The Gadget Guy Blog

with Blake Shannon

Is a tablet for me?


September 7, 2006 Posted by | Tablet PCs | Leave a comment

I have to send the Le1600 Back :*(

I got the Box from Motion today…….It will be in the mail tommorow…The tale came with a crack in it and a piece chiped…so i will be tablet less for a while ………………………good think i didnt install redhat on my ibook yet( sighs in releave )

August 18, 2006 Posted by | Dont Disturb me when Im Mad!, Random Thoughts by Blake, Tablet PCs, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Mobile Tech Roundup 55 : Cranky Kevin!

Outline Below:


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MoTR 55 is 31:03 minutes long and is a 28.4 MB file in MP3 format.
INTRO: Based on “Time v2.1″ by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.
HOSTS: James Kendrick, Matthew Miller and Kevin C. Tofel

Matt decided to take the 1 GB upgrade plunge with his Samsung Q1, same as Kevin.
ActiveSync 4.2 is released: who should upgrade (and who shouldn’t)?
Samsung’s A990 with a 3.2 Megapixel camera hits the U.S. on Verizon Wireless.
ATEKsoft Cool Camera software for HTC devices can help with your pictures too.just ask CSTV
iPods on the Division 1 football sidelines for play-by-play review? Yup, it’s true…!
Nokia updates the 770 Internet Tablet. Does it contend with other handheld devices?
Matt talks about browsing on the Nokia E61: the updated browser is based on Apple Safari and includes a great feature called Visual History!
Freeware of the show: SmarterMail for hosting your own mail. Almost all of the features of Exchange but for free!
What kind of connectivity can you have on a boat? WiFi if you park the boat next to your house! ;)

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July 12, 2006 Posted by | Gadgets, Handhelds/Smartphones, Tablet PCs, Uncategorized, Windows Vista | Leave a comment

On the Run with Tablet PCs #25

Outline below

“OnTheRun with Tablet PCs #25

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Marc Orchant and James Kendrick are back with show #25! Congratulations to Josh and Heather Einstein on the birth of their child, Jacob, already becoming a Tablet PC addict.  Happy Birthday to the first lady of the Tablet PC, Lora Heiny, who turned 21 this week.  Marc discusses his reacquantance with the Toshiba M200 since he’s been using it lately and compares it to the Gateway he lost when he changed jobs.  We talk about battery life of UMPCs and whether it’s better to have an extended battery or a second standard battery.  Marc’s son Jason appears in a Microsoft Student ad and is known as Mini-Marc, poor kid.  🙂  In our discussion on Vista on the Tablet PC we question why we are getting no advanced notices about any Vista-ready slates on the horizon from OEMs like Motion. Tracy Hooten goes slate.  James rants on the lack of UMPC advertising- history repeats itself.  Marc and James offer two good ways to easily enable Flicks on touch screen Tablet PCs like UMPCs.

Enjoy the show!

Links of interest from the show:

July 10, 2006 Posted by | Blogs/Blogging, Gadgets, Handhelds/Smartphones, Tablet PCs | Leave a comment

The Date has been Set!!

I have set the date if I do not find another tablet that I like in a month I will buy the Acer C200 Tablet PC look for a post arounf August 7th .

~Blake Acer C200

July 1, 2006 Posted by | Gadgets, Tablet PCs | Leave a comment

Onenote 2007 Test Drive

One Note Logo

I would write something but this is the last post before im going to bed. So I will Quote

If you’ve been waiting for me to post some reviews on OneNote 2007, listen up. Microsoft has a web-based preview of Office 2007 (including OneNote).
“The preview allows users to try out Office 2007 components directly, or be guided through walk-through tours of the various new features of each product, ” writes Nate Mook of

There is a line, though…currently at 137 minutes. In any event, if you’ve been aching to see Office 2007, this should perfect for you. I also apologize for not getting a real review up. I’ve pretty much been working 24/7.”

Thanks Student Tablet PC blog

Im going to bed now


Edit: I forgot to put the link here it is

June 28, 2006 Posted by | Origami/UMPC, Software, Tablet PCs, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Sony Vaio UX-90+16gig Flash Drive = 13% Battery life increase!

Sony UX90 Awesome

This setup will give you

13% Battery life increase

Weight drops by 29 grams

Launches Apps Faster

and TV is built in ! :-p

June 28, 2006 Posted by | Gadgets, Origami/UMPC, Tablet PCs, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Grocery Shopping with a tablet. Makes me want one even more

Techra m200 This is cool Remember i want an acer
Jezlyn a blogger at Late to the Party recently took her tablet pc grocery shopping.
As I quote from Kevin at Jkontherun funny sense of humor

“Well, there’s nothing better than use cases or usage scenarios, so Jezlyn took her current Tablet, a Toshiba M200 (good choice BTW), for a little grocery shopping excursion. We never recommend taking Tablets to the grocery store because they’re just like kids; everytime you’re not looking, they snag something bad to eat off the shelves and sneak it into the cart. Luckily, Jezlyn kept a good eye on her Tosh. So good in fact, that she stayed closer to the cart than ever before while shopping, just to play it safe.

After writing out a shopping list in MindManager, the experiment ensued, all without a hitch. The entire point of the exercise was to simulate shopping with an UMPC on hand, and although the M200 is much bigger and probably not best suited for this, it sounds like the test passed to me. On a personal note: we see that Jezlyn propped up her M200 in the child seat area of the cart yet there is no mention of using the safety strap. For heaven’s sake people: secure your mobile devices, would ya? ”

Hum.. Mind Manager… did any of you know i won that for mac of jkontherun


Thanks Jkontherun

June 28, 2006 Posted by | Blogs/Blogging, Gadgets, Tablet PCs | Leave a comment

I want an Acer C200 Tablet So Badly

Man I want one thay look so awesome

Mabey one of you readers could get me one…What know takers Dang!

Well I might get one soon

~Blake Acer C200 Tablet

June 28, 2006 Posted by | Gadgets, Tablet PCs | Leave a comment