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Jun 26, 2015

Lenovo ThinkPad Active Capacitive Pen - Box Contents & Images




Lenovo is selling a new digitizer, marketed as "Lenovo ThinkPad Active Capacitive Pen".  The pen goes by part number 4X80H34887 , and inside the pen we can find SD60G97200 written in it.  This is a digitizer that requires a AAAA battery, a small tip/nib, two buttons, clip, and no eraser.  The pen resembles N-Trig pens in many areas, but there is information indicating that it would be a Wacom device.  The details are below

Jun 24, 2015

j5create JUC700 USB 3.0 Wormhole Switch DSS - KVM Swap & File Transfer

Gear: j5create JUC700, j5create JUC100, Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12, Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga X230T.

Back in 2011 I tested a new gadget called the j5create JUC100 Wormhole KM Switch.  The device allowed a USB to USB connection for two computers.  This allows you to use a single computer to control another laptop/table/computer.  Of course, you can use it to share files.  The JUC100 used USB 2.0 technology, which is fine for small to medium files.  However, it never felt like it was entirely "smooth" when used for controlling the other system.  The JUC700 is the new version of the same device, and it's both faster and smoother because of its USB 3.0 connection.  Below are images and some details regarding this gadget.

Jun 15, 2015

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12 - Images of Internal Components

 The motherboard of the Yoga 12 along with lot's of neat and thin components.

 So, since a few days ago I posted a list of complaints about the Yoga 12.  I was mistaken on one issue: I stated that the temperature was way too hot.  After giving it some thought today I began to wonder whether there was something faulty with the tablet.  There was.