Checking out the Microsoft Surface 2 with a First Timer

Thomasin Savaiano checks out the Microsoft Surface 2

Some readers of GBM will remember in my previous incarnation here that my lovely wife, Thomasin Savaiano, would assist me when I was checking out new gadgets by allowing herself and her reactions to be videoed. Thomasin is not a gadget geek by any means and her reactions are responses that I’m sure many approaching […]

I Feel Bad Because My Wife Has Now Become a Stall Surfer


There’s no secret that I believe that one of the chief advantages of using mobile gadgets is that it makes Stall Surfing even easier to do. I post about that frequently. Whether you’re using a Tablet, a smartphone, or an eBook Reader it doesn’t matter. Frankly, I think deep down in the hearts of engineers […]

GBM InkShow: Thomasin Takes on the Tega v2 Slate

GBM InkShow Thomasin Checks out the Tega v2 Slate

Well, you asked for it. Now you’ve got it. I know why they call Thomasin my better half. A number of GBM Readers asked to see and hear my wife’s take on the Tega v2 Slate and here it is in all its unvarnished glory. For those who don’t known, when we do one of […]

GBM InkShow: Thomasin Takes on the iPad


It had to happen sooner rather than later. My lovely wife Thomasin got a chance to check out the iPad briefly when we were with my Mom at the hospital. Now that things have settled down on that front, it was time for her to check it out for real and offer her first impressions. […]

GBM InkShow: Thomasin Takes on the Lenovo IdeaPad S10T (Video)


When it comes to Netbooks, I let my wife Thomasin give them a whirl to find out what she is thinking. You may or may not remember that she has used the original Asus EEE Netbook and continues to use an HP Mini 1100 in her daily chores, which include mostly email, some web browsing […]

Is Netbook Fatigue a New Syndrome?

Interesting timing. Last night my lovely wife Thomasin was clacking away on the keyboard of her HP Mini 1000 while sitting on the sofa. (The picture is from an earlier post.) After doing her thing for awhile, she uttered an expletive, and said she needed to put the Mini down as she felt some pain […]

GBM InkShow: Thomasin Checks Out the HP Mini 2140


Once again, I called on my lovely wife Thomasin to help us out with a first look at a Netbook. If you recall she was involved when we first got our hands on the HP Mini 2133 and it is only fitting that she check out its successor, the HP Mini 2140. I’m glad we […]

GBM InkShow: The Athena ArtPC


It is raining Netbooks in the Crocker/Savaiano household, and who better to check them out than my lovely wife, Thomasin. She does have an affinity for these small devices. She also seems to really like the idea behind Athena’s ArtPC. Athena has developed a process of embedding a design into the cover for their Netbooks […]

GBM InkShow: Thomasin is Addicted to the HP Mini 1000


I knew when I won the HP Mini 1000 at CntrStg at CES 2009 that I was never really going to get to use it, once I returned home. I also knew that when my wife Thomasin picked it up the first time that my situation was hopeless. After a grueling few weeks of work […]