A New Solution to Storing Coffee Beans

Once in awhile, I like to write about products that capture my interest or are a unique answer to a imple problem. This past Labor Day, my family and I spent an afernoon in a quaint area near our home. The city is Stillwater on the north side of the Twin Cities metro area. The town was built on the St. → Read the rest

Review: Incase Magnetic Snap Case for New iPad

image of Incase case for iPad 3

Recently, I was looking for a back cover for my iPad that would be a complement to both the red leather Smart Cover from Apple that I often use as well as the Logitech Ultrathing Keyboard Cover that I wrote about recently. After I purchased the new iPad, I also purchased an Incipio Smart Feather Ultra Light Hard Shell Case to protect the back.

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First Thoughts: Review of the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad

image of Logitech Keyboard Cover for iPadI recently purchased the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad 2 and New iPad. I have been toting around the Apple Bluetooth keyboard and I like it, but it still is one extra item to carry around and the prospect of a cover keyboard combination really intrigued me.

The Logitech keyboard is well reviewed online and I continued to hear high recommendations on several podcasts that I listen to.

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Just Like Lewis and Clark: In Search of the Best Text Editor

image of Lewis and ClarkWhile driving to work yesterday, I was listening to the Mac Power User podcast episode (put number here). David and Katie had Brett Terpstra from The Unofficial Apple Weblog as their guest. The topic was text editors. If you blog or write on a regular basis, I recommend listening to this episode. Among the many things they discussed, was the text editor Byword and the Markdown preview tool, Marked written by Brett himself.

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Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag – The Tom Bihn Ristretto for Macbook Air

I just received my new Tom Bihn Ristretto bag for the Macbook Air. I purchased an STM Scout from Amazon shortly after I bought my MBA in April. The Scout is a fantastic bag for carrying both the MBA and the iPad. My only problem with the STM bag is the lack of space for extras like pens, earphones, etc.

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Review of the Jawbone JAMBOX Bluetooth Speaker


I recently ordered the Jawbone JAMBOX from Amazon after hearing a number of Podcasters that I listen to frequently rave about its sound quality and simplicity. Jawbone, well-known maker of a number of wireless bluetooth headsets, describes it JAMBOX product as:

It’s simply the smallest, best sounding wireless speaker and speakerphone on the planet.
JAMBOX delivers stunning hi-fi audio in a portable wireless speaker so compact you won’t believe it when you hear it.

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First Look: My Review of the Drobo FS

I have been using a Drobo since version 1 – the one that had only USB 2.0 connections and required that you install it to a computer, either Mac or Windows. I also have a version 2 that connects via Firewire 800, Firewire 400, or USB 2.0. The second version seems to run cooler with the internal fan kicking in much less often.

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Henge Dock – The Jury is Still Out

┬áMy computers these days are all Macs. That is a somewhat misleading statement because currently my work is Windows-based. Using a Mac doesn’t limit me to what operating system I can use. Don’t get me wrong – I love and prefer Mac OSX. I admit, though, that Microsoft Windows 7 has taken a “Titanic” operating system and righted the ship.

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My First Look at the Incase Slider for iPhone 4

Incase Slider case for iPhone 4 Incase Slider for iPhone 4 Black

After leaving my iPhone 4 “naked” for 9 days, my Incase Slider (black) for the iPhone 4 arrived via UPS yesterday. I have never used an Incase Slider before although I did buy a metallic red one for my wife’s iPhone 3GS. I like the utility of a case that allows the bottom portion to easily pull off so accessories like the iPhone dock and many speaker systems can be used with the iPhone docked in them.

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