Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Varia Mobile the company that built the software that runs the Wifi Media player states that the iBiza Rhapsoy is no more.
I am very sorry to be the bearer of bad news: the current 4GB, 8GB, and 30GB ibiza Rhapsody players will be the last players in the ibiza Rhapsody line, as built and designed by Varia Mobile. We are unable to speak for Haier and any potential plans they may have for follow-on products. You’ll find that you can still enjoy the Rhapsody service on your current device, and can continue to do so for a long time. However, the current products will not receive any further software updates.
This sad decision is opening up opportunities for exciting new developments in the coming year. Expect to find wireless access to the Rhapsody service appearing on a growing number of common mobile devices in the near future.
This forum is expected to remain active through the end of the year. We cannot speak for Haier's own customer support and product information pages. Thanks for your understanding.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Forget about blu-ray, if you want to watch movies on your plasma then get this media player. All you do is attach an external drive and then use the built in bittorent client to download movies to the drive. So check out my review of the brite-View CinemaCube HD (720P) media player and BitTorrent downloader! (model # BV-5003) HERE
If you need a full body protector for your 2nd Gen iPod Touch then take a look at the Bodyguardz. You can check out my review HERE
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Over at Snippets some have made a case that iTablet is not the likely name of Apple's new slate Tablet. The reason why is all major release products under "i" were one syllable.
Here is some of the best guesses
Best Guess: iPad, iTab
Possible: iSlate, iSlab
Unlikely: iBlock, iReam, iSee, iSheet
Monday, July 27, 2009
Samsung and Intrinsity announced the fastest low-power chip. The chip codenamed Hummingbird and is designed for Smartphones.
Samsung could drop Hummingbird into the existing S5PC100 design with few or no changes," Halfhill said in response to an e-mail query, referring to the S5PC100 processor now used in the iPhone 3GS. "Bingo! A next-gen iPhone that could run at speeds up to 1.0GHz," he said.
If you want to know how the Sony Netbook fares in the siege of Netbook it got a rating of 7.6 out 10 at ComputerShopper.com. What they liked was the crisp looking screen and touchpad. What was not so hot was the short battery life and small keyboard. Seems like a good choice besides the short battery life.
view Review HERE
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Walmart has begun selling a Compaq Presario laptop for $298.
# AMD Sempron SI-42 Processor
2.10 GHz with 512Kb L2 Cache
# 3GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz, expandable to 4GB
3GB of memory to handle today's memory-hungry applications
# 160 GB Hard Drive SATA
Store Photos, Videos, Music and more.
# CD/DVD Writer (DVD+/-RW)
Play and create CD's and DVD's with the CD/DVD burner
# Wireless WiFi & Wired Ethernet
Connect to a broadband modem with 10/100Mbps Ethernet or Wireless connect to a WiFi signal or hotspot with built-in 802.11 b/g
# 15.6" Diagonal High Definition HP BrightView Display
NVIDIA GeForce 8200M integrated graphics with up to 1407MB Shared Video Memory
Buy it now HERE
Saturday, July 25, 2009
With Blu-Ray the only game in town, some thought Microsoft might consider having blu ray built into the Xbox 360. But Microsoft has squashed such hope.
As we have stated before, we have no plans to introduce a Blu-ray drive for Xbox 360. We have a long-standing high definition strategy that runs across gaming and premium content, and it’s a strategy that continues to pay off for us. Today, we offer the largest library of blockbuster games and offer a growing library of nearly 20,000 movies and TV episodes on Xbox LIVE Video Marketplace (more than 5,000 in HD). In addition, people have access to 12,000 films and TV episodes on Netflix Instant watch. And coming this fall, Xbox LIVE will launch digital movies with instant on 1080p HD streaming so you can experience the best video quality with no disc, no download and no delayMicrosoft statement
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Chuwi is stepping up gaming handhelds in China with the teaser of a new sleek handheld. The un-named handheld will do 720p support and up to 64-bit game support. More details to come.
Here is a Bluetooth speaker that can be used with your phone or MP3 player. It uses solar powered panel to charge the 1500mAh battery. Other features include dual 2W drivers, Bluetooth A2DP and AVRCP support, 3.5mm hard input, and 8 hours on a single charge.
