Archive for April, 2011

Flipbac Grips For Your Camera

Posted in Cameras by Conner Flynn on April 29th, 2011

Those cameras with the raised grips are great for helping you keep hold of your device. You can still drop it of course, but the grips help. Those thin rectangle point and shoot cameras usually don’t have a grip and could benefit from one.

Well, the Flipbac Camera Grips will help you keep a hand on your small camera. The Flipbac grips come in three styles and all measure 38mm H x 22mm W x 6mm thick. They attach with a sticky 3M adhesive that is removable, so they won’t hurt your camera. Just $9.99 and they could save your camera from a nasty drop.

Scosche freeKEY Flexible Wireless Keyboard

Posted in Keyboards by Conner Flynn on April 29th, 2011

Scosche Industries has announced the freeKEY flexible wireless keyboard. This keyboard is perfect for those who want to work while traveling. The freeKEY is the perfect thing to have with you to go with your tablet or smartphone.

The device will work up to 30 feet in wireless range and is water resistant. If you need it, just unroll it and get to work. It includes a retractable cable so you can keep the freeKEY charged up. The freeKEY flexible Bluetooth 2.0 keyboard is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, Android, and iOS. It will cost you $59.99.

White iPhone 4 thickness may be a problem for your old case

Posted in iPhone by Reuben Drake on April 29th, 2011

The latest in the ongoing saga of the white iPhone 4 is that it is thicker than the black model. The image above demonstrates the point. That’s just the latest problem in addition to shipping ten months late. But the size issue may create a problem for owners as well as case makers.

For instance, the Incase slider which fits a black iPhone 4 has to be forced into place on this model. So will your case fit or won’t it? We can only guess that it is thicker do to added UV protection among other things tweaked. Good luck with your current case and we hope it fits.

Redbox to offer $2 per day videogame rentals in June

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on April 28th, 2011

Redbox has announced today that it will expand to videogames and offer videogames nationwide starting June 17th. The game rentals will be $2 a day and include titles for PS3, Xbox 360 and the Wii. So they have your gaming rentals covered.

The company has been testing the service at about 5,000 locations for some time now and that will be expanded to 21,000+ other locations now. Not a bad price to try before you buy and anyway some of these games are so short, you can complete them in an evening, so it’s a good deal.

Antec Unveils LED BIAS Lighting

Posted in monitors by Conner Flynn on April 28th, 2011

BIAS lighting, in case you don’t know, is not lighting that favors some individuals over others. (Although some cameras can make it seem this way.) BIAS lighting is lighting located behind a monitor, so that you aren’t staring at a bright monitor in complete darkness around it. They help reduce eyestrain.

Antech has a new bias light that uses LED lights and is affordable at just $12.95. It has six LEDs on the back that create a nice soft glow behind your screen. The light will fit a screen of up to 24-inches and is powered by a USB port. Your eyes will thank you.

Wow-Keys Keyboard turns your iPhone into a computer

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on April 28th, 2011

This Wow-Keys keyboard has to be one of the coolest keyboards that we have seen yet. It’s a normal QWERTY keyboard, but where the number pad would normally be, there’s an iPhone dock, letting you use your iPhone more like a computer. You can also dock your iPod touch there as well and it will charge either device.

The dock works with an app that will turn the screen of your iPhone or iPod touch into the number pad if you need it. This keyboard is compatible with both Mac and PCs and has a button for changing between keyboard and iPhone mode. This will come in very handy in place of an extra PC.

T-Mobile to carry Samsung Galaxy S 2?

Posted in T-Mobile by Conner Flynn on April 28th, 2011

If we asked you which already announced Android phone T-Mobile customers want to see on the network, the Galaxy S 2 would likely be your answer. And if it was, then here is some very good news.

The above picture is from Adobe.com and though it might be hard to see, there is an image of the Galaxy S 2 with Touchwiz 4.0 icons. Could just be photoshop magic, but there is definitely a lot of buzz about the device arriving on T-Mobile. That would be great news for T-Mobile users.

Genius Wireless LuxeMate T810 Media Cruiser

Posted in Keyboards by Conner Flynn on April 28th, 2011

The Genius LuxeMate 810 Media Cruiser does it all. It is a keyboard, a remote control and a mouse all in one that works wirelessly. Perfect for your Windows Media Center PC system. It is specially designed for the Microsoft XP media center edition and lets you control Live TV, online radio, DVD, internet browsing, MSN chat on PCs and it features one key touch for access. We like the design as well. It just looks cool.

