Technology Collection

Tablets and eReaders
Programmables
Wearables and Outdoors
Laptops and Accessories
Presentation Tools
Other Gadgets
Chargers

Tablets and eReaders

iPad

Apple iPad tablet computer, running the iOS operating system. 3rd generation, 16GB, Wi-Fi enabled.

Loan Period: 2 weeks, no renewals

Helpful Resources:

 eBooks
iPad Portable Genius
My New iPad: a User's Guide
Exploring iPad For Dummies

Websites
iPad User Guide 


Nexus 7

An ASUS tablet computer, running the Android operating system. 7 inch, 32GB, Wi-Fi enabled.

Loan Period: 2 weeks, no renewals

Helpful Resources:

Print
Google Nexus 7 Tablet

eBooks
Teach Yourself Visually Android Phones and Tablets

Websites 
Nexus Help Center 


Surface RT

Microsoft Surface RT tablet, running Windows 8.1. 32GB, Wi-Fi enabled.

Loan Period: 2 weeks, no renewals

Helpful Resources:

Print & eBook
Surface for Dummies

Websites
Surface User Guide


Kindle Fire 7" HD

Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet, running a modified version of the Android operating system. 8GB, Wi-Fi enabled. 

Loan Period: 2 weeks, no renewals

Helpful Resources:

Print
Kindle Fire HD for Dummies

Websites
Kindle Fire User's Guide 


Kindle

Amazon's Kindle Touch eReader with 6" E-Ink touchscreen. Comes pre-loaded with select titles.

Loan Period: 2 weeks, no renewals

Helpful Resources:

Websites
Kindle User's Guide



Nook

 Barnes and Noble's Nook Simple Touch, with 6" E-Ink touchscreen. Comes pre-loaded with select titles.

Loan Period: 2 weeks, no renewals

Helpful Resources:

Websites
Nook User Guide 





Programmables

Raspberry Pi Starter Kit

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It comes with an SD card pre-loaded with the NOOBS operating system. Users are welcome to use their own SD card, particularly if they wish to save their work.

Loan Period: 2 weeks, no renewals

Helpful Resources:

Print
Getting Started with Raspberry Pi
Programming the Raspberry Pi: Getting Started with Python

eBooks
Raspberry Pi User Guide
Raspberry Pi Projects
Teach Yourself Visually Raspberry Pi

Websites
RaspberryPi.org


Arduino Starter Kit

Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. The kit includes a selection of the most common and useful electronic components with a 170-page book of 15 projects. Starting the basics of electronics, to more complex projects, the kit will help you control the physical world with sensor and actuators.

Loan Period: 2 weeks, no renewals

Helpful Resources:

Print
Arduino Cookbook
Arduino Workshop: a Hands-On Introduction with 65 Projects
Make: Sensors

eBooks
Arduino for Dummies
Exploring Arduino Tools and Techniques for Engineering Wizardry

Websites
Arduino Website




Wearables and Outdoors

Pebble Smartwatch

The Pebble Smartwatch uses Bluetooth to send notifications from your iPhone or Android phone to your watch. 

Loan Period: 2 weeks, no renewals

Helpful Resources:

Print
The (Unofficial) Pebble Smartwatch Book

Websites
Pebble Support Center


GoPro HD Hero2 Outdoor Edition

Lightweight and small, this camera is designed for action and adventure video/photography, while protected in shockproof and waterproof housing.

Loan Period: 2 weeks, no renewals

Helpful Resources:

Websites
HD Hero2 User Manual


Garmin eTrex 20 Worldwide Handheld GPS Navigator

The Garmin eTrex 20 GPS unit can be used for hiking and geocaching and is pre-loaded with Colorado state maps.

Loan Period: 2 weeks, no renewals

Helpful Resources:

Print
GPS Made Easy: Using Global Positioning Systems in the Outdoors
Wilderness Navigation: Finding Your Way Using Map, Compass, Altimeter and GPS
The Essential Guide to Geocaching: Tracking Treasure with Your GPS

eBooks
GPS and Geocaching in Education

Websites
Garmin eTrex Owners' Manual




Laptops and Accessories

Dell Latitude Laptop

Laptops run Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010, and automatically connect to ASU Wi-Fi.

Loan Period: ASU students, faculty, staff: 4 hours with 1 renewal; Community members: 2 hours, no renewals.

Restrictions: ASU students, faculty, and staff may use laptops anywhere on campus; Community members must use laptops in library.



Headphones

Headphones may be checked out for use with library laptops or personal devices. 

Loan Period: ASU students, faculty, staff: 4 hours with 1 renewal; Community members: 2 hours, no renewals.

Restrictions: ASU students, faculty, and staff may use headphones anywhere on campus; Community members must use headphones in library.



Dell SK-8135 Keyboard

One full-sized keyboard is available for use with library laptops.

Loan Period: ASU students, faculty, staff: 4 hours with 1 renewal; Community members: 2 hours, no renewals.

Restrictions: Library Use Only





Presentation Tools

Dell 1409X DLP Projector

Projector uses an included VGA cable to connect to computer.

Loan Period: 3 days, no renewals




Logitech Wireless Presenter R400

This wireless clicker with laser pointer allows you to control presentation slides from up to 50 feet away.

Loan Period: 3 days, no renewals








Other Gadgets

Samsung Chromebook

This low-cost laptop alternative uses Google's cloud-based operating system, ChromeOS.  

Loan Period: 2 weeks, no renewals

Helpful Resources:

Print
The Chrome Book: The Essential Guide to Cloud Computing with Google Chrome and the Chromebook

Websites
Samsung Chromebook Product Page


Leap Motion Controller

Motion controller uses your hands and fingers to control your computer using applications available in the Airspace Store. 

Loan Period: 2 weeks, no renewals

Helpful Resources:

Websites
Leap Motion Support  


Livescribe 2GB Echo Smartpen

Livescribe is a multimedia notetaking system that uses pens, paper, and software to record audio and link it to handwritten notes.

Loan Period: 2 weeks, no renewals

Helpful Resources:

Websites
Livescribe Smartpen User Guide



Graphing Calculator TI-85

Scientific calculator is programmable and includes graphing capabilities.

Loan Period: 4 hours

Restrictions: Library Use Only

Check Availability






Chargers

Apple USB cable and charger

30 pin charger connects to older model iPad, iPod and iPhone.

Loan Period: 2 hours, no renewals

Restrictions: Library Use Only

Check Availability 



Lightning to USB cable and charger for iPad, iPhone, and iPod

The Lightning to USB cable is designed specifically for the newer Apple devices, such as the iPhone 5, which use the Lightning connector. 

Loan Period: 2 hours, no renewals

Restrictions: Library Use Only

Check Availability



Micro USB Home and Travel Charger 

Cable and charger work with most non-Apple cell phones.

Loan Period: 2 hours, no renewals

Restrictions: Library Use Only

Check Availability




85W MagSafe Power Adapter for MacBook Pro

The 85W MagSafe Power Adapter is designed to work with a 15 or 17 inch MacBook Pro.

Loan Period: 2 hours, no renewals

Restrictions: Library Use Only

Check Availability