Thursday, April 30, 2009

Limited Edition Viliv S5 D-Log MID with DMB

Korea will get a limited edition of the Viliv S5 with DMB in place of GPS. Specs will remain the same with 4.8 inch 1024 x 600 touchscreen, 1.33Ghz Intel Atom Z520 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 60GB hard drive, WIFI and Bluetooth.

via MP4nation blog

Corsair 16GB Flash Voyager® GT and 16GB Flash Voyager Mini

Two new flash drives from Corsair. First the 16GB high-performance “GT” Flash Voyager USB drive which is the high speed MLC model. It will have a durable rubber casing and water and shock resistant.

Next we have the Flash Voyager Mini with a new 16GB model. The increased capacity is thanks to latest Chip-on-board technology and is 1/3 the size of typical USB Flash drives.

Both the 16GB Flash Voyager GT and the 16GB Flash Voyager Mini are available immediately from Corsair’s authorized distributors and resellers worldwide.

Yinlips TDB G80 MicroPC

Here is a clamshell PC coming out of China. The Yinlips TDB G80 features Samsung S3C443 533MHz processor, 4.3 inch touchscreen, 64mb internal memory, miniSD memory card slot, Windows Ce, and wifi and ethernet port. All this for a price of $189.99.

via UberGizmo

Flip Video's new Ultra Series of pocket camcorders

Pure Digital has two new models of their popular selling pocket camcorders. They have the normal Flip Ultra along with the high definition Flip UltraHD. They will cost $149 and $199.

Best-Selling Camcorder Line Now Offers a New HD Model, Double the
Memory and a Larger Screen
April 30 , 2009 — San Francisco, CA

Pure Digital Technologies, Inc. – the maker of the acclaimed Flip Video family of camcorders – today announced the second generation of its Flip Ultra line, America’s number-one selling camcorder since its debut in 2007. Now available in both high-definition and standard-resolution models, the new line offers everyday consumers the easiest and most affordable way to capture and share high-quality video. The new Flip Ultra and Flip UltraHD feature two hours of recording time, a large high-resolution two-inch screen, and convenient battery recharging through the built-in USB arm.

“The original Flip Ultra changed the way the world captures and shares video by making it easy, accessible, and, most of all, fun,” said Jonathan Kaplan, chairperson and CEO of Pure Digital. “Our new Flip UltraHD takes this to the next level by making it incredibly simple and affordable for anyone to capture and share hours of video in stunning HD.”

The new Flip Ultra and UltraHD camcorders set a new standard for convenient and affordable video capture. Both new models offer a full two hours of recording capacity, a bright two-inch transflective screen for no-glare viewing even in direct sunlight, and an innovative AA rechargeable battery pack that can be conveniently recharged through the camera’s built-in USB arm. The Flip Ultra is priced at just $149.99, while the Flip UltraHD sells for $199.99.

Like all Flip Video camcorders, the new Ultra line is pre-loaded with FlipShare™, the on-board software that leads consumers seamlessly through the process of organizing, editing and sharing videos. Consumers simply plug the built-in USB arm directly into any Mac or PC to begin sharing their videos immediately.

The second generation Flip Ultra camcorder promises to build on the success of the Flip Video family, which has sold more than 2 million camcorders since first introduced less than two years ago. The Flip Ultra continues its reign as the number-one selling camcorder in the U.S., while the Flip MinoHD, launched last November, is currently the top-selling HD camcorder in the country, both according to first quarter 2009 rankings from leading market research firm The NPD Group.

Flip UltraHD Camcorder Features:

* SRP: $199.99
* Colors: Black, White (with chrome trim)
* Video Resolution: High Definition, 1280 x 720
* Records: 2 hours (8 GB built-in memory)
* Screen: 2 inch – transflective (anti-glare)
* Batteries: 2 x AA (rechargeable AA battery pack included)
* TV Output: Widescreen with HDMI™ output
* Zoom: 2 x Digital

Flip Ultra Camcorder Features:

* SRP: $149
* Colors: Black, White, Yellow and Pink
* Video Resolution: 640 x 480
* Records: 2 hours (4GB built-in memory)
* Screen: 2 inch – transflective (anti-glare)
* Batteries: 2 x AA (optional rechargeable AA battery pack sold separately)
* TV Output: SD Composite Video
* Zoom: 2 x Digital

via Press Release

Samsung STORY™ Station for Desktop PC Storage

Samsung has announce a new 1.5 Terabyte external hard drive. The 3.5 inch external drive will feature enhanced security software and come in an Aluminum Metal enclosure for durability. Software will include Samsung Auto Backup, SecretZone™ and SafetyKey™.

