As part of my ongoing tablet roundup, I now take a look at Microsoft's second-generation slate, the Surface 2. To see how the tablet compares to its other popular rivals, check out the next article in my slate roundup: On The Surface: Microsoft Surface 2 vs. iPad Air, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.
One year since its small tablet made its debut, Apple is giving its petite slate a scheduled refresh with the second-generation iPad mini. So how foes it compare against the competition? I provide the tale of the tape in my latest article: Mini Me: Apple iPad Mini vs. Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HDX.
Google's original Nexus 7 was a solid device that helped popularize the 7-inch format for tablets. With Amazon doubling down on smaller tablets with the Kindle HD and new Kindle HDX, and Apple debuting its own smaller tablet with the iPad mini, however, Google couldn't just rest on its laurels. Hit the link for my look at the second-generation Nexus 7 vs. its rivals.
Ever wondered what potentially happens when you place your laptop on your, well, lap? If you're the super cautious type, then here's one item that might pique your interest. Hit the link for my review of the DefenderPad Laptop Radiation Shield.
Most iPad cases are essentially one-trick ponies. Typically, they'll protect your beloved tablet -- perhaps even add a dash of personality to it -- but other than serving as a makeshift stand, extra functionality is usually limited at best. If you prize multi-tasking as much as I do, however, you probably want your iPad case to be multifaceted as well. I take a look at one case that aims to do just that. Check out my review of the Digital Treasures Props Power Case for the iPad 2 and Apple's pre-iPad Air tablets.
After comparing the 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX with the iPad mini and Google's Nexus 7, I now take a look at its big brother. So how does Amazon's larger tablet stack up? Check out my tale of the tape for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.
Another year, another Kindle device. Amazon may not have opted to launch its new Kindle Fire HDX with the same hoopla as the Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and the Kindle Paperwhite. But it's here nonetheless and represents another shot fired across the bow against other tablet rivals such as Apple's iPad and Google's Nexus 7. Here's a look at how the 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX compares with its competitors.
IK Multimedia has released its fair share of studio-style gadgets for portable devices such as the iRig Keys, for example. Now the company is releasing a speaker to provide musicians and audiophiles with studio monitor sound on the the go. The iLoud is a 40-watt speaker that works with the iPhone and iPad as well as electric guitars and dynamic microphones for folks who want to do some audio processing on their portable devices. In addition to a direct connection, the speaker also features Bluetooth capability for users who want to connect with their devices wirelessly. The iLoud can be used in conjunction with apps such as AmpliTube and VocaLive while an internal battery lets musicians jam with the speaker for 10 hours unplugged. The speaker is also tuned to work well with various music genres and features a healthy amount of power for a speaker its size. Pricing is set at $299.99. Expect a full review of the device on this site once I get a review unit.
I'm a memory hog. I mean, if hogging memory was a crime, my grandchildren's grandchildren will be long gone before I could carry out all my life sentences. Which makes wireless flash drives that can stream to smartphones and tablets and interesting proposition. Check out my review of the Sandisk Connect Wireless Flash Drive.
Like the band Def Leppard, Japanese role-playing games have been reduced to the video game equivalent of a has-been playing at county fairs these days. Fortunately, hardcore fans still have options courtesy of portable gaming devices. I look at one of the latest games in my Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl review.