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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. Last week, I dug around the tech archives here looking for a laptop to use for design work and 3D…

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I’m Being Pelted with Deals!

I am getting pelted with Black Friday Holiday deals from all quarters. I can’t keep up with them all. I can’t write posts that explain why you want this stuff. I’m just gonna share them so you know about them. Okay? Microsoft Surface & Xbox Microsoft store is having a huge super sale. You can save as much as $400 on…

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Deal: Put the Fun Back in Their Pants!

Buying gifts for people you won’t see over the holidays is a bit thankless. You go through the usual amount of gift-selection angst. Then you have to wrap and ship the thing. But you never get to see your recipient open it or get the laugh and hug that comes with. That’s why I like sending a last-minute gift card, especially…

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A Hoodie with Plenty of Pockets

I work at home. So I wear a lot of leggings and cute T-shirts to work. The problem with this comfy work uniform? No pockets. So I choose my warm layer for it’s ability to carry my phone, keys, and Bluetooth headset. SCOTTeVEST sent me the Chloe Hoodie to try months ago. I was skeptical, at first, that I would wear…

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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, specs, cleverness, or bling than function. And when I say function, I don’t mean speed and features. I mean, how…

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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 loud and obnoxious. The sawdust generated by the router and sanders has to go somewhere. We collect barrels of sawdust…

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Everything is 50% Off at Betabrand

I love the Betabrand Yoga Dress Pants. I own two pairs. And I just bought another pair in this amazing — and almost over — sale at Betabrand. Hurry! If you miss this sale, use this link for $15 off whatever you buy.

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Big Sale on Photo Scanning

Years ago I sent a giant box of old photos to ScanMyPhotos.com. I got my photos back and digital copies of all of them within a couple of weeks. I still use those photos in social media, to make greeting cards, and just to display on a digital photo frame. It was a great idea. Mitch at ScanMyPhotos sent me…

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A Jacket with Pockets for All the Tech

  I love the OTG Jacket from SCOTTeVEST. We all live in a world where we carry our phone — and probably a wallet and keys — everywhere we go, right? But, for reasons I do not understand, women’s clothing continues to lack adequate pockets for this stuff. Am I supposed to carry a purse when I go on a…

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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 asked me to test the Pebble 2. Obviously, I made a series of disgusted faces, shuddering and sticking my tongue…

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