The drive will use environmentally-friendly materials that comply with international environmental standards. The STORY Station will be available in sizes 500GB, 1TB and 1.5TB with USB interface and 3 year warranty. The STORY Station is due out in May.

Seoul, Korea—April 29, 2009: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a world leader in digital consumer electronics and information technology, today announced its new 1.5-Terabyte (TB) external hard drive, Samsung STORY™ Station, which is designed to meet the explosive demand for external, secure and eco-friendly desktop PC storage. The 3.5-inch external hard drive, which features enhanced security software and a solid aluminum casing, is ideal for data backup of personal, hard-to-replace data, music, photos and video files.

To protect against data loss and security compromises, the new Samsung STORY Station features three important safety features: Samsung Auto Backup, SecretZone™ and SafetyKey™. Samsung Auto Backup backs up data in real time or through a prearranged schedule. The backed-up data can also be securely saved by setting a password with Samsung’s SafetyKey™. And to protect confidential files and folders, Samsung’s SecretZone™ creates a virtual drive which provides encryption for data security.

Designed with environmentally-friendly materials that comply with international environmental standards such as RoHS, the new storage supports green operation with a power-saving mode that automatically goes into standby after five minutes of inactivity.

Based on the same innovative design philosophy as the Samsung S1 Mini and S2 Portable external hard drives announced last December, the Samsung STORY Station displays passionate red lines against a high-tech “brushed” aluminum surface with red cable ports. Samsung now provides a full range of external hard drives: the 1.8-inch S1 Mini and the 2.5-inch S2 Portable for portable use, and the 3.5-inch Samsung STORY Station for large volume data back up.

The Samsung STORY Station’s heat dissipating design – the ventilation and the aluminum cover – prevents heat build up and keeps the drive inside cool.

Available in 500GB, 1TB and 1.5TB densities, the Samsung STORY Station has a USB 2.0 interface and provides a three-year warranty.

The Samsung STORY Station is scheduled for release in May with initial shipments to Europe, and then released in other regions of the world subsequently.

via Press Release

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Amazon Kindle 2 fee for personal documents

A few new changes for Kindle users. First you can send DOCX and RTF files wirelessly to your Kindle and they’ll be converted automatically for viewing. The cost will be .15 per megabyte starting May 4th.

For anyone who has recently sent personal documents to your Kindle, we'd like to let you know about some updates to our Personal Document Service (via Whispernet).

Starting May 4, in addition to the existing list of supported file types (DOC, HTML, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, TXT, AZW, MOBI, PRC), you can send RTF files to your Kindle email address for convenient wireless delivery. In addition to the existing experimental support of PDF, you can also send DOCX files for conversion. Some complex PDF and DOCX files might not format correctly on your Kindle.

We have also modified the fee associated with sending personal documents wirelessly to your Kindle. This fee is now based on the size of your file. The fee for Personal Document Service (via Whispernet) is 15 cents per megabyte rounded up to the next whole megabyte.

If you would like to download your personal documents for free, or if you are not in a wireless area, you can continue to send attachments to "name" to be converted. These documents will be e-mailed to your computer at the e-mail address associated with your account login.

As always, you can also use our free document conversion service for any document you want to transfer over USB, and you will not be charged.

via Amazon

World first Android Netbook- Skytone Alpha680

Check out this video of the very first Netbook running Google's Android OS. Even with low end hardware the OS seems to run smooth.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Starling NetBook

System76 has a new Netbook with Ubuntu as the operating system. The Starling Netbook will cost you $359 and come with your average Netbook features such as Atom N270, 1 GB memory, 160 GB HDD, WiFi, web cam, card reader and a 6-cell battery.

Product Page HERE

Dynamism offer extended for Viliv S5 deal

Dynamism sold out of the first stock of S5's. So with the second stock of S5's they will offer up the same freebies pack.

