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A New Paperwhite!

The Paperwhite is my Kindle of choice. The screen is the easiest to read, designed to have the same contrast as paper and no glare so you can read in any light. Unlike paper, you can read it in low…

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Six Tricks for Taking Great Underwater Photos with a Cheap Camera

I am a SCUBA diver. Whenever I can find the time and the money, I get under water. There is nothing like it. Most of the time, I go under water just to enjoy it.  But like any tourist with…

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Review: Wacom Bamboo Slate

This is a guest post by synesthete artist, GeekGirlfriend, and bon vivant Brandy Gale. A digital sketchbook that uses real ink and real paper? Yes, please! I am a visual artist. So I when I make notes and drawing studies I prefer…

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Tested in the GGF Labs: Plantronics Voyager 5200

Here in the Geek Girlfriends Lab, we have tried many Bluetooth phone headsets. I subject them all to the same rigorous test: How do they hold up to a conversation with my mother. Nobody is happier to hear my voice,…

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Upgrade Your Laptop Charger

You think your power cable nightmares are bad, imagine what it’s like in the GeekGirlfriends.com real-world labs? In addition to all the gear that comes through here for review, there are two adults, one college student, and one chaos-spewing teen….

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Why I Love a $200 Laptop

I get a lot of computers in to try here at GeekGirlfriends.com. Expensive ones, cheap ones, innovative ones, pretty ones, and powerful ones. I often get attached to one computer, though, and my reasons have less to do with price,…

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Extreme Shop Test of Noise-Cancelling Headphones

I spend a fair amount of time in a noisy professional wood shop where we use a robotic router, industrial sander, and huge vacuums. The router makes noise, and so does the sander, but it’s the vacuums that are really…

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Don’t Take My Pebble Away!

I’ve always hated wearing a watch. From the time I was a teenager, until well into my first marriage, I carried a pocket watch. Then pagers and then cell phones came out so I stopped carrying a watch altogether. A year ago, Christina…

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Great Deals on Phone Chargers

  I keep a battery phone charger in my purse at all time. In fact, I have a dozen of these things charging all over my house so that I – and everyone else who lives here – can grab…

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War in the Lab

  It started late at night. I was hunkering down after a long day – a long month, really. I heard footsteps. Before I had time to react, my door was kicked open and I was taking fire from a…

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