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Questions tagged [portable]

For questions about hardware that normally isn't easy to move around but portability is needed.

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The best USB for a portable system

Does anyone know a USB disk that's considerably fast and capacitive but it doesn't get very hot? Currently I own a SanDisk Ultraflair 3.0 and even without moving anything it gets hot. For example, ...
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Is there a USB 3.0 male (power +data) toY-Split USB male (data only) and usb male (power only) cable?

What I'm Doing I have a laptop and I am looking to get a portable screen for my laptop. My Problem Some of them have separate video and power connectors, but others give power and video over a ...
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Small (pocket size) folding wired USB keyboard

I'm looking for a small wired keyboard that could be used with a mobile phone (capable of USB OTG). Requirements: USB connection, preferably microUSB connector (to remove the need for reductions) ...
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Portable Laptop Recommendations for Study Abroad Japan?

I'm a student who is a part of the study abroad Japan program. (Assuming I get accepted for the program) I'll be traveling to Mishima Japan over the summer. I do a lot of technical work in Java (...
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Need gadget to access calendar and nothing else

A high school student with OCD needs a portable gadget that will display his Google Calendar (or something similar). If it will allow him to update his calendar as well, that would be icing on the ...
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Senior friendly MP3 player with speaker

Looking for an MP3 player for a senior. The ONLY use case is "turn on player on max volume, play 100% of mp3s in storage in default sequence until battery dies or turned off". Features, in order of ...
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What printer can print large(-ish) images from a car?

I need a printer that I can keep in my car in the hot summer months, for making copies of important documents such as contracts, that I frequently have to turn in. I already have a portable scanner ...
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Ultralight ~24-inch computer monitor

I am looking for a ~24-inch computer monitor that is as light as possible. The computer monitor just needs to have at least the basic features: 1920x1080 resolution or higher HDMI/DVI/VGA/USB/...
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Portable alternatives to conventional LED monitors for coding on two large screens after traveling by plane?

Clarifying note: I'm looking for device types that aren't regular computer monitors (see this question if you're looking for a list of lightweight monitors), but could be used as such (e.g., pico ...
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Large solar power bank which can also charge MacBook Pro?

Short version: Is there a large power bank available (21000mAh+) which output both via USB type A and USB type C (for a MacBook Pro) and have integrated solar panels for emergency situations (I ...
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Laptop or portable computer with 64GB RAM

I am looking for a powerful laptop/or "schleptop" portable. Important: 64GB RAM, dual channel (currently development environment, particularly GWT requirements, occasionally gives trouble if running ...
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24 volt Windows PC with built in screen

Looking to mount a screen with built-in PC for my car. Requirements: Able to run Windows WIFI Can run on 24 volts power supply from the car Able to sustain minor temporary voltage ...
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Looking for an A4-wide cabled portable thermal direct printer, can be old

I am looking for a thermo printer that can print on A4-wide thermo paper (rolls, like FAX-rolls) and otherwise is quite small. I do not need an inbuild battery or such, I do not need any wireless ...
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Wired USB connected foldable keyboard with mouse?

I am looking for a computer keyboard with the following three properties: It is foldable (not the soft silicon rolling type keyboards, but hard material with folding joints) or extra-small, It can be ...
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Beaglebone Black Upgrade

I'm currently using a Beaglebone Black as a multipurpose toolkit and I'm having trouble finding a replacement. The specs (that I use) are the following: 512 MB RAM (somewhat low for updates but it ...
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Where do I get a NEWLY manufatured computer terminal device?

I have a lot of old motherboards that I want to use for different projects and I've run into a major problem too many times now: every board has at least 1 serial port but rarely even the old VGA port....
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Is there an inexpensive tablet with a stylus that can handle large PDFs for markup?

I am looking for a cheap tablet that I can use with a stylus for primarily marking up pdfs. I spend a lot of my time doing architectural redlines and having to use a mouse to draw boxes and arrows and ...
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Super low power WiFi server

I have been searching for a low power way to serve a configuration page over WiFi. I have a concept working on a WR703n router, serving a configuration page for an arduino project. The whole thing, ...
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GPD Win alternatives for hand-held Steam gaming?

I recently learned by chance about the GPD Win, a "laptop fitting in your pocket". I had been looking for a portable machine with joystick/controllers that I could take on a crowded metro, and that ...
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A laptop with 512 ssd and 32gb ram within 1000-1300$ range?

Titled mentioned are the main focusing criteria. Of course it should be i7 processor, a graphics card, 15" display and not too heavy to carry and a matt display. Any ideas? Thanks for your opinion ...
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Car / bus 12 volt wifi router external storage

Our family does long distance car travel 2 or 3 times a year. I have young kids and I load up movies and tv shows spread across all tablet and phone devices. What I'd prefer do is run a wifi router ...
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Uninterruptible power management board for Computer, 15W output, Li-ion battery

I'm searching for a power management board for powering the portable NAS from my other question, which needs 12V-24V and at most 15W, much less on average. Required: output to computer: 15W, voltage ...
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SBC for portable NAS

I would like to build a portable NAS (with one hard drive of I think 4TB). I need a full Linux and I don't want to fiddle around too much to make it work (no patching and compiling my own kernels and ...
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Does a stick PC like this exist?

I'm wondering if there's a USB stick (not HDMI stick) with computer things inside (processor, RAM, etc.) which plugs into another PC. I've had an idea like this as a kid, but many sticks don't plug ...
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Looking for lightweight portable WiFi router

Some basic searches: http://lifehacker.com/five-best-travel-routers-1452441479 http://www.techhive.com/article/2150741/laptop-accessories/tested-6-new-travel-routers-that-can-deploy-a-secure-wi-fi-...
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Portable rechargeable battery (power supply) for tablets and phones that will also jumpstart large vehicle engines

I am seeking recommendations for a portable rechargeable battery pack. Requirements Reliable Can safely power tablets and phones (only need 2.1A at once) Can reliably jumpstart a large vehicle ...
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Small pocket-sized receipt scanner

I am looking for pocket-size scanner to scan the receipts. By receipts I mean these which are printed on thermochromic paper rolls on point-of-sale places. I understand you can use smart phone plus ...