Archive for May, 2011

Budweiser Nun Chucks

Posted in Weapons by Conner Flynn on May 22nd, 2011

Let’s say you want go all Bruce Lee on someone, but in a redneck sort of way. Well, for that occasion, look no further than these Budweiser Nun Chucks. They are the creation of Kai Tsien-Williams and Chen Chen. To make the beat down of some poor guy even worse, these Budweiser cans are actually filled with cement. Which is kind of appropriate since that’s where he will end up.

They are for sale right now, we just aren’t sure where. Maybe that’s a good thing. I don’t think we need many of these in the world. Although they seem easy enough to make.

TDK Life On Record Sound Cube

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on May 22nd, 2011

The TDK Life on Record Sound Cube packs in two 5 1/4-inch coaxial drivers that deliver space-filling sound in a unique, compact design. It also has an equalizer to visualize your music with and retro rotary dials to control everything. It’s a speaker system, it’s a cube.

Digital data streaming allows premium audio decoding and playback while it’s charging your Apple iPod and iPhone. Other features include a 3.5mm audio jack, a USB port and Apple’s 30-Pin dock connector. We love the look of this one.

Clickfree C2 Rugged External HDD Can Take A Fall

Posted in External Hard Drives by Conner Flynn on May 22nd, 2011

Storage Appliance Corporation has announced the new Clickfree C2 Rugged portable HDD. This storage device passes U.S. Military Standard Transit Drop Test (MIL-STD 801F Method 516.5 Procedurte IV) and will continue to work even after accidental drops from 48-inches. That’s pretty tough.

It has a sturdy rubber outer sleeve as well as inner shock absorbers. If you are accident prone, make sure you pick one up. The Clickfree C2 Rugged uses a patented EASY Run feature to automatically start, search, organize and backup a computer’s data as soon as you are connected to a PC or Mac, which is another nice feature.

HP TouchPad 32GB WiFi Now Available At Walmart

Posted in HP by Conner Flynn on May 22nd, 2011

That’s right. Now when you are stocking up on all of your other supplies at Walmart, you can also pick up the HP TouchPad 32GB WiFi for $599. To refresh your memory, the HP TouchPad features a 9.7-inch (1024x 768) touchscreen display, a fast 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera.

Other features include an accelerometer, a light sensor, Bluetooth, a micro-USB port, a 3.5mm headset jack and a 6300mAh battery. At least you can get it all at one place.

UltraLink UFi UCube USB Speaker

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on May 22nd, 2011

The UltraLink UFi UCube USB Speaker looks like an intercom or something from an old Sci-Fi movie. No wonder we like it. It comes from Ultralink/XLO Products and this portable speaker uses a DSP-controlled power supply, allowing the special Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR) driver to pump out 15 Watts of peak power with a 170-degree listening angle.

Not bad right? That aluminum stand puts the speaker at just the right angle for your listening enjoyment. The UltraLink UFi UCube USB speaker will set you back $149.99.

Sharp AQUOS Hybrid 007SH: World’s first Clamshell Android phone

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on May 22nd, 2011

Though it isn’t something I would brag about, Sharp’s latest offering, the AQUOS Hybrid 007SH captures 3D Photos and videos and is the world’s first clamshell phone to run the Android OS. The phone also features a 3.4″ WVGA 3D New Mobile ASV touchscreen.

Other features include a 16.10 megapixel rear camera with a high-definition 720p video recording mode, AQUOS TV connector, WiFi, Bluetooth and Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). It also has an attractive IPX5/IPX7 waterproof body that keeps it safe in water. The phone’s keypad also has ergonomically placed keys to make typing easier.

Switching off the lights can be as simple as a high five

Posted in Concepts by Conner Flynn on May 22nd, 2011

Having problems with your lights? Need a hand? Well, designer Da Deng is here to help, literally giving you a hand with the high five switch. This switch is shaped like a hand and even has a skin-like texture. All you need to do is high five it like it is your bestest buddy and the lights will go off or on.

It’s called the Bye-5 switch. Make sure you use it when exiting the room. It should be noted that it will do the high five, but not to the side and also not down low, you’re too slow.

Verizon Droid 3 Details Leak

Posted in Motorola by Conner Flynn on May 22nd, 2011

We’ve known that the Droid 3 is coming soon, but we really didn’t know many details about the device. Now thanks to the folks at Techno Buffalo and their reliable source, we have some details. The Droid 3 will feature a 4″ qHD display as suspected and there will also be a keyboard that features a 5th row of buttons for dedicated number buttons.

