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White iPhone 4s spotted shipping to Belgium

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2011

Looks like some White iPhone 4s are already hitting retailers around the world. And it is about time. That’s what the photo suggests. Belgian retailer, Van Roey, says that it has also received its first shipment, as shown above. The company says it is starting to sell them, although shipments are limited to addresses in the Benelux area for now. Lucky buggers.

So it would seem that white iPhone 4s are pretty much guaranteed for an official launch on April 27th, just like we had heard. The hardware is already in Best Buy retail systems, and it was even put on sale in the UK last week, prematurely. The white phone should be available through most carriers, AT&T and Verizon included. Are you getting a white iPhone?

Dr. Cool Router Cooler

Posted in Routers by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2011

This device keeps your router cool, while making it look dorky. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have a problem with my router overheating. This new device comes from Evercool and is called Dr. Cool. It is apparently the first patented router cooler ever. Not that anyone needs one.

It cools more than just routers too. If your router is fine, this device will also cool other gadgets like your netbook or your tablet. And make them look just as dorky. The clamps are adjustable and will grab onto your gadget like a huge white parasite. Who wants one?

Eee Pad Transformer Launches with Limited Supply

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2011

So today is the day that the Eee Pad Transformer tablet was supposed to be available. You have been waiting patiently and we have some good news. The company has kept their word. You can get one today online and in retail stores. However you may have trouble finding one, since the tablet is in limited supply.

The tablet is available from places like Amazon, Walmart.com, Target, Sears and others. You can get the full list of sellers here. To refresh your memory, it features Android 3.0, a 10.1-inch display and an NVIDIA Tegra processor.

Mitsubishi Electric launches three new BDXL Blu-Ray Recorders

Posted in Mitsubishi by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2011

Mitsubishi Electric has launched a trio of new Blu-ray recorders, the DVR-BZ450, DVR-BZ350 and DVR-BZ250. All three models have the same specifications, with 3D Blu-Ray, BDXL Support, AVCREC, two digital TV tuners, and VoD support.

They come with a dual face remote. One face lets you control your TV and another lets you control your recorder. The models differ with how much storage capacity they offer. The first has 2TB, the second has 1TB and the last has just 500GB.

Bluetooth Rearview Mirror with GPS

Posted in Bluetooth by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2011

Chinavasion has launched the 4.3-inch Bluetooth Rearview Mirror for your car. The device allows hands-free cell phone calling and offers GPS navigation. The Bluetooth Rearview Mirror also features an advanced SiRF STAR III chip with a Centrality Atlas 4 Dual-Core 500MHz processor.

The device also delivers high resolution video playback and has speakers so you can listen to your favorite tunes. It retails for $102 and should make you that much safer on the road.

Miniature Canon camera flash drives

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2011

Canon cameras have a distinct look, so you recognize them right away. But why are these so small? Wait, those aren’t cameras, they’re flash drives. Aren’t they adorable. Now Canon fans have some storage options just for them.

There are several miniature models from Canon’s line-up. There’s the 5D MkII DSLR, the IXUS P&S and even the LEGRA HD. These hold 4GB of data. Pretty cute and unique storage idea.

Steve Jobs trapped inside Carbonite iPhone Case

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2011

We’ve seen our share of iPhone cases, but the Carbonite iPhone Case may be one of the best. Avert your eyes Steve Jobs fans. Your mighty leader has been encased in carbonite. I picture Bill Gates twenty years from now, totally fat like Jabba the Hutt, taking out a bounty on Jobs.

Soon enough Boba Fett catches up to Jobs and there ya go. He’s in carbonite. The Steve Jobs Carbonite iPhone Case will cost you $35.

Rugged Casio G’zOne Commado gets official

Posted in Casio by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2011

Casio’s rugged G’zOne Commando is now official. It is coming to Verizon on April 28th for $200 on-contract. The Commando is the first rugged Android handset on Verizon’s network. The device meets 810G military specifications for water, dust, shock, vibration, salt fog, solar radiation, and temperature extremes and runs Android 2.2 (Froyo). Sounds like it has you covered no matter what the situation is.

It also sports a 5 megapixel autofocus camera, WiFi, stereo Bluetooth, and a hotspot feature to share the 3G connection with up to five devices. It also comes with some apps like a compass, pedometer, star gazer, and thermometer.

