Whether or not you love the iPhone, it’s unlikely you missed Apple’s debut of the newest model on Sept. 12. With a larger screen, 4G wireless technology and other upgrades, fans are racing online and to Apple stores with credit cards in hand. (more…)
If you are just now reading this, chances are you’re running late on giving mom her well deserved gift. While it’s too late for us to help you on that, unless you don’t mind springing for overnight shipping, we have some suggestions to keep mom happy while she waits for her belated gift.
With the glut of technology products being launched daily, we’re fortunate to have the Internet as a seemingly endless source of feedback on all things tech and otherwise. Of course, there are many different levels to choose from. End user reviews from sites like Amazon, NewEgg and Anandtech offer no-holds-barred criticism and praise for gear, the only drawback being you don’t always know the contributor’s level of acumen or the quality of the other hardware being used. But even so, there’s no questioning the value of end user feedback.
For a slightly different perspective you have the professional product reviewer. Often an editor/journalist representing a media outlet, a blogger or a full-time reviewer, he or she is expected to possess a higher level of acumen, use the product to its specifications, and provide both the good and critical points, while sharing the details regarding all associated equipment that was used.
As a company, we are very responsive to media and professional reviewer requests. Below are some of the recent IOGEAR product reviews that have been written, we hope they can be useful to those considering any of these connectivity solutions.
IOGEAR has a long standing commitment to going green, planting over 390,000 trees across America already, with intentions to plant even more! And to help boost the number of trees we will plant, we are asking for your help, in return you’ll be entered in a contest to win a $50 prize! From simply becoming our Fan on Facebook, to inviting your friends, to taking a photo of what you’re doing that’s green could make you a winner. More information on how to enter can be found here.
Say the word “mobility” in the context of technology and you’re likely to get people thinking about smartphones, Blackberries, iPads and the ever-growing number of mobile accessories that allow us to do everything from answer our phones with no hands to powering our mobile devices with no AC outlet.
New technologies and functionality are ushered into the mobility segment on a daily basis. Most of the advancements are introduced with one or two goals in mind: making life more convenient and/or giving us better access to and management of content. By definition, mobility is just the quality of being mobile with “mobile” defined as, capable of moving or being moved readily.
Green living means different things to different people. Some folks pursue a completely sustainable lifestyle, recycling everything and surrounding themselves in green building materials while monitoring and negating carbon emissions to reduce their footprint. For others, not littering and recycling paper and plastic goods is enough of an effort to help the planet.
If you’ve been keeping up to speed on the latest announcements coming out of the tech world, you’re probably aware of Google’s recent news stemming from its latest project – the hands-free vehicle. Yep, Google’s been testing computer-operated vehicles for a while now – in fact these cars have traveled an incredible 140,000 miles on major California roads, navigating through traffic patterns and abiding by speed limits!
Equipped with video cameras, radar sensors and lasers, the cars’ computers are able to detect traffic and follow maps. During the testing phase, engineers would go along for the ride, ready to slam on the breaks or take the wheel if needed. The purpose behind this, you ask? Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt declared via the Google blog, “…prevent traffic accidents, free up people’s time and reduce emissions…” (more…)
You probably don’t need us to tell you this, but texting and driving is bad, very bad! Everyone from Obama to Oprah to whoever writes those email forwards our mom sends us will tell you the same thing. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drivers who are texting can be more than 20 times more likely to crash than non-distracted drivers. Don’t let yourself fall into that category!
Green technology is all the rage in the tech space, and here at IOGEAR we love nothing more than to keep our finger on the green pulse. From Apple’s work-in-progress solar powered iPad and iPhone, to the grass-trimming goats Google has put to work, earth conscious companies are developing new ways to help our waning Mother Earth.
This week Cisco Systems announced the testing phase of their home energy management system, temporarily named the home energy controller. Despite the unsexy name, this is a pretty slick device which helps keep an eye on mounting energy costs. The controller’s digital readout helps people keep track of energy consumption throughout their home and do away with energy waste. Wasting energy is so passé, people.
Here at IOGEAR, we like to keep a finger on the ‘green pulse’ of the electronics industry. This week, the latest announcement from Apple caught our eco-friendly eye. If you’ve ever wondered what the green-conscious engineers at Apple have been cooking deep in the labs, read on!
Apple announced earlier this week that while they have yet to release a solar-powered gadget, their best and brightest brains are already working on incorporating solar power into popular items such as the iPad and iPhone. (more…)