Reviews Archives

  1. Droid Pro First Impressions

    I have been waiting for a few years for someone to create an Android device in a candybar format with a keyboard on the bottom. I ordered the Droid Pro the first day it was available and used it for the last 2 days, switching from the Droid 2. Here are some initial impressions. Overall,…

  2. 11″ MacBook Air First Impressions

    Inspired by Corey, here are a few thoughts on the 11″ MacBook Air. This is my third Air. I previously had the first generation (SSD) and the second generation (also SSD) 13″ models. The size is really amazing. Perhaps more amazing, the machine doesn’t feel fundamentally compromised. The 11″ is a very capable replacement for…

  3. Temple Bags iPad Case Review →

    I’ve posted an in-depth review of the Temple Bags iPad case on my iPad case reviews site.

    Temple Bags

    I have some specific criticisms of this case, but I was pleased and impressed by the response from Steve at Temple Bags. I’m looking forward to seeing their next offerings.

  4. 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.…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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.…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…