Monday, December 21, 2015

Everything You Need To Know About Computer And AV Rentals For Your Business!

Computer and technology rentals are a wonderful thing. Not only do they allow you and your business to get the technology you need when and where you need it but they also allow you to save your business time and money! Computer rentals are perfect for short-term needs. Typical short-term needs that business and event professionals use computer rentals for include things like conventions, conferences, trade shows, travel, classroom training, short-term jobs, data recovery, proof of concept projects and more. But what exactly does it mean to rent a computer?

Rentacomputer has been in the business of computer, technology, and AV rentals for over 25 years. However, even after all those years, there are still people who don't quite understand how renting computers and other technology works, or how it can save them time and money. Rentacomputer provides temporary business-to-business technology, such as computer rentals, office equipment rentals, and AV rentals for business events all over the United States, Western Europe, and Australia.

If that sounds interesting to you, and it should, then you can read more about how computer, technology, and AV rentals can help you and your business save time and money by clicking here!

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

New, Smaller Radius 12 Hybrid From Toshiba Adds 4K Display

Toshiba is trying to push the limit of expectations for a slim Windows 10 hybrid with a 12.5-inch display. The new Satellite Radius 12 doesn't bother with the lower resolutions and low-power processors you mostly see in smaller laptops, but instead they offer much more high-end options.

This new laptop is only 0.6 inches thick and weighs 2.8 pounds (15.4mm and 1.32kg). With the Radius 12, you can even put up to a Core i7 CPU from Intel's new sixth generation Core i series, also known by the code name Skylake. You can also pick a full 4K-resolution display, at 3840x2160. If you don't want to overdo it, the standard resolution is 1920x1080.

Just like Lenovo's Yoga line and other fold-back hybrids, the Radius 12 also uses a hinge that folds back 360 degrees to make a tablet. The hinge stops in the middle so it can make a form of kiosk so it can stand up. The device also has Harman Kardon speakers and up to 512GB of SSD storage.

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Toshiba says the gold finish Radius 12 will be available in the US and the UK closer to the end of the year but still haven't released prices yet. So keep a look out for new updated information to come, if you're interested.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

"Logi" Is Logitech's Attempt At Rebranding

Over the years, household brand names begin to get stale, perhaps outdated-looking. Often times it comes in the form of a logo redesign, but once in a blue moon companies (or individuals) will go as far as to even make changes to their name. For example, do you remember Puff Daddy? Or Snoop Dogg? Does anyone even remember what the old Microsoft or Apple logos looked like?

When major changes come, companies often decide it's time for a change in their logo or even their moniker. Logitech is doing just this, unveiling some of their latest products under the name "Logi".

Companies like Apple and Logitech are among the first companies that recognize something about consumer products these days. In the age of colored smartphones and whimsical tech designs that catch the consumer's eye, tech companies are realizing it isn't enough these days to put function over form. Consumers want flashy products in which they can show off to their friends and co-workers.

And so Logitech launches Logi, a design revolution which will come in the form of an even cleaner design along with bright-colored products.

Although name changes can often be tricky, I think Logitech is attempting to save their brand much like Steve Jobs did in 1997, with his colorful, fashion-forward iMacs.

In a tech-dominated economy, Logitech seems to plan to slowly phase out the "tech" part of its name. No longer wanting to be tossed aside as a peripheral company, Logi's first products will debut soon, hoping to catch the brand up internally.

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Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Build My Idea | Innovative Leader Workshop in Houston

The Innovative Leader Workshop is a program for students about to go into the 9th, 10th and 11th grade. It gives high school students a chance to discover what they are capable of as a leader. The workshop is taught by the founder of, Ryan Makhani.

Ryan grey up in Silicon Valley and worked in semiconductors and biotechnology fields there. He has his Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from UCLA and double Masters in Education from University of London, Institute of Education. On top of that, he has inspired thousands of teens across the country and helped them unlock their true potential.

