The Siletz Modular Carry System from Tillak is pitched on Kickstarter as “the world’s most versatile waterproof backpack.” It’s a bag designed for anyone who needs to take their computing or camera gear into parts unknown, be it a backcountry Alpine slope, a flat water lagoon, or an unexpected L train detour on the daily office commute. The Siletz system starts with a waterproof 35-liter rolltop backpack. From there, you can add the Laptop Sleeve, the Travel/Photo Insert, and a Night Bag to create the Work & Travel system. The Outdoor System is compromised of a Gear Pouch, Shoulder Pouch, Cooler Insert, and 25-liter Wet/Dry Insert. The complete system with all the accessories is priced at an eye-watering $395 for Kickstarter backers, while the core kit containing just the backpack and laptop sleeve is $165 with early-adopter pricing. Modular backpacks like the Siletz come with a do-it-all promise that’s rarely ever kept. That’s because a bag that … [Read more...] about “The world’s most versatile waterproof backpack” review
Battlefield 5 is without doubt one of the most perplexing video game releases of recent years. Not because there isn’t a thunderous, entertaining World War II multiplayer shooter here, because there is. But because it is so resolutely unfinished. Even putting aside the staggered release that publisher EA has begun to put into practice (with EA Access subscribers and Deluxe Edition owners getting to play the game early), Battlefield 5 arrives on its official release date with chunks missing. Faded out menu options with promised December release dates for the Tides of War multiplayer meta-game, the practice range and even an entire chapter of an already brief campaign mode. Not to mention the absence... Register for free to read this article, or log in to your Telegraph account Register Log in … [Read more...] about Battlefield 5 review
What’s in your bag? is a recurring feature where we ask people to tell us a bit more about their everyday gadgets by opening their bags and hearts to us. This week, we’re featuring digital artist Simon Stålenhag. Simon Stålenhag has had a busy couple of years. His nostalgic artwork depicting a vivid, alternate Sweden in which dinosaurs and robots roamed the countryside has garnered him legions of fans. He’s since released those images in a trio of fantastic art books — Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, and most recently, Electric State. We might get to see his incredible artwork make the jump from book to screen, too. Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo recently optioned Electric State, the tale of a girl and a robot on a road trip through a desolate and broken American West. Meanwhile, Amazon studios recently ordered a series based on Tales from the Loop, to be adapted by Legion writer Nathaniel Halpern, although that … [Read more...] about What’s in your bag, Simon Stålenhag?
For years, the Mac mini has been the black sheep of Apple’s computer lineup. It’s not the preferred workstation of graphic designers or video editors. That’s the iMac. And it’s never been the versatile product of choice for the coder class, the modern office worker, or the well-off college student. That’s the MacBook line. But the Mac mini has always had a special place in the hearts of Apple fans. I would know. I’ve been using a Mac mini as my primary home computer for the last half-decade, and I love it for its simplicity and the tiny corner of real estate it takes up on my desk. But that’s precisely what makes evaluating the newest iteration of Apple’s smallest desktop computer so difficult. The Mac mini has historically been the budget option Mac for consumers who lived in Apple’s ecosystem, but liked the aesthetics of mini PCs, as well as the benefits of a full mouse, keyboard, and monitor setup. You could of course just buy … [Read more...] about Apple Mac mini 2018 review: the mini gets mighty and pricey
Convertible laptops are now mainstream and touch screen functionality is not only a welcomed but also a desirable feature on the specification checklist. Windows 8 kickstarted the trend but Windows 10 was the one that cemented multi-touch as something useful rather than a gimmick (like 3D).Where to buy?Gearbest sent us the sample and sells the Jumper X1 for $340 at the time of writing. Note that, while this price includes delivery, it is exclusive of any taxes that may be levied by HMRC or the courier companies on behalf of the vendor. Want to buy tech from online Chinese retailers? Read this first. Jumper is the latest Chinese manufacturer to try its hands at a format that was popularised by Lenovo and its almost legendary Yoga range. The X1 that was sent to us has a specific selling point; it is one of the very few convertible that have a sub 12-inch screen diagonal, a true successor to the once-might Netbook dynasty.DesignIt’s hard not to think of the 2014 Lenovo IdeaPad … [Read more...] about Jumper X1 Convertible 2-in-1 laptop review