Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Nintendo Action Figures

Action Figure Smackdown?

Who knows what we would have done as kids with Nintendo Action Figures. Back then, video games didn't have action figures... action figures were reserved for things like movies and bad cartoons. But we can't help imaging the youthful joy of inviting our friends over for an action figure smackdown featuring Yoshi, Darth Vader, Mario and Optimus Prime. Mario would have reigned victorious of course, after jumping on the heads of his opponents and decimating them with fireballs. Now decades later you can fulfill your dreams with these nifty Nintendo Action Figures. Choose from Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Mario, Fire Mario, or Goomba. Each is imported from Japan, stands approximately 5" tall, features simple articulation and sturdy vinyl construction.


Purchase at ThinkGeek here

Monday, July 30, 2007

Edje virtual keyboard mimics iPhone

This hacker has created an app to imitate the iPhone keyboard. Pretty neat. And blurrying the lines even more between the iPhone and Nokia n800 which share many similar functions.

Cuisinart Pizza Oven

Have your very own personal pizza oven for only $99.

Throw away those pizza delivery menus, because the ultimate pizza party is only minutes away with the new Cuisinart Pizza Oven! Enjoy hot, fresh pizza any way you like it - endless topping options, crispy thin or chewy stuffed crusts, and everything in between. Don’t limit yourself to sauce and cheese - make fresh focaccia or a warm and fruity dessert pizza. It’s pizza for the fun of it!

  • Cooks up to 12″ fresh or frozen pizza
  • Stainless steel housing, with chrome handle accents
  • 30-minute timer with audible ready signal
  • Removable crumb tray
  • Top of unit functions as a plate warmer
  • Included accessories:
    12″ pizza stone
    12″ pizza mesh
    Pizza Peel
  • Instruction/recipe book included
  • Limited 3-year warranty
Purchase it now at Amazon.com here

via GadgetGrid

iPhone Leather Case Gift Set (Vertial)

Here's yet another case for the iPhone. Check it out here

Price $11.12 with free shipping

Sunday, July 29, 2007

1 Sale a Day Woot alternative

If your a fan of Woot's one deal a day. Check out 1 Sale a Day, a nice alternative or companion to Woot.com.

Check it out here

MOSH mobile The "Free As You Go" Mobile Service

MOSH mobile wants to give you free cellphone service if you buy the phone. Currently in beta and invite only.

Official website here

The only way I can think a cell phone service can be free is if they had an ads system that would send ads to the phone. Which would offset the cost. This was a feature in the Gizmondo called Smartadds but it never launched. And the only one who I think can pull off a free phone service with ads is google.

iPhone vs. Nokia N95 by Veronica Belmont

Prizefight: iPhone and N95.

Check out vid here

3200 MS points for $20 at Circuit City

Today's Circuit City flyer shows that you'll save $20 on the purchase of two Xbox Live accessories $19.99 and up. This means that if you purchase two Xbox Live 1600 MS point cards at their $19.99 price, you'll get one of those for free. So, that's 3200 MS points for $20 -- we'll take it! We also called two separate Circuit Citys to confirm that the deal was accurate.

via Joystiq

Gesture Input Watch

One group of researchers wants to do away with the keyboard altogether. They’ve designed a wristwatch that recognizes hand gestures and uses them for touch-free control of electronic devices such as MP3 players, cell phones, and home appliances. The technology could also be used by a doctor to control a medical device during an operation.

Read more... here

via WristDreams

Treo 750 finally gets Windows Mobile 6

While not an official release from Palm or AT&T, the ROM has been making its way around the internets. Treo 750 users on AT&T can expect the following enhancements in the new OS:
  • AT&T Mail, AT&T Music, Games, MS Office Mobile, Active Sync, Calculator,
    Camera, Cellular Video, File Explorer, Get Telenav, GetGood, Get MobiTV, Internet Sharing, Notes, PDF Viewer (Picsel), Proxy Manager (ATA&T Proxy),
    Quick Tour, Remote Desktop Mobile, Search, SIM Manager, Sounds, Tasks, Windows Media, and Voice Command 1.6 is included.
Click here

