Belkin Wi-Fi Phone for Skype

by Jonathan Spira
Belkin Wi-Fi Phone for Skype

Skype is a great way to keep in touch when travelling, given the fact that some international calls are actually free (to other Skype users); other calls are a few cents per minute.  But using Skype usually meant using your laptop and plugging in a headset or, at home, using an adapter permitting the connection of a landline phone.  What if someone were to marry the convenience of a mobile …

Lenovo 90W Slim AC/DC Combo Adapter

by Jonathan Spira
Lenovo 90W Slim AC/DC Combo Adapter

Slim laptops are in vogue.  Unfortunately, many are accompanied by power supplies that seemingly rival them in weight.  Some refer to them as “bricks.”  Lenovo, the maker of the ThinkPad line of laptop computers, recently introduced a combination power supply that rivals the company’s ThinkPads in design and sleekness.  The Lenovo Combo adapter weighs under a pound and is only 0.61” high by 5.65” long by 3.07” wide, making it …

Virtual PBX

by David Goldes

PBX stands for “private branch exchange” but you might think of it as your phone system.  For smaller organizations where many employees are constantly on the move, the logic of your main phone number being the one on your desk is lost.
Giving out your mobile phone number isn’t always the answer either.
Companies such as Virtual PBX offer a phone system-as-a-service.  This means calls can be routed to any employee regardless …

Iterasi

by Jonathan Spira

The challenge: sharing an itinerary built on a hotel, airline, or travel Web site.
One solution: Iterasi, a service that captures and preserves Web pages.
Many Web sites today use technologies that build dynamic pages, meaning the pages that are created on the fly using database driven content and technologies such as CSS and AJAX.  These Web pages, unlike static pages that were common until recently, are not easily shared or duplicated. …

2008 Infiniti G37, QX56, and M45

by Jonathan Spira
2008 Infiniti G37, QX56, and M45

One was too big and one was too small… Jonathan Spira finds an Infiniti that’s just right.
Once upon a time, Jonathan Spira went for a walk and came upon a house.  Instead of three bowls of porridge, there were three Infinitis.  Jonathan was hungry so he decided to drive to a restaurant (given that no porridge was available).
He tried the first Infiniti, a G37 coupe.
“This Infiniti is too small” he …

Bang & Olufsen EarSet 3

by Jonathan Spira
Bang & Olufsen EarSet 3

The earphone of the future – available today.
I finally found a comfortable pair of earphones for the road warrior: the Bang & Olufsen EarSet 3.
Anders Hermansen, the designer of the EarSet 3, focused on matching the contours and curves of the ear with the earphone.  As a result, unlike earbuds, which seem rather invasive, the EarSet 3 gently hangs on the ear (one earphone weighs a mere 0.3 oz.), making …

Palm Centro

by David Goldes
Palm Centro

We go from the world’s thinnest laptop to one of the smallest smartphones with a full backlighted QWERTY keyboard, the Palm Centro.  The quad-band GSM Centro is only 2.1” w x 4.2” h x 0.7” d and weighs only 4.2 ounces with battery and is ideal for the business traveler.
It runs on Palm’s easy-to-use (if a little dated) Palm OS 5.4.9 and features a nicely-sized full-color 2.2” touch screen with …