Sunday, May 31, 2009
Some how Engadget got info about the Sony PSP Go. What they found was UMD-less PSP,16gb internal memory, slider, bluetooth and Memory Stick Micro slot. I'm sure we will get more info when it becomes official.
* 3.8-inch display (resolution is undisclosed)
* 43 percent lighter than the PSP-3000
* 16GB of Flash storage
* Bluetooth built-in; supports handset tethering and BT headsets
* No UMD drive
* Memory Stick Micro slot
* New Gran Turismo, Little Big Planet and new Metal Gear Solid (!) on the way
* Full PlayStation Network support (movie and TV rentals / purchases)
* Integration with PlayStation 3 (works the same as the PSP-3000 does)
* Sony views each of its products as "10-year lifecycle products," so the PSP "needs to live on."
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Want R2D2 to wake you up. Well Thinkgeek has the next best thing. The Clocky Robotic Alarm is the perfect wake up call for college students. If you don't hit snooze the jumps off your desks and plays along your floor.
Order one HERE
This according to USA Today's review. The Cool-er reader is no match for the Kindle. The only thing they seemed to like was the Apple inspired color and styling. Apparently lack of wireless, higher priced ebooks, and clumsy navigation make this a pass. Throw this ebook reader into the pretender list.
via USA Today
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
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Saturday, May 23, 2009
Systemax who bought the Circuit City brand for $6.5 million dollars has reopened the website. The prices and merchadise should be similar to Systemax other e-commerce business such as TigerDirect and CompUSA.
The New Circuit City HERE
The New Circuit City HERE
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Looks like the end of OQO. Fansite OQO has posted this:
A Note from OQO Inc.
“We are sad to report that due to financial constraints, OQO is not able to offer repair and service support at this time. We are deeply sorry that despite our best intentions, we are unable to provide continued support for our faithful customers. Please accept our sincerest apologies”
Based on close sources the Apple Tablet may be released in early 2010. The source plus Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster seem to confirm this.
Signs Pointing To A New Mobile Device. Between indications from our component contacts in Asia, recent patents (see here) relating to multi-touch sensitivity for more complex computing devices, comments from Tim Cook on the April 22nd conference call, and Apple’s acquisition of P.A. Semi along with other recent chip-related hires, it is increasingly clear that Apple is investing more in its mobile computing franchise.
Specifically, we expect this to result in a larger (7”-10”) touchscreen tablet that will launch in 1H CY10. Additionally, Apple’s consistent message that it refuses to launch a “cheap” portable netbook, and its desire to differentiate itself in a maturing market before it’s too late (similar to the timing of iPod and iPhone), plus its gradual addition of multi-touch technology to all of its core products (iPhones, iPods and Macs) leads us to conclude this product will be a touchscreen tablet (not a netbook).
No Netbook On The Horizon; Tablet A CY10 Event. We expect Apple to fill the gap between the iPod touch and the MacBook with a new tablet device (not a netbook) priced at about $500-$700. Apple will likely leverage its multi-touch patents to differentiate its product from the typical netbook. We are anticipating a new category of Apple products with an operating system more robust than the iPhone’s but optimized for multi-touch, unlike Mac OS X. The device’s OS could bear a close resemblance to Apple’s mobile OS and run App Store apps, or it could be a modified version of Mac OS X. We expect the development of such an OS to be underway currently, but its complexity, along with our conversations with a key company in the mobile space, leads us to believe it will not launch until CY10.
Apple’s Timing In Entering New Markets. Apple launched the first iPod in Oct-01, three years after the first portable MP3 player was on the market. Likewise, the iPhone debuted in Jun-07, five years after the first BlackBerry with email and mobile phone capabilities. With both products, Apple designed devices that were differentiated enough to gain significant market share despite its later entrance into the markets. We believe Apple is observing the netbook market in a similar way, and will eventually enter with a tablet, a premium mobile computing device.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Chippy over at UMPCPortal has posted a video review of the SmartQ Q7. Here are some observation's he made:
One or two notes before you watch the video:
* No flash support. (It’s not available on ARM-based devices yet)
* Bluetooth is not included.
* Video playback quality and performance is very poor
* Screen brightness is reasonable (not for outdoor use though)
* OS is in English
* The device is silent and there’s not even a hint of warmth
* This is not a productivity device (relatively slow compared to X86 UMPCs)
* USB keyboard worked on first attempt.
via UMPC Portal
Reviewed by K.C. Kim
$4.99 set of two
I was looking for a small compact stand that I could use when traveling and when I want to watch a video clip on my 2nd Gen iPod Touch. I saw the iBend a low cost, super thin iPod Touch Stand and thought I review it.
