Archive for June, 2011

Toshiba’s Camileo P100 and B10 hit the U.S.

Posted in Camcorders by Conner Flynn on June 14th, 2011

Toshiba has some new camcorder news today. The Camileo P100 and B10 models it announced for Europe, Africa, and the Middle East are now on sale in the good old US.

Both camcorders shoot 1080p video and 16 megapixel stills. The pistol-shaped P100 adds 5X optical zoom, which is not common for a pocket cam. The P100 is available now for $180 and the Flip-inspired B10 can be had for $120. Any takers?

Nintendo sells millionth 3DS unit in Japan

Posted in Nintendo 3DS by Conner Flynn on June 13th, 2011

A million in Japanese sales is pretty awesome, but even Satoru Iwata admits that the 3DS isn’t doing quite as well as they had hoped. It took a little while but Nintendo’s 3DS handheld hit the million mark after 13 weeks, which is a long time compared to the original dual-screen handheld, which accomplished this in four.

In comparison, the PSP sold its first million in about seven weeks. The 3DS could still hit the top spot, but remember, the PlayStation Vita is coming. They should be scared.

Inflatable Pillow Tie

Posted in Apparel by Conner Flynn on June 13th, 2011

Working in the office can be tiring. If only you were wearing something that could inflate into a pillow. Well, you can. The pillow tie is a neck tie pillow. If you get tired just blow it up and lay your head down for a little nap.

Sure, it doesn’t look that great, but your nap is more important than looks. A tie is a tie, but being refreshed by taking a little siesta is priceless. Or in this case $19.99.

Microsoft gives the Xbox 360 Slim a hardware update

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on June 13th, 2011

Microsoft is planning another hardware update for the Xbox 360. This new update is all under the hood and won’t affect the look of the machine very much if at all. New Xbox 360 slim consoles will come with a new System on a Chip that will put the CPU, GPU, system memory and I/O logic all on the same piece of silicon.

This should make the console quieter, allow it to have an even smaller power pack and also generate less heat. It will actually be cheaper to manufacture than the old multi-chip system, so Microsoft will make more profit on each console sold.

Travel in comfort with the Sofa Bike

Posted in Personal Transport by Conner Flynn on June 13th, 2011

Sofa transport. That’s what we’ve been waiting for. The Sofa Bike is the creation of Jacek Holubowicz and was recently displayed at the International Design Festival in Berlin. It has two separate 8 gear hubs, hydraulic brakes which are operated by the front handlebar and dynamic chain steering.

We want one. It would get us off the couch- Wait, no. It also has a built in stereo, a 17 mAh battery, and a convertible roof that can be folded down.

SoCool X7 Android Tablet

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on June 13th, 2011

Chinese-based SoCool (We can’t vouch for their coolness factor) is showing off their newest Android tablet called the X7. The device sports a 7.0-inch 800 x 480 multi-touch display, a MALI400 GPU, 512MB DDR2 RAM, and 8GB of flash storage.

Other features include a microSD card slot (up to 32GB), 1080p Full HD video playback, WiFi, a mini USB port, an HDMI port, a 3800mAh battery and Android 2.2 OS. No info on pricing or a release date yet.

Acer Revo RL100 Media Center Now Available In The U.S.

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on June 13th, 2011

Acer has announced that the Acer Revo RL100 media center is now available in the United States. The device connects directly to your TV via an HDMI port and will integrate with your high-definition 5.1 channel surround sound system.

Other features include a 1.3GHz AMD Athlon II K325 processor, 750GB SATA hard drive, 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, Dolby Home Theater v3 and the next generation nVidia ION discrete graphics with support for 1080p/720p HD video playback and Web HD Flash acceleration. It comes with a dual-mode wireless touchpad/keyboard and is available for $499.99.

Mai Metal Portable Speaker

Posted in Speakers by Conner Flynn on June 13th, 2011

If you are looking for a lightweight speaker to travel with you, why not check out the Mai Metal Portable Speaker. It’s a lightweight speaker that features a 1.5 Watt amplifier and a built-in rechargeable Li-Polymer battery that delivers enough juice for up to 8-hours of music.

