GateKeeper USB Dongle & Security Key

GateKeeper is a USB Dongle & Security Key that automatically locks your computer when you walk away & unlocks it when you are close to it. It is definitely for the security conscious computer user who doesn’t want a complicated process to secure their PCs. I’ve been using the device with my workstation at work […]

Portable Email Clients for USB Drives makes Sending Email Safe and Mobile

If you like my article Posting Tweets and Facebook Updates via Email secretly is fun, you may realize there’s a hitch to all of this. It’s only possible to post to Facebook and Twitter if you have access to Webmail i.e. going to Google, Yahoo or other Email client to access and read your Email. […]

$25 Raspberry Pi Mini USB PC and the $22 Aakash Tablet – Computer Adoption on a Budget

As you all know dear, reader, I was torn apart when earlier this year, I discovered Jamaica was ranked  seventy three (73) in the world in the Global Information Technology Report 2010-2011 published by the World Economic Forum (WEO) in terms of Internet Penetration and Usage. I did an expanded article on the subject, aptly […]

Seagate GoFlex Slim – the Anorexic External Hard Drive

The GoFlex Slim is being touted by Seagate as the “World’s Slimmiest” hard drive. The 320 GB solid state external hard drive measures in at 4.91- x 3.07- x 0.35-inches and weighs only 0.4 pounds. Slimness it’s not the only feature the GoFlex Slim boasts as it’s USB 3.0 connectivity combined with the 7200RPM drive makes it quite […]

Audio-Technica AT2020 USB Condenser Microphone: Product Review

The Audio-Technica AT2020 USB Condenser Microphone has been on the market for a while now but remains one of the best USB microphones available. The AT2020 cardioid condenser microphone meaning it picks up sound optimally from the front with very limited reception from the sides and even less from behind so it is important to place the mic upright and at the right angle when using it.

USB powered and the Benefits of Condenser Mics

Being USB powered means the AT2020 does not need any additional software or external power source which makes it a very powerful plug and play mic that is easily added to any amateur or semi-professional setup with minimum hassle. Condensor mics are generally more complicated that their dynamic brothers but the trade-off is that they record a wider frequency range and have a flatter frequency response which means you get a better sound but at a higher price with less durability. Read more about Audio-Technica AT2020 USB Condenser Microphone: Product Review