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Sharkoon FireGlider Black Edition gaming mouse

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2010

Sharkoon now has a black edition of its popular FireGlider gaming mouse. Gamers will love that the mouse comes with a soft black surface and boasts seven buttons, six of them programmable.

Some other features include a scroll wheel that you can finely adjust and special grip areas for the best possible hold. There is also on-board memory for macros. The DPI range is between 600 and 3600, with a frame rate of 7080 fps and it can implement accurate accelerations up to 20 G.

Novak Cassette to Digital Converter

Posted in music by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2010

Look if you haven’t given up on cassette tapes by now, you probably never will. But if you ever want to let that old cassette player rest in peace, then the Novak Cassette to Digital Converter is what you need to transfer your old cassettes into digital formats.

The device couldn’t be easier to use. Just insert a cassette tape, hit “record,” and you’re off. You now have digital music in either MP3, WAV, or WMA files. The Novak Cassette To Digital Converter also has a USB port and a built-in speaker.

Space Invaders Salt and Pepper shakers

Posted in Kitchen by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2010

Those aliens from Space Invaders have now set their sights on seasoning food at the dinner table. Probably because food doesn’t shoot back like we do.

Spice invaders if you will. Too bad they are not for sale yet. As soon as they become available, I’m buying like fifty of these and lining them all up on the table so I can play a 3D game. I’ll shoot them one at a time and watch the salt and pepper spray out of their alien bodies.

Bluetooth T-Shirt tells you how many emails await you online

Posted in Apparel by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2010

This might shock you, but when you aren’t at your computer stuff is still going on. Like email. You are still getting them and they are piling up. This shirt will show you how many emails you have waiting for you, but it’s mostly just to display to others how important you are.

They say that the shirt is comfortable, but I don’t know. It requires a single AAA battery. It was created by attaching an Arduino Lilypad controller into a simple T-Shirt with LED indicators showcasing a variety of options.

The Swiss Army Knife of Steampunk guns

Posted in Weapons by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2010

Looking for some multi-function in your Steampunk gun? Then this one is for you? It’s basically a Steampunk Swiss-Army Knife. This steampunk metapen gun is almost as small as the world’s smallest gun as well. It’s made from all the usual materials, brass ,copper, wood and steel.

And it does more than just shoot Victorian-clad villains dead. There’s a fork, knife, spoon, lighter, USB drive, watch, lamp, screwdriver, pipe, toothbrush, sawing blade, nail clipper and two extra mines. Pretty awesome.

Android Market comes to the Mac desktop with DoubleTwist

Posted in Mac by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2010

DoubleTwist’s latest update is great for Mac users, since it adds to its media syncing functionality for non-Apple devices like Google’s Android. Probably the best feature of this version is that you’re able to browse the Android App Store directly on your Mac desktop, just like you browse Apple’s App Store on iTunes.

And if you want something, just take a photo of the QR code on screen, and it will be downloaded directly to your Android phone. Pretty sweet. This is much better than trying to search for a program on your phone’s small screen.

New iPhone to have backside touch, AMOLED?

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2010

iPhone rumors are flying fast and furious this week. To add some fuel to the fire, here’s some speculation from UBS analyst Maynard Um. He claims that the new iPhones may have a touch sensitive back, which is something that people have speculated about for some time. Some other possible features include a 5-megapixel camera, 64GB of storage, AMOLED display and longer battery life.

All of those would be nice, but we will see what happens. Apple could turn the back of the iPhone into a touch-sensitive surface, similar to the Magic Mouse. It would make the iPhone even more versatile. But we just don’t know.

64GB Zune HD launching April 12th for $350

Posted in Zune HD by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2010

We can’t really say we’re surprised, but Microsoft has announced a 64GB version of Zune HD. This one is arriving on April 12th in the Zune online store, it will hit other retailers later.

It comes on the scene with a few different color options and a $349.99 price tag. The 16GB and 32GB versions will each get a $20 price cut, to $200 and $270. Does this make all of your Zune hopes and dreams come true?

Cisco announces E-Series line of home routers

Posted in Cisco by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2010

If you are ready to get in on some 802.11n action, then check this out. Cisco has announced the Linksys E-Series line of routers for your home, apartment, small business, or cave with an electrical outlet. They all feature the new Cisco Connect software, which has parental control and a separate password-protected guest network.

These good looking routers are priced between $80 and $180. Select models include Gigabit Ethernet, UPnP AV Media Server, external storage via USB, Linux, and more.

Energy Lock concept is part surge protector and part kitchen timer

Posted in Concepts by Shane McGlaun on March 31st, 2010

An astounding amount of energy is wasted each year by folks who leave their computers running all the time. The problem for many of us is that we simply forget to turn the devices off. A new concept plug over at Yanko Design will do the remembering for you.

The Energy Lock is a power outlet that you plug your cords into. Once connected you can rotate the plug like a kitchen timer to set how long the power will last in case you forget to turn the device off.

Analyst predicts 2.5M iPads will sell in first quarter on market

Posted in Apple by Shane McGlaun on March 31st, 2010

The big day for Apple fans that have been anxiously waiting for the iPad to land is coming soon. This weekend the iPad will launch and geeks everywhere will be fiddling with the device.

The iPad is expected to sell robustly and one analyst predicts a huge number of sales for Apple. According to Analyst Katy Huberty from Morgan Stanley Apple will move 2.5 million iPads in the first quarter it is on the market.

Patriot unveils encrypted Bolt flash drive

Posted in Storage by Shane McGlaun on March 31st, 2010

When it comes to keeping data on a flash drive that is small and easily lost your best bet is to encrypt the data. This is particularly important if the data is sensitive or personal. Patriot has a new flash drive called the Bolt that will protect whatever data you want to put on the thing.

The bolt is in a rugged aluminum enclosure and comes in capacities from 4GB to 64GB. The drive has read speed of 30MB/s and a write speed of 12MB/sec. The data is protected with 256-bit AES encryption.

Integra ships 9-channel DTA-70.1 amp for home theater

Posted in Home Theater by Shane McGlaun on March 31st, 2010

I like home theater stuff, but I don’t have tons of high-end gear in my entertainment center. I wouldn’t spend thousands on an amplifier for instance to get sound that was better.

If you are serious about your home theater, Integra has a new amp that is made with quality components at a price you might not expect. The DTA-70.1 has 150W of power on each of its 9-channels and is THX-Ultra2 certified.

iBUYPOWER CZ-11 gaming notebook

Posted in iBuyPower by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2010

iBUYPOWER’s CZ-11 gaming notebook has some decent specs that will get your game on, with a powerful Intel Core i7 processor and a full 1080p resolution touchscreen display. Windows 7 Home Premium is running the show with an ATI Radeon HD 5850 GPU graphics card.

Some other specs include 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, Wi-Fi, an 8x DVD burner, a memory card reader and a 6-cell battery. Expect prices to start at $1,299 and go up from there, depending on the options you choose.

Silicon Power A70 Armor external hard drive

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on March 31st, 2010

The Silicon Power A70 Armor USB 2.0 external hard drive will hold your data in the usual way, but it’s also waterproof, impactproof, dustproof and vibration-resistant. This version is aimed at those who work in difficult or extreme conditions.

In extreme conditions you want to make sure that your data is safe and secure. This model comes in several capacities from 250GB to 640GB and is compatible with Windows, OS X and Linux operating systems.