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Infinite USB Connector concept

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on March 22nd, 2010

Here’s a simple but very cool USB plug concept design. Why no one has thought of it before, we don’t know. It should certainly solve the problem of running out of USB ports on laptops. This USB connector has both the male and female connectors, so you can daisy-chain several together and live happily ever after in USB toy land.

Of course, they would get unstable very quick once several are plugged in. The color coding is a nice feature though. This could be very useful.

Gresso Online Cell Phone Boutique

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on March 22nd, 2010

Would you like to be able to customize your phone anyway you want? Have it match your dress or shoes? Gresso is offering just such an opportunity with an Online Boutique, where you can choose from almost 40 combinations to create a unique cell phone that screams you.

If you want, you can even get your initials or an inscription engraved on the inside. If this sounds good to you, then we’re hoping you have the necessary scratch in your bank account as the starting price of the phone is $2,200.

Kindle apps for Tablet Computers

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on March 22nd, 2010

Looks like Apple and Amazon can share some common ground with eBooks. Amazon has outed its Kindle Apps for Tablet Computers, which also supports Apple’s iPad. It functions just like the iPhone Kindle app, with Whispersync technology and it will let you access all of the books you have purchased for the Kindle.

What this means for the future of Amazon’s Kindle eBook reader, we have no idea, but if we had to guess, we’d say that Amazon is cutting their losses and staying in the market however they can.

Asus Eee PC 1001PX Netbook

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on March 22nd, 2010

If you’re looking for a decent budget netbook, the ASUS 1001PX is worth a look. It features a carbon fiber type lid and packs either Windows XP, with a 160GB hard drive and a 5-hour battery life; or Windows 7 with a 250GB hard drive, a larger 6-cell battery and 9-hour battery life.

Looks like the Windows XP version will cost about $325 while the Windows 7 version will run you $400. Both netbooks have the same specs otherwise.

Wii Football controller is real

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on March 22nd, 2010

Back in September we knew that the Nintendo Wii Football controller patent was getting real. CTA Digital has now made it official and something more than just a render. We don’t yet have a date for launch, but CTA has it on their site with no price listed.

The soft football controller has both sides of the ball scooped out allowing you to get a firm grip which ever hand you use to throw the ball. The company also recommend you use the wrist strap to prevent accident throwing. You know, unlike a real football, which you want to throw.

Frozen Han Solo Popsicle shirt

Posted in Apparel by Conner Flynn on March 22nd, 2010

Jabba The Hutt was so fat, he must have wondered what a Han Solo Popsicle tasted like. I’m surprised he never inserted a stick and had a lick or two. Apparently he tastes like a creamsicle.

This awesome shirt is only $9 plus $2 shipping ($5 international) over at Teefury. All of the frozen Han Solo goodness without all of the melting. I have to get one of these myself.

JVC unveils HM550 Everio camcorder

Posted in JVC by Shane McGlaun on March 22nd, 2010

JVC has pulled the wraps off a new Everio camcorder that offers 1080p video resolution and a 10.6MP CMOS sensor. The camera can shoot still images and record video.

One of the most interesting features is that the camera has Bluetooth. This lets the camera interface with Bluetooth headsets and lets smartphones act as a remote for the camera. Video is stored to 32GB of internal storage and the camera has a SD/SDHC slot for expansion.

AMD Phenom II X6 CPU prices surface

Posted in AMD by Shane McGlaun on March 22nd, 2010

Intel released its new 6-core Gulftown CPUs earlier this month with high-end versions going for over $1000. AMD is set to launch its own 6-core processors with the code name Thuban.

The Thuban parts will be officially called the AMD Phenom II X6 processors. Pricing on a couple of the CPUs has been revealed today. The Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition will sell for $295. The processor operates at 3.2GHz and has a 9MB cache.

Active Media Products offers eSATA USB SSD Drive

Posted in Storage by Shane McGlaun on March 22nd, 2010

When it comes to flash drives, most of them all use the USB port. Some larger external HDDs available use eSATA, but that connectivity option is not common on flash drives. The OCZ Throttle does offer eSATA and is virtually identical to this new Active Media Products drive.

The drive has 16GB or 32GB capacities available with prices of $69.95 and $109.95 respectively. The drives both have an eSATA connector on one end and a mini USB port on the other.

Watch3 watch is a concept you can buy today

Posted in Watches by Shane McGlaun on March 22nd, 2010

Concept watches seem to popup all the time and they typically have a cool design that we know deep down will never make it to store shelves. If you are tired of seeing concept watches you can’t buy, the Watch3 is for you.

This watch looks like a concept, but you can grab one now. Assuming you are willing to cough up $570 and the limited run of 100 units hasn’t run out. The watch has numbers printed on the back of the crystal that are only visible when the hour hand is on them.

The diameter of the stainless steel case is 38mm and the face is 6.7mm thick. The watch is constructed by hand by Swiss watchmakers and uses a quartz movement. The strap is made from leather and the face glows thanks to phosphorescent paint.

Yanko Design

Calorie Breath keeps off the extra pounds

Posted in Exercise Gadgets by Conner Flynn on March 22nd, 2010

Calorie breath. It sounds like an insult. Hey Calorie breath, you could use a breath mint. It’s a device that claims that it will help you keep the pounds off. It has to be used once a day for five minutes. Breathing in from the device supposedly causes a stomach movement that will slim you down.

Notice the packaging. No hot women here shown after successfully using the product. Instead they show a rather uh, shapely large woman. One good thing is that while this is in your mouth, you won’t be shoving food in.

Nokia releases purple E72 for the ladies

Posted in Nokia by Conner Flynn on March 22nd, 2010

Normally Nokia keeps things pretty uni-sex, but now they have gone and launched a new version of the popular E72 in Purple, trying to appeal to those businesswomen who want something to match their nail polish.

The color is Amethyst Purple to be exact. The E72 Amethyst Purple comes after the black, grey and brown versions that have been available since the Nokia E72′s launch. It surfaced in Lebanon and will apparently start selling there soon.

13 inch portable monitor for all of your USB devices

Posted in monitors by Conner Flynn on March 22nd, 2010

A secondary monitor for your computer is great and all, but a traditional monitor won’t act as a second monitor for your phone, camera, DVD player or XBox. The Panel to the rescue!

The Panel is a portable 13-inch rechargable USB monitor that can plug into almost any device with USB. Like your iPhone or Xbox 360 etc. The battery will deliver up to 5 hours per charge and the screen has a 1280×800 resolution.

Soccer Ball Remote Control

Posted in Remotes by Conner Flynn on March 22nd, 2010

Just in time for the world cup, comes the Soccer Ball Remote. This remote control is padded, so if your team loses, it can presumably take some abuse. Maybe you can even kick it around a bit.

It’s pre-programmed for a bunch of TV, VCR, satellite and DVD systems and it works from up to 20 feet away. It will only cost you $20, which is a lot cheaper than the TVs it will damage as it’s kicked around the livingroom.

Sony Vaio E gets 14 and 17 inch Blu-ray models

Posted in Sony by Conner Flynn on March 22nd, 2010

The E-series Vaio range which was first announced in February, now has two new sizes. There’s a 14-incher and a 17-incher. Both feature Blu-ray drives and the 17-inch model has a Core i5 chip.

The 14-inch VPC-EA1Z1E model features a Core i3 processor running at 2.13GHz, a 16:9 LED-backlit display with 1600 x 900 and HDMI output to connect it to a TV if you like. The 17-inch model has a full-HD screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution, and the same 16:9 LED-backlit display.