Category Archives: Equipment

Varmilo VB87M bluetooth keyboard

Back to mechanical keyboards. If you are a writer and have not tried these out yet, you are missing out! This particular board is from Varmilo, a brand unknown to me before. What got me interested is that this one

Varmilo VB87M bluetooth keyboard

Back to mechanical keyboards. If you are a writer and have not tried these out yet, you are missing out! This particular board is from Varmilo, a brand unknown to me before. What got me interested is that this one

IBM Model M: the mother of all keyboards

This is one of those geekier posts. Mechanical keyboards. Again. And this time I had the opportunity to test the mother of all clicky keyboards, the IBM Model M, which came into existence in the early 80’s. The thing is

IBM Model M: the mother of all keyboards

This is one of those geekier posts. Mechanical keyboards. Again. And this time I had the opportunity to test the mother of all clicky keyboards, the IBM Model M, which came into existence in the early 80’s. The thing is

The future of document scanning: we are not there yet

Evernote’s new automatic document scanner is an interesting look at how we will be able to scan text materials with ease, using everyday devices and technology. Unfortunately, my tests point out this technology is still a bit too simple to

The future of document scanning: we are not there yet

Evernote’s new automatic document scanner is an interesting look at how we will be able to scan text materials with ease, using everyday devices and technology. Unfortunately, my tests point out this technology is still a bit too simple to

Reading on a Phone

Carrying a smartphone has made my tablet obsolete. Digital reading has two main modes; plain text or PDF. Plain text is very much readable on a phone, especially in ‘reader mode’ where the browser extracts the text from the webpage

Reading on a Phone

Carrying a smartphone has made my tablet obsolete. Digital reading has two main modes; plain text or PDF. Plain text is very much readable on a phone, especially in ‘reader mode’ where the browser extracts the text from the webpage

How Important Is Your Monitor?

Next to your keyboard, your monitor is the part of the computer you encounter most often. In fact, many people sometimes mistake the monitor for the computer itself. In theory, a monitor is only a peripheral device, meant to help you

How Important Is Your Monitor?

Next to your keyboard, your monitor is the part of the computer you encounter most often. In fact, many people sometimes mistake the monitor for the computer itself. In theory, a monitor is only a peripheral device, meant to help you

The Scholar’s Phone, Fall 2014

I was in the market for a new phone. A ‘smartphone’. Having had my current phone since 2007, I had never tried a smartphone before. In fact, I had rejected the mere idea: it is bulky, battery life is too short, and

The Scholar’s Phone, Fall 2014

I was in the market for a new phone. A ‘smartphone’. Having had my current phone since 2007, I had never tried a smartphone before. In fact, I had rejected the mere idea: it is bulky, battery life is too short, and

Mechanical Keyboard (3)

I have recently switched to a different keyboard. I now use a Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2. As long as the name is, so small is the device. It is an ultra compact keyboard, what is referred to as 60%. This means

Mechanical Keyboard (3)

I have recently switched to a different keyboard. I now use a Happy Hacking Keyboard Professional 2. As long as the name is, so small is the device. It is an ultra compact keyboard, what is referred to as 60%. This means