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Jan 122015
 

The Roost Portable Laptop Stand For 15-in MacBook Pro Retina and 17-in MacBook Pro
Working on a laptop all day long it’s not an easy job. If you’re one of those professionals always on the go and the coffee shop around the corner is your preferred office, you must know how tiring and difficult for your body is to work countless hours in an uncomfortable position. While in a regular office you can use a laptop stand and external keyboards and mice to improve your working position, things are not that easy while on the road.

A while back we featured the Flio laptop stand which allows road warriors to improve their posture when working on the go. While the Flio is still our preferred portable laptop stand when not in the office, there are people out-there who need an en even more raised laptop position to ergonomically work in improvised offices. For those people, and not only, we present you the Roost Portable Laptop Stand.

ALSO CHECK the AViiQ Portable Ergonomic Laptop Stand and the Ridge Portable Laptop Stand.

The Roost was initially designed for 13″, 15″ and 17″ MacBook Pro laptops, but it’s also compatible with 13″-17″ non-Apple notebooks. A full list of compatible models is available here. The minimalist laptop stand is handmade in Detroit, US, it’s made of super-light Carbon Fiber and Delrin (the same material used in guitar picks), weights only 6.5oz (183g) and has a load capacity of 132+ lbs (that’s about 60kg).
The Roost raises your laptop screen about 10″ from the desk (that’s about 25 cm) and requires an external keyboard and mouse for usage.

$75 | BUY NOW
Dec 272014
 

47 Coolest Car Gadgets To Bring Your Wheels To The Future

There are many cool developments going on in the car industry and manufacturers around the world are bringing more and more cool technologies and gadgets on board of our vehicles every day. But most of these new technologies and cool car gadgets are introduced only in the newest models and very few find their way to oldest cars. So what to do if you have an older car or if you purchased last year’s “latest model” and you start feeling it’s not gadgetized enough?

I gathered bellow 47 of the coolest car gadgets I found around. These gadgets are designed and built to make your old car feel newer and to allow you to get access to the latest technologies and gadgets without needing to pay for a whole new car.

Which one is your favorite? I LOVE 26 and 40!
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below and make sure you share this post with your friends! They need help to upgrade their old wheels as well!

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Dec 172014
 

iPad Air 1 And iPad Air 2 Bluetooth 3.0 Keyboard case -  SOTKE002400 - Front And BAck Views
The iPad Air 2 Bluetooth Keyboard Case from Brando.com is a convenient way to protect your iPad and always have with you a keyboard to help you better play, write emails or simply transform your tablet into a laptop and accomplish your daily stuff.

The Bluetooth keyboard case is designed for iPad Air 2, but it’s works very well with the first generation of iPad as well and can be used as external keyboard even with Android or Windows devices (anything that supports Bluetooth connectivity).
Actually, in this video review, I am using an iPad Air 1 and, as you see, it’s a perfect fit. The case comes with a full qwerty keyboard and a bunch of dedicated keys to control the most used iPad functions such as volume, settings, screen brightness music playlist controls and copy/paste options. The case connects to your iPad via Bluetooth 3.0 (there are no wires to connect), sports a 350mAh internal rechargeable battery that allows up to 140 hours of uninterrupted usage on a 5 hours full charge, incorporates a desk stand and is available in three colors – Silver, Gold and Gray.

I used the iPad Keyboard Case for about 1.5 weeks and, even though I am not a big fan of using external keyboards and mice on tablets, I must admit it turned out useful more times than I was expecting! Being able to type a long email on my tablet was a actually cool …

The iPad Air Bluetooth Keyboard Case is available for $39 US. Check it out for more info …

$39 | BUY NOW
MORE: GADGETS | IPAD | OFFICE
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Nov 072014
 

Flio - The Portable Laptop Raiser Stand That Will Make Your Life Easier When Working On The Go

While many manufacturers tried to make low priced portable laptop raiser stands for people working on the go, not many can brag they achieved their objective!
Well, today I’ll show you a minimalist portable laptop stand that finally did it the right way! Meet the Flio … the 0.31″ (that’s 8mm) thick portable stand that can be carried in your laptop’s sleeve and used wherever you you are!

