iSkin’s Silo Range Adds a Touch of Class to Laptop Cases

iSkin Happy FriendsiSkin have a new line of laptop cases that should inspire us all; instead of carrying our laptops around in dull sleeves or black executive bags it should be okay to consider something radically different.

Their top range is the set of bags that fall under the Silo category and these are available in Slim, Tote or Messenger styles. All of them will fit laptops that are 13″ to 15″ screen size. …

Netgear’s PTV1000 puts your laptop’s display on your HDTV wirelessly

netgear ptv1000Without needing a media streamer device, the Netgear PTV100 Push2TV gadget can display anything from a laptop with Intel’s Wireless Display technology.  The PTV1000 is a small lightweight box that connects to your HDTV via HDMI and connects to your laptop wirelessly via 802.11.

The PTV1000 can also connect via AV composite.

Buy now!

More info from the manufacturer
Price: $99.99
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

7 Free Software Apps to Protect your Laptop

One of our great readers sent in this set of 7 pieces of free software that you can, and in most cases should, use to protect your PC laptop. Most of these also apply to your desktop as well.

I happen to use most of these and recommend them as well. At a minimum, you should be using antivirus, a firewall and backups.

CES 2010: Samsung Shows Off Laptop with Transparent/Invisible OLED Screen

COk, this just looks cool. This is a prototype 14″ laptop from Samsung showing off a 40% transparent OLED screen. Yes, you can actually see a hand through behind the screen.

Sure, it’s amazing to look at, but I don’t know if I’d want one – I think I’d get easily distracted by what’s behind the screen instead of focusing on what’s on the screen. Now, what would be great is if you could quickly change the opacity with a button and/or OS control.

Mobile Desktop Workstation is a Chair on a Tricycle with an Attached Desk

This is probably not for everyone, not even close. This mobile desk pretty much only holds a laptop or a notebook or some papers. I can’t imagine sitting in for very long; after a while, I’d want to lean back.

Also not sure why a site called “Opulent Items” is selling it, although I suppose it is with its price tag.

via Craziest Gadgets

Buy now!
Price: $500.00
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

Laptop Smart Feet – Riser and Cable Organizer

laptop smart feetHere’s another of the many products in the category of laptop risers, Laptop Smart Feet. Laptop Smart Feet is a rubberized foot that raises the back of your laptop computer 1.5″ so your keyboard is now angled up and ventilation on the bottom of the laptop is improved.

Laptop Smart Feet also come with a bracket so you can organized cables attached to your laptop/notebook. The feet can also be snapped on and off.

Similar products that we’ve reviewed in the past include Laptop Lifts and LapWorks Legs.

Buy now!
Price: $12.95
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

MSI Wind U110 Netbook has a 14-hour Battery Life

MSI continues to be a leader in the Netbook market, now with their MSI Wind U110 ECO. The #1 selling point is has to be its extensive battery life – this one claims over 14 hours! And all this is from a regular six cell battery.

The Wind U110 runs on a 1.6GHz Intel Atom Z530 CPU, 1GB RAM and with Windows XP Home (in case you’re afraid of Windows 7 too). It sports a 10″ 1024×600 WSVGA screen on top of an Intel GMA500 graphics card, a 160GB SATA drive and weighs in at 3.2lbs.

It is 1.24” at its widest, the 10” LCD screen is backlit, it has a high-res web cam, double speakers, a built-in microphone and Bluetooth.

Buy now!
Price: $394.99
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)

Review: 3 TSA-Approved Laptop Bags Compared – Belkin Flythru, Skooba Checkthrough Brief & Tom Bihn Checkpoint Flyer

If you’re a geek like us, you never travel without your laptop. While netbooks have become more popular for lightweight personal travel, most of us still have to lug full size notebooks for work. Given the travel situation in the post-9/11 world, we were extremely happy when we heard that TSA (the airport security folks) put out specifications for laptop bags to allow laptops to go through security without having to be removed from the bag. Sure, you could always travel with your laptop, but those of us who travel regularly know what a hassle the X-ray checkpoints can be.

Typically, with an ordinary laptop bag, security makes you remove a laptop and put it in a bin by itself, with nothing covering it. This means, on top of removing your shoes, emptying your pockets, taking off your watch, belt, cell phone, keys, yank out your zip lock bag with your gels and liquids, you also have to dig out your laptop.

Given that most laptop thefts take place in airports, and the majority of those take place in the exit of the X-ray line, being able to keep your laptop secure and hidden in your bag is a big deal and a time saver. If you travel through a major US airport such as Atlanta or Chicago, you know that even saving 20 seconds per person can add up to huge time savings and shortened lines when considering the thousands of people moving through the checkpoints in those airports.

It has been several years since TSA announced their guidelines for approved bags, and we felt it was time to see what the various bag manufacturers had come up with. We contacted a total of 7 manufacturers asking for their offerings, and three sent us review units: Belkin “Flythru”, Skooba “Checkthrough Brief”, and Tom Bihn “Checkpoint Flyer”. Let’s see if any of these TSA compliant laptop bags fit the bill.

Scroll to Top