PIONEERING MUSIC MOBILITY WITH A GREEN CONSCIENCE
- first solar powered wireless Bluetooth speakers launch in UK -
The UK’s first solar powered wireless Bluetooth speaker launches today,
thanks to leading independent UK consumer technology company, Devotec
The compact, portable ‘Solar Sound’ are the first portable stereo speakers
to combine integrated Bluetooth technology with solar powered battery
support – making them the must have travel accessory this summer. Whether
by the pool or sitting out in the sun with friends, the Bluetooth
connectivity allows listeners to send their music wirelessly to the
speaker via their phone or Mp3 player and enjoy the ease of remotely
sending 'commands' between the connected device and speaker, and vice
Superior sound quality is also on offer thanks to the unit’s 2 x 2W
speakers. Listeners can now enjoy significantly higher volume and quality
stereo sound, which has historically been lacking from direct mobile or
The Solar Sound is compatible with the majority of phone models, including
Nokias, Blackberries and the iPhone (with use of the iPhone 3.0 software
update). Plus, thanks to the included retractable headphone Solar Sound
cable, any Mp3 player can be connected ensuring maximum flexibility.
The environmentally inspired speakers feature an integrated 150mA solar
panel – indicated via the illuminated yellow logo when charging. This
supports the built in Lithium-Ion 1500mAh battery, giving eight hours
continuous play at medium volume or four hours at maximum volume.
Designed with travel in mind, it boasts a compact size (16.5 x 5.5 x 5.5
cm), light weight (260g/0.5lbs) and a 3.5mm retractable cable for added
connectivity; an AC-DC plug and charging cable. Furthermore, the unit’s
sleek design offers additional features including modern touch screen
remote controls, including forward, rewind and volume, in addition to a
built in microphone allowing it to be used for hands free communication
Alex Devoto, Devotec Industries founder and MD, said: “We continuously
strive to stay one step ahead of the marketplace. We keep our eye on
consumer trends and design products to meet the growing lifestyle demands
of our customers.” Devoto added: “With the majority of the UK storing
their music on either their phone or iPod, The Solar Sound responds to
consumer demand for higher quality sound from portable music devices and
laptops, and steps away from the ‘tinny’ noise associated with direct
laptop and phone speakers.”
The unit, including a stylish protective case, is available from
www.DevotecIndustries.co.uk from today. Taking into account the recession,
Devotec Industries has ensured it continues to deliver quality and value
with Solar Sound available at £59.99, underpinning all current market
Available now for £59.99 HERE
Monday, July 20, 2009
Samson Technologies Corp. has announced the Zoom Q3 Handy Video Recorder. According to the site this will be the best pocket camcorder yet for audio.
Built-in stereo condenser microphones with X/Y configuration for true stereo imaging
Get up to 1 hour of video with bundled 2GB SD card
Accepts up to a 32GB SDHC card for 16 hours of recording time
Large 2.4" LCD display with a resolution of 320 x 240
Video resolution of 640 x 480 at 30 frames/sec
Video Format: MPEG-4 SP
NTSC / PAL TV output
Optics Lens Type: Fixed Focus (0.8m to infinity)
Audio formats with video include 44.1/48kHz 16/24-bit Linear PCM WAV or MP3 up to 320kbps
Audio only formats include 96kHz 16/24-bit Linear PCM WAV
Auto Record Level automatically adjusts audio levels during recordings
Uses two standard AA batteries or NiMH rechargeable batteries
USB 2.0 with built-in cable
Windows and Mac OS compatible
Built-in speaker and tripod mount
Includes on-board editing software, YouTube uploader software, Apple Quicktime, TV cable, softcase, windscreen, 2GB SD card, two AA Batteries
Product Page HERE
Sunday, July 19, 2009
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Friday, July 17, 2009
This watch has bluetooth where it can alert you of incalling calls and messages.
