Robert J. Elisberg's column offers guidance to writers trying to make sense of our bewildering technology-based universe.
This is a column that understands when people ask "How do I do this" what they actually mean is "Please tell me exactly what keys on my keyboard to hit." It's a column written for people who work and live in a profession that is technology-based, yet they themselves aren't.
May I Have a Word?
The Writers Workbench reviews some portable keyboards that will help you do some serious writing while on-the-go.
Going for a Drive
Is the speed of USB 3.0 all that it’s cracked up to be? The Writers Workbench puts three USB external drives with unique features through their paces to find out.
CES 2016: There’s No Place Like Ohm
From Ultra-D and virtual reality tech to a robot control center for Smart appliances, the Writers Workbench navigates the forest of electronics at CES to find the most useful and interesting new products and hand out its annual Cool Things Awards.
Can You Ear Me Now?
The Writers Workbench rounds out the year by listening to a wide range of modestly priced earphones and headphones from the most affordable to the reasonably high-end.
Holiday Gifts 2015
The Writers Workbench helps you get your holiday shopping done early this year with gift and stocking stuffer ideas for your writerly minded tech-loving friends and loved ones.
Keyboards to Go
What do you do if you need to take a full keyboard on the road but don’t want the hassle of traveling with a laptop? The Writers Workbench investigates some devices that might be the answer.
Full Power, Rudolph
The need for mobile power can’t be overstated, which is why The Writers Workbench is reviewing portable chargers again, this time looking at a few that are really trying to create something different.
Sound Advice 2015
Today, whither thou goest, so goes your sound, so The Writers Workbench is here with reviews of some quality portable speakers to help you take your music with you.
Have Tech, Will Travel
The time for summer travel is here and the Writers Workbench has found some electronic items that will make your life on the road a little easier.
What Hath Windows 10 Wrought
The Writers Workbench looks ahead to the new Windows 10 and a change to the operating system so significant, it promises to change the landscape of computing.
Like Further, Like Sun
Portable solar chargers have come a long way, but can you count on them when your device inevitably runs out of power? The Writers Workbench tests some models worth considering.
To Protect and Serve
Protecting one’s computer against viruses, spyware, and crashes is vital but something too many people overlook, so The Writers Workbench is here to provide thoughts about some anti-malware and backup solutions.