It uses dual-way wireless 2.4GHz technology, so you can control your Home Theater PC from up to 10-meters away. The Genius Wireless LuxeMate T810 Media Cruiser will cost you $89.99.

Onkyo To Release Two Windows 7 Tablets In Japan

Posted in Onkyo by Conner Flynn on April 28th, 2011

Onkyo has announced that they are ready to launch a pair of new business-minded Windows 7 tablets in Japan next month. There’s the 11.6-inch 1366 x 728 TW317A7PH and the 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 TW117A7PH. Both come packing in a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 CPU, 2GB of RAM, WI-Fi, Bluetooth and the Microsoft Windows 7 Business OS.

The 11.6-inch model boasts 32GB of hard disk drive, while the 10.1-inch model has a 160GB hard disk drive. No word on pricing just yet, but when we hear more we will let you know.

HTC Rider spotted

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on April 28th, 2011

A new HTC phone has now been spotted. We don’t have many details, but it is rumored to go by the name of the HTC Rider. It looks like the HTC EVO 3D, but with a chrome speaker grill and a front facing camera on the right. That’s all we have.

It’s hard to figure out more since the image is so blurry. For instance, is that red trim part of the phone or just a protective case? We don’t know. A red HTC phone sounds good though.

Tokyoflash radiation level LED watch

Posted in Watches by Conner Flynn on April 28th, 2011

With the recent disaster in Japan, many radiation detection devices have recently surfaced and here’s another. Though this one is less useful in letting you know if there is radiation in the area or not. It just uses the same theme. Right now it’s still just a concept, but the radiation level LED concept watch looks pretty cool.

The watch face looks amazing. You can tell the time using the colorful bars which light up. There’s also a charging indicator to let you know when it is charging. Cool watch, but some people may not want reminders about radiation every time they look at their watch.

Toshiba Introduces Write-Once SD Card

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on April 28th, 2011

Toshiba has announced an SD card like you have never seen before. It allows users to store up to 1GB of content, but the content can not be erased or modified in any way. Write once and that’s it. It also can not be formatted. It looks like any other SD card and can be used just like a normal card.

What you store on it stays on it. Toshiba is targeting “governmental offices” and businesses with the Write-Once Card and they have already started selling them in Japan. The company is probably testing the waters with this low capacity card, hoping to deliver media on them eventually.

Acer Aspire Z5763 all-in-one with 3D screen, gesture control

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on April 28th, 2011

The Acer Aspire Z5763 is ready to pump out stereoscopic 3D images to NVIDIA 3D Vision specs, and it also uses its 2 megapixel webcam for a Kinect-like gesture recognition system that Acer calls “AirControl.” So, even though it looks like your typical All-in-one, it is clearly not. Soon you’ll be navigating through movie lists with simple gestures.

It features a 23-inch, 120Hz LCD screen that displays content at 1080p, Intel’s latest Sandy Bridge processors, NVIDIA GeForce GT 440 or 435M graphics, a Blu-ray drive, up to 2TB of storage and 16GB of DDR3 memory. It also has built-in stereo speakers with virtual surround sound to go with your 3D, and an optional TV tuner.

Plextor PL-LB950UE Blu-ray burner

Posted in Blu-ray by Conner Flynn on April 28th, 2011

The Plextor PL-LB950UE Blu-ray burner has been available to Europeans for a few months, but now it’s coming to the US for $239.99. It comes in your choice of either USB 3.0 or eSATA connectivity, has a 12x write speed, which is twice as quick as the previous version and the ability to burn up to 50GB of data on a dual-layer disc.

The drive also handles 3D playback and has a low vibration system to make sure that it runs quieter and it is LightScribe enabled.

WiFi HTC Flyer hits the FCC

Posted in HTC by Reuben Drake on April 28th, 2011

Want to know where to find the FCC label on the HTC Flyer? This handy drawing will help. If you really love the device you can display it on your fridge like a proud parent. The 7-inch Android device has just been approved by the FCC. It appears to be a WiFi-only model, also tested for BlueTooth compliance, but lacking 3G.

Hopefully you took care of your pre-order last week. Now all you need to do is wait for this $499 piece of Gingerbread. We hope that it ships soon now that we have this cool drawing.