Tips for Selecting the Right Computer for You

If you’re in the market for a new portable computing device, there are more options than ever. It used to be easier, just choosing between a Windows computer or a Macintosh. But now there are Windows machines with and without touch displays, tablets, and Chromebooks from Google. What to buy begins first with what you […]


The Challenges of Retail for Startup Hardware Companies

In a recent column, I covered some of the challenges entrepreneurs have in getting their products into retail. This column explores the issue in more detail. It’s based on an interview I had with James Berberian, an experienced sales executive who has sold consumer electronics products for his entire career, including nineteen years with Targus, […]


A case for large notebook computers

I’ve been trying out the Everki Atlas business backpack for a few weeks and have found it to be a good solution for those that need to carry a large notebook, a change of clothing, and lots of other stuff. It can hold a computer with up to a 17-inch screen, well cushioned and protected by […]


Fellowes MobilePro Series Deluxe Folio

The new MobilePro Series Deluxe Folio from Fellowes allows you to carry an iPad along with a pad of paper, pen and a few business cards in one handy portfolio.  The iPad snaps into a plastic tray and can be tilted up in both landscape and portrait modes. The folio is constructed of vinyl and […]

Consumer issues, Technology

Is Retail Hindering Product Innovation?

As I work with tech startup companies to create and manufacture their new hardware products, one of the frequent challenges is the difficulty in meeting their sales expectations. All of the excitement and anticipation during the development and manufacturing phases invariably collide with the harsh reality of the marketplace. “Build it and they will come” […]


Audeze Sine Headphones: Best $1000 headphone for $449

I’ve been trying out the new Audeze Sine headphone, the newest and most affordable headphone from Audeze. Audeze has been producing headphones that have been described by most reviewers as the best headphones you can buy at any price. They sell for $1000 to about $2000 and utilize the company’s planar magnetic speaker design, using a proprietary […]

Health, Technology

Sometimes You Can Find Better Doctors and Clinics on the Internet Than in Your Own Community

Some diseases have a small occurrence, and the expertise to treat that disease may not be in your local community or nearby city. While your local doctors tend to recommend specialists that they know, they may not always offer the best solutions. That’s when you can use the Internet to reach beyond to help you […]


WaterField Celebrates 18th Year with Cargo Laptop Bag Upgrade

WaterField Designs is a small family owned manufacturer located in San Francisco. Today it celebrates its 18th year in business with enhancements to its signature bag—The Cargo. First designed in 1998 by former bicycle messenger and owner, Gary WaterField as a messenger-briefcase hybrid, the Cargo remains a best seller in WaterField’s lineup. The modernized new Cargo maintains the […]