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GeekDad Review: Microsoft Surface 3 Is Really Close…

GeekDad Review: Microsoft Surface 3 Is Really Close…

Regular readers of GeekDad probably know that I’ve had a long history of experimenting with tablets and keyboard cases in search of that perfect, ultra-mobile experience. The kind of rig that would make me ditch my MacBook Air and have just a single device to carry around for mobile work and amusement. I’ve tried a number of iPad keyboard cases and various iterations of Microsoft’s Surface and Surface Pro tablets. The company recently loaned me a Surface 3 to take for a spin and, this time, we are so close to a solution I can feel it. But it’s still not quite perfect. Read More

M-Edge Tablet Cases for Any Need

M-Edge Tablet Cases for Any Need

It seems as though I’ve been trying out various M-Edge tablet and smartphone accessories for years now. In fact, it’s been five years. And I still have most of those accessories, a testament to good design and quality construction. This time M-Edge sent a trio of new universal tablet cases: The Sneak, Folio Plus Pro Keyboard, and Stealth Power. Read More

‘The Simpsons: Tapped Out’ Goes Comic Book

‘The Simpsons: Tapped Out’ Goes Comic Book

It seems like once a year or so, I post about ‘The Simpsons: Tapped Out,’ also known as my favorite mobile time-waster. Other games come and go, but I’ve been playing this one for nearly four years now. While the Simpsons is what draws you into this freemium game, it’s the way Electronic Arts has continually released themed content and new levels that keeps it interesting. The latest update is a doozy, with superheroes like Homer’s Pieman battling the likes of Krusty’s Clownface and his rainbow-wigged henchmen, complete with comic book-styled intros and narration. Read More

ZAGG Slim Book: Turn Your iPad Mini Into the Tiniest MacBook Air Clone

ZAGG Slim Book: Turn Your iPad Mini Into the Tiniest MacBook Air Clone

In recent months, I’ve reviewed several ZAGG keyboard cases for Apple iPads. The ZAGG Folio was the keyboard case that finally convinced me my iPad Mini could actually be useful as a productivity tool. The Rugged Book let me turn an iPad Air into a kids’ laptop, perfect for school and with toughness to survive being carted around in a bag and suffering the occasional collision with a wall or piece of furniture. ZAGG sent me their latest iteration, the Slim Book, and I have to say, this is the best one yet. A keyboard case that combines the best elements of the Folio and the Rugged Book, and an aluminum finish that transforms an iPad Mini into a miniature — but functional — iPad Air clone. Read More

GeekDad Review: Google Nexus 9 Tablet

GeekDad Review: Google Nexus 9 Tablet

It’s that time of year when holiday gift lists are being checked, and there’s a good chance a tablet is on many of those. Once again Google is offering a Nexus tablet, which means pure Android with no third party UI nonsense to get in the way. But while the Nexus 7 was a real bargain last year at $199, it’s been replaced by the larger Nexus 9 and the price has jumped to $399. Is the newest Nexus tablet a worthy choice for Android fans? Will its unusual 8.9-inch display size make it a good choice for kids? HTC — the company that manufactures the Nexus 9 — sent me one to try out. Read More