Geek Beat T-Shirts – Get ‘Em While You Can!
In case you hadn’t heard, for the first time ever, we are offering Geek Beat T-shirts. These are a reward for people at the $25 per month patron level, but several wanted to order extras, so we’re opening it up to everyone. So if you want to be sporting your Geek Gear you can either hit geekbeat.tv/patrons and pledge your support OR go to geekbeat.tv/one-week-only-get-your-geek-beat-t-shirt-order-in-now/. Or if you’re gonna complain about that, just point your browser to geekbeat.tv/tshirt-orders.
200 Patrons! Thank You!
Speaking of Patrons, we passed the 200 mark this weekend, so on behalf of the entire team here… THANK YOU! We’ve said it before, but every red nickle you guys pledge goes straight to production. So it really makes a difference!
Geeks+ Community Nears 30,000 Members
And the last of the updates: the Geeks+ community is nearing 30,000 members! We’ve got the best community on Google+, so if you haven’t stopped by and joined in, please do! I’m telling you, you’re gonna love it or your money back!
On the Geeks+ community yesterday Caitlyn Hart shared a very important, critical expose on female armor in the middle ages.
Boogie Board Sync 9.7 Review
May I present to you the Boogie Board Sync 9.7! It’s kind of what would happen if you took a Samsung Galaxy Tab and mated it with a Wacom digitizer tablet… and then you took whatever came out of that and mated it with an Etch-a-Sketch. In fact, I think that was the development process for the Boogie Board.
Anyway, hold on to your seats, because for about $99 you can get one of these little gems that lets you write on it, and see what looks like an e-ink screen of exactly what you just scribbled on it!
First of all, the bad news. I tested it out with the Mac software for syncing to your computer, and also with the Android app for syncing to your phone. Yeah… they got a lot of work to do on those. They’re pretty buggy.
Having said that, this tablet just arrived yesterday and I couldn’t even wait ’til Friday to open it on the live show. Then I played around with it all night!
It works great for just making little handwritten notes, and what is cool is that you can draw all over it, hit the SAVE button, then hit the ERASE button and start all over. At some point, you just sync it with your computer or phone and it will transfer all your doodles in one batch. It will even upload them to Evernote, sometimes.
The other bad news is that there is no ERASE capability if you draw outside the lines or something. So don’t make mistakes!
Despite these drawbacks, I just can’t help but to love this little thing! I’ve already provided my feedback to the company. And I hope they get the apps updated, but dammit, you should get one of these Boogie Boards no matter what, just to jot notes and make sketches because its so darn awesome! Kids could use it at school, parents at work, and artists can sketch anything, anywhere.
I found the device to be capable when it comes to rough sketching, although when I tried to get too detailed with a picture it kind of fell down on that job. But hey, it’s like one Benjamin! So totally worth it.