or iChat for group conference calls, huddling around a single computer trying to understand what's being said by the people on the other side? Just get one of these puppies and place it in the middle of the huddle. The TR-10 is pretty loud and does a good job of making sure your voice is heard by those listening to you one the other line.
I've previously called the Asus 1000HE netbook one of the best values in the netbook market in terms of bang per buck but I had to try it out myself to see if it actually lives up to my expectations. For a typical street price of $375 to $399, the Asus 1000HE netbook simply can't be beat in terms of value. It is one of the best netbooks on the market at any price.
Cocoon Innovations is about to change how women carry their gadgets. This stylish startup's selection of sleeves and bags are the nicest I saw at CES and the only ones that come close to being able to hold everything business women carry on a regular basis.
Have you ever used your laptop as a portable media player or hooked it up to a projector for a presentation at the office? If you have, chances are you also strained your ears to listen to the weak sound trickling out from the underpowered speakers. Want an affordable and portable solution? Then try the B-Flex 2 USB speakers from Jlabs.
RosettaStone can help you or your student learn 31 languages and dialects using a computer instead of books, CDs or lectures. RosettaStoneâ€™s software would make a great gift for anyone who wants to learn a language, but doesnâ€™t want to sit through tortuous lectures. RosettaStone has itâ€™s flaws, but I prefer it to learning languages in a classroom.
A lot of netbooks look and feel like toys, but HPâ€™s blessed the Mini 1000 with design cues borrowed from its Pavilion notebooks, making it the best looking netbook to date. This Mini 1000 is an excellent choice for anyone that understands the limitations of a netbook, likes the idea of simplicity and favors style over having a couple of extra ports and plugs.
Aliph's Jawbone 2 is my favorite Bluetooth headset and an item that should be on the top of your holiday shopping list. It's both highly functional and highly fashionable, pleasing users with its NoiseAssassin technology and sleek styling.
I have used a number of of FM radio adapters like the iTrip in the past, but Griffin has done a great job at improving upon previous approaches. The iTrip is not only for iPods. Any device with a 3.5 mm headphone jack will do, including a laptop.
SanDisk released the world's first 16GB microSDHC card and I think they're a great accessory for notebooks and mobile phones. Like all microSDHC cards, this thing is tiny and can fit on a dime.
I was pleasantly surprised when I got my hands on the Elevator laptop stand by Griffin Technology. Quite simple by design, the Elevator is an extremely well made product. Continue reading for our video review.
I've been using my new MacBook Pro for two weeks now and while it's an impressive notebook it's far from perfect. I know I shouldn't be complaining too much considering Apple replaced my old MacBook Pro with the new 2.53GHz uni-body MacBook Pro free of charge, but there are a few things that really bug me.
Hubert reviews the Voodoo Envy 133, a luxury notebook that costs about $2,100. While the Envy 133 isn't perfect, he said Voodoo "Built the sexiest ultra-thin laptop on the planet."
I love keeping notebooks and gadgets within arm's reach at all times, but surged protectors and tangled cords are pretty unsightly (as my wife gently reminds me on a near daily basis). This bamboo stand from KangaRoom cools your notebook, hides its power adapter and has two slots to charge your mobile devices whiloe hiding their adapters.