Archive for June, 2009

Pizza Hut’s Limited Edition ‘Fight Night’ Xbox 360

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on June 19th, 2009

Pizza Hut's Limited Edition 'Fight Night' Xbox 360EA sports and Pizza Hut are teaming up to delever a one-two combination to boxing fans. The chance to win a limited edition Fight Night Round 4 custom Xbox 360 console. It’s not just about a sweet looking console though.

The grand prize is a trip to Vegas to see a real championship fight. Boxing fans should love this. You might notice that they even included a little dried blood, which is a nice detail.

DJ Hero gets a $120 price tag, October 27th ship date

Posted in Activision by Conner Flynn on June 19th, 2009

DJ Hero, Band Hero and Guitar Hero 5 announcedOnline retailers Gamestop and Amazon have both independently put up listings for the DJ Hero / turntable bundle and both list the same October 27th ship date with a price of $119.99 for Wii, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. The PS2 version will cost you either the same or $20 cheaper, depending on which site you go with.

Nothing official from Activision though. We’re thinking the prices and date are accurate. But until Activision confirms it, nobody knows for sure. Looks like four more months until you can get your DJ fix.

BlueAnt S1 Sun Visor Bluetooth Car Kit Review

Posted in Review by Shane McGlaun on June 19th, 2009

blueants1-sb1I am not a big fan of Bluetooth headsets. I don’t really care for the way they look in your ear and I don’t like how they feel. Recently I bought a car with a convertible top and a manual transmission and I decided it was time for a hands free device. It’s nearly impossible to drive a 5-speed in traffic and talk on the phone without a hands free device. Today I am going to look at the BlueAnt S1 Sun visor Bluetooth car kit. Read on for all the details on the BlueAnt S1.

NextWorth offers iPhone 3G trade in program

Posted in Apple by Shane McGlaun on June 19th, 2009

iphone3g-sb2Today is the big day for iPhone fans looking to get their hands on the new iPhone 3G S. The catch for some iPhone 3G owners is that AT&T’s upgrade plans for the iPhone 3G S are not that great if you haven’t had your old iPhone that long.

NextWorth has announced an upgrade program for iPhone 3G owners that may give enough cash to upgrade to the 3G S iPhone. The company says that some that trade-in their old device may even have cash left over after they buy the iPhone 3G S.

Motorola Endeavor HX1 headset announced

Posted in Motorola by Shane McGlaun on June 19th, 2009

motorolaendeavorhx1-sbBluetooth headsets are not all created equal. I have used some in the past that were barely capable of making clear calls sitting at my desk, much less in the car or outside where wind enters into the equation.

Motorola has announced a new Bluetooth headset today called the Endeavor HX1. The headset is billed as the first Bluetooth headset to combine Motorola CrystalTalk noise cancellation technology with a stealth mode allowing you to hear and be heard in the worst environments.

Men’s Health unveils iPhone workout app

Posted in Apple by Shane McGlaun on June 19th, 2009

menshealthappThere is an app for everything on the App Store for the iPhone. You can find free games, applications to keep track of your finances, and applications to keep track of how many calories you eat each day. If you are trying to get fit and want to use your gadgets to meet your goals, the iPhone can do that too.

Men’s Health has announced a new iPhone app called Men’s Health Workouts that is available now on the App Store for $1.99. The App offers 18 exclusive workouts and over 125 exercises from the world’s top strength coaches, athletes, and fitness experts.

Intel Research Day shows off future gear

Posted in Intel by Shane McGlaun on June 19th, 2009

intel-logo-sbOne of the coolest things to read about for gadget and technology fans is the gear we will be using in the future. You only have to look at the huge interest that the iPhone 3G S generated before it was officially announced to see that future products are very popular.

Intel held its Research@Intel day yesterday and unveiled some of the projects that the chipmaker is working on in its labs. One of the things covered was the platform power manager, a key technology behind the Moorestown platform and an integral component of the Atom processor that will end up in MIDs and smartphones.

Acer drops two green LCD displays

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on June 18th, 2009

Acer drops two green LCD displaysAcer announced two new green LCD displays that won’t hurt the environment. Well, not as much. Both models use 36-percent less power than Acer’s previous display models. The pair is the Acer V193WBbmd measuring in at 19-inches and the V223WBbmd which is a 22-incher.

