There’s one proven concept I learned a while back – “The best gadget ever is the one you have with you“.
Given you always have your wallet and your smartphone on you, and, as you can not squeeze gear INTO your smartphone (dah!!!), I compiled a list of 33 gadgets you can always carry in your wallet and use them as you need them to improve your daily routine. Well, not all of them at the same time, but you get the point …. – also check this cool post – 43 Cool Gadgets To Help You Sneak Booze Almost Everywhere!
Any other favorite gear I might have forgotten to add? Let me know in the comments and I’ll update the list …
I know you want the best possible laptop with the most powerful processor, huge amounts of RAM, a dedicated video card and almost unlimited storage space. Heck, an ultrabook would be amazing, but how about a big, powerful gaming mean-machine you can hardly describe as a laptop? Should it be an 11-in, a 13.3-in a 15-in or a 17-in? And the screen … should it be touch or not, should it be high resolution or lower res is just fine?
There are many laptop buying guides out there – some are too technical, some don’t have enough info and some have too much. Don’t worry, I’ll help you find the best laptop for the lowest budget possible and I’ll even tell you where to buy it.
I will do this in a simple way, in plain English so even a 5 years old will be able to follow through. But before that, let me tell you a little story … There was a time (about 4-5 years ago) when buying a laptop meant either having a huge budget to buy a good computer or having a low budget and ending up with a crappy one! Everything was in the budget. Most times we sacrificed features (read video output, Kensington lock, backlit keyboard, decent sound) to squeeze in a bit of extra power. At that time technology was expensive.
How about now? Now technology is cheap. So, with a bit of preparation, you can get the perfect laptop for your needs an the cheap. Grab a pen and a piece of paper or open your favorite note taking app and let’s get you a new laptop: ……………
For those of you “always-on-the-go” professionals out there who already got into trouble at least once for not being able to quickly come up with a printed sheet of paper – enter the Planon PrintStik 905M – The Pocket Sized Bluetooth Printer.
The PrintStik is a direct thermal printer that features 200×400 dpi monochrome printing up to 3 pages per minute. The unit is powered by a rechargeable battery (a 3 hours charges gives you enough power to print up to 25-30 pages), comes with a 20 pages paper cartridge, is connects to PC and Mac computers, iOS, Android, Blackberry and Windows smartphones and tablets via USB cable or Bluetooth.
Nokia Lumia 2520 – here’s Nokia’s first attempt to impress the 10-inch tablet market – also check the iPAd Air and the Wikipad Extreme Gaming Tablet.
The first Nokia tablet comes in a 10.1-inch classic tablet format, features a ClearBlack IPS LCD with 1920×1080 (full HD) resolution, a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, a 8,000 mAh rechargeable battery, 2GB RAM, 32GB on-board storage, MicroSD expandable storage, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, Micro SIM (LTE compatible) and an USB 3.0 port. Lumia 2520 will be offered in US via AT&T and Verizon with a price tag of $500 US.
Pretty impressive for a new comer to the tablet market! What’s your take on the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet?
“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.”
? Ray Bradbury
The 3,000 classic book USB drive is a very practical way to catch up on your reading. The USB drive features the works of Charles Dickens, Jane Austin, Oscar Wilde, Emily Bronte, H.G. Wells, Conan Doyle and many more. Simply plug it in your laptop of desktop PC and start reading literature masterpieces. The USB drive is compatible with Windows and MAC systems and no additional software is required for enjoying the books.
In a world where ultrabooks are kings and most laptop manufacturers are making efforts to make their products thinner, smaller and lighter the guys from GScreen decided to go for screen real estate and pulled a 17-in dual HD screen laptop weighting 10 pounds (4.5 Kg). Are you ready to let go on portability for processing power and screen real estate? Let’s check out the SpaceBook’s technical specs:
Two 17.3-in LED-Backlit Screens, each with HD resolution (1920 x 1080 px)
Third generation Intel I7-720QM Quad core @ 1.73 gHz
8GB DDR virtual memory
1GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 250M GPU 1333Mhz
500GB HDD @ 7,200 RPM
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 6-in1 Media card reader
Built-in stero speakers
While dual screen laptops have been around since a couple of years ago, I am still impressed by the amazing screen real estate packed in the SpaceBook 17. I am looking forward to see an updated version featuring the forth generation of Intel processors, an upgraded video card, at least double the RAM and a SSD storage drive. The 17.3 in laptop format is big enough to jam all these inside while still assuring a proper cooling process.
What’s your take on this Behemoth GScreendual screen laptop? Would you get one for your daily computing needs?
The coffee table is made of solid wood and incorporates a fully functional 32″ screen computer protected by a water safe tempered-glass surface that can safely hold various objects (books, remote controllers, glasses and dishes). Here are some technical specs of the embedded tablet:
32″ touch screen with six touch points and HD resolution (1366 x 728)
Anti-glare LCD screen
Intel Core i5 at 3.2 Ghz processor
500 GB hard drive
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Enabled
4 USB ports, DVI, audio-out and microphone ports
Wireless keyboard and mouse included in the package
Powered by Microsoft Windows 8
So … are you ready to let go your “dumb-coffee table” and move on to a smart-one? Let’s hear you in the comments…
If you’re a CoolPile.com reader, chances are you like gadgetry and tech stuff (dah!!!), which means you have an idea about basic PC maintenance and fixing. Well … you must know how unpleasant is to visit friends or relatives and end up fixing their PC for hours and hours, loosing the entire evening while the rest of the group has fun.
The Jumpshot USB Drive was designed to end your pain! Simply plug it into a Windows PC and the program will launch and fix the PC for you. The coolest part is that it works even if a virus is preventing Windows to boot. The Jumpshot removes viruses, trojans, scamware, spyware, disables junk and crapware, uncluters your browser, tweaks Windows for maximum protection and performance, reclaims hard drive space and protects your identity.
The cool part about the Jumpshot is that it’s very easy to use (you only need to stick the USB flash drive in your PC’s USB plug and it will automatically take care of the rest). For the techies out-there – in case you do not like any of the automated adjustments, JumpShot allows you to UNDO them with a simple mouse click.
The JumpShot USB drive is a 8GB flash drive that comes with the JumpShot software already installed. Two full scans are included in the purchasing price, additional scans can be purchased on the JumpShot.com website.
With Windows 8 being a new breed of operating system levitating around classic information input (mouse, keyboard) and more modern technologies like the touchscreen, we welcome Asus’s newest mouse release – The VivoMouse.
The VivoMouse was conceived combining a classic mouse with a laptop trackpad. The mouse part brings it’s ease of usage in navigating around the PC OS, while the trackpad comes with the advantages of multi-touch gestures (two-fingers scrolling, swiping, easy side-scrolling and pinch-to-zoom).
The design, other than being cool looking, also allows the user to control via thumb movements devices like meeting projectors and PC media machines – so not only the VivoMouse allows improved Windows 8 navigation, but it can also effectively act as a remote control at the office or in your living room.
The Asus VivoMouse should be available on the markets in Q3 2013.
Let’s hear you in the comments … What do you think the future of PC mice will look like? How will be interact with our computers in 5, 10, 20 years from now?