The iBend comes in a regular envelope that you would send regular mail in. Made of vinyl it is pretty much paper thin. Two stands are included in white and black for $4.99. Would be perfect for the traveler since it's so small. The two stands are flat then you just bend it and put the iPod or iPhone in it.
Super cheap iPod stand that is still cool and functions perfectly as a movie stand for your iPhone or iPod touch. Best of all it takes virtually no space. Better than some cheap plastic stand that you see on ebay. This is by far the best stand for the money.
9 out of 10
Order one now HERE
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
As we get closer to WWDC we should see more rumors about the next gen iPhone. This one states that the new iPhone will rock an OLED screen and glowing logo. Also the release date for the new phone is July 17.
* 32GB and 16GB storage (up from the current 16GB and 8GB models)
* $199 and $299 price points to be maintained
* 3.2-megapixel camera (up from the current 2-megapixel camera)
* Video-recording and editing capabilities
* Ability to send a picture & video via MMS
* Discontinuation of the metal band surrounding the edge of the device
* OLED screen
* 1.5 times the battery life of the current models
* Double the RAM and processing power
* Built-in FM transmitter
* Apple logo on back will glow
* Rubber-tread backing
* Sleeker design
* Built-in compass
* The camera, GPS, compass and Google map combined will identify photo and inform about photo locations
* Turn-by-turn directions
We had a chance to check out the netbook specific Solo Tech Netbook Mini Instant-Messenger laptop bag. And we found one of the best netbook cases available. Perfect for the traveler with this TSA approved bag.
Read our entire review HERE
White men can't jump unless you have a pair of Air-Trekkers on. These jumping stilts allow the user to jump up to 10 feet and run as fast as 20 miles per hour. It's like a supercharged free running. There are three versions on the site and price starts at $269.00.
Product Page HERE
The Register has exclusive news that Apple may take an Microsoft-ish approach to iPhone sales. They state iPhone models would be sold with different software bundles. So they sell an iPhone geared towards Youtube and media and another geared towards musicians. But at this points it's just a rumor and doesn't sound like Apple. Since they sell people on simplicity.
via Register via GearDiary
We always like to be on top 100 lists, especially one's related to Gadgets and Technology. So check out who else made the list of 100 Best Blogs for Gadget Lovers by Becoming a Computer Technician.
Monday, May 18, 2009
RAmos has updated it's T10 player with the new T11 with the Texas Instrument DaVinci chipset. Considering the Cowon A3 also uses the DaVinci Chipset the T11 should be a high powered PMP. The T11 will support MKV and H.264 formats and playback high resolution 800 x 480. In addition it will have TV out and a touch screen display.
via MP4nation Blog
TechBlog has an article on the rise and soon to be fall of netbooks. When netbooks were first introduced they tore through popularity. There was a time that every other post on Engadget was about netbooks. But recently netbooks have been declining in sales. Could it be too many netbooks, tough economy, lower cost of full powered notebooks. Probably a little of everything. But is Netbooks going to die out? Personally I don't think so. They serve their niche and people will continue to buy them.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
According to CEO Jack Wong from the bbs boards, there will be a new version of the Meizu M8 with 3G, GPS, and 5MP camera with LED flash.
Source 1 HERE
A new generation of 3G phones MEIZU m8 I intend to use the extension model, and strive to M83G (TD-SCDMA) and M8w (WCDMA) with the price.
TD-SCDMA WCDMA In addition to TD-SCDMA will be the version in the WCDMA market.
Source 2 HERE
With the original by J. Wong released on 2009-5-13 21:36
GPS 500 LED GPS, 500W, LED flash all the
Thursday, May 14, 2009
After several delays looks like The Wiz portable game console is now available for purchase. U.S. based GP2xStore and Hong Kong based Play-Asia both state it's in stock.
Orders your today.
Froobi.com a similar site to woot has the eSlick eBook Reader for $239.99. This is cheaper than the preorder that Foxit has on their site. So hurry along and get your ebook reader.
Deal of the Day
eSlick Ultra Thin eBook Reader w/ built in MP3 Player + Free PDF Creator (Black)
Product Page HERE
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The Clarion MiND is one of the few true MIDs in the market. Well it seems this device keeps on dropping in price. It is at a really affordable $342.83 for red and $360.87 for white. The Black color seems to be the only one retaining it's price tag.
