Monday, September 26, 2011

Pandigital Nova Review
To be minimally good, a tablet must have three key attributes: access to one of two major mobile-app e-tailers (Apple, or the Android Market), a gorgeous screen, and the best touch interface possible. To be very good, it must also have long battery life, a sleek design, and exceptional media playback. Pandigital’s Nova has none of these things. The one thing it does have is a low price: $189. It could replace an e-reader, or get you into an Android tablet (if that’s the goal) for less than $200. If you’re still reading, enticed by the price, we’ll evaluate this tablet like any other. But be prepared to be underwhelmed...

Friday, September 9, 2011

Kingston Wi-Drive Review
So, you've filled your iPad, iPhone, or Android device to the brim with movies and music, and you don't want to deal with streaming more media from "the cloud"? Then you're just whom several storage sellers are targeting with a new breed of devices. Essentially, these products are portable hard drives that stream media to your Android or Apple iOS device over a Wi-Fi connection. Some (though not all) of these drives have a rechargeable battery, so you need not worry about where the nearest power outlet is when streaming or transferring your files, making them ideal for road trips and long commutes...

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Acer Iconia Tab A100 (8GB) Review
For most of 2011, tablets and the Android "Honeycomb" operating system have been buzzing around each together like, well, bees and honey. But the latest version of Android has not been seen on 7-inch-screened slates. Acer, though, broke the trend and paired it with the Iconia Tab A100. In theory, we like the idea, but we wish Acer had paid more attention to the hardware to create a desirable finished product. As is, the Iconia Tab A100 is not a bad tablet, but a tablet needs more than a smooth operator (err…operating) system to make it a winner here in 2011, considering the competition...