Sony is not a company that is known for interoperability and compliance with standards. Quite the opposite, in fact, if one considers technologies like Memory Stick, Blu-Ray, and most every other development they have made in consumer electronics. But what about the NEX mirrorless cameras? How do they compare to similar offerings from other vendors? You might also like reading … [Read more...] about Is the Sony NEX Camera System Excessively Proprietary?
Anyone with a green bone in their body should love rechargeable batteries, but it’s awfully difficult. Alkaline batteries provide always available power, last a long time, and are widely available and inexpensive, while rechargeables are expensive, unpredictable, and usually dead when you need them. As a fan of green technology, I was frustrated at the prospect of buying … [Read more...] about La Crosse BC-700 Review: A Battery Charger That Does Not Suck
Apple's recently introduced mid-2009 MacBook Pros sure do look nice! I am definitely tempted to trade up my late-2007 model, leveraging the excellent resale value that Mac hardware commands. But two of Apple's trick features for 2009 are already present on my old workhorse: An integrated SD card slot and up to 7 hours of battery life. … [Read more...] about Don’t Be Jealous Of The New MacBook Pros!
Shortly before landing in San Francisco the other day, the MacBook Pro-using guy in the seat next to me leaned over and asked, "how did you manage to use your Mac all the way across the country? Is that some special battery you have?" For a minute, I was tempted to make something up, as in "yes, it's an experimental fuel cell that runs on bovine methane!" Or maybe claim that … [Read more...] about How I Get 7 Hours of MacBook Pro Battery Life