IOGEAR Blog - Author: Gene Chi


Gene Chi

Gene Chi

Gene Chi is a marketing and communications ninja who has worked in various industries including computer and consumer electronics for the past six years. He has a passion for all things that require a power source and is responsible for social media, event and public relations management at IOGEAR.

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Travel Trends and Tech

Summer is a great time to travel, and studies show Americans need the time away. Almost 70 percent of Americans planned to travel this summer, up from 51 percent just two years ago. Thanks to technology, our road trips, plane rides and relaxation looks a little different than it did a few years ago.


Summer and E-readers

Summer is known as a perfect time to dive into some lighter reading, especially mysteries, romance and fiction. In fact, as early as 1894, Boston librarians had identified this fun, summer reading trend. Today, 80 percent of Americans say they read at least occasionally for pleasure.

But compared to 1894, the way people are reading is changing. The Pew Internet & American Life study found that one-fifth of American adults (21 percent) reported that they have read an e-book in the past year. Many libraries now offer e-book borrowing services too.


The Friday That Is Black

The Running of the Shoppers

This past summer we were treated to watching the world's best athletes compete in the Olympics. Next week, million's of Americans will be participating in a different type of competition: Black Friday shopping.

We've all seen the images of Pampalona-like stampedes into Wal-Mart stores at midnight and much like the running of the bulls, people get gored and run over. If you were unfortunate enough to be at this Wal-Mart location, you might have gotten an eye full of pepper spray.

Black Friday Rush

Watching the Olympics in 3D

Every four years the world gathers and watches Earth's greatest athletes hailing from more than 200 countries compete for gold. One of the many great things about the Olympics, besides the fact that it brings countries together, is that it transforms those that don't pay attention to sports during a normal year, into casual fans for two weeks.


3D For All

You've been lusting after a new flat screen TV with 3D capabilities. Maybe you already own one that's sitting in your living room and the 3D glasses are collecting dust. Either way, you'll be able to relate to one of the biggest questions we have: Where's all the 3D content we were promised?

Quite frankly, your options are limited. You can buy a 3D Blu-ray or DVD movie - but what if you already own that movie in 2D? Are you willing to pay more for the same movie? You can contact your cable or satellite provider and ask for 3D channels—at an extra cost to your existing plan that you already pay monthly fees for, but even then you're limited in the number of channels. You've invested hard earned money into that flat screen 3DTV and you're not using it to its fullest potential.


Evolution of the Fanatic

The term fanatic (aka fan) is most commonly used for those that are into sports and their respective teams. Be it baseball, football, soccer (the other football) or hockey, the image of a fan is usually that of an individual wearing a jersey cheering for their team at a ballpark or stadium. Source