Second, we are provisioning an additional 400 Viliv S5 to be offered and bundled with the same accessory pack (car kit, spare battery, leather pouch - $135 value) for the same cost of $599. These will be offered from our second shipment, due on May 24.

This special will launch at 1pm Eastern time, on Thursday, May 14. IMPORTANTLY, during the intervening time, we will significantly increase our server's capacity to handle overloading of orders for the same SKU.

via Dynamism

Monday, April 27, 2009

Genius G-Shot HD520 camcorder for $149

I have always been a fan of these pocket camcorders. Even though most take video that is poor. But most seem to buy these to upload to youtube so it's not too bad for the price. Here is the Genius G-Shot HD520. What makes it stand out is the $140 price tag for a pocket camcorder that can record 720p video. It has a 2.5 LCD and up to 8GB of storage(only 32mb included).


Weighing under 6-ozs and priced under $150, the Genius G-Shot HD520 offers 11-megapixel stills and HD video with H.264 compression format for exceptional quality output to today's high-resolution flat panel TVs

MIAMI (April 27, 2009) – Genius (, a brand division of KYE Systems Corp., has announced a new compact, pocket-size high-definition digital video camera that excels at capturing both high-resolution stills (at 11-megapixels) and high-definition video (at 5-megapixel in MPEG-4/H.264 format) and is light enough (under 6-ozs) and portable enough to allow users to capture activities anytime, anywhere. This easy-to-use camcorder is ideal for Summer time outings, dads-n-grads, moms on-the-go or anyone looking to capture life's moments in brilliant color and detail. Launched today, the G-Shot HD520 is both Windows (Vista/XP/2000) and Mac (OS10 or higher) compatible and designed with a ultra-bright 2.5" LTPS LCD screen that can rotate up to 270-degrees to allow users to shoot videos from any angle or position.

The G-Shot HD520 comes equipped with Face Detection to track and detect faces accurately as well as Electronic Image Stabilizers (EIS) to detect and correct hand-shaking when shooting photos. The handheld camcorder has a built-in memory of 32MB and supports additional HCSD memory up to 8GB. The G-Shot easily outputs to today's high-resolution flat-panel televisions using the included HDMI cable for theatre-like viewing or video and photos can be easily uploaded to a computer for digital editing, archiving or sharing with friends. Additionally the Z-Lighting technology enhances brightness in low-light environments, perfect for everything from Mother's Day gatherings in dimly-lit restaurants to Summer sunsets on the beach. The G-Shot HD520 is also capable of shooting still photos (up to 11 megapixels), listening to music, reading e-books, playing voice recordings, and it can also be used as a portable media player..

Priced at $149, the G-Shot HD520 weighs under 6-ozs and comes complete with a 7.1 mm lens, a 5X digital zoom, and a Li-ion rechargeable battery. Interested shoppers can go to New,, Tiger Direct, or other retailers and distributors listed at More information on all of Genius' headphones and products at


Genius was established in 1985. Genius product portfolio includes computer mice, keyboards, web and security cameras, speakers, gaming peripherals, remote controls, headphones, digital cameras, digital camcorders and digital photo frames. It also holds the U.S. patent for mouse scroll-wheel technology. In 2007 Genius announced a newly invented optical touch-controlled scroll-wheel for fast browsing of web pages and documents in eight directions. Genius expanded from computer peripherals into consumer electronic products that include mobile phone accessories, Bluetooth headsets, digital cameras, digital photo frames, iPod speakers and MP4 players.

AVERATEC 2700 Series

Here is the new 2700 series Averatec laptop. It features 12 inch screen, 4GB of Ram, 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, and weighing in on 4lbs. Other features include a 250GB SATA hard drive, DVD burner, and 1.3-megapixel webcam.

Apple iPhone on Verizon network

Rumor mill is churning into high gear that Apple may bring a CDMA iPhone once their exclusive contract runs out with AT&T. This would be bad for AT&T who have grabbed new customers due to the exclusive handset. And maybe this rumor is to be a bargaining chip for Apple to get more money from AT&T if another exclusive deal is drawn up. Who knows till the future. Stay tuned...

via TechCrunch

Saturday, April 25, 2009

First Ion based netbook to rise this June?

