It doesn’t matter how big they can build internal hard drives or SSDs—our data needs are getting bigger by the day. And while external USB or Thunderbolt drives are reasonably affordable and easy to use, for maximum portability and minimum clutter, most people prefer internal storage. That’s where The MiniDrive comes in. It’s a modified SD card–sized adapter designed to hold a micro-sized card and sit flush with the chassis of your MacBook for extra, semi-permanent storage.
Users are increasingly moving to the cloud, so why shouldn’t your receipts, documents, and other scraps of paper follow you there? That’s the premise behind NeatConnect, the latest digital filing system solution from Neat that adds wireless scanning to its cloud-connected, paperless ecosystem.
So, you got a new iPhone. Yay! We always love getting new iPhones. But more than the snazzy looks of the 5c or the fingerprint scanner on the 5s, our favorite thing about getting a new iPhone is the battery. It lasts all day!
Our iPhones might still be a few years away from self-parking, but they can already do a lot of incredible things behind the wheel. iOS in the Car is on the verge of taking over our dashboards, and car manufacturers have long been using connected apps to add value to navigation systems, letting us lock our doors or monitor our engine health from afar
In a world of Siri and Dragon voice recognition, the longtime fantasy of completely ditching the keyboard is still pretty much that for folks who spend considerable time transferring words from their brains into their devices. Most are happy with the slim little Apple offerings that offer slick designs, but are less than optimal for touch typists. If you’re interested in moving up into something that is pure pleasure for your fingers, the Matias Laptop Pro is a Bluetooth version of their third-generation, mechanical keyboards that are popular with writers, data entry workers, and anyone who earns a living putting words to screen.
With many iPhone plans featuring limits on data, as well as expensive overage fees, users often scramble for free (or at least affordable) Wi-Fi wherever they can find it. With Karma on your side, you can find Wi-Fi anywhere there’s a 4G signal via a compact hotspot designed for sharing.
Portable speakers are known for being portable first, and sounding great...well, almost never. Bose is aiming to change that perception with the SoundLink Mini, a diminutive 1.5-pound speaker that connects to any device via Bluetooth. With seven hours of playback on a single charge, and surprisingly good bass, the SoundLink Mini is an itty-bitty powerhouse, whether it’s on your desk or hanging out in the backyard.
In case you haven’t noticed, there’s something of a health craze going on in technology. Ever since Nike married fitness and fashion in its stylish, LED-studded FuelBand, geeks everywhere want to be seen wearing gadgets that blink, flash, and measure their activity. They look great on our wrists, but clunky interfaces and faulty synching often spoil the experience, leaving us with little more than an expensive piece of high-tech jewelry.
Apple's new monolith-inspired AirPort Extreme follows what the company is calling a "top-down" design. We're still not sure exactly what that means, but in this case, it's about 6.6 inches from the top down to the bottom of the redesigned, vertically oriented Wi-Fi base station.
The 2013 MacBook Air refresh brings us two 11-inch and two 13-inch models, with the Airs of matching screen size differentiated solely by their solid-state storage capacity. The cheaper options come with 128GB, while the more expensive ones boast 256GB, with a custom option of 512GB for an extra $300. For the 11-inch Airs reviewed here, this is double the size of the previous generation, which offered 64GB and 128GB respectively.