Archive for 2010

Read Kindle books on your hacked NOOKcolor

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

Rooting a device will allow you to install any app you want on it. It’s a pretty useful trick if you have the know-how. And now the Barnes & Noble NOOKcolor has fallen victim to this. The result is a NOOKcolor that allows you to read Kindle books. How do you like that irony?

Obviously Barnes & Noble is not happy about this. It doesn’t just stop at Amazon’s Kindle app, though. The rooting process in this case also added Gmail, YouTube and some other Android tricks to the NOOKcolor.

Motoworkr concept phone for medical professionals

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on December 29th, 2010

The Motoworkr concept phone is designed not for you and I, but for medical professionals. It features a swivel keyboard design and incorporates various tools of the medical profession that are required for regular health checkups. Aside from those cool features, it also provides first aid during emergencies.

The Motoworkr also has an integrated Bluetooth thermometer and a card slot for reading digital and medical card information and to update health records. If this ever becomes real, it will be a Doctor’s best friend.

HEX ships iPod nano watch band

Posted in iPod Nano by Conner Flynn on December 29th, 2010

If you are looking for a watch band to house your iPod nano 6G, you certainly have plenty of options, but this one is one of our favorites. And Hex has just started shipping its HEX Watch Band in the US. It will cost you $29.95 for this soft, flexible band.

Just insert your nano into the face, strap it on your wrist and you are good to go. It’s designed to be remarkably rugged and stand up to abuse, and the headphone socket is arranged so that the cable runs up your arm. It comes in nine colors to fit your own style.

Thermaltake Max 5G dual-fan USB 3.0 HDD enclosure

Posted in Storage by Conner Flynn on December 28th, 2010

I don’t know about you, but I’m used to using external hard drive enclosures that are quiet. Oh well, looks like Thermaltake is about to change that with its new Max 5G dual-fan enclosure. It sports dual fans and LED lights that can be switched either on or off.

It also sports a USB 3.0 plug and supports high-end 3.5-inch SATA 3.0 drives. The fans are added to protect your hard drive and help it’s life just a tad more. The enclosure is available for pre-order right now for $52. We don’t know when it will be released yet.

Samsung unveils WB700 megazoom, NX11 cameras

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on December 28th, 2010

Samsung has announced two new upgraded cameras. The WB700 is designed for video. Although it can zoom out to a true 18X in a compact body during HD movie making, it can also capture footage silently through a new noise cancellation feature that counteracts lens noise. The camera can reach out to 24X through a software-based zoom that minimizes the pixelated look.

Samsung has also upgraded the sensor from the WB650 to 16 megapixels and still supports other semi-pro features like full manual control and RAW. The NX11 is an upgrade to the NX10. It now supports the same i-Function enhanced lenses as the NX100 and can set a lens priority mode that tunes settings to what’s best suited for the lens. The grip has also been improved, though the APS-C sized sensor, RAW shooting, 720p video and three-inch AMOLED are similar to the NX10.

Gresso iPad with gold logo, African Blackwood case

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on December 28th, 2010

Gresso, makers of ultra-exclusive and expensive versions of popular consumer electronics, has now unveiled its latest product. Apple’s iPad, with 200-year-old African Blackwood as its case and an 18K gold Apple logo. Sadly, we don’t have any other details about the Gresso iPad, like what model has been selected.

We do know that it will be expensive. So expensive that they refuse to talk about it. Price will likely be revealed when the exclusive iPad goes on sale on New Year’s Eve. I’m pretty sure I can’t afford it.

Moshi Voice Control Reflection Clock

Posted in Clocks by Conner Flynn on December 28th, 2010

There have been many times that I wished I could yell at the clock to turn off the alarm, but sadly it doesn’t work that way. However, Moshi, a company known for their voice recognition technology has just made their Moshi Voice Control Reflection Clock available for purchase. I can’t wait to tell it to shut the hell up.

This clock features eleven voice activated functions that can be customized, with commands for setting the time and alarm, snoozing, getting the outside temperature, and recording an 8 minute memo. The Moshi Voice Control Reflection Clock is just $59.95.

iPhone 8mm Vintage Camera App ages your movies

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 28th, 2010

When making videos with modern gadgets, you just can’t get the same results compared to the old stuff. There’s no atmosphere. Well, a new iPhone application called 8mm Vintage Camera has been published to the iTunes App Store that allows you to record your movies in vintage 8mm film style.

