Laptop docking stations have always been a bit on the awkward side, requiring you to slide your laptop into the dock, properly lining up the connectors. Usually, we end up banging the pieces together for a few seconds until they fit.
Toshiba showed us a new docking station for the company's Portege R400 Windows Vista convertible tablet that takes care of a lot of the limitations of traditional laptop docks. The wireless Ultra Wide Band Toshiba Wireless Port Replicator connects to the R400 automatically whenever it's within a few feet. It's not the first wireless dock we'… Read more
Amid all the exciting phone and TV announcements that Steve Jobs made at today's Macworld keynote address was an aside that probably deserved a little more attention: the latest iteration of the AirPort Extreme base station supports the Draft N standard. The new base station not only supports the current version of the standard, but it's also backward-compatible with 802.11a/b/g, so it operates in both the 5GHz and the 2.4GHz bands. While backward-compatibility with 802.11b/g is common, compatibility with 11a is less so. Having 802.11a support is great because you can … Read more
It's been noted more than a few times that some of us at Crave have issues where cables are concerned. (We try not to talk about it, for Erica's sake.)
So we're always pleased to see a product that helps manage the inevitable tangle of unsightly wires we so dread, such as these revolving USB ports we happened to see on Gizmowatch. The proliferation of USB devices--and lack of ports in our older computers--has led to some unruly and possibly hazardous combinations in our immediate areas, and we fear that the fire marshal may be onto us. … Read more