Category Archives: REVIEWS


HP Z640 Workstation [Review]

1 month ago

“How many CPUs you runnin?” That’s not usually such a common phrase you hear. It’s more likely to be seen on a forum or heard as a pick-up line at…


Lenovo ThinkStation P500 [Review]

1 month ago

The Lenovo ThinkStation P500 sits there. Dark. Rigid. Ready to start the day. You sip your coffee. It hums every once in a while, letting you know when it’s cooling…


Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro [Review]

5 months ago

13 Inches of Awesome and a Projector. With a subtitle like 13 inches of Awesome, you may expect nothing but praise for the most innovative (we don’t use that word…


BenQ 32″ Monitor: A Massive Display For Design and Engineer Pros [Review]

9 months ago

If you’ve been in product development for any number of years, you know a person’s productivity is directly proportional to the size of their screen. You also know that’s completely…


Luxion KeyShot 5 Reviewed: A Faster and Leaner Addition to the Product Designer’s Toolkit

11 months ago

When it comes to rendering a 3D model, there are generally two directions one could go in: a drag and drop solution or a fine-tuned custom solution with more dials…


Review: Wacom’s ‘Go-Anywhere’ Cintiq Companion Windows 8 Tablet for Today’s Nomadic Designer

1 year ago

Lately we’ve been seeing quite a few discussions around various SolidSmack social media outlets discussing the best portable digital sketching tools. Sure, most people will gravitate towards an iPad and…


Packin’ Heat: The Painful Evolution of Pocket-sized Fuel Cells, and Why I’m Sticking to Solar

2 years ago

As many of you might already be aware, some exciting developments have been unfolding in the portable fuel cell market in recent months. Unfortunately, the excitement at the moment seems…


Review: Wacom’s Pressure-Sensitive Intuos Creative Stylus for iPad

2 years ago

Product designers who have found success using the iPad as a sketchbook are a rare breed: it takes patience and pre-existing skill to successfully communicate your ideas with large nubs…


HP Z1 All-In-One Workstation [Review]

2 years ago

Do you ever imagine a day where you won’t have a computer tower tucked up under your desk? Cords wadded in the corner next to a year-old corn chip/skittle/dust bunny…