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If you happen to need a computer that can be submersed in a bathtub for 1/2 hour, have a car driven over it, or withstand heat of over 200 degrees for extended periods of time, well here it is.  The Switchback Ultramobile PC advertises that you can drop it 3 feet onto conrete as many times as you want and nothing will break, and by the looks of it – we think they’re right.  Meant for the most extreme weather, these are used by military personell mainly – but who knows maybe you’re planning a trip somewhere similar.  If you drop your coffee on this keyboard – you should worry more about the coffee than the computer.  $6,300 BUY

December 9, 2008 at 5:35 am

PC Lock Wireless Computer Lockdown DeviceThe Wireless PC locking device is a USB gadget you attach to your computer. place the circular button in your pocket. When the system is on, if the button travels outside a 6 foot radius of your computer, the computer is not accessible until you return. This means if you have any reason to suspect tampering with your computer while you are not near it (read: dorm, co-workers, pets) fear no more. Just keep the green button in your pocket. $31. BUY

May 1, 2008 at 5:39 am

For a change, we’re highlighting something free. Who doesn’t like free? Mandolux is an online desktop art resource that we think is worthy of mentioning. The site offers artistic photographs as backgrounds for computers – and even offers them split for multiple monitors if you have them. All common screen sizes are below each image. You can even shrink them down for iPhone backgrounds, if you’re graphically inclined. Head on over and click “previous” to go through all prior art. $0. CLICK

April 28, 2008 at 5:56 am

Drobo Storage RobotThe ultimate computer and data storage device, is rightfully called a robot. The Drobo has room for four storage drives (meaning it can hold up to 32 Terabytes) – but the greatest feature is that if any of the drives fails or crashes, all data is automatically backed up on the others. This is the fail-safe, die-hard backup. You’ll have an NSA style backup system at your fingers. You can have 3 drives fail, and you’re data will still be there. Put your family photos on here, or mix it with Apple’s Time Capsule and wave goodbye to data loss forever. $500 BUY

April 21, 2008 at 5:05 pm

Beyond the good looks – Samsung’s new Monochrome Laser Printer has some impressive bonus features. At just over 14 lbs it is actually portable, and it operates at less than 45 decibels (an average library operates at 40 decibels) so you’ll barely hear it. On top of that it is Energy Star Compliant, and only takes 15 seconds to go from sleeping to printing. Hook it up to your Apple router and print wirelessly. All you need. $200. BUY

April 17, 2008 at 5:43 am

Never worry when your computer crashes, with Apple’s Time Capsule. A must-have backup tool, it automatically backs up your entire Mac, or you can even upload your PC files to it. Acts as a fully functioning router, plus you can hook your printer up to it via USB and print wirelessly. Shipping begins today. $299 for 500GB or $499 for 1TB.

February 28, 2008 at 10:59 pm

Military Grade, waterproof, tamper-resistant, and best of all….included self-destruct mechanism. If someone tries to break the IronKey USB Drive, the actual hardware changes so all access is terminated, permanently. You can surf the web privately, run independent applications, movies, backup passwords etc. all from a very secure private drive. And it runs USB 2.0. Never worry about privacy again, on any computer. The 4GB runs $140.

February 22, 2008 at 2:48 pm


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