Review: ThinkGeek Glowing Keyboard Stickers

In an attempt to make myself hate my 1000HE less (and make my current toys last longer), I ordered the Glowing Keyboard Stickers from ThinkGeek recently. One of the requirements for my next netbook is that it has a backlit keyboard, so I figured a set of stickers would be the next best thing. IContinue reading “Review: ThinkGeek Glowing Keyboard Stickers”

Boingo And Asus Hook Up In Netbook Deal

This is really a cool thing – two of my favorite companies have hooked up to help netbook users get the most out of their devices. Today, Asus announced that its new EeePC netbooks will soon be preloaded with Boingo‘s software, which makes it simple and easy to connect to WiFi hotspots around the world.Continue reading “Boingo And Asus Hook Up In Netbook Deal”

Nokia Booklet 3G Review: Things I Hate

Yesterday I shared some of the things that I absolutely love about the Nokia Booklet 3G, but it’s not entirely a win. Today I’ve compiled a list of things that really suck about this sleek laptop, and I hope Nokia is listening. Some of these can be fixed with software, while others will require aContinue reading “Nokia Booklet 3G Review: Things I Hate”

Exploring Ubuntu Blogging Solutions

Since I don’t have a valid Windows 7 license for my Asus 1000HE, I’ve decided to use Ubuntu Netbook Remix on this netbook, and I’m starting to really enjoy it. Of course, there are a few applications that I’m sorely missing, especially Windows Live Writer, but overall it’s been an enjoyable little experiment. As such,Continue reading “Exploring Ubuntu Blogging Solutions”

Nokia Booklet 3G Review: Things I Love

Now that I’ve spent some real time with the Nokia Booklet 3G, I wanted to put together a list of things that I really love about this little productivity tool. This list is in no way meant to be comprehensive, but it does stem from my experiences with the Booklet 3G versus the Fujitsu P1610,Continue reading “Nokia Booklet 3G Review: Things I Love”

Why Isn’t The Nokia Booklet 3G Ovi-fied?

I just got hold of a Nokia Booklet 3G, straight from my friends at Nokia’s press office. I haven’t spent much time with this little laptop, but I’ve already noticed a major missed opportunity for Nokia’s Ovi services – they’re not here. When you pull the Nokia Booklet 3G out of the box and bootContinue reading “Why Isn’t The Nokia Booklet 3G Ovi-fied?”

First Reviews Of The Nokia Booklet 3G Are Poor

The first reviews of the Nokia Booklet 3G are coming online, and overall, they’re pretty bad. Thus far, Diggnation’s Alex Albrecht, CrunchGear, and have published their reviews on this sleek little netbook, with somewhat mixed results. To be fair, Alex doesn’t really ‘review’ the Booklet 3G as much as he unboxes it, but heContinue reading “First Reviews Of The Nokia Booklet 3G Are Poor”

Nokia Booklet 3G Gets 8 Hours Of Harsh Usage

The Wall Street Journal has had a chance to heavily test the Nokia Booklet 3G, including the supposedly 12-hour battery recently. The Nokia Booklet 3G is Nokia’s first foray into the laptop/netbook arena, and with my brief hands-on with it, is quite slick. I’ve owned three other netbooks thus far, and the Booklet 3G isContinue reading “Nokia Booklet 3G Gets 8 Hours Of Harsh Usage”

Nokia Booklet 3G To Cost $299 From Best Buy

Today at an event in New York, Nokia announced that its Booklet 3G netbook will be an AT&T exclusive, taking advantage of the carrier’s high-speed 3G network. The mini-laptop will be sold exclusively through Best Buy, priced at $299.99 with a 2-year contract from AT&T. The contract requires activation on AT&T’s $60/month Laptop Connect plan,Continue reading “Nokia Booklet 3G To Cost $299 From Best Buy”

I’ve Been Distro-Surfing

Over the course of the last 3 days, I’ve checked out plain-jane Ubuntu Netbook Remix, Jolicloud Alpha2, and EasyPeasy v1.5 on my Asus 1000HE EeePC. This is, apparently, also referred to as ‘distro-surfing’. At the end, I’m left with EasyPeasy, for a few reasons. For starters, all three of these versions of Linux are essentiallyContinue reading “I’ve Been Distro-Surfing”