The event itself is a full weekend where students will get to hang out with each other, make new friends, be challenged creatively to solve problems, discover their strengths as leaders and be able to develop the mindset of an innovator. They will set up their own LinkedIn account, receive an Innovative Leader certificate and will get to be a part of a virtual innovative community after the workshop.

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After the weekend is over, students will have a whole new take on leadership and will be able to look at it in a new, fresh way. This is something that can't be taught in school, and will help them throughout their entire life.

The Innovative Leader Workshop is held at START Houston in Houston, Texas and will start on Saturday, June 6th at 10 a.m. and will end the following day. June 7th, at 6 p.m.

This two day workshop is valued at $250 but right now you can get a discount putting it at $75 if you are a student in Houston, Texas. The price also includes lunch and snacks for both days!

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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

How to Make Your Trade Show Booth One of the Best

One thing that always baffles me is the fact that so many businesses and companies rent exhibitor space at conventions, trade shows and events and put so little effort into making it noticeable or attractive to those passing by. I can't tell you how many booths and exhibits I've walked past at conventions and how may other people I've seen walk past because there was literally nothing about the booth that grabbed my attention or made me interested in what the company was and what it was selling. 

It seems like most companies that rent exhibit space stick to a 3-step process that is so old that it makes Methuselah look like a teenager. This process sees exhibitors put up the same posters or graphics that they had last year, throw up a table with some pamphlets and a treat or two and a business card basket and then they give out a "prize" that has probably nothing to do with their business or their brand.

So how do you differentiate yourself and your trade show booth from the rest? How do you ensure that the people passing by will do the opposite...not pass by but stop by and actually show a vested interest in what you have going on? Well for starters don't fall back on these 3 steps. Sure it can be easy to sink back into the mold you've created, but that just won't cut it in today's market. Take the following tips into account and you should have a trade show booth that people will talk about and remember. 

Before the Event

Booth Location - If at all possible try and direct where exactly your booth will be set up. Naturally you will want to select a location that lends itself to heavy foot traffic. Lots of people tend to gather near doors, food areas, bathrooms and big-name vendors so selecting a spot near these areas will give you an edge over your competition.

Stay Up-to-Date - This is the exact opposite of the three-step process above. If you are recycling the same old things people will automatically assume that you, your company and your brand aren't keeping up with the times. Everything you use should look new and clean and your display should incorporate technology, like monitors, video walls, projectors, designs and graphics. Put some work and effort into coming up with things that are creative and that support your brand and products. 

During the Event

Go with the Flow - Having a solid flow and path in your booth is paramount! The one thing you never want to do is have people coagulating your booth. Having a good, solid flow allows people to come in and out without blocking traffic. Don't do things like put a table across the front of your booth and impede the foot traffic through your booth.

Training and Energy - You would think that this would be commonsense but alas it still happens. Make sure your staff is well-trained and confident on the objectives your company has. These people should know your services and be well-equipped to answer any and all questions and to assist people with anything they may need. Oh, and try to have some fun! If you and your staff are having fun then so will your attendees. 

Give People a Reason - Why should anyone stop at your booth over the booth right next to yours? That is one of the biggest things you will have to tackle during your event, giving people a reason to come to your booth over another one. On top of that, give people a reason to stay at your booth. Having people linger a little longer gives you the opportunity to have a personal conversation with them. 

Keep the Power Flowing - Charging stations are perfect accessories for any booth. Everybody will be on their phones, tablets and laptops during the event and they will definitely need a place to charge their devices. Having a charging station allows people to charge their devices and also gives them a great reason to be in your booth. While their device is charging they really have no choice but to take a look at what you have to offer. 

Get on Social Media - Social media lounges are growing in trade show popularity. These have things like comfy chairs, coffee and large screens live-streaming social media channels. Having a social media specialist post information about your company along with useful information can really add a lot to your booth. In addition to that, you can also set up a system to reward those who post about your booth while they are hanging out. 