Silicon Power Blaze B10 Flash Drive

Posted in USB Flash Drives by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2011

The Silicon Power Blaze B10 is a USB 3.0 flash drive with built in software-based encryption. It also warms up with use and when it does, the color of the heat sensitive ink pattern on the side changes from blue to red!

This way you will know if the drive gets too hot to handle. The drive is rated for speeds of up to 70MB/s and the Blaze B10 comes with a lifetime warranty. No word on pricing or availability just yet though.

Nexus S 4G on Sprint now official

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2011

The Sprint version of the Nexus S has been available for pre-order for a while now, but things just got a bit more official. We have a date. And that date is May 8th. You’ll have to do the usual two-year commitment with Sprint and pay your $200 of course.

You won’t have long to wait now. The device is identical to the Nexus S on T-Mobile’s airwaves except for the addition of CDMA and a WiMAX radio. It features a 4-inch Super AMOLED display and a 1GHz processor with dedicated graphics support and Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Verizon HTC Droid Incredible 2 gets official

Posted in HTC by Reuben Drake on April 26th, 2011

We knew it was coming and now Verizon has gone and made it official by announcing that the HTC Droid Incredible 2 will be available on Thursday, April 28th. So how much will it cost you? Not an arm and a leg. Just the usual $200 with a two-year contract.

To refresh your memory, the device features a 4-inch super LCD screen, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, an 8 megapixel camera with a dual LED flash, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, as well as WiFi mobile hotspot support. It also happens to be a world phone.

Sony announces S1 and S2 dual-screen Honeycomb tablets

Posted in Sony by Conner Flynn on April 26th, 2011

Sony has announced a pair of Android 3.0 tablets. The first is the 9.4-inch S1 media tablet (also known as the Qriocity focused) with a curved top similar to a folded book or magazine with both front and rear cameras. The S1 features a Tegra 2 SoC and customized “Quick and Smooth” touch panel UI with “Swift” web browser. As a bonus, it can also be used as a remote for your Sony gadgets, which is handy.

The dual-screen device looks like a sexed up 3DS. That’s the S2, which features a pair of 5.5-inch 1,024 x 480 pixel displays, Tegra 2 SoC, and a camera. It uses a custom book-style UI layout for the e-reader app, email and others. Both are PlayStation Certified and are WiFi and 3G/4G “compatible”. I can’t wait to see what Sony does with gaming on a tablet. How will these interact with the PS3? We should see a release in the fall, maybe sooner.

Lego helmet reads comics for you

Posted in lego by Conner Flynn on April 25th, 2011

Do you love comics, but don’t particularly want to flex the brain muscles required to actually read them? Then suit up spaceman, because this helmet is for you. Jonathan Robson has designed this Lego minifigure-inspired helmet, just for you.

The helmet has volume control and even a page skipping button on the side. On the back, there’s even a port for plugging in a USB flash drive loaded with audio content. Sadly the helmet is designed just for kids, but if you have a tiny head then go for it.

Photo of ‘iPhone 4S’ with Larger Screen?

Posted in iPhone by Conner Flynn on April 25th, 2011

This photo comes from MIC Gadget and they claim that it could represent the “iPhone 4S”. The image shows a white iPhone 4, or what looks like an iPhone 4, but with a larger display. It could be just a mockup, but at any rate it clearly has a larger display and edge-to-edge glass.

They didn’t say how they got the image either so we have no way to say if this is genuine or not, however it seems like this is a move that Apple would make with the next iPhone. It also closely resembles some leaked renders and images that surfaced earlier in the year. Stay tuned on this one.

Google Video Shutdown Stopped For Now

Posted in Google by Conner Flynn on April 25th, 2011

Google had decided to pull the plug on Google Video, but now it seems that the company has had a change of heart and has put that plan on hold. They are telling users that they are looking for “an easier way” to migrate all of those videos to YouTube.

Originally, Google gave users a choice between downloading these videos or Uploading them to YouTube before it erased them for good, but now they plan to automatically transfer content to YouTube themselves. Seems like that should have been the way to go from the start. Well at least you can rest easy as your videos should live to see another day.