Anytime a gadget offers to free up space on my desk and give me additional USB ports, I'm all for it.
Quirky's new Space Bar lets you put your monitor on top, gives you free space below and provides six USB ports.
Two of the ports are for USB charging and the others (USB 3.0) are for computer connections and syncing.
In many cases you can slide your keyboard underneath or just spread your mess around.
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It can store a keyboard up to 18 x 1.5-inches or up to 30 pounds, which can be a 27-inch iMac.
I love Quirky products because they are cool and innovative. A big reason is that they are designed by users, like me and you. In this case, I have to give credit to Michael Cavada of Selinsgrove, Pa., for the Space Bar.
quirky.com $99.99 for black or white versions, $129.99 for an Apple matching brushed aluminum look.
Probably the most common question I get is what to do about digital storage and or a secure backup to your personal digital files.
Western Digital's pocket-sized My Passport Ultra metal edition is one-stop shopping and a complete solution for backing up video's, music libraries, digital images or doc
It can be set up with local and cloud backup options, WD SmartWare Pro backup software, and makes a great solution for Apple Time Machine users. Security can even be added with password protection or 256-bit hardware encryption.
The slim drives are available in 1TB and 2TB drives in eye catching colors of blue, champagne and silver.
The WD store is running a special at $110 each along with free shipping.
Adidas, the worldwide sportswear manufacturer, has a strong entry in the wearable fitness category with the miCoach Fit Smart for runner and fitness enthusiasts.
Its name is obviously fitting as it's designed to be your personal coach and it does a great job at that.
It measures just 1.5 by 0.5 by 8-inches and works off of an internal 200 mAh lithium ion battery, which charges in three hours.
An integrated accelerometer records distance run, calories burned and your heart rate from the internal Mio heart-sensor.
Everything is recorded in the miCoach and can be synced wirelessly (Bluetooth) with the miCoach Train and Run app (iOS and Android).
The app is great for keeping with a personal training regimen.
A Soft-touch silicone wrist strap is included.
The Brookstone uPillow doesn't have a lot to do with electronics but it sure made watching a movie on my tablet a lot more comfortable on a recent flight.
It's almost magic how it auto-inflates with the twist of the intake valve to create the U-shaped neck pillow. The comfort comes from the memory foam along with the inflated air.
When you're done, just twist the valve to compress it to get the air out.
I took a little of the air out for a softer support, which will work for some; others might like it fully inflated for a firmer support.
It's probably the simplest gadget I've tried, which also put me to sleep.
Gregg Ellman, gadget guru, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @greggellman.