Summertime is nearly upon us, and for most folks that means travel. Whether you're packing up the minivan for a cross-country road trip or hopping a flight to visit far-flung family, you'll want to throw a few key tech tools into your bag.
MyCharge Peak 6000
The last thing you need during a trip is for your phone or tablet to run out of juice. The MyCharge Peak 6000 is a portable power supply with built-in connectors for the most common gear—and a USB port for the less-common stuff.
The half-pound Peak packs enough mobile power to charge not only small devices like phones and Bluetooth headsets, but also larger tablets like the iPad. I've been using one for months, and it has quickly become my most indispensable travel accessory. Read my original review if you want to learn more.
The Peak 6000 lists for $99.99, but AT&T currently has it on sale for $69 shipped.
If you're like me and you are online more than 8 hours every day (even if I didn't work from home, I guarantee I'd spend half my life on this new-fangled contraption)...AND you have two cats who like to make beds out of your laptop's warm keyboard (or curled up against the vents or in my lap looking at the computer or sitting on top of the desktop unit...really, they're not picky), then you know how messy your work space can get sometimes. With pets, the usual dirt and dust, and even eating at your desk, your desktop can be a really messy place.
But I'm here to help. Well, okay, I'm not really going to do anything except point you in the direction of this week's wacky product, the Dust Extinguisher Mini Desktop Vacuum.
Let's face it, we all want the same things from our flash drives: we want them to store things we need, and we want them to harbor deceptive cat-like reflexes for when we are trapped in dire situations so they can keep us and our computers safe from evil villains, robots, and aliens of the future.
Well, good thing we can get Bone Ninja Flash Drives, which do both of these things! And, they are incredibly cute to boot.
I'm a huge fan of dual-monitor computing. Nothing boosts your productivity like having two (or more) frequently used programs visible at the same time.
For example, I routinely keep a Web browser open on one screen and my e-mail program on another. Of course, sometimes I shrink the browser to half-screen size and run my word processor in the other half. The possibilities are pretty much endless.