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USB powered purifier cleans and cools

- July 15th, 2014

Satechi Purifier

I do keep my office reasonably clean, but truthfully my office is usually covered wall to wall with gadgets, cables, books, magazines, manuals, boxes and more. I’ve never really thought about all the dust bunnies and other allergens that might be lurking in the dark crevices behind and beneath all my gadgetry. Enter the 2-in-1 Satechi USB Portable Air Purifier & Fan. It can eradicate the bunnies, remove those nasty allergens and provide for a little breeze or air circulation.

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Review: Asus VivoMouse

- July 9th, 2014

The basic design of the mouse has not really changed that much over the years. Sure, optical sensors have replaced trackballs and some gaming mouses have a futuristic scifi look with extra buttons and ridges that make it easier to grip.  But the basic functionality has not really changed.

The Asus VivoMouse, on the other hand, turns the standard mouse design onto its head by adding a circular three-point multi-touch touchpad on top. The VivoMouse can be used as either a standard mouse by moving it along a surface or you can drag your finger along the top of the device to use it much as you would a touchpad on a laptop.

Asus VivoMouse

Asus VivoMouse. (Supplied)

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Qwerkywriter – a typewriter-inspired keyboard for your tablet

- July 4th, 2014

If you’re like me and miss the feel of an old-school mechanical keyboard, when using the virtual keyboard on your tablet or the flat keys on your sleek notebook computer, then you might be interested in the Qwerkywriter.

The brainchild of Brian Min of Walnut Creek, Calif.,  the Qwertywriter is a mechanical keyboard that takes its inspiration from a typewriter.

Min recently closed a successful Kickstarter campaign for the device where he received US$129,164 for a goal of $90,000.

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iPod touch prices down as Apple refreshes 16GB model

- June 26th, 2014

iPod touch five colours

While all the Apple talk seems to be focused on the rumoured big screened iPhone 6, there was good news out today for many iPod touch fans as Apple introduced slight changes to the iPod touch lineup. This is a good thing, as the iPod touch in essence gives you a number of features of the iPhone, like the ability to use apps, but without the phone.

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