Ipevo Kaleido R7 Digital Picture Frame Review

by Paul Riegler
Ipevo Kaleido R7 Digital Picture Frame Review

The Ipevo Kaleido R7 is clearly intended for those looking for an ultra-modern digital picture frame with functionality that separates it from the pack.
This is by far the most elegant frame we’ve seen, from the base (glossy black top and polished white sides) to the glass-like front.  No controls are visible, further enhancing the elegant look.
The display rotates and can tilt up to 30°.  The 7” anti-glare display presents vibrant, …

Ceiva Pro80 Digital Picture Frame Review

by Paul Riegler
Ceiva Pro80 Digital Picture Frame Review

The Ceiva Pro80 is a Web-connected and network-aware picture frame that puts other less capable frames to shame.  Photos can be uploaded via a Wi-Fi connection, a phone line, or a media server.
Image quality on the 8” display was excellent., colors were vibrant, and the unit was fairly easy to set up and use.
The ability to e-mail photos directly to the frame sets this unit apart.
Ceiva’s PicturePlan photo delivery service …

Flip SlideHD Review

by Paul Riegler
Flip SlideHD Review

The original Flip Mino was built on the premise of simplicity and has already spawned several generations of easy-to-use, point-and-shoot mini camcorders.  Subsequent Flip mini camcorders built and improved upon the original concept.
The new Flip SlideHD promises a “shoot and show” experience (the “world’s first” according to the Web site).  The SlideHD’s designers clearly had the millions of touchscreen smartphone users who watch videos on the go in mind and …

Summer Tech Guide – Briefly Noted

by Jonathan Spira
Summer Tech Guide – Briefly Noted

Memorex Foldable Travel Speaker
The good-looking Memorex Travel Speaker is compact and can run off batteries when on the go.  Unfortunately, companies always face a compromise or two when designing tech gear intended for travel.  To achieve a lighter weight, for example,  plastics are used.  This, unfortunately, results in somewhat of a cheap feel. 
When plugged into the wall, it also serves as an iPod charger.   When folded flat, it …

Novotel Munich Airport Hotel Review

by Jonathan Spira
Novotel Munich Airport Hotel Review

It’s always interesting to be among the first guests at a hotel, especially during a “soft” opening.  The last pieces of equipment are being delivered to the fitness center, the shrubs are still being planted, and the staff is getting acquainted with the hotel and with each other.
When you enter the Novotel München Airport hotel, you immediately understand why this is the brand’s flagship property.  Guests are greeted by …

Nissan 370Z Review

by Jonathan Spira
Nissan 370Z Review

Spring is in the air and it’s our custom at Executive Road Warrior to put the roof down.  What better car to welcome the return of sunshine and warm weather than the Nissan 370Z.
The Nissan 370Z roadster traces its lineage back to the vaunted Datsun 240Z
New for 2010, the elegant yet muscular roadster is the perfect reason to drive to your next meeting.  Despite an industry trend towards hardtop convertibles, …

Safe Computing on the Road

by Paul Riegler
Safe Computing on the Road

The gadgets we travel with and rely on, be they laptops, smartphones, tablets, MP3 players, or thumb drives, add a certain amount of risk to our travels as well.
Many people fail to take basic precautions, such as password protecting all devices in order to minimize exposure in the event of loss or theft.
Make sure your laptop or tablet has both a power-on password and a hard drive password.           If entering …