Archive for September, 2010

Bitfenix unveils cool Survivor computer case

Posted in Computer Cases by Shane McGlaun on September 30th, 2010

Gamers and enthusiast typically want a case that looks cool, holds a lot of gear, and keeps all that gear nice and cool inside. They also want all of that at an affordable price. Bitfenix has unveiled a new computer case called the Survivor that meets every one of those needs.

The case is coated in a cool SoftTouch material that has a matte black finish and looks a bit rubbery. The case has a pop up handle for carrying it around. The construction is plastic and steel so it will be heavy, but should be very sturdy at the same time.

Virgin Mobile to offer Samsung Intercept

Posted in Virgin by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2010

The Samsung Intercept will be available via Virgin Mobile. In fact it’s the first Android device from Virgin Mobile. However we don’t know when or how much the Intercept is going for. It has already shown up at Target stores for $249.99 which is not bad pretty decent when you consider that the handset is a pre-paid model, which rules out monthly commitment fees.

Sprint is already offering the Intercept for $99 with a 2-year contract. The Samsung Intercept is powered by Android 2.1 and comes with a 3.2-inch 240 × 400 capacitive touchscreen display, a 3.2-megapixel camera with video capture capability. There’s also a 1500 mAh battery, a microSD memory card slot, a 3.5mm headset jack and a side-sliding QWERTY keyboard.

Next 10 inch Android tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2010

Next, a popular UK high street chain, will be stocking their own-branded Android tablet, which will be called the Next 10-inch tablet. It will run Android 2.1, but we don’t know if it will have an update for the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system soon or not.

It will cost you £180 for the following specs. A 10-inch LED touchscreen display at 1024x 600 resolution, 1.0GHz processor, 256MB RAM, 8GB internal memory, Wi-Fi, Android 2.1 operating system, USB 2.0 connectivity, 3.5mm headphone port, microSD memory card slot.

Gateway intros new ZX-series All-in-One Computers

Posted in Gateway by Conner Flynn on September 30th, 2010

If you’re looking for a new all-in-one computer that can also serve as a media center, then check out Gateway’s new 21.5-inch ZX4951 and 23-inch ZX6951 computers. Both feature a new curved design that’s easy on the eyes.

The ZX4951 and ZX6951 will cost you $899 and $999. Specifications for the ZX4951 include: 2.8GHz Intel Pentium dual-core processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 21.5-inch 1080p multi-touch display, Built-in Wi-Fi and a Built-in webcam.

New Apple TV gets torn apart

Posted in Apple TV by Conner Flynn on September 29th, 2010

The newly shipping Apple TV has just undergone it’s first autopsy from iFixit, revealing the device’s hidden specs and innards. It looks like the inside of Apple TV has a lot in common with other iOS devices, including the iPhone and iPad.

There’s 8 GB of NAND flash memory on board, 256 MB of RAM (the same as iPad), the same Apple A4 processor as the iPad and iPhone, and the same Broadcom chip for Bluetooth, FM, and WiFi b/g/n capabilities. And some solder pads near the side of the logic board look like a perfect fit for an Apple dock connector.

Nintendo special edition Super Mario Bros. DSi and DSi XL

Posted in Nintendo DSi by Conner Flynn on September 29th, 2010

September 13th marked the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros. so Nintendo is introducing special editions of the DSi and DSi XL to celebrate. Sadly these consoles are for Japan only. The big N will also be launching a Super Mario Collection Special Pack alongside.

The pack includes a version of Super Mario All-Stars for the Wii, a soundtrack CD, and a “Super Mario History, 1985 to 2010″ booklet with some extra materials like initial development planning sheets handwritten by Shigeru Miyamoto. Also for Japan only.

Batman iPhone Utility Belt

Posted in Apparel by Conner Flynn on September 29th, 2010

Batman fans who own a mobile phone will love this Batman phone utility belt. It’s a replica of the one used in the latest Dark Knight Batman movie and has two pouches that can be positioned in different locations.

It’s constructed from cow hide leather and only 750 of these belts are being made so you better grab one quick. They’ll cost you $149 direct from UD Replicas. Well worth it since even a Dark Knight needs to carry a phone.