No official word, but Pocket-lint according to sources that the initial batch of ion based netbook may hit Computex trade show that begins in June. And then they will start shipping in early July after the trade show.

via Pocket Lint

Friday, April 24, 2009

Acme Made Courier

The Courier is deeply rooted in the highly functional and very durable bags that have been used by postal carriers for ages. It is a clean and simple design that is traditionally attractive and incredibly practical. Designed to be used everyday and be as functional as it is attractive. As the motto goes, "neither rain, nor sleet, nor gloom of night…" – so goes the Acme Made Courier.

Key Features:

* Large outer flap with zippered utility pocket
* Side gusset pocket
* Rear zippered pocket (not in Telun model)
* Under flap phone pocket
* Zippered accessories pocket
* Spacious main compartment w/zippered divider
* Separate computer pocket w/security strap

Product Page HERE

Read GearDiary's review HERE

Logitech® Noise Canceling Headphones Review

Reviewed by K.C. Kim


Cancel out distractions and escape with your music.

With SilentSound™ high-parametric noise canceling technology and custom-fit ear cushions, Logitech's Noise Canceling Headphones reduce outside distractions so you can enjoy each word and every note. Large 40mm neodymium drivers produce crisp, dynamic sound when you're in the mood for music, while the detachable audio cable allows you to create a quiet environment when you're not. Perfect for travel, the Noise Canceling Headphones also include an adapter for airplane audio systems and a protective carrying case so you can stow them in your carry-on.

* Reduce unwanted noise. Logitech's SilentSound™ technology offers excellent noise reduction over a broad frequency range.
* Listen in luxury. Over-the-ear cushions help seal out ambient noise, enhancing your overall comfort. The padded headband provides a adjustable fit.
* Create a whisper-quiet environment. Detach the audio cable for noise reduction—even when you´re not listening to music
* Take them with you. Fold them flat and pop them into the included carrying case.
* Use them on the plane and at home. An adapter for airplane audio systems is included, or use them with your PC, CD, or MP3 player.

System Requirements
For use with MP3 digital audio players, CD players and other music devices with a standard 3.5mm stereo audio output

For use on major airines (with included airplane adapter)

Package Contents
• Logitech Noise Canceling Headphones
• Dual-plug airplane adapter
• Premium carrying case
• 1 AAA battery
• Quick Start Guide
• 2-year limited warranty

Logitech Noise Canceling $149.99
Plane Quiet Solitude $199.99
Bose QuietComfort 2 $299.99
Bose QuietComfort 3 $349.99

Logitech has been known as an accessories company. And they do makes so great ones (I own several of them so I should know). They continue to expand there product line and put other companies on notice that there not afraid to take on the market leaders namely Bose in this case.

Price – The Logitech noise canceling headphones will run you $149.99 and is about half the price of the Bose Quietcomfort 2 while giving you about same things included with it.

Included - The Logitech Noise Canceling Headphones comes with a nice amount of extras. First it includes is a very nice hard case to store the headphones when not in use as well having a 5 feet removable audio cable, AAA battery, and airplane adapter.

Design – First off I like Logitech’s simplistic yet striking black/gray look, which gives it a modern stylistic look to it. The cushioned earcups are nice and big (some say too big) and fit nice and secure. The earcups lay flat for easy storage in the provided case. And when in use you just twist the earcups and your ready to put them on.

Do they work – Just putting on the headphone will greatly reduced the noise levels in the room. Once you flip the switch almost all ambient noise is gone. So the phones definitely do what there supposed to do. And music over all using the headphones was pretty solid. I listened to all kinds of different types of music on the headphones and found it to be a pleasant experience.

Conclusion – While Logitech’s offering wont unseat the king of noise canceling just yet, they do offer up a cheaper alternative and I do want to see Logitech continue to revise this model like Bose does with the Quietcomfort line refining the issues and releasing newer revisions. With that being said I would definitely recommend this headphones to anyone who’s interested in a good pair of noise canceling headphones.

4 out of 5

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Reveal Watch Review

Reviewed by K.C. Kim
Buy it now at:
Product Page HERE
$80 ultra- soft black leather band.
$95 with black mesh band
$80 NEW Hot Reveal With ultra- soft orange leather band.

Designed by: Daniel Will-Harris
For more info on Daniel Will-Harris click HERE

I am always on the lookout for unique products to review. When I stumble upon I knew I had to review one of their products. I instantly knew the watch I wanted to review was the “Reveal Watch.”

