Considering their luxury reputation and attention to detail, it's surprising that Apple is shipping defective Lightning cables. Alas, it's true: I've received one, a few of my twitter followers have as well, and the Apple store was not that surprised when I came in for a replacement. Symptoms of a Defective Lightning Cable Since my iPhone 5 came with only one cable, I … [Read more...] about Apple is Shipping Defective Lightning Cables
Most of my readers know that I love getting my hands on the latest high-tech products. But, last week, I spent a few hours inside one of the latest and greatest products on earth: United's latest Boeing 787 "Dreamliner" composite jet! Here's my "butt-in-seat" review! The Early Days of the Dreamliner United Airlines is the American launch customer for the latest jet out of … [Read more...] about United Boeing 787 Dreamliner: Butt-In-Seat Economy Plus Review!
Back in February, after my 25-year-old IBM Model M keyboard toasted yet another USB converter, I decided it was time to update my keyboard. I am a fast typist, and like a keyboard with long travel, solid feedback, and no flex in the chassis. In other words, an updated IBM Model M! At the time, the Das Keyboard Model S for Mac had just been released, so I jumped on that … [Read more...] about Hands-On Review: Unicomp Spacesaver M Keyboard for Mac
I make my living typing, and always have. From my days as a systems administrator to today doing whatever it is that I do, half my waking hours are spent in front of the keyboard. I've long used a very specific and much loved keyboard: A 1987 IBM Model M. But, in need of Macintosh keys and a USB connection, I jumped at the opportunity to pick up the brand-new Das Keyboard Model … [Read more...] about Review: Das Keyboard Model S for Mac (and Why I’m Sending It Back)
RAID is becoming more familiar in the SOHO market, but portable devices using 2.5" drives remain a novelty. I recently tested two such units, and came away with mixed impressions. Although the ToughTech Duo from CRU-DataPort/Wiebetech sports attractive design, it didn't perform much better than the homely Akitio Taurus Mini Super-S. And neither is all that portable. A Tale of … [Read more...] about Two Dual-Drive Portable RAIDs Reviewed: Akitio and Wiebetech