Browsing Archive 2008
Review: Devotec Solar Charger

Review: Devotec Solar Charger

The nice people at Devotec sent me a Solar Charger to test. It came with collection of adapters, so it can charge a wide variety of electronic devices.Devotec Industries: Solar Battery PowerI was most interested in my iPhone. It’s the device that goes dead first when we are camping, so I wanted to see if ...

Review: HP 2133 Mini Laptop

Review: HP 2133 Mini Laptop

Mini-laptops are finally coming into their own, as small hardware has finally become powerful enough to run typical business applications. The Macbook Air, the Sony TZ series, and the new HP Mini typify mini notebooks. The Air and the TZ are diminutive, to be sure, but they’re no less expensive than a full-sized ...

10 Ways to Make Your Digital Photos Last Forever

10 Ways to Make Your Digital Photos Last Forever

Photographs taken with film fade with age, and even negatives yellow and become brittle. Digital photos, on the other hand, retain the same brilliant color and clarity every time you pull them up on the computer screen—until your hard disk crashes and you instantly lose every photo you’ve ever taken.Yes, digital ...

Review: Jawbone Bluetooth Headset

Review: Jawbone Bluetooth Headset

I hate Bluetooth headsets. Being a geek, I liked the idea of them and tried to be an early adopter, but they all sucked. From the static introduced by poor Bluetooth connections to minor incompatibilities between phones and headsets to the problem of keeping them charged and the fact that they either hurt my ear or ...

Six Reasons I Love My Digital Photo Frame

Six Reasons I Love My Digital Photo Frame

Saturday’s Sheldon comic attacked digital photo frames. You can see it here:Sheldon Comic Strip: Daily Webcomic by Dave KellettSince Sheldon’s grandpa doesn’t quite understand the concept, I thought I’d shed light on all the reasons why I LOVE my digital photo frame.I don’t have to cover my wall with ...

Converting Your Laptop to Flash Memory

Converting Your Laptop to Flash Memory

I have an old Powerbook G4. It’s in great shape, but it’s on power adapter #4, battery #3, and hard disk #3 is failing as I write this article. It’s been deprecated to Kid’s computer but it serves its purpose well and there’s little point in replacing it. It would be nice if it could survive the weekly slide off the ...

iLive Boombox Speaker

iLive Boombox Speaker

I just noticed that my iLive Boombox is REALLY cheap right now at Amazon and it reminded me that I never wrote a review for it. I have owned this boombox for over a year now. I bought it to work with my 1st generation Nano:I moved on to my 2nd generation Nano:I have also used it with Mike’s 80GB iPod ...

Looking for a mini-notebook? Try the EeePC

Looking for a mini-notebook? Try the EeePC

Hello everyone, I’m Thom Allen, and this is my first post on The Gadgets Page. Let’s dig right in.A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to put my hands on the Asus EeePC, which is a small mini style notebook computer. Thanks to Clint Savage for bringing it to a local geek gathering (CodeAway), and giving me a ...

Hello Kitty Online Game

Hello Kitty Online Game

Applications for the BETA are now closed and those of us that applied have been asked to create a video saying why we should be chosen. So, I took a few minutes and filmed a video of myself.I imagined a game of pure unadulterated cuteness without any violence or anything scary, but apparently, there will be ...

Belkin Travel Swivel USB Hub

Belkin Travel Swivel USB Hub

How did this gorgeous little USB hub escape my attention? Just take a moment to enjoy the beauty of it.Seriously, look at it, will ya?You don’t think it’s that beautiful?This is how the Belkin Travel Swivel USB Hub is shown on Belkin’s website. This is how it is shown on Amazon. It just looks like a ...