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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sheath Your 7 Inch Tablet in Style with Vaja's Premium Leather Sleeve

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Laptop Thoughts Accessories" @ 08:00 AM

This is my review video of the Vaja Premium Leather Sleeve for 7 Inch Tablets - in this case, I'm using it with a Kindle 3. The leather colour/style is Latte (outside) / Brownie (inside), and it can be ordered from Vaja Cases. The case sells for $110 if you get a customized version, or $80 if you go with a stock version. I've been using the case now for a couple of months, and the leather is still flawless; it's got a very different type of leather than the Vaja Libretto iPad case I reviewed earlier. There are no cracks in the leather, and it has maintained its tightness so the Kindle doesn't fall out if held upside down. Vaja's Premium Leather Sleeve also fits an HTC Flyer nicely. If you have a seven inch tablet or eBook Reader, this makes an excellent carrying case for it.

Jason Dunn owns and operates Thoughts Media Inc., a company dedicated to creating the best in online communities. He enjoys photography, mobile devices, blogging, digital media content creation/editing, and pretty much all technology. He lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with his lovely wife, his wonderful son Logan, and his sometimes obedient dog. He's glad someone's stepping up to battle Apple in the hardware design space.

Do you enjoy using new hardware, software and accessories, then sharing your experience with others? Then join us on the Thoughts Media Review Team! We're looking for individuals who find it fun to test new gear and give their honest opinions about the experience. It's a volunteer role with some great perks. Interested? Then click here for more information.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My Favourite iPad Bag: the iPad Travel Express by Waterfield Designs

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Laptop Thoughts Accessories" @ 07:00 AM

This is a review video of the iPad Travel Express, made by Waterfield Designs in the USA. This is a well-designed, sturdy bag that's perfect for carrying your iPad (with or without the Smart Cover), the Apple Bluetooth keyboard, the iPad sync cable and AC adaptor, along with a few other small items (wallet, phone, MP3 player, etc.). It's not a low-cost bag - you're definitely paying for the quality of the materials and the fact that it's made in the USA - but it's one of the best bags of its type that I've used and I highly recommend it. The DecalGirl skin shown in the video can be purchased here. [Affiliate]

Jason Dunn owns and operates Thoughts Media Inc., a company dedicated to creating the best in online communities. He enjoys photography, mobile devices, blogging, digital media content creation/editing, and pretty much all technology. He lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with his lovely wife, his wonderful son Logan, and his sometimes obedient dog. He's got an interesting thing happening to him this week - he's equal parts excited and scared.

Do you enjoy using new hardware, software and accessories, then sharing your experience with others? Then join us on the Thoughts Media Review Team! We're looking for individuals who find it fun to test new gear and give their honest opinions about the experience. It's a volunteer role with some great perks. Interested? Then click here for more information.


Friday, June 10, 2011

Noreve's iPad 2 Leather Sleeve Reviewed

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Laptop Thoughts Accessories" @ 08:00 AM

The Noreve iPad 2 Leather Sleeve is a simple product that does the job of protecting your iPad 2 in style - it retails for 79.99 Euro, which is about $118 USD depending on the currency rate. It' not a cheap case - it's a high-end, almost fashion-like product for a certain type of buyer. The leather is luxurious and the case screams quality. Check out the video for the full review.

Jason Dunn owns and operates Thoughts Media Inc., a company dedicated to creating the best in online communities. He enjoys photography, mobile devices, blogging, digital media content creation/editing, and pretty much all technology. He lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with his lovely wife, his wonderful son Logan, and his sometimes obedient dog. He felt like he might have "settled" for the iPad 2, but wasn't willing to wait for Android to mature.

Do you enjoy using new hardware, software and accessories, then sharing your experience with others? Then join us on the Thoughts Media Review Team! We're looking for individuals who find it fun to test new gear and give their honest opinions about the experience. It's a volunteer role with some great perks. Interested? Then click here for more information.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Skooba Design Laptop Slim Case Video Review

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Laptop Thoughts Accessories" @ 08:00 AM

This is my review of the Skooba Design Laptop Slim Case, a lightweight laptop and gadget carrying case. Skooba, formerly known as RoadWired, has been making impressive bags for years, and this is one of their slimmest (3.5 inches) and most light-weight (18 ounces) bags yet. It's perfect for day-to-day business outings and even short trips or a vacation where you want to travel light. It has over 12 different pockets, pouches, and storage zones but it becomes a little unwieldy if you cram them all full. This bag works best if you pack it light. Check out my review for all the details, but if you're short on time, here's the summary: two thumbs up. Buy it.