The speaker connects to your portable CD player, MP3 player, music phone, laptop, iPod and iPhone via a 3.5-mm audio jack. The Mai Metal Portable Speaker is just $29.99.

Onkyo TW317A7PH Windows 7 Tablet Priced

Posted in Tablet PC by Conner Flynn on June 13th, 2011

Remember the Onkyo TW317A7PH Windows 7 tablet that we first told you about back in April? Well it is finally available in the Japanese market.

The device is priced at about $1,300. If that sounds good, it is powered by a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor with an Intel 82801HBM chipset, a webcam, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antennas, two USB 2.0 ports, an SD/SDHC/SDXC card slot, a stereo mini jack port and an HDMI Mini output.

iLive Clock Radio iPhone dock

Posted in iPhone Accessories by Conner Flynn on June 13th, 2011

Here is an iPhone dock that cleverly uses the iPhone’s display. The iLive Clock Radio Dock has a clock face with no 12, but when you dock your iPhone it becomes a whole clock, with all of the numbers and clock hands.

It will charge your iPhone and act as a clock at the same time. Only problem is that when your phone is not docked, it is a useless clock missing the 12. Still, it’s pretty cool for $49.99. What do you think?

Acer Iconia Tab A501 for AT&T hits the FCC

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on June 13th, 2011

You might remember that in March, AT&T announced plans to offer Acer’s Iconia Tab A501, which is a 3G version of Acer’s A500 Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet. Well, now the A501 passed through the FCC, with support for AT&T’s GSM 850 and 1900 bands, as well as WCDMA II and V bands. FCC test reports also show support for HSUPA and HSDPA protocols, but there is no mention of HSPA+.

AT&T will release the A501 in the second quarter of 2011, so we should see the device very soon even though we have no info on pricing.

Toshiba Thrive now available for pre-order

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on June 13th, 2011

Toshiba has announced June 13th for pre-order availability of the Thrive Android 3.1 tablet. It’s a 10-inch Tegra 2 tablet with 1280 x 800 resolution, dual cameras (5 megapixel on the back, 2 megapixel up front), 1GB of RAM, and a 23WHr battery.

Other features include HDMI, USB 2.0 and SD card slots. You can even swap the Easy Grip back and replace the battery if you like. The 8GB Thrive is $430, while the 16GB unit is $480 and the 32GB is $580. You can order from Toshiba or Amazon, Best Buy or Office Direct, with deliveries expected in mid-July.

Logitech G400 optical gaming mouse available for pre-order

Posted in Mouse by Conner Flynn on June 13th, 2011

Logitech’s MX518 optical gaming mouse has been around for awhile, and it is finally getting an upgrade as the new G400. The outside design hasn’t changed much. It’s grey in color and has a cable that’s “thinner and twenty-five percent lighter.”

The new stuff is all on the inside. The optical sensor is two times as sensitive with a maximum 3,600 DPI resolution that maintains a tracking speed of 140 inches per second. If you drop $50 you can get a pre-order from Logitech in the US and it will be available on June 19th.

USB Bombshell MP3 Player

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on June 12th, 2011

Looking for something unique in an mp3 player? This one is the bomb. Literally. The USB Bombshell MP3 Player is shaped like a bundle of dynamite sticks. The portable speaker also doubles as a MP3 player. Features include: Getting you detained at the airport, a USB port, SD card Slot and it will connect to all iPods, MP3, CD players, notebook, mobile phones and other digital products with the 3.5mm stereo audio connector.

The USB Bombshell MP3 player retails for $43. Time to blow up your tunes.

Gears of War 3 edition 320GB Xbox 360 available for pre-order

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on June 12th, 2011

Have you been drooling over that Gears Of War Xbox 360? Well Amazon on Sunday began taking pre-orders for the special edition Xbox 360. The Gears of War 3 Limited Edition features blood red artwork and even has custom startup and disc eject sounds. You also get a 320GB hard drive and a second wireless controller.

It comes with a copy of GOW3 and special downloadable content too. Fans of the game will want to get their order in early and make sure they get one.