The Roost Laptop Stand and an iPad Pro at CES

Last year, I supported the Roost Laptop Stand on Kickstarter. The Roost is a portable, height-adjustable stand for laptops. At home, I use a Rain Design mStand with my MacBook Pro. It’s a nice stand, but it does not travel well. The Roost appealed to me because it was lightweight, foldable, and could adjust its height, features the … Continue reading The Roost Laptop Stand and an iPad Pro at CES

Waiting for TextBlade 2016 Calendar

One year ago, an early press release arrived in my inbox from a company called WayTools. It was poised to announce a revolutionary keyboard called the TextBlade. There was scant additional information on the keyboard, and it wasn’t until one month later on January 13, 2015, that the company unveiled its product website. The TextBlade … Continue reading Waiting for TextBlade 2016 Calendar

Illustration of the Day – Iron Man

Today’s illustration features Iron Man protecting a child from an unseen threat. Two cars, one overturned, are damaged in the street behind Iron Man.  Drawn with an Apple Pencil and an iPad Pro using Savage Interactive’s Procreate. I found a nice tip in Procreate’s settings where you can configure different tools to use with your … Continue reading Illustration of the Day – Iron Man

The Apple Pencil has Reignited my Love of Drawing

The Spider-Man drawing above was created entirely on the iPad Pro using Procreate and the Apple Pencil. After many years, my love of drawing has been reignited and transported to the digital age. Friends of mine from childhood, high school and college remember me as someone who loved to draw. Armed with reams of continuous … Continue reading The Apple Pencil has Reignited my Love of Drawing

Thoughts on the iPad Pro’s Software Keyboard

A week into the release of the iPad Pro, much has been written about its use as a laptop replacement. Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said that he travels with just an iPad Pro and an iPhone. Day one iPad Pro reviewers were given two hardware keyboards to evaluate: the Apple Smart Keyboard and the … Continue reading Thoughts on the iPad Pro’s Software Keyboard

Glowforge 3D Laser Printer Pre-ordered

Came across this intriguing 3D Laser Printer from Glowforge. It can cut a piece of wood, leather, acrylic, fabric, cardboard and paper up to a quarter-inch thick. It can engrave on metal like the back of an iPhone or MacBook laptop. I have been working on some craft ideas lately, and the Glowforge might be … Continue reading Glowforge 3D Laser Printer Pre-ordered

The HP Color LaserJet Pro M252dw – Successor to the Venerable HP LaserJet 6MP Printer

I’m finally retiring the HP LaserJet 6MP printer that I’ve had since graduating from college and replacing it with an HP Color LaserJet M252dw. Released in October, 1996, LaserJet 6MP was designed to work best with Macintosh computers. It featured a Postscript compatibility, a LocalTalk port, two Parallel Ports, and an Infrared port. Now a vestige from the … Continue reading The HP Color LaserJet Pro M252dw – Successor to the Venerable HP LaserJet 6MP Printer