Who needs an actual 8mm camera anymore? With the 8mm Vintage Camera options you can mix and match films and lenses, allowing you to recreate the atmosphere of those days gone by with 25 retro looks. Pretty awesome.

LG launching Mobile 3D TV at CES 2011

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on December 28th, 2010

Yesterday we heard about the new 72 inch LED 3D TV from LG, and now we learn that LG also has some smaller 3D TVs planned. Much smaller. The company will be launching a mobile 3D TV.

The company will reveal this new 3D mobile TV at CES 2011. The device will be powered by an LG2161R MDTV chip with NRT (non Real Time) technology and be able to receive 3D TV signals when you are traveling at speeds of up to 200 km/h. So feel free to watch a lot of content in your fast car. Preferably while someone else is driving.

LG shows off Xnote P210 12.5-inch Notebook

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on December 28th, 2010

LG has unveiled a new notebook this week called the Xnote P210. The machine sports a 12.5-inch screen and they’ve made the bezel thinner, so that it can accomodate that larger 12.5-inch screen into a notebook the size of your average 11.6-inch machine. The bezels on the notebook measure about 299mm horizontal and 192mm vertical.

It also comes with an Intel Core i5 470UM CPU running at 1.33GHz and uses Intel HD graphics. Other features include 4GB of RAM and 320GB of storage. The OS is Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

iTorq Nano Wristband

Posted in iPod Nano by Conner Flynn on December 28th, 2010

If you are looking to wear your Apple Nano on your wrist then the new iTorq wristband might be just the thing. It’s a different take on the watch strap designs currently available. The iTorq is basically a brushed aluminum bracelet that you can attach your Nano to.

It’s a simple and clean design. According to the designers at 4iConcepts, attaching the Nano to the iTorq takes just a few seconds, and it can then be easily removed when you don’t want it.

Sony MDR-EX1000 Earphones are expensive

Posted in Sony by Conner Flynn on December 28th, 2010

The MDR-EX1000 is an Asia-only release, which comes with ultra large drivers of 16mm for superb sound reproduction. It also includes 10 different silicon earbuds for better fits. That should mean no more sore ears for any of us.

The 16mm drivers can inject 3-30,000Hz of audio awesomeness into your skull, which will wrap around your brain like a spiky nano-storm of audio-erotica. At least, I hope it’s that cool, because these babies cost $799. Better start saving.

PlayStation Phone to have a spring launch?

Posted in Sony Ericsson by Conner Flynn on December 28th, 2010

According to Asahi Shimbun, the PlayStation Phone is expected in the spring of 2011 for a North American and European release. That timeframe fits with what we have been hearing and while we don’t know what Sony Ericsson has for CES, they’re planning some new Xperia-branded models for MWC. I guess we will find out soon.

We also still don’t know how any of this ties into the standalone PSP2, or how gaming titles will be purchased. We still don’t know a lot of things, but hopefully soon we will learn.

MSI notebooks ready to rock CES 2011

Posted in MSI by Conner Flynn on December 28th, 2010

MSI is ready for CES 2011, where they will showcase some new notebooks along with tablet devices. Two new WindPad tablets will be on display, with the Wintel-powered WindPad 100W accompanying the WindPad 100A that runs on the ARM/Android platform. Both will come with modules including G-Sensor gravity detecting devices, an ALS light sensor, and Wi-Fi.

The WindPad 100A will run on Android 2.1 Eclair, with a 10.1-inch multi-touch control display, an ARM processor, a digital compass, a GPS locator, a G-Sensor gravity detecting device, an ALS light sensor, and Wi-Fi with 3G support optional. The Windows 7 Home Premium-powered MSI WindPad 100W is also a 10.1-incher that has an Intel mobile processor and 32GB SSD, a G-Sensor, an ALS light sensor and Wi-Fi.

Wall Hook Camcorder

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on December 28th, 2010

If you are the paranoid type that needs to know what’s going on in every corner of the house, then check this out. The Wall Hook Camcorder is perfect for either catching your cheating spouse, or just for watching people put their coat on.

Hopefully no one covers the camera with a hat though. The device is charged via USB and records audio and takes VGA resolution color photos, it can also record video in the AVI format at 28 frames per second. All of the information is stored on a microSD memory card and the manufacturer has thrown in a universal charging adapter for you as well.