The current generation iPad Mini 4 is a great tablet if you want something compact but capable of playing media, checking emails, surfing the web, and playing games. But it’s also ridiculously expensive for what it is – selling for $399 or more.
Check out this nerdy and cool project made Donovan aka “The Beardless Man.” He wanted to make a cool theater so he could enjoy watching movies with his kids. Can you think of a better place to watch Star Wars movie than inside the Millennium Falcon itself?
He built an awesome wooden structure that looks like part of the Falcon, and mounted a tablet inside of it so he and his kids can watch movies while lying on their backs.
So this is what it has come to. Your kid spends like 20 hours a day on his or her tablet, eating HoHos and DingDongs and mainlining Mountain Dew, while snorting Pixie Dust off the backside of your PS4.
Amazon has announced that it has updated its Fire HD 8 tablet. The tablet has an 8-inch display and runs on a quad-core processor. The new model offers 12 hours of battery life and 50 percent more RAM for better performance.
HP takes on rivals Microsoft and Dell with its latest 2-in-1, and it looks like they’ve got a winner on their hands. The HP Elite x2 1012 G1 combines style, functionality, build quality and versatility in a single package.
Over the years, I’ve worked with all different sizes of laptops, from tiny 10″ netbooks to hulking 17″ luggable workstations. Each of these served its purpose, but the fact is that unless you’re doing heavy duty content creation, 15″ and larger laptops are too bulky for most users to carry around, so a 12″ or 13″ model is ideal for everyday productivity.
I recently started working with Dell’s latest XPS model, the new XPS 12, which provides the best of both a tablet and a laptop in one.
Last year, I had the opportunity to go hands-on with the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and thought it was an excellent system – offering performance, great battery life, an amazing screen and both tablet and laptop capabilities in a single system.
Here’s an interesting smartphone case with a hilariously tangential pitch. Isominds claims that their product will protect your phone, but actually Isocase’s main draw is giving you a bigger screen and battery. In other words, the case turns your phone into a tablet.
Fuhu is known for Nabi, its brand of kid-friendly tablets. The current top of the line Nabi is the Big Tab HD 24, a 24″ tablet. But this year Fuhu is expanding the Big Tab line with 32″, 43″, 55″ and 65″ models, with the latter two equipped with a 4K display.
We’ve already seen a netbook based on the Raspberry Pi. Here’s a DIY kit for a Raspberry Pi tablet. The PiTablet consists of Psy Labs’ PiTouch 10″ touchscreen, an acrylic case, a USB power pack, a remote control, a Wi-Fi module and the necessary cables.
The PiTouch is a 1280×800 IPS LCD that detects up to four points of touch.
The following is a guest post by our good friends at Chip Chick. Be sure to stop by their site for in-depth coverage on gadgets, technology and geek culture.
The good news is, it’s a great time to upgrade.
As somebody who has to produce content on the road all of the time, I’ve got a whole lot of devices in my backpack – an ultrabook laptop, an iPad, lots of cables and chargers, and still often find myself less productive when traveling than I do when at my desktop at home.
Intercontinental trips are fun, but they can also take a toll on your body – especially on your feet. Seeing that most people can’t live without their laptops or tablets these days, it makes sense to get a case that could somehow address both these situations, doesn’t it?
A few years ago we featured a hack that lets you keep the contents of your LCD monitor to yourself. The hack involves taking out one of the polarizers in the display and installing them into a pair of glasses.
Over the years, NFL teams have used some interesting methods of getting photos down to the sidelines so players and coaches could study the formations of their opponents. The strangest may be when they had a zip-line running from the press box at the top of the stadium down to the sidelines and clipped Polaroids to the string and sent them to the coach to check out.
Someone teach the folks at Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories how to be malevolent. Not only are they still making good projects, they recently teamed up with a man named Daniel Gentleman. As a pet project, Daniel wanted to make a robot that could control a Surface Pro 2.