Archive for April, 2011

Netgear N750 wireless router

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

Who says that all WiFi routers need to look out of place in your home? Not I and certainly not Netgear. The N750 keeps its antennae stashed inside and out of sight. Your wife will certainly appreciate that as it at least keeps a low profile.

Aside from looking pretty sleek, this dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n router is capable of speeds of up to 450Mbps over the 5GHz band and 300Mbps at 2.4Ghz, for an “aggregate combined data rate” of 750Mbps. That just means that you can connect one device in either band without the transfer rate of the other suffering. You won’t get full 750Mbps. The N750 also sports a ReadySHARE USB port for network storage, parental controls, and guest access. All for just $150.

NOOK Color 1.2 update delivers E-Mail, Flash Support and 125 Apps

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

The NOOK Color’s software was finally been updated with a bunch of new and useful features, thanks to the 1.2 update. The 1.2 update gives the NOOK Color much more potential to become a full-fledged honest to goodness tablet. The update includes a fully functioning email client, support for Adobe Flash player and Adobe Air, and you can also purchase apps.

The Nook color is sounding pretty right about now huh? There are already 125 apps, like Epicurious, Angry Birds and Pulse to name a few. The underlying Android OS has been updated to Android 2.2 (Froyo) and you can expect several system improvements, including better browser performance.

Belkin N600 DB Wireless Dual-Band N+ Router

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

The Belkin N600 DB wireless dual-band N+ router is a wireless router that will help you with advanced wireless performance for video streaming, online gaming, and all of your other media-intensive applications. The device uses Belkin’s MultiBeam technology which minimizes dead spots and provides advanced coverage throughout your entire home.

It will deliver speeds of up to 300Mbps and features four Ethernet LAN ports, one USB port. It also comes with a suite of Belkin apps. The Belkin N600 DB wireless dual-band N+ router will cost you $69.99.

SilverStone PS06 Full-Tower PC Case

Posted in Computer Cases by Conner Flynn on April 25th, 2011

SilverStone is set to release another full-tower PC case for the Japanese market. It is dubbed the PS06 and is sleek and stylish steel case that supports both Micro ATX and ATX motherboards.

It features a top-placed I/O panel with two USB 3.0 and audio ports, five 5.25-inch external drive bays, one 3.5-inch external drive bay, four 3.5-inch internal drive bays, a side panel window, eight expansion slots and has two fans. The PS06 will ship in Japan on May 13th for 11,980 Yen (or about $145). No word on when it will show up elsewhere.

Philips DC6210/37 Flip-down Kitchen Clock Radio

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

Here’s an interesting kitchen accessory for those who spend a lot of time preparing meals. The Philips DC6210/37 flip-down kitchen clock radio lets you listen to your favorite music while you toil away over a hot stove.

It is designed especially for the kitchen so it is easy to clean and comes with a built-in kitchen timer. The Philips DC6210/37 also features a docking station for your iPod and iPhone. Martha Stewart would love this.

Samsung announces 32-inch 3D Smart TV

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

If you enjoy 3D content, then you know that it is best on a large screen, but if your budget demands something small and affordable, Samsung has introduced the industry’s first 32-inch 3D-enabled Smart TV.

The D6350 Series television features a Crystal Black Panel, 3D Hyper-real engine, Smart-real motion to reduce Cross-talk and flicker, 2D to 3D conversion, Full HD resolution and more. It also supports Smart Hub that allows users to search and surf the internet, download apps from the Samsung Apps store and connect to social networks so you can share your 3D experience.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v to go on sale in Portugal tomorrow

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

Vodafone will start selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v in Portugal tomorrow, followed by the Netherlands later in the week. The device is priced at €590 ($862.) and runs Android 3.0 Honeycomb. It features a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 touchscreen, an Nvidia Tegra 2 chip (two Cortex-A9 cores @ 1 GHz), 16GB of flash storage, HSPA+ support, a rear 8 megapixel camera with flash that does 1080p recording, a front 2 megapixel camera, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, a USB port, digtal compass, an accelerometer, dual surround-sound speakers, and a 6860 mAh battery.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1v is different from the newer Galaxy Tab 10.1, which is 8.6mm thick and comes with a 3MP rear-facing camera. The rest of the specs are the same. It is expected in early June.

Nintendo confirms next Wii for 2012

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

It’s official. The next Wii is a go. Nintendo has announced that it plans to introduce the console next year. A “playable model” will be shown off at the E3 gaming expo in Los Angeles on June 7th. Details are scarce at the moment, but we just hope it isn’t called Wii Wii. Although the French might like that.