Both models feature a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, 5ms response time and a 300cd/m2 brightness rating. The only differ in resolution and price, with the 19-inch model featuring a 1,440 x 900 resolution and a $185 price tag and the 22-inch model featuring a 1,680 x 1,050 resolution and a $236 price tag.

Ants Watch will make your skin crawl

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on June 18th, 2009

Ants Watch will make your skin crawlAt first glance, you might think that the ant watch is from Tokyoflash, but it’s actually from Seahope. It looks pretty confusing. Even more confusing than Tokyoflash watches.

I’ve looked at the image for a solid two hours and I still can’t figure out which ant does what. There is way too much math involved in this watch. It’s driving me nuts already and I don’t own the damn thing. Plus, all this attention to ants is making my skin crawl a little.

PIMPtendo has gems, Zebra skin

Posted in DIY by Conner Flynn on June 18th, 2009

PIMPtendo: Gems, Zebra skinSo you’re living the life. You have your pimp cane, pimp fedora, Pimp fur coat. Hell, you just laid down several grand on gold teeth. You livin’ large my brotha from anotha mother. For shizzle.

A typical evening for you is cruising down the strip in your gold Cadillac or your Pimp Deville, keeping your stable of fine skankery in line as they do the hustle. A few hours later, you collect the money, making sure they don’t hold out on you. Then it’s off to the crib to chill and drink from your pimp cup and play some PIMPtendo, in it’s sweet sexy zebra skin.

Pac-Man Coffee Table

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on June 18th, 2009

Pac-Man Coffee TableWhen you have a table as awesome as the Pac-Man Coffee Table, you better use coasters. Or else. This table is all kinds of awesome. It’s really a superbly detailed work of ingenious geek art.

Syd Bolton from Ontario, Canada contacted designer Erin McFadden, who took a plain coffee table and turned it into this. One of the coolest geek tables ever. Now why can we not buy this kind of furniture in stores? You just know that he goes ballistic when his friends don’t use coasters. And I don’t blame him.

Go Computer: A Grandma friendly PC

Posted in PCs by Conner Flynn on June 18th, 2009

Go Computer: A Grandma friendly PCThe Go Computer takes computing and makes it simple and easy-on-the-eye. It’s designed for the older generation. You know, for when Grandma wants to get online. It shouldn’t be too hard for her to use with the large typeface keyboard with color coded keys, a trackball and a simple all-in-one architecture.

Just add power and a broadband connection. Granny will be chatting it up on the embroidery forums in no time. The actual brains of this computer is a desktop EeeBox PC attached to the back of the monitor.

Microsoft intros Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on June 18th, 2009

Microsoft intros Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000Microsoft just announced its latest portable wireless mouse, the colorful Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000, targeting netbook users. The new mouse features the company’s latest BlueTrack technology that is said to offer superior accuracy unlike laser and optical mice.

Supposedly it beats all other mice and will perform as well or better on smooth surfaces including granite and even on surfaces like a carpet and unfinished wood. The 2.4GHz Nano USB transceiver won’t stick out more than 0.4″ from your USB port, so you can leave it in all the time.

Wii Bowling Ball is one Wii peripheral too many

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on June 18th, 2009

Wii Bowling Ball is one Wii peripheral too manyWii accessories officially jump the shark with this Wii bowling ball. Now all you need are some fugly shoes and you are all set to break records by knocking down fake pins and being a dork. This “ultra-realistic accessory”, allows you to mimic all the critical motions of a “striking performance”.

It works by pressing the release button to open the ball in half, where you place the Wii remote inside and close the ball. Once the remote is inside, put your fingers in and hang your head in shame for buying this thing.

Maingear Axess HD: Hardcore Gaming comes to HTPCs

Posted in Home Theater by Conner Flynn on June 18th, 2009

Maingear Axess HD: Hardcore Gaming comes to HTPCsMaingear’s Axess HD Gamer aims to park hardcore PC gaming in your living room with a Core i7 processor, up to 12GB of DDR3 memory, 2x NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT cards in SLI, a Phantom Lapboard and robust media center capabilities.

The Axess HD can include a Blu-ray drive, 8-channel HD audio, WIndows Vista Home Premium and up to 4TB of hard drive storage or…dual 160GB SSDs. Connections include: DVI-D, VGA, HDMI and component out, dual gigabit ethernet, eight USB 2.0 ports, two 6-pin FireWire ports and eSATA.