The Flio is designed to raise your laptop to a comfortable position and allow you to work in a more ergonomically! The stand features two raising angles, a center opening to help your laptop stay cool and is made of three fancy wooden pieces (available in hardwood and caramel or natural white Bamboo) stack together in a strong and stable triangle shape. When not in use, the Flio dismantled wooden pieces are held together and compact by small magnets inserted in the wood.

The Flio portable laptop stand is in project mode at Kickstarter and you can secure one for an early bird price of $31. Check it out, and share it with your friends! I bet most of them will love you for helping them correct their working posture while on the go!

*EDIT – 2015-01-20 – The Flio successfully finished the Kickstarter campaign and is available to purchase here.

$50+ | BUY NOW
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Nov 052014
 

Journeyman Messenger Commuter Bag From Intrepid Bags
Every real man needs a cool leather bag to pass his fashion statement!
The Journeyman Commuter from the Intrepid Bag Co is just a such bag designed to send a message around and increase your “manliness score”! Cool cross-body design, high-end full-grain Latigo saddle leather with Herringbone lining and US Marine parachute nylon stitching, solid steel hardware, 2-in padded side-mounted strap, minimalist looks and spacious interior … are just of few of the elements recommending the Journeyman Commuter.

ALSO CHECK the Saddle Barbican Hard Leather Messenger Bag By Brooks England and the Polo Ralph Lauren Leather Messenger Bag we featured earlier.

The bag is design to cover daily commuters and light travelers gadgetry transportation needs and features a suspended 13-in laptop pocket, leather dedicated iPhone and iPad pockets, chargers and cables special pocket, 3 quick document slots as well as a hidden passport pocket and 3 pen holders.

Stay tuned, we’re working with the guys from Intrepid Bag Co and we’ll feature a full product review soon.

$355 | BUY NOW
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Sep 302014
 

Chrome Bravo Night Rolltop Backpack With 3M Reflective Panel
You like it or not there are times you need to travel after the sun sets! I know it sounds very dramatic, but I am not thinking at “The Walking Dead” type of night travelling to cross the country looking for a safe place to settle, I am thinking more about commuting from work to home, going out to run a couple of errands or grab some grocery or even going to see some friends!

Either you move by walking, biking, skateboarding or whatever other way, when traveling at night your need to stay visible.

The Bravo Night Backpack was designed to help in such situations! The backpack features a rolltop build, has a clean, black design so you can use it at school, work and anywhere else, and features a wide 3M reflective panel visible from up to 100 meters at night.

ALSO READ about the Funnell, The Ejectable Jacket Backpack and the Boblbee Megalopolis Aero Raider’s Back Protector Backpack.

The Bravo Night has an extensible format and, be used as a commuter bag (20 liters volume) as well as a grocery backpack (40 liters expanded), sports a welded-waterproof main compartment made of Cordura canvas to keep your gear safe even in the rain and an easy-to-reach front padded laptop sleeve which can be accessed even if the bag is expanded and full of gear.

Two cross compression straps situated on the front of the backpack were included to allow hauling extra gear such as wheel sets, frames, helmets and wet gear.

$180 | BUY NOW
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Sep 252014
 

Laptop Butler Or How To Enjoy A Coffee While Working With Your Notebook On Your Lap
This question always puzzled me … and, unfortunately, more often than not, I end up spilling the coffee all over the place! While I am not a big fan of working with my laptop on my lap and I prefer the comfort of a real desk with two 1920×1080 external screens, sometimes I have to go through the hassle of getting things done and enjoy a coffee away from my desk!

The Laptop Butler seems to be the perfect gadget designed to overcome this problem! The device features a clamping mechanism and a black mesh bag to hold your coffee cup. Simply clamp the coffee cup holder to the side of your laptop, place your coffee cup in the mesh bag and you’re ready to roll and no longer worry* about spilling your caffeine shot again!

*Note To Self: Make sure you get the center of gravity right, or … else!

$19.95 | BUY NOW
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