We can’t wait to see what Nintendo comes up with. The controller certainly sounds intriguing. And it will be nice to play a Nintendo game in something better than 480p. As we learn more, we will pass it on.

Nintendo sells 3.61 million 3DS handhelds

Posted in Nintendo 3DS by Reuben Drake on April 25th, 2011

There’s good news and there’s bad news for the big N. Nintendo’s net sales of $12.4 billion for the period ending on March 31st 2011 was 29 percent less than during the previous year. Also its $825 million of net profit was 66 percent lower than it earned last year. Things are not so great in the Mushroom Kingdom.

However, there is some good news. The 3DS has reached 3.61 million sales worldwide, but at the same time the Wii is down to 15 million global sales, a 25 percent drop from its 2009 total of 20 million. Looks like the timing is perfect for the new console.

Bluechip BC5i Big Button Phone

Posted in Mobile Phones by Conner Flynn on April 24th, 2011

The latest elderly-friendly phone sports the usual hugely oversized buttons and pretty much looks like a toy. The Bluechip BC5i Big Button mobile phone is designed to be appealing to those who shy away from the latest streamlined gadgets.

As you might expect, the phone comes with enhanced loudness, an SOS button and speak aloud numericals, which confirm each and every keypress using audio. There’s also an LED flashlight on the top. Only £29.95. It won’t help them when they misplace the phone however.

Revolve Electronics xeMilo Hybrid USB Charger

Posted in Chargers by Conner Flynn on April 24th, 2011

If there is one thing that we are always doing it is charging our gadgets. So many gadgets, so little juice. We probably spend a good chunk of our lives waiting for gadgets to charge. The Revolve xeMilo gives you 4 ways to recharge your devices. You can use a wall outlet, internal battery, a USB port, or sunlight.

So you have options on how to get that juice. The 4400mAh internal battery charges a wide range of devices including your iPad, BlackBerry Playbook, Samsung Galaxy Tab and over 3,000 other devices. You are covered. The Revolve xeMilo hybrid USB charger retails for $129.99.

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet with Honeycomb coming this summer

Posted in Lenovo by Conner Flynn on April 24th, 2011

Lenovo has failed to keep the secret with a PowerPoint that reveals a new ThinkPad tablet for “on-the-go professionals.” And it isn’t a Windows 7 convertible either, but an Android 3.0 tablet with an optional pen and an “keyboard portfolio case.”

The whole thing weighs 1.6 pounds. Other features include an IPS display and a dual-core Tegra 2 processor. It also sports dual cameras, one in front and one in back, 16/32/64GB storage, USB 2.0, Micro USB, a mini HDMI port and an SD card slot. Wi-Fi and 3G models will be available. Sounds like a great tablet.

Luke Skywalker Jacket with Yavin Medal

Posted in Star Wars by Conner Flynn on April 24th, 2011

Fans of Star Wars will recognize this jacket right away, but the rest of you will need an explanation. This is the jacket worn by Luke at the end of episode 4, after the death star was destroyed and it was time to give out some medals.

Now you can own this awesome replica for just $148.50. Not a bad price for such a good replica. I hope everyone doesn’t show up at the next Star Wars convention wearing one though. That would be pretty embarrassing. Wait. Nothing embarrasses you guys.

Archos 7c Android tablet ships

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on April 24th, 2011

The Archos 7-inch Android tablet which first showed up in January is now shipping, so if you have been waiting, you won’t have to wait any longer. To refresh your memory, the Archos 7c features Android 2.1 and a 7-inch 800×400 capacitive touchscreen display as well as 8GB of RAM and it is expandable with a microSDHC slot.

The device supports 720p video playback at 30fps and supports video formats like .mpa, .mkv, .mov, and .flv. Audio support includes MP3, WMA, WAV3, APE, OGG, FLAC and AAC3. The USB port can also act as either a slave or host and incorporates Wi-Fi 802.11b/g.

Doctor Who Chess Set

Posted in Games by Conner Flynn on April 24th, 2011

If you love Doctor Who and also love chess, then here is your next purchase my geek friend. It will cost you £30 and features characters from series five. So it is almost as if you can change what happened in series five, through chess.

It’s available for pre-order right now and features all cast members and of course the Tardis. Come along Pond! Time to play some chess and stick it to the bad guys.