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One more thing transformed by digital technology: Gloves
January 19, 2015 | 6:25 pm

GlovesThe chill of a Hungarian winter brought home to me how gloves are being transformed by ubiquitous smartphones and tablets. Because where else are you likely to use your mobile phone than when ... well, mobile? Let alone if you try to check Google Maps on it while walking, or if you try to read an ebook on your touchscreen device while out and about. I had to do this several times this winter before I invested in a pair of touchscreen gloves, and the result was a mess of needless fumbling. And despite my ebook addiction, I know I...

Want some stylus style? Try these fashion brands
January 19, 2015 | 2:25 pm

Readers may remember that a while ago I bemoaned the absence of premium pen brands from the stylus market. No longer. Now it seems that even haute couture brands are getting in on the stylus act, merging tech accessories with the kind of accessories that only Clueless's Cher would know how to accessorize. French fashion brand Cacharel has now released a series of styluses in its Colombes range of accessories with various flavors of lacquer finish and styling. Concurrently, Nina Ricci has rolled out a range of stylus pens, mostly offered in matching sets with leather iPhone cases. Prices aren't always premium,...

Can Flio save your reading angle?
November 18, 2014 | 6:25 pm

One of the types of tablet, ereader, or smartphone accessory that tends to become the focus of endless experimentation, trial and error, and questing for further improvement - at least for me - is stands. The perfect balance of portability, stability, viewing angle, is the kind of topic that tech geeks and OCD sufferers of all kinds - like me - can spend hours on. And now a new Kickstarter project, Flio, has come along that could offer the answer to at least some of my prayers. Flio, launched by Vlad Butucariu of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, promises to be "a collapsible laptop...

Pedestal Stand for iPad also holds your toilet paper?
February 10, 2013 | 10:08 pm

iPad toilet paper holderOne of the things I love about my iPad is that it liberates me from the constraints of my desktop workstation and the lousy body English of using a laptop sitting on one’s lap. I can use the iPad in a wide range of venues in my house and yard—pretty much anywhere within range of my Wi-Fi router. However, one place I’ve never used the iPad is in the bathroom, and I really have no desire to do so. My philosophy about bathroom-going is that you do what’s on the agenda and move on, so to speak. But, whatever floats your...