Apple Airport Extreme

The Airport Extreme from Apple: It just works.

The Airport Extreme from Apple: It just works.

Our old Apple Airport had died, and we needed to replace it. I (briefly) considered going with one of the non-Apple brands of wireless router, but networking is one of the more complicated aspects of computers, and our Apple Airport had always worked seamlessly both for us on our Macs and our guests who needed to access the Internet while visiting. So I decided to stick with Apple.… Read more »

Neoprene Camera Case

This little neoprene case is the perfect size for the small Lumix camera.

This little neoprene case is the perfect size for the small Lumix camera.

I bought this neoprene camera case for my daughter, to go with the Lumix waterproof camera I gave her.

It's the perfect size for her Lumix waterproof camera, with a zippered side pocket for an extra battery or spare memory chip.

The zipper keeps it securely closed and keeps out water, sand, dirt, etc.… Read more »

APC Battery Backup & Surge Protector

With our frequent summer storms and accompanying power outages, my APC battery backup & surge protector has saved my data countless times.

With our frequent summer storms and accompanying power outages, my APC battery backup & surge protector has saved my data countless times.

We have frequent electrical storms here in sunny South Florida, and they often create power outages. Many times, the power outage is brief, but even the briefest power outage can cause the loss of valuable data if you have unsaved work open on your computer.

I've had my APC UPC (uninterruptible power supply) for a couple of years now.… Read more »

Dymo LabelWriter

I love my Dymo Labelwriter 450

I love my Dymo Labelwriter 450. Not only is it easy to print address labels, but it's a breeze to neatly label my file folders, boxes of computer cables, old boxes of cancelled checks.... even those mysterious banks of light switches that have 4 switches that I can never remember what each switch does.

Back in the day (when I had a manual typewriter), I always kept a few sheets of address labels handy.… Read more »

Cable Labels

Here are just 4 of my numerous cables, neatly labeled using Diy Kableflags

Here are just 4 of my numerous cables, neatly labeled using Diy Kableflags. Well, okay, the handwriting on the labels isn't all that neat; I had trouble writing neatly with my Sharpie marker on these rubbery labels. But I can easily tell at a glance which cable is for my iPhone, my Garmin Nuvi, my camera (a Panasonic Lumix), and my Kindle Fire.

The Diy Kabelflags come in sheets of 10. The 50-pack I bought has 5 sheets of 10, as you can see above.

The Diy Kabelflags come in sheets of 10.

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Kindle Keyboard vs. Kindle Fire

I've had my Kindle (Kindle Keyboard model) for about a year and a half. I've had my other Kindle (Kindle Fire) for a few months. That's long enough that I pretty much know the ins-and-outs of each device and can make a decent comparison based on usage.

First, the basics. Just in case, you know, you've been living under a rock for the past couple of years.

The Kindle Fire, left, has a bigger screen than the Keyboard model.

The Kindle Fire, left, has a bigger screen than the Keyboard model.

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NexStar 2.5″ External Hard Drive Enclosure

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Pelican i1015 Waterproof iPhone Case

The i1015 waterproof iPhone case from Pelican

The i1015 waterproof iPhone case from Pelican

I like to take my iPhone with me when out kayaking, sailing, or running around the harbor in our Boston Whaler. A cell phone doesn't take the place of a VHF radio for marine emergencies, and I always bring my handheld VHF radio, too. But the iPhone can be super-handy to avoid Sea Tow fees by calling a friend with a boat if we happen to get stranded, or to call and let someone we'll be later than expected getting in, or to check the weather on radar.… Read more »

I Can See My Clock At Night!

When they say large display, they mean large display!

When they say large display, they mean large display! I can read this easily at night without my glasses.

My old alarm clock fell off the nightstand and bounced off the windowsill a few too many times. The outer case had cracked open, and the buttons to set the time and alarm were sticking and inoperable.

My favorite thing about my old alarm clock was that it had really big numbers.… Read more »

22-Inch Acer Widescreen LCD Monitor

My 22

My 22" flat-panel monitor from Acer gives me lots of screen real estate at a surprisingly affordable price.

I've been using dual monitors for many years -- since around 1990 or so. My need for screen real estate has continually increased, to the point that I recently went to a dual 22" system. I have two 22" Acer widescreen monitors on my desktop right now, and I frequently find myself wishing for even more.… Read more »

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