Archive for September, 2009

LG unveils GD510 with optional Solar Panel cover

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2009

LG unveils GD510 with optional Solar Panel coverLG has unveiled the LG GD510, a nice loking and compact 3-inch full touchscreen phone with WQVGA display resolution (240 x 400), 8GB internal memory and a 3 megapixel camera. The LG GD510 is made from brushed aluminum and features a single button on the bottom of the face that functions as the menu, end and cancel keys, depending on what mode the phone is in.

The focus is on an optimized feature set for a more compact phone that’s easier to use. Apparently the GD510 has an optional solar panel add-on, which replaces the battery cover with a solar panel for recharging.

Sony DPP-F700 Digital Photo Frame and printer $293

Posted in Digital Photo Frames by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2009

Sony DPP-F700 Digital Photo Frame and printer $293How many Digital Photo Frames do you know that have a printer? None? That’s right none. Sony is going where no brand has gone before in the world of digital photo frames with the announcement of the DPP-F700. It’s basically a 7 inch frame that has a printer attached.

It’s a WVGA display with support for up to 800 x 480 resolution. You also get a gigabyte of memory, 21 different templates for displaying the time and date and it supports a bunch of card types, SD cards, SDH cards, etc.

Apple Tablet rumored for an early January launch

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2009

Apple Tablet rumored for an early January launchIt’s been a long and wild ride with the Apple tablet rumors and it isn’t over yet. iLounge has itself a reliable source that has revealed more information on the upcoming Apple Tablet.

According to the source Apple is all set to reveal the touch-screen tablet on or before January 19, 2010. Some other tidbits are that Apple has created at least three prototypes. Version 1 has a 7” screen, which was too small. The latest version has a 10.7” screen. It runs iPhone OS, and it looks like an iPhone 3G, complete with a curved back.

Epson Dreamio EH-DM30 projector

Posted in Projectors by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2009

Epson Dreamio EH-DM30 projectorCheck out this new projector from Epson. Isn’t it dreamio? Epson thinks so, if the name is any indication. The Epson Dreamio EH-DM30 comes with a built-in DVD player and houses 10W x 2ch speakers. It’s capable of throwing 720p images with a maximum 1,280 x 800 resolution.

Some other specs include a 3,000:1 contrast ratio, 2,500 lumens brightness and HDMI. The built-in DVD player can handle JPEG, MP3, WMA and DivX/DivX Ultra file formats as well. You can plug your USB flash drive in directly to enjoy your images big.

BlueWatchDog: Bluetooth personal anti-theft device

Posted in Bluetooth by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2009

BlueWatchDog: Bluetooth personal anti-theft deviceBluetooth technology is great for handling wireless, hands-free calls, but I bet you’ve never used it like this. Think of this one as a virtual perimeter device. The BlueWatchDog Personal Anti-Theft Alarm will alert you on your cellphone if someone steals your belongings, like say your wallet and takes them outside of your specific radius.

Basically the alarm will sound in an ear piercing shriek that hopefully will make the thief scared and drop what they are stealing…. Only to have them break it if it’s an expensive device no doubt.

TV Armor protects your flat screen tv from kids and flying Wii-motes

Posted in HDTV by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2009

TV ArmorWhen you spend a grand or more on a new flat screen HDTV, you want to protect it right? Kids are the main threat, with their sticky fingers and their fondness for throwing things indoors. The other threat is you with your sticky fingers and your Wii addiction.

So how do you protect your TV? With TV Armor. It’s a simple invention that protects your LCD or Plasma TV from cracks, scratches, dirty slimy hands and more. It does this by covering the screen with a thin durable acrylic shield. A 1/4″ thick layer of optical-grade plastic to be precise. It won’t interfere with picture quality either.

mSpot streams movies to iPhone, Blackberry and Palm Pre

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2009

mspotmSpot isn’t new. It has been streaming full-length movies to cellphones for a few years. Now however, the company has a potential customer base of 40 million. Mobile phone users on Sprint, AT&T, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile (including the G1, Pre, iPhone and other smartphones) can go to m.mspot.com to stream movies.

