Archive for June, 2011

HTC Thunderbolt Wireless Charging Battery Cover Hits Verizon

Posted in HTC by Reuben Drake on June 27th, 2011

If you have an HTC Thunderbolt you might be interested in this new accessory that is now available. The official Verizon Wireless Charging Battery Cover. With the cover installed you don’t have to use wires to charge up.

Once the battery cover is installed just sit the smartphone on the charging base. The battery cover costs $29.99 and is in stores right now. It makes life a tad easier and we like that. The charge base is $70.

Google Nexus Prime

Posted in Samsung by Reuben Drake on June 27th, 2011

We knew that Google was working on a new Nexus smartphone and now we have some news. According to BGR, Google’s first Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone will be called the Nexus Prime, and it will be made by Samsung. The display is expected to feature a 720p resolution, and it looks like it will be a Super AMOLED HD display, and feature a dual core 1.2GHz or 1.5Ghz OMAP 4460 processor.

It will be the first to launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Other features include 1GB of RAM and a five megapixel camera that will be able to record full High Definition video in 1080p. It sounds pretty tasty so far.

Philips Fidelio DS8800W AirPlay-enabled Speaker System

Posted in Philips by Reuben Drake on June 27th, 2011

Philips has debuted the modern looking Fidelio DS8800W AirPlay-enabled speaker system. This speaker features a total output power of 2x15W RMS, neodymium drivers, and even bass pipes for enhanced bass reproduction.

Some other features include a remote control and built-in Wi-Fi for AirPlay music streaming. It will cost you about $400 when it arrives in July 2011, which is right around the corner. Are you interested in this one?

Jabra EASYCALL Bluetooth Headset

Posted in Bluetooth by Reuben Drake on June 27th, 2011

Jabra has a new Bluetooth headset for the US market: the EASYCALL. This headset allows you to make and take calls easily and provides great sound quality when doing so. With the Multiuse functionality, you can connect to two Bluetooth devices at the same time.

The Jabra EASYCALL also uses Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology to deliver the crystal clear sound that you want. It is available in AT&T stores for $32.

Infinite Loop Tablet/Phone Stand mounts your tablet anywhere, on anything

Posted in Tablet PC by Reuben Drake on June 27th, 2011

The Infinite Loop Tablet/Phone Stand is an ergonomic, portable and generally useful stand for tablets and smartphones. That’s because it can be molded into any shape and if you need it for something else you can use the suction caps and adjustable side clips.

When you are done, the whole stand can be rolled up into a circle and put away. Tim Gushue needs just $27,500 to make it a reality. If you donate more than $19, you are in the pre-order pool automatically. Nice idea.

Sonic the Hedgehog cake

Posted in Games by Reuben Drake on June 27th, 2011

It’s been awhile since we featured a cool geeky cake and this one qualifies. Makes me hungry just looking at it. If I could, I would run circles around this cake like Sonic himself as I gobbled up those rings, that icing and all the rest of it.

And I wouldn’t share. This would strictly be a one player game. It would be delicious. Sega-licious.

Mitsubishi HDTV with built-in Blu-ray and hard disk recorder

Posted in Mitsubishi by Conner Flynn on June 27th, 2011

Most of us have many separate components for our home theater setup, but some prefer the convenience of having everything in a single device to keep things tidy. Mitsubishi has answered the call with an all-in-one system that consists of an HDTV that comes with a built-in Blu-ray and hard disk recorder, among other features.

The REAL LCD-22BLR500 is an all-in-one package 22-inch HD television set that comes with a digital TV tuner, a Blu-ray recorder that features a 500GB hard disk and support for AVCREC.

Mr Bump Alarm Clock

Posted in Clocks by Conner Flynn on June 27th, 2011

If you hate getting up in the morning(Don’t we all?) then this alarm clock is for you. The Mr Bump Alarm Clock may look like a South Park character, but he’s actually from the Mr Men series of children’s books. Apparently he bumps into things a lot.

