This post was written by the Lenovo Companion App Content Team. Stream music, share files, print documents and more with Bluetooth wireless technology. Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology that lets you connect computers and devices to each other without cables. Many people have devices—speakers, printers, smartphones, headphones and more—that are Bluetooth-enabled, yet don’t know how to take full advantage of this technology. You can easily establish Bluetooth connections and “pair” devices to your Lenovo or Think system to transfer files, make hands-free phone calls and even stream music and movies. Think of Bluetooth as your "personal area network”—a lighter version of more expansive WiFi networking. With it, you can use radio frequencies to connect devices that are within close proximity of each other. Setting Up Bluetooth “Pairing” a Bluetooth device to your system is easy to do. Here’s how to get it set up on a Windows 8.1 system: First, be sure your Bluetooth-enabled device is turned on and ready for your computer to recognize it. You may want to check your manufacturer’s website for tips on how to make it “discoverable.” Next, be sure your computer’s Bluetooth is turned on: Swipe in from the right edge of your screen Go to Settings, then Change PC settings Tap or click PC and devices, then Bluetooth...
ThinkPad Backpack on the snow
CES--the world’s largest electronics conference--is behind us. Those who were there saw all the new ThinkPads, tablets and cell phones along with our new lines of carrying cases. After many years of having the same ThinkPad branded cases, it is a time for a change. Designing new case is not easy. Whether you like backpack or other silhouette of the case your choice is often very personal. Besides function, durability and protection a bag must express your personality. I spent last month traveling. It was the perfect time to test some prototypes. I first tested our new Active line, which will be joining our portfolio in April. The 30-liter backpack is big enough to accommodate a ThinkPad laptop (I use T Series) and Tablet 2 along with all the necessary stuff. But it has a lot of space for spare clothes and snacks if you go skiing with your family! After Christmas we had a big job to do at the CES show in Las Vegas. And you know when you travel, a backpack is great as you do not need to carry the weight in your hand. After CES it was time to take a short break and do some hiking in Zion National Park – another great opportunity to test a bag. I packed it with my camera, a second lens, clothes (it was really cold there) and water with snacks for a half-day trip. Red goes well with red jacket and red colors of Antelope Canyon. You would not even say I have this backpack on by back. This is me. No matter which ThinkPad bag you...
USB 3.0 Dock (0A33970)
Today, Lenovo announces a product that is a remarkably small form factor with a stylish design. The ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock (0A33970) is created with exceptional engineering and contains a custom Lenovo dual-PCB solution in order to achieve a 40% height reduction. However, it does not sacrifice speed and function for its compact size. The ThinkPad USB 3.0 Dock is 10x faster than USB 2.0 with 5x USB 3.0. I can talk about its premium ThinkPad styling and proven compatibility with ThinkPad, but I will let the following video explain the details of design instead. For our International friends, here are the WW PNs (0A33971 EU, 0A33972 UK, 0A33973 China, 0A33974 Korea, 0A33975 ANZ, 0A33976 South Africa, 0A33977 Argentina, 0A33978 Brazil, 0A33979 Japan, 0A33980 Denmark, 0A33981 India, 0A65736 Switzerland, 0A65737 Italy, 0A65738 Israel, 0A65739 Taiwan)
Lenovo Cool mouse
In case you did not know it already, the Think Accessories portfolio is full of cool products. One product I would like to highlight is the Laser Wireless Mouse (PN 0A36188). If you own this product, the following video can be helpful for you to understand all of the capabilities of this mouse. If you do not own this product, perhaps after watching you will want to purchase one. For anyone that sees value in using a mouse, this is the one and I point out all of the reasons why in this tutorial. Lenovo Mouse Suite Lenovo Laser Wireless Mouse (0A36188) - link to Lenovo web shop
Late last year, we introduced the Lenovo Power Hub, and it created a lot of buzz. It is essentially a power adapter for your ThinkPad that incorporates four USB ports--three for things like mice and keyboards and one for charging your music player or phone. Cool idea, right? And when esteemed sites like Engadget (who see everything in the world and have a fairly skeptical eye) call your product "genius" and "a sight for sore eyes," it makes you feel good. All that hoopla also generated a lot of questions and feedback, too. Some online reviews commented they hoped Lenovo would include this as our standard adapter. But two questions have popped up pretty consistently: "Am I supposed to travel with this thing?" and "What is the difference between this and Lenovo's