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Review: Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi

- March 16th, 2015
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi

The new Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi is the latest 2-in-1 hybrid of a Windows tablet and a laptop PC. Is it the best of both worlds?

In some East Asian cultures, chi is believed to be the universal energy that flows through all living things in contrary yet complimentary rhythms. Kind of like the Force in Star Wars. (And don’t tell me the Force is based on the concept of chi, because everyone knows Star Wars happened a long time ago. In a galaxy far, far away.)

The Asus Transformer Book Chi is the company’s latest 2-in-1 mating of a tablet PC with a laptop-style keyboard, an attempt to bring balance to the Force. “Should I get a laptop, or a tablet?” asks the consumer. The 2-in-1 device responds, “Why not both?”

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Review: ASUS Transformer Book T100TAM

- March 14th, 2015

Hybrid laptops have always been a bit of a losing proposition. While the concept of having a tablet that can morph into a full-on notebook computer is enticing, in practice, they tend to fall a little short on both sides. They are either a bit too bulky for a tablet or too small and awkward to use as a laptop. And they tend to be a little expensive.

That being said, ASUS has a history of making quality products and its Transformer Book line is no exception. I recently had the opportunity to review the T100TAM and it’s a solid device.

ASUS Transformer Book T100TAM

ASUS Transformer Book T100TAM. (Supplied)

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Review: Google Nexus 9

- March 5th, 2015

As more and more people have started to embrace larger smartphones (or phablets), I made a prediction that this year could see the end of the tablet. However, I’m sure many people would dispute that claim.

And for those of you who are tablet fans, one that might be of interest to you is the Nexus 9. Co-developed by Google and HTC, the Nexus 9 was released back in November and stands out as probably one of the better tablets currently on the market.

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iStabilizer smartMount better 2nd time around

- February 18th, 2015

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To satisfy the Selfie generation, last year iStabilizer released their smartMount smartphone tripod adapter. It was available either as a standalone item or as part of their monopod or flexible smartphone tripod products. While the design seemed quite clever at the time, in practice, depending on your phone it would often, quite frankly, miss the mark. Plus, it wasn’t wide enough to accommodate the iPhone 6. So iStabilizer went back to the drawing board, redesigned it and this time they hit the target.

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Transform your cassette deck into a wireless receiver

- December 30th, 2014

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If you’re still driving an old or classic car, chances are as long as it’s not too ancient, it’s equipped with an AM/FM Cassette Deck. Now while it still might sound pretty good, likely most of your cassettes have been more than sunbaked and it’s still not up to today’s digital standards. So here’s a little gadget, the ION Cassette Adapter Bluetooth that transforms your cassette player into a wireless music receiver allowing you stream tunes from your portable device through to your car’s speakers.

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