Archive for the 'Gadgets' Category

Tech Gear to Avoid

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

GadgetThe linked article gives a breakdown on tech gear that may seem like a good deal but which should probably be avoided. In many cases it’s possible to get a much better item for just a little more money.

Here’s the short version of what not to buy:

  • Budget Android gadgets
  • 17-inch laptops
  • Bridge cameras
  • Entry-level e-readers
  • Budget LCD TVs


Tech Gadgets You Shouldn’t Buy

Monday, December 5th, 2011

ShoppingHere’s a list of tech gadgets that you probably should NOT purchase during the Christmas season, many of them because smartphones and tablets already have the gadget’s functionality. The linked article does allow for exceptions, but generally recommends against purchasing these types of items:

  • Feature Phones (non-smartphones)
  • Standalone GPS Units
  • Netbooks
  • Pocket Camcorders
  • Portable Gaming Consoles
  • Portable Media Players (think iPod)
  • Point-and-Shoot Cameras


The USB Power Strip

Saturday, September 4th, 2010

Power StripWith so many devices using USB connectors as power/charging sources, I guess it was only a matter of time before someone created the USB power strip. A bit on the expensive side, however, and I prefer the USB-enabled power outlet for sheer geek cred.


Swiss Army Flash Drive

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

USBFor the geek in your life, Victorinox is releasing a Swiss Army Knife that includes a secure USB drive.

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(via engadget)

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Maximizing Your Power Strip, Part 3

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Power StripIn the third installment of an ongoing series, Chad’s News is pleased to introduce the Electroman power strip and surge protector.

(via Neatorama)

Gadgets on the Horizon

Monday, January 12th, 2009

GadgetThe Consumer Electronics Show was held last week in Las Vegas. The linked article lists some of the more interesting gadgets on display, including nice last-gasp efforts from Palm and Polaroid.

(via Kim Komando)

Maximizing Your Power Strip, Part 2

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

Power StripIn an update to this post, there is now an even better way to save your power strip from those huge AC adapters. But remember that you can only draw so much juice through these things…


Maximizing Your Power Strips

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

Power Strip

Something that should have been invented a long time ago (and they’re inexpensive as well):


And for those who want to dispense with having to purchase both power strip and extenders, there’s the PowerSquid.