Archive for November, 2010

Samsung denies Nexus Two rumors

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

Samsung today denied rumors that it was making the Nexus Two. The company told South Korea’s publication Danawa that the claim was “simply not true.” The denial however does lend some credence to beliefs that Samsung’s November 8 event is more likely to bring the dual-screen Continuum.

This doesn’t mean that they don’t have the device, it may just be called something else, like the Nexus S if it exists. Most talk has suggested that it would be a thinner take on the Galaxy S but with a stock version of Google’s Gingerbread Android.

Incase iPhone 4 case inspired by ping pong paddles

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on November 1st, 2010

For just $30, you can carry a replica ping pong paddle around with you at all times with the new Incase Ping Pong cover for your iPhone 4. Not sure why you would want to, but if you do, you can rest assured that it’s made from the same rubber that can be found on some ping pong paddles.

And if you find yourself in a Ping Pong tournament with no paddle, just pull out the old iPhone and whack that ball. Of course you will kill your phone, but why else would you want this?

Super Talent launches new USB 3.0 Flash Drives

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on November 1st, 2010

Super Talent is getting ready to launch a new line of budget-friendly USB 3.0 flash drives called the Express Duo. They come in both 8GB and 16GB capacities and feature a USB 3.0/2.0 interface.

These flash drives promise to deliver transfer speeds of up to 67MB/s (USB 3.0). The Express Duo USB 3.0 flash drives will be available in November for $14 for the 8GB version and $29 for the 16GB version.

Century’s New External HDD Case with LCD display

Posted in External Hard Drives by Conner Flynn on November 1st, 2010

Century’s latest external HDD case comes in the form of the CWRS2LCD-BK. It’s an external hot-swappable hard drive enclosure with cooling fans, heat sensors and an LCD display that shows the information right on the front of the case. What more do you need?

It measures 149mm x 185mm x 42mm and weighs 700 grams. This enclosure allows for hot-swapping hard drives just by opening the front panel. The Century CWRS2LCD-BK will arrive in early November.

HyperMac will now be called HyperJuice

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on November 1st, 2010

You might remember that HyperMac had some problems with Apple, when Apple wanted them to stop selling their MacBook charging cables and car chargers. Well, the ruling was in the latter’s favor. So Hypermac will now be known as “HyperJuice” instead.

Somehow we don’t think that the rebranding will help them stay out of trouble with Apple.

Mineral Technology offers 7-inch U91 UMPCs powered by Atom N270

Posted in UMPC by Conner Flynn on November 1st, 2010

Mineral Technology has just announced that they will be launching a new range of UMPCs that feature 7-inch displays. Shared specifications include WVGA resolution two-point multitouch displays, an Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor, Wi-Fi, GPS navigation, optional 3G, dual cameras, an SD memory card slot, VGA and Ethernet ports as well as trackpads.

They will come in black, green, white, and red. Prices start at $460 and go up to $540, depending on the configuration. They run off the Windows platform,.

KWID watch uses an hourglass to tell time

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on November 1st, 2010

The concept of “time” is a hard one for kids to grasp since their minds have yet to develop fully, so we better start training them with the KWID. The KWID is a watch that comes with a digital hourglass for a more visual and easily understandable representation on just how long a time period is.

So when you tell them that they have five minutes to clean up their toys, they can see just how quickly the minutes will vanish. Then once your child grows and understands time, the KWID watch comes with a traditional clock face which shows off the time displayed.

Logitech unveils wireless solar keyboard K750

Posted in Logitech by Conner Flynn on November 1st, 2010

Logitech has a new solar keyboard with an ultra-slim 1/3-inch profile and laptop-style chiclet keys. The ambient light solar panels on the top of either side should mean you’ll never need to plug it in to recharge. According to the company, its low-power integrated circuits can theoretically run for three months even if you leave it in a dark place.

It uses the same 2.4GHz Nano Unifying receiver that can be found in other Logitech wireless products, meaning that you’ll only need a single one of your netbook or set-top-boxes USB ports.

Nintendo says no Wii price cut coming

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

The Wii used to be the holy grail of gaming back when motion control was new, but alas after disappointing earnings reports from Nintendo, we just want it to get cheaper. Right now for $200 gamers can now choose between a new Xbox 360 or a Wii.

Sure there are good bundles, but people still want a price cut. Sadly, that’s not coming soon according to President and CEO Satoru Iwata, who said, “we cannot say [a Wii price cut] will never happen, but we are not thinking of it for the near future.”