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Aug 112014
 

Bee Towers Universal Tablet Stand by XARMotion

We are always on the lookout for a good tablet stand! Here’s what we usually look for when checking out new stand: ease in accommodating various sized tablets (from 7″ mini tablets to the 9.7″ iPad and the 10.1″ Android tablets); fully adjustable to reach most positions without the need of moving it around; strong build to resist wear and stress at home and office and universal design to fit into the decor.

During the past two weeks I had the pleasure to use and test the Xar Motion Bee Towers.
This stand has 6 adjustment points that allow users to place the table in almost any position. You can raise or lower the tablet height, twist or tilt the tablet holder, extend the telescopic arm to extend your reach, spin the arm 360 degrees to get the best view, and so on… (check the video in the post for an extensive walk-through of of all features).

The Bee Towers is designed to work with all tablet sizes. You can adjust the tablet holder to fit any tablet sized between from 7″ to 10.1″ (this includes Google Nexus 7, the iPad and the most Android and Windows tablets out there). Mounting the holder was an easy job and did not require any special tools (check the mounting instructions in the pics below). Simply screw the arm into the base, snap the base cover in position, mount the tablet holder onto the upper side of the arm and you’re ready to go. The rest is simply a question of adjusting the holder to the desired position.

The XAR Motion Bee Towers is well built and does a good job as floor tablet stand. It comes in two color versions (blue-orange and blue-black) as well as a metal base version. For more details about the Bee Towers or to order one check the XAR Motion website.

$199 | BUY NOW
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Jul 292014
 

FUUT Desk Feet Hammock
The FUUT desk rest hammock is a very cool concept that allows you to improve your working position and rest your tired feet while getting things done.
The feet hammock is made of strong cotton, comes with steel hooks that attach to the sides of your desk, adjustable polyethylene ropes which allow hammock height adjustment and comes in 6 different colors.

$30 | BUY NOW
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Jun 162014
 

Cubify Sense 3D Scanner Scanning Shoe And Displaying On Laptop
3D printing made big leaps in the past couple of years. As 3D printing quality increased and prices decreased over the years, more and more people are starting to use 3D printing on regular bases.
A while back we featured the Cube 3D printer from Cubify. which is a smaller, home and office-friendly printer designed to print small scale objects. Today, I want to tell you about another gadget from Cubify, the Sense 3D Scanner, which is designed to help you create and generate the printing plans by simply scanning the object you want to print.

The 3D scanner works on all major PC platforms (Windows 7 and 8 as well as Mac OS X 10.8 and later), has a reasonable field of view for it’s size (Horizontal: 45°; Vertical: 57.5°; Diagonal: 69°) and features automatic object recognition and extraction, simple and powerful software cropping and processing as well as full integration with the Cube 3D printer from Cubify for seamless object reproduction.

$419 | BUY NOW
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May 162014
 

FLOTE m2 Floor Stand Or How To Use Your Tablet Hands Free!

The Flote M2 adjustable floor tablet stand is one of the best stands money can buy.
Designed by Dave Cutler of DCS Concepts, the Flote is a premium product which follows the cool stylish design of Apple gadgets, is manufactured using high quality, resistant materials such as high-grade aluminum and solid steel and allows huge versatility in positioning, so you always get the best viewing angle and ease of usage!

The Flote M2 can be adjusted to any position. Literally! The iPad cradle features a metallic ball joint which attaches to the tablet stand via a strong magnetic mechanism allowing you to rotate the tablet and fluidly adjust it’s position to any direction. More than that, the sustaining pole rotates around it’s axe to help you get easy access when sitting down or getting up from your favorite chair (simply toss it on the side and you’re ready to pass unobstructed), the “boom” (which is the piece holding the tablet cradle) can be adjusted for the perfect height and a length extension allows easy reach when the stand can not be positioned near the sitting place.
Flote M2 Adjustable Floor Tablet - iPad Cradle The sustaining pole has a curved design for easy transportation, which, given the weight of the base, is a big plus when you need to move the stand around.

