Products at MacWorld 2013 that made me go Hmmmmm

There were some notable and interesting products at this year’s show but this article is not about that. That will come later. This article is about products at MacWorld that made me go ‘Hmmmmmm’.

MacWorld 2013 concludes today at Moscone West convention center in San Francisco. It’s been years since I’ve attended MacWorld and my impression of the show has not changed much over the years. It’s light on any real announcements and has a kind of flea market feel to it due to exhibitors directly selling their products on the show floor. While there were a few big companies like Seagate, Western Digital, HP, and Seenheiser there to simply show their product lines, there were also lots of smaller companies hawking their goods and taking payments.

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2012 holiday gadget gift guide

The holiday gift giving deadline is fast approaching and for those who are still undecided, here’s a short guide to help you find the perfect gadget for yourself, family, or friends.

The holiday gift giving deadline is fast approaching and for those who are still undecided, here’s a short guide to help you find the perfect gadget for yourself, family, or friends.

Nokia Lumia 820

Nokia Lumia 810

Nokia Lumia 810/820

The mobile category is hot right now with thousands of devices to choose from. Nokia has made a fairly big gamble with the Lumia line of mobile phones with Windows 8. If this is a category you are considering, the midrange Lumia 820 (AT&T – $49.99) or Lumia 810 (T-Mobile – $99.99) is worth a look. This candy bar handset is about the size of an iPhone 5 sporting excellent build quality. The 810 and 820 vary slightly in size with the T-Mobile 810 version housing an upgraded front facing camera capable of 720 video using a 1.2 mp camera, perfect for those who Skype or do video chats. Both models run Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and feature Nokia City Lens, an augmented reality GPS enabled app. It also offers free downloadable maps to allow offline turn by turn navigation without the need for a mobile connection.  Continue reading “2012 holiday gadget gift guide”