- 96x16 pixel OLED display
- Stylish wrist watch with bluetooth function
- Water resistant
- Stainless steel case
- Vibrating alert with incoming calls or SMS/MMS
- Caller ID OLED display (Blue Text)
- Pair with bluetooth enabled cell phones
- Stand-by time: up to 14 days (Manufacturer rated)
- Normal charging time: 2 hours(Manufacturer rated)
- Availability distance: 5-10 meters
- Unique novelty gadget that prevents you from missing important calls
- Packed with:
1* USB Charge Cable
1* AC Adapter (100V~240V/50~60Hz)
1* User's Manual in English
Thursday, July 16, 2009
After a lawsuit was filed for cracked screens due to Amazon's own case. Amazon has backed down and given in a bit that they won't charge $200 to get the screen fix when it is cracked due to the case. Too bad the lawsuit is still going forward though.
Here is a problem that maybe solved with the Glarewear. The sunglasses are supposed to provide glare free viewing when outside in a sunny day viewing your laptop screen. According to the site it works with 95% of regular laptop screens. Price is €99.00 plus shipping.
Product Page HERE
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Latte who sell rebranded RAmos players releases a new model. The Cafe is a rebranded RAmos iMovie T8. Here are some of it's features:
* 4.3" touch screen display
* Integrated FM tuner
* Microsoft PlayFX
* Support for major audio, video, image and text formats
The long awaited follow up to the king of retro gaming GP2x has arrived in the states. The GP2x Wiz is even better than the original. With a higher CPU the skies the limit it what it can do and emulate.
Product Page HERE
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Hitachi GST who acquired Fabrik(SimpleTech), are now showing new HDD drives. First is the water and shock resistent SimpleTOUGH portable USB drive (250/320/500GB for $99.99/$119.99/$149.99). And the other is the SimpleDRIVE Mini which you can get in red wine (250GB; $89.99), blue dusk (320GB; $109.99) and carbon fiber black (500GB; $139.99).
Sunday, July 12, 2009
If your looking to get in shape then take a look at the AFG 4.0 AH Hybrid Exercise Bike. It's currently selling for $599 with free shipping. List price is $1,299 so you save around $700.
Order it now at amazon.com here
AFG 4.0 AH Hybrid Exercise Bike
Saturday, July 11, 2009
You know a product is popular when it gets totally ripoff. And that is the case with the WeFound that TechOn stumble on at Tokyo's Digital Publishing Fair. The WeFound uses the same E-Ink technology. One thing that is different is the sim card slot. WeFound is heading to China at the end of 2009 for around $209.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Woot has the Xpal iPhone 3G and 3GS Protective Case with Rechargeable Battery for sale for $39.99 plus $5 shipping. If you need some more battery life for your 3GS then here's a decent deal for a battery pack.
We take a look at the top of line Kindle 2 case. The Oberon Design Kindle 2 case is a premium case that cost $75 but is well worth it. It is handcrafted and unique design make it an excellent choice for Kindle users.
Read entire review HERE
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Here is a pen that can do tricks similar to ones you can do with a butterfly knife. The ballpoint pen features a Fisher Space Pen pressurized ink cartridge. The price is $34.95 or $25.00 when you buy two or more. You can choose from 4 colors.
Product Page HERE
With the arrival of the Kindle DX, the Kindle2 gets a nice price drop to $299 from it's previous $360. This makes the ebook reader much more attractive to potential buyers.
Kindle: Amazon's 6" Wireless Reading Device (Latest Generation)
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
There was a lot of talk about a Google operating system. Well now there is one but it's only for netbooks.
Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010. Because we’re already talking to partners about the project, and we’ll soon be working with the open source community, we wanted to share our vision now so everyone understands what we are trying to achieve.
via Portable Monkey
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Time to vote for your favorite tech of 2009. T3 wants you to vote for your favorite products including Gadget of the Year. Over 150 gadgets are being considered with 18 categories. This is the Oscars for Gadgets. Everyone who votes gets a chance to win some prizes. And even Ryan Block is one of the judges.
Vote now HERE
Sony gets in the netbook game with their Vaio W series of netbooks. The Sony netbook features 10.1" screen, 1.6ghz Atom processor, 160GB HDD, 1GB RAM, Windows XP, Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n, VGA out, two USB ports, Ethernet, webcam, and MemoryStick / SD card readers. There will be a 3 cell battery and 6 cell. The netbook will sell for a reasonable $499 in mid August.