Tuesday Tech Tips

Posted by: on Dec 3, 2012 | No Comments

Wow, it’s already December and 2012 is fading quickly in the rear view mirror.  Thanksgiving is behind us which of course means that Jingle Bells is being played in every elevator, restaurant and call center on-hold line.  I’m feeling a little Bah Humbug this year so don’t count on a holiday oriented tech tips post.   For this post I dug up some “mobile oriented” gadgets so buckle your seat belt…

I’ve been hearing all sorts of good stuff about this new iPhone dock from Elevation Labs.  It’s beautifully machined from a block of aluminum and iMore.com has a great review and some great pictures of the Elevation dock.

Not a fan of the iPad?  Looking for an alternative with a built in stylus?  Maybe you should take a quick look at the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.  This tablet won’t appeal to everyone but maybe the Galaxy Note feature set is what you are looking for so head over to Engadget for their review of this interesting 10” tablet.

Do you have multiple Google accounts? Tired of manually switching between accounts and manually typing in your password?  Fortunately the tech sleuths at The Verge have uncovered the Google “Account chooser”.  All bow to the Google.

For all of you Urban Warriors that find yourself on your cell phone in the wind tunnels between tall buildings, Jabra has a new Bluetooth headset called the “Wave” that has sophisticated wind reduction technology.  Our friend Gary at Android Central has all details of the Jabra Wave including a quick video.

If you are like me and use your Smartphone as a GPS device or for playing music/podcasts you might want to take a peek at the new hands free car kit from TomTom. This updated car kit claims to have higher quality audio.  It works for both iPhone and Smartphones with a micro USB port.

I have a feeling this next “device” just might blow the minds of all my coffee loving friends.  Fiat has announced that their new 500L will offer a Lavazza espresso machine as an option.  It sits right between the front seats ready to dispense espresso at will.  Autoblog has all the details including pictures and video.  Should this option make its way into U.S. Fiat 500Ls, I would remind my readers that hot coffee, cars, laps and spillage are not compatible.

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