Digital Document Libraries - Being useful to your clients is a key method to increasing your brand. Digital libraries allow you to capture leads while engaging the user and offering them real-time information about the trade show and other valuable content. Digital libraries incorporate things like interactive kiosks, touchscreens, tablets, iPads and other mobile technology.


Given the staggering amount of companies that don't put any effort into their trade show booths whatsoever, following even a few of these tips could put you miles ahead of the competition. Plus, think of it this way. You want people to come to your booth but people also want to go to booths as well. Nobody goes to a convention just to walk around and not visit anything. Not putting any effort into your booth does a disservice not only to yourself but also to the people who paid money to be at that event.  

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

How Can Playing Games At Your Event Make You Money?

Let's be honest. We've all been sitting in our office or at our desk trudging along through a bad work day, so we decide to play a game to get our minds off of it, or just to kill time. Maybe you want that new high score on Fruit Ninja. Maybe you want to beat your friend on Trivia Crack. Believe it or not, these games are giving way to a new trend to keep customers involved at trade shows.

Gamification And You

That might sound a bit far-fetched, but the same exact way we play games is being used today to make trade shows and business events more interactive. Finally!

What Is Gamification?

The term currently being used now is gamification. Let me clear up this unfamiliar term for convention goers and even some business planners. Gamification is essentially a way to use game mechanics and thought processes in a non-gaming situation, such as interactive booth at your next event. It can help increase the overall interaction and contributions to your event and whatever service or product you may be showing off. Or just to keep people interested in your booth, maybe they will notice one of your products or services whilst they are playing one of your games!

What's The Best Way To Add This To My Event?

When you implement gamification into your business events, you're allowing a much larger and broader audience to feel more engaged because you're giving them some sort of goal to achieve. Think in terms of a contest using a large quantity of iPad Rentals to make the contest interactive. Throw the results onto a large screen monitor and watch as passersby stop to see what all the commotion is about. When that person stops, you have a much higher chance to engage them and possibly add a new potential customer to your clientele.

Why It's So Effective

Think about every time you've played a video game and you've beaten a level or beaten the game or made some kind of achievement, that feeling you get. That same gaming concept can be implemented into directly into the event or your specific booth at the event. When you put something interactive that comes with some sort of achievement, you're able to target a person's drive and motivation. Any type of prize can rope in new customers. After all, no matter who you are, it always feels good to win something.

Create something upon your rented iPads or laptops and show all of the results in real time upon the large display monitor(s) so that everyone can see just how well they are doing. The more information about the product, service, or business that you put into the "game" itself means that those people playing and/or watching will have more information on just exactly what it is your offering and what you can do.

SEE ALSO: Windows 10 Mobile: Feat. Office, Photos, Xbox One

Summing It Up

The overall point of gamification is interactivity and engagement. When you have something interactive at your booth, people are much more likely to stop, thus making it easier to engage them regarding your services and products.

Be sure to try this at your next event! Get a hold of all the tech rentals you need to make your booth the most fun and interactive at the event. Stop working and start playing!

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Monday, December 08, 2014

Computer Rentals: How It Works And Why It Is Best For Your Next Event!

A lot of companies are interested in renting computers or other technology, but many are nervous at first because they don't know exactly how it works. Relax, allow me to give you the basic rundown of how it works and why it's probably the best option for many event-oriented occasions.

First of all, when you rent from, you know you are getting the highest quality technology available and the best technicians at a quality the competition can't keep up with.

Secondly, you save big money over the cost of buying equipment for your project. Renting is much more cost-effective than buying and totally managing technology for your event. You can get one computer, or a ton of computers. One iPad, or a thousand iPads. The list goes on. Whatever your needs are, they will be met by your very own personal Tech Travel Agent.

Thirdly, your computers will be custom configured to meet your company specifications. Our hard working technicians can even image your software right on the hard drives of the computer so that each machine is exactly like the other. And that's very convenient,  very smart, and a very cool way to save time and money!