Other features include a dual-core processor(We aren’t sure if it will be an NVIDIA Tegra 2 or a TI OMAP SoC), an HDMI out port, a front facing camera and a rear 8 mp camera. It should arrive in June. Nothing on pricing however. And sadly this won’t be a part of Verizon’s 4G LTE network.

HP Pavilion g6s laptop with Sandy Bridge

Posted in HP by Conner Flynn on May 22nd, 2011

HP has already announced several new Sandy Bridge laptops this month and here is another. The Pavilion g6s features a 15.6-inch display with 1,366 x 768 resolution and your choice of Core i3, i5 or i7 Sandy Bridge processors.

Some other specs include up 6GB of RAM, up to a 750GB hard drive, optional Radeon HD 6470M graphics, even your choice of four different color options. It will also have a starting price of just $550.

HTC Evo 3D, View 4G available for pre-order at Sprint

Posted in Sprint by Conner Flynn on May 22nd, 2011

Here’s some good news for Sprint customers who are waiting for the HTC Evo 3D. The carrier has confirmed that you can reserve the WiMAX handset by visiting a Sprint-owned retail store and buying a $50 gift card. We still don’t know when you’ll be able to get the device in-hand though. Same goes for pricing.

Sprint is also taking names for the Evo View 4G tablet and, like the 3D, that $50 deposit can be used. We just wish we knew when we might expect it if we are going to pre-order a phone.

Hyperkin’s PS3 Remotext does it all

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on May 22nd, 2011

The PSN is finally back up and we’ve been playing our butts off, messaging and just celebrating in general. And now Hyperkin has unveiled their Remotext for PS3 which is a remote, a controller and a keypad. There’s a slide-out Blu-ray remote panel, QWERTY keypad and two analog nubs with and gaming controls.

It doesn’t look like there are rear triggers though, and no Bluetooth connectivity, but it does come with a wireless USB receiver and rechargeable battery. Maybe not great for serious gaming, but it will do for those who watch a bunch of movies. The Remotext will be shown off at E3. Nothing on pricing or availability yet.

10 Silverlight Movies Coming To Windows Phone 7

Posted in movies by Conner Flynn on May 20th, 2011

Paramount Digital Entertainment has announced that it will be bringing ten new movies exclusively to Windows Phone 7. The first of these films are available to download today, from the Windows Phone Marketplace. The new Silverlight Enhanced Movie applications will allow users to watch, share and interact with popular Paramount Pictures movies.

A new movie app will launch every week and these include : True Grit, The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, Waiting For “Superman,” The Last Airbender, Zoolander, Gi Joe: The Rise Of Cobra, Beowulf and The Italian Job. They will be available in the U.S., Canada, UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain. Most of those are not the best movies and not that new, but at least there should be something for everyone to like.

Logitech Tablet Keyboard For iPad And Android Tablets

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on May 20th, 2011

Logitech is ready to launch this wireless keyboard for Apple’s iPad and Android tablets. This one is aimed at business users, as the keyboard-and-stand combo is designed to travel easily, set up quickly and get some work done wherever you go.

The keyboard pairs with your tablet over Bluetooth, allowing you to use it on your desk, lap or anywhere within 30 feet of your tablet, which is very handy. The Logitech Tablet Keyboard will cost you $69.99.

HTC Flyer hits Best Buy on May 22nd for $500

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

The 16GB 7-inch Flyer from HTC is headed to Best Buy this week, where they will exclusively launch the WiFi-only Android tablet in the US. Sunday May 22nd is the big day and the price is $500. Normally the stylus ships in the retail box,but it will be missing from the Best Buy bundle, costing an extra $80.

The HTC Flyer will be available online and at all physical Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile stores. So will you be getting one? If so, what about the stylus?

HTC Trophy Windows Phone 7 Smartphone Hits Verizon on May 26th

Posted in HTC by Conner Flynn on May 19th, 2011

We know that you’ve been waiting and now Verizon Wireless has announced that the new HTC Trophy will be available on May 26th for $149.99 after a $50 mail in rebate. Of course you will also need to sign up to a new 24 month contract with Verizon.

To refresh your memory, the HTC Trophy is a Windows Phone 7 smartphone with a 3.8 inch WVGA touchscreen display, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, and a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and an LED flash that can record HD video in 720p.