Archive for January, 2011

Kork natural iPad case

Posted in iPad accessories by Conner Flynn on January 21st, 2011

If you like to use recycled products to help save the environment and you own an iPad, than this item is for you. This new iPad case is made from recycled and recyclable natural cork. It’s called the Kork(naturally) and it is both functional and safe for the environment.

It’s ergonomically shaped to fit your hand and has a non-slip surface so that you can lean it against an object or wall without having it slip. It retails for about $67.

Blaze PS3 Move Gun attachment

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on January 21st, 2011

Guns are fun to use with your favorite shooter game, but not when they are capped with a glowing ball. You will look silly more than tough while wielding this baby. It’s like somebody put chewing gum in the chamber and it blew a bubble.

This alternative to the $20 Sony PS3 Move gun attachment comes from Blaze and will cost you £9.99 (about $16) when it ships at the end of February, not to mention your dignity.

Logitech Wireless Mouse M515 works for up to two years without recharge

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on January 21st, 2011

Logitech has designed a mouse specifically for use on the sofa. The Wireless Mouse M515 has a sealed bottom case that lets you use it on soft surfaces without getting snagged and caught on the fabric. It can also be used on more traditional computing surfaces as well.

Also, the M515 has up to two-years of battery life thanks to a hand-detection sensor that puts the mouse to sleep when it’s not being used. It also features Logitech’s Hyper-Fast scrolling wheel and Unifying USB micro receiver required for the laptop or home theater PC. The M515 will ship to Europe in April for £49.99 (about $80).

Dell Streak 7 to cost $330 on T-Mobile?

Posted in Dell by Conner Flynn on January 20th, 2011

So we recently heard that the Dell Streak 7 may be launching on T-Mobile on February 2nd, and now it seems as if T-Mobile will be selling the Dell Streak 7 for 329.99 on contract. Some pricing information was spottedon T-Mobile’s website which shows that it will be available for $329.99.

To refresh your memory, the Dell Streak 7 will come with Android 2.2 Froyo and will also run Dell’s Stage Software. It also has an NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, and will use T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network which offers speeds of up to 21MB/s.

mBrace adds a handle to your MacBook Pro

Posted in MacBook by Conner Flynn on January 20th, 2011

Man, it is so tough to carry around a Macbook Pro. If only it had some sort of handle that could make you look like a business douche. Well, such a thing actually exists. It’s a new invention posted on the Kickstarter website. The new mBrace adds a carrying handle to your 15″ unibody Macbook Pro to help you carry it around the office.

The handle is made from high quality Acetal plastic and is incredibly strong Uretek fabric. It easily secures to a Macbook and can be left in place without affecting its day to day use.

Star Wars Blu-ray discs to arrive September 27th

Posted in Blu-ray by Conner Flynn on January 20th, 2011

Fox and George Lucas didn’t even give a release date for the arrival of Star Wars on Blu-ray at CES, but now we have some info. Amazon has updated its preorder ship dates to September 27th. It has 30 hours of special features and I’m guessing that none of them show Han firing first.

No official word other than that. They come in full Complete Saga form or either trilogy set by itself. Jar Jar says, “Mesa so happy!” Lucas says “Mesa make money!”.

Buffalo releases a trio of new USB Flash Drives with AES 256-bit Hardware Encryption

Posted in Buffalo by Conner Flynn on January 20th, 2011

Buffalo has introduced three new USB flash drives, the RUF2-HSCLT, RUF2-HSCLTV and RUF2-HSCLTV3. They are available in 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities and come equipped with AES 256-bit hardware encryption.

Two of these flash drives come pre-loaded with Trend Micro antivirus software which automatically scans every file transferred. The Buffalo RUF2-HSCLTV offers a 1 year Trend Micro subscription, while the Buffalo RUF2-HSCLTV3 offers a 3-year Trend Micro anti-virus subscription. The Buffalo RUF2-HSCLT provides just hardware encryption. All three will be available this month in Japan from $76. to $360.

