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Piotr Kowalczyk

Struggling with technology since he took over his parents' Grundig radio & cassette recorder. Designer & part-time coder. Founder of Geek Updated and Ebook Friendly.
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Best tablet accessories in 2022

The best tablet accessories in 2022

∙ Flexible gooseneck holder. ∙ 50000 mAh 18W power bank with USB-C port. ∙ Multi-color retro keyboard. ∙ Military-grade Faraday cage. ∙ And several more.

Piotr Kowalczyk January 12, 2022
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Tablet pillow stand - benefits

Should I buy a tablet pillow stand?

∙ A tablet pillow stand is helpful if you use your tablet in a bed or sofa. ∙ A short questionnaire will help you find out whether a pillow tablet pad is suitable for you.

Piotr Kowalczyk January 12, 2022
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iPad hands-free watching accessories

iPad hands-free watching – most practical accessories

• If you plan to watch many movies on your iPad, don’t overpay for a stand cover. • Get a combination of an affordable iPad case and a hands-free watching gear.

Piotr Kowalczyk December 10, 2021
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Is iPad mini 6 keyboard case worth it

Why you should not buy iPad mini 6 keyboard case

∙ A dedicated case should have the size of the iPad mini 6 itself – too small for comfortable typing ∙ You will use it only with this single device.

Piotr Kowalczyk November 22, 2021
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Best iPad mini compatible keyboards

Most functional iPad mini 6 compatible keyboards (list)

∙ Standalone keyboards are much better for your iPad mini 6 than any dedicated keyboard case. ∙ They can be used with multiple devices, now an in the future. ∙ They are larger than iPad mini 6 itself.

Piotr Kowalczyk November 22, 2021
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Apple iPad mini 6 2021 release specs

The complainer’s FAQs guide to iPad mini 6

• It’s too small for professional tasks that require finger and stylus accuracy. • It’s too expensive for an 8-inch tablet that can be used mainly for basic needs.

Piotr Kowalczyk November 21, 2021
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The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book.

– Northrop Frye –

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Enable Put Display to Sleep hot corner

Automatic Dark Mode doesn’t work on your Mac? Here is what to do

• You have enabled automatic theme switching in the System Preferences, but the colors don’t change with sunset or sunrise. • Solution: put the monitor to sleep and wake it up again.

Piotr Kowalczyk October 18, 2021
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Is a Faraday cage sleeve for MacBook worth it?

• Are you planning to buy a sleeve bag for your MacBook? • Read on to find out whether a Faraday case sleeve could suit you more.

Piotr Kowalczyk October 18, 2021
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Faraday bags for iPad and MacBook

The best Faraday bags for iPad and MacBook, available so far

Faraday bags are the best way to protect your iPad or MacBook not only against mechanical damage, but also data loss and theft.

Piotr Kowalczyk October 16, 2021
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Kindle Paperwhite 6 concept

Kindle Paperwhite 6 – things I would love to see

A concept of Kindle Paperwhite 6 shows a fully symmetric design with wider bezel to incorporate hard-press page-turn buttons.

Piotr Kowalczyk October 1, 2021
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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 5 2021 analysis

4 things you must learn about Kindle Paperwhite 2021

• What is Kindle Paperwhite 5 screen resolution? • What is battery life in hours of continuous use? • Is Wireless Charging Dock helpful?

Piotr Kowalczyk September 30, 2021
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Kindle Paperwhite 5 with warm light

Kindle Paperwhite 5 (2021) FAQs – everything you asked about, answered

Here are the most popular Google search phrases related to the new Kindle Paperwhite 5, together with brief answers accompanied by charts, comparisons, and visualizations.

Piotr Kowalczyk September 28, 2021
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Weather widget iPad - how to edit location

Weather widget on iPad – how to change location

• There is no native Weather app for iPad, so there is no way to add multiple locations to check weather. • You can easily change the location displayed in the widget.

Piotr Kowalczyk September 26, 2021
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Innovative stand for hands-free use

Innovative pillow stand for hands-free use

From Lamicall comes a brand-new pillow stand with an “open jaw” design, a stylus holder, and a large pocket for your phone or charger. A perfect tablet or e-reader stand for hands-free use: reading, watching, or video calls.

Our score: 8.2/10

Amazon $29.99

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I see a book good day ahead t-shirt

“I see a book, I see a coffee, I see a good day ahead” t-shirt

The t-shirt features a quote by Piotr Kowalczyk: “I see a book, I see a coffee, I see a good day ahead.” The artwork is inspired by 17th century book title pages, using a classic Baskerville serif typeface.

Our score: 7.9/10

Amazon $14.99

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