Reviews Archives

  1. Timbuk2 T-Pack iPad Bag Review

    I’ve posted a review of the Timbuk2 T-Pack iPad bag on my iPad Bag Reviews site. This is the first positive review I’ve put up, which should make a number of folks who have been bugging me requesting this happy. Right guys? Anyways, check it out if you’re in the market for an iPad bag.…

  2. Save $28 on MobileMe

    Shawn helpfully pointed out that I could save a few bucks buy purchasing my MobileMe subscription through Amazon instead of directly from Apple. The only complication with this is that I got the info on Monday and my free trial was expiring on Tuesday. If I bought MobileMe from Amazon on Monday, I wouldn’t receive…

  3. Contact Sync Revisited

    Here I am about to pay $100/year for contact sync. I tried hard to avoid this, having tried pretty much every other solution out there, but none of them worked properly across several Macs plus a BlackBerry. In the end I just need contact sync that works, and so far MobileMe is the only one…

  4. Accessorizing

    Since I change out my laptop and mobile device every year or two, I’ve pretty much stopped buying accessories for them. I’ve got a basic laptop bag for daily use and backpack for travel that work with whatever laptop I’m using, and BlackBerries come with cases, etc. so I don’t buy custom cases, etc. like…

  5. Timbuk2 Blogger = Good Air Bag

    I’m getting old. I can’t think of another reason why it took me so long to find this handy cellphone pocket in my laptop bag. Yes, the same laptop bag I’ve been carrying for over a year. Incidentally, this is by far the best MacBook Air bag I could find. It’s the Timbuk2 Blogger, 2007…

  6. Palm Pre Mini-Review

    I returned my Pre this weekend, and several folks asked for my thoughts on it and why I returned it. I didn’t keep or use the Pre very long, but I did give it a chance. It’s a nice device to be sure. For a 1.0, it’s really quite impressive. Things to like: Great browser.…

  7. Dell Mini 9 vs. Lenovo S10

    I finally decided to pull the trigger on a netbook – and that’s when the fun began. I basically narrowed my choices to the Dell Mini 9 and the Lenovo S10, after reviewing the available choices and reading up on the process of getting Mac OS X running on them. I decided to order both…

  8. How an Eye-Fi Share Card Works

    I’ve been interested in Eye-Fi since Adam Tow told me about them a few years back. I finally received a camera that accepts SD cards in December, so I took the plunge and got the Share version of the card. I didn’t fully understand how it worked at the time – it’s a bit more…

  9. BlackBerry Bold First Impressions

    I was planning to skip the BlackBerry Bold and wait for the Javelin (the updated Curve), but decided to go ahead and get the Bold for a variety of reasons: I wanted 3G I wanted a faster processor for JavaScript, etc. in the browser I played with it a bit and found the keyboard wasn’t…

  10. BusySync, So Far (Mostly) So Good

    I’ve had a rather bumpy relationship with SpanningSync, and as a result several friends have recommended I try BusySync 2.0 beta. I’m very glad they did. BusySync works differently than SpanningSync. Instead of a service, it works directly with Google Calendar with no intermediary service. It does not suffer from any of the issues I…

  11. Traveling with a GPS

    I got a portable TomTom GPS unit last winter – first time I’ve had one. It’s of moderate use around town from time to time, but I’ve found that it’s real value is when I’m on the road. I first brought it with me on a quick trip to LA last month, then again last…

  12. First Trip with the MacBook Air

    I took the MacBook Air with me to Ohio when I spent a few days with the ShareThis team this week. I actually almost brought my MacBook Pro1 because I thought there was a chance I’d be needing to do some Photoshop work while I was there, but I’m glad I brought the Air instead.…