Friday, July 31, 2009


There are always times when you need a pen. The PicoPen hangs on your keychain and is only $20.

Product Page HERE

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Haier iBiza Rhapsody discontinued

Varia Mobile the company that built the software that runs the Wifi Media player states that the iBiza Rhapsoy is no more.

Hello all,

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.

via iBizaRhapsodyForums

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

brite-View CinemaCube HD (720P) media player and BitTorrent downloader! (model # BV-5003) Review

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

SodaStream Fountain Jet Starter Kit Review

No more going to the supermaket to get soda. With the SodaStream Fountain Jet Starter Kit you can make your own soda at the comfort of your own home. Check out our review HERE

BodyGuardz Clear Protection for Apple iPod touch 2G Review

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

ibiza Rhapsody 30GB Silver for $159.99 has the iBiza Rhapsody 30GB Silver for $159.99 with free shipping. List price is $299.99 and the MP3 player has wifi and bluetooth.

Buy it now HERE

Apple iTablet name not likely?

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

via Snippets

Monday, July 27, 2009

Next Gen iPhone and Pre to have 1Ghz Samsung chip

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.

via Gizmodo

Computer Shopper reviews the Sony VAIO W Netbook

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 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 sells under $300 laptop

Walmart has begun selling a Compaq Presario laptop for $298.

Features include:

# 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

Microsoft no plans for built in blu ray drive

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 delay
Microsoft statement

via Slashgear

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Chuwi game handheld does HD and 64 bit gaming

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.

via PMPtoday

Devotec solar powered wireless Bluetooth speaker

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.

NEWS 21.07.09

- 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
MP3 playback.

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
when driving.

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 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

Zoom Q3 pocket camcorder

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

Parajet SkyCar flying vehicle

Apparently this company is selling a flying car. When pigs fly i guess, though it is available for preorder. So this car must be for those who like to fly off cliffs instead of driving on the road.

Preorder now HERE

Toshiba to sell Blu Ray players

With the end of the HD-DVD format behind them, Toshiba jumps on board the bandwagon and will add new Blu Ray Players to the market. A little late but still Toshiba is trying.

via CrunchGear

XTracPads Fat Mat

Pick up this Super XL mouse pad from XTracPads. It cost $28.95 and is a great gaming pad. If your like me and don't use a mouse pad and then your desk looks all torn up then consider this oversized mouse pad.

Product Page HERE

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Xbox 360 with 60GB hard drive only $249.99

Dell has the Xbox 360 with 60GB hard drive for only $249.99 plus free shipping. No coupon is required because it's instant savings. Expires 7/20/09


Friday, July 17, 2009

OLED Bluetooth Wrist Watch

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

via Dealextreme

Twilight Watch from Thinkgeek

Twilight Watch changes from light and dark. It's an interested watch from If your into watches that are a little bit different then you may like this one.

via Thinkgeek

Peek cuts prices

Peek the handheld email device has cut it's prices to $19.95 for the classic and $59.95 for the Pronto. However it still cost $20 a month for service.

via Wall street journal

Ultrasone Edition 8 headphones

Engadget has a hands on with the Ultrasone Edition 8 headphones that sell for $1,500. Take a look at their first look and pictures HERE

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Amazon accepts mistake, doesn't charge $200 for replacement Kindle screens

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.

via Engadget

Glarewear - Stop outdoor glare on your laptop screen

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 Cafe is a rebranded RAmos

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

via Latte

GP2X Wiz now in stock in US

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

Aerial7 Matador Joker Headphones Review

If your looking for some eye candy around your ears then check out these entry level DJ headphones from Aerial7. Read my entire review of the Aerial7 Matador Joker Headphones HERE

Everex US is now closing for business

Another day and another company closing it's doors. This time it's Everex U.S. branch. Apparently this is only the U.S. branch. The Taiwan headquarters seems not affected.

via Everex

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Pocket Retro Game Emulator aka Dingoo A320 Review

Check out the coolest reto gaming handheld since the Gamepark GP32. The Pocket Retro Game Emulator is one awesome emulation machine. Check out my review HERE

Monday, July 13, 2009

Raon Digital bankrupt?

Pocketables has posted that Raon Digital maybe in trouble. Clicking on the official site you get redirected to which is the domain registrar. Doesn't look good for the Korean company.

via Pocketables

CRKT Zilla-Tool Jr. Review

We review the cool looking CRKT Zilla-Tool Jr. Multi Tool. Check out our review HERE and post comments below.

Apple Tablet in October for $800

Rumors are that the long rumored Apple Tablet will come in October at a premium price of $800. Based on reports it will be like a large iPod touch with a 9.7-inch touchscreen.

via PCWorld

Hitachi shows off two new portable HDD drives

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).

via Engadget

Sunday, July 12, 2009

AFG 4.0 AH Hybrid Exercise Bike

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 here
AFG 4.0 AH Hybrid Exercise Bike

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Attack of the clones: WeFound a Kindle clone

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.

via Engadget

Refurbished iPod touch 2nd Gen 8GB for $179

Apple Store has a limited supply of Refurbished iPod touch, 8GB (current generation) for $179 with free shipping.

Get it now HERE

Friday, July 10, 2009

Xpal iPhone 3G and 3GS Protective Case with Rechargeable Battery

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.


The Oberon Design Kindle 2 Case Review

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

BaliYo - Butterfly-knife style Pen

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

Amazon Kindle 2 price drops to $299

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.

Link here
Kindle: Amazon's 6" Wireless Reading Device (Latest Generation)

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Google Chrome OS

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

T3 Gadget Awards 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's first netbook coming to U.S.

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.

via Engadget

Chuwi W3000 video review

Mp4nation has posted a video review of the Chuwi W3000 MID/Media player. This MID features GPS, wifi, and a Windows CE interface. Looks to be the best internet tablet coming out of China.

via MP4nation