Cool Weird Gadgets – This Week in Extravagant Tech…
30 Apr 2011 - By Omar Mariño

Technology makes our world better and our lives easier but sometimes developers take this to a whole other level creating devices that are awesome but bordering on useless. Either they’re flashy, superfluous, or too cool for school and just don’t find a place in the mainstream market like the iPhone or netbooks did. This time around, I’ve wrangled three cool devices that fall into this category. They’re just a little bit over the top but not so out there that some enterprising owner can’t put them to good use. Let’s start with a smart phone that’s a little too rugged for its own good. Read more >>

Trio of Tablets – PC for 2011
27 Apr 2011 - By Omar Mariño

I have yet to see a tablet that would convince me to give up my desktop PC but I have to say that the newer models I have seen may just convince me that netbooks are officially dead. This time around, let us take a look at a trio of new tablets out this year that may not be iPad 2 killers but may very well be an affordable alternative. I’ve lined up a couple sporting the latest edition of Android for you converts, and a “throwback” rocking Windows 7 just in case some of you are as un-hip as I am. Let’s start with a little something from Packard Bell.


Trio of New Laptops for 2011: Stylish To Powerful With Nothing In Between
22 Apr 2011 - By Omar Mariño

I’ve never been one to put style over function—especially when it comes to computers. I want a machine that will do what I ask it to without hesitation and don’t really care what it looks like. However, for some PC manufacturers it seems that style is the deciding factor. Up for review today we have three new laptops set to hit the market in 2011 that try (and sometimes fail) to balance form with function. Up first is the Acer Aspire One 722.


4 New Phones / 2011 – SmartPhones That Make Your Life Easier
20 Apr 2011 - By Omar Mariño

If you’ve been holding off on upgrading your current phone or breaking away from your current contract to buy another, you may just want to wait a little bit longer. The following list of hot new smartphones has something for everybody whether they’re an Android devotee or an Apple addict—but first we’re starting off with the Nokia E6.


Bluetrek Bluetooth Headset – The World’s First Carbon Fiber one
17 Apr 2011 - By Omar Mariño

Bluetooth headsets are a necessity—no matter how you feel about them. So why not make the most of it and go for broke? That’s the idea behind Blutrek’s latest device: the Bluetrek carbon fiber headset. Read more >>

GPS Watches – Garmin’s First Touchscreen GPS Watch
16 Apr 2011 - By Omar Mariño

The release of the Garmin Forerunner 610 is a milestone for the world’s premiere GPS device manufacturer. It’s a wearable “watch”-style” GPS unit with a touchscreen. Now instead of trying to remember which button does what on your tiny little GPS device all you have to do is follow the prompts on the screen and give it a tap with the tip of your finger. Read more >>

Toshiba Portege Laptop – The Portege R830 launched
13 Apr 2011 - By Omar Mariño

Toshiba, the once and (some would say) future king of laptops has announced the launch of their newest model—the Toshiba Portege R380. The machine is lean, mean, and ready to do business. Modeled after the Portege R700—slim, sleek, and stylish—the 13.3 inch R830 has a lot of the features users have come to expect from the Portege line with a few surprises thrown in for good measure. Read more >>

Alienware M18x Gaming / Game Laptop—Stylish, Pricey, Powerful
12 Apr 2011 - By Omar Mariño

Alienware PCs have always been flashy. From the extraterrestrial green glow to the bug-eyed “Grey” staring you in the face it’s clear that the company values its image almost as much as it does its reputation. But the machines have always been one step ahead of the competition and the M18x is no exception. Read more >>

Ralph Lauren Backpack with Solar Panel is Ugly and Expensive…
11 Apr 2011 - By Omar Mariño

. . . But functional. What does the designer know about powering high tech gadgets? Not much apparently but he does know how to cash in on a trend. Ralph Lauren’s new solar panel backpacks will charge your favorite gadget with the power of the sun (how green) but for a price that many won’t be willing to pay. Read more >>