via BoyGeniusReport

Pasen iTouch vs Apple iPhone

GenerationMP3 has a nice flickr gallery of the Pasen iTouch dap next to the Apple iPhone. Check it out here

via GenerationMp3

AT&T iPhone service bills running long

New York Times columnist David Pogue and John Gruber of Daring Fireball are reporting that iPhone customers’ AT&T bills contain overly lengthy explanations of data usage. Writes Pogue, “I get six pages of listings of data tidbits that the iPhone has downloaded in the form of email and Web pages–kilobyte by kilobyte! Every graphic on every Web page, every message sent or received–it’s all carefully listed by date and time.” Gruber confirms the excess, stating that his own data listing “weighs in at 45 pages.” It is important to note that while lengthy, the listings provide no specifics of browser activity. For environmentally conscious iPhone owners who would like to enroll in paperless billing and avoid receiving pages of data transfer listings, you can sign up for the free service at att.com/mywireless.

via iLounge

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Walmart Ad Has Xbox 360 Price Drop Coming August 8th?

Without seeing the alleged Walmart ad with my own eyes, this is still in BIG RUMOR form. But according to a very small picture (bigger version after the jump) that has been floating around online, the Xbox 360 Premium may be dropping $50 to $350.

via Gizmodo

Shearer V2000 - Yet another iPhone looking PMP

The Shearer has a large 3 inch display, a brush metal body, and powered by an ADI BF533 processor. The player supports RM/RMVB and Avi formats video formats, along with MPEG, VOB, and DAT after a firmware upgrade. It also supports audio formats MP3, WMA, APE and Flac. Pictures formats include JPG, Gif, and BMP. Other features includes an FM tuner, LRC lyrics and TTS (text to speech) with a firmware upgrade, built-in BBE and SRS sound enhancers, and it’s also a FC, SFC, MD, GBC, GBA emulator. The price is 799 yuan($106) for 2GB version.

Click here for more info

via PMPToday

Friday, July 27, 2007

CoolSmartPhone.com has posted a review of the much-anticipated HTC Kaiser.

CoolSmartPhone.com has posted a review of the much-anticipated HTC Kaiser.

If don't want to compromise on kit, get this device. Imagine you're about to buy a car - you could get the base model where there's blank plates on the dashboard where switches should be - or you could get the top-of-the-range car. This, this HTC Kaiser P4550 is that car.

Read full review here

via Pocketnow

Hacha readies ultrathin PC20 portable media player

Hacha is on a roll. First with the 2.83 inch screen R280S. Then with the announcement of the PA20 with touchscreen and 3.2" inch screen, and now this ultraslim PC20.

via Engadget

TRANSFORMERS MP3 or iPod Speaker: Bumblebee

TRANSFORMERS MP3 or iPod Speaker: Bumblebee. Bumblebee knows how to morph your music! It's a speaker for your music and will dance along to all your favorite beats. In a twist of customized cool, Bumblebee takes your tunes and plays them back to you with TRANSFORMERS sound effects! Touch Bumblebee to mix beats with your music, or sit back and watch it dance!


Purchase at Brando.com.hk here

via Techchee

Latte Neon M3 Digital Video Player: Review

TechShout.com posts a video review of the Latte Neon M3.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Cybook Gen3 e-book reader enters production, coming in September

Dubbed the Cybook Gen3, the device makes use of E Ink's Vizplex e-paper technology to give you a 166 dpi resolution on its 6-inch screen, and promises to last for 8,000 page flips before needing a recharge. What's more, Bookeen's also announced that it's struck a deal with Mobipocket to license and distribute the Mobipocket e-book format, giving Cybook users access to some 50,000 titles. According to Bookeen, it'll be offering the Cybook in a variety of different "packs," the lowest cost of which will set you back $350.

via Engadget

Intel P4 3.0GHZ Vista PC for $269.99

Once again TigerDirect is offering up a cheap PC for you.

Here are the specs
eMachines T5082 Refurbished Intel Desktop PC - Intel Pentium 4 631 3.0GHz, 512MB DDR2, 160GB HDD, DVD±RW DL, Flash Media Reader, 10/100 LAN, Windows Vista Home Basic.

