Review: Krypton iPhone/iPod Touch Screen Armor

Krypton Screen Armor for iPhones The Geeks received some Krypton Products a couple months ago then put the products to real world testing. This review concentrates on the Krypton iPhone Screen Armor.

In each Screen Armor box you receive two films, a microfiber cloth, a Krypton Sticky (to remove pesky air bubbles) and an Application Card to apply the screen armor to the screen. As you can see from the picture (taken by Gadget Girl Photos), Krypton Products have several screen armor versions for the iPhone Ultra-Clear, Anti-Glare, Mirror and 360 Privacy with different film versions. The film names speak for themselves. For example, the Anti-Glare screen removes the glare from direct light whereas the Ultra-Clear film is transparent.

Review: The SAFE – Encrypted Info Vault on a USB Drive

The SAFE Encrypted Data VaultSecure USB flash drives seems to be a GfG meme these days, so it’s fitting that we review one such product in more depth.

The SAFE from Life Link International is an encrypted 2GB USB thumb drive that comes pre-loaded with over 40 forms on which you can enter personal information. The main point of The SAFE is, as the name suggests, an electronic safe to store important personal data. It isn’t really meant to be a general storage thumb drive.

Review: Ballistic Men’s Extreme Black Dial Chronograph Stainless Steel Watch

Ballistic Extreme Men's Black DialWhen Watches Shop sent me the Ballistic Extreme watch for review I was thinking here’s my chance to really beat on a product to see if it lives up to the hype. In case you’re wondering if I meant ‘beat on’ euphemistically, read on!

So the Ballistic line of watches have the claim to fame of being virtually unbreakable – shatterproof, scratchproof, and tough enough to be run over by a truck.

I had a difficult time in doing the ‘tests’ since the watch was so eye catching. The watch in question was the Ballistic Extreme with the black dial (model #BWE101). The weight of the watch alone told me that it would stand up to a pounding. The casing and band made of stainless steel gives the watch a regal look along with the locking clasp which will keep the watch on your hand during any collision. …

Hackers by Steven Levy - book cover

Book Review: Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution by Steven Levy

Hackers by Steven Levy - book coverSteven Levy’s seminal historical and story-told book, Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution, has just received a 25th anniversary birthday present – a facelift and updates that include Facebook’s Mark Zukerberg, Bill Gates, Richard Stallman and the Woz, Steve Wozniak and a new publisher in O’Reilly Media.

If you consider yourself a computer geek, hacker, enthusiast, a wanna-be or just interested, then you absolutely need to read Hackers. It tells the story of how the original set of ‘hackers’ started off in various places such as MIT’s basements, garages, and bedrooms and evolved (sometimes) into companies, big and small that changed the way the world looked at and interacted with computers.

sennheiser EZX 60 Bluetooth Headset

Review: Sennheiser EZX 60 Bluetooth Headset

sennheiser EZX 60 Bluetooth HeadsetToday, we’re reviewing Sennheiser’s Bluetooth headset, the EZX 60. The EZX 60 is a no-frills, lightweight, noise-cancelling Bluetooth 2.1 headset with long battery life.

The EZX 60 is a BT 2.1 +EDR set with compatibility with BT 1.1, 1.2 and 2.0, and the talk time is rated at up to 7.5 hours.

Introduction. Having been always impressed by Sennheiser’s audio quality in their headphones, I was eager to take their shot at Bluetooth headsets for a test drive. I was not disappointed. I’ll break it down by a few key areas.

Review: Dymo Printable Postage Sheets and Software

Endicia/Dymo has a new combination product for printing USPS postage from the comfort of your own home. Called Printable Postage, its 2 main components are a free piece of software for Windows/Mac and the Printable Postage sheets. You also need an Endicia/Dymo account where you can buy USPS postage for printing to the sheets.

Pogue’s Review of the iPad

Sometimes it’s funny that the two of us are in the gadget blogging biz together. The iPad is a great example of that. Chief Gizmateer couldn’t wait to get his, and loves it. I on the other hand, didn’t really have any burning desire to own one. Not that I don’t think it’s a gorgeous looking gadget with a great deal of functionality.

Why is that? Well I think David Pogue’s recent review of the iPad included what I think is the main factor for me:

“And the techies are right about another thing: the iPad is not a laptop. It’s not nearly as good for creating stuff.”

And sure, there are going to be lots of people who are going to disagree with me, but I can think of two great examples where I’m better off with my ‘clunky’ laptop: lots and lots of typing and switching around my 2 dozen open applications.

By the way, just imagine – we’re so blasé about technology now that we’re starting to regard what is an incredible advancement in human history (a laptop computer) with disdain. Of course, you can guess that I’m still awed by technology on a regular basis, either in spite of or rather because I understand a fair amount about it.

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