If you are the sort that has to be unique, that can be hard to do if your computer of choice is a notebook. With a desktop PC, there is enough room to get fancy with case mods and such, but not so much on a notebook.
While I was trolling through the aisles at tonight’s CES preview event, I stumbled onto this oddity in the corner of Lenovo’s booth…
This casemod hides the laptop’s keyboard underneath the arcade controls, and connects to the laptop with a single USB cable.
I’m all for double screens and double laptops and double tablets, but it seems that Acer kind of missed the mark with their new concept device. They call this thing the Iconia and here’s why I think it will fail.
These double-screened devices like the Iconia and the Kno ignore the familiarity and usability of keyboards as their primary text input device.
Laptops sacrifice a lot for their portability – they’re nowhere near as upgradable as most desktop computers, and they’re not that easy to tinker with as well. But a group of students from Stanford University and Aalto University in Finland have shown that it’s possible to make a laptop with a very modular form, making its parts easy to recycle, service and replace.
Created for the latest episode of The Ben Heck Show, the modder created yet another ingenious design, a laptop with a screen optimized for flying in a in the cramped cabin of a commercial airplane.
If any of you have ever tried to use your laptop on the tray table of an airplane, you know how irritating it can be to get the screen angle to work where you can comfortably view it.
If you own a notebook, you can look around some, and on one of the edges and you will find a little rectangular port that is called the Kensington lock port. That little port is also found on all sorts of other hardware including projectors and more to help prevent theft of portable gadgets.
This is far from the first time that Ben Heck has put together an Xbox 360 portable, but it is the first Xbox 360 Slim portable he’s done – or that anyone has completed, for that matter.
The new Xbox 360 Slim portable really is slimmer than his earlier attempts, measuring 1.5″
USB ports are like bacon – we can never have enough of ’em. If you own a Lenovo laptop, rejoice, because the company has just released the Power Hub, a neat device that integrates a 4-port USB hub into a 65W power adapter.
Why not just get a normal 4-port hub?
I don’t get what the deal is with notebook manufacturers over the last few years not being able to make machines that don’t over heat and burn stuff up. I guess we should be thankful that it’s not 2007 all over again with notebooks bursting into flames everywhere.
Remember the $0.69 (USD) business card holder-turned-iPad stand? This is the exact opposite of that:
It’s called the PC Set Stand, and it’s made by Japanese company Resound. It was originally made for notebooks and portable DVD players, but then Resound realized that it works with the iPad too.