TigerDirect $269.99
Purchase it here

Available While Supplies Last


Here's a first look at the Pasen Itouch an iPhone looking PMP.

HTC Kaiser gets FCC Approval

We hoping that the HTC Kaiser is closer to release after clearing the FCC. There will be three versions of the phone. One with no camera(similar to the previous 8500), one with a camera on back(similar to 8525) and one camera in front and back of phone(which most likely be the international one(similar to the Tytn, Dopod 838pro).

I'm thinking the second one may end being the AT&T 8925 successor to the AT&T 8525. Hopefully official release dates are released soon.

via Engadget Mobile

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Gadgetnutz's Nokia N95 Mega Review two part series

Gadgetnutz has done a detailed review of the Nokia N95. If you are even thinking of getting this phone make sure to read this review first.

Nokia N95 Mega Review Part I here
Nokia N95 Mega Review Part II here

via Gadgetnutz

Meizu M3 Music Card 4GB Reviewed

We take a look at Meizu's new player the Meizu M3 Music Card. Check out our full review of the Ipod Nano alternative here

And then head over to JTCElectronics and buy your own here

Futuredaps selling Zino W288 MP4 Player

Very similar to the Korean based Oracom UB-890 except with a larger screen.

Product Information

Capacities: 512MB/1GB/2GB/4GB
2.4 inch QVGA screen
MicroSD support
touch pad, red backlight keys
Supports MPG, MPEG, DAT, AVI video format
Supports BMP, JPEG, GIF picture browsed
Main IC: Rockchip T2608
Support ID3(Lyric Synchronization)
TEXT management: Browsing any format of files and folders
Built in FM radio and support TF card
Support super USB2.0(high speed)
Recording: Built-in Mic.,Fine REC/Long REC/Fine VOR/Long VOR
USB 2.0 with high rate data transport

You can purchase the 4GB model for $119.00 plus shipping at Futuredaps.com here

New Asus P series phone with GPS

Asus is preparing a new P series smartphone running on Windows Mobile 6 Professional, and Marvel 520 MHz PXA27x processor with 256 MB ROM and 128 MB RAM. The new device will run on GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks and HSDPA at 3.6 Mbps and will feature 801.11 b/g and Bluetooth.

There’s an integrated SiRF Star III GPS receiver as well as an FM transmitter making the number of antennas on the device 5+. And don’t forget the 3.2MP auto focus digital camera.

more info found here

via Navigadget

OPPO Announces 6.9mm Blast PMP

Oppo, the same company that brought us the Luna V5 brings us the super slim Oppo Blast. Some interested specs include FLV Video format, Flac and APE support, Gif and Gif animation, jpg, and BMP support.

via PMPToday

HTC Vogue - a CMDA version of HTC Touch - coming to Sprint or Verizon to USA soon

MSMobiles found some interesting details about the HTC Vogue through the FCC...

Some highlights about this Windows Mobile phone:
  • the second phone from HTC that uses "TouchFLO" technology - a touch screen that recognizes that user uses fingers instead of stylus and extensions in Windows Mobile that improve usability
  • powered by Windows Mobile Professional (with touch screen)
  • works with CDMA EVDO - a wireless broadband much faster than EDGE
via MSMobiles

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Crystal Cases for iPhone in your choice of 3 colors only $3 with free shipping

DealExtreme has three new cases available for the iPhone. The crystal cases comes in your choice of three colors(Black, Blue, or Pink).

Crystal Case for iPhone (Translucent Pink)$3.00 free shipping here
Crystal Case for iPhone (Translucent Black)$3.00 free shipping here
Crystal Case for iPhone (Translucent Blue) $3.00 free shipping here

Belkin Slim-Fit Case for iPhone reviewed

Check out our iPhone blog iAnything for our full review of the Belkin Slim-Fit Case for iPhone here

Exclusive review of the Latte Neon M3 MP4 player

We are the first to receive the Latte Neon M3 MP4 player. Check it out here

Monday, July 23, 2007

Sony PlayStation 3 20 Gig $449.99 with 5 Free Blu Ray High Definition movies

Gamestop is offer the Sony Playstation 3 20gb model with 5 Free Blu Ray High Definition movies for $449.99.

