Archive for October, 2009

Remote controlled tissue box

Posted in R/C Toys by Conner Flynn on October 30th, 2009

Remote controlled tissue boxHere’s a great invention for the next time you have a nasty cold that includes a runny nose. It merges tissues with remote control toys, which is simply brilliant. This $25 remote controlled tissue box will make sure that you always have your tissues handy.

How many times have you sneezed and desperately needed a tissue, only to not have one? No more my friends. That’s snot how it should work.

Autofetch Motion Pet Ball

Posted in Pets by Conner Flynn on October 30th, 2009

Autofetch Motion Pet BallIf you own a dog and are too lazy to take it out and get some exercise, first of all shame on you. Secondly, you might want to try this Autofetch Ball. The ball features a space inside for you to stick your dog’s favorite treats.

After that just let the internal gyro-drive do the work and spin around, keeping your pet entertained. Don’t expect your dog bring the toy back though. He has no incentive having already gotten his treats.

Cisco’s FlipShareTV

Posted in Cisco by Conner Flynn on October 30th, 2009

Cisco's FlipShareTVCisco just announced FlipShareTV, although we don’t have some very important info, like the release date and pricing information. All we have is a brief explanation of how it works. Apparently previously recorded video, accessed on a computer via FlipShare software, is then wirelessly streamed with the FlipShareTV USB stick to the small FlipShareTV box and controlled via remote.

It’s odd because it uses these three items to perform a somewhat basic task by today’s standards. There may be more to this device, but if there is they aren’t sharing.

Sprint blocks 3G phone tethering on Everything Plan

Posted in Sprint by Shane McGlaun on October 30th, 2009

sprint-logo1One of the things that has many iPhone users angered is that while the iPhone has tethering capability, AT&T has blocked the feature. I can only imagine how angry the users would be if they had been able to tether the iPhone for years and the feature was cancelled without notice. Sprint has done just that for some of its customers.

A poster going by kevinapg has posted at the Sprint Blogs that the ability to tether his Blackberry handset has been blocked. The poster states that for years tethering has been supported through the Sprint Smartview software.

iLuv unveils new iMM183 dual dock iPhone alarm clock

Posted in iLuv by Shane McGlaun on October 30th, 2009

iluvimm183Several of the new iPhone docking alarm clocks that I have seen hit the market lately share something in common. Many of them are now sporting dual charge docks. This is a good thing since many homes now have more than one iPod or iPhone vying for that charge dock. The iLuv iMM183 unveiled today is another dual docking alarm clock with some cool features.

Perhaps the most interesting of the features aside from the dual cocks is the integrated weather band radio also with an alert system that puts weather warnings on the front of the clock. The device uses SAME technology to receive local weather info.

Thrustmaster unveils new Wii remote charging solutions

Posted in Controllers by Shane McGlaun on October 30th, 2009

thrustmasterwiicontactlessAnyone who spends lots of time playing the Wii can tell you that the batteries in the remote control don’t last that long with heavy use. Replacing all those batteries can be a hassle and Thrustmaster has been offering a line of charging docks for a while now for the Wii.

Thrustmaster has unveiled a couple new charging solutions for the Wii including the T-Charge Stand Contactless+ NW and the T-Charge Quattro+ NW. The contactless solution replaces the stand of the Wii and has spots to charge two remotes with no contacts and you don’t even have to take the silicone sleeves off the controllers.

MSI offers more details on Big Bang gaming motherboard

Posted in MSI by Shane McGlaun on October 30th, 2009

msibigbang1-sgLast month MSI talked a bit about the slick new Big Bang mainboard when it teased the device. MSI has now come back and offered up more details on the board and announced that it is set to launch the board. This will be one of the hottest boards for gamers on the market.

The big feature of the Big Bang is the Lucid Hydra engine that allows the board to support mixed and matched video cards of different models and brands. The board can hold up to three video cards at once. It also features the NVIDIA nForce 200 SLI processor allowing for three-way SLI.

KeyScan Keyboard with Integrated Scanner

Posted in Keyboards by Conner Flynn on October 29th, 2009

KeyScan Keyboard with Integrated ScannerDo you do a lot of typing and scanning? If you do than the KeyScan Keyboard Scanner with an integrated document scanner may be just the thing you’ve been waiting for. This sheet fed scanner can scan at 24/48bits high quality (Color) or 8/16bits gray level and black & white.

It will scan flat documents up to 8.5″x30″ along with business card size 2″x3″ and even laminated cards. KeyScan offers a true optical resolution of 600 dpi and has an auto-scan feature that automatically starts scanning when you insert a document.

