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Neptune Suite – a smartwatch, smartphone, tablet and laptop all in one

- March 17th, 2015

Neptune has launched a new fundraising campaign to expand its Neptune Duo from a smartwatch-phone combo to an entire suite of accessories.

For those unfamiliar with the Neptune Duo, it’s a design by Simon Tian that inverts the traditional relationship between the two mobile devices by making the phone an accessory to the watch.

Tian’s company has received almost $750,000 in cash for the venture and roughly 7,000 orders for the product. So with the help of Indiegogo, Neptune is seeking funding to offer a whole slew of new accessories for the watch.

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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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Microsoft’s big Surface Pro 3 deal: Is it worth it?

- June 24th, 2014

Microsoft has an interesting deal going on that tech heads might want to take note of.

Available through any Microsoft store in Canada and the U.S, Windows is willing to take up to $650 off of the new Surface Pro 3’s if customers trade in their MacBook Air’s.

Although Microsoft specifies the deal is only valid on “select” Airs , a list of accepted models doesn’t appear anywhere on the site.

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