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Check Out Dart, The World’s Smallest Laptop Adapter

Dart Laptop Charger

If you work out of the office a lot, then chances are you’ve had to deal with lugging a bulging laptop bag around because of the bulky adapter that it came with. Leaving it really isn’t an option, considering there’s only so much–or rather, so little–that you can do on limited power. It’s a problem people face, day in and day out, and it’s one that the folks behind Dart pretty much solved with its release.

Dart is dubbed as the “world’s smallest laptop adapter” and that might very well be true if you look at the images of it. It’s roughly four times smaller than the average 65W charger, with a volume of only 2.5 cubic inches. It comes with a six foot cable and comes with an integrated USB port, allowing you to charge your laptop and another device, like you tablet, at the same time.

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La Fonction is a Mobile Workstation You Can Carry Around

La Fonction Mobile Workstation

Working out of the office can be such a pain sometimes. Sure, things are a whole lot easier and more convenient with the advent of laptops and tablets, but there are a bunch of things that you can’t take from the office with you when you go. Like your workstation, for example, because that would just be impractical, not to mention nonsensical.

The good thing is that there’s an alternative, and it’s the La Fonction mobile workstation. It folds up neatly into a briefcase when you’re traveling. When it’s open, it has designated slots and pockets for your pens, papers, files, and other stuff that you normally need or use when you’re working.

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CES 2014: HP Pro x2 410 is a Laptop and Tablet In One

HP Pro x2 410

 

HP is turning heads at CES 2014 with all of their new releases, this time, with the HP Pro x2 410 and the HP 350 G1. The Pro x2 410 lives up to its name as it’s actually a laptop and a tablet in one. It’s a “true” tablet in the sense that the keyboard can actually be detached so the screen portion can be used as a tablet. The device will be made available with several options, including a fourth-generation Intel Core i3 or i5 processor. Users can choose from either a 64, 128, or 256GB solid state disk for file storage.

The Pro x2 410 also comes equipped with an Intel HD Graphics 4200 integrated GPU and HDMI 1.4a. The laptop-tablet hybrid is available now at $899.

VIA [ C|NET ]

Samsung’s ATIV Q Hybrid Runs Windows and Android, Could Crush the Competition

Samsung ATIV Q

Samsung wants to crush the competition and they’re pulling out all the stops with the ATIV Q. It’s a tablet-hybrid laptop that not only runs Android, but Windows 8 too. As if that’s not enough, it comes with a sharp 3,200 by 1,800 qHD+ display. The ATIV Q measures 13.3 inches diagonal, making it larger than Samsung’s previous tablets. But that’s probably just as well, especially when you want to use it with its keyboard.

Samsung’s ATIV Q runs on a Core i5 Haswell, so you shouldn’t be too concerned about Windows performance. Users can switch between both operating systems easily with a push of a button. In fact, both Windows and Android can actually run side by side. Samsung also made sure to keep important files and essential documents visible on both systems, so you don’t need to switch between systems just to open a particular file.

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Ergonomic Laptop Stand-Slash-Tray is Perfect for Those Who Love Working in Bed

Laptop Bed Desk Tray

Ever wished that you could lie in bed and work with your back propped up on your pillows when you don’t feel like getting up and walking over to your desk? Well, I have, and I would usually just lug my laptop to my bed and start working. Unfortunately, it’s a lot more taxing on my back than I’d like, since I have to hunch over my keyboard whenever I lean in to type.

There are a lot of bed stands and tables around to take care of that problem, but none like this one I just spotted today. It’s a laptop stand-slash-tray-slash bed desk that makes working from bed comfortable and ergonomic. It’s even got a mouse pad holder off to one side and a cup holder on the other for maximum comfort (and to make sure that you never get thirsty!)

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Your Kid’s Gonna Love You, Man: This Is Just The Laptop He Wanted!

By David Ponce

Then he’ll grow up and realize what a cheap bastard you were, and hate you forever (worth it!). Seems like a great kind of prank to play on some child to us. See, the iWood Laptop is nothing more than a chalkboard shaped into what looks like a portable computer: two pieces of plywood, a couple hinges and some machining, and presto! The area that would normally have a trackpad is recessed and holds… the chalk, of course.

It’s $55.

[ Some German Product Page ] VIA [ Gadget Review ]

AviiQ PQS Is The Smallest Laptop Stand You’ll Find

By Chris Scott Barr

Laptops are great to have on the go, since you can’t haul around your desktop for very obvious reasons. Of course, laptops themselves aren’t always the most ergonomic things to use, and they get a bit toasty. Thus, a laptop stand can prove a useful tool, if you can find the right one. Most are bulky, which makes them difficult to carry around. So what’s the point in having a stand that you can’t carry around? That’s where AViiQ comes in.

Their latest laptop stand is the smallest that I’ve ever seen. The Portable Quick Stand doesn’t look like it would do much at first glance, with its small size and lack of fans. However, the fact that it raises your notebook off of whatever surface you’re using will greatly increase airflow, which will keep your computer running much cooler. Also, the angle at which the laptop sits will provide a more comfortable typing position for your wrists. When not in use, it folds up to only 3/8 of an inch thick, which means you won’t have any trouble finding room for it in your bag. Best of all, it’s only going to set you back $40 when it launches later this spring.

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Turn Your Laptop Keys Into LEGOs

By Chris Scott Barr

LEGOs were a staple in almost every geek’s childhood. I still have mine, and continue to collect more over time. If you’re an exceptionally devoted LEGO fan, why not transform your laptop’s keyboard into a set of those wonderful little bricks?

An Etsy user named openandclose has offered up sets of stickers that look like LEGO bricks. Stick these on your keys and you’ll be overcome with nostalgia every time you pull out your laptop. A set will only run you $15, and the creator says that they’ll easily come off and not leave a mess, should you choose not to use them.

[ Etsy ] VIA [ Gearfuse ]

MSI Wind U160 Now Available

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By Evan Ackerman

My favorite netbook company, MSI, has just announced the retail availability of their latest and greatest extra portable and extra cheap laptops: the Wind U160. Besides a redesigned svelte exterior, the U160 brings along a 1.66 GHz Atom N450 and a shocking 15 hours of battery life. Even if you figure that you’ll only get 50% of that in normal use (which, in my experience, is what it works out to most of the time), that’s still a solid day’s worth of juice. The rest of the specs are what you’ve come to know and tolerate from netbooks, including the gig of ram, 250gb HD, LED backlit WSVGA screen, crappy integrated graphics, and blah blah blah. Oh, and Windows 7.

On a personal note, the only reason I’m not buying myself a U160 is that my U100 is still running like a champ after a couple years and multiple oopsies. I can only hope that the U160 offers a similar amount of dependability (plus relatively easy access to the HD and RAM) in this new form factor.

The MSI Wind U160 is available now at Fry’s, and online at Buy.com and Newegg, for $380.

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