Author Archives: Shane McGlaun


SPUD lets you take a pop-up 24-inch screen on the road

SPUD lets you take a pop-up 24-inch screen on the road

The challenge with working from the road for many people is that even with a laptop, often the screen is too small to be truly productive. A new portable display called the SPUD has landed on Kickstarter and this gizmo will make it a snap to carry a large screen with you for all your devices wherever you go. SPUD is a collapsible, pop-up projection screen measuring 24-inches diagonally.

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EE Robin Tablet aims at kids on the go, packs quad-core processor and LTE

EE Robin Tablet aims at kids on the go, packs quad-core processor and LTE

EE has announced the next-generation Robin tablet for kids is now available. The new Robin tablet has 4G connectivity and is enclosed in a rugged bumper case to protect the tablet from drops and bumps. The new Robin tablet has singleplayer and multiplayer motion gaming and an improved Hopster entertainment and learning app.

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Zotac VR Go backpack PC takes virtual reality gaming on the road

Zotac VR Go backpack PC takes virtual reality gaming on the road

Zotac is mostly known for making small form factor PCs and video cards and it has a nice reputation in those categories. The company has launched something a bit different from what it is known for with a new VR system called the VR Go backpack PC. The machine is at its core a small form factor gaming PC, but it can be fitted into a harness that allows you to carry the system on your back.

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Elgato Eve Motion wireless sensor with HomeKit tech turns things off for you

Elgato Eve Motion wireless sensor with HomeKit tech turns things off for you

Elgato has unveiled its latest product called the Eve Motion. As the name suggests the Eve Motion is a wireless motion sensor that has HomeKit tech inside. It can be placed inside or outside the home and will automatically activate HomeKit Scenes and accessories. The Eve Motion is able to turn things on or off when it detects the presence or absence of motion such as power outlets, HVAC systems, lights, and combinations of devices.

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V-Moda Forza Metallo custom 3D printed caps cost $7,500 in platinum

V-Moda Forza Metallo custom 3D printed caps cost $7,500 in platinum

V-Moda has unveiled a new series of headphones that are all in-ear style called the Forza series. The line includes three products including the Forza, Forza Metallo, and Forza Metallo Wireless. All of the headphones share some of the same features including 5.8mm micro dynamic drivers and Hi-Res audio certifications from Japan Audio Society.

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Huawei Fit smartwatch leaks packing e-ink display

Huawei Fit smartwatch leaks packing e-ink display

A new Huawei wearable has leaked that claims to be called the Huawei Fit. The watch looks very similar to the Pebble Time Round and even has an e-ink or e-paper round face like the Pebble wearable. What we can tell from the images isn't; that much, but the wearable has a swim mode indicating that it will be waterproof.

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Master Dynamic MW50 wireless on-ear headphones rock 40mm beryllium drivers

Master Dynamic MW50 wireless on-ear headphones rock 40mm beryllium drivers

Master Dynamic has unveiled its latest audio device called the MW50 On-Ear Headphones and they are wireless and meant for use anywhere you want to hear music. The MW50 have an industrial design and are made with premium materials. The bulk of the headphones are made from stainless steel and machined aluminum.

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Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 end of sales was October 31, 2016

Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 end of sales was October 31, 2016

If you are familiar with the Windows operating system, you are probably aware that Microsoft has a lifecycle for its older operating systems that includes launch, on sale, end of sale, and end of support dates. Microsoft has announced that the end of sales for Windows 7 and 8.1 for PCs with the OS pre-installed ended as of October 31, 2016.

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Glide CMRA strap adds two cameras to the Apple Watch

Glide CMRA strap adds two cameras to the Apple Watch

Some owners of the Apple Watch lament the fact that the wearable has no cameras on it for taking selfies or other images on the go. A company called Glide has a new product that will fix that omission and won't impact the runtime of the Apple Watch itself. The product is called the CMRA strap.

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Apple cuts Mac flash storage upgrade pricing

Apple cuts Mac flash storage upgrade pricing

If you are in the market for a new Mac computer storage upgrades for the older Mac Pro and MacBook machines have been reduced at Apple. If you like the idea of spending big money on the Mac Pro with its umbrella holder style, you will want to hear this. Apple has cut the price of storage upgrades for buyers of the Mac Pro. The base amount of storage is still a 256GB PCIe-based flash device. Upgrades include 512GB or 1TB of the same type of storage media.

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InstruMMents creates a better tape measure with 01

InstruMMents creates a better tape measure with 01

If you have ever had the need to measure something, you had to resort to using a tape measure or ruler. Those are the same tools that people have been using to take measurements since 1860 when the tape measure was first invented. A company called InstruMMents, founded by the folks who created the Misfit Shine, have unveiled a new dimensioning device that can replace that old tape measure with something more modern and easy to use and the product is called the 01.

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G-Technology G-Drive Slim SSD USB-C aims at MacBook Pro users

G-Technology G-Drive Slim SSD USB-C aims at MacBook Pro users

G-Technology is a premium storage brand owned by Western Digital and it has unveiled a new product called the G-Drive slim SSD USB-C. This drive brings faster data speeds and USB connectivity that will be perfect for users of the new MacBook Pro notebook with the USB-C port. The external SSD is offered in 1TB and 500GB capacities.

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