Part 1.5 | Motion Computing CL900 – The Performance

CL900 and Kindle

While testing various scenarios with Ink and Touch on the CL900 I am reviewing I found several significant issues with the reliability and consistency of Ink on this tablet.  I reached out to Rob Bushway to discuss his experiences with this device and the digital pen.  He told me he was not experiencing any problems […]

Part 1 | Motion Computing CL900 – The Hardware

CL900 On Dock

We spend time with the Motion Computing CL900 slate. It has multi-touch, digital ink, and up to eight hours battery life in a small, light slate. Does it live up to it’s potential as the perfect companion in the office, on the road, and sitting on the couch?

The Whole Presentation in 2.2 Pounds


From Gizmag: You’ve got to hop on a plane.  There’s a presentation somewhere in the world that you need to give.  Laptop? Forget it… Projector?  No need.  Just grab you Allcam CP1.  Inside it’s small form factor, 2.2 pound brick you’ve got a handheld computer and a pico projector with around four hours of battery […]

VOIP – Skype, Asterisk, and mobility

Regardless of the devices we carry, or connectivity we select, issues of staying in touch with co-workers, clients, and family are plentiful.  From simple issues of cost to those of complex dialing rules and lack of cellular coverage, staying in touch while on international travel can be frustrating and expensive.  Additionally, providing global clients with […]

Blogging from 35,000 feet…

Just a quick note: GoGo in flight internet has been on my last two legs. This entry brought to you from a Motion J3400 at 35,000 feet going 550 MPH! The service is quick and easy to connect, and runs $9.95 per flight or $12.95 for 24 hours. Time to go…

Touch; What if we could start fresh?

Basic human/technology interfaces haven’t changed their core functionality in nearly forty years.   Point and click GUI has been the standard, and new technologies such as touch and pen have been overlaid without changing the core interface philosophy. Intrepid consultant Joshua Blake wants to forget what we know, and start over.   He proposes the […]

Travels with the HP Mini 5101

HP Mini 5101

The next few weeks contain quite a bit of travel for me. In general, Idon’t “get” NetBooks. While these may appear as two disjointed statements, I’ve decided to reconcile the latter through the former. So as I packed for a series of trips that include Washington DC, Miami, and Paris, I tossed an HP Mini […]

Life with the Motion Computing J3400 Slate Tablet


I’m a slate guy. Since 2001 I’ve had a tablet with me. For meetings, development, writing, and keeping in touch while on travel, it’s my primary mobile, travel, and home technology. I’ve nearly nine years of notes in OneNote that have migrated from my first tablet, (A HP TC1000 that’s still in use by a […]

Who is Chris Lucksted?


I live in Farmington, Michigan with my wife and two children, my twelve year old son and three year old daughter. I was raised by a lawyer / FBI agent father, and an artist mother, leaving me with a strange combination of the technical and the artistic. I love reading, and write as often as […]