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Ainol V8000HDV PMP supports 1280p video

Posted in Portable Meda Players by Conner Flynn on January 31st, 2010

Everybody wants HD, so the Ainol V8000HDV should do well. (Even if the name is unfortunate) After all it features not 1080p, but 1280p playback support. Not that you are likely to notice on the device’s 4.3-inch 800 x 480 screen, but with HDMI output, you can play your videos on any HD LCD display that supports 1280p.

The V8000HDV has 16GB of flash storage and for $142, you get support for TS, AVI, MP4, MPG, MKV, PSP, DAT, VOB, WMV, ASF, RM, RMVB, MOV, M2V, QT, M2A videos, and support for SRT subtitles on AVI and RMVB videos.

Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington USB flash drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on January 31st, 2010

It may not be Christmas time, but since the movie has such a cult following Adata has created a Jack Skellington USB flash drive from the movie ‘Tim Burton’s The Nightmare before Christmas’. Its made of rubber and comes in 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB versions.

It is also water resistant and resistant to external shock. The USB connector as usual can be accessed by removing Jack’s head. It also comes with an extra USB cable.

Retro Thing Clear Classic USB Joystick

Posted in gaming accessories by Conner Flynn on January 31st, 2010

The folks over at Retro Thing, well, they love retro things as much as we do, so they’ve released their own version of the classic Atari 2600 joystick. This version is made from clear plastic and when you plug it in it lights up with a blue LED glow.

The Clear Classic USB Joystick package includes the Stella Atari 2600 emulator and over 80 games. Classics like Pacman 4K, Seawolf, Atari 2600 Soccer, Ladybug, and Invaders Plus. The joystick is compatible with almost any emulator that runs Atari, Amiga and Commodore software and even supports MAME and modern games that use a standard USB joystick.

Pac-Man Bookcase: There goes your new HDTV

Posted in Furniture by Conner Flynn on January 31st, 2010

Few things in life are as awesome as Pac-Man. Even though your wife would probably have some major problems with this Pac-Man bookcase, which looks all set to eat up that HDTV. But if you are not married, this is an awesome piece of decor.

This guy is called the “Puck-Man” Bookcase for legal reasons and comes from an Italian design firm, so it probably costs more than it’s worth. I’m thinking it needs some ghost bookshelves on the other walls. Maybe then it will leave your TV alone.

Feisbuk is Facebook without the computer and Internet

Posted in Facebook by Conner Flynn on January 31st, 2010

Feisbuk is just like popular social networking site “Facebook” except it’s all analog, with no need to connect to the internet using your computer. If you want to write on someones wall, just grab a pen, find their profile page and write.

It’s perfect for the addict who can’t access Facebook. Maybe you’re in jail or you are in some third world country with no internet access. Or maybe you just want to go off the grid, but will miss Facebook. It’s in Spanish, but hey you know your way around.

Dell unveils Mini 5 tablet prototype

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on January 31st, 2010

Everybody is outing their tablets. Dell has unveiled the latest prototype of the Dell Mini 5 Tablet. The new device features a 5-inch touchscreen display with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 5-megapixel camera with dual LED flash and a front facing camera.

Some other specs include WiFi, 3G and Bluetooth connectivity and the Dell Mini 5 runs the Android 1.6 operating system. We should have more updates on this one soon, so stay tuned.

Fujifilm FinePix S2500HD camera with 18x optical zoom

Posted in Fujifilm by Conner Flynn on January 31st, 2010

Fujifilm has stepped up their game with the new FinePix S2500HD. The camera is a larger camera for this class and this DSLR camera will give you up to 18x optical zoom support. The lens is 28-504 mm equivalent.

You’ll also get HD video recording at 720p and direct connectivity to your TV to view photos and video larger, dual image stabilization, face detection and red-eye removal. Nothing on price or exact launch date for the camera yet.

MacGregor Multisport Tabletop Electric Scoreboard

Posted in Sports by Conner Flynn on January 31st, 2010

Do you play a lot of games at home, but don’t have a way to keep score? This McGregor Multisport Tabletop Scoreboard will keep score for you. Whether you are thumb-wrestling, playing wastebasket Basketball, or the real thing, you can now keep score.