Fourthly, computers, laptops, tablets even smartphones can be rented for as long or short as needed, a day, a show, a week, a months or even longer! Short-term rentals are always the best option for events! Companies and people rent them for conventions, trade shows, product beta testing, surveys, company training, special projects, seasonal business, temporary offices, the list goes on as more rental applications are used daily.

Fifthly, they are fast. Let me tell you about fast turnaround time: sometimes they can even ship the same day! Of course, that is depending upon your location, how many computers, and exactly how you want them configured.

Sixthly, has a ton of suppliers with warehouses filled to the brim with computers available for rent and technicians standing by ready to configure, test, deliver and install.  More technology available, and more technicians ready to configure and install than any other single rental company in that nation. Shhh, these warehouses are in secret locations (really they are, with that much technology in one central location they have to be) around the country generally in large population areas such as New York City, LA, Las Vegas, Orlando, Houston, and Chicago, but I can't tell you exactly where we store all those computers for security reasons. I can tell you that no matter where you are in the country (or many places on the planet) can ship whatever you need and have it set up and ready to go in a timely manner.

Seventhly, your Tech Travel Agents can have real, certified technicians deliver and install everything; including networking, internet connections, cabling and more! Techs will assist in connecting computers to any company owned peripherals. At the end of the rental, the tear down and return shipping back to the warehouse can be handled by our people. It doesn't get much easier than that!

SEE ALSO: Why Businesses Rent Windows-Based Laptops

There you go, I have given you Seven Tips on how renting works from and why it's best and most cost-effective for events. works with companies, governments, and individuals worldwide*

Monday, November 24, 2014

BlackBerry Bribing iPhone Users To Trade In iPhones For Passport

If somebody told you to trade in your iPhone for something else you would probably call them crazy, yet that's exactly what BlackBerry is trying to do. The mobile company is attempting to convince iPhone users to switch to the BlackBerry Passport. The incentive? Money. A rather large sum of money to be more precise.

This promotion, which starts on Cyber Monday, promises as much as $550 to iPhone owners who trade in their handsets in favor of BlackBerry's Passport. The actual trade-in value will depend on which iPhone you have, however. The iPhone 4S only warrants $90 with the iPhone 6 being worth $400. Unfortunately (and surprisingly) the iPhone 6 Plus is not eligible for the trade. If that isn't enough incentive, BlackBerry is increasing the deal by throwing you an additional $150 as a topper for each iPhone. 

The deal will end on February 13 and it is only valid in North America, which is limiting. In addition to that, users mys also buy the $599 to $699 unlocked Passport phone through either BlackBerry's website website or through Amazon. The trade in amount comes in the form of a Visa prepaid card and you will still have to fork over some of your own cash to cover the complete cost. 

BlackBerry is trying desperately to increase its global market share, which now stands below 1%. The mobile company, which was once at the forefront of the mobile industry, has been struggling to win back customers and this trade-in program is just the latest attempt at doing so.

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The Passport launched back in September and is the company's first flagship mobile device to come about since John Chen took the mantel of CEO in November of 2013. BlackBerry is targeting the phone to "power professionals", which means business users who prefer a traditional physical keyboard and who focus mostly on email and text. The Passport is available unlocked in the US and got its name because it is about the size of a passport. 

BlackBerry isn't beneath bribery but the real question is whether or not iPhone users will take the bait. iPhone users tend to focus on things other than text and email, like apps and staying connected to everything all the time. BlackBerry has not only lost market share but also confidence among consumers, who worry that the company is incapable of surviving as a mobile phone maker, which is the biggest challenge facing the company. 

The Passport did do well during its initial launch, with 200,000 orders and sold-out stock both at BlackBerry's website and Amazon. The Passport will be going on sale during Black Friday for $499, though that does not include the iPhone trade-in offer starting the following Monday. What do you think? Can you be convinced to trade in your iPhone for the Passport with the incentive of up to $550 to go along with it?

