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Terman Engineering Library

Gadget Bar

Gadget Bar - Photo by Michael Nack/SUL

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 September 2014

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.


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 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