Archive for March, 2010

iPad Camera Connection Kit now in the Apple Store

Posted in iPad accessories by Conner Flynn on March 27th, 2010

If you want to import your photos onto your iPad then you’ll be happy to know that Apple has finally put the iPad Camera Connection Kit up on the Apple Store. You’ll be able to stare at pics of little Billy blowing out his Birthday candles or little Sally petting a goat at the farm. Whatever floats your goat, I mean boat.

The camera kit is only $30, but you’ll have to wait a bit as it ships in late April. But after that, you have a nice fancy digital photo frame.

iPad App Store screenshots

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on March 27th, 2010

You’ve been dying to know what the App Store is like on the iPad, right? Well, here ya go. App tracking and analytics site AppAnnie discovered these shots while “searching for clues” on the device and is sharing them with the world.

One thing that you will notice is that Apple will be using HD to mark applications that have been tweaked in a special iPad version, or have had their resolution upped. You might also notice some apps that aren’t available on the iPhone right now, like the $49.99 OmniGraffle.

Netflix Discs for Wii Arrive in Homes

Posted in Netflix,Wii by Darrin Olson on March 27th, 2010

Netflix instant streaming discs for the Nintendo Wii started arriving in homes today to the delight of many Wii console owners. The service allows Wii owners who subscribe to at least the minimum $9/month plan with Netflix, to watch select streaming movies and television shows direct to their televisions.

Netflix subscribers keep the disc and must have it inserted in the console any time they would like to watch streaming content, while movies sent through mail will continue as they have in the past. Once the disc is inserted and selected from the Wii home menu, an activation code is presented. Users must enter this code on the Netflix website as a one-time activation to enable the streaming service.

Doro HandleEasy 321rc remote control

Posted in Remotes by Conner Flynn on March 26th, 2010

Is this not the most basic remote control you have ever seen? It was designed for those who have limited dexterity and don’t need a ton of fancy buttons. The Doro HandleEasy 321rc is easy to hold on to and to use obviously.

It will let you do just the essential stuff that counts, like changing channels and adjusting the volume of your TV or home stereo. It is the world’s easiest universal remote control. £17.99 (or $26) is all it takes to simplify your life.

Pocket Metabolism Checker measures body fat

Posted in Health by Conner Flynn on March 26th, 2010

If you absolutely need to know exactly how much body fat you have right at this moment,(And I’m sure that situation arises everyday for you) then check out the Pocket Metabolism Checker.

All you have to do is input your weight, height, age and gender, then touch a pair of electrodes which sends a mild electrical current through your body so it can do it’s thing and calculate your body fat percentage. Share the fun with friends since 8 users can be registered on a single device.

Pioneer readies three 7.1 receivers with iPhone control

Posted in Receivers by Conner Flynn on March 26th, 2010

Pioneer’s VSX-920-K, VSX-1020-K and VSX-1120-K 7.1-channel systems for the iPhone and iPod are being readied for their release this May and June. All come with a compatible USB port which will play Apple devices and charge them.

The 1020-K and 1120-K come with support for the iControlAV app (available for free in the App Store) which will steer the receivers, including multiple audio or video zones, balance tuning and input selection. Aside from that, all three feature an iPhone Control button which offers control on the touchscreen display instead of the receiver.

Samsung’s 3D glasses up for pre-order on Amazon

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on March 26th, 2010

They won’t make you look like a fashion plate and so will probably show up on What Not To Wear, but Samsung has some new 3D specs for you. Starting at the lower lower-left and going clockwise, there is the $149.99 SSG-2100AB, $199.99 SSG-2200AR, and pink and blue $179.99 SSG-2200KR.

Those last two feature rechargeable batteries. The good news is that all are up for pre-order on Amazon, however with no release date announced yet.

Corsair launches 32GB Flash Voyager Mini USB flash drive

Posted in Corsair by Conner Flynn on March 25th, 2010

Corsair has now added a new storage capacity to its Flash Voyager Mini USB flash drive series with the launch of the 32GB model. The increased capacity allows for a huge number of movies, music, photos etc to be stored in a format that’s about one third the size of typical USB Flash drives.