LG LSM-100 mouse is also a scanner

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on January 20th, 2011

Mice is doing all kinds of crazy stuff lately. The other say we saw a mouse with a built-in speaker and now this one from LG has a scanner on the bottom. The LG LSM-100 mouse can scan a small area quickly while also keeping track of your mouse’s movement.

The integrated 5 LED, 300 dpi scanner isn’t going to blow you away with quality images, but still, it’s a great idea. No word on pricing or availability right now though.

iPad 2 announcement date leaked via a Stock Image?

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on January 20th, 2011

The latest crazy conspiracy theory on the internet is that the iPad 2′s announcement date can be found on some stock images of the iPad. Apparently, the iPad will be announced on February 9 because in the stock image, the calendar has the date “Wednesday, 9″ and February 9th of this year falls on a Wednesday.

Wow. That’s some fine leaps in logic. However, when the current iPad was announced, it was on Wednesday 27, a date which has been prominent in some iPad stock images. Coincidence? Maybe. Maybe not. Perhaps we should consult the Mayan calendar.

Samsung user manual helps you make fake calls

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on January 20th, 2011

Need to make a fake call? Well, there are apps for that, but now at least one phone manufacturer is actually offering this feature built into their phone. In Samsung’s user manual, there is a section that explains how to make a fake call “when you want to get out of meetings or unwanted conversations.”

Very helpful. This feature probably won’t sway you to buy a Samsung phone, but it’s nice to know they have your back when it comes to dodging meetings.

Hands On: Epson WorkForce 840 All-in-One

Posted in Review by Conner Flynn on January 20th, 2011

The Epson WorkForce 840 All-in-One was announced at CES 2011 and one of the first things you notice is that they have crammed a bunch of features into a fairly compact frame. The price is $300(Down to $199 on their site already). It’s ideal for the small office at that price for what it packs in. The 840 will do the usual printing, copy, scan, and fax. It will scan to your PC or to e-mail and can print from or scan to memory cards or USB drives. It will also print or copy multiple pages onto a one sheet.

Paul Frank Julius Dance Machine iPod dock

Posted in iPod Accessories by Conner Flynn on January 20th, 2011

Back in July of last year Paul Frank fans were able to buy this Paul Frank Julius Dance Machine iPod dock at Paul Frank retail destinations. Well, now you Paul Frank fans will be happy to know that they have now formally launched it with nationwide availability.

The dock is made by SpeakerCraft, well known for their audio and speaker technology, with or without a monkey. It will hit select US retail stores this month for $99.95.

Nintendo 3DS now available for pre order on Amazon

Posted in Nintendo 3DS by Conner Flynn on January 20th, 2011

We know that you can’t wait for the Nintendo 3DS. Good news Nintendo fans. You can now pre-order the device on Amazon. It won’t be long until you are playing 3D games without glasses and connecting to other 3DS gamers online.

It will be launched in Europe on March 25 and the US on March 27. 30 games will be available at launch. You can buy it on Amazon at $249.99, but they are limiting the order to one console per household until the launch date.

More details on Samsung’s Dual core Galaxy S2

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on January 20th, 2011

Thanks to a South Korean website, we have some new info on the Samsung Galaxy S successor. The Galaxy S2 is expected to feature a dual-core CPU and an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p FullHD video recording.

The Galaxy S2 will operate on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and will be based on Samsung’s custom dual-core Orion SoC. The platform uses two ARM Cortex A9 cores both running at 1GHz. Other features of this next-gen Galaxy include a 4.3″ WVGA screen with Super AMOLED plus technology, NFC integration and the whole thing is just 9mm thick.

HTC Flyer Android 2.3 tablet coming in March

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on January 20th, 2011

HTC’s entrance into the tablet market might be the HTC Flyer, which should ship this March in the US with Android 2.3 Gingerbread as the operating system. The HTC Flyer will have its OS updated to Android 3.0 Honeycomb as soon as it becomes available.

It will be sold in the US via an unknown carrier. Probably not AT&T and Verizon since they are preparing to roll out the Motorola Xoom, and T-Mobile has announced the LG G-Slate. Sprint has the WiMax BlackBerry PlayBook. The tablet wars just keep amping up.