You can purchase the bag from $59.95, but watch the video for a special coupon code to save 20% off any order over $50.

Jason Dunn owns and operates Thoughts Media Inc., a company dedicated to creating the best in online communities. He enjoys photography, mobile devices, blogging, digital media content creation/editing, and pretty much all technology. He lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with his lovely wife, his wonderful son Logan, and his sometimes obedient dog. He likes laptop bags - maybe a little too much.

Do you enjoy using new hardware, software and accessories, then sharing your experience with others? Then join us on the Thoughts Media Review Team! We're looking for individuals who find it fun to test new gear and give their honest opinions about the experience. It's a volunteer role with some great perks. Interested? Then click here for more information.


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Defend Against Scratches With the Otterbox Defender For the Galaxy Tab

Posted by Karey Westfall in "Android Slates/Tablets & Accessories" @ 05:30 AM

http://www.mobilityminded.com/12517...MobilityMinded)

"Otterbox is well known for its protective cases for a lot of devices. One of the latest additions to the Defender Series is a Defender case for the Samsung Galaxy Tab. I have used several Otterbox products before and I must admit when my device is protected by a Defender case I don't have to worry it gets damaged or suffers any influences from outside."

Still looking for a case for your awesome Samsung Galaxy Tab? Well, check out this review on the Otterbox Defender. The case fully encloses your Tab (not waterproof though) without blocking the ports and buttons to protect it from bumps, small drops and scratches! Plus, it includes a build in stand for those moments when you want have both hands free for grabbing popcorn while watching a movie on your Tab. Sounds like a pretty sweet case to me!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Tekkeon’s New Dual Port Power Pack, Certified by Apple for iPod, iPhone and iPad, Charges Two Devices at Once

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Laptop Thoughts Accessories" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.tekkeon.com/products-tekcharge1860.html

"TekChargeTM MP1860A, a dual port power pack with two USB outputs, simultaneously charges and powers your iPadTM, iPhone®, iPod® nano or iPod® touch, and a second small portable device. With mobile power at your fingertips, this high-capacity, lightweight battery lets you enjoy hours of extended play time on many of your small portable electronic products. Most portable devices are often in need of recharging after a few hours of use. By taking advantage of the TekCharge MP1860A rechargeable lithium ion battery, you can enjoy hours of extended play time on your iPad, iPhone, iPod, mobile phones, smartphones, Zune® and MP3 players, portable routers, e-readers, and other small portable electronic products. As an added bonus, TekCharge MP1860A includes a flashlight so you have emergency light at your fingertips."

Got an iPad or another tablet that needs a hefty bump of juice to charge? The Tekkeon MP1860A might have a uninspired product name, but it offers plenty of power - up to 2.1 amps, enough to charge an iPad or iPad 2. It's also been officially certified by Apple, so you know it will work. The battery holds 4400 mAH of power, which should be enough to recharge several smaller devices and partially recharge the iPad or another tablet device. I'm working on a review of another Tekkeon battery pack and it's quite impressive. Tekkeon really knows their batteries!


Thursday, December 30, 2010

Smartphone Coasters: Stainless Steel Phone Stand

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Accessories" @ 11:35 AM

http://www.newpcgadgets.com/product...tand/index.html

"Ask any Evo 4G user what they love about their phone, and eventually the word kickstand will come up. Having an easy way to hold the phone so it can be viewed is simply great, and is one of those things you wonder how you ever got along without. Fear not, non-kickstand enabled smartphones, the latest product from newPCgadgets.com called "Smartphone Coasters" has you covered. These sleek and attractive stainless steel stands compliments any setting to provide an easily accessible base for your phone. The Smartphone Coaster holds all Smartphone's; including the popular iPhone, Droid, Windows 7, BlackBerry and dozens more."

That old adage about the simplest things being the best ideas? I think that applies here. There's really not much to the product - it's a simple stainless steel stand, but if you're the kind of person that likes to have their phone/PDA/PMP/small tablet standing up at attention, this might be exactly what you're looking for. At only $3.99 per stand, and you can buy 'em in a six pack, they're affordable, functional, and a nice use of the "KISS" principle. The company also has some other clever products that you might be interested in.


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