Maybe Fujitsu’s design team felt nostalgic for their now-dead printer division, because there’s no way around it--the S1500M looks like a printer (or at least a scanner with an identity crisis). That’s not a bad thing, mind you.
Apple’s iPod has spawned an entire industry of accessories, speakers in
particular. Here at Mac|Life HQ, we’re constantly testing a stream of
iPod speakers, ranging from tiny battery-powered portable models and
alarm clocks, all the way up to models meant to pair with full-sized
home stereo components. But rarely does something catch our eye like
these speakers from Kanto.
Think of all the things you’ve always wanted to know how to do: fold
origami, set a formal dinner table, pick a lock…or maybe have sex in a
car? Amazingly enough, you can learn how to do all of these things—and
many more—with Howcast’s free iPhone app. This excellent freebie puts
an iPhone “wrapper” on the mind-blowing array of how-to video content
available on Howcast.com.
The holy grail of laptop bag design is matching form to function—and companies that make bags with MacBooks in mind have the additional challenge of designing totes that look as good as the Apple portables they hold.
When Finals start to creep up on me, I immediately go into my
pseudo-rebellious version of the fetal position, a combination of junk
food and video games. Of course, as a fairly resourceful student, I
manage to find the most time-intensive and least-productive games on
the Internet. The concept of educational games like Brain Age (for the
Nintendo DS) or even things like online poker, which could raise my
earning potential, fall too close to studying for me.
It’s disturbing how long it took for manufacturers to create a capable
car stereo for the iPod. Many suffered from a latency issue that made
searching the iPod or even switching to the next song incredibly
frustrating. Add to that navigation schemes that would have led Ponce
de Leon to walk the plank, and you have a user experience that rivals
using the Zune. A new generation of car stereos has appeared lately
that battles the confusing navigation and lag issues associated with
switching tracks. Alpine hopes to lead the charge and bring iPod
enthusiasts a head unit deserving of the “Made for iPod” badge.
Network-attached storage is right up there with smooth jazz on the list
of things that we try to avoid thinking too much about. But hooking up
a NAS box to your home network is one of the coolest and most useful
things you can do if you’ve got more than one computer in the house.
Stepping up from a point-and-shoot to a DSLR can seem as daunting as
trading in your minivan for an 18-wheeler. To ease the transition,
Pentax has placed all the controls on its new 10.2MP K2000 to the right
of the camera’s bright, 2.7-inch LCD screen—just like on your favorite