GBM Shortcut: Waterfield Designs Laptop Muzetto Bag Video Review


I’ve been looking for a bag like Waterfield Design’s Laptop Muzetto for a long time – leather, rugged looking, light weight, messenger type, fold over flap, plenty of pockets, and roomy enough to support either my Macbook Pro or a Tablet PC. That’s a tall order, but the Muzetto excels in all of those areas, […]

Lenovo IdeaPad S12: First Notebook w/NVIDIA ION


Lenovo’s officially introduced the first notebook to feature NVIDIA ION graphics. This new graphics platform offers outstanding graphics performance without sacrificing too much battery life. The IdeaPad S12 will be available in the U.S. soon for $449. I got a chance to play with a pre-production IdeaPad S12 and shot a quick video. The IdeaPad […]

Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2: Hands On Video

I got a chance to take a close look at the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 today. It shares a lot of components with the original IdeaPad S10, but there are some nice upgrades. It is thinner, lighter and has a more stylish appearance. Both the keyboard and touchpad are bigger on the new model, making it […]

Virgin America CEO Loves His ThinkPad

I sat across the aisle from David Cush on Virgin America’s inaugural flight from SFO to SNA yesterday. He was using a ThinkPad x60 and had a lot of good things to say about it. Naturally, I took the opportunity to shoot a GBM Shortcut. Cush likes ThinkPads’ keyboards so much that he refuses to […]

HP MediaSmart iStream Demo: Terabytes of Multimedia at My Fingertips

HP released MediaSmart iStream, an iPhone application that gives users access to all of the multimedia content on their MediaSmart home servers. I got my hands on an early release of MediaSmart 2.5, which allows HP’s latest servers stream video, photos and music to the iPhone application. In this GBM Shortcut, I demonstrate what the […]

Shortcut: Microsoft Arc Mouse

I have large hands, which usually makes it extremely uncomfortable to use compact mice, but the Microsoft Arc Mouse has enough curvature and surface area to make it comfortable to use for hours on end. This mouse folds up so it can easily fit in your pocket and has a well-placed laser. When it’s folded, […]

GBM Shortcut: Unboxing the HP DV2

I just received an evaluation HP DV2-1001 and took a few minutes to film a quick unboxing. This little media machine comes with an external Blu-ray drive and lots of glossy everything. GottaBeMobile Shortcuts are Sponsored by Lenovo.

GBM Shortcut: Hands On With HP’s Mini 1000 6-Cell Battery

HP Mini 1000 6-cell battery compared to iPhone

Given a choice, I will always use a mobile computer that supports an extended battery over a regular battery. For me, the benefit of additional battery life outweighs the extra weight or thickness. When I saw that the 6-cell battery for HP’s Mini 1000 was 20% off, I decided to go ahead and order one. […]

GottaBeMobile and Gadget Stimulus Plan

The economy’s in the dumps and we know our readers aren’t buying as many computers and accessories as usual. To help aid your gadget deficit, we’re kicking off the GottaBeMobile and Gadget Stimulus Plan. Stay tuned to and GottaBeMobile for your chance to win a Lenovo IdeaPad, HP HDX 18, Jabra BT530 headset, […]

GBM Shortcut: Rob Goes Mobile In Seattle

I’m hanging out in Seattle and Redmond this week attending Microsoft’s MVP Summit. In this GBM Shortcut, I give a quick look at my gear, as well as the gloomy weather of Seattle. All GBM Shortcuts are sponsored by Lenovo.

GBM Shortcut: Amazon Kindle 2 Unboxing


There is nothing like getting a sweet gadget snatched from your hands – one minute I had a Kindle 2, the next minute it was gone, gone, gone. Fortunately, Amazon quickly stepped in to save my broken heart and shipped me a replacement Kindle 2, which arrived just minutes ago. Checkout this GBM Shortcut where […]

Please Welcome Lenovo as the Exclusive Sponsor for GBM Shortcuts


We are very excited to announce Lenovo as the Exclusive Sponsor for GottaBeMobile’s GBM Shortcut videos. GBM Shortcuts are 3 to 5 minute informal videos featuring hardware, quick looks at software, accessories, and editorials. We have been producing GBM Shortcut videos for over a year and we are thrilled to have Lenovo’s support. With Lenovo […]

Over 1,000,000 Media Downloads, Top 30 Videos for 2008

2008 has been a very busy year for your tireless servants at In 2008 alone, we published 2,727 articles, produced 147 InkShow and Shortcut videos, and 22 Podcasts. Across all those mediums, we looked at mobile pc hardware, software, tablet pcs, inking, accessories, brought you news from CES, and much more. And just this […]

GBM Shortcut: Atek OnBoard Travel Keyboard


Several weeks ago we brought you news about Atek’s new “mobile” solution, the OnBoard Travel Keyboard. We got our review unit in a few days ago, and in this GBM Shortcut I share my impressions about Atek’s mobile solution. To learn if this keyboard might be for you, checkout our video below.

GBM Shortcut: Sleeves and Cases

If you are hankering to make a good impression for your next meeting, then take a look at the sleeves and cases from They sent me a few to try out, and they are pretty impressive offerings – check them out for yourself in this GBM Shortcut.

GBM Shortcut: Cricket Laptop and Tablet PC Stand


Finding a good stand for a tablet pc takes a lot of trial and effort. They have to light weight, mobile, and provide a good range of angles. Fortunately, all of those are found in the Cricket Laptop and Tablet PC stand. Checkout this quick GBM Shortcut for a short review. The Cricket is available […]

GBM Shortcut: Flip Video MinoHD Unboxing

Flip Video MinoHD

Yesterday, we let you know about the new Flip Video MinoHD, and today we are excited to bring you an unboxing of this amazing little video camera. My first impressions? Much better video quality, much improved zooming capability, and (as you’ll find out in the video as I discover myself), the batteries are now rechargeable […]