Day 1 With Ford Escape Hybrid and SYNC


There is nothing like the smell of a new car to get your blood going in the morning – couple that with some good tunes + coffee, and you can certainly count yourself blessed. I headed out to work this morning in the Ford Escape and captured this video to show how easy it was […]

GBM Shortcut: The Ford Escape Hybrid Arrives


Ford just delivered the Escape Hybrid for me to review, and my girls are already planning everything they want me to do with it.   Here is a quick 4-minute look at the car and technology I’ll be testing out for the next week.

GBM ShortCut: Quicklook2 on the HP2730p

In this GBM Shortcut, I take a quick look at Quicklook2, a feature that HP includes on the HP2730p Elitebook Tablet PC that allows you to view your PIM data without having to fully boot into Windows (Vista or XP). Quicklook2 does not work in Sleep or Suspend modes which is a puzzler to me, […]

GBM Shortcut: The Lenovo/HP Tablet PC Shootout-Audio Output

The Lenovo/HP Tablet PC Shootout continues. As I mentioned in the full review of the HP 2730p Tablet PC I’m not too fond of the output of the single mono speaker. The Lenovo ThinkPad x200 Tablet PC is another story. Lenovo beefed up the multi-media capabilities of the X200 due to customer demand. And the […]

GBMShortcut: Quit Shredding Your Fingers When You Open Gadgets

The one thing about gadget lust that I hate is knowing sooner or later I’m going to have to open up the package. And in many instances that means I have to work through that curse on all man and woman kind, blister packaging. You know what I’m talking about, the stuff that manufacturers insist […]

GBM Shortcut: Make Your Own Charging Station

In this GottaBeMobile Shortcut, we take a look at a cheap and practical way to make your own mobile charging station.  A mobile charging station is a great place to store your mobile devices while they charge.  You can create your own mobile charging station for your cell phone, mp3 player, netbook, or any mobile […]

GBMShortCut: StarTech’s USB to VGA Dock

The good folks at sent along an evaluation unit of their USB to VGA Dock for us to take a look at and here we go. This is a very lightweight docking solution that in addition to providing USB ports, a Lan Port, and audio ports for you to hook your Tablet PC or […]

GBM Shortcut: The Freedom Antenna

In this GottaBeMobile Shortcut, we take a look at the Freedom Antenna from ARC Wireless.  The Freedom Antenna supports broadband capabilities, is designed to reduce dropped calls and helps you find service where none is available.  It can be purchased from for $31 USD. Although the Freedom Antenna can boost your reception, it does […]

GBM Shortcut: Fujitsu T5010 First Looks Video

In this edition of GBM Shortcut, I take a quick first look at Fujitsu’s new T5010. Ok, I lie – it’s a little longer than a normal Shortcut. Allegiance Technology Partners sent us the review unit and I have had it in my possession for the last two days. The first day was spent setting […]

GBM Shortcut: Intel UrbanMax Innovation Platform

I got an opportunity to talk about the Intel UrbanMax to Patrick Lynch, the marketing manager for the platform. In this short video clip you can see the UrbanMax in action. The innovation platforms are used to both showcase Intel’s vision of where mobile computing is going, as well as show a production-ready design that […]

GBM Shortcut: The iPhone as a Flashlight

In this GottaBeMobile Shortcut, I take a brief look at three free flashlight applications for the iPhone/iTouch.  Verdict:  These flashlight applications are handy to have even if they aren’t as good as the real thing. Technorati Tags: iPhone,iPod Touch,iTouch,flashlight,App Store

GBM Shortcut: TomBihn SuperEgo Bag

In this shortcut, I take a look at the big brother of the Ego bag I’ve been carrying around for the past few months.  The SuperEgo from TomBihn measures in at about 2 inches wider, 1 inch taller and 1 in deeper.  Just enough to hold my new Dell M4300 work powerhouse of a laptop.  […]

GBM Shortcut: The Pogo Stylus

When I first heard about the Pogo Stylus, a stylus designed specifically for the iPhone/iTouch, I thought it was a joke.  After spending some quality time with it, I can tell you it’s no joke.  The Pogo Stylus is a handy and functional tool that can be purchased at for $24.95.  Check out this […]

GBM Shortcut: Dane-Elec ZPen

There are times when you just need to unplug from your Tablet PC to take notes, brainstorm, or just get away from it all. However, wouldn’t it be great to still capture those notes and have them available for searching? That is where the Dane-Elec ZPen comes in. The ZPen is a very nice solution […]

Green Mobile: Soldius1 Charger Reviewed

The past week I had the opportunity to test the Soldius1 mp3 player and cell phone solar charger from mysoldius.  This device sells for 89.95 at and is available in a variety of colors.  They have an excellent frequently asked questions section that might dispel some misconceptions about charging devices with the sun’s power.  […]

Hands On With Latitude XT Multi-Touch

I just installed the new update from Dell giving multi-touch to the Latitude XT Tablet PC. Checkout the quick video below on how it works. Dell and N-Trig have some work to do to make the experience more fluid. As you’ll see in the video, the multi-touch operations sometimes gets confused with Vista’s gestures ( […]