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Archive for Hardware

USB Charging – Veho Pebble

My Pines USB Charger that I raved about back in 2010 finally gave up the ghost! Actually it died a while back when I was at Web Dev Conf 2011 (just the time when I needed it not to!), so I ordered a Veho Pebble this week with Amazon’s free delivery option (expecting not to have it until the middle of next week!) and it’s already here so that will be getting some testing over the next week before I need to use it in anger!  

by Keiron on May 16th, 2012 | Hardware | No Comments » |

The Backup Saga is Over! MyXerver!

Ok the backup saga has rumbled on for close to a year now, but I finally decided on my solution last week and it looks fantastic! I was heavily influenced by the register’s review, and an email from their sales team. I’ve purchased a MyXerver 1TB along with a 1TB USB drive to run to it, and after the ParcelForce saga I now have them installed, I couldn’t have chose better as they look exactly the same when unpacked (just one in black and one in white!). After unpacking I plugged in the MyXerver and started to write this post, given that the instructions said it could take anywhere between 1 and 3 minutes to boot I was impressed that… Continue reading »

by Keiron on May 30th, 2009 | Hardware | 9 Comments » |

USB Motion Detector

Bare Witness hd Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man full movie I was quite impressed with this today from MAKE Magazine, it’s a USB Motion detector! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_3q-mO5djs]

by Keiron on February 22nd, 2009 | Hardware | 4 Comments » |

It's Deceased!

It’s not sycin’! It’s passed on! This router is no more! It has ceased to be! It’s expired and gone to meet it’s maker! It’s a doorstop! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed it to the shelf it’d be propping open the door! It’s routing tables are now ‘istory! It’s a chunk of metal! It’s kicked the bucket, it’s shuffled off ‘is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-ROUTER!! Ahh… I feel so much better! What am I talking about? – My router that’s what! My Netgear DG834Gv2 has faithfully served myself and the business for many years (it’s quite a mature router), never so much… Continue reading »

by Keiron on September 17th, 2008 | Hardware | 2 Comments » |

EEE PC 900 for Free?

I love my EEE PC, it’s small and ideal for everywhere I want to take it! Now it appears that you might just be able to get one for free! According to Coolsmartphone News Orange are about to offer them free of charge with their data dongle packages – giving you a USB data dongle, and 3GB of Bandwidth for £25 per month over 24 months. That actually brings the price in at £600 over 2 years (nearly twice what I paid for mine), but I guess at least you’ve got it online semi-permanently without worrying about it too much! photo credit: Keiron Skillett

by Keiron on August 10th, 2008 | Hardware | 2 Comments » |

GMail Notifier?

Does yours pop-up in the bottom right of your screen (just at that annoying moment where you need to get to the thing that’s hidden by it!?!?). If so take a look at J4mie’s GMail Notifier Lamp. photo credit: greg westfall

by Keiron on July 21st, 2008 | Hardware | No Comments » |

ASUS EEE PC 900 is on the way!!! Finally!

I’d been debating one of these Asus EEE PC’s for a while, particularly after talking to Dan and him saying his was one of the best things since sliced bread. So once we’d booked our holiday and I knew I’d want to take the D-SLR and a laptop in the same bag, I was ready to order one. I put it off a little bit I guess because I knew the new EEE PC 900 was coming out with a bigger hard drive capacity. So on release day I went hunting for one – I should have realised! I’d forgotten how annoying it can be to be an early adopter and not being able to get your hands on the… Continue reading »

by Keiron on May 28th, 2008 | Hardware | 9 Comments » |