Click here

via Slashgear

Pocketables reviews the Flipstart

Jenn K. Lee over at Pocketables.net has a review of the Flipstart 1.0 (E-1001S). This is the conclusion she comes out with.

Even if I could overlook its outdated design, chunkiness, and lack of a touchscreen, I would find it difficult to recommend the FlipStart because of its very high starting price: $1999. For a 30GB hard drive, 512MB of RAM, and little innovation in terms of pushing the limits of the form factor, it's just too much.

I do like the backlit keyboard, integrated 3G connectivity, accessory bundle, and input options (particularly the touchpad), but there are better alternatives on the market right now that are much less expensive. In fact, the current price puts the FlipStart above the best configuration of the OQO Model 02 and the Sony Vaio UX380N, both well known for their premium price tags.

read entire review here

via Pocketables.net

Meizu M6 1GB $54.99 after rebate

Here's another Meizu M6 deal. This time the 1GB model. Newegg has it priced for $69.99. With the mail in rebate found here you can bring the price down to $54.99 after rebate.

Purchase it here

God of War PSP Mod

This is by far the best Sony PSP Mod i've seen. Check out the ebay auction and bid on this one of a kind device.

Ebay link

via Gizmodo

Meizu M6 4GB for $80 after rebate and Google checkout

Buy.com has the Meizu M6 4GB for $99.99. With the $10 mail in rebate the price goes down to $89.99. If you are new to google checkout get the Meizu M6 for $79.99. And shipping is FREE!

But hurry the mail-in-rebate ends 7/29/2007. Rebate here

Purchase it now at Buy.com here

GenerationMP3 Tests Archos 605

Here's the conclusion they came to:

Before testing the 605 Wifi, we thought that this one was only one update of its predecessor, the 604 Wifi. With final, one notes that Archos made evolve/move its product much more than what one would have pus to believe it.

The 605 Wifi is before a whole video walkman: it is compatible with many formats (if you buy the plug-ins) and has a very good video quality. It is addressed to the people wishing to look at its vidéos in wandering mode.
Audio side, it is not badly, but one is nevertheless far from a walkman with a very good audio quality as one connait it at Cowon or even Sony…
Concerning WiFi, since it is a large point proposed by Archos, this one functions very well for all that is streaming, even VoD, but for navigation Internet, it will be necessary to be patient in spite of the support with the flash… On the latter point, Archos has still progress to make and to make pay to 30€ the Opera navigator for this very mitigated result, it is exaggerated perhaps a little.
This new version thus gains in quality, in speed but loses small alleviating but useful functionalities like the microphone or the exit TV.
What disturbs us more, it is the policy of the plug-ins or another modules of Archos; admittedly the product is at a very gravitational price, 300€, but if you wish to benefit from it the maximum it will be necessary to put the hand at the pocket and to approach the 500€.
In the absence of real competitors on the French market, Archos is placed as a leader with this 605 Wifi which is a complete PMP when one puts at it the price and which will make the happiness of many users
via GenerationMp3

Logitech VX Nano

The little brother to the VX Revolution, the VX Nano features a mini hyper-fast scrolling MicroGear scroll wheel along with forward and back buttons mapped to your browser, five programmable buttons, and is said to run for up to 6 months of a pair of AAA batteries. Price will be $70 and released late August.

via Notebooks.com

British teen imprisoned for texting-related death

Rachel Begg, who was found to have used her cellphone nine different times in the 15 minutes prior to crashing into a grandmother's vehicle and subsequently killing her, was recently found guilty and sentenced to four years in prison.
via Cool-Gadget

T-Mobile Announces The Vario III

Trusted Reviews reports that the Vario III based on the HTC Kaiser will be coming to the UK on September 8 from T-Mobile.

via TrustedReviews

Takara GP4 GPS Navigator

If you live in Europe here is a nice GPS System for you. Takara GP4 GPS Navigator is a budget system sells for £125. Rather than the usual 3.5" screen you get a 3.6".

Other features include the ability to view maps in 2D or 3D either in day or night mode, voice guidance through the integrated speakers, and pedestrian mode that makes it easy to follow directions on foot.

