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Gadget Bar

Gadget Bar - Photo by Michael Nack/SUL

The Gadget Bar is currently being reimagined!  Check back soon for more information.

History of the Gadget Bar

The Terman Library Gadget Bar has been a place for members of the Stanford community to come try out new technologies. When new "gadgets" arrived, old gadgets were either retired or became available for check-out. We are currently in the process of re-envisioning the Gadget Bar program. Your feedback is welcome!  

Retired Devices

Dell Venue 10 Pro

  • 10.1-inch (diagonal) screen
  • Intel® Atom™ processor Z3735F (up to 1.83GHz Quad-core)
  • Windows 8.1
  • With detachable keyboard

Kindle Fire HDX

  • Perfect-color LCD screen with 2560x1600 resolution
  • 2.2GHz dquad-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM and both rear and front facing HD cameras and Dolby speakers 
  • The Kindle Fire HDX is preloaded with some e-books.  

Microsoft Surface Pro

  • 10.6-inch (diagonal) screen with 16:9 aspect ratio
  • 10 points of touch screen detection
  • Intel Core i5 processor running Windows 8 OS
  • "A laptop in tablet form"

Google Nexus 7

  • 7-inch (diagonal) screen with 1920x1200 pixel display
  • Android version 4.3
  • Quad-core ARM Cortex A15 processor, front and back cameras

 iPad Air

  • 32GB tablet computer
  • 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • Retina display 2048x1536 resolution
  • 5-megapixel iSight camera
  • FaceTime camera with VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second
  • A7 chip with 64-bit architecture and M7 motion coprocessor
  • Our iPad is preloaded with a number of apps.  The complete list is on our Engineering Library iPad page.

Kindle Fire - now in circulation!

  • Touch display, 1024 x 600 resolution
  •  Dolby Audio
  • Full specifications are available from Amazon.com

Kindle DX - now in circulation!

  • Second Generation Kindle DX
  • 9.7" E Ink Pearl display
  • Full specifications are available from Amazon.com

Kindle 3 - now in circulation!

  • Third generation Kindle 3G/Wifi Edition
  • 6" E Ink Pearl display
  • Full specifications are available from Amazon.com

Microsoft Surface Pro - retired

  • 10.6-inch (diagonal) screen with 16:9 aspect ratio
  • 10 points of touch screen detection
  • Intel Core i5 processor running Windows 8 OS
  • "A laptop in tablet form"

HTC Flyer - retired

  • 7-inch (diagonal) capacitive multi-touch screen with 1024 x 600 resolution
  • 1.5 Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, Android 2.3 OS
  • 1GB of RAM, 5 mega pixel auto focus camera with LED flash on back , 1.3 mega pixel camera on the front.

Motorola Xoom - retired

  • Motorola Xoom running Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)
  • 1 GHZ Dual Processor, 32 GB memory, 5 MP Camera
  • Full specifications from Motorola 

Nook Color - now in circulation!

  • First generation NOOK color
  • 7" VividView Color Touchscreen
  • Full specifications from Barnes & Noble

iPad1 - retired

  • First generation iPad with wifi
  • 1GHZ processor, 256 MB DDR RAM, 16GB flash memory

iPad2 - retired

  • Second generation iPad with wifi
  • 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • 1GHz dual-core Apple A5 custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip  

Sony Reader, Touch Edition - retired

  • Sony Reader Touch Edition PRS-600BC
  • 6" E Ink Display
  • Supports ePub, PDF, BBeB Book, JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP, MP3, AAC, TXT, RTF, Microsoft® Word formats
  • Information on titles available on our Sony Readers are listed on the Engineering Library Sony Touch E-reader Page
  • Full specifications are available from Sony