Posts Tagged “hardware”

  • MicFlip 2.0, the best USB cable I've ever had

    A while back, WinnerGear sent me a reversible micro USB cable called the Micflip. It was the result of a Kickstarter project, and it was great. The micro USB end of the cable could be inserted into a port in either direction, a la Lightning adapters. I talked about it with Ed Zitron on Systematic 162, and we both agreed this should always have existed.…

  • Still my favorite iPhone accessory

    Six months ago I mentioned LizzyTape as a fix for slippery iPhones. I wanted to add a quick update to this recommendation, as it's still the handiest iPhone accessory I've ever purchased.…

  • HomeKit with older home automation devices

    I love home automation. I'm enamored with the idea of a house that knows where I am, intelligently controls lighting for me, talks to me, and the goal I've worked toward for years with varying degrees of success: voice control. While solid close-range proximity triggering has still eluded me, my voice control dream is here.…

  • A fix for slippery iPhones

    It was on Systematic #133 with Rich Stevens where I was first introduced to Suction Cup Tape. I ordered a sheet before the podcast recording had ended. It was my own "pick of the week" soon after.…

  • A magic mistake

    I'm a fan of Apple hardware. Apple does an immaculate job of creating physical objects that are aesthetically stunning and a pleasure to use. For the most part, no competitor comes close the rest of the industry can only copy.…

  • Wired In: blunt social cues for the workplace

    Joshua Howland, Caleb Hicks, and Andrew Madsen launched a Kickstarter called "Wired In" today. It's a Bluetooth-enabled desktop sign that lets co-workers know when you're busy. It has the obtuse effect of shutting an office door in an unobtrusive package... that doesn't require having your own office.…

  • A fix for network issues on my 2013 MacBook Air

    Let me start by saying that I'm horrible at understanding anything network-related in my computer setup. The following is just what worked for me in solving this problem, and may be of use to others.…

  • Nimblstand, a truly flexible iPad stand

    The Nimblstand is a new iPad stand that offers some serious flexibility in a lightweight and portable format. It actually works with any tablet, and even works pretty well with most phones.…

  • Zenboxx anounces ZenDock for 11 and 13-inch Airs

    The ZenDock kickstarter campaign has made quite a splash around the big Mac news sites. I was feeling a little left out, as it was designed for MacBook Pros and I had just shipped my last one off to my brother and moved everything to a 13" Air. Then, in the last 48 hours of the campaign, ZenBoxx announced a little brother to the ZenDock: ZenDock Air.…

  • Gerber Artifact, the most useful thing in my pocket

    I realized the other day that I don't blog much about the non-software tools and objects that I use every day. I've mentioned my Nest and a few of my favorite capture tools, but not much else. I checked my pockets to see what I had that I never left home without I found my trusty Gerber Artifact and thought it worth telling folks about.…

  • Nest: initial impressions

    I received my Nest (advanced learning thermostat) on Friday. I was on my way out the door to see WITS in St. Paul, Minnesota. I opened the package and read the 8-page setup manual on the way. I got home late, so I tackled the installation the next day.…