LG GW620 gets it’s own official site

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on October 29th, 2009

LG GW620 gets it's own official siteWhat with all of the Droid excitement, it’s easy to forget LG’s GW620, LG’s first Android smartphone. And so you won’t forget about it, the LG GW620 now has its own mini-site. The page appears to be a work in progress, but there are two video demos, some stock photos, and the user manual and spec sheet for download.

The GW620 will be a dualband UMTS (900/2100) quadband GSM device, with WiFi and Bluetooth. It has either 2GB or 4GB of internal storage, along with a microSD card slot, and a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash. The touchscreen is a 3-inch HVGA resistive panel, while the OS is Android 1.5 Cupcake with LG’s own S-Class UI running on top.

Cheetah C50 GPS Speed Camera Detector

Posted in Automotive by Conner Flynn on October 29th, 2009

Cheetah C50 GPS Speed Camera DetectorThe Cheetah C50 is a small GPS speed camera detector with 65 unique spoken voice alerts that cover various types of threats. The device can identify different types of cameras for speed, red light, speed-on-green, and also is capable of telling you if the camera is on a freeway, a highway, an exit ramp, a frontage road, etc. It will give you an edge while speeding away.

The Cheetah C50 has a speedometer, compass, and directional intelligence, so you won’t be caught off guard by false alarms for cameras on the other side of the freeway. At $100 it will hopefully save you some money on speeding tickets.

New Asus Motherboards with USB 3.0 can transfer four movies in 15 seconds

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on October 29th, 2009

 Fareastgizmos  New Asus Motherboards with USB 3.0 can transfer four movies in 15 secondsIf you’ve been waiting for USB 3.0, Asus has announced a new range of motherboards that offer up true USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s data performance. The Asus Xtreme Design P7P55D-E Series motherboard has onboard support, while the ASUS Xtreme Design P7P55D Series uses the Asus U3S6 PCIe x4 expansion card to offer the latest USB and SATA data transfer capabilities. Transferring a 20GB HD movie now takes less than 70 seconds, while a 4MB song requires less than 0.01sec.

Both come with the Intel P55 Express chipset that supports the latest LGA 1156 socket for Intel Core i7/Core i5 Processors and exclusive Hybrid Technology (Hybrid Processor, Hybrid Phase, and Hybrid OS) for intelligent performance enhancement, active cooling, and rapid online access.

Forget Air Guitar, play the Rock Guitar Shirt

Posted in Apparel by Conner Flynn on October 29th, 2009

Forget Air Guitar, play the Rock Guitar Shirt Now you can retire from your gig as air guitar rocker and play your shirt instead. This Electronic Rock Guitar Shirt even has its own mini amplifier. When you strum the shirt with the special magnetic pick, it delivers some awesome distorted-sounding guitar chords.

You can’t rock individual notes, but there are 15 different power cords, covering all the major keys. Once you figure out where to activate each of the chords on the shirt’s “frets,” just press your finger there and start strumming.

Nyko optical Zoom Case for Nintendo DSi

Posted in Nyko by Conner Flynn on October 29th, 2009

Nyko Zoom Case for Nintendo DSiWe’ve been seeing a lot of hype about Nyko’s optical Zoom Case for the Nintendo DSi around the blogosphere over the last few days. What gives guys? The ‘Brick covered this one back in June. I guess the release of the larger DSi has them all freaked out.

We still aren’t sure who would want an 8x optical zoom for their DSi, but hey, at $25 it allows your handheld to get all “mine’s bigger than yours”.

KDDI unveils new AU cellphones with 12 mp cameras and high-quality video

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on October 29th, 2009

KDDI unveils new AU cellphones with 12 mp cameras and high-quality videoKDDI thinks that you should change your cellphone when the season changes. So KDDI and Okinawa Cellular are introducing a new line of au cellphones for the autumn-winter season. The new lineup ranges from models with 12 megapixel cameras and high-quality videos, to slim and compact models, and models for designed for the elderly as well as junior users.

The lineup features 20 models in all and includes: Exilim Keitai CA003 with a 12.2 megapixel camera compatible with high-speed shooting of 20 photos per second and Dynamic Photo function; Aquos Shot SH003 which is capable of shooting super-high-quality photos easily with a 12.1 megapixel CCD camera and a 3.4-inch touch-panel display.

Motorola DROID available at Best Buy today

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on October 29th, 2009

Motorola DROID official on Verizon: $199 November 6thThe Motorola Droid has been turning heads since the announcement yesterday and Best Buy Mobile has started selling limited quantities of the Motorola Droid for Verizon today.

The Phone will cost you $199 with a two year contract. According to Best Buy there is no mail-in rebate to deal with, all the discounts are applied when it’s purchased. Remember stock is limited so happy hunting.