Tag Archives: laptop

motorola ces 2011

New Motorola Products (ATRIX, CLIQ 2, XOOM)

Motorola has unveiled three new amazing products at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, two of which are a phone, the other a tablet.

The new Motorola ATRIX features a dual-core processor each at 1GHz, 1GB of RAM, 960×540 resolution, 24-bit color, 16GB internal, 32GB microSD expansion, 802.11n WiFi connectivity, 11m thickness, and a front-facing camera. What makes the ATRIX truly unique, however, is it’s ability to be docked in the new Motorola HD dock which is almost identical to a laptop but without any components (CPU, RAM, motherboard, etc.). The phone powers the entire dock and it gives the user the ability to control the phone using a laptop-like accessory. This dock is also capable of running the full version of FireFox as well as a virtual Windows 7 environment.

The Motorola CLIQ 2 retains a similar design to the original CLIQ, including the physical keyboard and the MOTOBLUR UI. Also featuring Android 2.2, a 3.7″ display and a 5MP camera with dual LED flash.

Lastly, Motorola’s new tablet, the XOOM, features a healthy-sized 10.1-inch capacitive screen with a very high resolution of 1280×800, a 5MP HD front-facing camera, and the mandatory dual-core ARM-based Tegra 2 chipset, which will allow for full 1080p HD video playback. What is attracting all the buzz about the XOOM, however, is that it is the first tablet to run Google’s tablet-optimized Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system. This will bring a lot more functionality to the device, as all the core apps will be redesigned so as to allow the user to take full advantage of the much greater screen size, compared to what you get on a smartphone running, for example, Android 2.2. In addition, the tablet will feature all the known goodies that we love like an accelerometer, gyroscope and of course, Adobe Flash 10.1 Player support.

CaseCrown Mod Stripe iPad Case (Review)

The Mod Stripe iPad Case by CaseCrown is a fantastic low-profile case. It’s faux leather and contrasting nylon stripe add great aesthetic features and all of your ports and buttons are fully accessible, including the SIM card slot (iPad 3G). It’s extremely thin but will still do a great job at protecting the back of the iPad.

The Mod Stripe iPad case by CaseCrown is my favorite low-profile case by far. To start off, they one and only downfall that this case has, is that it will only protect the back of the iPad and a little bit of the sides, but absolutely none of the front. With that said, the Mod Stripe adds only 0.2 cm of thickness to the device and barely any weight. It also allows complete access to all of the buttons (from any angle) and ports as well as the SIM card slot on the 3G iPads (which many cases don’t offer).

The case comes in four different color combinations – Brown/Yellow, Black/White, Black/Silver, and Black/Red. All of the cases are made of faux (false) leather, which seems very durable, along with a nylon stripe that runs down the center of the case which adds a fantastic contrast. To install the case, you simply snap the iPad in and surprisingly, it actually stay on very well, much better than expected.

One feature that I love about the case, is that it allows you to use headphones with it that have larger than normal jacks (the size most headphones – not earbuds – have). This is a very important feature to me because I use my headphones very often and most of the time if I have a case on my iPad, I can use my headphones because the hole for the headphone jack isn’t large enough. This case doesn’t, unfortunately, work with Apple’s iPad dock.

Selling for $36.99, this is a great buy and well worth the money.

A Note From the Editors of TechGeec: Though all products and services reviewed by TechGeec are “final,” many companies now make changes to their offerings after publication of our reviews, which may or may not be reflected above.

Rivet Vertical Sleeve for MacBook Pro 15″

Rivet‘s Vertical Sleeve for the MacBook Pro 15″ is unbelievably unique. It’s a sleeve made from canvas as well as vintage leather. The sleeve is meant to act as a “sock” to prevent any scratches or dust. The sleeve conforms fantastically to the shape of the computer and so there is very little bulk. Because of this, you’re free to store the Mac in a briefcase, backpack, or anything else that you would normally store the computer in except now you won’t have to risk getting any scratches.

The majority of the sleeve is made from a tan-colored canvas material. The canvas adds a very unique feel to the sleeve and what’s nice is that it’s not too soft but yet not too rough. Working with the canvas is vintage leather which can be found on the bottom two corners as well as the large strip going down the center of the sleeve displaying Rivet’s logo. The leather has a dark brown color which accents the tan-colored canvas exquisitely. Going around all of the leather is red thread which adds the final touches to the sleeve and makes everything “pop.”

Velcro holds the sleeve closed. This is where I found a very minor flaw. The piece of leather which folds over the sleeve to keep it closed doesn’t align perfectly with the leather strip and so if you look closely you can see the imperfection (this is, however, a very minor flaw which can’t be noticed unless one would be paying attention to it).

Rivet’s Vertical Sleeve is available HERE for a very reasonable price tag of $39.90. Below is a video reviewing the sleeve and please feel free to leave a comment saying what you think of the Vertical Sleeve.

A Note From the Editors of TechGeec: Though all products and services reviewed by TechGeec are “final,” many companies now make changes to their offerings after publication of our reviews, which may or may not be reflected above.