There’s nothing more annoying than waking up to a nearly drained smartphone or tablet because you forgot to charge overnight, or nothing more frustrating than your device running out of juice on a long plane ride and your airline doesn’t offer a charging port.Perhaps you didn’t realize it, but you can bring power with you—and it’s easier than ever.Just as portable as your smartphone or tablet, portable power stations provide the flexibility you need to charge your laptop, phone, tablet, iPad, or other mobile devices while you’re on the go.Did you forget to plug your mobile phone in to charge overnight and there’s no way for you to connect during your morning commute by bus or train?
When Mark heard about the CORE Gaming Backpack Kickstarter in August 2017, he knew he’d found the perfect gift for his hard-to-shop-for son. An ardent PC gamer, the young man was always complaining about transporting his gaming gear and keeping it all organized and safe when he went to a buddy’s house for game night or to the local gaming center for a tourney.From what Mark could glean from the Kickstarter product video, the CORE Gaming Backpack was the perfect solution: roomy enough for an 18” laptop and wireless keyboard, with all sorts of compartments and pockets designed to hold media, accessories, and chargers. The backpack’s ballistic nylon with tailored contrast stitching also gave the bag a rugged, industrial look he knew his son would like—so Mark became one of Kickstarter campaign’s early bird backers, securing a CORE Gaming Backpack for his son at a deep
The “Internet of Things” (IoT) continues to expand beyond traditional computers, smartphones, mobile devices and TVs, to include billions of other physical “smart” devices around the globe that monitor, control, analyze, communicate with, and optimize the digital and physical world around us.Not sure what the IoT is?Whether you know it or not, the IoT has been rapidly growing in recent years. More than just computers, smartphones, and tablets, the IoT includes driverless cars, smart homes, smart offices, smart cities, augmented and virtual reality, wearable technology, intelligent sensors, robotics, drones, etc.Examples of the IoT AboundDo you have an Alexa in your home or a Google Home device? They are part of the IoT. Intrigued by the possibilities of driverless cars? Another example of the IoT.Other examples include app-controlled dimmers on lightbulbs, cooking devices, smart thermostats, timers, streaming music devices, etc.Whether we realized it or not, the IoT has grown up
What do you get the traveler who seemingly has everything? Mobile Edge has put together this Holiday Gift Guide for the travelers and road warriors on your shopping list.1. MAKING YOU (AND YOUR GEAR) MORE MOBILEMobile Edge’s new Professional Rolling Laptop Case and matching Professional Backpack is a good place to start, especially for business travelers. Stylish, durable, and highly functional, the case features an adjustable compartment to fit tablets, notebooks, and laptops from 13 to 17 inches, while the backpack holds laptops and other devices 13 to 16 inches. Together, the Professional Rolling Laptop Case and Backpack (which fits securely atop the rolling case using a built-in trolley strap) make quite a pair. Each fits easily under airplane seats or
Unbelievably, summer is long over and we’re already nearing the end of October, which means the fall and winter holidays are fast approaching. While we can certainly debate whether it’s actually “the most wonderful time of the year,” I think we can all agree it’s one of the busiest times of the year.When you factor in shorter days, additional social commitments, increased spending on treats, food, drink, and gifts, plus the complexities of relationships together with our regular work and personal routines, it can all get to be a bit much.First up, of course, is Halloween. Typically a holiday for the young ones who go in search of candy and other goodies door-to-door, it’s become more popular with adults in recent years, and it’s now one of the USA’s most celebrated and commercialized holidays. Moms, Dads, and other adults of all ages aren’t content to stay at home
A trip to the airport has never been on my top ten list of favorite things to do. Sure, you’re probably off to some exotic location or family-friendly venue for vacation, or you’re heading out to make the business deal of a lifetime—all good things. But getting to and through the airport with your sanity and your baggage intact can often times be quite a chore.Here are a few tips for both travel veterans and newbies alike:1. Give yourself plenty of time. The days of rushing the gate with 15 minutes to spare before boarding your flight are gone. Increased security, screening checkpoints, and the mere “process” of checking bags, getting boarding passes, and moving through an airport require extra time. How much is enough? Most
get away overnight or for the weekend. This is a great way to put an extra charge into your mental batteries before a return to school or work. Go with a friend, spouse, or partner. Or if you prefer travelling solo, go it alone. AndIt may be called “Labor Day,” a day to celebrate American workers and their achievements, but for many the holiday has come to be tantamount to summer’s last hurrah—one last break before regular work and school schedules resume.What are you doing this year to celebrate Labor Day?Here are a half-dozen ways to make the most out of summer’s last official holiday without busting your budget or wasting precious time:1. Take a quick trip to