Monday, October 27, 2014

4K Display Rentals Turn Any Convention Booth Into A Marvel Of The Human Eye

The latest thing to hit the world of display technology is 4K resolutions. 4K resolutions are also known as UHD, or Ultra High-Definition, resolutions, which is essentially taking your traditional 1080p full HD TV and pumping it full of steroids. The picture quality is enhanced, the sharpness is increased, the refresh rate is higher... everything is bigger and better with 4K.

Ultra High-Definition displays deliver the highest detail picture with incredible clarity and crisp images. 4K technology is currently being developed for large TVs primarily, meaning that many of the 4K displays on the market are huge, usually around 85" or larger. The bigger screens are able to take advantage of the 4K resolution much more noticeably than a smaller screen is capable of.

SEE ALSO: Apple's New 5K Retina: Impressive, But Is It Worth The Price?

What Is 4K?

But what exactly is 4K resolution? Well, 4K denotes a display resolution that is roughly 4,000 horizontal pixels. Ultra HD displays come with a resolution of 3840 x 2160, which is double the resolution of a standard HDTV and four times the actual pixel count. In addition to that, most traditional movie cameras film at or above 4K resolutions. Full HDTVs present us with an image of around 2 megapixels, though this new generation of screens delivers 8 megapixels.

What's The Most Cost Effective Way To Get 4K?

This new technology is exciting, which is why is excited to now be offering 4K display rentals! Display rentals are a commonality among convention vendors. Anyone setting up a booth or running a convention knows that one of the best way to make your convention or booth look more professional, have a lot of style and really draw people's attention to what you want is a big, beautiful, HD display. Display rentals from allow you to have all the pop and pizzazz of beautiful displays without the depressing drainage of your wallet that comes when you purchase something like this.

With new 4K display rentals, also allows you to rent what are known as Video Walls. Video walls are multiple displays put together to form a virtual wall, allowing you to make images larger than possible with just a single display. High pixel counts enable images to go larger and screen sizes to get bigger before they begin to distort and pixelate, creating a smoother appearance of curved and diagonal lines. In addition to that, these displays allow users to get closer to images without being able to notice individual pixels and distortion. This is what makes 4K displays perfect for something like a video wall.

4K At Your Event

Display technologies are perfect for something as simple as a convention or trade show booth or as expansive as an entire convention. Regardless of what type of display you need, how many you need or when and where you need it, there is no better option than renting a 4K display from Not only do you get fast and local delivery and installation from a certified technician but you also save money by not having to purchase something that you may only really need to use once or twice a year. With the introduction of 4K displays, your display rental can look even better!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Google Is Taking Control Of Android Manufacturers

According to a new report, Google is going to try and take away the manufacturers say in which devices will come with Android technology already installed on them. Lots of companies like Samsung will put out products with the Android operating system, but then heavily modify them. The Samsung Galaxy line of devices all run on Android, but certain apps that come with them are specific to the Galaxy line. Google doesn't seem to be too into this.

Google wants to have more focus around their search engine. They also want to control which apps come installed on their devices right off the shelf. Honestly, it kind of makes sense, right? I mean, why wouldn't they want their own operating system to be represented in the way that they originally intended? Maybe they are starting to see the one thing that Apple has them beat on: Simplicity and predictability.

There are rumors that the relationship between Google and Samsung isn't as healthy as it would seem from the outside. Samsung has a strong desire to have as many customizable options for themselves as possible, while Google wants their Android operating system to be exactly how they want it. The two ideas clash pretty hard. Samsung, however, did agree this year to step back a little bit with the app customization.

Back in July there was also a spat between the two companies over smartwatches. Samsung wanted to use it's own operating system and focus on Android a lot less. Needless to say, that didn't really work for Google.

Samsung isn't the only company that will be affected by Google's desire to completely control Android, LG and HTC will also feel a pretty big hit. Android users in general can expect to see lots more Google on their phones in the near future.

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