Archive for the ‘Personal Computing’ Category

Parallels Desktop 7 Impressions

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

As you might have expected, the release of Lion has been very closely followed by a new version of Parallels Desktop. The new version, 7, adds support for the new Lion window management features, Mission Control, plus a host of other additions, enhancements and performance improvements. I run Parallels in two different usage cases; on […]

Gaming On The 11″ MacBook Air

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Perhaps the most common question asked about the MacBook Air is: “How does it handle gaming?” With the Air now representing the entry-level of Apple laptops it’s no surprise that prospective buyers would be interested in how it handles games. Gaming on the Mac is still in its infancy, but there are plenty of titles […]

Port Designs Shanghai 11.6″ Laptop Bag Reviewed

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

So, you’ve got an 11″ Laptop. It’s probably a MacBook Air. And you need a similarly svelte and aesthetically pleasing laptop bag to tote it around in? Port Designs have just the thing in the form of the Shanghai 11.6″ Notebook Messenger Bag. It’s a compact bag with a reversible flap which will squeeze in […]

Native Union POP Phone iPhone 4 Headset Reviewed

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

In the race to create the most hilariously unnecessary but somehow strangely cool product, Native Union are out in the lead with the POP Phone; a phone-shaped headset ( actually, it’s more a handset! ) for the iPhone 4 and other supported devices. Designed by David Turpin, it’s certainly not the first product of its […]

Solwise 183n Battery Powered 3G Router Review

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

A while back I took a look at the MiFi 2352. Since then, the idea of a mobile 3G WiFi hotspot has become widespread, with carriers offering various solutions. However, none of these solutions really represent a proper 3G “router” and are, for the most part, fairly dumb access points with very limited enterprise functionality. […]

Foof-Bag Sleeve for 13″ MacBook Pro Reviewed

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

It’s difficult to put the aura surrounding the Foof-Bag into words, but I’ll give it a shot. It’s a curious case, stepping away from traditional looks to give something that could easily be mistaken for an item of clothing or a cozy hat. Indeed, the Foof-Bag takes human-clothing levels of comfort, and applies them to […]

SteelSeries NP+ Gaming Mouse Mat Review

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

As any PC gamer knows, the best possible accuracy isn’t just a function of your mouse, and how well it’s configured, but is also heavily dependant upon the right mousing surface. In my case this is particularly important, as a bare, glass desk isn’t the best of friends with gaming mice. A good mousing surface […]

LMP Bluetooth Keypad To Match Apple Bluetooth Keyboard Reviewed

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

I’ve got two Bluetooth keyboards from Apple, but I don’t tend to use them with anything other than the iPhone/iPad. Why? They lack a numpad/home/end and other vital keys. LMP have a solution for this problem, both for die-hard fans of the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard and, of course, laptop owners. The LMP Bluetooth Keypad is […]

SteelSeries Xai Gaming Mouse Review

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

I made no secret about my love for the SteelSeries Ikari Laser mouse, it was a great performer and had an interesting ergonomic that worked in both my left and right hand, despite being sculpted for the right. SteelSeries have broken the mould, however, and produced the Xai. A mouse that is to the Ikari […]

Alienware Orion Backpack Review

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

The astute Gadgetoid reader will notice that my search for the ultimate gadget bag has been slow but ongoing. Most of what I’ve looked at thus far has been centered around a 13-15″ laptop, but the Alienware Orion Backpack is different. Those who have, for some reason, owned a ridiculously excessive Alienware Laptop (although to […]