Battle Test

  • Workspace Roundup: Ergonomic Chairs

    Workspace Roundup: Ergonomic Chairs

    As techies, there are few components that affect us more so than our chairs. Sitting in a chair for countless hours every day has a notable impact on our bodies. A crappy chair can cause immediate duress and also lead to prolonged pain. A quality chair, however, can do a lot of good for you. Proper lumbar support, being reasonably adjustable, sufficient padding, all these components play a role… Read More

  • Battle Test: Python XM by booq

    Battle Test: Python XM by booq


    Meet my new day bag. The Python XM from booq. You might remember its special edition sister the Bianco from a few days ago. Both versions are identical in terms of functionality, but one comes in black while the other comes in a dubious white. The bag is all sorts of stylish and a versatile packer to boot. It’s designed specifically for use with Apple portables, but other laptops could… Read More

  • Battle Test: Trolltech Qtopia Greenphone

    Battle Test: Trolltech Qtopia Greenphone


    Earlier this year, Trolltech announced it’d be releasing a cell phone to the public that would assist developers writing software for its Qtopia platform. Dubbed the “Greenphone,” this phone is more like a PDA that can make calls on the side. Equipped with Qtopia Phone Edition and running a Linux kernel at the base of everything, this is a powerful phone really marketed… Read More

  • Battle Test: SanDisk Cruzer Titanium

    Battle Test: SanDisk Cruzer Titanium

    A few years ago I got a Lexar 2GB USB flash drive for Christmas. It came in a small, unattractive package and stood amongst other far more valuable items. In retrospect, it was probably one of the single greatest and most useful gifts that I’ve ever received. The drive stood with me through a lot and never once failed. Not even when I lost its cap and feared the USB slot would be damaged… Read More