The Reveal Watch is particularly unique as its is a unisex watch (for both men and women) that is a digital watch with an analog format along with a special way to display the present time.

Design – Ever since I saw the Movado museum watch I was intrigue by the Art of a watch. Only the Movado watch compromises function for design. The Reveal watch is a nice balance of the two. A work of art yet completely functional as a watch.

Function – Simple is back in a big way. In today’s climate companies seem to make products that does everything but nothing particular well. The Reveal watch does not have a bunch of bells and whistles. But it does its job where it counts telling time and looking good on your wrist.

How does it work – So what’s so unique about it? Well the Reveal watch uses a special rotating disc that only reveals the hour and minute which would be displayed in white while the rest is cover up by the black disc.

Unisex – The Reveal watch is the perfect mid-sized watch for both men and women. The face of the watch is not too big for women to wear and not too small for men to wear. And the adjustable leather band strap makes sure it’s always a perfect fit for any size wrist.

Price - The best part is the price. At under $100 this watch is perfect for anyone who wants a quality watch that balances design with function in a classy dressy style perfect for when your going out for dinner, at a meeting or just wearing out.
$80 ultra- soft black leather band.
$95 with black mesh band
$80 NEW Hot Reveal With ultra- soft orange leather band.

Conclusion – The Reveal watch is a beautiful watch that I would recommend to anyone. The price, style, and uniqueness makes this a must buy!

Rating – 10 out of 10

Reveal is the work of computer graphics pioneer Daniel Will-Harris. Company info: PROJECTS, a division of The Markuse Corporation.

For 20 years The Markuse Corporation has dedicated itself to celebrating the role architecture and design play in our daily lives. Our purpose has been to raise the collective consciousness of design, regardless of what form it may take: watches, alarm clocks, wall clocks, mailboxes, weathervanes, house numbers, bath accessories or homewares.

For 15 years, President Jack Markuse acted as ALESSI's exclusive US Distributor, dedicating himself to offering the finest and most innovative home products to the US Market. More info can be found here

Photo Gallery
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Pacific Design Sony PSP Gaming Flip Case Review

Manufacture: Pacific Design
Official Site:
Reviewed by K.C. Kim

One day when I was browsing I read news of a new case for the Sony PSP from Pacific Design. Instantly when I reached the official site for the case I thought I must review this product. I contacted Pacific Design and luckily received a review unit.

The cases come in your choice of colors (Black with Burnt Red, Black with Bright Blue, Gray with Orange, and Gray with Yellow.) I chose Black with Burnt Red. I wanted something different from the ordinary black cases that I had laying around. It’s definitely great to have choices.

When I first open the UPS package I could smell the distinct smell of leather. Even though its made of polyurethane I swear the look, feel, and smell can fool everyone to thinking its made out of high grade leather. With the black and red colors and leather like feel the case almost has an expensive Air Jordan’s appeal to it.

Overall if you are looking for a fine looking case that is slim, functional, and well made look no further than the Sony PSP Flip Case by Pacific Design

High quality feel
Storage for UMD
Can play PSP in case

Doesn’t protect entire PSP (sides)
Leave openings for possible dust
Lack of room for accessories

9.2 out of 10

For more information on this product and other Pacific Design products please click HERE

Sima Atomic Wrist Watch Review

Reviewed by K.C. Kim
Supplier ThinkGeek
Price $29.99

I have never been much of a watch person. I usually carry around a cell phone with me which i look at when i want to know the time. But after a while that became repetitive and i was looking for a watch that combines good looks as well ease of use. Thats when i found the Atomic Wrist Watch from Thinkgeek, a watch that sets its time automatically receiving a radio signal from the Cesium atomic clock.

Design: The Sima watch comes in black with silver accents. And i have to say the watch looks good and will appeal to those who want a simplistic design yet functional automatic performance. The watch is made of plastic but has an almost rubber feeling to the outer coating. The watch is definately solidly built and feels like an expensive watch.

Function: It sets the time inself by recieving signals from the atomic clock. What more can you ask for in a watch than that. It is also is water-resistant, adjusts automatically for Daylight Savings, has a backlight, and has two alarms.

Conclusion: For $29.99 you getting an excellent watch that can tell time accurately. No more no less.