The drive sports a rubberized housing that is water resistant and shock proof, and the cap-less retractable USB connector uses COB (Chip-on-Board) technology. The 32GB Flash Voyager Mini sells for about $113.

GRETA, the all in one portable office tool

Posted in Office Gadgets by Conner Flynn on March 25th, 2010

GRETA’s portable fax machine also throws in a printer and scanner and is compatible with a GSM SIM card. So no matter where you are, if you have a strong enough signal you can send or receive faxes. But it isn’t just a printer/scanner/copier/fax machine combo that’s portable. You can also use it to make and receive calls. With a headset of course.

And yes, you can even use it for SMS messaging. All in one unit. This do it all device will set you back $793.99 and is available via T-Mobile.

Zap aliens with the Alien Hunter Alarm Clock

Posted in Clocks by Conner Flynn on March 25th, 2010

I don’t care what kind of alien you are, if you wake me up, you’re getting zapped by a laser gun. Unless you’re one of those grey abducting bastards, in which case I’ll probably get anal-probed and forget the whole thing. But anyway, the Alien Hunter alarm clock is designed to make waking up a game.

That alien coming out of the gooey egg wakes you up and you shoot it dead. Can you imagine this going on every day? That’s how aliens are, they never stop. The Alien Hunter alarm clock is priced at just $19. You can get a lot of kills for that price.

iHome iA5 app-driven Alarm Clock for iPhone

Posted in iHome by Conner Flynn on March 25th, 2010

Yeah we hear ya. Yes this is yet another alarm clock speaker system for your iPhone or iPod touch. However the iHome iA5 App-driven Alarm Clock Speaker System was specially designed to work with the company’s iHome+Sleep app, which allows users to adjust the clock’s time, alarm, and EQ settings right from the iPhone itself.

By equipping the speaker system with the app users get up to 18 additional software alarms and nap alarms, and can browse local weather information. Owners can also set snooze or program wake alarms that can play movies or songs. A line-in jack allows for connecting additional audio devices.

Acer Japan to launch GD245HQbid 3D Monitor

Posted in 3D by Conner Flynn on March 25th, 2010

You don’t need a fancy pair of glasses to spot all the 3D TVs and monitors zooming in and out of our periphery. Now it’s Acer’s turn. Acer will be launching its new Gaming GD245HQbid 3D monitor for those in Japan tomorrow.

The monitor will cost you 45,000Yen (or $486), which we suppose is a decent price if we had any 3D games to play on it. This 23.6-incher features a 1000:1 contrast ratio and a 2ms response time. Looks like 3D glasses are sold separately, so…so much for that decent price.

JooJoo tablet now shipping

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on March 25th, 2010

If you prefer the Joo Joo to the iPad, then we have some good news. Fusion Garage has announced today that its tablet PC has started to ship from the factory at long last.

If you were one of those who pre-ordered the tablet, you’ll get yours as early as March 29th, while everyone else can claim their spot in line with $499 in cold hard currency.

Kobo eReader for $150

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on March 25th, 2010

Kobo has unveiled their own eBook reader and it looks like a good affordable option for those who don’t want to buy a Kindle or Nook. The Kobo eReader lacks 3G, but there is a lot to like here. Just look at that quilted, vinyl back and you can skin the face with a cloth or leather facade. Most of the buttons are on the side because you have a blue navigational pad in front. It comes equipped with 1GB of storage, but will handle a 4GB SD card.

The device supports EPUB or PDF transfered over USB, and you can sync via Bluetooth across devices loaded with Kobo’s app. This one should be pretty popular.

Nintendo Wii Netflix Watch Instantly discs are on the way

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on March 25th, 2010

Netflix coming to the Nintendo Wii Game cosoleWe know that you Wii users have been dying to watch some Netflix instant content on your Nintendo console. Good news. The first batch of Netflix Watch Instantly discs for the Nintendo Wii have now been shipped.

If you already ordered one, you can track its status. Some of you will get them as early as tomorrow. You may not be getting HD, but at least you can enjoy the Netflix library of instant movies and TV while using a Wiimote.