Buy it now at Amazon at these great prices here
Clarion MiND Mobile Internet Navigation Device (Red)
If you got your two coupons from the government then your going to need a good antenna. This one is highly rated on Amazon.com. With a rating of 4 1/2 out of 5 it's pretty good. It costs $60 but get's alot of digital channels. When I used a regular antenna with my convertor I got a total of two channels.
Product Page HERE
PowerQ POWERHD-100 Indoor Portable Pop-Up Digital HDTV Antenna - Get FREE TV Broadcasts!
Look out RED JVC is working on it's own 8K and 4K camcorders. They even have a prototype shown. Both boast D-ILA technology and can capture clips at a downright mind-blowing 8,912 x 4,320 or 3,840 x 2,160 resolution. There is also a 4K compact version as well.
Monday, May 11, 2009
At least in Denmark you can order the Dell's Mini 10v (Inspiron 1011). The big difference between the 10V and 10 is that it has the Diamondville-class Atom processor instead of the Z5xx Silverthorne-class processor. So there is a likely chance that the 10V has the ability to be hackintoshed like the Mini 9. Something that was very important to the sucess of the Mini 9.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Here is yet another new search engine trying to detrhone the champ. Wolfram Alpha is set to launch in late May and is trying to hype itself as the next best thing. Apparently this new search engine will allow the end user to search longer keywords. So it said to be smarter than Google. But trying to better a search engine is hard to do. So we shall see if Wolfram Alpha catches on or becomes another Cuil.
Seems like the OQO is going down fast. With the lack of support and OQO 02's now having problems, the ship is sinking quick. Board members of OQOTalk a fan site are reporting high volume of fail rate for 1.6GHZ VIA OQO 02's. My thought is it could be heat failure. The HP 2133 had a similar problem while both use metal frames and VIA chips these units get hot.
Friday, May 08, 2009
Here is a netbook case for 10.2 inch models. Should work with most netbooks this size.
Item No. : omny-10sq-black
* Interior is both shock and heat-absorbent for total protection of your laptop
* Bottom wave-shaped cushion absorbs and dissipates heat from the bottom of your computer
* Heat sink allows your laptop's fan to dissipate heat
* Full access to ports for easy recharging and data transfer
Product Page HERE
Want a perfect slim line DVD/CD Writer for you netbook. Then look no further than the Samsung SE-S084B/RSBN External Slim USB DVD-Writer. We got a chance to check out this must buy accessory. Check out our review HERE
Nokia will try to make a splash with it's Ovi Store. With over 20,000 apps ready to go, they are looking to compete directly with Apple's App Store which has around 40,000 apps. Nokia is trying to avoid the same fate as Android who had a mere 50 apps ready at launch.
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Even with their problems with Apple, Psystar may dip into Netbook territory as that is the rumor that MacRumors has posted.
With all the recent attention on the netbook market, one curious reader asked Psystar if they had plans to introduce a Mac OS X "netbook" in the future. Pystar's response confirmed that did have a mobile Mac computer in development.
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
After all the leaks, Amazon has gone ahead and confirmed rumors of a larger Kindle due out this summer called the Kindle DX. While the Kindle2 is more for fiction and nonfiction books. The DX will be geared towards newspapers, pdf files, and text books. The DX will feature a 9.7inch screen along with auto rotation. Price will be $489.
Preorder now here
Kindle DX: Amazon's 9.7" Wireless Reading Device (Latest Generation)
At TheGadgetSite HQ we got a chance to check out the TrendyDigital MaxGuard eReader Jacket for Amazon Kindle2. Check out our full review HERE
Since the chipset for MIDs were made Chinese manufacturers are jumping on board with their own flavored MID. Here is the first look at the Chuwi W3000. Only details so far is that it will run Windows CE and have a 4.3" screen.
via MP4nation Blog
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Shortly after the Kindle 2 release Amazon is set to release yet another E-book reader. The DX with a 10 inch screen will be geared towards textbooks and newspapers. Their will be more details tomorrow when the press event happens. Stay tuned...
Monday, May 04, 2009
Navigon exits right and it is no more in the U.S. at least. They have decided to pull out of North America due to tough economic times. They will continue to provide some support through their Chicago office. And they state that map updates is still here to stay.