Lab Reviews

IsatPhone Pro

Dead zones don't stop this phone

The Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro satellite phone can help you make calls from anywhere in the world.

Philips color orb

A lamp of a different color

The Philips LivingColors Generation 2 LED Lamp can light up a room with grace and style, and a whole lot of color.

Magic Cube Hands

The standard keyboard goes virtual

The Celluon Virtual Laser Keyboard with Magic Cube uses an optical sensor to follow the exact positions of your fingers as you type on a laser-projected keyboard.

The 11 best products of 2011

The GCN Lab picks the top 10 IT products of the year, plus one overall winner.

The Phantom Benefactor: Virtual Tap adds a key layer of monitoring

Net Optics' Phantom Virtual Tap manages communications between virtual servers, which typically is not monitored.

Superbeam headset

High-end headset — and no need to lower the boom

The SuperBeam SB-405 phones provide perfect pitch for talking or listening, and don't use clunky boom mikes.

HP Touchpad tablet

The HP TouchPad up close: What might have been

It's a powerful tablet with a unique and security-conscious operating system that could have been great if HP had given it enough time to mature.

True Blue Crime Fighting App

Slick iPad app helps detectives become super sleuths

The Accurint Mobile for Law Enforcement tool from LexisNexis resides on an Apple iPad and can act as a force multiplier for local detectives or federal investigators.

Kodak i2800

Tiny scanner is perfect for road work

The Kodak i2800 is light and small enough to be portable, but its high throughput potential is anything but.

TrippLite SRCOOL12K

A cool way to beat server room hot spots

The SRCOOL12k from Tripp provides a highly efficient way to cool hot spots that pop up all the time, especially in aging government buildings with many corridors, nooks and crannies.

LOK IT drive

At last, a key drive the government can love

The LOK-IT drive is the only one on the market that has both hardware authentication and FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification.

Cellcrypt mobile phone

When calls must be private, app creates a cellular cone of silence

The Cellcrypt software will use a data channel instead of the voice network to make a call and encrypt its contents so nobody can snoop.

BlackBerry PlayBook

A government tablet from the ground up

Research in Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook is an adequate tablet for consumers, but it really shines in government circles.

U Got to See this App

You Gotta See This! But don't rush.

Apple's new photo collage app takes great shots but then gets too amateurish for government.

NEC MultiSync EA232WMi LCD

NEC MultiSync monitor looks stunning — despite eco quirkiness

The NEC MultiSync EA232WMi-BK LCD monitor looks fantastic but is heavy-handed in its attempt to be environmentally friendly.