I recently got the chance to try out the Maddie Powers range of laptop bags especially made for us ladies by Mobile Edge. The entire range is gorgeous and retro, and features original covers from the pulp fiction novels of the 1940s and 50s. The bags themselves come in a few different shapes and sizes: Sheba is slightly smaller, the messenger bags are bigger.
It wasn’t that long ago that we looked at the new STM JET laptop bag but the Australian bag manufacturer are back again this time with the STM Vertical Laptop Shoulder Bag offering that offers the same sort of laptop protection just in a more vertical and, erm, shoulder orientated form.
Although the overall shape is a lot more angular than the JET we looked at before, the design is very similar with the same varied colour scheme of black, black and black (yes, sarcasm!), multiple large pockets and what look like reasonably sturdy metal zips.
Cable management is most probably one of the worst tasks I have to cope with on a daily basis. Looking at the desk I’m working on whilst typing this post I can see 6 cables straight away, which makes for one here of a spaghetti junction.
Admittedly, cable mess is going to build up on a working day but I still like to keep things as organised as I can and we’ve seen previously, items such as the Cable Drops can help with that.
However, recently I decided to finally invest in a few little gizmos that would help me better manage my workspace. One of these purchases was a set of the Bluelounge CableClip Holders, which allow you to wrap around your cables and easily store them so you aren’t left with a plethora of cables, not knowing which one’s which. [Read more…]
Once you’ve got your nice shiny new laptop, or in fact your old battered, but nevertheless well loved laptop, it’s important to keep it safe and in one piece and as I can tell you from experience it is definitely worth making sure that the bag you use to carry yours around in is a good one.
Enter the STM JET Laptop Backpack, the latest release from STM bags who specialise in these kind of things, and it really seems to be the epitome of practicality over that of the style that you find with laptop bags for girls.
As a girl geek I’ve struggled for a long, long time to find a) a laptop bag that’s isn’t made for expeditions to the other side of the world and b) something perhaps, dare I say it, a little feminine and smart that I could take to a business meeting.
No such ideal laptop bag exists.
Or so I thought.
Until, I came across the Brenthaven Elite Sleeve last month. The Mocha colour in particular caught my eye instantly – a stylish brown on the outside, with plenty of girly pink on the inside.
You may remember that in the past year we’ve covered Kymera’s technology gadgets that imitate the use of magic, specifically the Magic Wand Remote Control which is not only a very cool way to control your TV or other remote devices by yourself, but is sure to impress your friends when they visit.
Well with the first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows released having been released and the final part coming in just a few months’ time, the world has once again gone magic crazy. Naturally, it makes perfect sense then, for another magically-inspired gadget, namely the Kandela Magic Candle & Wand. It’s a candle that you can light up with the swish of the included magic wand! Seriously!
So why might you be interested in the iaPeel Printable iPhone and iPad Skins? Well, there are a lot of cases out there for the iPhone and iPad devices, most of them are generic looking, and nearly all of them detract from the stunning looks of your Apple product design.
One way around this is to get yourself something like a Gelaskin – a skin/decal for your iPhone or iPad which allows you to still appreciate the general design of the hardware while still adding a bit of personality to it that makes your device stand out from the crowd.
I spend hours and hours every day typing away on my laptop’s QWERTY keyboard, but I’ve never really had the space to use a keyboard of the musical variety. However, now thanks to the USB Discover MIDI Keyboard, that is one excuse that I can no longer use to explain my lack of musical ability as this one plugs right in to a spare USB port on your PC or Mac.
The keyboard comprises of 25 piano style keys, is nice and small so you can take it wherever you want to, and includes software for both Windows and Mac OS X that helps you learn the basics of the keyboard and record your playing sessions, too.
For better or worse, our lives are full of various gadgets and gizmos. Most of us have a smartphone such as the iPhone or HTC Desire that stays with us throughout the day, along with an MP3 player and various other USB powered gadgets – what happened to gadgets all merging into one?
Since we have all these gadgets, that is why we need devices such as the Pebble Portable Charger!
As great as this is (and it is) to have our favourite gadgets on the move with us, the only problem is their battery lives are often painfully short with prolonged usage. These things run out of juice a lot, and sometimes we can’t make it home in time to keep them powered up. Therefore the solution is to ensure you have a portable battery charger with you!
Do you remember a little piece of tech that we told you about in September? The new iPod Nano which took a real new turn in terms of design from the previous model.
Yeah, well due to this rather minimal and nifty design, there’s a whole host of accessories available for it including this one, which is aptly named, the NanoWatch Strap, which promises to turn it in to the wear on your wrist, little touch screen watch that you always wanted!