Takara GP4 displays a compass on screen and shows the local time, altitude, remaining distance as well as arrival time. The maps comes on an SD card which is preloaded with maps of United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, and Italy.

Puchase it here

via Navigadget

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Acer Aspire 3100 $500

Acer Aspire 3100 1711 Notebook PC - AMD Sempron 3500+, 1GB DDR2, 120GB HDD, Dual Layer DVD RW, 15" XGA, Windows Vista Home Premium

Acer Aspire 3100 1711 Notebook PC
This Acer Aspire 3100 1711 Notebook PC comes complete with an AMD Sempron 3500+ CPU, 1GB of DDR2 memory, an 120GB HDD (hard drive), and a DVD Super Multi Double Layer drive. Plus, the Acer Aspire 3100 1711 Notebook PC sports a 15-inch XGA LCD display that's perfect for watching movies, playing games, and attending to all your computing tasks.

The affordable Acer Aspire 3100 1711 Notebook PC also features integrated 3D graphics, a 5-in-1 flash card reader, and 802.11b/g wireless LAN. And the Acer Aspire 3100 1711 Notebook PC runs on Windows Vista Home Premium, the ideal operating system to take care of all your computing needs like e-mail, web browsing, and viewing photos. Easy to set up and maintain, Windows Vista Home Premium enables you to quickly find what you're looking for on your PC and the Internet, while providing a more secure environment to help protect you from an unpredictable world.


Purchase here while supplies last

via Tiger Direct

Mobile View reviews HTC Touch

Here's a summary of Allistair Lee's thoughts on the HTC Touch

Do I like the Touch? Surprisingly, despite its rather run-of-the-mill hardware specifications, I found that I really do like it. Also, unlike some other Pocket PC phones I've tested, I feel comfortable using it. The only real issue I have is the text input. Without a keypad or a keyboard or even a usable software keyboard/alphanumeric keypad, sending SMS messages on this device can be challenging. And while the text-input issue can hopefully be addressed in the next ROM update, those looking for 3G Internet surfing or video-calling will have to wait till another version of the Touch comes along. Top marks to HTC for the effort. It is not quite there yet in terms of the interface, but this is definitely a step in the right direction. The phone size and price are just right, in my opinion.
Read the entire review here

via Mobile-View.org

How to take great macro pictures without a lot of equipment

If you run a gadget site and do product reviews. You know that it is important to take great looking macro photo images. Well the-Gadgeteer, one of the best gadget review sites gives us a tip on how to take professional looking macro pictures of your gadgets.

Check out the guide here

via the-Gadgeteer

Tyvek iPhone Case

Here’s a simple how-to for making your own Tyvek sleeve case for your iPhone. Check it out here

via mkaz.com

Dapreview sitedown

Dapreview news on the new iPod GUI hit hard. With Engadget and Gizmodo linking up to them their servers just could not cope.


Rumored 6G iPod User Interface May Be Real, But Old News

Here's a video showing what is supposed to be the iPod 6G user interface. The clips were originally posted by MacRumors, but they have been removed following Apple's request.

via Gizmodo

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Oracom A9

Oracom leaves A9, a mini PMP with a screen LCD QVGA of 2.4 " and 16M of colors, a slot T-flash, a tuner DMB and DAB as well as a microphone, one line-in and an exit AV, the whole in a case of 12mm thickness for 67g. It is compatible MPEG4, AVI, WMV, ASF, MP3 and certainly JPEG! No information on its price or its availability…

via GenerationMp3

Saturday, July 21, 2007


New webstore selling MP4 players. Featuring Meizu products to Nano style MP4 players check them out here

HachaOnline selling Hacha R280s Digital Player

You can now purchase the Hacha R280s Digital Player from HachaOnline which recently opened it's online store.

Check them out here

"Waste Not a Moment" 5 Watch

What can be said of the Number 5? Its allusions are many from pop culture
of the day to the time the word day ends!

5 also represents that solemn morning hour of the beginning of the day as well. Simple and clean 5 is all present.

Each hand-crafted timepiece is made of black electroplated aluminum ensuring a finish that stays looking new and comes with a genuine topstitched black leather band lined with a taupe glove leather finish and a matching black buckle.


Purchase here