WeWood Wooden Watches

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on September 29th, 2010

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck is a woodchuck could chuck WeWood Wooden Watches? That’s the question. This is one of the coolest watches we have seen in a while. WeWood watches are created from wood, including the case, strap and watch face.

None of these watches are stained, and all of the finishes are completely natural, making them look pretty awesome and they come in a wide range of colors.

Scosche motorMOUTH II Handsfree Audio Car Kit

Posted in Bluetooth by Conner Flynn on September 29th, 2010

Scosche has released the motorMOUTH II Bluetooth handsfree car kit and streaming audio receiver. The device plugs into your vehicle’s AUX input for hands-free conversations. It will stream audio from any A2DP device.

Built-in motorMOUTH DSP echo cancellation technology makes sure you get a crystal clear conversation even when the kids are fighting in the back seat. It comes with a Y-adapter in case you don’t want to use Bluetooth.

Acer Aspire AZ3100-U3072 All-In-One Desktop PC

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on September 29th, 2010

Acer’s latest All-in-one looks pretty nice. The Aspire AZ3100-U3072 features with a 21.5-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD display, a 2.0GHz AMD Athlon II 170u processor, and a NVIDIA GeForce 9200 graphics card.

Other features include 3GB RAM, a 500GB hard drive, a webcam, a DVD drive, Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi, an HDMI port, two built-in speakers and it comes pre-loaded with Windows 7 Home Premium for the OS.

Denon RCD-N7 Apple AirPlay CD Receiver

Posted in Denon by Conner Flynn on September 29th, 2010

In Japan Denon has released the RCD-N7 Apple AirPlay CD Receiver. The $599 unit looks clean and simple and will work with compatible speakers. It boasts an iPhone dock and a USB jack and can also handle audio streaming from Rhapsody, Napster, Pandora and Last.fm.

The Party Mode Plus setting lets you enjoy a five-system multi-zone setup, and Denon’s new iPod/iPhone/iPad Remote App will handle everything. The RCD-N7 will be available next month.

Gold-dispensing ATMs coming to the US

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on September 29th, 2010

It’s about time. I can’t tell you how many times I have wished that I could grab a bar of gold from an ATM machine. But now Florida and Las Vegas residents will be able to do just that, as they are getting hundreds of these ATMs installed next year.

They will spit out smaller bars, not Fort Know sized bars. We’re talking 1 and 5 gram sizes; 10 gram and 28 gram (1 ounce) bars, and international coins from countries like South Africa, Australia and Canada, with the gold price being checked six times an hour.

Wii Remote Plus is official

Posted in Wii by Conner Flynn on September 29th, 2010

Nintendo has been pretty slow out of the gate since the Wii debuted in one way or another. Now Nintendo is releasing something that should have been released at least a year ago. The Wii Remote Plus.

Nintendo today revealed the new controller which combines the original Wii Remote and its add-on, Wii MotionPlus, in the same controller.

New Kobo eReader gets wireless connection, faster processor

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on September 29th, 2010

The $150 Kobo e-reader is a good value, but sadly the performance was lacking and there was no wireless connectivity. Well, now it’s back with an updated version that fixes both issues. As a bonus, it’s selling for $10 cheaper now.

The new Kobo Wireless eReader adds WiFi, enabling on-device book downloads whenever you’re in range of a hotspot. There’s also a new processor to speed it up. The device comes in your choice of three colors (black, silver, and lavender), and it’s currently up for pre-order now at Borders.

Toshiba Satellite A665 3D notebook coming in October

Posted in 3D,Toshiba by Shane McGlaun on September 29th, 2010

If you have been waiting to get your hands on a 3D notebook that can shoot that 3D video out to your TV, Toshiba has a new offering coming next month that will fit the bill. The notebook is called the Satellite A665 3D Edition and it uses NVIDIA 3D Vision technology.

The notebook ships with a single set of active 3D glasses and has a 15.6-inch HD LED backlit screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. The machine can be fitted with Core i5-460M or Core i7-740QM CPUs. The machine has up to 6GB of RAM available and has 640GB of storage.