Product Reviews

Jun 202016
 

Flip Up Laptop Stand, Laptop Lap Desk And Laptop Standing Stand
The Flio Up one of the most versatile and lightweight all-in-one laptop stands around and is designed to help you hold an ergonomic position whether you’re working in the office, cooking a cool recipe in the kitchen or simply browsing the net for fun on your La-Z-Boy!

The Flio Up, made by the same company behind the famous now Flio Stand, triples as a classic laptop raiser, a standing stand as well as a dedicated lapstand with mouse support, it’s build of lightweight bamboo light (it weights only 0.92 lbs – that means around 420 grams), can hold up to 44 lbs (20 KG), it’s adjustable for laptop heights of 7.9-in or 9.8-in (20 or 25cm), it’s designed to flawlessly dissipate your laptop’s heat and is compatible with tablets and laptops ranging from 10.4-in to 17-in.

The Flio Up is in project mode at Kickstarter, it already reached the funding cap and you can reserve yours for as little as $44 US.
Check it out! It’s well worth the time and money!

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Sep 082015
 

Carry-on Backpack Travel Bag By Standard Luggage
Standard’s Backpack Travel Bag is a cool versatile carry-on bag designed to help you travel like a boss! Either you’re into world travels or you just need a cool weekender, you need to stop by and check out the new Carry-on Backpack Travel Bag.

Designed by Canadian start-up Standard Luggage and built for professional and casual travelers, the carry-on bag can be easily transported as a shoulder messenger bag, a duffel, a hand case or a backpack, as the situation requires it! The bag is packed with multiple internal compartments to store your clothes, shoes and bigger gear, a separated laptop compartment on the back which also includes a smaller tablet pocket, as well as a smaller gear organizer and three easy-to-reach big external pockets (two on the front and one on the bag’s back) for stuff you need quick access to, such as passports, cell phones, documents, chargers and so on!

The Carry-on Backpack Travel Bag is waterproof and has water sealant zippers to protect your gear from rain and snow, has a 40 liters capacity (adjustable to 50 liters via a built-in expansion zipper, comes in black with orange or teal accessories (both accessories kits are included, has a clamshell opening system for easy packing and unpacking, includes a rain cover and comes with conceivable backpack straps and a shoulder padded strap. Check it out for more info or to get yours!

$175 | BUY NOW
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Apr 112015
 

Stood Minimalist Wooden Laptop Stand
Here at CoolPile.com, we’re often on the road and most of times we have to work in improvised offices, coffee shops or even while commuting or traveling by train and airplanes. So, working ergonomically is not that easy as it sounds!!!

This is how we came across the Stood Laptop Stand. The Stood is an ultra-portable laptop raiser, features a lightweight beach wood build, is easy to mount and un-mount, and, given it’s minimalist design, it’s very easy to store and transport while not in use. Simply unhook the two stand wooden pieces, place them on the lid of your laptop, secure them with the included rubber band and you’re ready for the road!

We did many product reviews during the past years, and you should know by now that we’re not easy on recommending gear. But, if you’re in the market for a good portable laptop stand, the Stood Laptop Stand is a perfect choice. Check the video review bellow and head to their website to get one if you like what you see!

$21.15 | BUY NOW
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Dec 192014
 

Plinth - The Ultimate Universal Tablet Stand - Opened And Closed View
Plinth is a minimalist, universal tablet stand designed to make your life easier at home, at the office and while on the go! The Plinth is a truly universal device and works with all iPad models, Android and Windows phones and tablets, Kindle, iPhone – with or without cases. Not bigger than an iPhone 4, the Plinth stays quiet in your pocket, bag or tablet sleeve waiting to help you when you need it. Once you’re ready to fix your tablet into a more convenient reading or working position, the Plinth deploys with a touch of a button and is ready to offer a more comfortable and ergonomic position in less than a second – check out the video for a full demo on how it works.

I used the Plinth for about two days and I find a perfect mix between portability and usability. Big enough to comfortably and securely hold a 10.1-in tablet, while small enough to fit in your jeans pocket (literally), the Plinth is one of the most convenient tablet stands I came across. Not only that, but, as my regular PC is a small 11.6-in laptop, I used the Plinth as a laptop stand for these two days and it worked out perfectly. On the lowest angle position, the Plinth allowed me to raise my laptop to about 3-4-in (that’s about 10-12 cm), just what I needed for a more comfortable working position and better heat dissipation.

The Plinth is available in 4 color variations (graphite/grey, graphite/teal, white/grey, white/green) and will set you back $32 US, which, given it ingenious design and increased portability it’s a very reasonable price. Check it out …

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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 …

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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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Oct 282014
 

Bluetooth iPhone and Android Tempo Monitor By BlueMaestro
A while back we featured the Blue Maestro Tempo Monitor. Today, we’re back with news from Blue Maestro – they upgraded both the monitoring device as well as their mobile apps, making them even cooler!
For first, the monitoring device, which used to track only temperature, now also tracks barometric pressure stats as well as humidity info. On the software side, both Android and iOs apps got redesigned, making user interaction even easier.

The upgraded Tempo Monitor connects to your devices via low energy Bluetooth 4.0 and iBeacon for iOs gadgets, works up to 165ft (that’s 50 meters) distance, is water and weather proof (which makes in a perfect choice if you want to track outdoors stats), stores historical data for the last 30 days, allows temperature alerts triggered by high and low thresholds and has a battery life of around 12 months.

What I really liked about the Tempo is how simple the setup process is. Simply instal the free iPhone or Android app, turn on the monitor and wait a couple of second for it to automatically connect. That’s it, after a couple of seconds, the barometric pressure, temperature and humidity data starts to download on your phone and displays on the main dashboard.
The Tempo Monitor works locally via Bluetooth and, because of this, does not need to be hooked up to your wireless or wired internet network. Another cool feature is that the unit continues to monitor and track the setup parameters even if you’re not around, allowing you to download the recorded data as soon as you get into the Bluetooth range of the device. Available in white, black, gray and pebble (marble).
Cool, isn’t it? Check out the review video bellow and let me know your thoughts in the comments bellow.

$65 | BUY NOW
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