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New Amazon Kindle Cases are ready

Posted in kindle by Conner Flynn on August 1st, 2010

Along with new Kindles, come new accessories. Some cases are already showing up for the new Kindle. Both are made of genuine leather and available in a folder-style design with an elastic strap to keep the Kindle safe.

These are lined with soft grey microfiber and since the new Kindle is thinner and lighter, the case is also a little slimmer and easier to carry around. One of these new cases even has a swivel out light allowing you to read in the dark.

BottleBob Bottle Cap Punch creates a straw hole

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on August 1st, 2010

Let’s say you are so weak that you can’t remove a twist cap. If that’s the case, this device is for you. Forget trying to open that tight cap. Just punch a hole in that sucker and put a straw in.

It works for soda and beer and your straw won’t bob around. It’s a simple and ingenious solution for you straw users out there and it’s only $21. Hopefully when it punches the hole, that piece of metal or plastic doesn’t end up in your drink.

Samsung’s Android tablet may drop at August 11 event

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on August 1st, 2010

Samsung gave some hints on Friday that its Galaxy Tab slate could be launched within just two weeks. The company confirmed in a public statement that the seven-inch Android tablet should ship before the end of the summer, but interestingly it also sent out an invite for a special event on August 11 that might include the Galaxy Tab.

The notice to CrunchGear and other members of the press didn’t give clues, but it indicated that there would be “new products and announcements” and not just existing products. So, it makes sense.

Arctic Gym, your Wii Fit alternative

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on August 1st, 2010

The ARCTIC GYM is for people without a Wii who still want to workout at home with interactive peripherals. The Arctic Gym includes an interactive exercise mat that allows you to keep fit, lose weight and burn calories. This video game system detects your movements and measures your performance and fitness progress.

The mat is basically thirty pressure sensitive pads with sensors detecting feet and body positions. When the system recognizes your movements, it is translated on-screen, so it can track and display real-time movements.

NY Subway to get WiFi

Posted in Wi-Fi by Conner Flynn on August 1st, 2010

Six station platforms near 14th Street will be wired for WiFi and cellular service, despite delays and a $900 million dollar deficit. It’s part of a longstanding initiative by the NYC Transit Authority. Plans for passengers to receive calls and check their email between stops have been underway for two years, but a huge $200 million contract with Australian firm Transit Wireless LLC is making it happen finally.

After the stations near 14 Street, Transit Wireless has four years to bring the rest of New York’s subway system into the digital age.

Samsung’s Healthcare LCD HD TV

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on August 1st, 2010

Samsung has something new, born out of a collaboration with TeleHealth Services. They are launching the 458 Series LCD TVs that are specially designed for use in hospitals.

They are available in 26-inch and 32-inch models and are UL-approved with TeleHealth Services’ proprietary TIGR patient education system that will give patients access to educational videos anytime they want. These TVs also have USB ports that allow patients to access the multimedia content of their choice.

Black & Decker’s energy efficient vacuum cleaner

Posted in Black & Decker by Conner Flynn on August 1st, 2010

We haven’t seen many green vacuum cleaners, but Black & Decker has something new to offer. They have made their new vacuum cleaner a lot greener. And it comes with everything you need to get your smaller jobs done.

This model is energy efficient and works as a cordless, portable cleaner with 2-speeds, a 10-position pivoting nozzle, 3-stage filtration, the usual brush to clean upholstery, a crevice tool and a wall-mountable charging base.

Copia Tablet is just $99

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on August 1st, 2010

If you have been wanting to check out the tablet market, but find things a tad expensive, here’s a less expensive option. The Copia Tablet is obviously not the sexiest tablet around, but it won’t take up much room in your bag at just 5 inches in size.

It’s called the Ocean Reader. We aren’t sure who will want one even at that price though when you have your choice of big name tablets. Still, it might be worth a try if you want to take a chance.

Best Buy slashes prices on old Xbox 360 special edition bundles

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on August 1st, 2010

The new Xbox 360 is much quieter and more efficient, but there are still reasons to buy the old model. Like the fact that Best Buy is kicking off August by lowering the prices for the Splinter Cell: Conviction and Final Fantasy XIII previous-gen Xbox 360 bundles.

For only $299 (That’s $50 off the current price) you get the game title, a 250GB HDD, and two wireless controllers. You better hurry. Not sure how long it will last.