The service is on-demand, so you can also pause and restart them whenever you want. How about that? They have deals with Paramount Studios, Universal and the Weinstein Company, and it looks like more agreements will happen shortly.

iP88 alarm clock docks and charges two iPhones

Posted in Accessories by Shane McGlaun on September 30th, 2009

ihomeip88Alarm clocks that will dock and charge your iPod or iPhone are great. That way you can wake to your favorite music rather than whatever happens to be on the radio. With the popularity of the iPhone and iPods, many homes have two or more devices in the house. The average docking alarm clock can only charge one device.

iHome has unveiled its new iP88 dual Dock Radio & Alarm System for iPhone. The device has a pair of docks on the top that can charge the iPhone and any dockable iPod. It can wake you to iPod music, AM/FM radio or a buzzer. The user can set three alarms.

Borders to offer free Verizon Wi-Fi

Posted in Verizon by Shane McGlaun on September 30th, 2009

borderslogo-sgMost of the large bookstores have very common offerings when you go inside. There is usually a snack bar with expensive coffee and free Wi-Fi to lure you into spending time inside the store. Barnes & Noble and AT&T do this with their free Wi-Fi offering.

Borders and Verizon announced today that they were teaming up to offer free in-store Wi-Fi to customers. The offering will have a custom splash page when people log on that will offer info on new books and specials.

AT&T and Garmin announced G60 is coming to AT&T soon

Posted in AT&T by Shane McGlaun on September 30th, 2009

nuvifone-sbThe Garmin nuvifone has been on our radar for a long time now and we already know most of the specs of the G60. What we really didn’t know was how much the device would cost and what carrier it would be offered on. AT&T and Garmin cleared up those questions today.

The Garmin nuvifone will hit AT&T at a price of $299 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a new 2-year agreement. The Nuvifone Premium connected Services for the device will cost $5.99 per month and include traffic updates, white pages, weather, movies, local events, fuel prices and more.

Cables To Go offers wireless USB connectivity up to 150 feet

Posted in Computer Components by Shane McGlaun on September 30th, 2009

wirelessusbsuperboosterWireless USB is a great bit of tech that allows us to cut some of the wires from our computer to peripherals like scanners and printers. Typically, wireless USB devices need to be within line of site of your computer and in the same room to work. Cables To Go has announced a new Wireless USB Superbooster Extender that will boost the transmission range up to 150 feet.

The Superbooster can provide connectivity for devices like scanners and printers up to 150 feet away from your computer and you don’t need line of site. That means that you can access devices in other rooms or even on other floors.

Need for Speed Shift demo coming October 1

Posted in EA by Shane McGlaun on September 30th, 2009

needfrospeedshiftWhen it comes to racing and driving games one of the top franchises is EA’s Need for Speed. The games have been around for years and EA has announced that the playable demo for the next installment of the franchise is set to hit the PS3 and the Xbox on October 1.

The playable demo for Need for Speed Shift will allow players to drive two circuits including Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps and the tight city circuit of London River. The game will also offer five vehicles for players to sample with real-world physics.

LaCie’s Sound2 USB Speakers look good

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2009

LaCie's Sound2 USB Speakers look goodLaCie’s Sound2 USB speakers almost look too good. What are they hiding? Are they overcompensating for something? Hmmm. You don’t usually think LaCie when you think audio, but these look so nice we are willing to believe that they must sound good too. We hope.

The Sound2 laptop speakers are USB-powered, with the audio coming from Cabasse, a French audio company. They were designed by Neil Poulton and will cost you $100. Like Fox Mulder, we “want to believe” that these beauties sound good at that price.

Pioneer outs the world’s first 12x Blu-ray Burner

Posted in Blu-ray by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2009

Pioneer outs the world's first 12x Blu-ray BurnerAre people really all that into Blu-Ray burners? Well, if you are, here’s one to catch your fancy. The BDR-205 looks just like any other 5.25-inch internal Blu-ray writer, both in looks and features. It just ups the spin like a fork-tongued politician from the current 8x to 12x.

Not exactly news that will have you doing backflips and yelling, but hey, it helps cut down long Blu-ray burn times if you are into that sort of thing. The BDR-205 will arrive in October for $250.

Philips X806 and C702 touchscreen phones

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2009

Philips X806 and C702 touchscreen phonesPhilips has unveiled two new touchscreen handsets, the X806 and the C702 which will most likely drop in China soon. The pair look pretty nice. The X806 is just 14mm thin, comes with a 3.5″ TFT display at 240 x 400 resolution, a 5-megapixel camera, Bluetooth connectivity, integrated FM radio, 47MB of internal memory and a microSD memory card slot. No 3G listed sadly.

Next is the CDMA 1X Philips C702 handset, with a 1.3-megapixel camera, a 3.4″ QVGA display, Bluetooth connectivity, GPS navigation, 70MB internal memory and a microSD memory card slot.