10 out of 10

Simple to use
Adjusts to Daylight Saving automatically


You can purchase your own Sima Atomic Wrist Watch at

HardBody PSP Daily Case Review

Reviewed by K.C. Kim

Specs –
• xEVA outer shell with patent pvc design
• Water-resistant zipper with 2 pulls containing rubber SLAPPA logo grips
• Storage divider with 2 cargo net storage pockets (ideal for storing 2 Universal Media Discs)
• Cargo net storage pocket inside the case cover (ideal for storing headphones and remote control)
• Xtra-wide elastic band for ultra-secure PSP storage
• D-ring with removable carabineer clip for EZ transport
• Adjustable Velcro storage strap for multiple transport options

Case: 4" (w), 7.5"(h), 2"(d )

Intro: The number one requirement after purchasing the Sony Playstation Portable has to be a nice case to protect it for everyday use. Let's face it the Sony PSP is not the most rugged electronic around and must be handled with care. While the PSP does include a soft case that many like to call a sock with Sony logo emblazoned on it. The truth of the matter is the PSP soft case is just not going to offer enough protection. Fortunately there is a wide array of of cases available from third party manufactures. Here I will take a look at the SLAPPA HardBody PSP Daily Case.

Function: The Slappa case is a closed style case that can carry your Sony PSP, two UMDs, as well as your other accessories such as earphones, extra batteries etc. While protecting the PSP the Slappa case also provides a level of protection of dust as no dirt or grime will get in when you zip up the case. The only negative side to a case like this is that you can not play the psp inside the case. This might be a deal breaker for some but I find that the playing a psp inside a case leaves out a lot to be desired.

Design: The Slappa HardBody case feels nice in hand as well as having a stylistic look in pure black with a shiny Slappa front logo.

Conclusion – The Slappa case looks like an Aero case on ROIDS. While the Aero case has a similar outer look the Slappa case shines in terms of space. Try sticking any accessories into the Aero case and you will have a hard time closing the unit. This is not a problem with the Slappa HardBody case. Overall if your looking for a case that does everything well and wont cost you a lot the Slappa HardBody case may be for you.

Maximum Protection
Can withstand short falls
Dust proof

Larger than average size
Average Style
Cant play PSP inside case

9.5 out of 10

Inka Pen Review

Reviewed by K.C. Kim
Manufacturer: Inka Corporation
Price $25.00

Inca Corporation presents the Inka Pen. A highly versatile pen that can double as a stylus and has several options as ways to use the pen.

Design -
Small, compact, and made with top quality material Inka Corporation has not skimp in the quality department.

Specs -
Weight - 0.60 oz
Closed - 3.15"
Open - 5.00"
Diameter 0.375"
Temp Range - -30 to 300 degrees F
Angle of Operation - 0 to 360 degrees
Weather Conditions Any

Features -
Carbon Fiber & 304 Stainless Steel - This pen is fabricated from high-strength aerospace-grade materials.

Precision Manufacturing - Following strict specifications, the stainless steel barrel is hardened, CNC machined, centerless ground then laser engraved.

Extreme Environments - Lightweight, watertight and built to withstand harsh environments. The pressurized ink cartridge ensures the pen will write wet or dry at any angle, any temperature, and any altitude.

Innovative Design - Developed in Boulder, Colorado and is U.S. and internationally patent-pending.

Made in U.S.A. -The Inka Pen is manufactured in the U.S.A. under the strictest quality control standards.

Lifetime Warranty - The Inka Pen is designed and built to last a lifetime.

Recycled Packaging - The packaging is made from 100% recycled PET and paperboard

Function -

1. The Inka Pen slips nicely onto any keychain and is not noticeably bigger than the size of a key.

2. To take quick notes pull the non keychain end to reveal the small quick use pen.

3. With just a few twists and turns it converts into a full size pen that feels nice in the hands.

4. A cool feature of the Inka Pen is the include PDA stylus tip. I know that i always seem to lose the stylus that comes with my PDAs so its definately a plus to have a backup.

Conclusion - In my two weeks of use I found the Inka Pen to be a solid product that is used practically everyday. From the post office writing out a mailing address to taking it to a lectures class to take notes to writing checks to pay off monthly bills its a pen that always by my side.

