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Gadget Bar

Gadget Bar

The Terman Library Gadget Bar is a place for members of the Stanford community to come try out new technologies. Over time we will rotate "gadgets" off and replace them with new ones.

Tell us what you want to see on the Gadget Bar!

Gadget Bar devices as of July 2013

Galaxy Tab 2

  • 10.1-inch (diagonal) LCD screen with 1280 x 800 resolution
  • 1GHz dual-core processor running a Touch Wiz-skinned version of Android 4.0.
  • 1GB of RAM and both rear and front facing cameras and stereo speakers 
  • The Galaxy Tab is preloaded with a number of apps.  View the full list on our Engineering Android apps page.

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 10

  • 10.1-inch (diagonal) screen with 2560×1600 pixel display
  • Android version 4.2 ("Jelly Bean")
  • Dual-core ARM Cortex A15 processor

 iPad 3

  • 32GB tablet computer
  • 9.7-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit glossy widescreen Multi-Touch display with IPS technology
  • Retina display
  • 5-megapixel iSight camera
  • FaceTime camera with VGA-quality photos and video at up to 30 frames per second
  • Dual-core Apple A5X custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip with quad-core graphics
  • Our iPad is preloaded with a number of apps.  The complete list is on our Engineering Library iPad page.


Previous Gadget Bar Devices

Kindle Fire - now in circulation!

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

Kindle DX - now in circulation!

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

Kindle 3 - now in circulation!

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

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 Editon - now in circulation!

  • 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