It even lets you count fouls, shows who gets the next possession on a jump ball, and of course keeps score and times the whole game. Add another $48 and you get a remote. Only $333. Keeping score in your head is much cheaper.

Make your own Lego iPad tablet

Posted in lego by Conner Flynn on January 31st, 2010

Are you an Apple fanboy who absolutely can’t wait to get your hands on Apple’s latest high tech/low capacity creation? No need to wait. You can have yourself a pretend iPad right now.

Made from Lego. This Lego iPad is the work of Joe Meno, editor of the Lego fan site Brick Journal. This is how the iPad looks in plastic brick form. Now you can have one months ahead of everyone else. While you are at it, you can add some much needed functionality, like say USB ports.

8.9-inch ExoPC Slate tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on January 31st, 2010

This 8.9-inch multitouch tablet looks a lot like another recently announced 9.7 multitouch tablet. But this one packs some different stuff inside, including full browser support with flash thanks to Windows 7 on an Atom N270 at 1.6GHz, with 2GB of DDR2 memory and a 32GB SSD with SD expansion.

It may not give you the speedy performance of the iPad, but it will be a lot more functional. Battery life is four hours and is user-replaceable. The $599 price is the same as the 32GB iPad. Expect it to be available in March. It still has a large bezel, but what are you gonna do?

Monopoly boards are now circular

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on January 30th, 2010

That is a weird sight. What you see above is a Monopoly board that looks nothing like a Monopoly board. For its 75th anniversary, Monopoly is trying something new. A circular board. Also digital currency. There is sure to be some controversy as some will love it and some will want to cling to the old game.

The change does make it easier to keep track of the cash, I like that. The circular board has to go though. Why not just make a kick-ass video game version and be done with it? What do you guys think? Do you like this one better? Or the old game?

Wii Magic Stick Cover changes the D-Pad to an analog stick

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on January 30th, 2010

The Wii Classic controller is arriving in April, but if you don’t want to wait for it, you may want to check this out. Just slide the $7 Magic Stick cover on your Wiimote and you have an analog stick.

It isn’t pretty but it’ll turn your Wii-mote into a joystick. It should make gameplay more comfortable. It also makes the “A”, “1″ and “2″ buttons slightly larger, which should come in handy.

M-Edge unveils new Nook accessories

Posted in ebooks by Shane McGlaun on January 29th, 2010

The Barnes & Noble Nook is one of the coolest eReaders on the market right now. The Nook proved to be so popular during the holiday season that they were sold out until this month. If you were able to get your hands on a Nook, M-Edge has a new line of accessories for you.

The new line includes a slew of jackets and sleeves in different styles and colors ranging from over 450 to under $30 depending on what you choose. Some of the sleeves are fancy leather and others are neoprene.

Alienware M11x notebook gets priced

Posted in Dell by Shane McGlaun on January 29th, 2010

Alienware is famous for making some truly lust-worthy gaming notebooks and desktops. Unfortunately, it is also well known for making some machines with very high price tags as well. The Alienware M11x was spied at CES with its gaming chops and small 11-inch LCD.

Engadget reports that Dell has slipped the price of the M11x out within the source code of the M11x micro site. A sentence reading, “The Alienware M11x, with over 6.5 hours of battery life and weighing under 4.5 lbs. will start at an amazing $799! Leave it to the folks at Alienware to enable truly mobile performance gaming at an affordable price” was found in the code.

Mitsubishi shows off gigantic OLED display

Posted in Mitsubishi by Shane McGlaun on January 29th, 2010

I would certainly like some OLED HDTV action in my living room. I would gladly give up my plasma TV that is several years old already for newer tech with a better picture. The bag thing about OLED sets right now is that they are crazy expensive and small.

Mitsubishi has pulled the wraps off a new prototype OLED display that fixes one problem with OLED displays and compounds another. The set fixes the size issue with 149-inches of OLED glory. The price of the screen would make my wallet cry I am sure.