Archive for February, 2008

Red Laser Pointer Plus Laser Presenter loves PowerPoint

Posted in Office Gadgets by Nino Marchetti on February 29th, 2008

laser-pointer.jpgAnother interesting product recently unveiled by importer SourcingMap is a laser pointer which pulls double duty as a wireless presenter control. It is called aptly enough the Red Laser Pointer Plus Laser Presenter and prices at around $13.

Mvix selling new HD wireless media center

Posted in Media Servers by Nino Marchetti on February 29th, 2008

mx-780hd.jpgMvix has begun making available a new wireless media center HD enclosure through Web sites like ThinkGeek. This particular model is known as the MX-780HD and pricing is at around $300.

The Mvix MX-780HD, like we said, has not hard drive enclosed, though it should support any size 3.5-inch IDE or SATA drive you can get your grubby hands on. With this media player you can connect to your home network via Ethernet or wireless or access internal or external hard drive files for the purpose of bridging them into your home entertainment setup. You also get HD quality video output from the HDMI and component connections.

New Tributaries power strip has rotating outlets

Posted in Power Strips by Nino Marchetti on February 29th, 2008

t12.jpgYou’ve got lots of wires coming off of your computer station as you read this. They each have a different size AC plug, providing no end of headaches to your standard white power strip. One possible solution to this issue is Tributaries Cable’s new T12 power strip with rotating outlets.

SourcingMap kicks out quasi-cool 3.5 SATA HDD Media Player

Posted in Media Players by Nino Marchetti on February 29th, 2008

sourcingmap-hddplayer.jpgFrom the depths of cyberspace comes word of an interesting looking HDD media player designed, from what we can tell, to be a desktop device. It is from a Chinese distributor called SourcingMap and pricing is set at around $85.

Philips gives us 1200 watts of toasting love

Posted in Kitchen by Nino Marchetti on February 29th, 2008

philips-toaster.jpgHow much power does one really need to toast a piece of bread? Philips seems to think the answer is a lot – 1200 watts to be exact – and wants to sell you its HD2618 toaster for around $120.

Robot hunting trophy for your wall

Posted in Robots by Conner Flynn on February 29th, 2008

Robot hunting trophy
You don’t have to wait for the robot uprising in order to mount a robot head on your wall. Not any longer. Though I have had several plain wood plaques already hung and ready near my shotgun. That way, when the day comes, I can just start taking heads and I will build a reputation throughout the wasteland. They will know that this human is not to be messed with. There are 11 different robotic animals like the one shown. Each robot has its own internal program which reacts with the outside environment thanks to its infrared sensor that makes the robots come to life and become aggressive towards anyone who comes near.

Wii FreeLoader: region-free gaming without mods

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on February 29th, 2008

Wii FreeLoader
Here’s a freeloader you’ll be happy to have living with you. It won’t eat your food, hog the remote, or even sit around smoking weed like a slacker, while your at work. No, this is the kind of freeloader we like. Apparently, they have been working on this for awhile, and now you can finally have your own region-free enabler for the Wii for only $19.99. Wii FreeLoader allows you to play any GameCube or Wii game from any region on your Wii. Just stick the FreeLoader disc into the Wii, let it do it’s thing, eject the disc and stick in the title you want to play.

Contests

Win a pair of carpet skates

Posted in Contests by Conner Flynn on February 29th, 2008

carpet skates
If you love indoor horseplay and want the ability to slide on your carpet like an ice skater, now’s your chance to get a pair of these carpet skates from Fun Slides. It used to be that you could only slide with socks and a smooth floor. Not anymore. Now you can slide across a carpet with ease. Think of all the trouble you can get into. Think of all the breakables. Just try not to get into too much trouble. The skates have a friction resistant and foam foot grip. Just strap them onto your shoes and slide with ease. They come in 6 colors.

10 most incredible geeky houses

Posted in Lists by Darrin Olson on February 29th, 2008

Hobit-inspired house in EnglandThere’s no stopping a true geek with passion and a dream. For a little Friday fun we scoured the web looking for the most impressive, geek-inspired homes around the world, settling on this list of the top 10 coolest geeky houses.

Netflix to quadruple Blu-ray, it will cost you

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on February 28th, 2008

Netflix to quadruple Blu-ray
You can’t have a good format war without some fallout. With the fall of HD-DVD, the question has been raised regarding Netflix’s ability to sustain its subscribers and demands for the Blu-Ray Format. Netflix said today that its subscriber count will be 3% higher than forecast because of price increases from Blockbuster and cheaper online advertising rates. Of course, the raise in price led to a loss of thousands of subscribers for Blockbuster, many of them switching or even returning to Netflix.

SanDisk Cruzer Tag – USB drives with new styles

Posted in Storage by Darrin Olson on February 28th, 2008

SanDisk Cruzer Tag USB drives with stylish designsSanDisk put out a set of new USB drives that don’t pack much uniqueness on the inside but attempt to set themselves apart with some unique designs on the outside. According to SanDisk, the Cruzer Tag Drives add a little “funky” fun to your run-of-the-mill Flash-based storage.

Samsung brings 3D plasmas for gamers

Posted in HDTV by Reuben Drake on February 28th, 2008

Samsung launches new 3D plasma TVs targeting gamingSamsung launched some new plasma TV’s in Korea build in collaboration with Electronic Arts to provide a superior “3D” gaming experience. The company released two new PAVV HDTV’s, one measuring 42 inches and the other 50 inches, equipped with USB 2.0, HDMI, HD resolution, the Samsung DNIe+ (Digital Natural Image engine+) anda 1,000,000 to 1 contrast ratio.

Running man 4-port USB hub

Posted in USB by Darrin Olson on February 28th, 2008

Running man 4-port USB hubSure you can get a regular little rectangle 4-port USB hub just a handful of dollars, but what fun is that? This USB Runner Hub also has 4 ports, costs $12 and looks a whole lot cooler. The ports are cleverly placed in the end of one leg, arm, front of the base and in the brief case that swivels 180 degrees. This running man USB hub stands a little over 100mm tall and supports USB 2.0 and 1.1. It does look pretty neat but unless there is some heavy weight in the base (71g total weight) or some kind of suction cup I think it’s going to be tough to keep this guy on his feet when he’s plugged in and hard at work.

USB Speedometer tracks typing speed and distance

Posted in Peripherals by Reuben Drake on February 28th, 2008

USB Speedometer keeps track of your typing speed and amountWe saw the USB lamp that would change colors depending on your typing speed, but it really didn’t tell us much in the way of just how fast we were typing. This USB Speedometer computer peripheral does, though.

Sprint says $100 a month buys you the kitchen sink

Posted in Mobile Phones by Nino Marchetti on February 28th, 2008

sprint-everything.jpgSprint is ready to bust some balls in the cellular phone industry by unveiling today a all you can eat plan to cover about every mobile need you’ll have. It is called the Sprint Simply Everything plan and it will run you about $100 a month.