I used the Flote M2 tablet floor stand for about 2 weeks now and I must confess this is a gadget I did not know I always wanted!
My first thought was: “Why use a tablet stand when you can hold your tablet in your hands” (as most people do)!
Well … this is the part I was wrong with. Using a tablet stand means comfort! Comfort to take notes when you listen to a video tutorial on your tablet, or have the whole family in that Skype video chat (without constantly tweaking the tablet position so everyone fits in), or holding the kid in your arms when watching cartoons, or playing Candy Crash without Max the Kitten all over the tablet (yeap … that’s him, Mr Curiosity, in the user pics below), or cooking a cool recipe from the iPad without fearing flour or water damage, or fixing something by following a Youtube tutorial, or watching live sports on the tablet while still being able to manipulate the remote controller and the smartphone at the same time (yeap … I do that from time to time!!!)!
Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying you can’t do any of the above without a tablet stand, I’m just saying it’s so easier to do them with the Flote M2. And I did not even imagine it before trying it!

Check out the picture gallery in the post for more details and close-up images as well as the video for a full 8 minutes hands-on review which describes all the Flote M2 features and how easy it mounts. For more information about the tablet stand or to buy one check the manufacturer site or their Amazon listing.

Also, if you’re in the market for a tablet stand but you’re looking for something smaller, more office-compatible, please check the Flote Desktop ($219.99 US) and the Flote Orbit ($129.99 US) from the same manufacturer and take advantage of a cool 10% OFF for Mother’s Month Sale (use coupon code MOMSTHEBEST to activate the discount).

$299.99 | BUY NOW
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May 132014
 

Twelve South iMac And Apple Display BackPack Storage Addon
It hard to keep the pace with Apple’s cool, linear and minimalist gadgets design and make sure your office and your desk are in a perfect design harmony with your preferred gadgetry!

This being said, let me introduce you to the iMac BackPack from the Apple exclusive designer and accessories manufacturer Twelve South.
The Twelve South BackPack is made of solid steel, is compatible with all iMacs and Apple displays and offers an ingenious attachable storage solution for smaller gadgets. The devices can be attached on the front or on the back of the iMac and uses two clips as well as the gravity to secure it’s position.

$34.99 | BUY NOW
May 012014
 

Finsix Dart - The World's Smallest Laptop Adapter
Did you ever ask yourself why power adapter are so big and bulky? In a world where mobility and adaptability are the main keywords in the business world, laptop chargers are as bulky as they used to be 10 years ago! I always get frustrated about this when I pack my laptop and get it ready for a trip or for commute. I even considered the charger size as decision factor for the purchase of my actual laptop – you can read about how I chose my laptop here.

ALSO READ about the Birksun Solar Powered Backpack Gadget USB Charger.

Now, after this little bitching session, let me show you a cool gadget – as ugly, bulky, heavy and big your laptop adapter is, you don’t have to worry about it! The Finsix Dart charger is here to save you from the hassle of carrying a bring in your bag. The Dart laptop adapter is similar in shape with an iPhone charger but twice as long and it also includes an USB plug for charging smartphones and tablets. The Dart packs 65W of power and it’s compatible with most laptops out there (validate your particular model’s compatibility on the product page).

Finsix Dart is is project mode over at Kickstarter and you can secure one for an early bird price of $89. Delivery scheduled as of November 2014.

$89 | BUY NOW
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Apr 232014
 

Twelve South BookArc Möd - Stylish MacBook Wooden Vertical Stand
The Twelve South BookArc Möd was designed to be a vertical stand for your MacBook.
Why? Well … because it simply looks cool on your desk. Among the few practical advantages of the BookArc are saving some desk space and hiding the charger and external screen cables. Is that enough added value for the paid price? That’s up to you, but I can only tell you one thing … this baby looks cool!

$79.99 | BUY NOW
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