I love my Cradlepoint PHS300 router. It's been a constant companion for me for two years, providing Internet access for me and my friends at just about every conference I attend (and organize!) It's a battery-powered box with a USB port and Wi-Fi radio. Attach almost any 3G or 4G modem or smartphone (other than the iPhone) and you're online and sharing. And it's better than a … [Read more...] about Get a Cradlepoint PHS300 Portable 3G WiFi Router For Just $99!
Lots of folks are shopping for new laptop computers right now (me included), so I thought I would put down a few words on what I consider to be the key elements separating a great buy from a mistake. This is only my own opinion, of course, and my Apple- and storage-geek status might taint the results. But what can you do? It's my blog after all! You might also want to read my … [Read more...] about What To Look For In A Laptop (Holiday 2010 Edition)
Seagate has definitely gotten the attention of road warriors and storage nerds with their Momentus XT hybrid hard disk drive. Many agree with Brent Ozar, who called for it to be a standard component of every laptop. Even I was impressed! But the Momentus XT hasn't seen much (any?) uptake by OEMs. Perhaps customers weren't ready to pay a little extra for a lot more … [Read more...] about Buy The Speedy Seagate Momentus XT 500 GB Hybrid Drive For Under $120!
I'm a crazy gadget freak. My prime consideration when buying gifts is electricity: If it buzzes, lights up, or moves I'm all over it! Holiday shopping in the USA traditionally kicks off with "Black Friday", the day after Thanksgiving. Although not quite the bonanza it's rumored to be, many retailers do offer compelling Black Friday deals. Here are my favorites for … [Read more...] about The Best Black Friday Deals For Nerds Like Me (2010 Edition)
I already called out Amazon as the "go-to" place to buy Office 2011 for Mac OS X, but when the official Office for Mac blog spilled the beans on Black Friday deals, I had to take a look. Sure enough, Amazon.com is still the cheapest place to get Office 2011: Home & Student 1-pack Home & Student Family Pack Today "Black Friday" Today "Black … [Read more...] about Amazon Is Still The Best Place To Buy Office 2011 For Mac