Hardware review: LaCie Little Disk 500GB

I needed a larger external drive to do my Time Machine backups, and the LaCie Little Disk 500GB was the best value for my money. It's a portable drive (2.5" form factor), it has 500GB of space, and it only cost me $100 at B&H. They're pricing it at $124.95 now, so I guess I [...]

What I did in 2007

I made a concerted effort to write consistently and with substance in 2007. Product reviews are one of the foundational pieces of my site. I enjoy doing them, and people seem to enjoy reading them. I thought I'd highlight the most important ones from 2007 below. Camera reviews (in chronological order) The thing to keep [...]

A look at hard drives: finding the best deals

Given my recent push to find a feasible solution for my photo library, which resulted in the purchase of a Drobo (three, actually, but that's beside the point), I've gotten to know a bit about hard drive prices. Here are my two cents on the issue. Keep in mind that this advice is applicable only [...]

Hardware review: LaCie 500 GB external hard drive

➡ Updated 11/3/08: I've seen renewed traffic to this post, and wanted to let you know that at this point the drive retails for $99. I think that price point is a little high given that 1TB drives have become affordable, and bare 1TB drives only cost $110-130. This means that if you're looking for [...]

Discerning among LCD monitors

I've been looking at various LCD monitors lately, because I'd like to get one for my laptop. Truth be told, I'm more confused than when I started. There's a dizzying array of prices among various brands, in the same size display, and not a whole lot of explanation as to why that is. Sure, every [...]