As soon as the Mr Bump Alarm Clock goes off, just pick him up and throw him against the wall, and the alarm will stop. But hey that’s true of most alarm clocks if you throw it hard enough. Just $15.

Unofficial Android MP3 Speakers

Posted in Android by Conner Flynn on June 27th, 2011

These Android MP3 speakers may look like the real deal, but they appear to have “gotge” written on them, not Google. We don’t even care. They are still adorable.

Each one has a small full-range driver built into the bottom, and they also have colorful LEDs around the neck that light up when the music is playing. Pushing the droid’s head starts and stops the music, and turning it left or right adjusts the volume.

Slim ASUS Eee PC X101 coming next month

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on June 27th, 2011

That super thin Eee PC X101 is getting ready to arrive at retail in July. That’s when you’ll be able to pick one up for $199. (That’s the MeeGo version) There’s also the Windows 7 versions (X101H) starting at just $310.

To refresh your memory, it features a 1.33GHz, single-core Atom N435, a six-cell battery, and a small SSD (probably 16GB). Do you want one? Looks sweet in red.

Nokia’s N950 torn apart by FCC

Posted in Nokia by Conner Flynn on June 26th, 2011

Looks like the FCC has already torn apart Nokia’s new MeeGo development phone. And it looks like the rumors of watered-down N9 specs are true, except for a 12-megapixel camera, which is a nice addition.

The N950′s official specs list an 8-megapixel camera, so this is certainly a bonus. And the N950 obviously has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The non-user-accessible BL-4D battery is lower capacity than the N9, at 1,320 mAh.

OnLive Viewer for the HTC Flyer lets you watch others game

Posted in gaming accessories by Conner Flynn on June 26th, 2011

Are you a video game voyeur? If so, here’s some good news. But first, OnLive plans to launch Android and iOS apps later this year that will let you stream PS3, Xbox, and other console-quality video games from a central server. The new apps will let you play games using a virtual on-screen gamepad or an optional Bluetooth controller. Now to what you want to hear, or in this case, see. While you are waiting for those apps, OnLive already has an iPad app that lets you watch games that others are playing. You peeping gaming Toms you.

The company has released its first OnLive Viewer app for Android, for the HTC Flyer tablet. Looks like it also works on several other devices too, including the NOOK Color, HTC Thunderbolt, Desire HD, Evo 4G, and Droid X.

Japanese PSN Still Down

Posted in PS3 by Conner Flynn on June 26th, 2011

Sony’s troubles still continue. The Japanese government is giving Sony a hard time over the PSN outage still, two months after. They still have not allowed Sony to bring PSN back online until they have certain assurances. These are assurances that the Japanese government has been requesting since May and Sony isn’t giving them a time frame for their implementation.

They simply want preventative measures and Sony isn’t cooperating or communicating. Sony needs to be bending over backwards to win people over once again, so this is pretty stupid on their part.

Pioneer Computers DreamVision PC DH61 All-In-one Desktop PC

Posted in Desktop PCs by Conner Flynn on June 26th, 2011

Pioneer Computers Australia is offering their latest all-in-one desktop PC called the DreamVision PC DH61. It will save you some space on your desk and features a 21.5-inch 1920 x 1080 multi-touch LCD screen, a 2nd Generation Intel Core i3/i5 processor, and Intel integrated or NVIDIA 310M 512MB graphics card.

It also packs in up to 8GB DDR3 RAM, up to a 500GB hard drive, a 1.3-megapixel webcam, a DVD writer or Blu-ray drive, a 4-in-1 card reader, a TV tuner (optional), WiFi and 2x 5W built-in speakers. Starts at $1,399.

Ekoore Python Touchscreen Tablet

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

Ekoore has introduced a new touchscreen tablet called the Python. They hope it will squeeze all other tablets out of the market, but we doubt it. It’s powered by either Microsoft Windows 7 or Linux Ubuntu and has a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N455 processor and Intel GMA 3150 graphics.

The Python also features an SSD, three USB ports, a mini HDMI port, WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G support. The battery will deliver around 4 hours of operation time. Sadly there’s no info on pricing at the moment.