BRCK was designed and engineered as a rugged, self-powered, mobile WiFi device that connects you to the internet in places with poor infrastructure. Insert a 3G data enabled SIM card in over 140 countries around the world and broadcast a WiFi signal that you can share with others.
A fifteen dollar computer might seem suspect until you see what’s inside—which you can, with the see-through PINE64, a powerful 64-bit expandable single board computer. Currently available for pre-order on Kickstarter, this little unit packs a 1.2 Ghz Quad-Core Processor, supports up to 2 Gigs of RAM & can output 4K video.
Kangaroo is a Windows 10 desktop PC that’s the size of a phone. Powered by a 2.24GHz Intel Cherrytrail processor, it offers 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage plus an HDMI port & two USB ports. Not bad for $99.
Here’s a way to improve that 1-port 12-inch Retina MacBook. Satechi’s compact Type-C Hub Adapter plugs into the side of the MacBook, adding three USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a Micro SD card slot, and an SD card slot. It’s available in gunmetal, silver, and gold to match each shade of your Macbook.
Solu is a pocket-sized computer with a cloud-linked OS and subscription-based access to applications. It can be used as a stand-alone device with its zoomable UI or linked with a keyboard & display. Not bad to look at either. Currently funding on Kickstarter.
Sure to knock Apple’s groundbreaking “Pencil” out of the headlines for at least a day or two is news that the latest versions of Mac wireless accessories are finally rechargeable. No more AA batteries. Your new Magic Keyboard, Magic Mouse, & Magic Trackpad can now be re-charged via Lightning cable. The battery will keep them running for about a month but then plugging them in for just 2 minutes will get you 9 hours of power.
The Envy Curved All-in-One from HP has to be one of the best looking PCs we’ve ever seen. This new Windows 10 machine features an immersive, 34-inch display with 3440 x 1440 resolution, an HDMI-in function, 6 Bang & Olufsen speakers plus custom configuration options for memory, graphics, & processor. Shipping in November.
This is Microsoft’s first laptop. It’s powerful and great looking. The Surface Book is a 13.5-inch laptop reported to be more than twice as fast as a MacBook Pro. It also boasts a 6-million pixel display (267ppi), NVIDIA GeForce graphics, the latest Intel Core processor, and a 12-hour battery. The keyboard also detaches allowing you to use it as a tablet.
TarDisk adds valuable storage space to your MacBook. Made of aluminum to match your Mac, this little nugget slides right into the SDXC port to provide flash storage and boost your machine’s built-in hard drive up to 256 Gigs.
Should you roll one up? Why not. A portable keyboard is a very useful device as long as it’s big enough to be comfortable yet small enough to be truly portable. LG’s Rolly fits that bill and the design rolls up into a stick. It’s got 4 rows of keys, 2 less than normal but width-wise it’s nearly full-size. When you’re ready to go, just roll it up, but no need to lick the edge.