The Verizon Jetpack is a 4G LTE mobile hotspot MiFi with a small, sleek, plastic design. Speed of course, data connectivity and speed all depends on location. I took the Jetpack on vacation for about three weeks and there were very few times it lost data. It almost always had a strong, fast signal.
The Logitech Mini Boombox produces excellent sound quality and volume. The speaker is small enough to take anywhere, and I highly recommend it for any type of audio on-the-go.
The Note 10.1 is a great addition to Samsung’s Galaxy series of Android devices. Unique hardware and software such as the S Pen stylus make it the perfect tablet for students or the rushing businessman. It’s running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and I found navigation and overall speed to be excellent.
With all the frigid weather across the country, it seems unlikely any of us have been thinking about tornadoes. The fact is, we’re at the beginning of tornado season, and the Red Cross has a new tornado app out today that is a “must have” on your smartphone or tablet.
CBS News recently published a list of unique gifts geared toward college students. Topping the list were: a chalkboard coffee cup; one-line-a-day journal; rechargeable mini speakers and mobile-phone friendly winter gloves. Each of those items is under $20 and promises to be fun and useful. Practical and cheap appear to trump shiny and expensive on college campuses this year.
A stunning array of high tech images of our home planet, taken by Earth-observing science satellites, are featured in a new NASA publication. The book, Earth as Art, is available in hardcover, electronically, and as a free iPad application.