Rating: 8 out of 10

Teclast M66 not so pretty

Teclast has made several nice mp4 players like the T50. Unfornately their latest is not. The Teclast M66 looks ugly. It does feature the new Rockchip RK2806 media chip so it's got that going for it.

via IMP3

Thursday, April 23, 2009

OQO 02+ preorders canceled

Looks like another company is in trouble as OQO 02+ might not happen for OQO. According to a newletter from reseller


We want to thank all of you for choosing Build Your UMPC for your UMPC needs. This brief newsletter is to provide an update on the release of the OQO 2+. We have been informed that the 2+ will not be released and all pre-orders currently on file will be cancelled.

We also will not be receiving any new OQO inventory. Any remaining inventory has been discounted and posted in our Open Box/Clearance section on our website.

If there are any questions, please email us at


Build Your UMPC Staff

via OQOTalk

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Should come out to $1.19

Head over to Godaddy

This offer goes quick so hurry to get in on this.

CrunchGear Unboxing Aliph Jawbone Prime

Crunchgear got a mystery box last night. And while most thought it was an Palm Pre. In fact it was a new bluetooth headset. Check ou the full unboxing HERE

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Aliph Jawbone Prime

Aliph has released their latest Jawbone Prime headset. It comes in Yellow!, Frankly Scarlett, Drop me a lime, and Lilac you mean it. This bluetooth headset also has Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR and NoiseAssassin 2.0. Prime will be released May 2nd for $130.

via Engadget

WeraMouse V2 Mouse

The WeraMouse V2 is a mouse that you hold one handed and control with a trackball. It also has a scroll wheel and a pistol-grip button. You can be as far as 25 feet away from your computer. You get 28hours on a single charge. And recharge in 90 minutes using the dock.

Price is $99

Product Page HERE

Type Tray

If you feel the burn when you put your laptop on your lap then check out the Type Tray. It's pretty much a block of 3/4" of 100% industrial wool felt that is between the laptop and you. Also features lazer etch design and made of eco friendly ecycled (and recyclable) materials. Price is $100.

Product Page HERE

HP Pavilion dv3t now available

The HP Pavilion dv3t is now available with a starting price for $799. This laptop features a 16:9 widescreen 13.3-inch screen, with Core 2 Duo T6400, blu-ray option, webcam, up to 500gb hard drive, black and white colors, and 9 cell battery.

Product Page HERE

$359 Amazon Kindle 2 Costs $185 in parts according to iSuppli

iSuppli has done a teardown of the Amazon Kindle 2 and the total cost was $185.49. This of course does not include marketing, research and development, customer support etc. They went on to say unlimited Whispernet (Sprint EVDO) had little impact on the Sprint network due to the small files of ebooks.

via Engadget

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Polymer Vision's Readius Ebook Reader needs funding

Polymer Vision's Readius Ebook Reader is having trouble launching since they lack funds to release the ebook reader. The CEO went on to say this:

Our whole supply chain is in place but the device is not in market because, like many other companies, we have had financial difficulties," he says. "The last nine months have been very difficult for young companies.

The Readius will be the first reader with a rollable display which is quite neat. The problem is a new company will have trouble in this economy along with the number of ebook readers has greatly increase since the Amazon Kindle release.

via Wired

Neoprene Laptop Sleeve for up to 17" Laptops $4

Meritline has Neoprene Laptop Sleeve for up to 17" Laptops for $9 - $5 (with code MLCSL421) = $4 with free shipping.

Order now HERE

PSP 5.50 Update coming soon

Sony on it's official has said that update 5.50 will be available later today. It will be available via PSP System Software Update or PSP Network Update.

New features include information Board(News ticker), internet search for games, enhanced memory card support, with the ability to creat sub folders, reduction in download space, and finally Trend Micro trial software.

via 1up

Maxtor Black Armor 160GB for $59.99

TigerDirect has the Maxtor Black Armor 160GB model for $59.99. Apparently this has government grade security. Whatever that means. The reviews are not that hot though so buyer beware.

Product Page HERE

Monday, April 20, 2009

LG Lotus in red now available for $49.99

Sprint has released a red version of their popular phone LG Lotus. And at $49.99 with two year agreement it's 50 percent off the original price. It features the same texture designed of the purple version along with 2-megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, GPS, EV-DO, and a music player.

Official Page HERE

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